Our dude ranch in New Mexico is located just off the Geronimo Trail, one of the Scenic Byways designated by the state . Accessible via good roads, we are 4 hours from either Albuquerque or El Paso airports, 2 hours from Truth or Consequences traveling though high desert, rolling plains, and magnificent forests. Even though our address is Winston, we are approximately 1.5 hours beyond this point.
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General Directions to Our Dude Ranch in New Mexico
Take Interstate 25 just north of Truth or Consequences (known locally as “T or C”) to exit 83, and turn northwest on New Mexico route 181. 2.2 miles later, turn west on New Mexico route 52 toward Winston. Watch for roadrunners, antelope, mule deer and buffalo along the way.
At Winston, Route 52 turns north for another 9 miles. This is open range, and it is common to have cattle grazing along the roadside; caution is advised, particularly at sundown. At the intersection of route 52 and route 59, turn west onto route 59 and travel 31 miles to Beaverhead. (Don’t be disturbed by the sign that says “No services for 121 miles.” We’ll be glad to host you.) You will cross the Continental Divide along the way, then, at the meadow near the Beaverhead Work Station where the pavement ends, turn left onto a well-maintained gravel road. This is NM Route 59 west. In 1/2 mile, NM route 59 turns to the right – DO NOT TURN – you will continue on straight towards Wall Lake. As you pass this intersection, you will see a sign for the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway on your right. Continue on south and at 7.2 miles south of the beginning of the gravel road, you will cross the bridge over Taylor Creek at Wall Lake. Continue on another 0.9 miles to the ranch, which will be the second gated drive on your right.
The ranch is located 8.4 miles south of Beaverhead, just a mile past Wall Lake. Watch for elk, wild turkeys and coyotes along this road. At Wall Lake, see if you can spot one of the several bald eagles which nest there.