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WILD SIDE
You’ve seen the wild west on TV and in movies. Now live it!
Wild West
HORSEBACK RIDING
HORSEBACK RIDING
Saddle up and experience the wild west by riding horseback through New Mexico’s pristine back country! Mountains, mesas, arroyos, high desert, wildlife and crystalline blue skies can all be part of your adventure. Rides will be tailored to skill levels, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the ride regardless of experience.
Rockin’ Ass Ranch | 575.740.3780 | rockinassranch@yahoo.com
DUDE RANCHES
DUDE RANCH
Go deep into New Mexico’s back country with a true western experience. Ride horseback through tall ponderosa forests, up on mountaintops, and down into deep canyons with sheer cliffs and crystal clear streams.  You’ll be in the homeland of Geronimo and the Apaches, and older cultures. You’ll see 1,000 year old cliff dwellings and pictographs dating back to the Mimbres people!  Cabins are available for a 3 night minimum up to full week stays. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you experience the life of a cowboy first hand.
DUDE RANCH
  • Geronimo Trails Guest Ranch | 575-772-5157 | geronimoranch.com
OLD FORTS
OLD FORTS
Experience New Mexico’s early frontier days by touring nearby old forts, including Fort Craig, which played a crucial role in Indian campaigns and the Civil War, and Fort Selden, built to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Apache Indians.
GHOST TOWNS
GHOST TOWNS
The wild west will come alive as you visit our nearby ghost towns, taking you back in time to the early and mid-1800’s. Experience days gone by in these historic towns as you explore cemeteries, buildings and ruins rich with the “footprints” of early ranchers, settlers and miners.
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BUFFALO SIGHTINGS
BUFFALO SIGHTINGS
You may see buffalo up close and personal if you head south from Elephant Butte on Hwy 195 to Hwy 51, then east past Elephant Butte Dam through beautiful canyon land toward the ghost town of Engle. Hwy 51 cuts through Ted Turner’s Armendaris Ranch, home to buffalo whose ancestors once roamed free throughout New Mexico.
GERONIMO SPRINGS MUSEUM
GERONIMO SPRINGS MUSEUM
Come face to face with famed Apache warrior Geronimo at Geronimo Springs Museum. The museum is filled with wild west history that includes Apaches, early settlers, a log cabin, Native American pottery and arrowheads and much more. The museum even takes you back to the earliest days when New Mexico’s wild country included mastodons and mammoths, demonstrated by the massive skulls on display.
Geronimo Springs Museum | 575.894.6600 | geronimospringsmuseum.com