Steel and Wheels - Via Ferrata and E-bike Tours — Ted Turner Reserves
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Steel and Wheels – Via Ferrata and E-bike Tours


Jul. 10, 2022 - Sep. 5, 2022

Harness up and hold on with our new nature-based activities – Via Ferrata and E-biking!

We want YOU to be among the first to take part in our debut experiences. Book your visit to Vermejo between July 10th and September 5th to enjoy a complimentary guided Via Ferrata climb AND E-bike tour!

Merrick Lake Climbing Park Via Ferrata

Going up! Via Ferrata, which is Italian for “iron way,” is a system of metal ladders and cables developed in World War I to move troops through the alps. Today, it’s become a fun and popular pastime worldwide! With balance-beam walks, a swinging bridge crossing, and a rock prow traverse that puts you 30 feet off the ground, our course is an approachable and thrilling introduction to this elevated activity.


Imagine riding with the wind constantly at your back… Relaxing, isn’t it? Alongside our fleet of mountain and gravel bikes, you can now experience the thrill of e-mountain bikes! With a motor built into the frame, these pedal-assist bicycles provide extra power to make those hills easier and to keep your ride smoother.



Looking to add an extra element of exploration to your stay? For an additional fee, take part in any other of our premium guided excursions, such as…

Elk Meadows Hike

Silhouettes of a group of elk on the hill of a meadow
Photo by Sean Fitzgerald

If you’re looking for a high-country hike without the altitude sting of summiting a peak, enjoy a trip to Elk Meadows. After a gentle climb through ponderosa forest, you’ll reach the edge of a colossal alpine pasture that is carpeted with wildflowers all summer long. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the frequent wildlife – elk and bear!

Private Headquarters Horseback Ride

A group of individuals riding on horseback through Spring Canyon in Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve

Looking for more saddle time without the commitment of traversing the high country? We tailor extended horseback rides around Vermejo’s headquarters! Saunter around the grasses of Butler Flats. Gently amble up Reed Canyon to a picturesque meadow. Ride along with a wrangler to some of the most picturesque, yet nearby areas of the reserve.


Connect with nature during our newest activities, and discover a new view of your reserve.