High Adventure Base: Taos, New Mexico

What sets Troop 147 apart? Actually, we believe it is our devotion to Bible-infused outdoor adventure; however, one may argue that a close second is our exclusive High Adventure trip to Taos, New Mexico (early-Summer).

As a troop we’ve completed five treks to date: Summer 2018, 2019, 2021 (OK), 2022, and 2023. You can view photo galleries from some of our treks at the links below:

Summer 2018 Taos Photo Gallery

Summer 2019 Taos Photo Gallery

<Summer 2023 Taos Photo Gallery link here>

  • Where: Taos, New Mexico (Carson National Forest)
  • When: June 21 – 28, 2024
  • Who: Full Troop (Dual Treks: 4 Mile & 20-40 Mile options)
    • Woodlands Trail (Grades K-5) & Nav/Adv (Grades 6-12)

A mountain adventure for the whole troop, focusing on character building, connecting with God’s creation and the ultimate in outdoor skills. Leave as a boy, come back as a man!

  • Day 1: Drive from Dallas to Taos, NM (caravan), the full group stays overnight at a provided home in Taos, NM.
  • Day 2: Hit the trail as a troop. Trek Group A (WT or younger Navs, plus accompanying adults) sets up camp a few miles down the trail.
  • Day 2-5: Trek Group B (Older WT, Navs and Advs) and their accompanying adults continue on a longer 20-mile trek deeper into the mountains. (For 5 days, 4 nights)
  • Day 6: Group B returns down the trail to pick up the Woodlands group at basecamp, then all together back down to the trail head and then to home base in Taos for showers.
  • Day 7 (Optional): Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city of Taos, NM.

More Details, Requirements and Guidelines here: 2024 Fifth Annual Taos High Adventure Trip (Google Doc)

To join us on the 5th Annual Taos Backpacking Trip please do the following:

  1. RSVP in TLC: You and your son(s) please RSVP here in TLC as “Going”: https://www.TrailLifeConnect.com/event/etr3orhbyon…
  2. Registration Form: Complete this form and pay for the food costs ($20 + 3% transaction fees): https://troopdallas.com/taos-trip-payment/
    1. Note: This $20 is only for the price of trail-food that will be distributed to the hikers going on the treks. This does not cover any gas station stops, meals before and after the trek, or other desired trail snacks or gear that you may need.

Note: We have the option for the boys to spend an extra day in Taos, NM to experience the New Mexico culture and other possible adventure activities, before heading back to Dallas. Length of trip can also be flexed to fit the schedules of those who RSVP.

The trip is book-ended with a furnished home for the Trailmen to prep or unwind together; however, the boys and adults spend the majority of the adventure properly ‘roughing it’ in Carson National Forest. This is a time for the troop to bond as patrols, and come away with a very memorable and lasting experience they will take with them the rest of their lives. Primitive camping, hiking, fishing, filtering water from the rivers, devotional time in nature…it’s exactly how God intended.

As with all Troop 147 trips, most electronics stay home, so we can truly connect with God’s wonderful creation and each other. Exceptions made of course for adults and older Trailmen to use cell phones and radios as necessary or for emergency contact.