From the comfort of your cozy cabin at the Double E Ranch, tucked away in the corner
of southwestern New Mexico, you will be presented with an
exclusive opportunity to experience a virtual ecological
paradise for those seeking absolute solitude and escape from
modern society's busy, stress-filled lifestyle.
Consisting of several
relaxing loop journeys, travel back in time through 30 million years on land
that eventually became one of the early pioneer ranches established near
the end of the Apache Wars in 1886. You will have an exclusive
opportunity to explore areas accessible by invitation only, isolated and remote. This area is now known as the Double E Ranch. You will begin your journey each morning from Ranch Headquarters
and return each evening to the comfort of your cozy, rustic cabin and a hearty
home cooked meal.
Meals are served in the dining room at Headquarters, family style. While it's not
possible for us to accommodate extreme Vegetarian Diets,
pasta, eggs, chicken, rice and bean dishes will always be on the menu, regularly. We won't let
anyone gohungry! However, please be responsible about your dietary needs.
Be sure you let Ranch Staff know of any dietary concerns or
allergies on your arrival in order to avoid
miscommunication and problems. Thanks!
The horses at Double E Ranch are quite, willing, safe, gentle. Most of our horses have grown up in this country, are athletic, conditioned, know their way around and will take care of you. All tack is western style. Horses are trained to be ridden on a lose rein and to 'neck rein'. The riding style is relaxed, providing plenty of opportunities to take in the scenery, stop for photos, hike or have a picnic lunch.
and Climate: Four gentle seasons best
describe the climatic conditions in the Gila National Forest,
Gila Wilderness and Double E Ranch areas. The
latitude, as well as the 5,000 - 7,000 foot elevation
permits maximum enjoyment of the region during any
season. Whether winter or summer, daytime temperatures are
generally pleasant for hiking or horseback riding, and range
from the high 90's in the warmest summer months to mid-40's in winter.
The area enjoys an average of 345 days of glorious
sunshine and clear blue skies annually. For additional
information on the area, check out the Silver City Website.
Each day, you'll travel in a new direction. The views will be staggering in their expanse, wildlife is abundant. Bring your questions and a camera! Not much has changed in millions of years. If you listen, you'll hear your heart beat.
In the afternoon, you'll return to headquarters ready to unsaddle feeling tired but relaxed. Head back to your cabin. Grab a rocking chair, put your feet up and serve yourself your favorite beverage while waiting for dinner. Tomorrow will be another new horseback adventure.
After the evening meal is finished, you'll head back to your cabin for another trip to your favorite chair. Spend a little while enjoying the onset of evening, watch the mountains turn from golden to orange as the sun begins to set. They say that New Mexico has the very best air for gazing at the stars. Pull out your atronomers' guide, find the Milkey Way or Caseiopia. It's truly an amazing site.
You'll sleep well, tonight.