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The Stables at the Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa

Welcome to the Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa stables continuing the traditions of the Old West for nearly a century. Take a ride with us and enjoy the warm glow of magnificent sunsets, awe inspiring vistas under azure blue skies with scent of Piñon pines. Saddle up partner.  

We offer scenic guided trail rides through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We ride western style and our friendly wranglers will accompany you on the ride.

We offer a choice of group rides, Sunset rides and Western style lessons rides are ridden at a walk with limited trotting.

Private Rides offer the option of trotting and cantering.

You are encouraged to visit with us and meet the horses any time. We provide an orientation prior to the rides, and instruction is given on the trail. We believe that your riding experience is enhanced through a greater understanding of the nature of the horse.

Our weight limit is 225 lbs and children must be 8 years of age to ride the trails. For younger children, we offer wrangler led horseback rides in the arena. Please contact the stable for a kids ride.

Call (505) 819-4013 to schedule a ride and for pricing information.

Stables are open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Click here for a schedule of our Stable Offerings.


All rides must be reserved in advance by speaking directly with a wrangler or hotel operator. Height, weight, age, and level of riding experience are required for each person riding upon making a reservation. Children must be 8 years or older with height minimum of 4 feet to trail ride. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ride.

Group Rides:

Join your fellow horse enthusiast on a scenic walking & trotting ride through our pristine high country. Offered DAILY in the morning and afternoon.

Private Rides:

Riders have the option of trotting and cantering depending on experience. Rides are offered DAILY and based upon availability.

Sunset Ride:

A horseback ride for one hour to the top of our Mesa with gorgeous sunset views. Offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Kids Rides:

For children 7 and under, rides are offered DAILY. Ride is for 15 minutes and the little Buckaroos receive a bandanna, cowboy hat and a sheriff’s badge as keepsakes.

Riding Lessons:

Experienced instructors offer riding lessons in Western and English for all levels. Contact the stables for details.

The Equus Experience - a self-mastery and leadership program

Must be booked privately through contacting Kelly Wendorf 505.570.9908 or calling her through the stables at 505.819.4013.