Follow the Famous Trail of Billy the Kid During This Insightful Walking Tour
Join us for the highly-anticipated Billy the Kids Tour on Saturday, August 24th. This tour follows Billy the Kid’s trail past his most notorious haunts, 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. Old Mesilla is where Billy escaped from jail on the historic Plaza. Experience Western history and the cultural flair of Old Mesilla along with the natural beauty of Faulkner Canyon in the Robledo Mountains Wilderness.
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 the fort played a part in Billy’s life the days of the old Wild West. We will drive over to Old Mesilla, park and 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 and the lively but troubled life of the “Kid”.
We will then visit 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 Sheriff’s posse or an opportunity such as a passing stagecoach. After a talk at the rock, we will saddle back up and slap leather back to the Dona Ana Courthouse to conclude the tour.
Please bring a hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, and a camera. Cold bottles of water and Gatorade will be provided to keep you hydrated. For reservations, call 1-877-808-6877.
At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we consider ourselves lucky to be located in a thriving community with so much excitement happening daily. Support local events and make plans to check this exciting one out on Saturday!
Saturday, August 24, 2019—9:30 AM
Event Venue Location:
Historic Old Dona Ana Courthouse
251 West Amador
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005