Our Gila National Forest Dude Ranch Is Open March through Mid-November.

We are a small ranch with only 4 cabins and a maximum capacity of 16 guests.

Escape and Unwind from your busy life! Reconnect with family, friends, and nature –  Explore incredible deep canyons with crystal clear spring-fed streams, Ponderosa forests, open meadows, and high mountain overlooks. We have well-trained, responsive, well cared for horses to see it all by. Take a step back in time and Experience 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings and pictographs. Soak in the day's experiences around a campfire with fantastic stargazing! Come enjoy our warm hospitality, delicious meals, and the extraordinary peacefulness that our Gila National Forest dude ranch offers. Make memories that will last a lifetime!

The ranch is located just off the Geronimo Trail, one of the Scenic Byways designated by the state of New Mexico. Accessible via good roads, we are 4 hours from either Albuquerque or El Paso airports, 2 hours from Truth or Consequences, traveling through high desert, rolling plains, and magnificent forests. With the Gila National Forest as our backyard, our dude ranch provides the perfect escape in nature.


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What’s Included:

Rates include: comfortable well appointed cabins, 3 delicious meals a day – prepared for you, unlimited horseback riding and any other activities, education and entertainment.

  • We have a 3 night minimum stay.
  • Rates are based on minimum double occupancy per cabin.
  • Single occupancy please add 30%.
  • Non-riders receive a 10% discount.


Check In/ Check Out Policy:

  • Check in time is between 4:00 – 6:00 PM the day of your arrival.

The first scheduled activity is Dinner at 6:30 PM.

  • Check out time is 10:30 AM the day of your departure.

The last scheduled activity is Breakfast that morning at 8:30 AM.

2021 Rates:

*We are almost full for all of 2021! BOOK NOW to get a spot! Or Plan Ahead for 2022! View our 2022 Rates HERE.


Adult Rates (Ages 12 and older)

7 night stay $2,796 per person
6 night stay $2,397 per person
5 night stay $1,997 per person
4 night stay $1,597 per person
3 night stay $1,198 per person


Children’s Rates (Ages 6-11)

7 night stay $2,237 per child
6 night stay $1,918 per child
5 night stay $1,598 per child
4 night stay $1,278 per child
3 night stay $958 per child

Ages 3-5 $100/night. Ages 0-2 stay free.

* All rates are subject to New Mexico taxes (currently 5.6875%). Staff gratuities are not included and are at your discretion – a guideline is 15-20% of your total.

** Rider weight limit 230 pounds. Horseback riding requires a certain amount of physical fitness. These requirements are to ensure the safety and comfort of both riders and horses.

*** Please note your Guest Responsibilities: all guests will be required to follow the ranch/stable and guide or wranglers’ safety policies and procedures and all guests will be required to sign a Participant Assumption of Risks, Acknowledgment of Inherent Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor of Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. Please review and sign these documents in your customer portal, prior to arriving at the ranch.


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Thank you for booking your guest ranch vacation with us. We are looking forward to your stay with us. Life happens and we are very aware that circumstances out of your control can change your plans. Due to our small size and remote location, cancellations significantly affect us. As a result, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy.

  • We require a 50% deposit. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. If you reserve with a credit card, the balance will automatically be charged to the same card.
  • Cancellation Policy: All payments are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future visit within one year IF we are successful in rebooking guests for your scheduled period. This same policy applies to changing the dates of your stay.
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – In order to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances interfering with your vacation, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance. You can use any travel insurance company you are comfortable with. As members of the Dude Ranchers Association, we recommend Travel Guard. Click Here or call 877-249-5376 and refer to product number 109400. Insurance must be purchased within 21 days of initial deposit.
  • No credit for late arrival or early departure.
  • Personal Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted.


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