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On two feet, on two wheels, on four feet, however you prefer, there’s a dizzying range of ways and places to make tracks on trails in Taos. Hiking, mountain and road biking, on horseback through Indian reservation land or accompanied by gentle llamas carrying your gear, you can do it all here.

HORSEBACK RIDING
A visit to the Southwest may not be complete unless you get in the saddle. Taos is horse country. See it astride a gentle ride. Guided trail rides available up high in the mountains and down low on Indian reservation land.
HORSEBACK RIDING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
July-September can be a spectacular time in the high meadows surrounded by wildflowers and golden aspen groves. Ride through forests and over crystalline streams.
RIO GRANDE STABLES
Rio Grande Stables is proud to offer the largest selection of rides in the Taos area. We have 1, 2, 3 & 4 hour rides, as well as 1/2 day with lunch excursions and two entirely different All Day adventures.
ROADRUNNER TOURS HORSE ADVENTURES
Offering horseback trail rides, in addition to breakfast and dinner rides, and carriage and wagon rides. In the winter, enjoy sleigh rides through the snowy winter terrain.
HIKING
The Taos region offers some of the best hiking on earth. Pick a direction and be prepared for a workout…and to be wowed. Stellar options for easier hikes suited for children and casual ramblers.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
With three developed recreation areas, this is a great place to enjoy a breathtaking view of a river gorge; hike miles of developed trails; camp under the stars; view wildlife; or visit prehistoric, historic, or active cultural sites.
CARSON NATIONAL FOREST
Unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures are perfect for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
HIKING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
Conquer New Mexico's highest peak or discover Williams Lake in all its glory in the summertime. Taos Ski Valley has hikes for all abilities.
RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Explore an area filled with breathtakingly diverse topography and an abundance of wildlife. The Monument was officially established by presidential proclamation in 2013 and is full of recreational opportunities.
HIKING IN THE RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
The 310,528-acre monument—the majority of which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—encompasses some of the most spectacular lands in all of the country, offering a wide range of outstanding recreational opportunities.
WILD RIVERS EXPLORATION: HIKING HALF DAY
Join our local expert guides on this human and natural history hiking trip in one of the less known and most rewarding hiking areas.
BIKING
Off road or on, there are miles and miles to conquer (or just coast on) on bike in Taos. From savagely beautiful to super serene, the views you can take in on two wheels are unbeatable here.
ANGEL FIRE RESORT BIKE PARK
Come experience our 2,000+ vertical feet, 60+ miles of purpose built lift-served terrain featuring the best skinnies, jump lines, manicured flow and super chunk trails the United States has to offer.
BACKROADS
Ride the back roads of New Mexico where high desert beauty awaits and perfect routes for biking. A destination and a vastness you won't easily forget.
BIKING IN TAOS
Terrific trail choices await all kinds of cyclists from families to fanatics. Back roads with rural terrain are not to be missed, including: the Hondo-Seco-Valdez loop, a road classic & Taos Ski Valley climb, scenic and cool on a hot day.
BIKING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
Tackle the experts-only Northside at Taos Ski Valley, a high-altitude looped network of single and double track routes through forests and alpine meadows with epic views. Or, enjoy beginner and intermediate rides at lower elevations.
SOUTH BOUNDARY MTN BIKE SHUTTLES – TURQUOISE TOURS
Ride New Mexico’s #1 Trail with a shuttle or a guide from Turquoise Tours, the only permitted shuttle and guide service for the SBT. From May-October, the nicest shuttle west of the Mississippi!
GEARING UP BICYCLE SHOP
Gearing Up is a year-round shop dedicated to all bicyclists and cycling. Experienced, caring mechanics and sales staff who provide full service and repair. We sell high quality bicycles clothing, shoes, car racks, sunglasses & accessories.
MOUNTAIN BIKE & RAFT - COTTAM'S RIO GRANDE
This trip combines the adventures of Mountain Biking with Whitewater Rafting! This trip begins the Rift Valley Overlook Mountain Bike Tour and finishes with a half-day rafting trip on the Racecourse.
TAOS CYCLERY
Taos Cyclery is a full service bike shop located in the heart of New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. We offer a complete selection of road, mountain, BMX, cruisers, comfort, and children’s bikes by Giant, Raleigh, Diamondback, and Ellsworth.
LLAMA TREKS
Enjoy the scenic beauty and inspiring solitude of New Mexico's unspoiled wilderness with experienced naturalist guides and sure-footed llamas packed for a full-day and multi-day hikes.
WILD EARTH LLAMA ADVENTURES
Explore New Mexico’s Pristine Wilderness... Without the Heavy Pack! “Take a Llama to Lunch!” Day Hikes or Multi-Day Expeditions with Naturalist Guides and Gourmet Meals Fun and Educational for the Whole Family!
ROCK CLIMBING
The Rio Grande Gorge features several rock climbing locations with panoramic desert vistas. The Sangre de Cristo (blood of Christ) mountain range features sweeping thousand-foot granite cliffs and forested hiking trails along rivers and streams. Twenty-seven miles west of town, Tres Piedras (three rocks) has some of the most pristine beginner climbing terrain in the country. For a more secluded destination venture up to the
MOUNTAIN SKILLS ROCK GUIDES
Lots of fun with family and friends! Let our certified, experienced Mountain Skills staff take you on an unforgettable, exciting mountain peak adventure that will enrich your life.
ROCK CLIMBING WITH NEW MEXICO RIVER ADVENTURES
The Dead Cholla Wall is an established rock climbing area featuring over two-dozen climbing routes just below the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. No experience is necessary and is available to all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.
MULTI SPORT ADVENTURES
Not content with just one adventure per day? Then try two! Start your day rappelling the walls of the Rio Grande Gorge and then spend the afternoon navigating the rapids of the river. Or, pick other elements of your adventure, like horseback riding and mountain biking!
ROCK 'N' RAFT - LOS RIOS RIVER RUNNERS
Maximum fun in one action-packed day! Spend the morning rappelling in the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge and experience the vertical world of rock climbing with Mountain Skills Adventures, New Mexico's premier rock-climbing guide service.
ROCK CLIMB & RAFT - COTTAM'S RIO GRANDE RAFTING
This trip combines the adventures of Rock Climbing with Whitewater Rafting! Begin your day with a spectacular rappelling trip. Scale the walls of the Rio Grande with a permitted and guided rock climbing outfitter,
ROCK N RAFT - MOUNTAIN SKILLS ROCK GUIDES
Rock n’ Raft Adventures in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico
SADDLE AND PADDLE COMBO - RIO GRANDE STABLES
Water is always magical in the desert. Enjoy the quiet peace (not to mention the softer seat!) of the river as you glide gently along shores lined with cane, tamarisk, and mesquite.
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CLIMB AND CLAMBER; RAFT AND SPLASH - FAR FLUNG ADVENTURES
This popular climbing and rafting combination trip is a full day experience. Our guides will teach you how to paddle as a team as most of the rafts we take are paddleboats then teach you all you need to know about rappelling and climbing.
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