Why Your New Mexico Dude Ranch Experience Will Be the Trip of a Lifetime

If you’re in search of a new and unique way to vacation, look no further than Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. Our one-of-a-kind destination offers an all-inclusive New Mexico dude ranch experience you won’t soon forget! So, whether you’re traveling solo, with family, or with a partner, your next dude ranch vacation should be to Southwest New Mexico! To start planning the vacation of a lifetime, request a free, customized New Mexico Itinerary. Let us know how you’d prefer to spend your trip, and we’ll create an itinerary just for you!  

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Here’s What to Expect From Our Remarkable New Mexico Dude Ranch Experience 

Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch offers the best New Mexico dude ranch experience in the region! Here you will be able to escape your busy life, explore the wilderness, and truly experience nature. You will ride horses, learn about Native American culture, observe wildlife, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.  


The ranch is the year-round home of Meris and Seth Stout. When you visit, you are considered friends of the family and are treated with genuine hospitality. As owners and managers, we share our meals with you, guide your trail rides, and educate you about the horses and the forest we call our home. We love sharing stories around the campfire and connecting with our guests. Our guests come from various states, countries, and cultures, but all share a passion for horses, history, and the great outdoors. 

Wide Open Spaces 

Picture yourself horseback riding through the deep canyons of Southwest New Mexico, surrounded by nothing but nature. That’s what makes the Gila National Forest one of the country’s greatest natural treasures. One of the best aspects of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch and the Gila is that there is something here for everyone. Whether you are searching for a tranquil oasis, time away from a crowded city, or your next outdoor adventure, you will find it all in this breathtaking 3.3-million-acre forest! From clear spring-fed creeks to beautiful open meadows to extraordinary cliff dwellings, you’ll discover something fascinating at every turn! We will share our knowledge of the history, flora, fauna, geology and more, and will help you find the best places to explore while you are here! 


Situated west of the Continental Divide in the mountains of Southwest New Mexico, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch boasts a truly unspoiled setting, secluded and serene. We are off the power grid. Our electricity comes from solar arrays and is supplemented by generators as necessary. We are located 85 miles from the nearest stoplight, and evidence of the intrusion of modern man is virtually absent.  

Family Bonding 

If your family is looking for a life-changing vacation, then a New Mexico dude ranch experience is for you. At Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, you will ride together as a family. By sharing new experiences, you will build long-lasting memories. You won’t find a better spot for family bonding than around our dinner table. Your family will take all your meals around one big table where everyone can share and relive their daily adventures. After dinner, play card games or head outside for horseshoes or to practice your roping skills! 

Enjoy Stress-Free Vacation Planning at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch 

Our ranch is one of few New Mexico dude ranches that offer an all-inclusive stay with unparalleled opportunities for exploring, learning, and fun. In addition to fascinating sights and natural beauty, our guests also enjoy daily homestyle meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, delicious desserts! We host a maximum of 12 guests at once and can help you plan your visit with our complimentary New Mexico Itinerary.

When you stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, you will have access to one of the most extraordinary places in the United States. The Gila National Forest is a hidden gem in Southwest New Mexico, and no place on earth can compare to it. Come enjoy the experience of a lifetime at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!

Check our availability, book your stay, and get ready to find out why a dude ranch vacation is what you’ve been missing!