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Trails, Campgrounds and Overnight Hosts

Carson National Forest
Peenasco: 25 miles,
Campgrounds:
Valle Vidal Unit (sometimes referred to as the Little Yellowstone). The Valle Vidal Unit contains about 100,000 acres. They have no marked trails. Cimmarron CG is 2 miles from McCrystal down Forest road #1950. There are 32 campsites, elevation is 9,400'.
For more information and maps, call 505-758-6200
or write Carson National Forest, 208 Cruz Road, Taos, NM 87571.
Web page Carson National ForestClick Here

McCrystal Campground, Valle Vidal Unit, Carson National Forest

There are two access routes, one from just east of Cimarron, NM, and the other from Costillo, NM.
The eastern access from Cimarron involves about 30 miles of private and Forest road. It is washboardy and rocky, but not the worst we have been over by far. The campground has tie outs and hay racks but no pens.
There is plenty of water for horses, with a large drinker at each end of the campground. There are a few trails, and many open valleys and meadows; some old logging roads and ranch roads.
The terrain is easy, and this year there was water in all the canyons for the horses. Scenery is fantastic.
The vault toilets were deplorablle this year(2004) and I have sent complaints to the Forest Supervisor. It is a fee area, and well worth the $5/day fee. It is really a must see area. At over 8,000 feet the nights are in high forties to low fifties in August, with days in seventies.

The western access from Costillo is a better road, and passes the Cimarron Campground. It has potable water and pipe pens; is over 9,200 feet elevation so is colder than McCrystal. The area to ride is also spectacular, but steeper.
Submitted By: Jim and Ann Patton Click Here

More information from: RW Click Here, E-Mail
The Valle is located in NE New Mexico about 35 miles north of the town of Red River. The Valle has two horse campgrounds - McCrystal, at 8400 ft, and Cimarron, at 9200 ft. To access these two campground, drive 4 miles NE of the town of Cimarron on Hwy 64, turn north on a State maintained gravel road and go 35 miles. The climb up the mountain is gradual and relatively easy. However, it is recommended you have good tires and that the tires be inflated to the maximum capacity to prevent tire damage and flats from the gravel road. The first campsite is McCrystal, located adjacent to the McCrystal Creek. The campground has pit toilets and water tanks for horses (no potable water). You may use ties, picket lines or electric fence corrals for the horses.
You will have access to all levels of riding - open meadows among the grazing cattle to rough mountain timber.
There is considerable activity in the area from hikers, fishermen and Boy Scouts.

The second campground, Cimmarron, is another 7 miles up the mountain. That 7 miles is somewhat extreme with a steep climb and several switchbacks. The campground is not as level as McCrystal so you may need to look things over to find a site suitable for your camper. The campground has pit toilets and running potable water. They also have some horse corrals and you can use electric corrals or picket lines. Again, the area offers all levels of riding, from open meadows among the grazing cattle to extreme, rough mountain timber.
There is a camp host at Cimmaron. This area may also be accessed from the west by driving over the top of the mountain from the town of Costilla past the Ski Rio ski resort.

Ken & Holly , Northern New Mexico
Tres Piedras: We have just completed 2 - 1 bedroom adobe territorial houses with block horse sheds and corrals for people who love to travel with their horses. Our land borders the Carson National Forest in Tres Piedras, New Mexico.
Trails are abundant right from the backyard! You can ride for 2 hours or endless hours!
You will see Elk and if you are lucky may see some of the wild horse herd that has made this area their home. We are 30 minutes west of Taos, New Mexico.
You can call 575-758-3628 or e-mail
Web page Ken & Holly Click Here
E-Mail: Ken & Holly Click Here

Holly Burgess-Wolosin
PO Box 226 Tres Piedras, NM 87577

Saddlerock Country Inn & Stables
Silver City: 3 BR. B&B with private baths. Bring your horses or rent ours by the Hour/day/week.
Will pack you in and furnish everything or just a day ride.
Owner: Tom Steele, wrangler: Jim Jones, Jim's home number is 505-388-4060
B&B PH 505-535-4300
Space available for campers but no hookup's.
Directions: 15 miles West Hwy. 180 of Silver City NM.

Cimarron Canyon State Park
Cimarron Canyon State Park -- Maverick Campground -- The trail head is approximately 1.5 miles north of the campground. To access you must ride along one side US 64 on one side and cross the highway at the bridge. US 64 is a heavily traveled road with logging trucks going by about every 30 minutes
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Santa Rosa State Park
Santa Rosa State Park -- the Corps of Engineers is developing an equestrian campground at the Los Tanos primitive camping area. Tent-pad sites are already installed. There is one water hydrant and two 10' pipe corrals were recently installed. COE plans to add more corrals if camp ground use increases. At the present time, there are no discernable camp site areas for RVs or horse trailers.
Submitted By: Georgi Hockaday Click Here

Gila National Forest
Silver City: 10 Miles PH 890-548-9378

Jewett Ranger Station
PO Box 158
Quemado NM 87829
(505)773-4678

Valle Tio Vinces Campground

The Valle Tio Vinces Campground, Gila National Forest, is on the continental divide between Quemado and Apache Springs, NM. Best access is from Hwy 60, nine miles east of Quemado, then south on Forest Road 214(which is not well marked since it starts out on private land). There is a sign on the access from NM12 between Datil and Apache Springs, NM, but the road is very rocky and rough. The camp has a clean vault toilet, pipe corrals, but contrary to other reports, no water. The spring is dry and the drinkers non functional.
There are logging roads up the canyons and open timbered slopes. There is even a cell phone tower on the next mountain! We saw very little other traffic in the area in our three days there.
On the way in or out, or both, check out the pies in the Daily Pie restaurant in Pietown, on Hwy 60.
Submitted By: Jim and Ann Patton Click Here

Horse Mountain Wilderness Area
Socorro: Trails camping PH 505-835-0412

Zuni Mountain Lodge & Tours
Gallup: I own/operate a 10 bedroom lodge in west-central New Mexico just east of Gallup in the Zuni Mountains. Cibola National Forest comprising the majority of the mountain range, and has numerous dirt/gravel roads, fire trails and old logging/railroad trails through the National Forest.
The National Forest is 360,000acres, and just north of the Gila Wilderness area--in fact, it extends into the Gila/Mogollon rim area. Although I don't do the trips myself, lots of nice mountain and forest scenery right here in the area. Some local horse rentals possible. We have stables and support for up to 10 horses.

Vaya con Dios,
Richard Morrow, owner, PH 505-862-7616
Zuni Mountain Lodge & Tours
Submitted By: Robert McCuen E-mail Click Here

Bottomless Lakes State Park near Roswell
Off Highway 409 16 miles southeast of Rosewll on US 380. Call for detailed directions. The gate to this 3,000 acre wilderness is open 24 hours. Open year-round.
An entry fee is charged. Horseback riding and overnight stays are allowed at the park.
For safety reasons, horses are prohibited at Lazy Lagoon.
Horses are allowed at the RV/electric area on a seasonal basis.
You must contact the park manager for approval. (505)624-6058.
Submitted By: Jennifer Starkey Click Here

Morphy Lake State Park near Lodux
Four miles south of Mora via NM94. Seven miles west of Ledoux. The 65 acre wilderness area gate is open 24 hours. There is a primitive use area. There is NO water so you must pack it in 505-387-2328.
Submitted By: Jennifer Starkey Click Here

Ned Houk Memorail Park
Clovis: Ned Houk Memorail Park north of Clovis. From 21st St in Clovis, go north on 209 about 6.8 miles, past CR17, and just north of mile marker 8. There are 2 entrances off of 209, and they are not very far apart. Turn right (east) into the park, then right (south).
Follow the paved road to the back of the park until it ends (about 2 miles), and you will be at the head of 2 trails. The rules are posted there. The trails are shared with hikers, motorcycles, bicycles, and recreational vehicles. There are water hydrants, covered pic-nic tables, play grounds, and several small ponds stocked with fish.
Phone 505-389-5146.
Submitted By: Jennifer Starkey Click Here

CK Outfitter/Guest Ranch
Cloudcroft: CK Outfitter/Guest Ranch invites you to be a part of the great outdoors and spend time at our ranch.
Living room and den areas, spacious bedrooms, bath's, hot tub/deck area.
Full cowboy breakfast provided. Horseback riding and boarding facilities available.
Limited RV space (Horse Trailer with living area). Adult's only, non-smoking.
Eight miles from Cloudcroft on the Sunspot HWY # 6563 and boarded by the Lincoln National Forest allows for endless recreational opportunities.

For More Information Or To Make Reservations Contact:
CK Outfitters/Guest Ranch, P.O. Box 693, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
Phone: 505.682.5500
E-Mail: CK Outfitters/Guest Ranch Click Here
Web page CK Outfitters/Guest RanchClick Here

Mills Canyon
Roy: Mills Canyon just 10 miles north of Roy NM is a very suprising find. There is a cleche road off of the highway leading to the canyon.
The last 2 miles into the canyon is very winding, steep, and narrow.
Camping on top is best for long vehicles or goosenecks; however, there is a primitave campground at the bottom. It is very scenic, and very hot in the summer (autumn is awesome!).
MORE INFORMATION: Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, (505) 374-9652.
Submitted By: Jennifer Starkey Click Here

Diamond Arrow Ranch
Deming: Located 15 miles East of Deming NM off of I10. From the west take the last Deming exit to NM549 and go east to mile marker 13, turn right (South) and go 2.6 miles to 5590 Franklin Road on your right.
From the East take exit 102 (Akela) and crossover to the south service road which is NM549 and go to the 13 mile marker and turn left onto Franklin Road. Facility is mostly self service so make your self at home.

Excellent layover location and also has direct access to hundreds of thousands of acres of BLM land with excellent high desert riding. We have 3 full hook-ups and plenty of corrals and parking.
Accommodations for all winter are available.
Owned by Barney Fleming DVM and his wife Linda Fleming

E-mail: Barney (DVM) and Linda Fleming Click Here
Web Page: equinedoc.comClick Here

Equine Escapes
Hernandez: Discover northern New Mexico by horseback! Explore some of our state's most spectacular scenery and bring your camera. Equine- Escapes offers guided trips to many areas of northern New Mexico including the colorful Copper Canyon, Canjilon Lakes and mountain, San Antonio Hot Springs, Santa Barbara Canyon, and the Rio Chama Wilderness Area, just to name a few.

We cater to the intermediate rider and bring the horses to the spot you choose. You may also access trails directly from here to wind through arroyos and across mesas. See window-rocks, Indian ruins, pottery shards, and views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

You may bring your own horse and do day trips from this location. This area is perfect for endurance training or trail horse. The elevation varies from about 5900 ft. to over 7500 ft. We have detailed maps available for your use. We offer overnight boarding and can arrange for other services such as shoeing or a veterinary visit. We can recommend places to dine, local lodging, sights/ areas of cultural or historical interest, fishing hot spots and any other places you might care to explore.

E-mail: Equine Escapes Click Here
Web Page: Equine EscapesClick Here

Equine Escapes
19727 State Hwy 84
Hernandez, NM 87537
Phone 505-753-3531
cell phone 505-929-1463

Copper Canyon
There is a beautiful place called Copper Canyon just north of the town of Abiquiu on Hwy. 84. The trail starts just behind the Abiquiu Elementary School in the arroyo. Park your rig behind the school and follow the main arroyo. It turns left and passes the grey rock formation. As you continue to follow the arroyo up you will be treated to ever changing colors in the rock formations. This area is especially pretty right after a summer rainfall as the colors seem to jump out from the rocks. There are parts of an old jeep trail through the area that have been washed away due to the arroyo. Continue to the cliffs and beyond. Near the end of the canyon there is a flowing spring. Water your horses here, but be sure to bring potable water.

To get there, follow Hwy. 84/285 north from Santa Fe. Follow any signs through Espanola that direct you to Chama. Once through Espanola, you will be on 84/285 for about 7 miles. Hwy 285 and 84 will split at the junction in Hernandez, continue on Hwy 84, straight ahead.
From there the school will be about 16 miles. Be sure to bring a camera.

Submitted By: Debbie Ott, Equine Escapes Click Here
Web Page: Equine Escapes Click Here

Jacks Creek Horse Campground
Pecos: Located 20 miles north of the town of Pecos, NM on hwy 63. The road to the campground is paved until the last mile. That last part is well maintained. Hwy 63 parallels the Pecos River from the town of Pecos north to the campground. While the road is paved it is winding and narrow. The road is infested with little bitty SUVs, containing trout fishermen, all driving 60 mph up and down the mountain. The campground is at the south edge of the Pecos Wilderness and trails lead out of the campground in several directions. There are pit toilets, running water and horse corrals. Electric pens may be used.
Submitted By: RW Click Here

Double T Homestead
Glenwood: I found this lodging in the great outdoors of Glenwood, New Mexico (southwest) and it is an authentic family homestead. Accommodations include an adobe home, guest houses and cabin. Horse boarding and an RV park are available.
The grounds are beautiful and are like a New Mexico farm and horse ranch. It's located by the Mogollon mountains and is right in the middle of area attractions such as the Mogollon Catwalk, 3 ghost towns, hot springs, the Gila Wilderness area and the Gila Cliff dwellings. The family that runs it is, well, just like family.

There's coffee and tea in all the guest houses/cabins and I think they all have kitchenettes. Authentic home-cooked New Mexican meals are available if you ask the owner about it and are served outdoors picnic-style. Good for kids OR couples wishing privacy thanks to the arrangement and location of the various accommodations. Mule rides, horse trails and family games are fun to take advantage of. Lots of personal touches from the owners who are awesome.

The best time to visit the area attractions is April through October but the homestead itself is great anytime of the year, especially if you are a birder or want to bring your horse. Their site is at doublethomestead.com if you want to check out pictures or rates.

The phone number is 505-539-2812, ask for Polly.
Web Page: Double T Homestead Click Here
Submitted By: Jami Anderson Click Here

Argentina-Bonita Horse Camp
This trailhead and campground is located in the White Mountains north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. From NM 48, take Hwy 37 for 1 1/3 miles and turn left towards Bonita Lake. This will be on Forest Road 107, but it is not marked so watch for the sign directing you to Bonita Lake. Go past Bonita Lake and stay on this road all the way to the campground. The first half is paved and then it turns into a rough dirt road. The road will end at the campground. I think it was about 7 miles (maybe 10) from Hwy 37 to the campground.

This is a nice primitive campground with vault toilets and a few corrals. It would be a good idea to take picket lines or electric corrals with you in case you can't get a corral. There is no charge to camp here. The only drawback to this campground is that there is no water. There is a small creek along the edge, but it is often dry, so you will need to haul water for yourself as well as for the horses. There is a campground, South Fork Campground, located between the Bonita Lake and Argentina-Bonita where you can fill your water tanks for a $10 fee. Horses are not allowed in that campground.

The campground elevation is about 7,600 feet and the trails go up from there into the White Mountain Wilderness which contains 48,143 acres. Most of the trails tie into the Crest Trail 25, which has an elevation close to 10,000 feet. There are several small creeks and some springs on the trails that your horses can drink from while you are riding. Most of the trails are well marked. Because this is a wilderness area, you won't have to contend with 4-wheelers or bikes, but there are a lot of hikers. Most of the trails are safe for horses, but there are some that are suited for hikers and not for horses. Also watch out for elk trails that may look a lot like horse trails. The hiking/horse trails climb along forested canyons to the ridge that the Crest Trail follows. On one side of the Crest, there is mountain scenery and the other side looks down into a desert type basin. In some areas, you can see the White Sands in the far distance. In the summer, you can expect daytime temps in the 70's and night-time temps around 50. Summer also brings frequent afternoon showers or storms.

There is a lot of wildlife in this area and you will probably see several elk and deer. The real Smokey the Bear was found in this area and some of his friends may pay you a visit, so it is important that you keep a clean camp.

You can contact the Smokey Bear Ranger District in Ruidoso for more information and to request a map of the trails. Phone 505-257-4095.
Submitted By: Elaine McElroy Click Here

Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables
Albuquerque: In the Sandia mountains, Adjacent to Cibola National Forest
Trailhead right from the property, miles & miles of trails
waterfalls 3 hours, top of mountain crest trail 10678'
7 hour roundtrip.
Stay in the cottage or hookups for trailers
Stalls & paddock for your mounts.
We have rental horses available.
Cedar Crest (Albuquerque area)NM
15 minutes from Albuquerque NM
Donald Romero
(505) 281-5197
E-mail: Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables Click Here
Web Page: Cedar Crest Country Cottage and Stables Click Here

Largo Canyon
Ride the the original Spanish Trail Armijo route or wander through the ancestral home of the Navajo. We provide room and board for people and horses. Limited RV space. Non-smoking. Some one-track trails, mostly oil field roads and dry arroyos. Lots of historical sites and petroglyph areas around us. Or camp on adjacent public lands and stop by for showers.

Web Page: Largo Canyon Click Here
Submitted by: Patricia Irick Click Here

Dream Catcher Ranchito
Trails and acre long pasture for your friends to stretch their legs. Near the Caja Del Rio as well. Short trip from I 25 to Truck Relief Route 599.

Dream Catcher Ranchito
68 Calle Enrique
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone 505-474-4007

Web Page: Dream Catcher Ranchito Click Here
Submitted by: Dream Catcher Ranchito Click Here

Gillespie Ranch
Gillespie Ranch which is a working cattle ranch which we have added 12 RV spots with horse pens for people to come and ride. We have 15,000 acres of National Forest in which we graze our cattle. We are in the tall pines and have great trails. We opened last August (the cabin opened in November) and had an article featured on us in the Trail Riders magazine (Nov/Dec 2005 issue and the special Spring 2006 issue).

Susan & Kent Gillespie
P.O. Box 14
562 Walker Canyon Road
Mayhill, NM 88339
(505)687-3732

Web Page: Gillespie Ranch Click Here
Submitted by: Susan Gillespie Click Here

Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout
Ruidoso: We are THE EXPERTS in Horseback Riding Packages. Located near Ruidoso New Mexico. The Hideout is adjoining the Lincoln National Forest, White Mountain Wilderness, Sierra Blanca Mountains, Capitan Mountains and Fort Stanton Horseback Riding Trails.
The Hideout offers 20 cabins, 20 RV sites and 5 tent sites. Horse corral to board horses. Horses available for horseback riding. Package deals.
Indoor pool, spa, sauna. Gameroom. Internet access.
Phone 505-336-7877 or 1-877-466-2734

Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout
Cabins and RV Campground
Highway 37 mm 3 north, Ruidoso New Mexico

Web Page: Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout Click Here
E-mail: Alto Hombre Gordito Hideout Click Here

Camp Of The Pines
Mayhill: 40 miles east of Alamogordo
57 miles s of Ruidoso
22 miles SE of Cloudcroft

4000 SQ ft lodge
Horse Corrals
RV Parking
5 miles of Trails

Totally surrounded by National Forest
Pavilions for parties
Tent platforms
Live entertainment
The Skys the limit!!!

Camp Of The Pines
105 Camp Tall Pine Rd
Mayhill, NM 88354

Web Page: Camp Of The Pines Click Here
E-mail: Camp Of The Pines Click Here

Half Moon Hitch Horse RV Park
Pie Town, Half Moon Hitch Horse RV Park: Located between Quemado and Datil just 1 hour from Springerville, Arizona. Best of all, only 2 � miles off HWY 60. Water, stalls, indoor arena.
Trails & obstacle course. Full RV hookups with full bathroom, laundry facilities.
Pets ok. Beautiful scenery in the pinion pines and cedars and easy access Elk and deer roam this area.

TO FIND: From the 60 highway, take the gravel road between mile marker 49 & 50 for 1.2 miles (you�ll be headed north).
Turn RIGHT headed east onto the dirt road approximately 1.3 miles until it dead ends into green gates (always open).
This is a new RV park opened in August 2008.
We are 1 hour from the Arizona/New Mexico border off HWY 60 and 1 hour west of Socorro, New Mexico.

Gas station including diesel 30 minutes away in Quemado.
Contact Darlene or Doug Williams at 575-418-7616
E-mail: Darlene Williams Click Here

Lincoln National Forest
Baca Campground is a primitive camping area located at the base of the mountains in the Lincoln Nat'l Forest. Baca has 2 nice toilet facilities and water is pumped out of a well in the ground. A local ranchers cattle were roaming the grounds when we were there in Feb 2009.
There are nocorrals, picnic tables or camping pads. It is a meadow covered with free growing cedars that has numerous previously used stone encircled fire rings.
Directions: Drive Northwest of Lincoln, NM on Hwy 380; or Southeast of Carrizozo, NM on Hwy 380; turn north on Forest Road FR57.
There is a yellow cattleguard you must cross. Follow the dirt road as it winds approximatley 6 miles back towards the mountains. You will cross through private ranch lands several times.
There is a good sign indicating the Baca camp area and there is a fence along the back of the property.
You can park and camp anywhere in the Baca area. No registration or fees necessary in 2009.
Submitted by: Anita Johnson

Aguirre Springs State Park in the Organ Mountains between Las Cruces and Alamagordo
The road leading to Aguirre Springs has 4 miles of narrow, steep, and winding surface, but the curviest part is one-way travel and can be safely negotiated with reasonable care. The first pull off camparea has a stone building with pipe gate corral and is a nice rest spotfor your horses. There is only one marked trail in the park that allows horseback riding. The Baylor Pass trail. It is a 6-mile climb up through the pass and there is a primitive campsite near the end of the trail.
The trail affords gorgeous views of Las Cruces, the Organ Mountains, and the White Sands Missile Range.
A small camping fee is charged. In Feb 2009 we paid $3.
Submitted by: Anita Johnson

White Sands National Monument
Horseback riding is allowed in the National Monument on a day-use only basis.
There is a horse trailer parking area with one hitching rail. There are no horse trails, but you are allowed to ride out into the White Sands areas that have no mapped hiking trails. The entrance to White Sands National Monument is gated with visitor center personnel at the gate who can direct you to the correct area to ride.
A small fee is charged for entrance to the monument. In Feb 2009 we paid $3.
Submitted by: Anita Johnson

Coyotemoon Ranch
Reserve: We have a 900 SqFt apartment in our 5 stall barn that we rent out.
We can also accommodate living quarters trailers or RV�s on a limited basis.
There are four pens and 3 pastures, an arena and round pen.
We back up to the Apache/Gila National Forest with direct access.
The riding is wonderful for all interests and abilities. Trails as well as open forest riding.
We do not have horses to rent, it is just for folks with their own horses.
We can show you where to go, or take you out on a tour. There is good water in all of our riding area.
Location is 11 miles north of Reserve NM on NM 12, directly across from US Outfitters.

Contact Dave and BA Peters 575 533 6027.
E-mail: Coyotemoon Ranch Click Here

Jackson Stables
Closest town: Raton (Located in northeastern NM) Raton is nearly equal distance from such cities as Amarillo, TX, Albuquerque, NM, and Denver, CO. It is a perfect time and place to stopover to rest horses.
Raton has several motels and restaurants close by to the stables. Directions to the stables: From I25 take exit 452 (Folsom exit, highway 72), go east less than .1 mile.
You will see a green street sign with Jackson Lane in white lettering, turn south - to your right- on this lane. Go about 800 ft. and you will be facing the entry gate that says "Jackson Stables".
Very easy access and easy to find.
Description of stables: New facilities with two barns totaling 12 stalls - each 12' x 12' with mats and individual runs. Outside pens also available.
Round pen, outdoor arena, and all stalls and runs are Priefert quality. Parking for trailers.
Self contained units OK. Horses are comfortable and like the pleasant climate, the atmosphere, and clean facilities. Jackson Stables is "where the horses come first".
Sugarite Canyon State Park is ten miles northeast from Jackson Stables.
Please see Sugarite Canyon State Park for particulars about horses and riding there.
Contact information: Lisa Camp, Phone 575-445-8777

E-mail: Jackson Stables Click Here

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New Mexico Horse Trails
by Linda M. Threet

Bisti/be-Na-Zin Wilderness near Farmington
37 miles south of Farmington on Highway 371. 3,946 acres of wilderness. Open year-round. No fee is charged.
There is NO water, so you need to pack a lot in.
PH 505-599-8900

Bluewater Lake State Park in Prewitt
3,000 acres of wilderness is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains.
Gate hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
28 miles west of Grants via I-40 and NM 412.
Horseback riding and camping is allowed in Section 4 of the NW quadrant on the Prewitt side of the lake in areas 10 feet away from the lake.
Lake access for watering is permitted. Horseback riding is also allowed in the 4 undeveloped parcels on the west end of the lake. Access to this area may be obtained through the Thoreau access off state highway 612.
505-876-2391

Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
57,191 acres of wilderness along the Rio Grande. You must stay on designated trails and designated areas.
I-25 to San Antonio exit 139. Take Route 380 east 5 miles to NM Highway 1 S 8 miles.
505-835-1828

Brantley Lake State Park near Carlsbad
The gate to this 3,000 acre wilderness is open 24 hours. 12 miles north of Carlsbad on 285, 27 miles off of Artesia. Fees are $3.00 a day and $6.00 per night for camping.
Immediate cleanup of your horse is mandatory. You must bring rakes, shovels and bags. No flake hays allowed in park. You must feed pellets or other bagged feed. Bring your own water. No swimming of horses allowed in the lake.
There are mapped riding/hiking trails and unmapped "two-track" roads that horses are permitted on.
505-457-2384

Caballo Lakes near Truth or Consequences
16 miles south of Truth or Consequences on I-25. 5,300 acre wilderness area. Horseback riding is allowed on the trail beginning at the Williamsburg bend and proceeds south to the Palomas Canyon area. The ride is about two hours long and meanders along the Rio Grande. This trail is not marked. Horses are also allowed north of the fence line at Veteran's Point, and not allowed south of this point.
There are no corrals, so they must be tied to the horse trailer or provide your own corrals. Staking out is permitted if you make it very secure. Your camping area must be kept clean and it is mandatory that you clean up after your horse.
First gate south on 187 from T or C. Fees are $3.00 a day and $6.00 per night camping.
Two-week maximum limit.
Horses are allowed on the north side of the lake only, near Williamsburg.
Horses are not allowed in the developed area of the park.
505-743-3942

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad
3225 National Parks Highway. Reservations required, entry fee is charged. Open year-round. 46,766 acres.
Grazing of horses is not permitted.
Horse use is permitted in designated areas within the park.
They no longer have any accommodations for horse travelers
505-785-2232x429

Cimarron Canyon State Park in Ute Park
3 miles east of Eagle Nest on US 64. Gates are open 24 hours. This 33,116 acre wilderness area is part of the Colin Neblett Wildlife Reserve - the largest wildlife area in the state.
Horseback riding is allowed. Horses must be kept away from the campsites. Visitors with horses must keep them in corrals provided near the Maverick and Tolby campgrounds.
505-377-6271

Clayton Lake State Park in Seneca
15 miles north of Clayton on NM 370. Gate hours are 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to this 5,1000 acre wilderness.
Horseback riding is allowed on the north trail and at the north camping area. Visitors may have horses in the primitive area, which is located on the north side of the park.
505-374-8808

Coyote Creek State Park in Guadalupita
This state park is located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains 14 miles north of Mora on NM 434. It covers 80 acres of wilderness. Gate is open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is permitted in the park. Overnight stays are allowed provided that hay and horse droppings are well cleaned up before departing.
505-387-2328

Elephant Butte Lake State Park in Elephant Butte
7 miles north of Truth or Consequences on I-25. Gate is open 24 hours to this 24,500 acre wilderness.
Horses are allowed at the North Shore Highlands north of the cattleguard. Contact park rangers for further instructions and to inform them that you are bringing your horses.
505-744-5421

El Vado Lake State Park near Tierra Amarilla
14 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla on NM 112 in New Mexico's northern mountains, it has a five and a half mile trail along the Rio Chama which connects El Vado Lake with Heron Lake. The wilderness area covers 1,730 acres.
Horses are allowed at the north end of the main park near the trail heard. Both riding and camping are allowed. Horseback riding and camping are also permitted on the north end of the lake and the peninsula, which can be accessed via state road 95 next to Heron Lake State Park
505-588-7247

Fenton Lake State Park in Jemez Springs
33 miles northwest of San Ysidro via NM 44 and NM 4. The gate is open during the summer from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and during the winter from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This spectacular 700 acre wilderness can be seen in the movie "The Man Who Fell To Earth" where it was filmed in the mid-1970s.
Horses are allowed in designated campsites (#11, #25 & #28). Horseback riding is allowed on main roads to access adjacent forest service trails. Riding is also permitted on the cross-country ski trail as long as there is no snow on the trail.
505-829-3630

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in Silver City
Over 350 miles of wilderness riding trails. Opportunities for horseback riding, in the Gila Wilderness surrounding the monument.
505-536-9461

Gila National Forest near Silver City
3.3 million acres of wilderness. 1,490 miles of trails. Open year-round. No fee is charged. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 44 miles north of Silver City on Highway 15.
505-388-8201

There are two trailheads that allow horse camping located less than 1 mile from the Gila National Park Visitor Center. Woody's and TJ are the names of the trailheads.
Both have pit toilets and steel pipe corrals with level parking areas. Woody's has a water pumps and stock tank available. Trailers and RV' straveling from I-10 at Demming should access the area using Hwy 180 to35 and only use Hwy 15 for the last several miles as it is steep andwinding.
Travel from Silver City on Hwy 15 is hazardous to larger rigs and should be avoided. There are many miles of beautiful trails. An inexpensive map can be purchased at the visitor center that will detail all the trails and sites of the area. There was no fees charged in Feb 2009.

Heron Lake State Park in Los Ojos
11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via US 64 and NM 95. The gate is open 24 hours. This 4,000 wilderness permits horses for overnight stay only. There is NO horseback riding. Camping and riding is available at north El Vado Lake and the El Vado Peninsula.
505-588-7470

Hyde Memorial State Park near Santa Fe
12 miles northeast of Santa Fe via Hyde Park Road/NM 475. The gate hours to this 350 acre wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Horses are allowed for overnight stay only, provided that the site is kept clean and all droppings are immediately disposed of. No horses are allowed at the RV/electric area. No horseback riding is allowed in the park.
505-983-7175

Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands
Open year-round. No fee is charged.
505-374-9652

Leasburg Dam State Park in Radium Springs
15 miles north of Las Cruces on I-25. Leasburg Dam was constructed in 1908 and is the oldest diversion dam in the state. The canal system irrigates crops as far south as Las Cruces.
The gate hours to this 140 acre wilderness are 7:00 a.m. to sunset daily.
Horses are allowed for overnight stay, only at the Juniper Circle primitive area.
No horseback riding is allowed.
505-524-4068

Manzano Mountains State Park near Mountainair
13 miles northwest of Mountainair on NM 55. Gate hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Horseback riding is allowed on the trail leading to the forest service trail, which starts at the west side of the park next to the group area. Overnight stays are allowed provided area is left clean and all horse droppings are picked up immediately.
505-847-2820

Navajo Lake State Park in Navajo Dam
25 miles east of Bloomfield via US 64 and NM 511. The gate is open 24 hours. This 21,000 acre wilderness area boasts the state's second largest lake next to Elephant Butte. There is also evidence of the earliest known village in the Southwest.
No horses are allowed in developed areas. Camping with horses and horseback riding is permitted on Bureau of Land Management property adjacent to Navajo Lake State Park.
The BLM has a designated horse use camping area located a half mile south of the dam on NM Highway 539. This area is open to the public for access to the BLM designated Navajo Lake Horse Trail which encompasses both BLM and Park lands in the Frances Canyon area. Horses are also allowed in most undeveloped areas of the Park.
They are not allowed in the San Juan River area of the park from the dam downstream to the lower Park boundary.
505-632-2278

Organ Mountains Recreation Area
505-525-4300

Red Canyon Campgrounds in Mountainair
Open May through December. Fees are $5.00 per night to camp, per site.
U.S. Forest Service 505-847-2990

Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River
505-758-8851

Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque (day use only)
The 270 acre park along the Rio Grande bosque is the second most visited park in the state.
Horses are permitted on the lower levee road (north and south) of the park.
Access to the staging area is at Alameda Boulevard NW. All other areas of the park is restricted to horses.
505-344-7240

Sandia Peak in Sandia Park
I-40 to NM 14 north to Sandia Peak to La Cienega trail. Fee is $3.00 day.
Gate is open sunrise to sunset in summer months.
505-242-9133

Santa Fe National Forests
1.5 million acres of wilderness.
505-438-7840

Santa Rosa Lake State Park near Santa Rosa
7 miles north of Santa Rosa on access road. The gate to this 500 acre wilderness located on the Pecos River is open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is allowed at Rocky Point and Los Tanos when the area is open.
Call park rangers for further information. There are no designated trails. Camping is also available in this area.
505-472-3110
Storrie Lake State Park near Las Vegas
4 miles north of Las Vegas on NM 518. Gate hours to this 80 acre wilderness are 6 a.m. to sunset from April through September and 7 a.m. to sunset from October through March.
With the arrival of the Santa Fe Railway in 1879, Las Vegas and the surrounding area became a hangout for Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp.
Horses are allowed for overnight stay. They are permitted in the fenced-in area that is located on the southwest side of the park, approximately 150 yards west of the playground area. Visitors must contact the park ranger for specific area, details and further information and directions. Horses must be tied to your trailer or in your own portable corrals.
505-425-7278

Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton
10 miles northeast of Raton on NM 526. The gate to this 3,600 acre wilderness locate on the Colorado border is open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is allowed at the park except on the nature trail, Coal Camp trail and the developed campgrounds. Campers with horses must keep horses at the Soda Pocket campground. Horses must be kept in the corrals provided. There are only 4 available, so reservations are suggested. Call the park manager for further information.
505-445-5607

Sumner Lake State Park near Fort Sumner
16 miles northwest of Fort Sumner via US 84 and NM 203. The gate to this 6,700 acre wilderness is open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is allowed in the Alamogordo Creek campground which is located on the east side. Overnight camping is permitted in this area also. Directions to horse area - off interstate 84, take state road 203 for about 6 miles, take a right before crossing the dam, go past the east campground and past the second cattleguard.
For further directions or instructions, call the park manager.
505-355-2541

Ute Lake State Park near Logan
3 miles west of Logan on NM 540. This 1,500 acre wilderness is located on the Canadian river and the gates are open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is allowed at the Mine Canyon area and at Rogers Camp area.
Horses are also permitted for overnight stay in these areas. Turn off to Mine Canyon is located approximately 14 miles northeast of Tucumcari. Rogers Park is locate approximately 4 miles off State Road 39 on State Road 540. Call park manager for further details and directions.
505-487-2284

Villanueva State Park in Villanueva
31 miles southwest of Las Vegas via I-25 and NM 3. The gate to this 1,600 acre wilderness along the Pecos River is open 24 hours.
Horseback riding is permitted at the upper mesa area, to get to the area one must take State Highway 3 to County Road B28A to the left towards El Cerrito. Signs indicate State Park Land. Camping with horses is allowed at the primitive camping area at site 3A.
505-421-2957

Wild River Recreation Area
505-578-8851
All of the above information was provided by:
Linda M. Threet
E-mail: Linda M. Threet ­ (Equilady) Click Here

Many thanks to Linda for all of her hard work on providing this trail information.

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Layover Hosts for your horse or mule. (No Trail access)


Rodeo Grounds, Fair Grounds, B and B's, Horse Motels, Private residences


Campgrounds, ranches and trail ride places are also Overnight hosts. The places listed here are "OVERNIGHT ONLY".


This is a link to B & B Online,   Bed and Breakfast with equine accommodations

Nix Farm
Sante Fe: 30 stalls corrals, arena, holding pens. camper hookup, reservations required. $15.00 per night. Gene Nix - owner Ph 505-471-8630
Addr: West Alameda, PO Box 4314, 87502.

Amigo Del Caballo - Horse motel
Clovis: indoor stalls, holding pens, pasture, roping arena. 3 mi west of the Texas state line on Hwy. 60-70+84. lots of motels in area
Ph 505-742-1033, Bob Meisenheimer
945 Curry Road-E 88101.

P.B. & J. Horse farm
Mesquite: Close to Las Cruces, stalls, runs, pasture. Ph 505-233-4312
Addr: PO Box 741, 88048, R. Frank Tatman, Trainer # 13570

Blakley's Spur Stable
Albuquerque: Spur Stables offers Indoor. indoor/outdoor stalls all pipe fencing, Guest House, Modern bathroom with shower, Complete RV Hookups, Round corrall, Arena, Turn out, Walker, Wash Rack, Individual Tack and feed Compartments.
Motel 6.5 miles from stable.
Cost is $15.00 per night for box stall and run, $20.00 per night for box stall and $10.00 per night for panel runs. Ditch bank access for riding and close by the Rio Grande River for Bosque riding. Free trailer parking for unloading and loading. Prices include 2 feedings of high quality hay, good water and clean pens. High standards for a healthy environment.
Mailing address: Spur Boarding Stables, 2029 Lakeview Rd. S.W., Albuquerque, N.M. 87105.
Phone 1-800-305-1851 for reservations.
E-mail: Blakley's Spur Stable Click Here
Web Page Blakley's Spur StableClick Here

The Galisteo Inn
Galisteo: (near Santa Fe), Rental horses, stalls, pens, trails, pool, buffet breakfast, hot tub.
Ph 505-466-4000, Addr: 9 La Vega, 87540
Joanna Kaufman, Innkeeper
The Galisteo Inn
9 La Vega
Galisteo, NM
E-mail: The Galisteo Inn Click Here

The Ranchette B & B
Albuquerque: Stalls, holding pens, arena. B & B from $55.00 to 85.00.
Addr: 2329 lakeview Road SW, 87105. Ph 1-800-374-3230 or 505-877-5140.

New Mexico/Texas border on I40
In New Mexico there is a rest area on I -40, just as you cross into New Mexico from TX that has a couple of horse corrals. No Overnight, Just a resting place when driving through. Submitted By: Deanna Click Here

Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast
Tres Piedras, There is a wonderful lodge in northern New Mexico, 36 miles west of Taos, that offers horseback riding, guided or not, on their horses or your own. The name of this place is Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast, P. O. Box 14, Tres Piedras, New Mexico, phone 505-758-6928. They have excellent horse facilities for lay-overs, and the meals at the bed and breakfast are superb.
The owners are Gil and Debbie Graves, and they have a new (under construction but up and running) web site.
Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast Click Here

Submitted By: Kate Fitzgerald Click Here

Web Page Kate Fitzgerald Click Here

Western Drive Stables
Tucumcari: 12x24 stalls, Stallion stalls available, holding pens, paddocks, space for trailers, Elect hookup available, close to motels and resturants.
Exit 331 off I-40, 1/4 Mi W. on Western Dr. Ph. 505-461-0274
Addr: Jim and Marlene Haller, PO Box 1072, Tucumcari, 88401.

Ron and Sandy Williams
Flora Vista: We have a small B & B (Barn and Bed) for overnight guests. An adobe bunkhouse with bath in the barn houses travelers and allows them to stay close to their horse companions beside the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico. The horses have safe, comfortable runs with fresh water. It is an ideal resting spot for someone traveling between Albuquerque and Salt Lake City or for exploring the Anasazi ruins in this area by horseback. PH 505-326-4211
E-Mail: Ron and Sandy Williams Click Here

East of Las Cruces
East of Las Cruces, West of El Paso on I-10 at the first rest stop in Las Cruces are 2 outdoor stalls, no cover, some shade from trees. Stalls are about 15'x15'. As you get off the interstate there is a "Y" in the road, head to the left away from the welcome station about 150 feet. The stalls are on the right. Check with the welcome center to see if any charges apply - looks like they are free.

Louie & Kelly Polanco
Las Cruces: We live on Highway 85, the old road to Hatch out of Las Cruces, Nm. We are two miles south of Ft. Seldon.
For travelers who are using I-25, exit 19, go to the end of the road which ends in a T, turn left, south, two miles on Hwy 85. We are on the corner of Fossil View and I-85. We have 6 stalls and a turnout, for someone who's horses need a rest on their trip. We have red metal roofs on our house and on the barn.
Louie & Kelly Polanco
Phone 575-640-0028 or 575-640-0608 cell
735 Fossil View
Las Cruces, NM
88007
E-Mail: Louie & Kelly Polanco Click Here

Cottage of Whispering Canyon
Hanover: Quiet, rural area. Horse corral for guests' horses. Charming Garden style cottage, 3 bedroom, whirlpool tub, continental breakfast. Combination Bed & Breakfast and vacation rental. Great for weekend and week-long stays.

15 miles Northeast of Silver City, New Mexico off of NM-152. Go East on US-180 to NM-152.
Then, go East on NM-152. Located one quarter mile south of intersection of Highway 356 and NM-152.
Owners: Eddie & Sandy Bagley
983 Highway 356
Hanover, NM 88041
Phone: (505) 537-9529 or(505) 537-5505
E-Mail: Eddie & Sandy Bagley Click Here
Web page Cottage of Whispering Canyon Click Here

Submitted By: Dawn Huffaker

Tumbleweed Equestrian Center
Las Vegas: Tumbleweed Equestrian Center - Boarding-Training-HorseHotel Las Vegas, NM: Indoor stalls, stalls with runs, trailer parking, 4 camper hookups (coming soon), guest house, several motels within 2 miles from stables. We are located right off of I-25, exit 347. Cost is $15.00 per night for stall, $12.00 per night for panel runs. Prices include 2 feedings of high quality hay, good water and clean pens. High standards for a healthy environment. Trailer/LQ hookup $25 per night or stay at our doublewide guest house: $65.00 per night.
Mailing address is:
Tumbleweed Equestrian Center
P.O. Box 628, Las Vegas, NM 87701.
Call (505) 454-8377 or (505) 799-8511 for reservations.
E-mail: Bernard Schaer

R & K Ranch
Dexter: R & K Ranch is a commercial boarding facility in SE New Mexico. We have pipe fenced corrals with weather shelters available for overnight, short or long term boarding.
Our address is 6705 Old Chisum Trail, Dexter NM 88230.
Phone (505) 627-6511
E-mail: R & K Ranch, Ron & Kate Miller Click Here

El Meson Lodge
Chama: There is a nice motel/lodge in Chama, New Mexico, that has a small stall with attached large pen that they will let you use for overnight stay. I believe the name of it is El Meson Lodge and it's right on the highway in Chama. There are restaurants close by. I've stayed there a couple of times and the managers have been very pleasant and accomodating, even with late night arrival.
E-mail: Margaret Jensen Click Here

Rocking Horse Stables
Hobbs: Rocking Horse Stables, Box stalls, Stalls w/ runs, Large turnouts, Round pen, arena, and Bed and Breakfast.
Stall Rental is $15.00 per night per horse and B&B rooms start at $69.00 per night.
3505 W. Alabama, Hobbs, NM
Phone 505-392-9347,
Contact Becky Cousins at:
Web page En Sue�o Bed and Breakfast Click Here
or
E-Mail: Bobby Shaw Click Here

Broken M Rranch
Albuquerque: Meticulously clean with NEW 11 indoor box stalls, several outdoor large secure stalls and four foaling pen available for overnight or long term boarding. Lg outdoor arena w/lights, round pen, barrels, wash rack, tack room, stocks, porta john, phone, frig & trailer parking available.
Self-contained motor homes/ campers welcome. Beautiful 1,000 sq ft. Non Smoking guest house available on premises. Indoor pets subject to preapproval. Please see our web page for pictures, full descriptions and prices. We are people friendly!

Address: 2913 Gun Club Road, S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87121, (505) 877-9433.
E-Mail: Broken M Ranch Click Here
Web page Broken M Ranch Click Here

Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast
Tres Piedras, There is a wonderful lodge in northern New Mexico, 36 miles west of Taos, that offers horseback riding, guided or not, on their horses or your own. The name of this place is Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast, P. O. Box 14, Tres Piedras, New Mexico, phone 505-758-6928. They have excellent horse facilities for lay-overs, and the meals at the bed and breakfast are superb.
The owners are Gil and Debbie Graves, and they have a new (under construction but up and running) web site.
Running Elk Lodge -- Bed and Breakfast Click Here

Submitted By: Kate Fitzgerald (near Mammoth Cave, KY) Click Here
Web page Kate Fitzgerald (near Mammoth Cave, KY) Click Here

Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel
Bernado, South of Albuquerque on interstate 25.
Toll free 1 877 374 Kiva.
E-mail: Diane Wiltshire Click Here
or
E-mail: Diane Wiltshire Click Here

Web page Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel Click Here

Submitted By: Juanita Serafini Click Here

Empty Saddle RV Park
Tucumcari: RV Park, Horses welcome.
2500 East Route 66 Blvd
Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401
Exit #335 off I-40

Office: (505) 461-8623
Fax:(505) 461-3134
E-mail: Empty Saddle RV Park Click Here
Web page Empty Saddle RV Park Click Here

Rancho Calderon
Jemez Springs: We are located at 8000' near the Valle Grande off Hwy. 4 in the Jemez Mountains of NM (between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos). We offer overnight stays for trail riders visiting the Jemez Mountains (direct access to the Santa Fe National Forest) and the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP boundary about 1 mile from our location).
Driving distance to the VCNP Banco Bonito trail head: 4 miles
Driving distance to the VCNP main gate: 6.6 miles

Offering: Trailer parking, horse corrals, camp sites.

GPS Lattitude N 35� 48.537'
GPS Longitude W 106� 35.433'

Postal Address

Sabine and Brad Shurter
250 Vallecitos Rd.
Jemez Springs
New Mexico
87025

Phone: (505) 829-3000
Fax: (208) 361-3930

E-mail: Rancho Calderon, Sabine and Brad Shurter Click Here

K Bar 4 Ranch
Grants: K Bar 4 is primarily a horseback rental stable, but I also offer overnight boarding. I am 5 miles off of I-40, 80 miles west of Albuquerque and 60 miles east of Gallup, with easy in and out for all sizes of trailers. I have a few individual pens, and two larger turn-out pens with shelters for your horses to roll, rest, and relax. motels are 5 miles back into Grants, or you can camp here. I will also offer camping for people who want to ride in this area. I am close to Mt. Taylor ranger district, Cibola National Forest, and El Malpais National Conservation Area. there are several trail heads within easy driving distance from me.
Call Kathy (505)285-3798
E-mail: K Bar 4 Ranch Click Here

Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel
Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel is a privately owned park/horse motel located 50 miles south of Albuquerque, on Interstate 25 (Exit 175) in Bernardo, New Mexico. (Map to Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel)

Nestled amidst many natural and historical sites, Kiva's quiet location can give you the quiet and security you need on your travels.

phone 505 861 0693
21 Old Highway 60 West
Bernardo, New Mexico 87006
E-mail: Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel Click Here
Web page Kiva RV Park and Horse Motel Click Here

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Trail Rides (bring your own horse or mule)

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Wild Horse/Derringer Ranch
Quemando: 8,000 feet, they have the horses, to high for flatland horses, have pack horses, trail rides, fishing, rafting, Indian ruins, barbecues. Phone 505-773-4860
PO Box 157
Quemando, NM
87829

Saddlerock Country Inn & Stables
Silver City: 3 BR. B&B with private baths. Bring horses or rent ours by the Hour/day/week.
Will pack you in and furnish everything or just a day ride.
owner: Tom Steele, wrangler: Jim Jones, Jim's home number 505-388-4060
B&B PH 505-535-4300
Space available for campers but no hookup's.
Directions: 15 miles West Hwy. 180 of Silver City NM.

CAPROCK-MESCALERO TRAILS
Ride your horse off the caprock into the beautiful mescalero sands where you will relive the history of the Graham Ranch, where cattle ranching has been a way of life for over 100 years
Authorized BLM guide
Not responsible for accidents
EMT available
Campers must be self-contained
Weekend tours
Company parties
Group rates
Activities include cutting horse demonstrations and lessons, local entertainment, and hiking and photography.
Located between Roswell and Tatum. Take Hwy.380 east out of Roswell and go approx. 45 miles until you get to the top of the Caprock. Turn south on Hwy. 172 toward Maljamar. Go south 12 miles. The turn is between mile markers 17 and 18. Turn west over the cattle guard and go about 2 miles down the dirt road until you come to two water storage tanks on the edge of the Caprock. That is where you will camp. If coming from Tatum, go West on Hwy. 380 approx. 28 miles to Hwy. 172 toward Maljamar and follow above directions.
More info from Cindy Graham-Choat at 505-868-2236 or fax 505-868-2217.

MESA RICA TRAILS
Scheduled rides leave in the morning and return in the evening. You will stay in your camper or RV at the primitive campsite with your horse at your trailer. There are a few pens available at first come basis.
Located west of Tucumcari. Take I-40 West out of Tucumcari. Go 8 miles to the Palomas exit 321. Go left over the overpass past Stuckys to the frontage road which is Historic route 66. Turn right at the stop sign and go 1 mile to the next overpass. Turn right again at overpass and proceed North on dirt road for 2 miles to the Ranch Headquarters.
You will go past Headquarters through red gate, continuing North through another gate and on to the camping area appros. 3 miles North of Headquarters.
More info contact Cindy Graham-Choat at 505-868-2236 or fax 505-868-2217.

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