About Ladder Ranch
Purchased by Ted Turner in 1992, The Ladder Ranch is located in southcentral New Mexico and covers an incredible 156,439 acres (245 square miles). With luxury and experiential travel packages that far surpass other luxury ranches in the greater Southwest, the New Mexico estate is known for its commitment to guest satisfaction and wildlife conservation.
The expansive property of The Ladder Ranch is home to 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. Not only does the ranch provide guests the opportunity to experience completely unique outdoor adventures, it effectively serves as a wildlife refuge for many native Mexican species.
Undoubtedly, 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. It is due in large part to these defining elements that, upon launching Ted Turner Expeditions in 2015, the national park-like property was incorporated as one of the five initial Turner sites. The Ladder Ranch in New Mexico offers perhaps one of the most authentic examples of experiential tourism today.