New Mexico Fall Events: Plan Your Autumn Getaway Today!

Many ranches close down when the temperatures start to fall and the leaves start to turn. But Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is still open in September, October, and November. If you are looking for an adult only dude ranch vacation, fall is the perfect time to visit. Oftentimes people will wait for children to go back to school in August and the weather to cool down before heading out on an autumn guest ranch vacation. 

Fall in New Mexico still has warm sunny days while the nights are cool and crisp. If you’ve never experienced the elk rut, the Gila National Forest is the perfect place to witness it first hand. Hearing an elk bugle is a thrilling, yet haunting experience and fall is the best time to hear it. In the Gila National Forest, you can also witness the changing colors of fall.  The leaves of the cottonwood turn yellow along the warm spring-fed creeks. On the distant hillsides, aspen trees start to blanket the hillsides in gold. Pops of brilliant red come from the Virginia Creeper vine. 

Albuquerque is the most convenient airport to Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch and most of our guests add on several extra days to their stay to enjoy more of what New Mexico has to offer. Read on below for some of the New Mexico fall events you can add on to your itinerary.

New Mexico Fall Events

September kicks off with the New Mexico State Fair at Expo New Mexico. Music and culture come together at the ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. October kicks off with the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. It is in a class all by itself. If you haven’t already, check out our blog all about that can’t miss event. That same weekend you can also check out the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show at the Sandia Resort & Casino or the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival at Expo New Mexico.

October also gives you the chance to get out and be active in Albuquerque. The 35th Annual Big 5 Duke City Marathon takes place on October 21 in  Downtown Albuquerque. The 12th Annual Day Of The Tread follows on October 28.

The first weekend in November is the 26th Annual South Valley Dia De Los Muertos Marigold Parade And Celebration. Our season closes out in November and the Festival of the Cranes is a must-see event at the Bosque del Apache. 

New Mexico Fall Events

There’s so much to see and do during autumn in New Mexico. When you book your stay at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch this fall, make sure you check out some of the other New Mexico fall events. Animals, art, balloons, birds, culture, food, music and more; no matter what your interest, there is an event for you in New Mexico this autumn!