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New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch

New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch is Proudly Owned and Operated by Veterans of the United States Navy

Comfortable, completely furnished rental cabin lodging with everything you need as well as adjacent  access to the State of New Mexico public lands and the Gila National Forest will make your hiking experience one you'll remember for a lifetime.  You can easily access some of the most beautiful sites in New Mexico and the southwest, including Silver City, Glenwood, Mogollon, Las Cruces, Carlsbad Caverns, Ruidoso and Santa Fe to name just a few easy day trip options. Interesting art galleries, museums, restaurants and wineries are an easy drive from New Mexico Cabin Rentals and Double E Ranch. Day trips to either Arizona, Texas or Mexico are convenient, with plenty to see and experience.

Explore New Mexico Cabin Rentals and Southwest New Mexico: Hiking, Bird Watching, Dark Skies, Gila National Forest

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, New Mexico Cabin Rentals in the Land of Enchantment is the place for you. With our milder climate, there just isn't a bad time of year to come for a visit. Here are just some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy within a short drive of New Mexico Cabin Rentals

Bird Watching: Grant County offers a half-dozen (or more!) major riparian habitat types for birds and birders to enjoy. From mountain spruce and pine above 7000 feet to Sonoran desert, the county offers an incredible range of habitat and bird species. For a summary of birding sites in each of these unique habitats, a great resource is the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society's locales page. Here is a short list of the birding opportunities at New Mexico Cabin Rentals along the Bear Creek Riparian Area at Double E Ranch: 

Riparian Areas:

  • Gila River Bird Habitat Area:  The Gila River is New Mexico's last wild river.  Excellent riparian birding may be found among the riparian woods and hillside scrub along the Gila River. The Bird Area is located north of Silver City on US 180, near Cliff, on the Bill Evans Lake Road. Follow the paved road past the Lake turning and continue onto the dirt section 1.5 miles.
  • Bear Creek at the Double E Ranch: Bear Creek meanders through nearly 2 miles of private land in Gila, NM, and is home to hundreds of migratory and indigenous birds. Giant cottonwood and sycamore trees, piñon, juniper and live oak trees provide the perfect habitat!
  • Cherry Creek and McMillan Campgrounds: Superb birding is found in the deciduous and coniferous riparian woodland nestled in ponderosa pine forest. Cherry Creek and McMillan are located on NM 15 approx. 15 miles north of Silver City.
  • Fort Bayard Historic District: Various habitats of riparian, oak, pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine woodland and grassland areas provide diverse habitats for many bird species. From Silver City, follow US 180 south to the small town of Santa Clara and turn onto the Fort Bayard Medical Center access road. Pass the hospital complex by taking the right fork. Follow Forest Road 536 to the Fort Bayard Administrative Site Trailhead. Parking is 1/10 mile west of the junction of forest Roads 536 and 929.

Geocaching - The Modern Hide and Seek: New Mexico Cabin Rentals is situated adjacent to nearly 3 million acres of public lands.  From New Mexico Cabin Rentals you can enjoy the fast growing sport of Geocaching which is the modern day version of a treasure hunt.  Instead of an old folded, well used map you use a GPS receiver, a set of coordinates and (sometimes) mystery clues.  What are you searching for?  You'll look for a cache of unknown items hidden in an eco-friendly site above ground.  One of the very best websites to learn more, check out for the latest updates to the game, photos and stories that have been shared by other geocachers and the "rules" of the game!  

Golfing:  Check out the 18 Hole University Course at Scott Park -- a 50 minute drive from Double E Ranch and New Mexico Cabin Rentals.

Hiking: Southwestern New Mexico offers some of the best year round hiking opportunities in the country

Whether you prefer to wander our privately protected Riparian Area or seek trails much more challenging, you will find both at New Mexico Cabin Rentals. Hiking enthusiasts will be granted private access by New Mexico Cabin Rentals to use the Double E Ranch Trail, putting you at the edge of more than 25 square  miles of public lands.  For vehicle access, the Gila National Forest point of entry road is a short 20 minute drive from Double E Ranch and New Mexico Cabin Rentals along Hooker Loop, to Turkey Creek Road.  4x4 is recommended once you leave Turkey Creek Road.

Silver City and Grant County Events Calendar for up to date, current activities in Grant County, NM and Silver City area.

Archaeology:  It doesn't matter where you begin, you will find the spirit of archaeological exploration everywhere you turn.  From the Ancient Ones, the Mimbres Indians to Native Apache sites - the area around New Mexico Cabin Rentals and the entire southwest is ripe with sites worth exploring!

Horseback Riding:  Bring your own horse to New Mexico Cabin Rentals at Double E Ranch.  In addition to our own 360 acres  of private riparian area, New Mexico Cabin Rentals is adjacent to nearly 25 square miles of public lands and the Gila National Forest. From the Double E Ranch Trail just beyond your cabin, horseback riding is unlimited!  It's the very best "4-wheel drive" in existence.  For those who do not bring their own horse but are still interested in hourly, half day or full day ride including lunch, Wolfhorse Outfitters offers guided rides into the Gila Forest.  Make your reservations early!

Mountain Biking

Road Biking

Rock Hounding

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