El Coyote Expedition – Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th, 2020 – NMBR's "Master of the Wild" ultra-traverse of the Gila
Overview: Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | Approximate Route Distance: 325 to 350-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,375 to 9,000-Feet | New Mexico Backroads’ newest and boldest Gila traversal is geared towards overlanders with moderate to advanced experience levels. The El Coyote Expedition will include a faster pace, longer drive days, minimal instruction and education sessions, and prove more rigorous than NMBR’s other overland-based adventures. Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Mogollon Mountains, Tularosa Mountains, Elk Mountains, and Continental Divide.
The El Coyote Expedition will take place Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th. Participants will meet the morning of Friday, April 17th in southern New Mexico; the exact departure location and details will be provided during the registration process. Pricing for single driver (single participant) is $589.00 (plus tax). Pricing for each additional participant in vehicle (passengers, second drivers, minors) is $472.00 (plus tax). Please note: Due to the remote setting of NMBR's overland and expedition traversal routes, services of any kind, including cell, fuel, food, water, resupply, and/or medical services may be unavailable for stretches of 225-miles or more (if re-routes occur).
Planning & Preparations: The El Coyote Expedition will require participants to be self-supportive with regards to vehicle, equipment, meals, and supplies. Services or re-supply of any kind, including cell signals, fuel, food, water, or anything remotely civilized, will be unavailable for stretches of up to 225 miles or more (if re-routes occur). Please note: The El Coyote Expedition will take place in the high-country of the Gila National Forest when seasonal temperatures can sometimes drop into the teens and snow is entirely possible. Please understand that driving and camping conditions could be very cold, wet, muddy, and/or snowy during this trip. If these possible conditions don’t appeal to you, or outside of your comfort zone for overland travels, please consider NMBR’s summer and fall based trips instead.