A Unique New Mexico Guest Ranch

We Offer Memorable New Mexico Dude Ranch Vacations

Situated west of the Continental Divide in the mountains of southwest New Mexico, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is located in a truly unspoiled setting, secluded and serene. We are off the power grid; electricity comes from solar arrays supplemented by generators as necessary. Cell phone coverage stops 70 miles away; your stay will be undisturbed. Our water comes from stream fed wells, and the taste is spectacular. Our cabins are attractive and comfortable, with fully equipped baths and covered porches.


The Premier Southwestern New Mexico Guest Ranch Experience

We are a small, family run guest ranch. Our objective is to provide a limited number of guests with the time and the place to slow down from the fast pace of modern life, and to share in our experience in one of the last remaining strongholds of our western heritage.

Relax after a ride or a hike and enjoy a good book from our library in one of our many swings. Savor our ranch-style cooking either in the dining hall, or at outdoor barbecues. Evenings are spent around the campfire sometimes with s’mores and sing-a-longs, line dancing, watching western movies or playing family-style games.

In our view, the weather here is as pleasant as any we have encountered, anywhere in the world. As the song goes, “the skies are not cloudy all day.”

This is your opportunity to create a lifetime memory for your family and friends.

Our New Mexico guest ranch is open March through mid-November.

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.

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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.


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.

About Our Ranch


We Offer Memorable New Mexico Dude Ranch Vacations

Here, guests find serenity & solitude for their New Mexico dude ranch vacations! 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 our New Mexico dude ranch!

Looking for a ranch in New Mexico? 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. It is the perfect setting for our guests who are seeking the finest in New Mexico dude ranch vacations.


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New Mexico Dude Ranch Vacations

Dude ranches in New Mexico are few and far between. We offer horse riding in New Mexico that is 85 miles from the nearest stoplight. In the Gila National Forest, evidence of the intrusion of modern man is virtually absent. Yet the mountains and canyons evoke the heritage of the American cowboy. They abound with relics of Native American societies who have gone before us.


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The Zia 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 on their New Mexico dude ranch vacations, our guests often lose track of the date…and find they don’t care anymore. As has often been observed, it is hard to have a bad day on the back of a good horse. This is a special place in America. Our New Mexico dude ranch vacations offer a unique perspective on the past and encourage thoughtful reflection on the future.


New Mexico Dude Ranch Vacations

One of our guests recently called Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch a “happy place.” Whether horseback riding, hiking, discovering 1,000 year old cliff dwellings or sitting around the campfire, it is certainly an environment where you can create lifetime memories with your family and friends. New Mexico dude ranch vacations at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch Winston, NM run March through mid-November.