Before booking a climb or hike please read all of the information on Climbing and Hiking at the Ranch, including the FAQs.

Click here to read our refund policy.

To book your reservation:

For reservation please copy the Credit Card Authorization form and Waiver.  Email them back to You will receive a notification by text once your reservation has been made. Reservations are booked at time of payment. Make sure and include your cell phone number on the credit card form so that you will receive your notification.

Current weather and trail conditions

Stage 1 fire ban in effect for Costilla County.  Very dry conditions and high fire risk.

The trailhead parking lot is open.


Reservations are first come first serve

A waiver for each climber along with payment are needed when making a reservation.

Make sure and fill out the forms legibly with all information requested. Make sure to use full billing address (street/apt, city, state, zip code).

Cielo Vista Hiking Refund Policy:

If the Ranch cancels due to weather or other emergency situations, we will contact climbers to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, we will fully refund your fee.

If a Climber cancels before three days, we will reschedule. Within three days of the climb, there will be no refund or rescheduling, unless the climber provides proof of exigent circumstances, such as a serious illness/injury, a family tragedy, or natural disaster.

When a reservation is rescheduled, it can only be rescheduled during the current climb season, if there is something available. Rescheduling can not be rolled into the following year.

We do not allow reservations to be transferred, as we have a long waiting list. So if you are unable to attend, you cannot send someone in your stead.

Winter climb information:

Due to the inherent dangers of a winter climb, we reserve the right to cancel access to Culebra and/or Red Mountain at any time, including the day of climb.

Of course, climbers will be offered to reschedule their climb in these situations, or will be refunded their fee, if that is not possible. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to ensure all visitors have an enjoyable and safe time on Cielo Vista Ranch.

North gate location

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