Double E Ranch you'll
find a real piece of
history hidden in southwestern New Mexico, less than 5 hours from majorairports in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, or El Paso. Click to
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If you plan to drive
from Albuquerque: We are approximately 250
miles (5.5 hours) from Albuquerque. From the airport, get
onto I-25, heading south. At Socorro, exit onto Highway 60 South, driving
through Socorro. Make sure your gas tank is topped off before leaving
Socorro. The distances are great...the gas stations are few. Watch for the sign indicating Highway 60 makes a right
turn. Continue through Magdalena, to Datil. Watch your speed limits! The
road is very straight and some are tempted to push the pedal down a bit.
Be advised NM State Highway Patrol will be happy to "welcome" you. At Datil,
turn left onto Highway 12 and continue to Reserve. In Reserve, Highway 12
makes a right turn. Follow Highway 12 about 7 more miles to Highway 180, turn left
onto Highway 180 and drive south till you get to Cliff. At Cliff, turn
left onto Highway 211. Drive past the school, bear to the right at the
"Y", continuing across the Gila River. Once in Gila, bear to the
left at the next "Y" onto Highway 153, go 1 short block to
Hooker Loop. There will be a
small trailer park on your right. Turn right onto Hooker Loop 3
miles. Watch for the Ranch sign. Bear to the right onto Double E
Ranch Road at the Ranch
sign. You will dead-end at Headquarters.
Flying into Phoenix: Beginning December 1, 2012 Great Lakes Airlines is offering flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport into Silver City. Connection times are very convenient. The connecting flight from Phoenix departs Sky Harbor Airport at 4:30 pm, arriving in Silver City at 5:35 pm. Silver City to Phoenix departure is 5:45 pm, arriving Phoenix at 6:50 pm. Please be sure to let us know if you want us to pick you up in Silver City.
an easy 5 hour drive from the airport in Phoenix. Once you have your
rental car, leave the airport to Highway 60 East, toward Globe. At Globe,
take Highway 70 through the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and into Safford. (Last opportunity to buy gasoline for
100 miles.) Drive east out of Safford, on Highway 70 about 10 miles, and turnleft onto Highway
191, which will take
you toward Morenci/Clifton. At the 3-way stop, continue driving east
without turning. Highway 191 becomes Highway 78 as you l begin to climb into the mountains. Be careful! Sharp curves, drive slowly! Dropping down out of the mountains,
through Mule Creek, you will intersect with Highway 180. Right turn onto
180 South about 30 miles, through Buck Horn, to Cliff. In Cliff, turn left
onto Highway 211 all the way into Gila. At the fork in Gila, bear to the
left on Highway 153 one block, turning right onto Hooker Loop, 3.1 miles.
At Double E Ranch Road, bear right at the
Double E Ranch Sign. You will dead-end at Headquarters. Alternate Route to avoid Hwy 78:
From Safford, take Highway 70 to Highway 90 (just north of Lordsburg), turn left
onto Highway 90 towards Silver City. In Silver City, go left onto Highway
180, follow 180 for 25 miles (mile marker 89) to Highway 211, go right onto 211 4
miles to Gila. In Gila, at the curve, go straight ahead onto County Road
#153, and follow directions above.
Flying into Tucson: We are an easy 4 hour drive from the airport in
Tucson. After renting your car, leave Tucson on Highway 10 East.
Once in New Mexico, take "Silver City" exit at Lordsburg and follow it about a
mile tothe Highway 70 Exit toward Silver City. Once you leave the
highway, you will travel north approximately 1 mile. Look for signs
"Silver City" (Highway 90). You will make a right turn ontoHighway 90.
You will cross a large bridge near the Tyrone Mines. About 1 mile past
this bridge, on the left, look for "Truck By-Pass Road" and asignfor "Cliff".
Turn left onto Truck By-Pass Road. It will intersect with Highway 180.
Left turn onto 180 North. Once in Gila,
Highway 211 bears to the left. DO NOT BEAR LEFT! Continue driving
straight ahead (north) (becomes Hwy 153) one block past Valley Market and Supply, to Hooker
Loop There is a small trailer park on your right. Turn right onto
Hooker Loop 3.1 miles, bearing right at Double E Ranch Sign to Headquarters.)
Flying into El Paso:
We are an easy 3.5 hour drive from the airport in
El Paso. Exit the airport, following signs to Highway 10 West. At
Deming turn North (right) onto Highway 180 North. Follow 180 North through Silver City, watch for the right turn at the Sonic Drive-In; continue North on Highway 180 about 25
miles (mile marker 89), turn right onto Highway 211 to Gila. The Town of
Gila is 4 miles. Once in Gila, you will arrive at a fork in the road. Continue driving straight
for ONE BLOCK to Hooker Loop. DO NOT follow 211 to the left! Turn right onto Hooker Loop
driving 3.1 miles to Double E Ranch Road. Bear right at Double E Ranch
Sign and you will dead-end at Headquarters.
Your second option, if you do not want to rent a car, is to contact (in advance) John (Juan) Reynon. Phone: 575-388-9272 / mobile: 575-590-4426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ($165 one way for 1 person and $110 per person for 2+). Please arrange your drop off in Silver City at the McDonalds Restaurant on Hwy 180.
Spending a few days in Silver City area before coming to the Ranch? We suggest the Bear Creek Cabins in Pinos Altos. Nestled under the giant ponderosa pines in historic Pinos Altos, just 7 miles north of Silver City, you will find a welcoming staff and comfortable lodging that will turn your vacation into an extraordinary experience. Some cabins have full kitchens.
Check in time at the Ranch is Sunday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
IMPORTANT: As supper is served
at 6 pm, in order for us to
get you checked into your cabin and provide you with an evening meal, please plan to arrive at the ranch no later than
5:30 pm - unless you have made prior verbal arrangements with Debbie.
After 7 pm there will be no staff to receive you. We are happy to leave a dinner plate in your cabin.
Time: 11 a.m.
There are no telephones in the guesthouses. Please bring a calling card if you want to use the land line at Headquarters. Emergency contact should be made to the phone
number at Headquarters (575-535-2048).
Please be aware that by asking to make your business phone calls or use our
internet access at Headquarters, you are tying up our business line. We
respectfully ask that you not conduct personal business or make personal calls, except
in an emergency. Thank you!
Double E Ranch Smoking Policy: All cabins at Double E Ranch are designated "SMOKE FREE" areas. You are welcome to smoke on your porch. Ashtrays are available. Drinking or
smoking while on or around horses will not
Conditioning/Heat: Our summer temperatures are generally pleasant; but,
each guest cabin has it's own air conditioning unit for your comfort. In
the winter months, every cabin is equipped with a propane heater. Please
do not leave your heat on with the windows open.
While we love animals, and have pets of our own, your pets are
not recommended at the Ranch. We can suggest a convenient veterinarian
boarding kennel in Silver City. If you do bring your pet, they must be on-leash at all times, please be courtesy and clean up their messes. You must visit with Debbie to discuss further expectations.
Can I Bring My Own Saddle? Yes - We want you to be
comfortable. Guests are welcome to bring their own saddle, saddle bags,
cantle bags, etc. However, we reserve the right to ensure your saddle
correctly fits our horses. Your items can be shipped via UPS or US Postal
Service in advance of your visit. Please remember to insure them!
Rate: Double E Ranch does offer a special "non rider"
rate for family members or friends who prefer not to horseback ride.
Please contact Debbie at Headquarters for more information.
Alcoholic Beverage Policy: Double E Ranch is not licensed to serve alcoholic beverages; however, you are invited to bring your own spirits
and alcohol and serve yourself. Liquor/Beer can be purchased from
"Last Chance Liquor", located 20 miles from Headquarters, in Buckhorn,
NM. Drinking or
smoking while on or around horses will not
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We understand that it's possible to have an unexpected scheduling
conflict, family or personal emergency. We are always happy to reschedule your visit, with NO PENALTY to you. To protect yourself, please consider trip cancellation insurance. Other guests have used Travel Guard Insurance. Please review our Cancellation Policy.
will not work once you reach Headquarters, on the higher ridges. The local wireless carrier is Verizon. We have no other cell towers in the area. The Ranch has provided
credit card telephone access for guests using calling
cards or credit cards. We respectfully discourage the use of Headquarters' telephone
or internet for "business" use.
Heck, yer supposed to be on vacation!
Other helpful information:
Town of Gila, 3 miles from Headquarters, has a Post Office, several Churches and a Tennis Court. A Liquor Store
("Last Chance Liquor") is located in Buckhorn - 20 miles north of Gila
on Hwy 180. It's advisable to fill your vehicle with gas ("Chucks Gas
Station") in Cliff before leaving the area. Opportunities to refuel
can be limited!
Royal Dutch Airlines
LIABILITY POLICY Double E Ranch, LLC works diligently to ensure your safety and well-being during your visit.
We cannot assume any
responsibility for accidents whether caused by you, the horse, equipment,
weather, guide or other persons while at the Double E
Ranch. You ride and travel at your own risk. We expect Guests to provide
their own medical insurance in case of injury. Equine activities involve inherent risks. You will
be asked to sign a waiver of liability form upon your arrival. Please read it
carefully! We encourage protective head gear which is provided by the
ranch for your use. Some Ranch activities are not suitable for every
rider. You are agreeing in advance that Double E Ranch, LLC or any of its agents, guides or other guests shall not and will not be held liable or responsible for death, personal injury, loss or damage of any nature to you or minors in your care, including personal property. New Mexico state law provides that no person, corporation or partnership is liable for personal injuries to or for the death of a rider (or other participant) that may occur as a result of the behavior of equine animals while engaged in any equine activity and that the rider (or other participant) agrees to engage in the equine activity at his/her own risk. Double E Ranch, LLC insists that you carry your own health, accident or liability insurance and you agree in writing to assume responsibility for any injuries you may incur while participating in any ranch or riding activity.
LIABILITY RELEASE - please download a copy of our Liability Release for your review. Filling it out and mailing to us in advance is appreciated.
Equine Liability Act SJC/Senate
All activities involving HORSES,
DONKEYS, MULES OR PONIES have inherent risks for participants.
New Mexico State Law protects operators
and others from liable for injuries which are the result of an equine animal's
Use these facilities AND/OR ride at
YOUR OWN RISK