Things to do

The landscape of the Creek Ranch is diversified and offers wonderful trailrides for every horseman/woman. The best way to explore the original ranch is from out of the saddle. Concerning the trail rides, we would like to mention, that the terrain is quite challenging, with e.g. steep up- and downhills and little ditches. Our advise: take at least 10 riding lessons before arrival on our ranch, to really be able to enjoy our trail rides and rising trot makes it easier for you and the horse.

The minimum age for guests is 16 years (younger on request only) and the general weight limit for riders is 210 pounds (please contact us for details). Kids under 12 years old are not allowed on trail rides.

Some days we need help with the cattle. Then you are welcome to help us with cattle drives, re-settling the cattle, preparation of pastures, brandings and health checks and more. We still work the traditional way, as much as possible, from up on a horse. This gives you the best insight of the original way of life of the cowboys.

 

 

After a hard day in the saddle, we relax on the back porch, look over the Pecos River Valley and eat a hearty meal

and enjoy a night around the campfire.

 

For sure, training in roping and shooting (whoever is up to that) will not be neglected.

If you need a time off of horse riding, you can go fishing in the Pecos River

or explore the ranch (here the Carrizo Creek bed) on foot.

We don't offer TV! You can watch online (free Wi-Fi in the house avialable) with your own device.

You can relax in the hot-tub any time ;-)

And now a few tipps for

Sight seeing in the vincinity:

In Santa Rosa (30 min. drive) several lakes invite you to bath. There is also a lovely, little Oldtimer Museum and the Blue Hole, a water gave for scuba diving (amazing in the semidesert). Along the legendary Route 66 running through Santa Rosa are many restaurants and a bar located.

In Fort Sumner (1 hr. drive) is Billy The Kids grave and two museums about him. The Bosque Rodondo – a museum about the cruel prison, where the Navajo and Mescalero Apaches were locked up under unworthy conditions back in the 19. Century, is located close to the grave side of Billy The Kid.

Do a shopping trip to Albuquerque! There are 3 shops in 5 locations, where you can shop western gear. The Old Town of Albuquerque invites to take a stroll along the small restaurants and shops located in beautiful, old adobe houses.

A special attraction is visiting Santa Fe (2 hrs drive) – the oldest Town of the USA (1620) and it is worth the drive! You can visit the Palace of Governors (a huge museum), the plaza, several churches or stroll through the lovely streets of the Old Town with lots of shops and restaurants.

 

Overview and Links:

Santa Rosa (30 min.)

- Lakes for bathing and/or fishing http://www.santarosanm.org/area_attractions.htm

- Historic Route 66

- Route 66 Auto Museum http://www.route66automuseum.com/#!__route-66-auto-museum

Fort Sumner (1 hr.)

- Billy the Kid Museum http://www.billythekidmuseumfortsumner.com/

- Billy the Kids Grave and small museum (sadly no Website)

- Bosque Redondo Memorial http://www.bosqueredondomemorial.com/

Albuquerque ( 2 hrs.)

- Old Town http://www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/

- Western wear shopping:

  Dan’s Boots & Saddles (tack also) http://www.dansboots.com/

  Boot Barn (at 3 locations, San Mateo Blvd. is the biggest) http://www.bootbarn.com/

  Cavender’s https://www.cavenders.com/

Santa Fe ( 2 hrs.)

- Oldest town of the USA (huge museum, plaza, churches) http://www.santafenm.gov/