High Desert

trail camp


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Come join Tanawha Adventures and Sally McRae for an epic five day high desert trail running experience in Northern New Mexico.  Based out of Ghost Ranch, former home of Georgia O'Keefe, runs will take you to the top of gorgeous mesa's, through stunning canyons, and past pristine high elevation forest.  A typical day will start with a healthy, locally sourced, breakfast and a short pre-run meeting. Each run will be approximately 8-11 miles in length with anywhere between 1,000 - 2,000 ft of elevation gain over varied terrain.  The afternoons will include a variety of activities including: workshops, site seeing, and relaxing at camp.  Exciting evening activities will include special events, campfires, beer, and dining together at some of the best restaurants/breweries in Santa Fe and the surrounding area.



Date: Sep 29th - Oct 3rd, 2021


Is This Camp a Good Fit For Me?

  • Trail runners of varying abilities are welcome to the camp.

  • Pacers/Guides are provided for each run to accommodate varying paces; however, this is NOT a hiking camp. If you're still unsure about pace, please contact us directly and we can help you decide.

  • This is not a "Hell Week" style fitness camp; however, we would like you to arrive to camp ready to run 8-11 miles each day with roughly 1000-2000 feet of gain. 

  • Please do not arrive injured out of respect for yourself and others.

  • Our goal for each run is to show you some of the most beautiful trails in Northern New Mexico. You can expect varying terrain; rocky and smooth terrain, single-track, mud, jaw-dropping views, technicolor landscapes, and much more!

  • Camp sits at roughly 6500 feet and most of our runs will be spent between an elevation of 7000-9000 feet. You might feel slightly affected by the thinner air.

Arrival and Departure

Check in at camp is from 1 - 4pm on Wednesday, Sep 29th. Runners can fly into Santa Fe Regional Airport and a complimentary shuttle from the airport to camp will run at 2:30pm. Please plan your flights accordingly. Runs and all other activities will begin at 4pm on Sep 29th and wrap up the morning of Oct 3rd. Runners can plan to fly out the afternoon of Sunday, Oct 3rd with a shuttle from camp to the airport leaving at 9am. 


A healthy breakfast bar each morning, delicious lunches, and evening dinners out on the town are all provided. In addition, cabins will be stocked with snacks, beer, waters, and hydrating beverages in the kitchen.


Our base will be at beautiful Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.  This is cabin style lodging with up to one roommate in a comfortable room with bed linens and towels provided. The lodge is designed with common bath facilities, kitchen and lounge space.




  • Registration -​ $1795

  • A $600 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  The remaining balance is due by Aug 15th, 2021.

Included in Your Registration

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights Lodging

  • Ground Transportation (to and from the airport; and to all camp activities/runs)

  • All meals, including dinners out on the town (alcohol not included)

  • Workshops

  • Guided Runs/Coaching by professional runner

  • Specially planned evening events

  • $500+ worth of incredible swag from sponsors 

  • Amazing high desert and mountain scenery 

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to share trails with likeminded folks in a beautiful location on gorgeous trails while learning invaluable tips on how to become a stronger more balanced runner

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