About the trip
This is our most popular ride. This trip starts at the Stables right in the heart of Red River.
- Ride thorugh the wild Carson National Forest
- Conviently located in the heart of Red River
- Hear great stories and legends about the area
- All skill levels welcome
This trip meets at our private, Rio Grande Headquarters which is conveniently located 1 hour north of Santa Fe and 30 min. south of Taos. Our fully stocked Headquarters and Outfitters Shop is in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge right across the street from the river, less than 1 mile from the finishing point of the most popular trips and offers safe, secure parking in our private parking lot.
For directions to our Rio Grande Headquarters click here!
What should I wear and what should I bring?
Long pants, clothes toed shoes and layers. It’s always good to check the local weather forecast prior to the trip and remember your rain gear. Please no sandals and backpacks and don’t forget a water bottle per person. Contact our trusted partners before your trip for more information
What if it rains?
We go riding! Don’t forget your rain gear just in case. Contact our trusted partners before your trip for more information
Is this trip operated by NMRA?
No, these trips are available through our partners at Roadrunner Tours in Angel Fire (575-377-6416) or Red River Stables in Red River (575-754-1700). For further information and to reserve your trip, please contact them directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Here you will be introduced to your Wrangler and Horse. Don’t be nervous, your Wrangler will let you know everything you need to become a confident rider just steps form the Stables. The trail climbs 400+ feet into the beautiful mountains surrounding Red River. As you ascend you are rewarded with incredible vistas while peaking through the Big Ponderosa Pines that adorn the hillside. Not only will you enjoy incredible views of the Town of Red River, but also the entire Bittercreek Canyon as well as the famous Red River Ski Area. This is the perfect trip for all ages and experience levels. If you are looking for a short excursion with one of Northern New Mexico’s best Horseback Riding Outfitters, look no further. Here what other guests have said about this tour.
“This horseback tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Red River. The super friendly staff make it fun, and the horses are pure professionals too! The kids all had a blast and even the 6 and 8 year olds got to go on their own horse alone. Both had grins from ear to ear the entire ride. Dirk the owner was wonderful and our two beautiful guides were very informative and led us and our horses on a great ride up and then back down the mountain.”