Our corner of the Land of Enchantment is a fascinating part of the southwest. High desert and badlands flank the ranch to the west and south. Mountains and hot springs are to the east and north. We are one of the few remaining 1920’s working guest ranches in New Mexico Our lodge is the ideal base for day trips to some of New Mexico’s most unique and historic sites. We are less than two hours by car from Chaco Canyon, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, where Georgia O’Keefe painted, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera, Jemez Hot Springs, Jemez Pueblo, and several other lesser-known places of interest.
The Circle A Ranch is part of what once was the traditional Navajo and Apache summer camps and grazing lands. During Spanish rule the year-round Rito de los Pinos (Pine Creek) made the area valuable for colonial rancheros. The present borders were established in 1910 by John Young, a Mormon colonist and US Forest Service ranger