Valley to Canyon to Sierra Papalo Ride

Cardon Cacti inside the canyon's protected biosphere

Explore Mary Jane & Bobby’s newest riding destinations. In the far-reaches of the Valley of Tlacolula, ascend an ancient camino real to high plateaus and freshwater springs – civilization began here 10,000 years ago.

View north from the mesa across the valley and up to the Sierra Juarez

Discover the UNESCO-protected biosphere of La Cañada, home to the greatest biodiversity of cacti in the world. Then ride the Sierra Papalo on our steady, fit horses through old growth oak and cedar forests festooned with wild bromeliads.

Descending from the Sierra Papalo to the canyon

After a spectacular morning drive from the valley into the canyon and up to the sierra at 7,200 ft. experience on horseback unparalleled  natural beauty and traditional culture.

Cala lillies thrive in the temperate climate of the Sierra Papalo.

Ride right up to Reyes Papalo’s ancient adobe brick church dedicated to the Three Kings. Dismount at the mouth to one of the world’s longest cave systems.  Ride through virgin ecosystems of towering Cardon cacti hundreds of year old. Meander through exotic mango and chicozapote orchards lining the Rio San Lorenzo. Criss-cross the Rio Salado between steep red rock canyon walls.



Riding through the narrows of the Rio Salado

Three nights deluxe lodging at Rancho Pitaya and three nights in comfortable ecotourism cabins in the villages of Concepcion Papalo & Santiago Quiotepec .

Includes: 6 nights lodging, 5 days of riding , all meals and drinks, guides & entrance fees to reserve, arrival & departure transfers. $1,950. U.S. Double occupancy,

$200 single supplement. $100 discount to return riders.   Limited to 4.