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Hike Italianos Forest Canyon with Tara

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Hike Italianos Forest Canyon with Tara

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike Italianos Forest Canyon with Tara

guided hike

Hike Italianos Forest Canyon with Tara

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

At 10:00 we will meet at Taos Cow, a wonderful breakfast and lunch spot (as well as making their own award-winning ice cream!) in the charming little town of Arroyo Seco on the way to Taos Ski Valley. Here we can get some lunch to go for a picnic in the forest. From there we'll drive up toward the ski valley, arriving at the Italianos trailhead in 15 minutes. We'll hike up the gorgeous, lush trail for an hour or so, depending on the speed of our group, to a meadow where we'll have lunch. This trail crosses a creek back and forth many times. There are large rocks to step on at all the crossings. Parts of the trail are steep, so this hike is for people in pretty good shape. If the group is interested, I'll teach some simple qigong exercises to better absorb the energy of the forest surrounding us. We'll then hike back down to our cars and stop again in Arroyo Seco to walk around and see the shops there, and maybe try some of that ice cream!

Your host

Learn more about Tara & Luis

Tara & Luis

I've been hiking these Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Rio Grande gorge for 24 years. A lover of people from all walks of life, I thrive on making new connections and am passionate about sharing this pristine wilderness with others. Most of us are suffering from nature-deficit disorder, a condition identified by naturalist and author, Richard Louv. I enjoy helping people experience the generosity and beauty of the forest and the mesa, allowing them to restore and rejuvenate.

What's included

Food
Trail mix
Drinks
Extra water

Where you'll be

Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco is a charming little cafe with award winning homemade ice cream, espresso drinks, and a kitchen for lunch and dinner. Italianos trail is a trail in a beautiful lush canyon on the way up to Taos Ski Valley. It crosses a creek back and forth (easy crossings because of big rocks placed to step on), is abundant with wildflowers in summer, berries and mushrooms in autumn, beautiful ice-formations along the creek in winter.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests will need appropriate gear in all seasons. I will contact each guest personally to advise.

What to bring

In winter: good waterproof hiking boots with micro-spikes and maybe snow shoes, walking poles, layered warm clothing, gators, gloves, hat, day pack with water, a happy curious attitude :-)

More tips

Italianos is a 3.5 mile trail to the ridge, gaining 2800 ft in elevation. It's pretty steep in places. We won't be hiking its entire length, but one needs to be fit to hike it.

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Tara & Luis
Hike Italianos Forest Canyon with Tara
New experience
$58/person
New experience
$58/person