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Take a Llama to Lunch! Wilderness Day Hike

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    We meet at 10:30 am, at one of several wilderness trailhead location throughout the Taos and Santa Fe area. After a fun and informative "Meet the Llamas", and a brief safety talk and orientation, we'll hit the trail.
    Depending on the time of year, we'll hike into one of the pristine wilderness areas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, or descend into the iconic Rio Grande Gorge in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
    Trips in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains take place in the Carson National Forest, are easy to moderate hikes, and include a scenic hike along a meandering stream, through lush forests of aspen and fir, with alpine meadows and wildflowers in summer. Trips into the Rio Grande Gorge are moderate to strenuous, and descend 800' into "New Mexico's Grand Canyon". No matter where we hike, we'll prepare and serve an amazing gourmet lunch, in a scenic wilderness location. After lunch, we'll begin our hike back to the trailhead, returning by 3-4 pm. 
    Participants must be in good health, and be able to hike approximately 5 miles, in sometimes steep and rugged terrain, at altitudes above 7,000'. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your ability to participate in our wilderness hiking trips.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    So we met up the the guild Stuart at Columbine Campgrounds in the Carson National forest. The llamas were ready to go and we got to met them. All of the llamas are very friendly! Stuart gave us an idea of what we were going...More

    Thank jomandamason
    llamatrek, Owner at Wild Earth Llama Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for the detailed review. What a nice story about Rio:) thanks for sharing that! I will pass those kind compliments along to him, and Stuart as well!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!!

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had read about llama trekking and didn’t realize that it was available domestically. This was definitely the company to book with! This was for a birthday celebration and I couldn’t of thought of a better way to celebrate. Stuart was so knowledgeable about the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lisa C
    llamatrek, Owner at Wild Earth Llama Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Happy Birthday! We're so glad to hear that you were able to celebrate with us, and so enjoyed it!! Thanks for the great review and the compliments. We look forward to hearing from you for a multi day trek. Be sure to call well in...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My husband and I went on this little adventure and had the best time bonding with our llama. Really wonderful day out with a storybook picnic in an open meadow with mountains and a creek and resting llamas. Kids in our group loved and so...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Peggy215
    llamatrek, Owner at Wild Earth Llama Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you! Thank you! For joining us, and sharing your wonderful experience. Thanks for noticing the Llove Stuart has for the Llamas. No Llama left behind! Happy Summer!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It's hard to describe how fantastic an experience this hike is.Stuart is a really incredible host and guide. His knowledge of the ecology and history of the region almost seems encyclopedic, whether discussing the chemistry of aspen trees or the history of gold mining. He's...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JeffreyM2211
    llamatrek, Owner at Wild Earth Llama Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the thoughtful review!! Your appreciation of the details is what makes it all worth while!! Stuart is honored to be able to spend time with folks like you. Have a wonderful summer!!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I had so much fun with Stuart and the llama pack!! Diego even nuzzled me a few times!! The hike itself is beautiful and serene, but hiking the trail with the llamas?! Unforgettable!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Rebekah R
    llamatrek, Owner at Wild Earth Llama Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Agreed!! Nothing compares to the llamas:). Thank you for the kind review. Have a wonderful summer!

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    Response from pruefrock1951 | Reviewed this property |
    Our hike was about 5 miles round trip and was mostly easy with some moderate. We set the pace as we were the only two on the trip. If you call to set it up, you can be advised which hike would work best for you. Hope you... More
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