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Explore the in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

& other Enticing Trails of the Land of Enchantment near
TAOS & QUESTA, NEW MEXICO
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Call 888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913
to determine what trails are the best for you & your riding partners!


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     Come ride our gentle horses and mules with friendly, knowledgeable guides in the Land of Enchantment.  Discover hidden wonders along the woodland trails of Carson National Forest.  Experience the pioneer’s exuberance while crossing the expanses of the Cebolla Mesa.  And awaken the hidden child within while climbing along the alluring brooks of the San Cristobal Canyon.

     Whet your appetite with a one hour ride or two hour ride near the Red River State Fish Hatchery, better yet enjoy a three or four hour ride across Cebolla Mesa to overlook the Red River or Rio Grande Gorges.  Half-Day with Lunch or Dinner rides will immerse into the entrancing forest trails of the San Cristobal Canyon on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  All Day rides (for the more adventuresome riders) will climb higher up the San Cristobal trail to rewarding views. All this and more is in the offing for your enjoyment.

*Trail Rides originating in the Taos Ski Valley will start later in the summer, 2015.  Call for details.

For Reservations, CALL 888-259-8267 to BOOK today!



Hourly Ride Descriptions and Prices

 

“Near Red River State Fish Hatchery, south of Questa, NM,”

1 HOUR RIDE
This ride is geared towards beginners and children.  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

2 HOUR RIDE

Surprisingly rewarding Trail Ride! Enjoy an energizing ride through Juniper and Ponderosa Pine forests on this outing above the Red River Gorge. …a great couple of hours in the saddle.

$75.00 per person

Click here for a description and directions to the RRFH Rides

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“Cebolla Mesa spreads across the Taos Plateau”

3 HOUR RIDE
Cebolla Mesa host us for these three hours. The views of Northern New Mexico from here are simply breathtaking.  Ride across history to the Red River Gorge or Rio Grande Gorge overlook during this three hour in the saddle.

$90.00 per person

4 HOUR RIDE

Four hours in the saddle offer up both river overviews and possibly the confluence!

Experience sweeping views across the Taos Plateau, up to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and across to the Brazos and Tusas Mountains in the west.

               $105.00 per person

Click here for a description and directions to the Cebolla Mesa Rides.

 

“San Cristobal Canyon Trail ~  Western slope of Sangre de Cristo Mountains”

Truly a quality experience…away from the crowds & bustle of town.  Ascend the trail along the mountain stream within the harboring boughs of the San Cristobal Canyon.  Known as one of the pristine birth places of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, San Cristobal Canyon is the essence of mountain freshness.  There is no other location as suited for a gourmet lunch straight from the Saddle Bags.

 

ALL DAY RIDES
A truly stimulating experience.  Not for the faint at heart.  Come saddle up for a day exploring the mountain trails of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains or the Cebolla Mesa.  We have seen elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and other wildlife on these rides.  We bring the lunch… you bring the camera.

$165.00 per person

 San Cristobal Rides description and directions

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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
7 years old
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 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 888-259-8267 to BOOK today!

For a closer look, go to our photo gallery.  

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
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#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
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: lajitasstables@bigbend.net