CDT Shuttle Information
Getting to the CDT trailhead can be overwhelming.
We're now offering a shuttle to help hikers get to the Crazy Cook Monument.
We bought an acre of property in Hachita, New Mexico (the closest town to the start of the CDT) and we're calling it Buddy Backpacker Basecamp.
Basecamp offers free camping, wifi, water, sun umbrella rental, slack packing options, and a small amount of resupply options including gas canisters.
It is a great place for hikers to gather, talk, and prepare before heading out.
You can break up the first 85 mile carry from the monument to Lordsburg by mailing a resupply to Hachita or leaving one to hike back to.
We've hiked the start of the CDT three times. This is an opportunity for us to give back to the trail community and help hikers get through the first 90 miles of brutal desert.
This year, Buddy Backpacker Basecamp will run a shuttle for northbound thru-hikers.
There are 5 shuttle spots per day. Reservations for the shuttle are open now.
Try to book with Buddy Backpacker Basecamp at least 2 weeks in advance for a shuttle.
The ride between Hachita and the border takes approximately 2 hours.
Northbound hikers will leave Buddy Backpacker Basecamp at 6:00 and arrive at the monument at 8:30 am.
With other shuttle services, You could wind up spending over $180 before you even get your boots on the ground. We offer free camping and get you to the trailhead super early for just $100.
Instead of hiking with 6 days of food through the desert, you can send yourself a mail drop to Hachita and take it easy.
Shuttle fare includes:
- One week of camping at Basecamp (just in case you need to get off trail for a bit)
- A small donation to the CDTC for all their hard work