Cordova Trail Horseback Riding

The 15th most popular equestrian trail in New Mexico.

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South of Taos and northwest of Holman, the Agua Piedra Campground is a great base for exploring 13 miles of horseback riding trails ranging from 8,400 feet to 11,400. The Cordova Trail (#17) heads southwest from the campground near the group picnic area. It will take you to the junction of Comales Trail (#22), about six miles from the trailhead. Turning west on #22 will take you to Bear Mountain, while turning east will lead to the Agua Piedra Trail (#19) which will lead back to the campground.

To reach the Agua Piedra Campground from Taos, head south on SR68 to SR75. Turn left heading east on SR75 for about 22 miles. The campground is on the right. There are two trailheads from at this campground. Use the second trailhead further up the road near the corral.

Overall, Cordova Trail is the 15th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in New Mexico. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Cordova Trail including Agua Piedra Trail, Devisadero Loop Trail, Maquinita Canyon Trail and Alamitos Trail.

Cordova Trail in Carson National Forest (NM/US)

Cordova Trail in Carson National Forest (NM/US)


Local Contact(s):  CNF (505) 587-2255; Taos Visitors (800) 758-3873; NM Tourism (800) SEENEWM.

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Agua Piedra Campground

Luxury Loding:  Fechin Inn, Taos (800) 811-2938

Breakfast Restaurant:  Michaels Kitchen Restaurant, Taos

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  36.13381, -105.53292

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/16/2016

ID:  14367


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