Can’t-Miss New Mexico Fall Events for a Fascinating Getaway

You can experience exciting events and stunning mountain landscapes any time of year, but New Mexico fall events are especially magical. Across the Land of Enchantment, the dazzling yellows and reds of the changing leaves are extraordinary. The best thing about the Gila National Forest is that you can experience the wonder up close! 

During your visit to this beautiful state, be sure to check on what New Mexico fall events are happening before or after your stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! The region boasts an array of renowned festivals and live entertainment that promise a great time and even better views. To find out everything that New Mexico has to offer, request your customized New Mexico Itinerary. We’ll create an exciting trip for you based on your preferences, and then we’ll deliver it right to your inbox. Request your free itinerary and start planning your fall getaway to the mountains today! 

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Attend These New Mexico Fall Events for the Experience of a Lifetime 

Hot Air Balloon Festivals  

Amongst the most anticipated New Mexico fall events are numerous hot air balloon festivals. Throughout August, September, and October, the New Mexico skies explode in color as balloons float high above.  

These are some of our favorite hot air balloon festivals in New Mexico:  

New Mexico State Fair  

Every September, the New Mexico State Fair brings a vibrant world of carnival rides, games, exhibits, and live music to Albuquerque, NM. As one of the largest fairs in the United States, it has all the makings of an unforgettable experience!  

Festival of the Cranes 

Wildlife lovers from all over the world gather at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate the winter migration of sandhill cranes during the annual Festival of the Cranes. The highly anticipated event offers a unique opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures as they take flight at dawn and dusk. As a bonus, each day of the festival is jam-packed with an array of seminars, tours, hikes, and more!  

More Art Shows & Festivals to Enjoy in the Fall  

  • Sante Fe Wine & Chile Festival  
  • Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 
  • Taos Arts Festival 
  • ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival 

Enjoy Fall in Western New Mexico at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch


To make the most of your fall getaway to New Mexico, stay at our ranch before or after spending time at New Mexico’s best fall events. Our dude ranch is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests in the United States, the 3.3 million-acre Gila. You can explore in a different direction by horseback or foot every day of your stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! 

The amenities on our property are ideal for recharging and connecting with nature. While you are here, enjoy unlimited horseback riding, delicious family-style dining, stargazing, ranch games, Native American history, and more! Of course, when you stay with us, you’ll enjoy peaceful slumber in one of our comfortable cabins. We promise you the vacation of a lifetime with an escape to Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!

Get ready for the perfect blend of nature and comfort. Check our availability and book your stay!