OF JAN 01, 2011 EL PASEO LLAMA EXPEDITIONS
WILL NO LONGER OFFER LLAMA HIKES AND
EXPEDITIONS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
WE WANT TO THANK THE HUNDREDS OF GOOD
FOLKS WHO TREKKED
WITH US ON THE 1476 HIKES & EXPEDITIONS
WE HAD OVER THE PAST 17 SEASONS.
"KEEP ON TREKKING"
LLama Trekking Outdoor ECO-RECREATION Adventures in the wild
Southern Rocky Mountains of Taos & Red River, New Mexico, USA...
The finest in Taos
ECO-RECREATION. LLama trekking day hikes and llama packing treks for
wilderness adventurers, hikers, backpackers & families with small children.
All ages are welcome... we have llamas trained to carry kids too small to
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El Paseo LLama Expeditions offers llama trekking outdoor
that are fun, exciting, healthful and environmentally friendly in the uncrowded and
pristine mountain wilderness of the Sangre de Christo Mountains
and in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area of Northern
New Mexico. These mountains, the Southern Rockies, and the
Rio Grande Gorge, a Wild and Scenic River, are the outdoor playgrounds
of Taos, Red River, Angel Fire and Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Llama trekking is hiking and camping in the
wilderness with a furry four legged buddy
to carry your gear & your kids, alert you to the presence of wild life, eat
from your hand and keep you company. So while this agreeable and reliable
llama creature walks along behind you, your attention can be focused on the
scenery, vistas, flowers, the wonder and the
excitement of nature at its unspoiled best.
Llama trekking with El Paseo LLama
Expeditions adds to your enjoyment
of llama trekking because we offer custom
hiking treks and pack trips. Custom
treks means we suit your schedule and the groups are
small. If you have small kids, we’ve got llamas trained to carry them. If you
want all adult company, no problem, that’s possible also.
And we serve Gourmet food…yum. Knowledgeable guides with vast
experience in the mountains will show you the flora and fauna and explain the
local ecology and the geological features. Pristine hidden trails and meadows
that very few people get to see await you.
El Paseo Llama
expeditions offers day hikes and multi-day llama packing treks:
is our ½ day llama fun hike
which is easy and includes our famous gourmet picnic lunch. A picnic in a
scenic mountain meadow while the llamas graze on the grass nearby…Great! You
don’t have to carry the little ones either. Our fun hikes take place on one of
the following trails (in season): Devisadero, Mondragon Canyon, Elliot Barker
or Columbine Canyon. See the Trail Descriptions for
you’re a seasoned hiker wanting more challenge and adventure, there are our
custom ½ day and all-day hikes.
We have a wide range of trails available and we will
work with you to make a custom trek that will suit you to a “T”.
Trail descriptions we offer. The llamas are our
trail buddies and carry the heavy stuff.
about a custom multi-day camping
llama pack trek?
We make them in all levels to make sure your trek is a memorable good time
adventure. Our family adventures
provide both the kids and the adults with a great
time. Our adult adventures are
geared to the group's abilities and desires
and could take you
to the furthest corners of the wilderness. Soft air mattresses and three
season tents will keep you sheltered and comfortable.
Trek descriptions we have.
is Andrew and I spend most of my summer trekking and camping in the mountains.
As the head guide, cook and bottle washer, and with 35 years of experience in
these mountains, I will take you to our exciting pristine
Our llamas are the best because they are
professionally trained, experienced, people friendly and love to carry kids.
This web site will tell you everything about llama trekking in the mountains
of Northern New Mexico and the great offerings from El Paseo LLama
LLama trekking is well suited to many people.
Here is a list of some that find it the best thing going since
looking for that perfect
trail to hike in the Taos, Red River, Angel Fire area. We know all the
trails...even the ones that have slipped off the maps and are not in the
guide books. We will show you that perfect trail. Just tell us what you want
and we'll take you there.
Families with small children... Haven't been
hiking on a wilderness adventure since before little Bobby was born? We have
trained llamas to carry children too young to hike
because El Paseo LLama wants your children to love the outdoors as much as
you do. A wonderful family vacation.
Eco-tourists. There is no finer
way to experience all the natural beauty and wonder of the southern Rockies
than on a llama trek with a knowledgeable guide. Hiking with a llama is the
least intrusive way to enter the forests and mountains allowing us to view
undisturbed nature and leave it that way... leave-no-trace!!
- Fitness enthusiasts. Are you a walker, do you
work out? Llama trekking will allow you to indulge your passion in the wild, i.e., away
from the track or path you use all year. A vacation experience that is healthy for your
spirit and your body.
- Adventurers who want to get away
into the mountains
but don't have the gear or the experience. We provide all the necessary gear with llamas
to carry it and 35 years of experience in these mountains. In the past
seventeen seasons, we
have taken 1476 hikes and expeditions...that's experience!
El Paseo LLama Expeditions will take you to pristine
campsites away from the crowds. In 35 years, we have found trails no longer
on the maps and wonderful campsites that only the old timers remember...that's experience!
wanting a wilderness adventure with the level
of comfort that pack animals can bring, e.g., full length Thermorest
mattresses, spacious 3-season tents, gourmet food, that extra sweater, real mugs, bowls
and cutlery ( no sierra cups here) and did I mention gourmet food?
- Adventurers who are environmentalists or conservationists
and don't want to spoil nature. El Paseo LLama Expeditions always practices the
trace" approach and llamas with their padded feet leave no more sign of their passing then
the family dog. Our campsites are pristine because you cannot tell we
camped there before.
lovers, wildflower enthusiasts, bird watchers, animal lovers, and llama
lovers. We usually see wildlife such as Elk, Mule Deer, Big
Horn Sheep & Eagles as well as numerous smaller creatures on our expeditions. Llamas
lovers looking for that new
experience. Been there? Done that? Try llama trekking for a change of pace.
to Llama Trek
with hands on experience.
We will "show & tell" you how it's done.
Important facts about El Paseo
El Paseo LLama
gives you all the information up front.
No small print or unwelcome
surprises because this web site has been designed to inform you.
Check it out. Here you will find everything you
need to know to plan and prepare for your trekking adventure.
El Paseo LLama's season:
2 to 3 Day Expeditions operate from April to mid
4 to 5 Day Expeditions operate from
June to mid
Starting the season in the lower mountains
and the Rio Grande Gorge, we then move the
expeditions into the
higher mountains as the snow melts. The timing for this
varies but is usually some time in June. We know where the snow lasts and can plan
expeditions to avoid lingering snow. In the Fall, we
work our way back down as the season advances.
and Full Day hikes are offered year round and
in the Winter are taken on a trail in the lower mountains
or the Rio Grande Gorge.
LLama Expeditions provides all the necessary equipment for your hike or expedition.
We supply the llamas and all their gear. We include sturdy three season tents and
comfortable sleeping pads as well as all the food and water and all the kitchen and
camping gear. All you need to bring is an adventuring spirit, and personal items:
clothing, rain gear, toiletries, sleeping bag (we have warm bags for a small fee if you
don't have one) and a day pack to carry your camera, film, snacks, water bottle and other
small items. Click on the links to find more details on the clothing to bring and the gear we provide.
This web site is designed to be a one stop source for llama trekking and
has all the information you will need as well as a pannier full
To make navigation easier, we have a TRAIL MAP.
Click on the TRAIL MAP button at the bottom of each page
on our sign post at the top of each page to get to the table of contents.
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Listed with the NM
Dept. of Tourism.
Member Taos Chamber of Commerce
Member Red River Chamber of Commerce
in Taos Unlimited Recreation
Member of Peak to Peak
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