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Explore the Land of Enchantment in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
The 2015 Summer Horseback Riding Season
 will begin in late May.
Call 888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913
to determine what trails are the best for you & your riding partners!
     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 BOOK today!

Hourly 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.
$50.00 per person
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. 
$75.00 per person
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.
$85.00 per person
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!
$105.00 per person
Minimum 2 Riders
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.
$155.00 per person
Advance reservations preferred. 
Rides beginning in July; call for details. 
Minimum 2 Riders
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.
$175.00 per person
Cebolla Mesa Rides
    These rides cost the same as any hourly or day ride listed below.  Experience the classic northern New Mexico terrain of scented sage and pinyon on the mesa that borders the eastern side of the Rio Grande Gorge.  *This beautiful countryside gives us alternative riding while mountain trails are cleared and made safe during the first part of June.  Call for details.
Click here for a description and directions to the Cebolla Mesa Rides.
Preparing for Your Ride
Go to our TACK ROOM to see how
to prepare for your Ride/Trip

Important Forms and Documents
The following forms and documents are provided
for your convenience in advance of riding with us.
These forms documents are in PDF format.

Client Information Form
Participant Release Form

Minimum Age Requirement
6 years old will be on a lead manned
by our trained Wrangler/Guide
All locations offer to lead riders of all ages if
they are not comfortable reining their own horse.
Sorry: no doubles.

Taos Ski Valley Visitors Guide!

Click Here to View / Download the Guide

Map and Directions
Map of Taos Ski Valley
Enlarge map to locate the Armadilla Parking Lot near the
top of the page. Look for Rio Grande Stables Locator Sign.
Directions to Rio Grande Stables
GPS Coordinates: 36.59579N   105.45203W

Taos Accommodations
A Comprehensive List of Places to Stay

Taos Area Weather Forecast
From the National Weather Service

Reservations and Cancellation Policies:
     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.

Click here to view our cancellation policy. (in Adobe PDF format)

CALL 800-887-4331 to BOOK today!

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Lajitas Stables
FM 170 along the Scenic Rio Grande
888-508-7667 / 432-371-2212
Mountain Trails, Multiple Day & Specialty Trips
In Texas' Big Bend Country and in Old Mexico
Big Bend Stables
#1 Horse Run near Big Bend Nat'l Park
800-887-4331 / 432-371-3064
Desert Trails for all the Family
Your Horseback Adventure Starts Here!
Rio Grande Stables
Taos Ski Valley
888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913
High Sierra Trails from Pines to Aspens
Permitted by the United States Forest Service
Central Offices: PO Box 6, Terlingua, Texas 79852   432-371-3064, Fax 432-371-3066  email: