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Wild Earth Llama Adventures
Ranked #1 of 18 Outdoor Activities in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Llama Trekking Adventures in New Mexico's Pristine Wilderness! "Take a Llama to Lunch!" Wilderness Day Hikes Multi-Day Wilderness Adventures Custom Wilderness Events What's Llama Trekking? Llama Trekking is Hiking and Camping with our team of eco-friendly trail llamas, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Gorege, near Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the trail, our gentle surefooted llamas carry the gear, leaving you unburdened to experience the natural beauty and inspiring solitude of the New Mexico wilderness. Experienced Naturalist Guides share information about local ecology, natural history, regional folklore, and wilderness skills. Backcountry Gourmet Meals are served on all of our New Mexico wilderness trips. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Call us to answer any questions of to make reservations!
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

You cannot miss this adventure!! Hiking with the llamas was INCREDIBLE and FUN - but even more important was hiking with Stuart, our guide, who was so much fun and so knowledgeable and passionate about the wilderness and nature. We learned so much! It was a totally awesome day. A thunderstorm in the middle of the hike wound up being part of the adventure - with tarp packed on our llamas everyone helped set up the tarp so we could be safe under it during the thunderstorm. Our llama hike was definitely a highlight of our trip to New Mexico. We have a new love and respect of llamas, and certainly a deeper understanding of the wilderness....This should not be missed. It was AWESOME!!!

Thank vacation1923
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and I took this hike in early August. We were the only adults in our group without children. We hike a great deal and thought it would be a fun experience to do so with llamas. When we arrived at the site and saw all of the kids who would be joining us, we thought "oh no". From the moment Stuart, the guide and owner, greeted us, we were under his spell. We felt just like the children; giddy with excitement and anxious to get to know our llamas. Stuart is extremely knowledgeable, personable, kind and energetic. It was a fun hike, not too strenuous and we stopped frequently to listen to Stuart beguile us with history of the area, to pick wild raspberries and thumberries and taste wild oregano and parsley. Being with the children made the day even more special and we can't wait to take our grandchildren when they are old enough. Lunch, prepared by Stuart's wife, was delicious and filling. It was an incredibly fun and interesting day. We toured an old gold mine which was an absolute surprise and wonderful treat. There was a young woman and her 8 year-old daughter on the hike with us. She told us she was an opera singer who was working this summer at the Santa Fe Opera. As she sat on the steps in the parking lot where we ended our day and I filled her glass with prosecco, I asked if she would sing for us. She just smiled and as she filled the mountains and our souls with her moving rendition of America the Beautiful, we all got chills bumps. It was an amazing day with an equally amazing end.

We plan on taking the overnight trip with Stuart next summer and we can hardly wait. Don't miss this adventure if you are ever in the Red River area!

Thank lisa b
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

How's this for a not-to-be-missed vacation adventure? Picture yourself walking through some of the country's most majestic wilderness, being the in the company of a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and kind naturalist/guide and enjoying the day with eight interesting, unique and enjoyable llamas, one of which is "yours" for the day? My friend and I joined 10 other day trekkers (including four wonderful children) and had a great time from start to finish. The walk was do-able if you are even moderately fit and there's plenty of opportunity to rest while the llamas nibble on some over hanging leaves or Stuart (your guide and "llama guy") shares some of his vast knowledge of nature with you. You will walk among aspens and pines, take a bridge over crystal clear waters and enjoy a gourmet lunch overlooking an alpine meadow, while the llamas get in some R&R. Vacations are typically times to pack in as much as possible, but take the day and spend it with the llamas. You definitely won't regret it and if you're like us, it will be a highlight of a great getaway.

Thank kittydoc
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

What a fun experience! We had four kids in our party--ages 9, 11, 12, and 14. Stuart was an amazing guide and really involved the kids in the adventure. It was fun and educational--truly a memorable experience for all. Our hike was perfect for all ages and the lunch was delicious. We highly recommend this activity.

Thank janice p
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We drove up to Taos, NM from Texas looking for an interesting hiking experience. Wild Earth Llama Adventures gave us exactly that, plus a great lunch and a lot of laughs. Our naturalist guide was informative and entertaining. He kept us and our pack llamas moving at a comfortable pace that accommodated all of our group's age levels and abilities. My husband and I joined ten others who ranged in age from pre-teen to sixties. The regal llamas carried our backpacks so we could focus on the terrain. The sure-footed llamas knew the trail well, so there was never a misstep. Lunch at the half-way point was a New York style deli spread of fresh organic fixings and some R&R next to the stream nearby. Wild Earth Adventures also offers multi-day treks for hikers who want overnight camping experiences in the gorgeous Kit Carson National Forest, as well as snowshoe treks during the winter months. We loved it!!

Thank Lynda R
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