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... Dean for your humor and hands on knowledge of Albuquerque and professionally flying us all over the city and added bonus was the view of the amazing Rio Grande river below Cant wait for the next balloon ride!
Answered questions, pointed out landmarks, did all the, drop into the Rio Grand, skimmed treetops, etc... loved the ride so much will probably come back to a festival to see all the balloons on the sky.
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However if you are looking for a trip where you can have a chance to look at the beautiful scenery and just relax, learn about the area, and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, this is the perfect trip!
We started the day with a gentle ride along the scenic river, our guide taught us basic rafting and paddling techniques, then we beached at an awesome spot for Chicken Fajita lunch!
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World Balloon

Albuquerque
our balloon ride was on April 15th, our pilot was Murray, and the whole experience was incredible! booking was easy and worth every penny!
I had some fears about taking a hot air ballon ride but from the first moment the team and pilots of the World Balloon company put me at ease.
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The tours I participated in were: Ghost Ranch Hiking Tour in Georgia O'Keeffe Country, Hiking in Rio Grande Del Norte Monument and Taos Pueblo Tour, Taos Artisan Walking Tour, Chaco Canyon Day Tour, Hiking Tour in...
... bodies with delicious food--Angelisa's balsamic chicken is so great, fed our brains with insider knowledge about the Pueblos of Chaco Canyon, and nourished our souls with laughter, courage, and positive energy.
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Thomas with Mountain Skills provided a wonderful safe, challenging, invigorating, and fun experience rock climbing in Red Rock! Mountain Skills and Thomas both listened to what I was looking for and customized the...
This is the first time I ever hired a climbing guide (I'm 61) and Jay affirmed every reason to engage him and Mountain Skills - passionate about being out climbing, really good dude to hang out with, great instruc...
Best family outing for adults and kids!
I saw a story about this outing over 10 years ago and was delighted to finally go.
Clint has a great general knowledge of the local history, culture and geology that make the White Mesa area so unique...and he catered to my husband's true love of jeeping with a few perfect challenging jeep roads.
I cannot adequately describe how beautiful the desert was, how knowledgeable and delightful Clint was, and how much fun we had exploring, learning, and chasing wild horses across the desert in "The Boss".
As a local for many years and a geologist by education and trade, he was extremely knowledgeable, pointing out and explaining the geology, flora and fauna and culture of the first people who inhabited the area.
Scott is extremely knowledgeable and was attentive to when we needed to stop and catch our breath for a moment with the high altitude.
Our fishing guide, Shane, was great – a very knowledgeable, professional fisherman; easy going, and a born teacher who explained and demonstrated the casting and fishing skills essential to catching trout in the m...
Their 3-day package that I booked also included lodging with excellent meals at The Juniper Cabin... the lodging was very comfortable and clean... and, all my meals were prepared with my dietary needs fully met.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND - (Kid Friendly) - way better than half day lift ticket Great bargain, Fantastic time - wranglers were great with kids - price included everything: full snow suit, helmet, and boots (even sleds if...
Amazing 2 hour scenic mountain 4 wheeler ATV tour; mostly through national forest; rough terrain; adrenaline rush; anywhere from 3-10 ATV in group; Michael was our guide and was amazing; gave us a lot of history o...
The trip was a beautiful and peaceful experience.
I searched extensively online for a balloon company in Taos and ended up going with the recommendation of my hotel.
Johnny and his entire crew (Merlin, Jeannie, Marlene and Sunbird) made our hot air balloon ride the highlight of our Santa Fe trip!! From the minute we booked our trip, Johnny was responsive, informative and made...
Once back on the ground and the balloons are folded and the equipment stored back on the trucks, a small array of breakfast snacks are offered- champagne, OJ, a few sodas, small muffins, goldfish and pretzels, som...
Horses were great (I had Cherokee), scenery was unbeatable, weather was perfect (it is Santa Fe) and Joaquin went out of his way to make sure we were safe and enjoying ourselves, even to the point of occasionally...
They took us into private land where we rode over a variety of terrain up a ridge line to enjoy a sunset picnic (we brought wine/ champagne and a variety of fruits and snacks) I was impressed with the fact that th...
The majority of the trip was a relaxing float, with just the right amount of occasional larger rapids to satisfy our sense of adventure as first time rafters.
It was our first time to visit Taos,NM and Los Rios River Runners was an excellent choice for a White Water rafting trip.

Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Wonderful self-guided tour through the Natural Entrance into an amazing wonderland of formations - stalactites, stalagmites, columns, pools and on and on.
If you are a camera buff, be sure to take a tripod with you, as the the lighting is very low, subtle and mysterious, lending to some time exposure photos that you'll be particularly proud of.

Canyon Trail

Cochiti Pueblo
The Canyon Trail in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is an awesome trail with big payoffs for a small effort.
Wear hiking shoes and be ready with lots of water and some great photos!
Rented 2 cannondale skinny tire road bikes for a 20+ mile ride on the Bosque Trail ($30 - half day) - used but very well maintained - Tiagra groupset and paddle shifters.
Stop at the Rio Grade Nature Center heading north along the trail.
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... around us including some interesting tidbits about various plants, rock formations, and mining history - all while making sure we were comfortable on our horses and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery and sunset.
Harold took us through the trails he himself had set up in the vast, quiet, pristine rolling hills of the nearby State Park and shared his knowledge of the region as well as personal stories.
We can’t say enough about Wren’s skills, he truly is an exceptional guide and kept us safe and comfortable but led us through remarkable rapids that took our breath away.
I asked them to provide a lunch for us as well - and it was delicious - I would highly recommend them - in fact - hoping to come back and do the full day trip with the bigger rapids next year if the water is high...
I would like to thank our very knowledgeable tour guide “Moonshine Russ” for accompanying the amazing views and fun ride with a great sense of humor and very insightful information about New Mexico’s past that, ev...
We took the greenie peak with Russ and it was really fun.. he made it very adventurous and gave a great history lesson.. we were a group in ages from 15 to 40 and we all enjoyed it..
Dené was a wonderful guide and she was especially gracious when we changed our agenda a couple days beforehand.
Enchanted journeys de Santa Fe- Bandelier National Park
We had a Wonderful time on a thrilling outdoor adventure with knowledgable professionals.
He was attentive to reading the river and instructing our group in paddling, while still able to provide enjoyable dialog along the river route.
Christine was a great guide; with instructions, with encouragement and with great stories about everything - history, geography, geology, wildlife spotting and even the real life tales and "legends" of how each ra...
... seasoned and captivating guide, pointing out the fun facts of the beautiful canyon, wildlife (including bighorn sheep!), and interesting plant life while making us feel confident in his expert whitewater skills.
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Gorgeous scenery, birds and water Fun! Jase was an awesome guide, courteous, knowledgeable and made a beautiful day even more Fun!
... downstream in our stable sit on top kayaks, peacefully yet powerfully; the unique New Mexico riparian woodlands (Bosque) sheltering the wildlife; the magnificent Sandia Mountains rising into the sky on the East.
He was extremely informative about the area, the culture of the Pueblo, the history of Santa Fe and more!
We saw wild horses, petroglyphs, and some of the most beautiful land we've ever seen.

La Luz Trail

Albuquerque
Part of the parks managed by Cibola National Forest, this out and back trail is one of the training destinations for professional athletes due to the high altitude.
extra to the Tram were a great workout and the views from the top of the Tram are fantastic.

Tsankawi

Los Alamos
An assortment of 3 ladders easily scaled by a 67 and 70 year old with interesting narrow trails etched into the tuft over the Mesa that was home to the ancestral Tewa Pueblo people in the 1400’s.
While we enjoyed our morning visit to the main section of Bandelier and the Main Loop/Alcove House hike, we felt this trail was more exciting and more of an adventure.
Pony rides are offered for the kiddos too young to ride the trail (I believe they need to be 5 for trail) No, you won’t get to run through the forest on horseback, but it’s a very nice leisurely ride for people wh...
Benjamin was very knowledgeable about the hoses and was so good with our kiddos!
It was a great weekend and we highly recommend Jeremy and Bodie of Turquoise Trout for your adventure on Eagle Nest Lake in New Mexico.
I recommend Jeremy and Turquoise Trout Guide Service to anyone who has a passion for fishing and the great outdoors.
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