Wheaton Creek Ranch Activities and Eco Tourism
If you're looking for ecotourism in New Mexico, we have a variety of activities for you! Quality birding in New Mexico or adventurous New Mexico mountain biking, hiking and camping. We offer a variety of walking or riding guided educational tours that include historic New Mexico homesteads, fauna and flora native to New Mexico, birding, wildlife photo safaris. We also offer “off ranch” adventures to New Mexico historic sights and cultural events. There is also the option for multi-day New Mexico tours tailored to your desires such as Ancient Indian Cliff Dwellings, Indian Frontier Forts, Historic New Mexico Hotels, Lodges and Saloons. We can throw in a World Class Opera or Five Star Dining experience round out your New Mexico experience!
Wheaton Creek Ranch offers a vast array of options to immerse yourself in nature or simply experience something totally new and exciting.
New Mexico Birding
Birding at Wheaton Creek Ranch: The diversity and wilderness quality of our landscape lends itself perfectly to attract a wide range of feathered friends. Between the foothills of grass prairie (7,400’) and the high mountain mesas of aspen / mixed conifer (9,300’) you will find 3 perennial riparian stream systems and over 25 mountain lakes/ponds. It’s a beautiful place to be with an opportunity to encounter well over 200 birds on your list.
New Mexico Horseback Riding
Wheaton Creek Ranch Horseback Adventures: We are an authentic working cattle ranch with over 36,000 acres of diverse New Mexico Wilderness. Experience the typical western landscapes New Mexico is known for as you ride through vast grasslands of the “High Plains” or take in the dramatic views from Beavertail Mesa, experience storm washed rock canyons, or a refreshing mountain stream surrounded by mixed conifer and aspen forests - and keep your eyes peeled for the many varieties of wildlife that make the ranch there home. You’ll be able to see it all, but don’t expect to do it all in one day. With over a hundred miles of trails, we will be able to tailor your ride to suit your particular mood. We’ll welcome you back time and again to discover other trails and adventures.
New Mexico Mountain Biking
Wheaton Creek Ranch Mountain Biking: The web of old abandoned logging roads built some 70 plus years ago make up the beautiful and exhilarating trail system on the ranch. Ride through rock canyons along a babbling brook as it opens into an expansive mountain meadow, or past crystal clear mountain lakes and into a tree covered trial disappearing into conifer and aspen forests, or take the “express” to the headquarters 5 miles downhill all the way, or take your pick of scenic road loops 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, or 100 + miles. Whatever you have a hunger for, you can find it here.
Hiking & Camping in New Mexico
Hiking and Camping at Wheaton Creek Ranch: Whether you’re a day hiker exploring the many trails that are easily accessible from our various trail heads or wanting to experience a multi-day packing and camping trip into the ranches most primitive areas, you will find a wide variety of beautiful landscapes and environments here at Wheaton Creek Ranch. Our trails are maintained by hand to keep a “close to nature” timeless feel. The best part of it all is with over a hundred miles of trails we can normally plan your trip to be shared with four legged creatures rather than other two legged ones.
Photography of New Mexico Nature
Photography at Wheaton Creek Ranch: Whether wildlife, dramatic scenery, or a colorful sunset the unique quality of light here on the ranch creates infinite magical photo opportunities.