(Outlaw Rock at Stolen Horse Canyon, Mesilla Jail at Billy the Kid Gift Shop, Historic Fort Selden)
This tour follows Billy the Kid’s trail past his most
notorious hideouts, one at the Old Mesilla plaza and the other at Outlaw Rock
in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Outlaw Rock is in Faulkner
Canyon (also known as Stolen Horse Canyon) where Billy and his gang left their
mark, then back to Old Mesilla where Billy escaped from jail on the historic
plaza. In Mesilla you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch during one of the Town’s
signature festivals, Diez y Seis de Septiembre. Western history and cultural
flair meet natural beauty in Faulkner Canyon and the Robledo Mountains Wilderness.
We will all meet at the Mesilla Town Hall parking lot at the designated times. (They do have bathroom facilities at the town hall). We will walk a short distance over to the Plaza to the old jail building and go over the history of the old Plaza in the days of Billy the Kid.
Our van will pick everyone up at the Plaza where we will head out to Fort Selden to walk through the museum at the fort and how it played a part in the days of the wild west.
We will transfer vehicles for a short 4-wheel drive run up Stolen horse canyon to stop at Outlaw Rock, an ancient volcanic “plug”, which from its height, Billy could survey the surrounding areas, looking for a Sheriffs posse or an opportunity!
After a talk at the rock, we will load back up and head back into Mesilla to have a delicious lunch at Andele’s!
Date and Time: Sunday, September 18th 9am-12pm.
Meeting Location: Mesilla Town Hall Parking Lot (online map
included). 2231 Avenida de Mesilla.
Participant Limit: 8 per tour, 3 scheduled tours
Age Range: 5+
What You Need to Bring: Hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, a fun spirit!
Cost: $69/person. (Includes lunch)