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© 2019 by Grants Mainstreet Project

 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival 

00+ Geocaches, 7 Trails, and 4 Sports ALL

in 3 days. The 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival is a weekend full of fun and adventure. Become immersed in nature as you explore the natural assets of Grants, NM. Load up your ATV's, Bicycles, Horses, and Hiking boots as many of the trails can be utilized by these. 

When you've had your fill of the trails, come back to the Fire & Ice Park and enjoy live music, a hot meal, and a cold drink. Keep the little ones occupied in the Kid Zone, or enter in one of the many competitions. 

Let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing below!

(it's not required but appreciated!)


     eocaching on the Trails

Explorers can expect to journey Seven trails that stem from Grants in search for Geocaches. Here are the list of Trails to enjoy: 

Rt. 66/MainStreet Tour

Discover the hidden gems of Grants, NM as you cruise down Old Route 66 and into the heart of the town; the MainStreet District. Explore the parks, the shops, and the history as you travel in search for that sweet cache!

Lime Kiln Canyon Trail

7.5 mile trail suitable for Horseback, Hiking or ATV. This trails starts west of town off of sawmill road and highlights the old kiln. Majestic views of Mt. Taylor.

Laguna/ Acoma Tour

Ideal for automobiles and motorcycles! Visit the historical sites of McCarty, Sky City, Old Laguna, Seboyeta, and Bibo. 

El Morro/ El Malpais National Park Trails

Travel both sides of the El Malpais National Monument, visiting the ancient sites of Ft. Wingate, San Rafael, El Cauldron, Ice Caves, El Morro where the conquistadors traveled and sought refuge, The Wolf Sanctuary on HWY 53, Sandstone Bluffs, and La Ventana Arch on HWY 117.

Mt. Taylor Adventure

Gaze upon wilderness like you've never seen before as you voyage to the top of Mt. Taylor, cruise your way threw the aspen trees to Spud Patch, and don't forget to be on the look out for caches! Get lost in the web of trails... just remember to make it easy for Search & Rescue to find you. 

Zuni Canyon RR Trail

Tour the 1920’ & 30’s route of the Breece Lumber Company Railroad that hauled logs from the Zuni Mountain to the Sawmills near Grants, stopping at points of interest, Post Office Flats and Ojo Redondo.

Quart Hill Trail

Suitable for Hiking, Horseback, ATV and 4 wheel drive. This trail starts in Bonita Canyon off of HWY 53, touring the old mine, Quartz Hill, and lava tube.

       Trails Show & Shine Car Show!

Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $25.00

10 categories to enter and raffle prizes all day, it's no wonder why you need to make your way to Grants, NM. Categories are as follows:

  • Classic Cars 70's and Older

  • Classic Cars 79' and Newer

  • Modern (00' to Present)

  • Truck

  • 4x4

  • Street Low-rider

  • Custom Low-rider

  • Motor Cycle 

  • Bike Low-rider

  • Under Construction 

Best of show winners will get CASH prizes!

Contact William Yarborough for more details

(505) 285 3573 | grantsmainstreet@qwestoffice.net

How to Register:

  • Select the "Register Now" button, and complete our quick and easy Online Checkout.

  • Want to share this with someone else? Download the physical application. Complete and return it with the entry fee to: PO Box 337 Grants, NM 87020

  • If nothing else, you can register on Friday May 31st @ the MainStreet Visitor Booth!

How to Register:

  • Select the "Register Now" button and complete our quick and easy Online Checkout. 

  • Want to share with a friend? Grab the physical application. Complete and return with your entry fee to: PO Box 337 Grants, NM 87020

   est Burger Competition

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm

Riverwalk Park/ Gazeebo

Entry Fee: $25.00

Break out your grill! Turn up the heat! Time to make something to eat! 

It's in the name of the game. Make the best burger.

Below are the rules of this competition and what you can hope to win!

Rules and Regulations

  1. Contestants must supply cooking equipment & ingredients.

  2. Contestants must prepare 3 burgers and sides for 3 judges

  3. ONLY Charcoal or Propane cookers allowed.

  4. Quality and type of meat are the chef’s choice.

  5. Fixings of burger are the chef’s choice.

  6. Side is chef’s choice

  7. ALL food must be prepared and cooked at the start of competition

  8. Burgers and sides will be judged separately

  9. Burgers and sides will be judged on three aspects: Taste, Presentation, and Uniqueness

  10. Contestants will have 1 hour to cook and turn-in their entrees


Winner of the competition will be awarded a CASH PRIZE and will have their burger deemed THE Burger of Cibola County. 

Contact William Yarborough for more details

(505) 285 3573 | grantsmainstreet@qwestoffice.net

    usiness Expo


Saturday, June 1st, 2019 | 12pm - 5pm 

Sunday June 2nd, 2019 | 12pm - 5pm

Entry Fee: $10.00

Want to learn about new shops and stops coming to Grants? Check out the Business Expo to get a sneak peak on what new entrepreneurs are bringing to the City! 

A FREE attraction with FREE SWAG to snatch! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!

*** For Interested Businesses***

We are trying to create, recruit, and enhance businesses in Grants, NM. Participate in an opportunity to reach out to thousands of guests in a high traffic setting. Businesses who would like to exhibit can sign up by contacting MainStreet ( information below)

To enter, navigate to the "Register Now" button and complete our quick and easy Online Checkout. 

Contact William Yarborough for more details

(505) 285 3573 | grantsmainstreet@qwestoffice.net

Grants MainStreet Project wants to encourage the creation and recruitment of businesses into Grants, NM. That's why citizens and visitors alike are welcome to attend Small Business Workshops hosted by us! Click the logo above to learn more ***about these FREE workshops.***

Kids zone

Coloring Contest: 

Every half hour you have a chance to win a free ice cream cone from Sonic when you compete in coloring different hot rods! Children ages 4 - 9 year old are allowed to compete children can only win once, but are welcome to color as many pictures as their fingers can handle. 

Grants ROCKS!: 

Color stones that travel the world! Grants ROCKS! is a local program that hosts a rock garden in front of the RT. 66 Neon sign in the City of Grants parks. Color your own stone and hide it for someone else to find!

Hot Wheels Races: 

Raising funds isn't easy, but racing hot wheels is! Buy a Hot Wheels for $1.00 and race it on our track. It's that easy!

Bounce Houses / Obstacle Courses: 

Here is the cream of the crop, what you really came here to do. Enjoy two different obstacle courses and two bounce houses that will be available all weekend long. *Socks will be available* 

    Vend    |  Sponsor  | Volunteer

   Are you a potential vendor or artisan interested in being a part of this summer's funnest event for all ages?

The 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival offers vendors and artisans the unique opportunity to sell products to a captive audience of thousands.


Our guests are typically outdoor enthusiasts and families who are looking for affordable goods such as: Geocaching mementos, tasty meals and treats, toys, games, apparel, and crafts. We are looking for a variety vendors to join, so don't miss out on the fun!


Our goal is to provide engaging, entertaining, and satisfying vendors for guests to enjoy all weekend. 

Start the summer off right. Become a select vendor or artisan at the funnest event New Mexico has seen!

  Sponsors are the foundation to making this event a success year after year.

When supporting the 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival, corporate sponsors strengthen their own image while promoting their brand identity.

The 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival offers different levels of sponsorship; which include corporate trail sponsorships all the way up to the Title Sponsorship.


See which one works best for your company. Click "Register Now" to solidify your sponsorship today!

   They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it also takes a village to put on an event. 

The 7 Trails of Gold Outdoor Festival offers great opportunities for you to satisfy community service hours for service organizations, court appointed hours, or just to bolster your resume. 

Aside from letters of recommendation and proof of hours worked, volunteers can expect to gain more. Workers will be offered a meal card for every day they volunteer and a FREE event T-shirt for all the help. 

Volunteers have a variety of jobs to choose from. Grants MainStreet aims to provide helpful and friendly service to all guests at the event.


Once you find a job for you, click below to reach out to us and let us know what you choose.