26 Jul 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
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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.