New Mexico has earned its nickname as the “Land of Enchantment,” and once you visit a New Mexico dude ranch you’ll understand why! This spectacular Southwestern state boasts virtually any type of pristine landscape you can imagine and any style of relaxing you prefer for your New Mexico ranch vacation: from the breathtaking greenery of the 3-million acre Gila National Forest to a cattle and sheep ranch in the sunny southeastern corner of the state and so much more! Looking for a genuine Old West experience? Then try living the lifestyle at an authentic working cattle ranch in the eastern part of the state.
Your New Mexico ranch vacation will expose you and your family to the intriguing mix of cultures that create this “Land of Enchantment.” From the Spanish influence of adobe dwellings to the Native American art and history that thrives here, you’ll experience the modern-day version of the Old West at each and every New Mexico dude ranch! Geronimo Trails Ranchand Burnt Well Ranch are 2 favorite dude ranches.
Ranches in New Mexico take advantage of over 500,000 acres of national forests and rich history to attract visitors.
Imagine spending your day at a New Mexico ranch helping the ranch staff with the animals, grooming and exercising the horses, and going on cattle drives, then spending the evening star gazing. You can do all these activities and more at a New Mexico ranch.
At many ranches you can choose an independent schedule and explore on your own, or have the ranch arrange activities for you including horseback riding, nature hikes, and wildlife viewing.
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