Take This Scenic Canyon Tour By Horseback In New Mexico For An Unforgettable Adventure
Located near the historic mining town of Cerillos, New Mexico, just outside of Santa Fe, is perhaps the best horseback riding around in the Land of Enchantment. It’s one thing to view the beautiful landscape here by car, but quite another to be able to truly experience the desert surroundings while on a trail ride. Not only are there spectacular 360-degree views of all mountain ranges in the area as well as overlooks, canyons, and ghost towns. Here’s why you want to take this scenic canyon tour for an unforgettable adventure.
Cerillos is a tiny village that is reminiscent of the Old West.
It has a population of less than 500 and still has dirt streets along with a few stores. The area boasts of some of the most beautiful desert landscapes found in New Mexico.
Broken Saddle Riding Co. is located in Cerrillos and is just 16 miles away from Santa Fe.
You can reach the ranch off Hwy. 14, commonly known as the Turquoise Trail. The understated ranch house doesn't even begin to tell riders of the adventures that await.
Horses will be saddled up and awaiting its riders.
All you have to do once you arrive (reservations are required) is find your horse, which will be assigned based on your ability level and size. Your personal ranch hand will provide instructions, help you mount, and then your group will be on its way.
Riders can pick from various trails and viewing spots.
Popular trips include the Madrid and La Bajada overlooks; Devil's, Crooked Hat and Elkins Canyons; Cash Entry and Grand Central Silver mines; Franklin Ridge; and Miner's Trail.
Ride times range from 1 hour to a half-day.
Depending on the time of the year, rides can be more pleasant in either the morning or late afternoon.
All horses here are either registered Missouri Foxtrotter or Tennessee Walker.
If you are able to skillwise, you can even trot, canter, or gallop.
Sunset and moonlight rides are also offered.
There is absolutely nothing quite like a tranquil ride watching the sun set over the beautiful desert surroundings.
Have you ridden here or at any other ranch that offers tours of the New Mexican landscape? What was your experience, and would you recommend it to others? We’d love for you to share your comments.
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