Canyon Rock Art of Baja Horseback Riding Pack Trip - Baja California Mexico

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Canyon Rock Art Pack Trip

This route takes us to Cueva Pintada (Gardener Cave), Cueva de las Flechas, and more in Santa Teresa canyon.

Highlights - World Heritage sites of prime Mural Rock Art. Cultural and Natural History taught by local guides as you travel the spectacular canyon trails. Plus hear traditional lore, learn about vaquero lifestyle and other Baja trail treasures.

As the trip draws near we can help with transportation arrangement info between Loreto and San Ignacio or the sierra viilage. For 2019, on most trips, we ask that you pack your own lunch and snack items. We have saddle bags for you as part of the trip gear, and will help you with good trail lunch ideas.

Day 1 - You have just overnighted in the town of San Ignacio, or in San Francisco de la Sierra, a small mountain village - the jumping-off point for the best of Baja’s rock art sites. After breakfast on your own, we will drive into the mountains, or meet our mounts and trail guides at a small ranch near the trail head. It's safe to park cars and we return to the same ranchito on the final day.

If timing is right we can make our first camp near the famous sites at the lower part of the canyon.

Days 2-5 - In the following days we walk and ride to several vivid and varied rock art sites - Cueva Pintada, Cueva de Las Flechas, Boca de San Julio, Los Músicos, and more. We'll have a chance to swim in pristine refreshing pools, ponder a petroglyph, relax under the palms, and meditate on the ancient cultures and inhabitants of the remote gorge. Local cowboy guides add to the experience with local lore and stories. On the last night, nestled deep in Santa Teresa canyon, we’ll camp next to a ranch garden full of citrus and vegetables for an outback family’s daily use. On the final day’s ride back up and out of the canyon we end up back at our vehicles in the village of San Francisco de la Sierra. Return to San Ignacio tonight, or stay in the small hostal conveniently located at the base of a beautiful high-desert mountain.

Buen Viaje and we’ll hope to see you again in Baja!

Spring trips add-on (late Jan. to April) If you would like to have another unique Baja adventure, plan to spend an extra day or two in San Ignacio or Loreto for some spectacular whale watching tours. See or for more detail.

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