Taos Backcountry Snowshoeing Day Tour
$175 per person + tax for party of two | $139 per person + tax for party of three or more
Available Wednesday – Sunday, snow and weather permitting
Tour includes Snowshoes & Pole Rental, Professional Guides, Pack Lunch & Hot Beverage
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 to four 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.“
- Snowshoes and poles
- Pack lunch from Taos Local Manzanita Market
- 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
- Thermal Mug for Hot Beverage
- Two water bottles (water to fill bottles provided)
- 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.