Vermejo Park RanchVermejo Park Ranch is located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado and spans over 590,000-acres, making it a premiere eco-tourism destination in the West. Vermejo offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy and explore nature and they provide guests with the ultimate outdoor adventure vacation. Activities such as hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, photography tours and excellent fishing are just a few options.

Horse at Vermejo Park Ranch


For nearly 15 years, Vermejo Park Ranch has been committed to enhancing and preserving the Ranch’s natural resources. They dedicate countless hours and resources to preserving our land and its inhabitants. In partnership on various projects with the Turner Endangered Species Fund, the New Mexico Game and Fish, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Vermejo Park Ranch may well be one of the best models of private land conservation efforts for threatened or imperiled species. Their efforts are unparalleled among operational vacation ranches in the U.S.

Businessman and philanthropist Ted Turner has dedicated the last decade of his life to “pioneering a legacy.” Though he always dreamed of owning a true cowboy ranch, Turner’s commitment to Vermejo has made the property so much more. Through his love of nature, he seeks to inspire others to appreciate the beauty and intricacies of our planet. It is his hope that through careful use and consideration, adventure ranch vacations will become a common way for Americans to reconnect with the Earth.

From native trout species to untouched canyon terrain, Vermejo hopes to leave guests with memories other New Mexico ranches simply cannot. Practicing sustainable outdoor recreation, food harvesting, and fishing isn’t a marketing tool at Vermejo; it’s a way of life.

Fishing at Vermejo Park Ranch

Casa Grande

Casa Grande is setting the bar for the modern western ranch. After a nearly four-year renovation, Casa Grande at Vermejo Park Ranch is now open and available to guests! The redesigned property features upgraded luxurious furnishings and accommodations, as well as exclusive and exceptional services and activities.

Prominent American architect, Joseph Lyman Silsbee, constructed Casa Grande, a 25,000-square-foot, Spanish-inspired stone estate, between 1907 and 1909. The property was originally a private home for the previous ranch owner, William Bartlett.

This magnificent, historic luxury ranch boasts seven bedrooms, including two well-appointed Master bedrooms, a stunning remodeled kitchen, billiard room, greenhouse, and more. In addition to its luxurious accommodations, Casa Grande delivers the ultimate customized vacation experience.

Costilla Lodge

Costilla Lodge is twenty-five miles from the main lodge, at an elevation of 10,200 feet. The lodge provides the ultimate High Country getaway, with eight private bedrooms and baths. Private balconies on each room showcase the alpine prairie and rocky mountain wildlife and there is an impressive two-story central living area with an elaborate stone fireplace. It is the perfect respite for a family vacation.

They built Costilla Lodge in 2010 using the Ranch’s own timber and stone. They received a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011.

40 Miles West Hwy. 555
Raton, NM 87740


  1. I actually was on the Moreno Ranch which boarded the Vermejo the ranch hands would come in on weekends to bath and shop some of the camps didn’t have running water or electricity in 1976. We’d help them gather cattle and they’d help us do the same. I love to go back and experience Vermejo today
    Thank you for this article

  2. I love the new website! Looks great! This looks like a great spot to explore. I was very sad to miss Raton on my NM trek in October. I am ready to return to your beautiful state.


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