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Taos is New Mexico True
Two people on horseback near the Rio Grande Gorge

Whether you prefer to travel on two feet or four, there’s a dizzying range of ways and places to make tracks on Taos trails. If you’ve had your fill of hiking (as if such a thing were possible!), get a new perspective on Taos’s scenic mountains and mesas from the back of a horse.

Traverse sparkling streams, alpine forests, and high mountain meadows full of wildflowers from your comfortable perch. Or join a ride through mesas strewn with piñon and juniper or along the rim of the stunning Rio Grande Gorge. Some local rafting outfitters have joined forces with Taos’s horse stables to offer “Paddle and Saddle” excursions, combining the joy of seeing Taos from the saddle with the thrills of white water rafting. Horseback riding in Taos can take you just about anywhere you want to go!

Horseback Riding
Horseback Rides with Cieneguilla Stables

Seasoned guides and horses make short work of rough country! Located near Pilar, Cieneguilla Stables offers daily rides for beginners and advanced from 1 hour to full day experiences.

Horseback Riding in Taos Ski Valley

Reconnect to nature on a guided horseback ride. July-September is a spectacular time to enjoy the mountains of Taos Ski Valley. Ride through forests and aspen groves, over crystalline streams, and marvel at the beautiful high alpine scenery and wildflowers.

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.

Road Runner 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.