Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch in New Mexico

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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch- Trail Riding, Western Adventure, History and Unforgettable Scenery

Ride through spectacular deep canyons and across crystal clear streams. Explore 1,000 year old Cliff Dwellings. Enjoy responsive, well cared for horses and comfortable tack. Gather together for delicious meals. Escape. Explore. Experience. Open March through mid-November.

Horseback riding and hiking takes you through open meadows, tall ponderosa forests, up on high hills where the views go on forever across the 3.3 million acre National Forest, and down into deep canyons with sheer cliffs and crystal clear streams. There is no end to the variety or beauty of the scenery at this New Mexico guest ranch. The trails start at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch's backdoor with millions of acres to discover. Wildlife is abundant and it is common to see elk, mule deer, javelina, eagles and more.

The ranch horses (mainly Quarter horses and Paints) are well mannered and responsive. This guest ranch has a good variety so wranglers can match any ability rider. One of the ranch's guests made this comment, "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 horseback riding anywhere! Geronimo Trail Ranch does not require you to stay in a line “nose to tail” all the time and does offer trotting and loping for capable riders where the terrain allows.

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 this guest ranch is in the mountains, there are moderate temperatures all year round. One great bonus of living at this altitude is that this guest ranch is almost bug free, so it's the perfect place for all outdoor activities. This southwestern guest ranch has lots of sunshine with those turquoise New Mexico skies that invite you to spend your time outside! 


Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch's Ponderosa cabins nestled in the pines are comfortable and cozy with fireplaces, queen, twin and 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 motifs. 


Meals are served in the dining room or outside on the ranch's picnic tables. Some of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch's popular dishes include grilled salmon or trout, pork tenderloin, steak cookout, garden fresh vegetables, New Mexican scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes with fruit and the chef's famous flan (and other incredible desserts!). Ranch hosts get many compliments on their fine dining and Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch can satisfy any dietary needs. While this New Mexico guest ranch does not have a liquor license, you are welcome to bring your own.

Ranch Activities

Trail Riding, Western riding, campfires, stargazing, sing-a-longs, line dancing, swimming, unguided fishing and hiking.

Area Attractions

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is located two hours from the closest town, so visits to other attractions should be planned for before or after your stay. Here are a few sites of interest and their distance from the ranch:

The Ghost Town of Chloride (1.5 hours)
Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences (2 hours)
Hot springs in Truth or Consequences (2 hours)
The Very Large Array (3 hours)
White Sands National Monument (4 hours)
Albuquerque Old Town (4 hours)
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway- Albuquerque (4 hours)
Petroglyph National Monument- Albuquerque (4+ hours)
Santa Fe (5 hours)
Gila Cliff Dwellings (5 hours)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (7 hours)

At a Glance

New Mexico Guest Ranch located in the mountains of the breathtaking Gila National Forest, offering horseback riding, history, warm hospitality, delicious meals, and incredible scenery!


Southwest New Mexico


Albuquerque or El Paso

Riding Style/ Ability

Western. All levels welcome.


March through mid-November



Small Groups, Retreats, Corporate Meetings Welcome

Payment methods

Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Travel Agents Accepted- This ranch works with travel agents! 

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