Our mission is to promote the outdoors and outdoor activities in New Mexico by offering customized guided adventures for group and leisure travelers that include hiking, mountain biking and 4×4 adventures. We strive to cultivate interest in the outdoors, foster respect for our wilderness areas as well as wildlife, and educate others on the importance of conservation. Most importantly, our goal is to have FUN outdoors and share our love of the mountains with others!
Santa Fe Walkabouts (DBA Santa Fe Mountain Adventures) operates in accordance with permits issued by the USDA Santa Fe National Forest, Bandelier National Monument and the Bureau of Land Management (Rio Puerco and Taos). Santa Fe Walkabouts (DBA Santa Fe Mountain Adventures) has full Commercial Liability Insurance and Commercial Auto Insurance, and has been certified by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to operate as a regulated motor carrier (PRC NO. 56483).
Georges and Sue started Santa Fe Walkabouts in 2008, with a desire to show visitors the natural beauty of New Mexico and to share the depth of the state’s history and culture. The first few years were challenging but we persevered and, by 2011, had developed a solid reputation in Santa Fe and on the social media platforms such as TripAdvisor. In November 2015, Santa Fe Walkabouts acquired Santa Fe Mountain Adventures and embarked upon a new phase of the company’s journey. Our plan for Santa Fe Mountain Adventures is to continue sharing the great outdoors with our guests while having fun ourselves. We have a fabulous team of experienced and adventurous outdoor guides along, with a solid and reliable team at the office, who embrace our philosophy – reconnect with nature, do what you love, and live life to the fullest!
Georges Mally, owner and guide, moved to Santa Fe in May 2007 from Paris, France. Georges, who speaks French, Bulgarian, English, and Russian, is an avid outdoors enthusiast and loves hiking, bicycling, and skiing. He has hiked throughout Europe (the Alps and the Balkans) and parts of Asia (Thailand) and Africa (Madagascar); he has also bicycled through much of France. His most recent adventures by bicycle include a trip from Chicago to Los Angeles on the Old Route 66, and a two-week tour of the Four Corners region. Georges loves the mountains of New Mexico as well as its rich cultural heritage and is thrilled at the opportunity to share his passion with fellow hikers.
Sue Mally, co-owner, packed her belongings and headed west to New Mexico from New York in late 2004. She and her two Border Collies, Kip and Derby (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2009 and 2010), spent countless hours exploring the trails around Santa Fe before serendipitously meeting Georges in September, 2006, and jointly deciding to start Santa Fe Walkabouts/Santa Fe Mountain Adventures. Sue is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company but she occasionally heads out on the shorter trails and scenic tours with clients. She loves the beauty of New Mexico, the brilliant blue skies, and the tranquility of the mountains. She is eager to share her love of the area and looks forward to being able to organize a special day for visitors.
Murjo Mally, Border Collie extraordinaire, is the new mascot for Santa Fe Mountain Adventures. Born in Mora County, New Mexico, he’s a true native who loves working with Georges and Sue and checking out new trails for our clients!
Owen Perillo, the founding owner of Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, is a graduate of Cornell University and was a former Leadership Partner at Accenture, a publicly held consulting and outsourcing company. At Accenture, Owen led a global advanced technologies group, serving clients that included several start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies in the travel services, transportation and consumer products industries. His strong project management skills help ensure the success of large, complex programs at SFMA.He retired early from Accenture, in 2002, to spend more time with his family and to pursue a second career aligned with his passions of outdoor adventure, destination management, health and fitness. Since then, Owen has studied Exercise Physiology and Outdoor Education, and is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified Health Fitness Instructor. Owen is also certified in Wilderness First Aid. His hobbies include hiking, running, biking, skiing, triathlons and travel. He has climbed many fourteeners in Colorado,summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2007 and trekked to Macchu Pichu in 2012.