New Mexico Ranch Vacations
New Mexico dude ranch vacations offer a wonderful opportunity to see one of the USA’s most culturally diverse states. Horse riding holidays in New Mexico are not just amazing opportunities for immersing yourself in ranch life and western horseback riding, but discovering an important part of US history.
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Native Americans, Mexicans, Hispanics and European Americans populate this south-western state, giving guests at New Mexico dude ranches a unique opportunity to gain insight into its culture. And with horseback riding opportunities aplently on New Mexico guest ranch vacations, expect to explore some wonderful land, as well - from the Carlsbad Caverns and the Black Range Mountains, to the dunes of White Sands National Monument. New Mexico has a strong western cowboy culture, making this one of the best US states to visit for authentic working ranch vacations.
When the Spanish first came to the land now known as New Mexico in the mid 1500s, they found Pueblo, Navajo, Apache and Ute settlements throughout the state. It was as early as 1563 that the land was dubbed New Mexico by the Spaniards and Mexicans, who had, over time, built their own settlements. Venture off your New Mexico dude ranch or guest ranch and you’ll clearly see this influence on the state’s architecture – particularly in Albuquerque's Old Town. If you’re wondering where to visit during your New Mexico luxury dude ranch vacation, Old Town should be on your list.
And there’s more! Discover the Old West as you ride out on horseback to explore the outlaw trails of Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid… Discover the canyons inhabited by Apache warrior Geronimo in the 1800s… And discover the beauty of the Black Range Mountains, shrouded by mile upon mile of Ponderosa pine forest.
New Mexico Dude Ranches are a great way to experience true western cowboy culture, but with a hint of luxury should you wish. Become a wrangler at New Mexico working ranches and you’ll get stuck into rugged cattle drives, maintaining water lines, traditional branding, and fixing fence. Escape to a luxury dude ranch in New Mexico and you can spend hours in the saddle each day exploring the beautiful and diverse landscape – then relax your aching muscles in a hot tub, indulge in a massage or spa treatments, or simply relax by a camp fire under the stars. Whatever you want from your New Mexico horse riding holiday, this state will provide!