Denver Hash House Harriers

Taos Hash 2018





The 2018 Taos Hash will be on October 6, the Saturday of the weekend of Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples Day in Denver and Anglo Male Oppression Day in Boulder).

The Hash will start at 2 pm at the Rift Valley Trailhead Parking Area about 9.8 miles south of the Taos Plaza, on the west side of NM68. “Rift Valley Trailhead Parking Area” is a location recognized by Google Maps.

The trail will be set in a complex of trails at plateau level between NM68 and the Rio Grande River Gorge. Based on GPS estimates, it is 6.233 interesting and occasionally strenuous miles of bike trails, jeep trails, gullies and short cross-country stretches. It has great scenery and two camera worthy view checks.

Hash Cash will be $3 plus four 12 oz CANS of GOOD BEER per person. The $3 will cover cheap snacks, ice and cheap down-down beer. The good beer will be pooled for all at circle.

There will be a Pub Crawl Hash (a real flour and chalk trail) in Taos Friday, October 5, beginning at 4 pm for any Hashers who are in town. No Hash Cash, no circle, no free beer, bring cash for pub stops.

The Taos Wool Festival is scheduled for October 6 and 7 and draws a large crowd. EARLY LODGING ARRANGEMENTS ARE ADVISABLE. Hashers who have already made reservations report crowding and increased prices. There is no Hash Hotel. A large variety of motels, B and Bs and short term rentals in Taos are advertised on the web.

A housing fallback is camping in one of the BLM Orilla Verde Recreation Area campsites alongside the river on NM570 in the bottom of the Rio Grande Gorge upstream of Pilar. These campsites may be closer to the start of the Saturday trail than the Taos motels. Campsites are first come, first served (no reservation), but the BLM Rio Grande Gorge Visitors Center in Pilar reports they haven’t been full in past Octobers. A “last minute” status report can be obtained from them at 575-751-4899. Camping details, including daily fees, at

More details, including directions to the start, will be emailed closer to the event to the ColoradoH3 and NNMH3 email lists and to prior attendees. Those details should also be available in August or so on via the Taos Hash 2018 link in the list on the right side of the home page. Also should be posted as an “Event” on the Denver Hash Facebook page. If you still feel under informed by September 15, email me.

Fourteen Hashers who attended prior Taos Hashes have already declared their intention to attend.

If you have not entered this Hash on your calendar already, do so immediately and email me if you intend to attend.





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