WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?

Orienteering is the sport of navigation, using a highly detailed map. Whether you’re an experienced hiker, competitive runner, or just a family or group out for an activity in a park, this sport helps you improve your navigation each time.

ABOUT THE CLUB

New Mexico Orienteers is a sport orienteering club open to anyone. We held our first meet on June 7, 2003 in Los Alamos. We are affiliated with Orienteering USA (formerly USOF), the United States national affiliate of the International Orienteering Federation. We hold public orienteering meets at many locations in northern New Mexico. We have held meets in the spectacular canyons of Los Alamos (one of New Mexico's most intriguing places), the Santa Fe National Forest, and the stunning Valles Caldera National Preserve. In Albuquerque, our meet locations include the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area at the west foot of Sandia Crest and the Cibola National Forest east of Sandia Crest. Most participants at our meets come from around New Mexico and neighboring states, but vacationing orienteers have come from many other states and several other countries as well.

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