Hiking Vacations in New Mexico

Hiking Vacations in New Mexico
New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment. The state is home to a diverse series of ecosystems, from high deserts, to alpine mountains. Within New Mexico are boundless opportunities to hike these unique systems, experiencing as an active participant the natural history of the state. There are several options for hiking vacations and getaways in New Mexico.

Backroads: Santa Fe and Taos Hiking Tours

Backroads is an adventure travel company specializing in hiking, trekking and bicycling vacations around the world. Backroads offers a New Mexico Hiking Tour. Tours last six nights, seven days and are filled with hiking each day. Days are spent hiking along the Bandelier National Monument, following Ancestral Puebloan routes, walking at Santuario de Chimayó and exploring the trails at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. All meals and lodging are included in vacation packages. Guides, transportation, snacks and drinks are provided as part of the vacation fees.

801 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94710-1800


The World Outdoors

Outdoor adventure travel specialists The World Outdoors offer a six-day, five-night New Mexico Hiking Vacation package. All meals, snacks, ground transportation to trail heads and destinations, lodging and guides are part of the vacation package and are included in charges. Participants spend days hiking trails in the Sangre de Christo Mountains, Pecos National Monument, an Anasazi settlement and into Georgia O'Keefe country near Bandelier National Monument. It is recommended to bring hiking and backcountry clothing, sun protection and any personal items on the trip.

The World Outdoors
2840 Wilderness Place
Suite D
Boulder, CO 80301

Custom Hiking Tours

Travelers can choose their own trails, itineraries and lodges and hire a private guide from Outspire Hiking and Snowshoe Guides. The possibilities are numerous when booking a private hiking guide. Outspire is based in Santa Fe and arranges for trails in the Sangre de Christo, Santa Fe and Taos. Guides are versed in wilderness medicine, the natural history of the region, cultural history of New Mexico and backcountry travel and techniques. All snacks and drinks are provided during custom day treks and hikes. Day trips are between one and seven hours, depending on participants' level of ability and physical conditioning.

Outspire Hiking and Snowshoeing Guides
P.O. Box 33193
Santa Fe, NM 87594


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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