RIO GRANDE STABLES
TAOS SKI VALLEY, NEW MEXICO
Explore the Land of Enchantment
in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Thanks for a great summer!
Join us again in May - September, 2014!
Call for up-dated opening
dates after the first of the year.
Mount up with us to experience
the pristine high mountain trails of the Taos Mountains.
Come ride our gentle horses and mules with friendly, knowledgeable guides
in the Land of Enchantment. Start riding from our location on the
slopes of the Taos Ski Valley where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains rise
13,000 ft. above us. Enjoy beautiful vistas from trails that wind
among the pines, the country meadows and the clouds themselves.
Whet your appetite with a one hour ride or, better yet enjoy a two hour
trip along Bull of the Woods Creek. Our three and four hour trails
actually go above tree line to alpine meadows dotted with wildflowers.
For the more adventurous riders, we offer all day trips to either Wheeler
Peak (the highest mountain in New Mexico), or to the Gold Hill area where
you can have your picnic lunch and watch for the elk and bighorn sheep
that frequent the area. All this and more is waiting for your enjoyment.
Combine your horse trip with a stay in the Taos Ski Valley. From
it's quiet, relaxed atmosphere you can explore the Enchanted Circle of
Northern New Mexico. Taos is world famous for its art, Native American
culture, and international ambiance. Visit Taos Pueblo, take a white
water raft trip, enjoy great food, and much, much more.
For Reservations, CALL 800-887-4331 to
Ride Descriptions and Prices
This ride is geared towards
beginners and children. Meander among tall aspens next to laughing
brooks. Our focus here is to provide you and your family with a safe,
gentle introduction into the world of horseback riding.
All aboard for family
fun! Enjoy crisp mountain air as we enjoy the perfect tour of the Taos
Ski Valley by horseback. Appropriate for all skill levels…a great
couple of hours in the saddle.
Our most popular ride,
this one gets you above tree line. After riding up the mountain through
pine forests, we break out into lush alpine meadows. The views of
Northern New Mexico from here are simply breathtaking.
|1/2 DAY WITH
Truly a quality experience…no
rushing allowed. A gourmet saddlebag picnic served on top of the
world! This is where we shine. After climbing to the top of
Gold Hill, we serve lunch and enjoy the vista from 11,000 feet.
Naps have been known to occur in this idyllic setting. A combination
of a spectacular ride with a leisurely lunch…..Perfecto!
|GOLD HILL - ALL
This is the trip that
allows a true wilderness experience. Come saddle up for a day
exploring the high peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. We have
seen elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and other wildlife on these rides.
We bring the lunch… you bring the camera.
- ALL DAY
beginning in July; call for details.
Want to ride to the highest
peak in New Mexico? At 13,161 feet, Wheeler Peak offers a long day
of riding for the most adventuresome riders.
for Your Ride
to our TACK ROOM to see how
prepare for your Ride/Trip
Forms and Documents
following forms and documents are provided
your convenience in advance of riding with us.
forms documents are in PDF format.
Minimum Age Requirement
years old will be on a lead manned
our trained Wrangler/Guide
locations offer to lead riders of all ages if
are not comfortable reining their own horse.
From the high country
trails by horseback, the ski is the limit with Rio Aviation! Click on the
Cessna 205 for details.
Ski Valley Visitors Guide!
Here to View / Download the Guide
of Taos Ski Valley
map to locate the Armadilla Parking Lot near the
of the page. Look for Rio Grande Stables Locator Sign.
to Rio Grande Stables
GPS Coordinates: 36.59579N
Comprehensive List of Places to Stay
Area Weather Forecast
the National Weather Service
here to view our cancellation policy. (in Adobe PDF format)
Advanced reservations for any trip is strongly recommended, though not
always required. A deposit in the amount of 50% of your total trip cost
is required to hold your reservation.
CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK
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