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Vermejo Park Ranch, NM

There is nothing quite like Vermejo Park Ranch. Consisting of 588,000 acres situated high in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, it ranges from high prairie grasslands at 6,400' to above timberline at nearly 13,000'. Vermejo offers a diversity of ecosystems with resulting flora and fauna found almost nowhere else in the West in such pristine condition.
Average Customer Rating:
4.947 out of 5
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38 of 38(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Review 1 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Our yearly trip,
April 22, 2014
By: Bushland
from Bushland TX
"For several years we ( 2 adults and 2 kids) spend every year a long weekend at Vermejo to fish, horseback ride and to do sight seeing. We just love this place and it always feels like coming home. Very friendly staff who treat you like family. The things we love is the wild life, scenery, fishing, staff and last but not least the kitchen is incredible!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
DO IT ALL AT VPR,
September 11, 2013
By: VPRManyTimes
from Albuquerque, NM, USA
"We have been going to VPR for 12 years. Super hunting and great fishing. We always include sight seeing and this time was exceptional: we saw Big Horn sheep , bears, Bobcat, grouse, snowshoe hare, eagles, hawks, elk, deer. The only critter we didn't see was the Cougar. Scenery is spectacular. Take a picnic and head to Glacier Lakes, fly fish and sit on the bank & eat. Best day of our lives!!! Go mushroom hunting with James Reidy!!! What fun! Awesome place just TO BE!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nature Tourism program,
August 1, 2013
By: offbeattravel
from Albuquerque, NM, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Wonderful to work with
"I recently had the pleasure of participating in their new Nature Tourism program. Yes, there are gorgeous lakes throughout the ranch and fishing aplenty, but there's also ruins of towns and a cowboy camp, elk that cross the road in front of you, and bison happy to munch the grass while I snapped photos. Lodging was great, lots of good food. This place has it all!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful stay at VPR,
July 25, 2013
By: cvhmd
from Longmont, Colorado
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
"My family and I just returned from an incredible 3 night stay at VPR. The quality of the lodging and dining were exceptional. Three of us fished for two full days and benefited from Tanner's excellent guiding skills. Judi and the other front desk staffers went out of their way to help in any way that they could. Everyone, including the dining, housekeeping, skeet range folks, massage therapists, and all others did a magnificent job. We cannot wait to return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome place,
July 23, 2013
By: CDHarris
from Abilene, TX, USA
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4 / 5
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"This was my 6th fishing trip to Vermejo Park Ranch since 2000. This place is truly magnificent. The fishing is always great and the lodge, staff, dining and accommodations are all 5 star."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Return to VPR 2013,
July 15, 2013
By: BAMMN
from Highland Village, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Trip service: 
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"First note always must be "What a majestic place to visit" There is no place like it. The amount of open range is overwhelming.
To see "herds" of buffalo & elk roaming in the open is amazing.
This year we saw a Bald Eagle & nest with chicks at Munn Lake.
The fly fishing was a little more challenging this year than the past but we still caught nice browns, rainbows & brooks.
The Dining is always 1st Class, the "Chef's Choice" for fresh trout is a must. Try the trout ceviche, amazing!
The Staff are always courteous & helpful. From Elise, to John , to Caroline to "Shorty"..the VPR people are the best.
Ready to book for 2014!
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Terrific Experience,
July 10, 2013
By: heavyd1
from Anson, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"My wife and I had a very relaxing experience at Vermejo Park Ranch.
We do not get into trying to empty the lakes of fish, we enjoy the beautiful lakes, the majestic mountains, the wildlife that are made to feel at home at V.P.R. as well as Ted's Bison.
We feel that Ted will definitely leave this part of God's creation a whole lot better for his children, his grandchildren and the rest of us.
This special place makes you appreciate those that give more than they take.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Experience,
July 5, 2013
By: WJD4
from Vermejo Park Ranch
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Trip service: 
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Additional Thoughts:He was somewhat new to the property and not as experienced as other guides we met on site.
"Family of four and we had an outstanding visit seeing much wildlife. Unfortunately the fishing was tough due to heavy winds and they really need some rain there. Would certainly want to visit again. The staff was very hospitable with excellent service and the food was superb."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bears, Buffalo, Elk, Dear, Trout and a Skunk,
July 1, 2013
By: 45Floyd
from Amarillo, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Great food served by staff interested in the guests; stayed in fine accomadations; enjoyed fly fishing for trout in beautiful mountain lakes cooled by afternoon showers, some harder than others; biggest highlight was seeing the wildlife:buffalo herds with lots of calves, elk, deer, and a beautiful black and white skunk walking around as if he owned the place,"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Always Great!,
July 1, 2013
By: oldtiredfisherman35
from Abilene, TX, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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"Scenery, people, fishing, atmosphere, attitude are just as excellent as always! Don't miss this unique, historic vacation site."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great experience,
July 1, 2013
By: wolfel
from Albuquerque, NM, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"Vermejo Park Ranch is the Yellowstone of New Mexico. Lots of wildlife to see and great fishing. The staff always makes every effort to enable you to have a perfect fishing experience. I would highly recommend a trip to Vermejo Park Ranch."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What A Place!,
June 18, 2013
By: VPRManyTimes
from Albuquerque, NM, USA
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5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Top notch service all around
"There is simply nowhere else like Vermejo Park Ranch. If you can't have a great time here, you likely can't have a great time anywhere!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fishing,
June 17, 2013
By: Desertfisher
from Texas
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Trip service: 
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Keith was great. Made really windy day good!
"We took our kids in the 1980's and 1990's. now taking grand kids. No other place in North America like it.
We hope to take another set of grand kids soon.
"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nirvana,
June 13, 2013
By: cowgirltexan
from Paducah, TX 79248, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
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"My Dad fished at Vermejo for years and after he passed away I finally came to see what he saw in the place. Now I know! Excellent fishing, excellent food, service and everything else!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Top Notch,
May 17, 2013
By: Bartbox
from Amarillo, TX
Billing / Reservation: 
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5 / 5
"Best place in the world."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
bob & paul,
September 7, 2012
By: badbob1
from , nmalbuquerque
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
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"great facility, excelent staff, normally great fishing, terrible this week."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
fishing,
September 7, 2012
By: robertSuarez
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"very very will run. outstanding guides and fushing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Place,
August 13, 2012
By: FlyBrothers
from Los Angeles
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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"My two sons and I had a perfect time fly fishing at the Vermejo Park Ranch. Our guide was great and the staff was eager to please. The scenery and experience are unmatched."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Best Time Ever,
August 7, 2012
By: jclay
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
4 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:AWSOME
"my best time ever was at a lake in vermejo park ranch. 8 students went out to cast their fishing rods. we had a great time, we even got a chance to get in the water. it was frezzing cold! after i got out the water, i went away from the group to catch my own fish. there one was, a big one. but it was not on my rod. it was on the fishing guides rod. although it was not on my rod, he still let me pull it in. i even got a chance to touch. my first time! spending time at that lake was the best time ever!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Vermejo Park Ranch, NM
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Fishing Trip,
August 7, 2012
By: WooPigSooie
from Arkansas, USA
Billing / Reservation: 
5 / 5
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Additional Thoughts:Vermejo Park Ranch is very lucky to have "Gator". He is a keeper.
"Our trip to Vermejo Park Ranch was absolutely incredible. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the fishing was once in a lifetime. The meals in the dining room were first class. "Gator", our guide, is an awesome guide and most importantly a great person. Getting to know "Gator" on a personal level made the trip for our group."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes