SlideTrail Trek Down the Rio Pueblo Gorge to the Rio Grande Junction

SlideTrail Trek Down the Rio Pueblo Gorge to the Rio Grande Junction

SlideTrail Trek Down the Rio Pueblo Gorge to the Rio Grande Junction

What: Guided Tour of the Slide Trail on the Rio Pueblo Gorge

Total Trip Time (leaving parking lot to returning): ~2.5 hours  (3.5 miles round trip)

Meeting Times: Friday Oct. 7 at 12:30 PM

Where to Meet: BLM Parking Lot at the end of County Road 110 (about 3 miles past Taos Country Club, ~11 miles from Taos Plaza)

Tour Leader: Amigos Bravos (Joe Zupan, Exec. Dir.)

Actual Tour Time: 2.0 hour (out and back)

Terrain: Well established gravel trail, about 600 feet elevation gain on the way back

What to Bring: Water bottle, sun-screen, comfortable/sturdy walking shoes.

Group Limit: 20

Age Limit: None

Difficulty Level: Easy to intermediate

Special Directions, Safety Restrictions, etc.:

Tour Description: The Slide Trail is a Taos County favorite, gradually making the way down the Rio Pueblo gorge to the confluence of the Rio Pueblo and the Rio Grande.  The slide trail offers really incredible vistas, a good amount of exercise yet fine for novice hikers, and the opportunity to see wildlife including bighorn sheep and possibly even river otters! The trail is well-established and is more of a “walk” than a hike, but walking back up from the confluence involves a 600 ft elevation gain so any hiking experience will be beneficial.