Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

October 11-14, 2023 (tentative)

Chile Challenge 4x4 Trail Event, Caballo New Mexico
Annually: starts on the Wednesday after Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Cost: state park fee plus admission to participate

Open to 4WD vehicle operators of any experience level — offering an opportunity to  drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event! Set up camp on day one and pack it out on the last day. Or participate on the days of your choice. Walk-in registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until trail quotas are full. A per-day fee is charged.

Each day’s trail ride is led by an experienced leader who manages the run, helps participants complete the run, oversees climbs over significant obstacles if needed, and stays in communication with participants via a CB radio. There is no competition, just the challenge of the trail. Trails vary from very easy rides, accessible in a stock 4×4, to some of the most extreme trails in New Mexico.

2022 Chile Challenge Schedule:

Tuesday October 11

Set up camp and head over to the registration trailer from 4-8pm to get inspected and checked in. Relax and watch all the rigs roll into camp.

Come play on the Articulation Ramp to see if you’re the “Flex Out” Champ. See instructions at the ramp. Keep track on the board for a chance at a custom-made off-road trophy. Participate any time before 5pm Saturday. Winner will be announced at Saturday’s Big Raffle.

Wednesday, October 12

6-8am: registration / inspections open, El Campesino open for breakfast before trail runs

8am-TBD: Trail Runs

5-8pm: El Campesino Food Truck open for dinner

6-8pm: registration / inspections open; raffle sales open (tickets $1 ea.); come vote for your favorite trophy! (1 voting ticket per registered individual-included in welcome bag)

7-8pm: trail leader meet-and-greet at the Pavilion followed by the 50/50 cooler of cash raffle

Thursday, October 13

6-8am: registration / inspections open, El Campesino open for breakfast before trail runs

8am-TBD: Trail Runs

5-8pm: El Campesino Food Truck open for dinner

6pm: ice cream social sponsored by New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA)

6:30 pm: kids raffle (no purchase necessary; all kids present under the age of 12 will get a ticket)

7pm: Piñata for the kids

6-8pm: registration / inspections open; raffle sales open (tickets $1 ea.); come vote for your favorite trophy! (1 voting ticket per registered individual-included in welcome bag) trophy! (1 voting ticket per registered individual-included in welcome bag)

8pm: 50/50 cooler of cash raffle

Friday, October 14

6-8am: registration / inspections open, El Campesino open for breakfast before trail runs

8am-TBD: Trail Runs

5-8pm: El Campesino Food Truck open for dinner

6-8pm: registration / inspections open; raffle sales open (tickets $1 ea.); come vote for your favorite trophy! (1 voting ticket per registered individual-included in welcome bag)

8pm: 50/50 cooler of cash raffle

Saturday, October 15

6-8am: registration / inspections open, El Campesino open for breakfast before trail runs

8am-TBD: Trail Runs

5pm: 40 YARD SLOTH — how slow can you go? Crawl from the start line…no brakes, no stopping, no swerving! NO KIDDING! Slowest wins a custom off-road trophy. Meet at Pavilion.

6pm: POTLUCK — plates, napkins, silverware, and main dish provided by The Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club. Bring any side dish or desert you can whip up and your own beverages.

7pm: BIG RAFFLE at the Pavilion. Good company, music, conversations and giveaways. Tickets $1 ea. No limit on purchase amount. Winner of the Extreme Shootout, 40 Yard Sloth and Articulation Ramp Champ will be announced during the raffle.

LAST CHANCE TO BUY TICKETS IS 6:50PM

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