Nestled in between glowing Central California mountain ranges, national forests, wildlife refuges and national monuments, Cuyama Valley is a place like no other. Take time to explore our mountains, hike through historic cave paintings, plan a trip to see the superbloom in a National Monument, book a farm tour or wine tasting, or just relax and enjoy a meal with a view. Come and discover all that The Hidden Valley of Enchantment has to offer.
Visit Carrizo Plain National Monument to explore salt flats, grasslands, see the San Andreas Fault, hike to cave paintings, and see some of California’s best wildflowers!
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Birdwatch at Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge, a roosting and foraging habitat for the endangered California Condor.
Hike in some of the most pristine natural surroundings in Central California. Check out suggested routes at AllTrails (app and website), trails.com, and hikelospadres.com. We suggest McPherson Trail, accessible via Aliso Park.
Mountain bike along designated trails and roads in Los Padres National Forest. The closest to us is Bates Canyon Road / Sierra Madre Road.
Picnic all throughout The Hidden Valley of Enchantment for a meal with a view. Picnic baskets and meals are available to complete your spread at The Buckhorn!
Take a day trip to Ojai on CA Scenic Route 33 or through Los Padres National Forest on Lockwood Valley Rd.
Visit Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve and keep an eye out for local wildlife! Access permits for the south ranch area, open to the public, are required for all visitors. Permits are available at the main entrance kiosk off of Highway 166.
Spend your night under the stars at this stream side campground just off one of our favorite scenic routes to The Buckhorn.
Hike or camp in Aliso Park the closest access point to Los Padres National Forest from New Cuyama.
Blue Sky Center is a rural, place-based nonprofit organization with the mission to strengthen the community of Cuyama Valley by supporting entrepreneurs and building regional creative and economic resources. Take a tour of the organization’s huts (available for stay), the workshops of local artists/businesses, Warrior Wagons, High Desert Print Co. and GM Fabrications, and The Cuyama Airstrip, all located on Blue Sky’s property.
Cuyama Oaks Ranch is 82 acres with beautiful views and a petting zoo! The petting zoo is open Thursdays – Mondays from 10am – 12pm and from 3pm – 6pm. There are 10 pigs, 19 goats, 200+ chickens, 7 ducks, 5 turkeys and 1 tortoise on the ranch. Please contact Nathan at Cuyama Oaks via text or email for appointments: (740) 258-8561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local horse ranch specializing in equine experiences including their Equine Connection Experience, focused around bonding with a horse you are meaningfully paired with and providing the experience of being a ranch hand for a day, as well as their Horseback Archery Experience, providing the opportunity to unleash your inner warrior for a day. Both experiences are tailored to all experience levels and are recommended for a minimum of 2 hours for 1 – 2 people. Additional time is required for additional participants. Call 661-319-2644 or email email@example.com to book one of these unique experiences with views of Los Padres National Forest.
Fly into The Hidden Valley! Small private planes can land on the private airstrip just .5 miles from our front door, on Blue Sky Center’s property.
Take a picnic to grill, dive into the community pool, or skate at Cuyama’s new skate park in Richardson Park.
Tour a local pistachio farm and taste their many amazing pistachio flavors for purchase in their general store.
Sign up for a farm tour or participate in one of the many courses available through Quail Springs, ranging from natural building workshops to permaculture design courses.
Schedule a tasting and tour of a local dry-farm vineyard and olive farm to taste their incredible wine and fresh-pressed olive oil. By appointment.
Pick up a souvenir from Cuyama’s local antique store. Open Friday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm!
Schedule a guided horseback ride or pack trip into Los Padres National Forest at a historic family-owned ranch.
Tour and wine taste at a local, family-owned winery, with hand-built facilities which include a rock walled garden, banquet room, rodeo arena, and more. By appointment.
Grab a drink or dine at The Place, complete with a full-service restaurant and bar and amazing home-baked pies!
Follow in Guy Fieri’s footsteps with a trip to Taft to eat at Asian Experience, an Asian Fusion restaurant, serving pizza and Thai food.
Please feel free to pick up our map of Cuyama and/or any of our brochures for Aliso Park, Carrizo Plain, or Ballinger Canyon,
courtesy of Blue Sky Center, in The Buck Stop Coffee Shop.
Please feel free to pick up our map of Cuyama and/or any of our brochures for Aliso Park, Carrizo Plain, or Ballinger Canyon, courtesy of Blue Sky Center, in The Buck Stop Coffee Shop.
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