New Mexico
Northern New Mexico: Mountains, Rivers and Treks With Your Grandchild
Hike at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, raft the Rio Grande, horseback ride along the Turquoise Trail and trek with a llama as you explore New Mexico with your grandchild.
Rating (4.25)
Program No. 21848RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Experience the unique cultures and history of New Mexico in this exciting outdoor program complete with a whitewater raft adventure on the Rio Grande and a trek through the mountains with llamas as your companions. Explore fascinating archeological sites, climb ladders and peer into caves where people lived thousands of years ago, and learn about geology and local flora and fauna from experts who lead your firsthand discovery of the natural beauty of northern New Mexico.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to four hours daily at elevations of 7,000-10,000 feet with some steep inclines and ladders. Getting in/out of rafts and strenuous paddling during rafting trip.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the unique, other-worldly landscapes of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
  • Enjoy the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch as you trek with a llama.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-15.
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Heidi McKinnon
Heidi McKinnon has lived in New Mexico since 1992. Her career focuses on historical memory, human rights and indigenous communities in the America, with over 15 years of experience at organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution and Curators without Borders. She holds a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico, and is the founder of a nonprofit that works to design exhibitions and educational programming for international development projects.
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