N Bar Ranch
Dreamed of riding the open range on a good horse, driving a thousand head of cattle? Ride back in time for a week at the N Bar Ranch in New Mexico where dreams come alive and adventure reins. 78,000 acres of wild high country, 3000 head of yearling steers and just four guests. You bet you will be a cowboy, this is the real deal!
The N Bar Ranch is New Mexico’s oldest working guest ranch. For twenty years we made cowboy dreams a reality for thousands of folks. A few years ago we sold our 78,000 acres of range land and took a break. Now we are BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN! This summer we will be helping the new owners graze 3000 yearling steers. We will be needing four folks a week to come lend a hand.
The plan is to keep all 3000 yearlings in one of the six big pastures for a month and then gather and move to the next pasture for a month and so on from May through October. Each pasture is about 12,000 acres so by the time we gather, drive, spread, and get strays a month has galloped by and it’s time to do it all again. So no matter when you visit there is always plenty of cowboyin’.
We did it this way a couple times over the years and let me tell you it is long day after long day of gathering and driving big bunches of cattle. It’s cowboy heaven! Many days we will watch the sun rise and set from the back of a horse.