- SEASON: April 1- October 15
- PARTICIPANTS: We welcome riders and rafters of all ages and experience levels. We do ask that all participants be of average fitness and prepared for a day that will consist of a two-hour horseback ride, a 30 min downhill hike, and a 3-4 hour raft ride.
If you or someone in your party would like to make the day a little shorter, it would be possible to meet up just for the hiking and rafting portion, given that a minimum amount of the party is participating in the whole day’s activities. Please call for more information.
CRAFT: Most people prefer paddle boats or an individual inflatable kayak on this Class II-III section of the Rio Grande.
- COST: Adult: $163.00 Child: $163.00 50% Deposit Required
CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservation cancellation more than 2 weeks before trip date receives a refund minus 10% of trip cost. Less than two weeks before trip date forfeits deposit.
This full-day southwestern experience is a great way to see northern New Mexico, from the high mountains to the bottom of its rocky canyons.
This popular horseback riding and rafting combination trip is a full day experience made possible by our friends at Cieneguilla Stables (read some of their reviews here). The horseback portion of this trip is design to accommodate any level of rider and to give participants a chance to explore and experience the Picuris Mountains at a comfortable pace. Prior riding experience is in no way necessary! After working up a good cowhand’s appetite, we will enjoy a well deserved trailside lunch, including an array of hand-roasted sandwich meats and homemade salads and salsas (see some of our recipes here). After that it will be off to the Rio Grande Visitors Center, where you will meet up with your guides at Far Flung Adventures and head downstream to enjoy the Pilar Racecourse and its wild array of class II and III rapids
The tour begins at 8:00 a.m. each day at the Cieneguilla Stables Headquarters, at mile marker 29 on State Highways 68, 16 miles south of the Taos Plaza, just north of the Pilar Cafe. After a 2 hour horseback ride in the Picuris Mountains we will have lunch and then head down to the Pilar Cafe, where you will meet up with your guides at Far Flung Adventures and head downstream to enjoy the Pilar Racecourse and its wild array of class II and III rapids.