Your Guide to the Best Horseback Riding in New Mexico
Horses played a vital role in making The Land of Enchantment what it is today. More than two millennia later, these beautiful animals continue to be an essential part of ranch life. Isn’t it time that you discovered the American West the way it was always meant to be seen? Saddle up and read on. It’s time to join us at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch for a New Mexico horseback riding adventure unlike any other. We offer 3 to 6 night stays with an all-inclusive package: cabin, 3 delicious meals a day, unlimited horseback riding, other activities, education and entertainment all included. View our Rates here.
Before Your Adventure
Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch is dedicated to making your horseback riding vacation personalized, memorable, and safe. Your safety is always our priority, and we cater to all levels of experience. Before your first adventure, we will match you with the horse that best suits you. Your horse will be your trusty partner for your entire length of stay. Yet, this may change if we find you are better suited to another mount.
Our expertly trained horses are incredibly responsive— they will help you build confidence in your riding skills as you enjoy the magnificent scenery of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and creeks. We also have excellent quality tack to help keep both our guests and horses comfortable. Our saddles are mainly Tucker, Reinsman and Circle Y.
Please keep in mind there is a strict rider weight limit of 220 pounds. You must also fall within our Height to Weight Ratio Chart in order to ride. These requirements are to help us ensure the safety and comfort of both riders and horses.
Children under 13 years old are required to wear a helmet.
Group Orientation/Instruction Is Always Included
We want you to improve your horseback riding skills by teaching you the basics. We will also help you understand how your horse reacts and thinks. We spend a great deal of time finding gentle yet responsive and rugged mounts. Because our wrangler to guest ratio is very small, our team is always close by to answer questions, offer tips, or take a picture on your adventure!
Our small size creates a family-like atmosphere that allows us to give guests a catered experience. Whether you’re an experienced rider, or you’re new to horseback riding, we are here to help you make the most of your vacation!
An Introduction to the Trails & Rides of Gila National Forest
New Mexico horseback riding doesn’t get any better than Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. Unlike any other ranch in the world, our ranch offers the opportunity to explore the varied terrain of the magnificent, 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest.
Atop your good-natured horse, you’ll get an up-close view of the sweet-smelling, towering Ponderosa pines, the majestic mountain overlooks, the wide-open meadows, and deep canyons with crystal clear creeks. Rides are adjustable depending on what you want to see and how much you want to ride. Typical trips are two hours with both morning and afternoon rides. All-day picnic rides are also a main attraction of our riding program, allowing us to get a little farther from the ranch and see as much of the beautiful Gila as possible! Due to the rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, rides are walk only, but this is also the best way to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Take a Ride Back in Time: The History & Culture of the Land
There is one aspect of the land that many guests are surprised to find, and that is the remains of an ancient civilization. From horseback and on foot, you can discover the pit houses and cliff dwellings of the Mimbres people, a civilization that dates back to 200 to 1150 AD. Our ranch is the homeland of Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches, Basque sheepherders, and tin mining! Take a look at our history page to learn more!
Saddle Up on a Virtual New Mexico Horseback Riding Tour
Everything You Need to Plan Your Horseback Riding Vacation
After a day spent exploring the Mountain West, there are so many ways to continue your adventure on Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. Join us for a hearty, homestyle meal in our cantina, complete with a delectable dessert. Afterward, relax beneath the stars at our firepit, where you can roast s’mores, sing along to your favorite western songs, or delight in the beauty of the land. You will never experience anything more dazzling than how brightly the stars shine at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!
When you book any of our lovely cabins, you can always look forward to the best family vacation specials, comforting amenities, and top-notch service. If you are ready to take a ride and explore our trails, check our availability and book your stay. We can’t wait to host you at Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!