The Jicarilla Apache Reservation, tucked in the north-central region of New Mexico, spans an impressive 879,854 acres. It borders Colorado, expanding 63 miles to the south and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in New Mexico. Their name Jicarilla (pronounced hick-uh-ree-ya) means ‘little basket weaver”, and appropriately so as they are known for their intricate and magnificent basket weaving, using traditional methods passed down through the generations. Dedicated to preserving their rich heritage, the Jicarilla Culture Center is open to the public and shares the story of their Native American heritage.
Outdoor adventure is dominant on the reservation. They offer up world-class hunting and fishing at their luxury resort, the Lodge at Chama, as well as their highly respected Horse Lake Mesa Game Park. Four lakes and numerous ponds provide access to excellent fishing. The Jicarillas are also actively immersed in the gaming industry running two casinos. The Jicarilla Apaches have a rich, colorful and artful story to tell, and they wish to share it with the world. Lodging and dining experiences combine to weave a memorable and multi-faceted Native American experience when you travel to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation.