​​​​​​Alto Mesa Ranch  Resort

A Southwest Trail Riding Adventure

horseback riding vacations made easy and just for you!


Alto Mesa Ranch & Resort is perfect for your southwest horseback riding vacation - surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Blanca Mountains, the Sacramento mountains and the Capitan Mountains.  Alto Mesa Ranch & Resort is the perfect retreat for horse lovers, nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, or a cowboy or cowgirl want-to-be. Here, the wildlife is flourishing and the grounds provide a safe home for a host of wild animals, including a herd of wild horses that frequent the area. Plan a vacation adventure at Alto Mesa Ranch & Resort and enjoy a one-of-a-kind Southwest experience that you will never forget.

Owners, Laura and Darr Angell will welcome you into their home and provide a week of Alto Mesa Ranch Resort trail rides, relaxing evenings, dining (fine dining, grilling, southwest favorites, smoked meats and ranch food), and just great outdoor fun with spa activities available mid week.


The Angell family has a long history of ranching/horseback riding in southeastern New Mexico and they produce some of the finest grass-fed beef in the area. 

Laura is a recently retired CEO in the telecommunications industry, with a passion for horses and a desire to do something fun and different.  Originally from Kentucky, Laura had owned and ridden gaited horses.  That is, until she met and married her very own cowboy.   Darr was born in New Mexico and grew up ranching in the Chihuahuan Desert of Southeast New Mexico and has always ridden and owned quarter horses.  He continues to ranch horseback today and wouldn't have it any other way!


Enjoy the fun of a GUEST ranch with the luxury of a resort - including fabulous ROOMs, great food, and spa services.  Alto Mesa Ranch & Resort - where memories begin!