Rio Grande Stables

New Mexico Horseback Rides

Trail Rides 

Rio Grande Stables


Explore the Sangre de Cristo Mountains & The Taos Plateau

Call 888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913

Our stables are along NM Hwy 522, right before the La Lama Road, 15 miles north of the junction of Hwy 64 and Hwy 522.

La Lama Hills North of Taos, NM

1 Hour Beginner Ride

Wander through the pinon & juniper forest along the gentle outer slopes of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Our focus here is to provide you and your family with a safe, gentle introduction into the world of horseback riding.

$50/person Book Now

Red River State Fish Hatchery
South of Questa, NM

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/person Book Now

3 Hour Ride

With endless territory to explore, take a little longer in the hill tops and Upper Mesa expanses to explore the Land of Enchantment from the saddle.

$90/person Book Now

Cebolla Mesa spreads across the Taos Plateau

3 Hour Ride

Cebolla Mesa host us for a tour across a portion of the Taos Plateau. The views of Northern New Mexico from here are simply breathtaking. Ride across history to the Rio Grande Gorge overlook during this three hour ride.

$90/person Book Now

4 Hour Ride

This ride is designed for the equestrian enthusiast. Four hours in the saddle offer both river overviews and possibly the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grande! Experience sweeping landscapes stretching across the Taos Plateau, viewing up to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and back across to the Brazos and Tusas Mountains in the west.

$105/person Call Now

Half-Day with Lunch

As with all the trails and paths that we cover while in the saddle, Cebolla Mesa offers miles & miles of intrigue. Stay a little longer and enjoy an excellent lunch from the saddlebags and a little extra time with your mount and fine company.

$130/person, 9AM start time Book Now

Sunset 2 Hour Ride

A perfect end to a busy day around Taos & the Enchanted Circle. Cebolla Mesa offers outstanding vistas in all directions. Catch the changing hues at day's end with Rio Grande Stables.

$85/person, start time varies Book Now

San Cristobal Canyon Trail the Northern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos, New Mexico

Half-Day with Lunch 

Truly a quality experience away from the crowds & bustle of town. Ascend the trail while escaping into the harboring boughs of the San Cristobal Canyon. Home to 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 well suited for a gourmet meal straight from the Saddle Bags. Arrive 45 minutes prior to ride time.

AM Lunch Ride, $130/person 9am start time Book Now



All Day Rides

Tough & Rugged or Relaxed & Immense

A truly stimulating experience, whether climbing to the charming meadows of Gold Hill  or traversing the classic Cebolla Mesa to the Rio Grande Gorge overlook. Come saddle up for a day exploring the mountain trails of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains or the Cebolla Mesa. A full day of equestrian adventure, grand views, challenging trail and possible wildlife sightings. We bring the lunch, you bring the camera.   *We offer All Day rides to Wheeler Peak; the tallest peak in New Mexico, to experienced horseback riders later in the season.  We do not guarantee a 'summit' on every ride due to unforeseen weather and/or trail conditions. Call for details.

Cebolla Mesa $165/person (All season) Book Now

Gold Hill $165/person (After July 4th) Book Now

Wheeler Peak $200/person (After July 4th) Book Now


Taos Ski Valley Sundays

Beginning in July, Rio Grande Stables will offer Horseback Rides in the Ski Valley each Sunday.

Join us for Half Day with Lunch and All Day Rides starting at $140 per person!


Reservations & Cancellations

All rides check-in 30 minutes prior to ride at our stables headquarters!!

Advanced reservations for any trip are strongly recommended, though not always required.

Maximum weight varies on ride and minimum age is six.

A deposit in the amount of 50% of your total trip cost is required to hold your reservation.

Call 888-259-8267 / 575-776-5913

Please read our Cancellation Policy (PDF)