Trail Rides

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We offer a variety of guided horseback tours:

Reservations recommended, call 575-754-1700 to book a ride.



Bittercreek Mountain Trail 

We have rides leaving the stables daily at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm. This is our most popular ride. The trail climbs 400+ feet offering beautiful vistas of Red River, Bittercreek Canyon and the ski area. Good for all levels of experience.

Price: $50 per horse (all prices include tax)


summer ride

New ride and dine at Red River Ski Area!


   Steaks for Saddle Up


Saddle Up



If you want a new experience in Red River try “Saddle Up To The Grill”,  a sizzling culinary adventure which includes an hour horseback ride presented by Red River Stables on a trail around the Red River Ski & Summer Area to the Grill at the Lift House where you will be served your choice of a legendary steak seasoned to perfection, savory salmon fillet seared with lemon herb spice, or a drunken Cornish game hen.

All entrees will be grilled to your liking right before your eyes. Your sides consist of leafy green mix with homemade dressings, pasta salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetable medley and artisan bread rolls.

You will also be tempted with your choice of:
Dutch oven blackberry cobbler including homemade ice cream,  bourbon chocolate pie, or New York style cheesecake with caramel or raspberry sauce.

Rides meet at the Lift House Guest Service office at 3:30 pm.

For those that do not ride ask to join your family at 5 pm for the dinner only.

6 person minimum

Cost is $99 Adult and $65 Youth (4-12)

Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance  by calling  575-754-2223 x 202 or book online at:


This event is sponsored by Red River Ski & Summer Area in conjunction with Red River Stables.  It can only be booked online at the link above or by calling 575-754-2223 x 202.


Red River Ski Area or Sawmill Trail                    IMG_20150713_121109

Leaving  the stables at 9:30 am, 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm this ride is great for intermediate as well as expert riders.

Price:  $ per horse


Goose Creek Trail 

Leaving the stables at 8:30 am or 1:00 pm the Goose Creek Trail is a great ride for intermediate  to  advanced riders.
Price:  $ per horse                   IMG_20150630_144810


Middle Fork Lake Trail

Leaving the stables at 8:00 am or 1:00 pm ride to Middle Fork Lake and enjoy the scenery at a remote high mountain lake.  Beginners to intermediate riders.
Price:  $ per horse


Red River Ski Area Trail

Leaving the stables at 10:00 am, ride on nice, wide trails up to the Tip Restaurant and enjoy a bite to eat on the deck while gazing at some of the most spectacular scenery New Mexico has to offer! Recommended for intermediate to advanced riders.

Price:  $ per horse*
*Price for ride only, you are responsible for your meal.


Leaving the stables at 8:00 am ride to the highest peak in New Mexico – 13,161′.  All you can say about this adventure is – UNBELIEVEABLE!
Intermediate to advanced riders only.  8 hour ride.                                                                     Price:  $ per horse

Private Rides – (your group only) can be scheduled for an additional $10/hour/horse.

NOTE:  No doubles on any multi-hour ride – doubles only on the 1 hour tour.