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New Mexico Cattle Drives

Burnt Well Guest Ranch in Roswell, New Mexico has just announced they will be adding two new cattle drives to their schedule.  This is a great opportunity for those who have dreamed of experiencing the West in true “cowboy” style!

March 17-23 the ranch will rotate 50 pairs from Burnt Well to the lease and back.  You will have the opportunity to drive 50 head from Burnt Well to the lease on Monday and Tuesday, gather the 50 at the lease that need to be brought home on Wednesday and drive them to Burnt Well on Thursday and Friday.

This same schedule will basically be repeated for the fall cattle scheduled for October 13-19.

The third cattle drive is the 2nd Annual Chisum Challenge Ranch Rodeo Cattle Drive, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2013 where Burnt Well will be driving some of their cattle the 30 miles to the rodeo grounds in Roswell and watch them be used in the rodeo.  This drive is a little different from the normal ranch to ranch cattle drives.   Unlike their usual cattle drives (and 6 day ranch stays) where you arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart on Saturday, the Chisum Challenge Cattle Drive will be Monday afternoon arrival, Sept. 30 and Sunday morning departure October 6.  This is so you can attend both Friday and Saturday night performances of the rodeo.  You can see the itinerary from this year’s drive at; http://burntwellguestranch.com/?page_id=14

Burnt Well Guest Ranch‘s cattle drive prices are $1,710.00 per person, not including tax.  On these drives you will be camping out on the trail 3-5 nights.  The ranch provides you with a ‘cowboy’ bedroll (a 3″ mattress made up with sheets & blankets and rolled in a tarp),  ‘cowboy’ teepees are available in case of inclement weather and there are also cots available, for those who are a little squeamish about being right on the ground.  They usually make between 10 to 15 miles a day with the cattle and are in the saddle between 5-10 hours a day.

Space is limited as they take between 10-15 guests and the spots go on a first deposit received basis.

Some other dates of interest at Burnt Well are:

Feb. 3-9               – Branding Week/ we’ll have about 50 calves needing to be branded (some will be pretty big)

March 10-16       – Cattle Work/we will be working some at the leased ranch and some here at Burnt Well mainly sorting cattle getting them ready for the cattle drive the following week.

May 19-25           – Cattle Work/ again we will be working at the leased ranch branding and possibly weaning some calves and possibly some cattle work here at Burnt Well as well.

Bear in mind that these weeks are specifically scheduled for cattle work and the space for each week is limited.  However, on a working cattle ranch, there is always other cattle work to be done throughout the year.

For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 866-729-0974 or visit www.burntwellguestranch.com



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