Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter

The Albuquerque Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of that city and north central New Mexico. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

The chapter will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Linnea Hendrickson and Luana Duggan at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 

If you'd like to be more connected with the who and what of Camino events in Albuquerque, seek out our Facebook page at


Spanish for the Camino
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, March 12, 14 and 16, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Announcing Spanish for the Camino facilitated by Albuquerque Chapter coordinataor, Luana Duggan. $5 charge for copies of the handouts. Place to be determined when we know how many will be participating.

We'll meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday (March 12, 14 and 16) afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00. Let us know if you would like us to schedule weekend classes, if you can't make it on weekdays. Contact us at to register or for further information.

Pilgrimage Walk
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

(non-chapter event) The Holy Week pilgrimage to Chimayó is an excellent introduction to the Camino experience and an opportunity to make a trial walk with your backpack.

Pauline Rindone and Regine Dubay will be walking to the Santuario on Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018. Pauline writes, We will meet at the Nambe Catholic Church between 8:30 and 9:00 AM and walk from there. It should be less crowded that day. We welcome other walkers. The mileage is 8.2 miles from the Nambe Catholic Church to the Santuario."

Here is a link with information about the route:

Please contact Pauline if you are interested in joining with this group. or text to 505 603-2256

Spring Gathering Potluck
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:30 - 4:00 PM

The Albuquerque Chapter's Spring Gathering Potluck will be held at the home of Jose and Josephine Padilla in northeast Albuquerque. Please RSVP to Linnea and Luana at for directions. Let us know if you will be walking before the end of September 2018, and would like to be included in the blessing ceremony.

Fall Gathering
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Old Abiquiu Inn
21032 Old Abiquiu Drive
Abiquiu, NM 87510

The Albuquerque Chapter's Fall Gathering Potluck is tentatively scheduled to be held on this date at the Old Abiquiu Inn, home of long-time Camino walker Wanda Roach, in Abiquiu, New Mexico, about a two-hour drive northwest of Albuquerque. Please contact us through for additional information, as we will probably want to do some car-pooling. There will be possibilities for extending the time in Abiquiu with walks and possibe camping. More details to follow!

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at and ask to be connected with a mentor. 

Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. 

Rev 02/21/18