Small, private and unique to the area, this historic guest ranch in northern New Mexico is nestled in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Southern Rockies, bordering the Santa Fe National Forest. A profusion of wildflowers and many species of birds and animals abound in the sub-alpine setting. Average summer temperatures are 76 at midday, dipping into the 40's at night. The refreshingly clear mountain air provides wonderful nighttime stargazing.
Los Pinos recaptures the serenity and ambiance of an earlier, simpler time. Originally built as a summer residence, the main lodge shares its origins with New Mexico statehood. Since the early 1910s, Los Pinos has been a relaxing haven for its visitors.
At Los Pinos Ranch, birding, fishing, hiking, riding and relaxing are the order of the day.
The sparkling waters of the upper Pecos River and its tributaries offer excellent fly-fishing opportunities. The Pecos runs through the eastern edge of Los Pinos, the 'trophy' section beginning just downstream from the ranch.
Hikers will enjoy the Forest Service marked and maintained trails that can be accessed right at the ranch or from nearby trailheads. Be sure to pack your cameras and field guides for bird and flower identification.
Guided rides are available for both the beginning and experienced rider. Instruction on trail riding and safety is provided for all riders. Trails for hiking and riding wind through coniferous forests, aspen groves, and across the spectacular, high mountain meadows of the Pecos Wilderness (in the Santa Fe National Forest).
For those interested in touring, the historic city of Santa Fe, with its fine museums and galleries can be visited between breakfast and 7pm dinner at the ranch. The Pecos National Historical Park is 25 miles downriver.
In addition, other attractions such as pueblos and mountain villages of northern New Mexico offer a variety of sightseeing opportunities.
Los Pinos Guest Ranch
Located on the Pecos River in Cowles, NM
PO Box 24
Glorieta, NM 87535