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Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Winston, New Mexico

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Nearest Regional Airport

Albuquerque International Sunport, 215 miles

Nearest International Airport

Albuquerque International Sunport, 215 miles


6500 Feet


April - June, September - October

Guest Capacity


Gila National Forest

Located in the middle of the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest of southwest New Mexico, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch offers a horseback riding vacation like no other. Daily trail rides will take you through the most vast and pristine wilderness areas with 500ft canyons, crystal-clear creeks, open meadows, and wooded Ponderosa Pine forests.

The Past Comes to Life

Watch the past come to life while exploring the area that Apache warrior, Geronimo himself was born. You’ll visit 1,000-year-old above-ground pueblos, cliff-dwellings with pictographs, pottery shards, and arrowheads of the Mimbres Mogollon Culture while out on your guided trail rides.


We offer an all-inclusive package that includes accommodations, three delicious, southwest-style meals a day, unlimited horseback riding/hiking, and all entertainment/activities. Our 4 cabin lodging can accommodate 12 people comfortably and our small size allows us to offer a customizable guest ranch experience. Each cabin comes with a propane fireplace, private bathrooms, covered porches, views of the horses in their pastures, and complimentary fresh baked cookies.

Rave Reviews

We get rave reviews about our fine dining and our amazing Chef can accommodate any dietary restriction. Some of our favorite dishes include Pork Tenderloin, Gila Trout, Pecan-Crusted Chicken, and Steak Cookout. Everything is made in house from salad dressings to breads to delicious desserts and baked goods. Evenings are spent cozy by the campfire with s’mores and stargazing, watching old westerns, or even learning to line dance!

Always a Perfect Time

Our ranch is open end of February through mid-November and we offer stays of 3 nights. With over 280+ sunny days a year and a dry climate (you’ll enjoy the lack of bugs!) and cooler mountain temperature we have moderate temperatures year-round, so it is always a perfect time to pack your bags and head to Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch!

Our ranch has a horseback riding focus. We can ride as much or as little as you want to each day of your stay. All trail rides are guided. Hiking, fishing, and biking are allowed but will be unguided and you will need to bring your own equipment. There are many beautiful trails around the ranch for hiking or biking. In the nearby crystal-clear creeks you can find small bass and catfish, you will need a New Mexico fishing license. Evening activities include board games, movies, campfires with s’mores, line dancing, and stargazing.

Trail ride at Geronimo trail


  • Hiking
  • Natural Water Swimming


  • Beginner Rides
  • Trail Riding Ages 6+

Breakfast is served at 8:30 AM. Coffee and tea are available starting at 7:00 AM. Lunch is served at 1:00 PM if dining at the ranch or custom sandwich orders are taken for all-day picnic rides. Ice Tea and Lemonade are available throughout the day. Dinner is served at 7:00 PM. Since COVID, meals at the ranch are plated and served. You can now enjoy our full-service dining experience outside under the Ponderosa Pines or service to your cabin. We can accommodate any and all dietary restrictions. We do not have a liquor license but you are welcome to bring your own. A small guest fridge is provided in a central location.

Taco plate at Geronimo Ranch

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

Our small ranch has little cozy cabins nestled under the sweet-smelling Ponderosa Pines. We have a capacity for 4 people. Each cabin comes equipped with comfortable bedding, sheets, and towels, a propane fireplace, racks and storage for clothing, a private bathroom, indoor sitting area, covered porches with seating, views of the horses right outside the windows, complimentary soap, Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch water bottles, hand sanitizer, and fresh-baked cookies.

Lodge cabins at Geronimo Ranch

  • Cabins
  • Game Room
  • Horse Safety Program



Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 10:30 am

Length of Stay:

3 nights (March - November)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: All payments are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future visit within one year if we are successful in re-booking guests for your scheduled period. This same policy applies to changing the dates of your stay. We do recommend buying travel insurance through Travel Guard for your trip.


Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

Winston, New Mexico

Nearest Regional Airport

Albuquerque International Sunport, 215 miles