Located at 9000 ft in the spectacular Conejos River Valley in the southern Colorado Rockies we are surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest and bordered by the San Juan Wilderness giving us endless and varied country to explore and enjoy. Our proximity to northern New Mexico means you can combine the splendor of the Rockies with the enchantment of the southwest—many guests spend a night or two in fascinating Santa Fe on their way to or from the ranch.
Each week we offer an extremely fun and scenic raft trip on the Rio Grande River south of Taos. This trip is actually conducted by a professional guide service with top quality boatmen. It is normally a half day trip on the river and the minimum age for children is six years. Age minimum can vary dependent upon the recommendation of the rafting company. We combine this trip with a tour of Taos and time for shopping. We can make the arrangements for you upon your arrival at the ranch. Or if you prefer to whitewater raft before or after your stay at the ranch, feel free to contact us and we can refer you to the rafting company we use. They do a great job!
Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad
Our guests have a unique opportunity to ride “America’s Longest and Highest Narrow Gauge.” The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad runs between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM, and the ranch is about midway between these two towns. To quote their brochure, “A special journey into yesterday, this enchanting narrow gauge steam railroad is an exciting and marvelous adventure, meandering 64 miles in the awesome peaks and valleys of the scenic Rockies, through tunnels, gorges and breathtaking trestles.” We can make arrangements for you to ride this historic railroad upon your arrival at the ranch. To find more information visit their website at www.cumbrestoltec.com.
The New Mexico Connection
The New Mexico Connection – If you’ve never experienced the enchantment of New Mexico, you are in for a real treat. The ranch is only two and a half hours north of Santa Fe, and Taos is a mere hour and a half. Both towns are fascinating with their unique blend of historic southwestern culture, architecture, cuisine, world renowned art galleries and shopping.
Indeed, Santa Fe is known as “the city different” and it doesn’t take long to realize why. Many of our guests choose to spend some time in Taos or Santa Fe before or after their stay with us, thereby mixing a dash of the Southwest with their Colorado Rocky Mountain experience. In addition, many visitors to Santa Fe are looking for a dude ranch experience and since we are the nearest one, they come to us.
For more information on the Santa Fe area, visit their site at www.santafe.org
Just a couple of hours away, this quaint mountain town is nestled in the San Juan Mountains and is known for their famous hot springs facilities and endless trails. With more than 3 million acres of National Forest to hike, bike, ride and explore, visitors enjoy panoramic mountain views and amazing hospitality. For more information on Pagosa Springs, visit pagosa.com.
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