Serenity and solitude are concepts not often discussed, much less experienced, amid the turmoil of life in these early years of the 21st century. You'll find them at this New Mexico dude ranch in 2015!
Here, beneath the tall Ponderosa pines, in the cool higher elevations of the Black Range Mountains of southwest New Mexico, the quiet is such that you can hear the approach of an eagle from the beat of the air beneath his wings.
Large herds of elk frequent the meadows, streams and lakes nearby.
85 miles from the nearest stoplight, evidence of the intrusion of modern man is virtually absent, yet the mountains and canyons evoke the heritage of the American cowboy, and abound with relics of Native American societies who have gone before us.
"I loved the trails, the hospitality,
the serenity, and the overall fantastic atmosphere you have created." - Elizabeth from Illinois
The Zia shown above and to the left is the Native American symbol for the sun and nature's bounty, enclosed by the circle of life. It is the centerpiece of the flag of New Mexico - truly The Land of Enchantment. Life here is governed by the passage of the sun, not by a clock.
After a few days at our New Mexico dude ranch, guests lose track of the date, and find they don’t care anymore. As has been often observed, it is hard to have a bad day on the back of a good horse. This is a special place in America, an adventure offering a unique perspective on our past and encouraging some thoughtful reflection on the future.
One of our guests recently called Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch a “happy place”. Whether horseback, hiking or around the campfire, it is certainly an environment where you can create lifetime memories for your family and friends.