Just completed a 7-day trip the included hiking in Taos and Santa Fe in New Mexico and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Ojo Caliente Resort in Colorado. The hikes covered a wide range of scenic views that were amazing! We hiked up Gold Hill (which is located within the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range) through snow, down into a canyon to view the breath-taking confluence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers and hiked to the High Dune in Sand Dunes National Park. It was exhilarating, challenging and fantastic. All aspects of the trip (lodging, meals, transportation between locations, additional equipment) were covered by Timberline. The only additional expense was airfare to/from Albuquerque, NM which is where the hike started and ended. Barb Hoyt was the lead guide (also owner of Timberline). Barb has over 35 years of hiking experience, she made the trip quite memorable with her vast knowledge of the region, her tips and guidance for hiking, especially at high elevations, as well as her open and inclusive personality. If you have a question…she has an answer! Barb made sure we had a great time, were well fed and felt safe throughout the trip. Her love and respect for the outdoors was awesome and contagious! Our second guide, Donna Daniell, is the founder of Balance Your Life Coaching & Psychotherapy. She coached us on personal empowerment activities around mindfulness and self-compassion periodically throughout the week. In addition, Donna is an avid outdoor enthusiast who supported each member of the group to achieve our personal hiking goals on the trip. Thank you, Donna! Our hiking group was a perfect size (total 6 people). It was a delightful group of people and a real joy to get to know each one. This appears to be the kind of people that are attracted to Timberline! Which is just icing on the cake of a week long trip. This was my first trip with Timberline Adventures, but will not be my last!
Thank you for a fabulous trip that exceeded all expectations. Every hiking and canoeing experience was a thrill and I just felt happy to be here and to be experiencing the mountain, the desert and the river. Everything was well organized and I was especially touched by the Easter Egg Hunt, which just demonstarted the extra mile that you are willing to go.
Big Bend National Park, April 2018
We had been doing active trips for a number of years before we found Timberline Adventures. So happy to have found them! Their trips are a great way to see our National Parks.
I was one of seven guests on the Death Valley hiking trip (February 15th-20th) and I would like to commend Timberline for providing a wonderful experience. Throughout the week everything ran like clockwork from the pickup in Las Vegas to the drop-off back in Las Vegas. The daily hikes showed us the great diversity of Death Valley from sand dunes, salt flats, rock canyons and mountains. One of the highlights was the ridge walk from Dante’s Viewpoint.
The accommodations at the Ranch at Furnace Creek were excellent, as were the hearty breakfasts and dinners. Lunches were put together from fixings in the guide’s room, and no one went hungry. Additional snacks and water were carried in the minivan.
The guides, Jorge and Dave were first rate….helpful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with! My fellow hikers, although from diverse areas and walks of life, formed a compatible group, developing a distinct camaraderie
I am quite sure that this will not be my last trip with Timberline, and I can highly recommend the company for providing such an enjoyable trip. Thanks!