Taos Backcountry Snowshoeing Day Tour
$145 per person + tax | 2 pp min. | 4+ pp $129/person
Available Wednesday – Sunday, snow permitting
Difficulty Rating ●●○○○(1= easy, 3= moderate, 5= difficult)
Tour includes Snowshoes & Pole Rental, Professional Guides, and Pack Lunch
Meet at Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort at 10:00 AM return to the same location at 2:30 PM.

If You Can Walk, You Can Snowshoe

We like to say if you can walk, you can snowshoe. So, whether you are a skier/snowboarder looking for a different kind of snow adventure or you have never been on snowshoes, snowshoeing is a great experience for everyone.

Your snowshoeing expedition will begin in the lobby of Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort, where you will meet your guide and pack up for a scenic 20-minute drive up U.S. Hill to Amole Canyon.

Benefitting from a snowshoe only designation area in Carson National Forest, Amole Canyon is a pristine old growth ponderosa pine forest location with excellent conditions for all levels of snowshoe experience. Besides the uncrowded varied level of opportunities, Amole Canyon fosters appreciation for the growing popularity, quiet solitude and easy joy of snowshoeing.

After a snowshoe strapping demonstration, pole fitting, and short safety talk from your guide, your adventure begins! Enjoy two miles of backcountry trail offering great views of Picuris Peak, while meandering through a quiet blanketed wilderness mix of old growth pine and mountain meadows.

You will enjoy our delectable pack lunch to keep you energized, and we will make sure you have the primary gear, with snowshoes and poles included in the tour.

Since our trail will be at elevation over 8,000 feet, come prepared with a water bottle, backpack, snow boots, warm gloves and hat, sunglasses or goggles and comfortable waterproof thermal layered clothing. When snowshoeing you warm up quickly, so wearing multiple layers of clothing and having a backpack to stow layers, is ideal.

For a more thorough explanation of what to wear and expect, read our blog post Floating on Snow, where we highlight the specialness of snowshoeing.

“Snowshoes are a footwear for walking on top of the snow and is similar to winter hiking. Snowshoes work by distributing your weight over a larger area so that your foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation.” So, there is a feeling like you are floating on top of snow.“

Plus, if you’d like to wine-d down your serene snow hiking expedition with a wine tasting tour, we can do that for a nominal extra cost of $12 per person.

What’s Included:

  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Pack lunch
  • Shuttle to Amole Canyon
  • Professional, first aid/CPR and leave no trace certified, guide

What to Bring:

  • Snow boots or comfortable waterproof boots
  • Layered thermal clothing
  • Warm gloves and hat
  • Sunglasses or snow goggles
  • Two water bottles
  • Backpack to stow your belongings

Also receive a 10% discount on your room nights at El Monte Sagrado Resort for your pre and post tour nights.

Available December 20th 2018 thru April 1st 2019 Wednesdays through Sundays weather dependent.