At The Little Goat Outpost, Goat Hiking is our favorite activity!
We began leading Goat Hikes in October 2018 at our original “urban homestead” in Spokane, WA (check out what our past guests have had to say about Goat Hiking with us on our “Features + Reviews” page!). Now, we are so thrilled to live just a 5-minute walk from the Carson National Forest off of Forest Rd 222 in Tres Piedras, New Mexico. This is ideal for easy access to epic goat hiking anytime, any day!
We offer the following signature Goat Hikes to travelers and locals alike:
- Carson National Forest Goat Hikes — our most popular, accessible, and frequently booked Goat Hike! This hour-long experience is available at a cost of $20 per person (children under 2 yo hike free). On this hike, we will meet where the Carson National Forest begins on FR 222 in Tres Piedras (detailed meeting instructions included with confirmation email). From there, we will hike through beautiful forested high desert terrain on established trails that are suitable for all levels of hiker. Elevation begins at just over 8,100′, and beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range are visible from clearings along the way. We are happy to snap a photo of you holding a goat in front of a mountain along the way!
- Tres Piedras Crags Goat Hikes — for the more adventurous and experienced hiker, our Tres Piedras Crags hikes cater to the outdoor enthusiast. The Tres Piedras Crags are a destination for climbing, bouldering, and scrambling in the outdoor community. What better way to explore this incredible natural area, just a 5-minute drive from our Little Goat Outpost HQ, than in the company of expert scramblers: goats! The hour-long boulder hikes at the Tres Piedras Crags are available at rate of $30 per person. We will loop the crags, climbing and scrambling at the level you are comfortable with. Incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges and desert abound!
- Mind-Body-Soul Goat Hiking — coming soon 🙂
During your time on the Goat Hike, your host (me!) will be happy to share insights from our adventure of living with goats at The Little Goat Outpost! We also love to learn about our guests’ unique life experiences and paths. Above all, the Goat Hike is designed for (safe, distant) connection with the animals and with each other.
To book one of our Goat Hikes, please email us at email@example.com with the following information:
- Which Goat Hike you would like to book;
- The total number of people who will be participating, along with names and ages;
- If you will be bringing any additional animal companions along for the hike*;
- At least 2-3 days/times that you would like to participate.
We will reply as promptly as possible with a confirmation email. The confirmation will include details on how and when to make payment for the Goat Hike, directions for the meeting-place, and recommendations on attire and what to bring with you for a comfortable and fun Goat Hike. Ask any questions you may have in advance, please; we are happy to answer!
We are blessed to work from home on a flexible schedule, which allows a great deal of availability for leading Goat Hikes. We are often able to accommodate scheduling your first preference for the day and time for the hike!
PLEASE NOTE: For ALL guests, ability to follow instructions in animal interactions, to hike safely, to respect your hiking leader, and moderate physical fitness are required for participation in our Goat Hiking activities. If you have mobility or physical fitness concerns, we are happy to dialogue with you to see if the Goat Hiking experience could work for you.
*DOGS — who are well-behaved, obey owner’s commands, and are known to be non-aggressive with other dogs and livestock are happily invited to accompany us on our Goat Hikes! We request that you let us know in advance if you plan to bring your pup along for the hike. Dogs MUST be kept on a standard 6′ leash AT ALL TIMES, unless indicated by the hike leader. Failure to observe these guidelines will result in immediate termination of the Goat Hike without refund, as unleashed or aggressive dogs can pose a mortal threat to our beloved goat companions. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated!