Galisteo Basin Poker Ride

Come enjoy the Galisteo Basin Preserve (GBP) trails and help support Commonweal Conservancy's stewardship of the GBP, including its ability to maintain and expand the largest privately owned, publicly accessible, multi-use trail system in New Mexico.

Bike, run and walk courses

There will be suggested routes of 2 miles, 5K, 10K, and 10 miles, but you're free to plot your own course.

Kid's MTB Skills Course Corral


Cowboy Shack trailhead, Galisteo Basin Preserve



$30, $15 (Junior/under 16), additional poker hands $20. You can register on-site Saturday for $40 with cash or check - No Credit Cards. 100% of your entry fee goes to Commonweal Conservancy to support its efforts to steward the GBP open space and trail network.

Your entry fees and/or donations will be matched by generous supporters of GBP!!! Have even more fun knowing your contributions are being doubled!!!

You’ll need to be back to the Cowboy Shack by 11:45 to get your scorecards in for the grand prizes and raffle, so plan your start time with that in mind.

ide, run, or hike to 5 checkpoints, drawing a card at each checkpoint to make up your poker hand. Checkpoint staff will mark the drawn card on your scorecard. Buy additional poker hands to provide more support to GBP. You’ll draw separate cards for each additional hand/scorecard you purchase. Top hands win great prizes and tons of raffle prizes for non-winning hands. Raffle and awards start at 11:45am at the Cowboy shack.


Check-in and pick up your score card(s) from 9:00-10:30

Checkpoints open 9:30-11:30

Prizes and raffle drawing Noon

Parking is limited so car pool or ride/run to the event and get a 6th card to increase your chances of winning. If there are 3 or more people in your car, each of you get an extra card. Anyone that rides or runs to the event also gets an extra card.