Apache Ridge Road, There is a little driveway that you pull into with a bunch of cars on the left and you can usually tell its paintball if you get there around 12:30 and there are guys with paintball guns.
Alright, I have played at this field for about 1 and a half to 2 years now, and every time I go up there, I come home with some awesome stories to tell. First of all I would like to say that there isn't exactly a staff but there are two main guys named Wil and Doug who run the field. The land is rented out by a guy whose name I forgot and there is only a 5 dollar field fee to help pay the rent. Wil usually brings HPA which is only 3 dollars all day, and Doug brings CO2 and paint and everything else you may need. The field is set up about a 2 minute walk from where the cars are deep in the woods so that the cars don't get painted and houses don't get painted etc. The field consists of mostly hay bail bunkers set up in a circular clock format. The thing I love about this field is that every game the teams start in a different position. The starting positions are at either 12 O'clock and 6 O'clock, or 9 O'clock and 3 O'clock. This field is great when it comes to communication because if you don't know where someone is one of your team mates can say "5 O'clock!" or "11 O'clock!" and everyone knows where that is. this field is great to play at even if there are only 6 or 7 people there. Everyone is friendly and will help you out and nobody there is a speedball douchebag that you commonly find at Hinkles. There is a tower in the middle of the field that eliminated players go into once they get shot if they don't want to be in the line of fire. If they don't want to go into the tower they can just sit on the field with their mask on. There is a center triangle bunker in the middle with a flag wheel. The games are ten minutes maximum and the team who has their flag hanging up at the end of the game wins unless one team eliminates all of the other people on the other team. The games are one ball in the air at a time and a lot of guys go out with pump guns but they are great shots so it is tons of fun to go out there and play. They only play on sundays and they usually get there at around 12:30 and play till around 4 or 4:30. Overall, I give this field a 10 out of 10. Wil will be moving away in a few months maybe so if you do it won't be the same without you. Keep doing what you are doing, Apache Ridge Paintball!
It wasn't hard to find, just contact Skin-Den and he's good about getting back to you.
I went up there one Sunday to play, and I was very impressed. The 5 bucks I paid was easily worth it for the fun we had there. Everyone played clean and fair, there wasn't any wiping or cheating, and for an outlaw style setting, it was nicely organized. The field was fairly small, but there were enough bunkers to keep you guessing where people were at. It had a very standard clock style setup, which made it easy to communicate to your team where everyone else was ("He's over there behind 2 o clock!" is very simple to remember). It was a really fun experience, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a smaller setting or a sort of woodsball/speedball hybrid.
Mapquest 47 Apache Ridge Road or use GPS. It took us right there
Great "pick-up"/walk on field. The organizers bring 3,000 psi air and a chrono. Bring your own paint and enough CO2 if that is your preference. There are no CO2 refills, no staff, no refs, proshop or facilities. They collect $5.00 per man for the owner of the property to pay his taxes!
I am new to the Los Alamos area and Skin-den replied to my post on another site-paintballmilitia.com and invited us to play every Sunday the temps are OK.
At this mostly woods ball field, haybail & pallet bunkers are arranged in an inner "clock" circle, with teams starting at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 o'clock. For a variation of capture-the-flag they use a windmill contraption in the center. Move your flag to the top and then defend it. The outer out-of-bounds circle was a little vague, but was not an issue during play. The dead zone is a raised platform near the center, so eliminated players get a bird's eye view of the remaining action. It's kind of fun to watch someone who doesn't know it's coming get stalked.
The day we played, I did not see any wiping or cheating of any kind. A very honorable group of ballers just there to have fun and enjoy paintball.