Beneath the tall Ponderosa pines, in the cool higher elevations of the Black Range Mountains of southwest New Mexico, the large herds of elk frequent the meadows, streams and lakes nearby. The mountains and canyons evoke the heritage of the American cowboy, and abound with relics of Native American societies who have gone before us.
The ranch is located on the Geronimo Trail, one of the Scenic Byways designated by the state of New Mexico. Black Mountain is in the Gila Wilderness, which was the first designated wilderness in the United States.
The Gila and the Aldo Leopold Wildernesses together comprise over 750,000 acres. That is over 1000 square miles of some of the most beautiful, unspoiled country in the world. Wildlife abounds, including Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, bald eagles, blue jays, ravens, Mexican Gray wolves, mountain lions, and black bears.
You can ride as much or as little as you want. It really is unlimited horseback riding with millions of acres to discover and explore.
There's a small wrangler-to-guest ratio so someone will always be close to answer your questions, offer tips or just take your picture.
Their horses are very gentle and well-trained, allowing you to build confidence in your riding skills and enjoy the magnificent scenery. The horses are very responsive and well accustomed to covering the vastly different terrain you will experience while at the ranch.
Vacation packages include all meals, accommodations, horseback riding, hiking, activities and entertainment.
Accommodations are made up of four separate units in two cabins. Each cabin is cozy and comfortable with an inside sitting area, full private bath, covered porch and is heated with a propane fireplace. Enjoy coffee service, complimentary water bottles and fresh baked cookies.
While there are beds for 16, family reunions or groups with a lot of children can take advantage of the extra mattresses available.