NMBR Expeditions, Overland Adventures & EXP-4WD Training - NMBR's 2020 Schedule

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Go Boldly, Prepared, and With Confidence - Go With NMBR! - Whether you are a novice, seasoned professional, or have completed multiple expeditions across the globe, NMBR will provide you with an experience that suits your comfort level, background, and vehicle.

The self-sufficient and educational aspect of NMBR’s guided overland adventures, expeditions, and in-field EXP-4WD training programs challenges and prepares individuals for their future four-wheel drive and overland based endeavors.

New Mexico Black Range provides both scheduled and custom-tailored tours and training services to accommodate a wide variety of enthusiasts and professionals. NMBR’s Scheduled Overland Tour & Overland Training: NMBR's 2020 guided overland adventures, expeditions, and in-field EXP-4WD training programs lineup includes ten different offerings. See NMBR’s 2020 schedule summary below, visit www.newmexicoblackrange.com, or email NMBR for details and registration.

Scheduled Overland Adventures, Expeditions & EXP-4WD Training - 2020 Schedule

February 2020 – Winter Gila Overland (Weekender) – Friday, February 21st through Sunday, February 23rd | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 190 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet | The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (four day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided sections of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range of the Gila National Forest and rugged segments of the Great Divide Trail. Winter Gila Overland details can be found HERE.

March 2020 – Spring Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD]
– Friday, March 20th through Sunday, March 22nd | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive. Spring Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD] details can be found at NMBR's new website HERE.

Rescheduled / New Dates: Ghost Divide Expedition [GDE]:
Sunday, May 9th through Thursday, May 13th, 2021 - Adventure to the Overland Expo West leading to the 2021 Overland Expo West | New Mexico & Arizona | 5 Days | 500 Miles | Elev. 4,250 to 9,000 ft. | Route and experience featured by TCT and FOURWHEELER Magazines. The Ghost Divide Expedition will begin in Southern New Mexico and lead to Flagstaff, Arizona via backroads. Areas of exploration will include Continental Divide, Gila National Forest, White Mountains, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Rim Country, and Coconino National Forest. Ghost Divide Expedition details can be found HERE.

June 2020 – Summer Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD] – Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive. Summer Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD] details can be found at NMBR's new website HERE.

July 2020 – River to the Sky Expedition – Friday, July 24th through Monday, July 27th | Southern Colorado & Northern New Mexico | 4 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 250-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 6,500 to 12,500 ft. | Since 2014, NMBR has been scouting and building an overland traversal that captivates the best of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado’s backcountry. The River to the Sky Expedition charts the Rio Grande River’s path from the Taos Plateau to its headwaters high above tree line. Areas of exploration will include Sangre de Christo Mountains, Taos Plateau, San Luis Valley, San Juan Mountains, and Continental Divide. This four-day 4WD adventure will conclude in Silverton, Colorado. Details for the River to the Sky Expedition can be found HERE.

August 2020 – Rockies Road Trip – Monday, August 24th through Thursday August 27th | NMBR's Colorado’s Colorado High-Country Traversal | Approximate route distance 250 Miles | Rocky Mountain Highlands | Approximate elevation range 7,000 to 12,900 ft. | NMBR's all-new Rockies Road Trip will zig-zag across Colorado’s backroads over high mountain passes, along rushing rivers, and through colorful mountain towns. Landscape features will include canyons, chaparral, dense forest, and alpine tundra. Details for the Rockies Road Trip can be found on NMBR's new website HERE.

September 2020 – El Coyote Expedition (Epic Weekender) – Friday, September 18th through Sunday, September 20th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 325 to 350-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,375 to 9,000-Feet | New Mexico Backroads’ newest Gila traversal is geared towards overlanders with moderate to advanced experience levels. The El Coyote Overland will include a faster pace, fewer educational sessions, and longer drive days than NMBR’s other Gila-based adventures. Areas of exploration will include Black Range, Mogollon Mountains, Tularosa Mountains, and Continental Divide. El Coyote Expedition details can be found at NMBR's new website HERE.

September 2020 – Fall Camino del Tesoro Overland – Monday, September 28th through Thursday, October 1st | Northern New Mexico | 4 Days | 325 Miles | Elev. 6,500 to 11,200 ft. | NMBR’s Camino del Tesoro Overland will traverse the scenic high-country of northern New Mexico during the fall season—when the aspens are golden and the air is crisp. Route featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Overland Journal “Southwest Treasure Hunt”. Areas of exploration will include San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide, Taos Plateau, Sangre de Christo Mountains, and Valle Vidal. Camino del Tesoro Overland details can be found HERE.

October 2020 – Fall Gila Overland (Weekender) – Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Day Extended Weekend Trip | Approximate Route Distance: 180 to 225-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,175 to 8,250-Feet | The Gila Overland provides a condensed “weekend warrior” version of NMBR’s (four day) Gila Legends Expedition. NMBR has guided parts of this stunningly scenic and landscape diverse route for American Expedition Vehicles, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. Areas of exploration will include Black Range of the Gila National Forest and rugged segments of the Great Divide Trail. Fall Gila Overland details can be found HERE.

November 2020 – Fall Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD]
– Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th | New Mexico’s Gila Region | 3 Days | Approximate Route Distance: 125-Miles | Approximate Elevation Range: 4,250 to 7,875-Feet | New for 2018, NMBR will be providing an overland skills overview program to cover driving techniques and terrain negotiation, vehicle repair/maintenance/preservation, vehicle recovery techniques, field and overland kit assembly, trip planning, and more. The program is geared towards beginner and intermediate level overland enthusiasts looking to gain a solid basis and the confidence necessary to go [well prepared] into their future overland-based adventures. The three day in-field training program will take along a 125-mile overland traverse of the Gila National Forest. NMBR’s Overland Training will feature the same backcountry and overland elements as NMBR’s regular overland tours, but the focus of the three-day course will be educational rather than driving/mileage intensive. Fall Expedition & 4WD Training [EXP-4WD] details can be found on NMBR's new website HERE.

NMBR’s Privately Guided Overland Adventures, Expeditions & EXP-4WD Training:

For those adventurists, groups, agencies, and companies seeking a professionally organized, permitted, and guided overland tour or expedition, NMBR provides custom and private guiding services to suit specific dates, unique preferences, and experience levels. The Gila Legends Expedition (NMBR’s signature privately guided tour), Gila Overland, and El Coyote Expedition, are available for private tour bookings year-round. Exclusive to NMBR's custom and privately guided overland tours and expeditions, is the option to have NMBR provide (full or limited) meal-service arrangements. For companies seeking rugged adventures, and spectacular settings to showcase their product for marketing or media purposes, NMBR can organize and guide an overland tour or expedition to suit. NMBR specializes in special-use permitting for commercial filming and photography on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service public lands. NMBR has organized and guided commercial interest trips for American Expedition Vehicles, Dometic USA, Williams & Helde, and General Motors. More details on NMBR's privately guided overland adventures, expeditions, and EXP-4WD training can be found HERE.