Caballo is a snowbird destination that is growing in popularity. It can be found in southwestern New Mexico on NM Hwy 187, mile marker 25, 11 miles south of Williamsburg at US Interstate 25, exit 75, and 15 miles north of US Interstate 25, exit 59.
Caballo derives its name from the wild horses that roamed the area, descendants of horses brought here in the 1540s by the Spanish. The original community of Caballo dates back to 1908 when John Gordon and his family homesteaded the area.
The Caballo Mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for Caballo Lake State Park. The park boasts a full array of water recreation, winter waterfowl watching, and cactus gardens in bloom.
Caballo Lake enjoys the reputation of being a quiet, friendly lake. Fishing is the order of the day. Caballo is well known for it's excellent Bass and Walleye fishing. Large mouth are abundant and occasional Stripers are pulled from the lake. Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill and Perch are also common to the lake. There are two boat ramps and a visitor center at Caballo Lake State Park.
If your looking for a place less hurried, check out Caballo, New Mexico.