Ladder Ranch- Hillsboro, New Mexico
Ladder Ranch– Owned by Ted Turner
The Ladder Ranch has 156,000 acres of privately owned “National-Park like” land. The Ladder Ranch’s most distinguishing
characteristics are its incredibly diverse and spectacular wildlife (bison, elk, deer, antelope, javelina, mountain lions, bears, etc. and its magnificent mix of ecosystems, ranging from desert grasslands to pine forests in the foothills of the Black Range Mountains.
In April, I did a site visit at the Ladder Ranch. We spent the day exploring the ranch, seeing wildlife, and touring the main house.
Guests can either fly into the T or C airport (private), Spaceport America (private), Albuquerque, or El Paso. The Ranch does have a private helicopter pad and airstrip that clients can use depending on the plane (its a dirt airstrip).
This is a great property for multi-gem families, guys trips, and family getaways; there is something for everyone! As long as you love the outdoors.. This part of New Mexico has a ton of history and the guides do a great job of showing you the ruins on the property, etc. (Native American and Civil War).
While visiting the Ladder Ranch, make sure you take a drive through the Monticello Box Canyon. It is such a unique canyon nestled in between the town of Monticello and Dusty, New Mexico.
Fun fact about Monticello: My family, the Sullivan’s, founded Monticello in the 1850’s after coming out to New Mexico with the Calvary from Monticello, New York. At one point, my great grandfather was the largest land owner in New Mexico; to say I
know the area would be an understatement! To this day, Dusty/Monticello is still one of my favorite places to escape to. It is the epitome of true disconnect and relaxation.
In addition to activities, there is plenty of relaxing to be had at the Ranch’s base camp, with luxurious villa accommodations, award winning private chefs and incredible spa options.
This adventure offers ample opportunities to both relax and enjoy the natural beauty mixed with outdoor adventures in the amazing natural landscapes, all while experiencing the culture and unique geography in the region.
This is an extremely unique opportunity to experience beautiful wild lands (similar to nearby national parks), in a totally private environment, with unique cultural exploration (Native American history and culture, petroglyphs, ancestral, villages, homes/cliff dwellings etc.)
The experience is fully guided and all inclusive, relaxing and just as adventurous as you like!