Specialty Weeks at Burnt Well Ranch

Regulator Ride Camp Out

August 5 -10, 2018

In August 2017 we had what we called a ‘Regulator’ ride and campout week. We are going to do it again. It will be a 5 day event, arriving Sunday afternoon, August 5 and departing Friday August 10. Some of the country we will be riding in could have steep terrain with some challenging moments. This is not a trail ride, we will be “exploring” horseback through historic ranch country of Lincoln County. Probably not a good fit for beginner riders or riders who expect a completely controlled environment.

We will have a beautiful camp spot close to Fort Stanton, the historic Calvary post near Lincoln in Billy the Kid country. We will spend our time exploring this area horseback, as well as visiting Lincoln (the preserved ghost town where Billy the Kid escaped from jail and the hub of the Lincoln County War) and its various museums, we also plan to find the murder site of John Tunstall. We will also include a night out to the Flying J Ranch, a chuckwagon type dinner theater, with some amazing musicians and entertainers.

Some of the wildlife you may be privileged to see could be deer, elk, coyotes, rabbits, etc. This ride lends itself to more flexibility than a cattle drive. It’s ‘adventure component’ is more in the terrain we will be riding through and the nature of exploring new country where you might not always know what’s around the bend.

We will provide you with a horse, tack, ‘cowboy’ bedroll (a 3” mattress made up with sheets, blankets and wrapped in a canvas tarp), ‘cowboy’ teepee, cot (if you want to sleep under the stars but are a little squeamish about being right on the ground), all the scrumptious campfire/dutch oven cooking you can hold, and as much creature comforts as we can pack into our rig! You just need to worry about bringing your clothes, riding gear and a spirit of adventure!

Tentative itinerary:

Sunday, Aug. 5 – ‘afternoon’ arrival, stop by the ranch to pack your things in the 58 qt plastic tub (what you can pack in the tub is what you can take on the ride). Travel to the campsite (1 ½ hour car trip), arrive in time for your first Dutch oven supper. Campfire and get aquainted under the stars.

Monday, Aug. 6- ride to petroglyphs and waterfall

Tuesday, Aug. 7- ride to and explore Ft. Stanton, go to Flying J Chuckwagon

Wednesday, Aug. 8 – ride to and explore Lincoln

Thursday, Aug. 9 –break camp, ride to hwy 380, travel to and search for the John Tunstall murder site. Head back to Burnt Well Guest Ranch for showers, relaxing, our first indoor meal of the week and lots of stories!

Friday, Aug. 10 – breakfast and farewells

“We took part in last years Regulators Camp, I want to say how amazing it was I want to recommend it you anyone who wants to experience a unique outdoor week in the experienced hands of Kim and Patricia. It is a once in a life time experience!”

– Alison Bucknell, UK

Rates & Booking Information


Package Details
  • Five-day event, afternoon arrival
  • Cost per person $2,000 plus tax
  • Prices include meals, horse & tack, bedroll, etc.
  • Space is limited to 10 guests, based on deposit received
  • Free airport transfer from the Roswell Airport
Booking & Cancellation Policy
  • All prices are subject to 6.5208% New Mexico gross receipts tax
  • 20% deposit required upon booking; balance due 14 days prior to arrival
  • Deposit is non-refundable but may be applied to a future visit within one year if cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to arrival date
  • Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to your arrival time will forfeit the future use or your deposit due to inability to refill your spot, and cancellations made less than 7 days of your arrival date forfeit all fees that have been paid to Burnt Well
  • Gratuities are appreciated
Physical Requirements

You must be physically fit and have some riding experience in order to participate due to the terrain. If you have doubts about your riding ability, please know that you are always welcome at Burnt Well for a regular ranch stay. There, we can tailor your stay to your needs and wishes. As stated above, regular ranch stays can include as much riding as you wish in a more controlled environment. There’s always the need to drive cattle but on a regular ranch stay, we are much more laid back and able to be more flexible.

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