A Stay at Our Ranch

Family Vacations in New Mexico Are Memorable at Our Dude Ranch

At Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch we treat you like one of the family. You will find solitude as well as adventure on your visit. This is a great opportunity to kick back and enjoy life on a different level.

Horses are the Heart of Our Family Vacations in New Mexico

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! We are a small ranch (only 4 cabins) with a relaxed and personal atmosphere, located in the mountains in the beautiful Gila National Forest of southwest New Mexico.

Horseback riding here takes you through open meadows, tall ponderosa forests with an abundance of wildlife, 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. The trails start at our backdoor and we have millions of acres to discover.

We have gentle and responsive horses good for any ability so you can enjoy the magnificent scenery from horseback. Horse owners and inexperienced riders alike enjoy our well-trained horses and we can find a good match for any riding level.

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 archeological sites right near the ranch, campfires at night (sometimes with s’mores and sing-alongs!), fantastic stargazing, unguided hiking, outdoor and indoor games, photography, swimming in the creek, or just reading a good book on one of our bench swings.

The History

You will have a unique opportunity to discover the history of our region as we ride and hike over the same trails as the early Mimbres (200-1150AD), Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches, Tin Miners, Sheep Herders and even Outlaws! Along the way you will visit the border of Old Mexico, see Mimbres pictographs painted on the rock walls, climb into cliff dwellings over 1,000 years old and hold actual pieces of Mimbres pottery in your hands.

Lower Taylor Creek Canyon in June. Trail Riding is our main focus during your visit.
Taking in the view at the First Overlook heading to the "Top of the World" in the Gila National Forest, NM. Horseback Riding is the main focus during your visit!

Family Vacations in New Mexico Are Simply Better Here

The ranch’s Ponderosa cabins nestled in the pines are comfortable and well-appointed 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 motif. You will have a cabin to yourself – we don’t mix groups.

Our meals are taken in the dining room or outside on our picnic tables. Some of our popular dishes include steak cookout, grilled trout, pork tenderloin, tacos and enchiladas, barbecue ribs, chicken, garden fresh vegetables, soups, sandwiches and salads, New Mexican scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes with fruit and delicious desserts! 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.

Family vacations in New Mexico at our guest ranch are available March through mid-November.