After many months of being stuck inside and juggling remote learning, your kids must be itching for an adventure. Make your own socially distanced field trip with Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch! The ultimate NM field trip awaits your family in southwest New Mexico. Our remote location in the 3.3. million acre Gila National Forest is perfect for an extended screen break. While you are here, you will learn about history, horse care, local wildlife, vegetation, and much more! With so much to discover, you and your children will love learning everything about this enchanting place, while reconnecting with nature and disconnecting from technology!.
To start planning the perfect multi-day field trip to our southwest New Mexico dude ranch, all you need to do is request your personalized New Mexico Itinerary. We’ll then create an unforgettable getaway for the entire family and deliver it right to your inbox, for free.
The Ultimate NM Field Trip Ideas for Families
Experience Unique Learning Opportunities
The Gila is filled with incredible learning opportunities at every turn. Each guided tour will lead riders to a new place in the Gila National Forest. Through ancient Mimbres pottery, pictographs and cliff dwellings dating back to 200 AD, we’ll get a glimpse of the area’s captivating Native American culture. Then, as we ride through fascinating rock formations, 500-foot deep canyons and incredible mountain scenery, we’ll get to see more of the region’s one-of-a-kind flora and fauna. That’s not all! As we navigate through the Land of Enchantment, we’ll also get to see many of the wildlife species that call the Gila “home.” With so much to see and even more to learn about, there’s no doubt this is the ultimate NM field trip!
Bond with New Mexico’s Best Horses
One of the best parts of visiting our dude ranch is the horses! We have a beautiful herd of 30 well-trained horses that allow us to show you the breathtaking beauty of the Gila. For the best experience, we pair every rider with a horse for the duration of their trip! We also encourage riders to learn about and care for the animals by brushing their horse at the end of each day. This way, the rider and horse can create an extra special bond!
Visit New Mexico’s Iconic Landmarks
Before or after your time at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, you must make a stop at one or more area attractions. Whether your kids are in elementary, high school, or college, you can’t pass up the opportunity to see some of the Land of Enchantment’s greatest treasures.
Here are just a few places you should visit:
- Bandelier National Monument
- White Sands National Park
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Geronimo Springs Museum
Create Unforgettable Memories at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch
One of the best ways to enjoy your socially distanced field trip is to make it a fun experience for everyone. Hands-on learning in the Gila will help you do just that! There’s always something to do at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch, from watching the sunrise in the mornings to exploring the Gila in the afternoons to stargazing in the evenings. With so much to do, your family will never get bored here!
Check our availability and start planning an incredible family field trip to southwest New Mexico!