Wild Horse Mesa, or the plateau of the wild horse, is located in the San Luis Valley in southeastern Colorado, about 45 minutes north of Taos, New Mexico. Sunny and fertile, the mesa is surrounded by the mountain ranges of San Juan, La Garita, Sangre de Cristo, and the mountains Blanca ( 14,345 feet) and Culebra (14,201 feet). The altitude of Mesa ranges from 8000 to 9000 feet. The area is home to about 150 wild horses ( mustangs ); other wildlife in the area are mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, birds and small game. Occasionally there may be a black bear, a mountain lion or a rattlesnake .
The vegetation is largely made up of sagebrush shrubs, pines and juniper. Ten minutes from the Ranch, on the east side of the mesa, you find lake Sanchez where you can go fishing, kayaking or just swim.
In this quiet mountain plateau you can enjoy a splendid view of the valley, clean air, and unspoiled nature. The days are almost always sunny with cool evenings due to the altitude. Low humidity makes a pleasure outdoor activities such as walks, mountain biking, or simply relaxing in the sun.