Ladder Ranch

View of Ladder Ranch - South Central New Mexico

Purchased by Turner in 1992, the Ladder Ranch is located in South Central New Mexico and covers an astounding 156,439-acres or 245 square miles.

Ladder Ranch contains four tributaries of the Rio Grande River – the Animas, Seco, Palomas and Cuchillo streams. These streams support abundant flora, including sycamores and cottonwoods, and fauna such as Chiricahua leopard frogs and sensitive Rio Grande cutthroat trout, which will be soon restored to the streams.

Undoubtedly, Ladder’s most distinguishing characteristics are its incredibly diverse wildlife (bison, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lions, bears, etc.) and its breathtaking mix of ecosystems, ranging from desert grasslands to pine forests in the foothills of the Black Range (Gila Mountains). It is in large part to these defining elements that upon launching Ted Turner Expeditions in 2015, Ladder was incorporated as one of its four initial Turner property sites.

Ladder Ranch is a true outdoor adventure. Ladder provides endless opportunity to explore and photograph its exquisite wildlife, as well as hike its unbelievably vast terrain while experiencing the Ladder’s unique and fascinating history. For example, the property contains ancient artifacts, including petroglyphs of the ancient Mimbres culture and even its own ghost town, known as Hermosa, which was founded in the late 1800’s and still remains relatively intact.

Guests of TTX at the Ladder now have the opportunity to stay at Ted Turner’s private home and bunkhouse.*


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*All-inclusive pricing to encompass accommodations, all meals, expeditions, and guides. Pricing is subject to number of guests. Please contact us at 1.877.2TURNER for more details.

While you’re here . . .

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156,000 acres to explore. All expeditions depart from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa and last 5 hours (including travel time)

A PDF version of our tour menu is available here.

HIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Unique desert environment provides excellent hiking trails across canyons and streams. Our hikes vary in difficulty based on ability.

BIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Bike along ridge crests and streams on our state-of-the-art, full suspension Santa Cruz Tall Boy mountain bikes. Various levels of difficulty depending on track.

SUNRISE WILDLIFE TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Early risers have an excellent chance to spot bison, elk, javelinas, deer and more of Ladder’s diverse wildlife, with prime photographic moments along the way.

SUNSET WILDLIFE TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Seize the “magic hour” when the New Mexico sun sets and encounter bison, elk, deer and more while experiencing the beauty of the Ranch.

LADDER RANCH HERITAGE TOUR

$350 for 2 people; $100 for each additional person (max 4 total) | packed lunch included

Learn about the rich history and ancient cultures of the Ranch while experiencing spectacular scenic vistas and wildlife from our open-air vehicles.

BIRDING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Ladder Ranch is one of the finest birdwatching sanctuaries in North America, rich in native wildlife and biodiversity. Our expert birding guides are excited to show you their favorite spots!

PREMIUM EXPEDITIONS

 

ALL DAY ON THE LADDER RANCH

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 8-HOUR TOUR | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Want to stay a little longer on the Ranch? We don’t blame you! Spend all day exploring the Ladder Ranch on your own customized itinerary!


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