Date(s) - Saturday December 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sierra Grande Lodge, 501 McAdoo, Truth or Consequences
Join Ted Turner Expeditions on a special mountain bike tour through Animas Creek on the southern end of Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch on Saturday, December 10th, 2016.
Animas Creek is a perennial stream which flows from the southernmost end of the Rocky Mountains at the beautiful Black Range, through Ladder Ranch eastward to the storied Rio Grande river. Its rich biodiversity has attracted ancient peoples, native cultures, Spanish settlers, homesteaders and modern-day ecologists alike. The massive cottonwood canopy along Animas Creek serves as a nesting site and migration corridor for numerous species of birds. Guests will also have a chance to see deer, elk, turkeys, javalina, black bear and bison.
This fun five-hour tour also affords interpretation of two different periods of human habitation- artifacts of the Mimbres people (A.D. 1000-1150) and ruins of the local Chavez family’s turn-of-the-century adobe home site.
Guests will be provided with state-of-the-art, full suspension Santa Cruz “Tall Boy” bikes, helmets and riding gloves. To maintain a low-impact experience, this moderate skill level, 5-hour tour is limited to one party (maximum of four riders). Sign up today to take advantage of this special group pricing!