If seeing the back country from the back of a horse is your idea of heaven, Taos and the immediate area offer you a range of choice.  South of Town, Cieneguilla Stables offers both morning and sunset guided rides through back country trails that glitter with sparking crystals, minerals, potsherds and arrowheads from a distant peoples.  And you'll get a wealth of history woven into the natural beauty around you from your knowledgeable guides.  Closer to town you'll find Half Moon Outfitters, Old Spanish Trails , the Rio Grande Stables and the Taos Indian Horse Ranch on Taos Pueblo where you'll ride on tribal lands.

Angel Fire
The Angel Fire Resort offers hourly, half-day and full day trips by reservation.  A wonderful way to see the scenery and wildlife.  You can also arrange a wagon ride or have a chuck wagon meal prepared for you.   Summer or winter, Roadrunner Tours  is riding daily in our beautiful mountains and forests.  Sunset dinner rides- overnight camping, family adventures and day trips. Or, take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride featuring a hearty fireside chuckwagon meal.  Reserve your wedding carriage.

Red River
Serving the outdoor enthusiast for over 30 years, the Red River Stables invites you to come ride the scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico the way it was done 100 years ago - on horseback! Rides are available for all levels from beginner to the most experienced riders. Combine your ride with fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing, or even turn it into an overnight camping adventure. Winter rides are also offered, weather permitting.

Taos Ski Valley
Come ride our gentle horses with friendly, knowledgeable guides in the Land of Enchantment. Ride 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 and high country meadows.
Whet your appetite with a one hour ride or, better yet enjoy a two, three or four hour trail going 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.

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