Did You Say Santa Fe?! Learn About Adventure Travel in New Mexico

Adventure travel in New Mexico has always been popular. But did you say Santa Fe? What does that have to do with adventure travel?! Recently, Forbes Magazine rated the Santa Fe area as a Top 14 U.S. Travel Destination for 2019. Forbes reached out to the most plugged-in travel experts and influencers to find out the top places that are on their radars for 2019. And guess who picked Santa Fe? None other than Darley Newman who runs Equitrekking! Equitrekking has been a great friend to us at Geronimo Trail. In fact, Geronimo Trail has been named as one of their Top 20 Ranches. Although we are 5 hours from Santa Fe, it is still a must-see destination for many of our guests. Albuquerque is the most convenient airport for our guests to fly into. Santa Fe is only an hour north of Albuquerque so it’s a perfect stop on your New Mexico vacation.

When asked to describe Santa Fe, many people think of art. And while it is an amazing hub of world-class art, Darley actually focused on another side of Santa Fe entirely. So what made Darley pick Santa Fe as a Top 14 U.S. Travel Destination for 2019? One thing she called out specifically was its “ever-growing adventure travel scene”. At Geronimo Trail, we have long catered to adventure travelers who are seeking a more immersive vacation experience.

Our dude ranch is perfect for New Mexico adventure travel. Everything you love about traveling and exploration and nothing you don’t: no crowds, lines, or traffic here! Nothing but endless possibilities for New Mexico adventure vacations (and relaxation) in 3.3 million acres of the pristine Gila National Forest! If you’re ready to get away request our free New Mexico Itinerary and start counting down to your getaway!

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Adventure Travel: Horseback Riding

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Our focus is on exploring this incredible area by horseback. From mountain views and ridges to deep canyons with spring-fed creeks running through them, our vast area allows you to ride in a different direction and see new views every day of your stay. We have well-trained, responsive horses and can accommodate any level of rider whether you are a beginner, an experienced rider, or anything in between.

Adventure Travel: Native American Culture


This area has a rich and fascinating history you will be able to discover during your stay at our ranch including pit houses, cliff dwellings, pictographs, pottery shards, and other artifacts of the Mimbres people who were here from 200-1150 AD. This is the homeland of the Chiricahua Apaches and the birthplace of Geronimo the famous Apache warrior. You will also learn about Basque Sheepherders coming through the area, Cowboys, Outlaws, and even Tin Mining!

Adventure Travel: Outdoor Adventures

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Situated within the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest, you will be able to explore areas few people have ever been to before. Enjoy viewing wildlife such as elk, mule deer, and javelina and bird watching in this nature lover’s paradise. From mountain peaks to canyon valleys, beautiful flowering meadows to crystal clear streams, you’ll enjoy pristine scenery untouched by the modern world. We think this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Come experience it with us!

Why Stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch?

You’ll love the extra special attention you receive here at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. We’re just the right size to be here when you need us—whether that’s taking you on a tour, getting you matched with the right horse, or starting a campfire in the evening.

Your stay includes everything you need: 3 hearty, delicious meals a day, a comfortable and well-appointed cabin with a private bathroom and covered porch area, all horseback riding, hiking, activities, and entertainment.

Cultural and outdoor recreation are two of the hallmarks of a vacation in New Mexico. And when you combine a stop in Santa Fe with your ranch vacation, then you get the best of both worlds!

Contact us today to get started on planning your New Mexico adventure vacation!