About the trip
New Mexico River Adventures along with our partners at Nancy Burch’s Roadrunner Tours offers horseback riding tours in the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest.
- Ride thorugh the wild Carson National Forest
- Conviently located just outside Angel Fire
- 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
Our horse stables and summer headquarters are located one-mile west of the Blinking Light (US 64 & Hwy 434) in Angel Fire — a 30-40 minute drive from Taos, Red River, Eagle’s Nest, or Cimmaron, and under 2 hours from Santa Fe, Las Vegas and Raton.
“There’s gold in them thar’ mountains!” Our Gold Panning tour is one of our most popular horseback rides; great for groups of friends, work outings and family’s. We offer this fun guided adventure in half day tour, which include a packed lunch, riding instructions and all your gold panning needs! We will start the day at the Road Runner Ranch where you will meet and get to know our horses, from there you will journey out with one our experienced guides leading you into the Carson National Forest, following the Elliot Barker trail we head to the Elliot Barker Creek where your search for riches begins. “Yes, we have found gold!”
Please contact our partners at Roadrunner Tours directly at 575-377-6416 for more information and to reserve your space.