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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