Enjoy prayer and recreation time, unparalleled natural beauty, and fun with your fellow missionaries “peregrinos” (pilgrims) as you make the trek to El Santuario de Chimayó. Creatio’s experienced guides will lead you on this pilgrimage both in nature and in spirit. Our guides have been on this route many times; in fact, we helped create it!
This pilgrimage is physically demanding. The terrain is rugged, weather conditions can vary wildly, and if you are not physically active you should start putting some miles underfoot now to prepare.
We plan to depart from Denver on May 4th in the early morning after Mass. The group will then drive to Arroyo Seco, in Northern New Mexico. We will begin walking towards Chimayó that afternoon.
You’ll spend most of your time walking in the Carson National Forest or on roads adjacent to it. Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest point, is located in the forest, as well as trails taking advantage of the forest’s beautiful setting.
Daily distances range from 9 to 17.5 miles for a total of nearly 55 miles on foot.
We can’t wait to pilgrimage with you!