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Stunning views from high mountain meadows
offer a magical Southern Rockies experience.


Season: Memorial Weekend to October 1
Invigorating hikes, stunning vistas,
heritage lodging and fine meals.

Some of the most fascinating geology and stunning views of the Southern Rockies are experienced at Cimarroncita. Arrive on the morning of your scheduled arrival, orient yourself, check into your lodging and discover the Cimarroncita grounds and facilities. Your nature adventure starts as soon as you are ready, hiking mornings and afternoons, with delicious meals served in Frijoles Dining Hall or as a gourmet picnic on the trail. Our hiking guide transforms a day on the trails into a spectacular outdoor experience. Your last full day ends with a festive campfire and a stunning view of the night sky. Your departure day begins with early morning last hike, breakfast is served mid-morning, followed by a relaxed noon departure.

Minimum two-night stay recommended.
Extend your stay to up to five nights.

$275 per day per person
Includes lodging, all meals from arrival to departure, daily hiking.
Additional: Guiding, Gratuities, NM Tax
Cimarroncita's in house guide is available to guide both the novice and expert hiker.
Additional custom optional activities including horseback trail rides and overnight pack trips are available with advance reservations.
Submit your reservation inquiry now.

Cimarroncita's pristine "back country".

Some call it the "back country", others the "high country". Whichever you choose, everyone agrees that this private nature preserve, covering nearly 3000 acres of private land, set amongst thousands of acres of protected public land, offers a unique and exhiliarating experience in nature. Cimarroncita’s history is filled with high country adventure. The geology of this valley of the Sange de Cristo range of the Southern Rocky Mountains fascinates the expert and intrigues the novice. Nature offers up its spectacular summer show of wildflowers, its wide range of diverse wildlife, and the exhilaration of panoramic views from high mountain meadows.

Some believe the best way to experience the Cimarroncita back country is with an invigorating hike, others prefer the classic western trail ride. High in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Cimarroncita's meadows and mountains offer a broad range of terrain diversity, stunning panoramas and wildlife viewing. At the end of a day hiking or on horseback the comforts of heritage lodging of Laguna Lodge, fine meals and the night sky campfire make this a classic Rocky Mountain experience.

Neighboring the Boy Scouts of America’s legendary Philmont Scout Ranch which offers the most challenging outdoor adventure to thousands of boy scouts each summer, Cimarroncita offers a personal private taste of the same high country excitement.

Cimarroncita has six established hikes, ranging from half-day hikes to overnight explorations of the Cimarroncita wilderness. Each hike is designated as appropriate for novice, intermediate, or expert hikers, including level of difficulty and elevation rise. This selection of hikes offers something for everyone, from a nature walk along the Cimarron River, to rigorous back country hiking.

Cimarroncita is a perfect headquarters for your birding adventure in Northern New Mexico. Our Cimarron River riparian zone and vast back county wilderness have many resident and migratory bird species. In addition, other legendary birding sites, including the Valle Vidal, Moreno Valley, and the Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge are within a short drive. Plan for several days, headquarter at Cimarroncita, and enjoy the Birds of Northern New Mexico.


The classic Western Trail Ride is provided in collaboration with Equestrian Director Nancy Burch of Roadrunner Tours Stables in Angel Fire. This horseback trail ride is extraordinary, the Overnight Pack Trip on horseback is an incredible experience. These activities are optional custom activities offered at an additional fee with advance custom planning and reservations required.

Submit your reservation inquiry now.


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