Vermejo’s unique location in the Southern Rocky Mountains, as well as its extraordinary size, allows for ample outdoor activity. From horseback riding and mountain biking, to cooking classes and photography tours, there is truly something for all of our guests to enjoy and experience.

We encourage you to peruse our 2017 Outdoor Exploration menu, and choose how you wish to discover Vermejo!

Outdoor Exploration


Whichever outdoor adventure you seek, from hiking rugged mountain terrain and riding horses through our property’s spectacular canyons, to observing Vermejo’s incredible and diverse wildlife and snapping photos of the stunning Sangre de Cristo sunsets, our professional guides can create the ideal wilderness adventure tour itinerary. Our seasoned guides are well-versed in Vermejo’s land as well as its creatures, and will tailor your activities and explorations based on skill level, ability, and desire to optimize your stay and outdoor experience at our private ranch.

For those who prefer a more leisurely vacation experience, Vermejo provides exceptional activity options for guests to enjoy. For those looking to experience the ranch through their camera lens, we offer seasonal photography tours in order to capture Vermejo’s outstanding landscapes and wildlife. With 920 square miles of free-range property, Vermejo also offers the opportunity for unique and unparalleled wildlife viewing and birding throughout our five distinct ecosystems.

Fishing & Sport Shooting

With 17 fishable lake and more than 30 miles of streams, Vermejo is a fisherman’s paradise. The unmatched acreage of the fishing venues on the ranch allows for a completely customizable and practically private experience, allowing our guests to spend the day casting in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Vermejo also has a variety of sport shooting activities from which to choose. Whether your preference is archery or sporting clays, the shooting ranges on the ranch are designed to be enjoyable at all skill levels. From a 3D archery range to a 5-stand sporting clay, guests have several offerings to enhance their talents.