Quay County On The Move

Quay County On The Move is a joint initiative of the Quay County Extension Service and Quay County Health Council with funding from Presbyterian Health Care Services. A committee of volunteers work to promote and provide fitness activities in Quay County New Mexico. This committee meets monthly on the second Thursday at 9:30 in room A-219 at Mesalands Community College. Anyone interested in helping with the planning is welcome to attend. Activities are designed to encourage families of all ages to increase their physical activity.

blue logo is a walking sun

Events and Activities

Step Into Spring Challenge 2018

Quay County on the Move is host a 7 week step challenge starting April 8, 2018! Join a team. Start your own team. Or compete as an individual. Watch your progress on the chart. Forms below can help you figure your steps. Sign up on our computer website at the link below.

  • Step Into Spring Challenge Website
    Click on this Link to Enroll. Before you enter your user name and password, check the box next to spring challenge and then click enroll.
  • Log Sheet
    If you have a tracker that does not link to the computer program, you may use this form to keep track of your daily steps and load them once a week from your computer.
  • Step Conversion Chart
    If you do activities other than walking you may use this chart to convert your activity to steps.

Walking Survey

Help us discover how people in Quay County are using our walking routes and activities. Click on the link and complete our 5 minute survey. Put your name and number in the box and you will be entered into a drawing for one of the $25.00 subway gift cards.

  • Printable Survey
    If you would rather print a survey and fill it out, you may bring your completed survey to the Quay County Extension Office to be entered into the drawing for one of the $25.00 gift cards.

Walking Scavenger Hunt

Here is a fun opportunity for you and your family. Visit the listed walking routes and follow the path on the route sign. Take a picture of the items on the list and bring your completed list the Extension Office for a prize. If you are on the rail trail, the objects are in order from the beginning of the route to the end. The other routes can be done in any order.

Find a Motivational Rock

Over 50 painted rocks with the #QuayCountyOnTheMove on the back were painted and hidden along the walking routes and in town by Tucumcari FFA Students. Find one of these rocks and bring it to the Extension Office for a prize. You can then post a photo on social media and hide it again for someone else to find.

First Saturday Walks

We will be hosting some themed walks the first Saturday of the month starting in June. Details will come soon.

Step Into Spring Flyer with details for walking challenge
4 Members of Winning Step Challenge 2017 Team
Members of Senior Center Team that won 2017 Step Challenge
Quay County on the Move Banner
Picture of Painted Rocks
Rocks Painted by FFA and Hidden in Parks

Safe Walking Routes

Map of Dunn Park Route
Map of Fitness Complex Route

This Downtown Walking Trail is Approximately 2 miles

Park and start at the Railroad Depot. Walk South on 2nd street to Main cross to South side of street. Head West on Main to 3rd. Head South on 3rd to High Street. Head East on High Street to 2nd Street and Turn Right pass the Library, past the mural. Turn left (East) on Route 66 and cross at the light. Turn East on Adams Street and head North past the Dinosaur museum Historical museum, and Dream Catcher Hospitality House to Main Street. Turn West on Main Street. Cross 1st street and head to 2nd street. Turn South on 2nd past the mural and Stop at Aber. Cross to the West side of the street and head back North to the train depot past the new park. End at the train depot. Tourist could take side trips to see the parks, church, city hall, or mural on Aber.

Map of Northside Park route
Map of Tucumcari Elementry School Route
picture of trail head sign for walking route at depot
Map of Rail Trail route