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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch
Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch
Open March through mid November. We are a small, family owned ranch with a relaxed and personal atmosphere, located in the mountains of the beautiful Gila National Forest of SW New Mexico. We have just 4 rooms and our maximum capacity is 16 guests. Horseback riding here takes you through open meadows and tall ponderosa forests (often with elk!), up on high hills where the views go on forever across the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest, and down into deep canyons with sheer cliffs and crystal clear streams. We have wonderful gentle and responsive horses good for any ability to see it all by. The trails start at our back door and we have millions of acres to discover!
Whether on horseback or hiking you will enjoy some of the most beautiful, untouched country in America and learn about some incredible history here at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! You can visit pit houses and cliff dwellings once occupied by the Mimbres people of 750-1150 AD, search for pottery shards and arrowheads left behind and see pictographs painted on the rock walls by these early people! This is also the land Geronimo was born and grew up in and where the Apaches once roamed.
Our horses (mainly quarter horses and paints) are sweet and gentle. We have a good variety so we can meet your abilities. One of our guests commented: "We like everything about your ranch but we especially like the way your horses are loved and treated." This is a real western adventure and you won't find better riding anywhere!
Our main focus is on trail riding: seeing the beautiful scenery from horseback, and making this a special vacation for you. No lines or schedules here! You can ride as much as you want or not at all... the choice is yours. Other activities that our guests enjoy are seeing 1,000 year old archaeological sites right near the ranch, campfires at night (sometimes with s'mores and sing-a-longs!), fantastic stargazing, unguided hiking, outdoor and indoor games, roping lessons, photography, swimming in the creek, or just reading a good book on one of our bench swings.
Since we are in the mountains we have moderate temperatures all year round. One great bonus of living at this altitude is that we are almost bug free so it's the perfect place for all outdoor activities. We have lots of sunshine with turquoise New Mexico skies that invite you to spend your time outside.
Our meals are enjoyed family style in the Cantina. Some of our popular dinners include steak cookout, grilled trout, pork tenderloin, tacos and enchiladas, and chicken parmesan. A delicious dessert is always included! Breakfast can be New Mexican scrambled eggs or blueberry pancakes with fruit and lunch is often a picnic on the trail. We get many compliments on our fine dining and we can satisfy any dietary needs. We don't have a liquor license but you are welcome to bring your own.
Our main focus is on trail riding: seeing the beautiful scenery from horseback, and making this a special vacation for you. Other activities that our guests enjoy are seeing 1,000 year old archaeological sites right near the ranch, campfires at night (sometimes with s'mores and sing-a-longs!), fantastic stargazing, unguided hiking, outdoor and indoor games, roping lessons, photography, swimming in the creek, or just reading a good book on one of our bench swings.
Our Ponderosa cabins nestled in the pines are comfortable and well-appointed with fireplaces, queen, twin and/or bunk beds, coffee maker, full bath/shower, sitting area, covered porches, and a cookie jar filled with homemade goodies. They are furnished in Native American style or Cowboy motif. We are a small ranch with just 4 rooms.
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Due to our small size and remote location, cancellations significantly affect us. As a result, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy.
We require a 50% deposit. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied to a future visit within one year if we are successful in rebooking guests for your scheduled period.
Travel Insurance is recommended