What: A celebration of the launch of the 2017 hiking season and Silver City, the CDT’s first Gateway Community!

When: April 28-30, 2017

Where: Various locations in and around downtown Silver City, NM

Who: Past, present, and future hikers. Anyone who loves the outdoors, or has a thirst for adventure!

Schedule of Events:


Seminars and Presentations at the Seedboat Gallery:

  • 9am – An Introduction to the Continental Divide Trail
  • 10am – Natural History of New Mexico
  • 11am – Navigation with Jerry Brown
  • 12pm – Thru-Hiking for the Working Stiff
  • 1pm – Hike ‘Em While You Got ‘Em: Public Lands Under Attack
  • 2pm – Gear Demos with Vasque & Toaks
  • 3pm – Trail Stories: Allgood’s 2016 CDT Thru-Hike
  • 4pm-6pm – Happy Hour & Gear Raffle at Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery


    8am – Youth Mural Walk – Meets at Javalina Coffee House and ends at Murray Ryan Visitor’s Center.

    10am-4pm – “Base Camp” – live music, food trucks, gear vendors, and more! Morning Star parking lot, College & Bullard.

    Seminars and Presentations at the Seedboat Gallery:

  • 9am – Grant County Search & Rescue
  • 10am – Trail Stories: Women & Long-Distance Hiking
  • 11am – TBA
  • 2pm – Risks & Rewards on the CDT
  • 1pm – Navigation with Guthook
  • 2pm – The Arizona Trail
  • 3pm – Thru-Hiker Panel
  • 5pm – Parade from the Seedboat to the Little Toad

    7:30pm – Keynote Presentation at the Murray Hotel. Shawn “Pepper” Forry will recount his daring 2015 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail – in the dead of winter.


    10am – Community Hike – Gomez Peak. 3.35 miles.

    4pm – Open Mic at Little Toad Creek. Come share a story, a song, or something unique!


    Q: Do I have to register or pay to attend any of the events?
    A: Nope! Trail Days is free and open to the public.

    Q: How do I get to Silver City? Where should I stay, and what should I eat?
    A: Visit our Silver City web page for suggestions.

    Q: Can I volunteer to help with Trail Days?
    A: Definitely. Click here to sign up.

    Q: Will I get free socks?
    A: Probably.

    For more information, contact:
    Jenny Gaeng, CDTC Gateway Community Coordinator

    Trail Days is grateful for the support of returning title sponsor Vasque Footwear, as well as retailers Gossamer Gear, Granite Gear, Toaks Outdoors, Osprey Backpacks, Backpackers Pantry, Darn Tough Socks, Leki, Atlas Guides, and many more.

    The event is made possible by local partners Gila Hike & Bike, Morning Star Sports, the Market Café, Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, the Town of Silver City, the Silver City Arts and Cultural District, and its many attendees and volunteers.