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 5 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.

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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. We can accommodate 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 responsivethey 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. 

Due to the rough, rocky, mountainous terrain and VERY remote location, all rides are walk only, but this is also the best way to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Children under 13 years old are required to wear a helmet.

Mountain with horse overlooking          Horseback riding in a field full of flowers on Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch.


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. Before your first ride you will receive a detailed horseback riding orientation. You can also view our Horseback Riding Guidelines prior to arrival HERE. We spend a great deal of time finding gentle yet responsive and rugged mounts. Because our wrangler to guest ratio is very small, we are 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!

Group Orientation           Learning to saddle the horse

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. Typical rides are two hours long both in the morning and in the afternoon. 

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!

Cave paintings on Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch.          Ancient pottery pieces found on Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch: Native American culture and history.

Saddle Up on a Virtual New Mexico Horseback Riding Tour

Everything You Need to Plan Your Horseback Riding Vacation

campfire at geronimo trail guest ranch

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!


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