Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico
Courtesy Ted Turner ExpeditionsIn northeastern New Mexico's Colfax County, just below the Colorado border, sits an adventurous traveler's dream: Vermejo Park Ranch, part of the Ted Turner Expeditions portfolio, which offers eco-conscious journeys in the American southwest. The media mogul and environmentalist purchased the area, which consists of 585,000 acres of stunning wilderness. Travelers staying at the Vermejo Park Ranch can experience just about every active adventure: hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, wildlife viewing, fitness trails, photography tours, back country skiing, skeet shooting, sporting clays, 5-stand and 3D archery and more. A major attraction for adrenaline-seekers is the ranch's annual "Four Peaks in Five Days" event, where participants ascend four signature peaks over the course of five days.