Ted Turner Expeditions’ (TTX) luxury travel experiences are unrivaled and unprecedented. Our eco-conscious adventures are individually crafted and tailored to their specific locales. TTX is committed to making a difference by inspiring individual action to preserve the wonder of nature while simultaneously contributing positively to the growth and development of local culture.
For those who seek to travel with purpose, TTX offers a supremely unique stay at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in New Mexico, which boasts over 150,000 acres of sprawling New Mexico ranchland and endless adventure. . Guests revel in the well-appointment overnight accommodations at Ted Turner’s private luxury guest ranch on the property. During your stay at Ted’s house, all tours and transportation to and from his other nearby properties, the Armendaris Ranch (over 350,000 acres) and Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, are available and executed by personalized travel TTX guides. From mountain biking to bison photography, let TTX tailor the perfect itinerary for your ideal New Mexico getaway at The Ladder Ranch.
Below is a sampling of the tours currently offered on our southern New Mexico properties. Please visit tedturnerexpeditions.com or call 1.877.2TURNER for more information.
From canyons to caves, our hikes are designed for various levels of ability, all while providing picturesque views of both mountains and along the Rio Grande Valley.
The varying desert terrain provides excellent options for bikers of all levels of ability. A great way to explore the Ranch on two wheels!
ARMENDARIS RANCH HERITAGE TOUR
Learn about the geological and human history of the Armendaris Ranch, while traveling through the Chihuahuan Desert habitat in one of our open-air vehicles. Great potential for wildlife encounters along the way.
FRA CRISTOBAL SUMMIT TOUR
Ride to the summit of the Fra Cristobal Mountain Range in our open-air vehicles to experience stunning 360-degree views of the region. Keep your eyes peeled for desert bighorn sheep and other exciting wildlife!
ARMENDARIS BAT FLIGHT EXPEDITION
Experience a wonder of nature and witness an estimated 1.6 million Mexican free-tailed bats take their nightly flight to forage along the Rio Grande. As the bats emerge from the Jornada Bat Cave, Swainson’s hawks and falcons offer a dramatic aerial display. This seasonal event runs from June to September
Get a sneak peek of our bat expedition on our YouTube channel!
HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE
Float over the 360,000-acre Armendaris Ranch at first light, where you’ll have the chance to spot bison, antelope and other exciting wildlife just waking up, with only the occasional sound of the balloon burner lifting you skyward. View the pristine earth stretching in all directions, and in the distance, spot iconic sites like the historic El Camino Real Trail and Elephant Butte Lake—an incredible way to experience the Ranches from above!
ALL DAY ON THE ARMENDARIS RANCH
Want to stay a little longer on the Ranch? We don’t blame you! Spend all day exploring the Armendaris Ranch on your own customized itinerary!
Unique desert environment provides excellent hiking trails across canyons and streams. Our hikes vary in difficulty based on ability.
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
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
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
Learn about the rich history and ancient cultures of the Ranch while experiencing spectacular scenic vistas and wildlife from our open-air vehicles.
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!