Offering Private Hiking & Cultural Excursions in the Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas


Summertime in the High Desert!

Prairie coneflowers revel in a sunny meadow in the height of summer

Prairie coneflowers revel in a sunny meadow in the height of summer

Columbine hide in the shade of a boulder high in the sangre de cristo mountains

Columbine hide in the shade of a boulder high in the sangre de cristo mountains

august Sunflower waiting for a summer storm

august Sunflower waiting for a summer storm

NOTICE!: 06/01/18 The Santa Fe National Forest has closed due to extreme drought and fire danger. Please call us for alternative options for hikes! Expected to re-open mid July. Do your Rain Dance


Ojo Caliente, Springs & Hike

spiral labyrinth  near ojo's pool offers meditative walking

spiral labyrinth  near ojo's pool offers meditative walking

Ojo Caliente is one of the foremost natural spas in the southwest. Originally used by the Tewa people almost 1000 years ago, Ojo connects us easily to the past. We visit the ancient P'osi Pueblo ruins above the springs as well as explore an old Mica mine on a short hike before you are allowed to soak for up to 2 hours at your leisure in the ten mineral-rich outdoor pools, as well as use the sauna and mud bath. A beautiful, way to spend a spring day before it gets too hot!

1-5 Miles, Easy

Cerillos Hills State Park

Cerillos hills on a sunny cool morning are a feast for the heart

Cerillos hills on a sunny cool morning are a feast for the heart

Cerillos Hills State Park was created for the purpose of preserving the mining history of that region for precious metals and Turquoise in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Our hike takes us past many old mines as well as a gorgeous desert landscape. This is one of the best retreats to soak up sun and warmth in the newness of spring. There will soon be amazing photo opportunities here for flowers!

5 Miles, Moderate

Bandelier National Monument

Doorway to the past at bandelier ruins

Doorway to the past at bandelier ruins

Bandelier National Monument is one of the best preserved ancient Pre-Puebloan sites in the Southwest. It is a magical place in any season, but in springtime the canyon explodes with life. We explore the ruins along Frijoles Canyon, and hike up to the mesa to observe the "city" as a whole. Several hikes are available for different levels of energy and enthusiasm. A fantastic way to explore New Mexican culture and land. Best to visit in the spring before it gets too busy!

3-8 Miles, Moderate

"The Lover of Nature has the highest art in his soul" -Richard Jeffries