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Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder: How Your Vacation Can Make You Healthier

Nature-deficit disorder is the idea that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, and the belief that this change results in a range of behavioral problems (Source: Wikipedia). Richard Louv is credited with coining this term in 2005 with his book Last Child in the Woods. I had always heard of the book but hadn’t read […]


Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month: Learn More About Geronimo

This November we are honoring Native American Heritage Month. And at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, it’s all in the name. The namesake of our ranch is Geronimo, an Apache who was born and raised in the Gila National Forest. While his exact birthplace is unknown, it is said that he was born at the confluence […]


ranch cooking

Ranch Cooking: Interview with Chef Fred at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

There’s always something delicious cooking (ranch cooking that is) at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch.  During your visit to the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to work up a big appetite! Especially when horseback riding all day. Lucky for you, you’ll always have a choice of mouth-watering fare and our […]


Dude Ranch Vacation Packing List. What to Wear? What to Pack?

So you’ve booked your dude ranch vacation and are counting the days until you arrive. Now you’re asking yourself, what do I wear to a dude ranch? What do I pack for a dude ranch vacation? It can be difficult to know where to begin when packing for such a unique vacation. Read on for […]


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018

Plan Ahead For Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018!

**Blog Updated July 1, 2018** Are you planning a trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018 this October? If so, consider adding on a stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! We are located approximately 4 hours south of Albuquerque and still have availability during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2018. The Fiesta runs from October 6-14, 2018. […]


Gila Wilderness

The Gila Wilderness Celebrates 94 Years. Happy Birthday!

One of the largest National Forests in the continental United States is the Gila National Forest (3.3 million acres!) The Gila consists of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, the Blue Range Wilderness, and the Gila Wilderness. Most noteworthy is the Gila Wilderness. On June 3, 1924, it was set aside as the first nationally designated wilderness. […]


dude ranch or guest ranch

Dude Ranch vs. Guest Ranch. What IS the difference?!

What is a dude ranch? Why do you call it a dude ranch? How do you define a dude ranch? Is it dude ranch or guest ranch? Well, let Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch answer that for you! First, let us tell you a little about the history of ranch vacations. In the late 1800s, ranchers in the […]


New Mexico Summer Events

New Mexico Summer Events That Will Make You Book Your Trip Today!

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch still has availability for mid-June through mid-July. Plus there are many New Mexico summer events in June and July for you to take advantage of! Although we are located in Southwestern New Mexico, our elevation is about 6,800 feet. The Black Range Mountains of the Gila National Forest shelter us beneath the […]


Planning a Getaway? Consider a Gila National Forest Summer Vacation

Looking to beat the heat? Then come out to Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch for a Gila National Forest summer vacation. The common perception of New Mexico in the summer is that it is a hot desert. However, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is located beneath the tall Ponderosa pines in the cool higher elevations of the […]


Farm & Ranch Living

Farm & Ranch Living Magazine

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is very excited to announce our diary feature in Farm & Ranch Living Magazine. The latest issue (February/March 2018) features a 6 page spread on Horses, History & the Great Outdoors. It is part of their “The Way We Live” diaries. Last March, Kelly wrote a diary entry each day to capture the […]


March Events in New Mexico

March Events in New Mexico

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch opens for the season in March and we still have availability. Plus there are several March events in New Mexico to take advantage of! The beauty of being located in Southwestern New Mexico in the Gila National Forest is our weather. March typically finds most of the country in the grips […]