South of Santa Fe

Map South of Santa Fe

Diamond Tail Ranch is private land and not accessible. New Mexico Jeep Tours in the past had permission to bring visitors to the isolated, mountainous region. Now only wild horses and cattle roam the ranch. The ranch property is posted and off-limits. There is a roadblock on Hagen Road east of where the La Madera Road dead ends.

You can venture toward the ranch through Tijeras Canyon.  Head north on  Route 14 past the turn off to the ski basin. Then take La Madera Road that skirts the foothills of the Sandia Mountains and winds its way towards the ranch.

Before La Madera Road deadends at Hagan Road, on the west side is the Golden Open Space that provides two hiking trails. The north trail takes you to the lookout with views of the land surrounding the ranch and the San Felipe reservation.

Check out a Youtube video of a mountain-biker zooming along the trail.

San Felipe Pueblo, NM  (Katishtya),_New_Mexico