New Mexico Horse Properties, New Mexico Trails, and Equestrian Estates

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New Mexico Counties with horse properties: Bernalillo, Catron,
Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy,Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Oteto, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia,

New Mexico Horse Trails        Villa Videl Horse Trails Pictures

Gorgeous New Mexico

(Villa Vidal Horse Trails)

Horse Farms, and Ranches for Sale or Lease in the Land of Plenty.

TAOS:  Above, Dave and Marie Griffith, from  riding in Amole Canyon, Hwy 518, about 25 minutes from Taos. These trails are just fabulous, competing with
the best in California or elsewhere. From easy to more difficult, take your
pick. Winter these are cross-country ski trails, marked.

Coming:  More trails in Taos County: all the beautiful trails on
public lands in and around Taos, NM
; see also Taos Saddle Club Site

New Mexico Land for Horses has some of the most beautiful settings, rivaling California and Montana for scenery, trails, and various scenic vistas to enjoy while riding through high desert, as well as tall trees, wallflowers and around ponds, streams, rivers, and lakes to meandering sandy trails along gorges in high dessert sage brush. In New Mexico, you have it all.


Meandering sandy trails along gorges in high dessert sage brush. The following are just a very few of the choice areas of New Mexico: Taos, Torrance, Santa Fe, Ruidoso Rio Arriba, Mountainair, Dona Ana, Corrales, Las Cruces, Lincoln, San Cristobal, Corona, Valencia, Socorro, Mora, Angel Fire, Bosque Farms,

Check out Equine Escapes for short or long guided trail rides
in the Northern New Mexico Areas, including the Santa Fe and the Abiquiu greater Areas
(see website for trail pictures and descriptions).

Trail Ride near Chama

Also for great riding, San Pedro Parks Wilderness is gentle and welcoming, lush with verdant marshes, tiny streams, and rolling meadows punctuated by aspen groves and conifer forests. This NM wilderness trail destination is just one of the many places to ride in Northern New Mexico that is improved/maintained by the volunteers of the popular organization,
The Back Country Horsemen of Santa Fe/Taos (see picture below). Photo Courtesy of
Debbie Spickermann, BCH-SF President, and Equine Escapes.

Back Country Horsemen are very active in New Mexico
preserving our trails. Also, Backcountry Links below

New Mexico Horse Property, Horse Farms, and Ranches for Sale or Lease in the Land of Plenty.
TAOS: Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 7,300 feet to 13,161 feet. The scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains include Wheeler Peak, (13,161) the highest peak in New Mexico. Other ranges flank the upper Rio Grande Valley.

Hike, Bike and Raft in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico is a spectacularly beautiful land of contrasts, from its crimson-hued mesas and snowcapped peaks to its vibrant blend of cultures and fine galleries. Hike through an unspoiled wilderness of alpine meadows and cycle forgotten backroads. Raft colorful canyons and explore ancient cliff dwellings. Add distinctive cuisine and a selection of charming inns and you have the ultimate Southwest adventure!

Horse property buyers who are searching for New Mexico ranches and land for sale will find a wide variety of choices. New Mexico,  with mountains as high as 14,000 feet, high deserts, low sandy deserts, and large areas of forested wilderness in the north and northwest.

New Mexico remains a sparsely populated state with the majority of the population living along the Rio Grande corridor -- the location of the cities of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
Many rural areas of New Mexico are primarily agricultural. New Mexico ranches for sale can be found throughout the state, primarily cattle and sheep ranches. The geography of New Mexico makes for an abundance of prairie land suitable for cattle ranching, horse ranches and horse property, and farming. Ranches in New Mexico also support other types of livestock such as llamas and alpacas.
New Mexico farms for sale are concentrated in the fertile farm-belts, the Rio Grande Valley which cuts through the center of the state, and the Pecos Valley. The state’s farm income comes from livestock products, especially sheep, and from agricultural crops including cotton pecans, sorghum, corn, peanuts, beans, onions, chilies, and lettuce.

Northern New Mexico Scenery at its Best

The moderate and semi-arid climate attracts buyers seeking rural real estate in New Mexico. Wildlife is plentiful in New Mexico including elk, bear, deer and much more.
Horse property in New Mexico can be found in abundance. The state is filled with horse farms and horse ranches for all types of breeds. New Mexico horse properties range from small ranchettes of just a few acres to large horse ranches of 1000 acres or more.
New Mexico is home to two National Parks. White Sands National Monument located west of Alamogordo is a rippling ocean of white sand, the result of thousands of years westerly winds depositing gypsum powder. Carlsbad Caverns is a vast underground network of chambers with extraordinary rock formations of varied colors.

New Mexico has a rich cultural heritage that includes Indian pueblos and adobe towns, Aztec ruins, and traces of the Sandia people whose existence dates back to 25,000 B.C. Since 1945, New Mexico has been a leader in energy research and development. Scientific laboratories in Los Alamos conduct extensive research in nuclear, solar, and geothermal areas . Roswell, New Mexico has tales of UFO visitations that go back to the 1940’s. Minerals are the state’s richest natural resource, with oil, gas, copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, uranium, potassium salts, and molybdenum contributing heavily to the state’s income.

Below you will find properties with details for rural real estate for sale in New Mexico.

Villa Videl "Horse Trail Paradise"

An Incredible Gift
In 1982, the Pennzoil Company donated 100,000 acres of Vermejo Park to the People of the United States, through the Forest Service. It was the largest and most valuable donation of private land to the Forest Service. The area became known as the Valle Vidal unit, named after what the Indians and Spanish referred to as, "The Valley of Life."

Click Here for Villa Videl Horse Camping Pictures

Intent of Pennzoil's Donation
Pennzoil's donation of the Valle Vidal stated that the area was to managed primarily for its prized wildlife resource (the Valle's elk herd), and for its outstanding scenic value and recuperation opportunities.

The area is currently managed by the Carson National Forest, as a Multiple Use Area, as required by the original intent of the gift, in order to serve the sportsmen, recreation enthusiasts, cattle ranchers, wildlife viewers, and Boy Scouts that all enjoy the Valle Vidal's unique blend of wildland resources.
The Valle Vidal is a lush mountain basin located in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in northern New Mexico consisting of 100,000 areas.. Donated to the American People in 1982, the Valle Vidal is managed by the Carson National Forest primarily for it's wildlife, as well as it's outstanding scenic and recreational opportunities.

Pictures of Horse Camping Facilities

The Valle Vidal is a veritable Rocky Mountain paradise, with abundant populations of Rocky Mountain wildlife, including mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, bald eagles, and native Rio Grande cutthroat trout. In addition, the vast alpine meadows of the Valle Vidal provide critical habitat for the largest herd of elk in New Mexico

Turquoise Trail Campgrounds, New Mexico
All the glorious local attractions in close proximity and such a great deal of things to do are guaranteed to keep you coming back over and over. Quite a lot of enjoyable stuff to do right next door to Turquoise Trail Campgrounds,
Cerrillos Hills Historic Park, in Cerrillos, NM, which is on Highway 14, about 20 minutes from the junction of 599 and Highway 14. This park has an incredible history as part of an old mining area, and had astounding views of the surrounding mountains. Good horse trails and camping nearby at the Turquoise Trail Campgrounds, I am told.

Susan Spinell
Trails Stewardship Coordinator
Santa Fe Conservation Trust
Santa Fe, NM  87502
Phone:  505.989.7019

  1. 1. Valle Caldera Preserve read review (pdf file)
    High in the Jemez Mountains, gorgeous and private.
  2. 2. White Mesa / Ojito Wilderness read review (pdf file)
    Along the 550 Corridor.
  3. 3. Placitas Area / West side of Sandia Mountains read review (pdf file)
    Interesting and challenging with stunning views.

         4. Canyon De Chille, just over the NM border into AZ.

  1. Map and 4 trails above, Compliments of Horseman's Voice.


  2. Announcement: NewMexico Horse Riders and visitors to State w/horses, a current Coggins
    Test now required, May 2009, with
    travel anywhere in NM in a horse trailer; (see your Vet) and New Mexico Livestock Board is
    now actively reinforcing requirement that horses must contact your County Brand Inspector
    for transportation papers.

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