Gila Centennial Loop Kiosk Installation – Sandy Point (Crest #182 Trailhead)


Help establish the new Gila Centennial Loop Trail!

From 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

At Sandy Point – Crest #182 Trailhead on Northern Gila Wilderness Boundary

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Gila being designated as America’s first Wilderness and the start of the National Wilderness Preservation System, New Mexico Wild is calling on volunteers to help us install new interpretive signage and maps at 5 key trailheads around the Gila Wilderness. These 5 locations are major gateways to the newly defined “Centennial Loop Trail” which will entail a 100-mile loop through the heart of the Gila Wilderness. Come join us in one or more of these projects on this momentous occasion to celebrate the birthplace of Wilderness!

When: Sunday, October 15th: 9am-5pm

Where: Sandy Point – Crest #182 Trailhead on Northern Gila Wilderness Boundary

Google Maps Directions to Sandy Point

Work will include:

  • Assist New Mexico Wild Wilderness Rangers in the installation of two-panel kiosk structure.
  • Digging holes with digging bar and shovels
  • Assembling Kiosk structures
  • Mixing and pouring cement
  • Leveling and setting Kiosks into place
  • Additional trail maintenance if time allows

Volunteers are asked to bring:

  • Work gloves
  • Sturdy work boots/shoes
  • A lunch for the day
  • A positive attitude!

Please register using the form below. We'll be in touch via email as the project approaches!