Mountain Vistas

3 hour to 7 hour tours

Between Albuquerque and Santa Fe lies a magical land of amazing high vistas and beautiful hidden valleys.  From views that reveal some of the highest peaks in central New Mexico to basins painted with the sands of ages past, the Mountain Vistas tour instills a sense of awe and inspiration.  Here, wild horses, whose ancestors arrived with the Spanish in the 1500’s, roam across the landscape.  Pottery shards and petroglyphs reveal the presence of the Ancestral Puebloan in days long past. Geological wonderlands of painted desert, beautiful formations, and petrified wood beg exploration.  Outcroppings of sandstone containing sea life fossils point to a time when the area was covered in ancient oceans, and Eocene deposits conceal the bones of giant Bronotherium.

See the Pricing section below for details on what can be seen on the different tour options.

Please note:  Wild horses may be seen on any of the Mountain Vistas tours, but cannot be guaranteed.

Sandia Mountain

Mountain Vistas Tour Pricing and Info (Tax Included):

All tours are personal and private (only your group will be on the tour), and include water and snacks.

The Mountain Vistas tour has 3 meeting location options:  one for those coming from Albuquerque, one for those coming from Santa Fe, and one for those wishing to be picked up at their hotel.  Hotel pick up is IN ALBUQUERQUE ONLY for a $35 fee. See our Meeting Locations page for details.

**10% discount for Seniors (65 and older) and military

3 HOUR TOUR:  Tour includes Ancestral ruin, painted desert, petrified wood and beautiful vistas.
$150 per person
$120 for children 17 and under
$230 for a single rider

Group of 3 or more:
$125 per person
$90 for children and teens under 17

 

4 HOUR TOUR:  Add petroglyphs, sea shell fossils and an additional painted desert area to the 3 hour tour -OR- add a slot canyon hike with sea life fossils (1 mile round trip on level ground) to the 3 hour tour owl
$195 per person
$140 for children 17 and under
$300 for a single rider

Group of 3 or more:
$150 per person
$125 for children and teens under 17

5 HOUR TOUR:  Add the petroglyphs, sea shell fossils and an additional painted desert –glyphs_croppedAND- the slot canyon hike with sea life fossils (1 mile round trip on level ground) to the 3 hour tour
$235 per person
$155 for children 17 and under
$350 for a single rider

Group of 3 or more:
$185 per person
$140 for children and teens under 17

6 HOUR TOUR:  -INCLUDES LUNCH-  Extend the 5 hour tour by visiting the site of a 350 room  Ancestral village ruin and a historic homestead.DSCN7414
$280 per person
$185 for children 17 and under
$400 for a single rider

Group of 3 or more:
$215 per person
$160 for children and teens under 17

7 HOUR TOUR:  -INCLUDES LUNCH-  Make a day of it!  In addition to everything seen on the 6 hour tour, take side trips and explore the amazing landscape both in the Jeep and on foot.  It’s your tour, so you get to call the shots!
$340 per person
$215 for children 17 and under
$450 for a single rider

Group of 3 or more:
$270 per person
$190 for children and teens under 17

A $50 DEPOSIT will be required to secure tour reservation. Deposits will be subtracted from the total cost when payment is taken at the end of your tour.  Deposits will be refunded if tour is cancelled due to weather.  Deposits will also be refunded if cancellation is requested by customer MORE THAN 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE of tour start time.

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