The finest in Taos Outdoor Recreation. LLama trekking day hikes and llama packing treks for  wilderness adventurers, hikers, backpackers & families with small children.
All ages are welcome... our llamas are trained to carry kids to small to hike.
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El Paseo LLama leads the way to Wilderness Adventures


Welcome to ElPaseoLLama.Com, El Paseo LLama Online. Llama trekking outdoor recreation adventures are fun, exciting, healthful, environmentally friendly and just about the best way to get away from it all.   This web site will tell you everything about llama trekking in the Northern New Mexico mountains near Taos, Santa Fe, Angel Fire and Red River.

Llama trekking is one of the best forms of outdoor recreationMy name is Andrew and I spend most of my summer trekking and camping in the mountains with folks like yourself. I will be your guide, taking you on a virtual hike through our web site to show you the great treat that you have in store when you trek the Northern New Mexico Rocky Mountains near Taos with El Paseo LLama. I will be your guide again when your virtual trek becomes reality.

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 quiet, the peace... nature at its unspoiled best.

One thing that you will notice is the routes we take will not be too crowded with other campers. We have carefully selected camp sites that you and your kids will enjoy without any interference. The locations have beautiful views with trees and lakes that you will enjoy during your trip.

Llama trekking is well suited to many people. Here is a list of some that find it the best thing going since sliced bread:

  • Hikers 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.
  • Backpackers ready to move up to the that deluxe dream trek where the pack is light and the food is great and the sleeping pad is thick. You work hard all year! Don't carry that heavy pack another inch. Llamas love to carry loads...no kidding.
  • Families with small children... Haven't been hiking on a wilderness adventure since before little Bobby was born? We have llamas trained to carry children too young to hike. A wonderful family vacation.
    Little kids can ride! See our sister site "A Family Llama Trek" to learn more about Kids and Llamas, Kids and Trekking, and Kids and Camping.
  • 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. Visit Most Inside for a guide to selecting a spouse.
  • 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 26 years of experience in these mountains. In the past eight seasons, we have taken 631 hikes and expeditions... that's experience!
    El Paseo LLama Expeditions will take you to pristine campsites away from the crowds. In 26 years, we have found trails no longer on the maps and wonderful campsites that only the old timers remember... that's experience!
  • Adventurers 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 leave no trace approach and llamas with their padded feet leave no more sign of their passing then the family dog.
  • Nature 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 attract Elk!
  • Adventure lovers looking for that new experience. Been there? Done that? Try llama trekking for a change of pace.
  • Learn to Llama Trek with hands on experience.   We will "show & tell" you how it's done.

Important facts about El Paseo LLama Expeditions:

El Paseo LLama offers 1/2 day fun llama treks that are easy and day hikes for the casual or serious hiker. Expeditions range from 2 days to 8 days and from the very easy to challenging. We will customize your trek to your interests and abilities. See the Day Hike Catalog & the Expedition Catalog for details.


El Paseo LLama's season:
2 to 8 Day Expeditions operate from early May to mid October.
Starting the season in the lower mountains, we then move 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.
½ Day and Full Day hikes are offered year round
and in the Winter are taken on a trail in the lower mountains.
El Paseo 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.

  Your guide to information on this site 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 of photos.
To make navigation easier, we have a TRAILMAP.
Click on the TRAILMAP button at the bottom of each page or the hiker sign on our sign post at the top of each page to get to the table of contents.

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