Located 14 miles southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cañon Blanco Ranch spans a total of 86,837± acres on the southwestern flank of the Glorieta Mesa, between the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. The ranch offers 62,395± deeded acres, 16,105± acres of state lease, and 2,392± acres of BLM lease. Formed by ancient geologic upheaval and sculpted by wind and water over centuries, Cañon Blanco itself creates the southern boundary of the ranch. The land encompasses a variety of terrain, from deep rock walls, canyons, arroyos, large stands of old-growth ponderosa pines, swathes of piñon pine and juniper, and miles and miles of prairie and native grasslands.
Over the last 30 years, the ownership group painstakingly acquired adjacent parcels to assemble this singularly large holding. This is exceptionally rare considering its proximity to Santa Fe, where art galleries, museums, theaters, and restaurants provide a one-of-a-kind cultural backdrop less than 30 minutes from the Hacienda. The main entrance to the ranch is on US Highway 285, about eight miles south of Interstate 25. The ranch is bordered by the Santa Fe National Forest on the east and the canyon itself to the southeast.
The crown jewel of the property is the 14,000± square foot Hacienda, which rises from the highest mesa and offers one of the most spectacular vantage points on the ranch. Designed by acclaimed Chicago architect Thomas Beeby, the Hacienda features traditional Spanish, colonial Mexican, and southwestern Pueblo influences including a central courtyard, gardens, and a grand staircase. A caretaker's house stands a discreet distance from the Hacienda.
As an operating cattle ranch, Cañon Blanco Ranch encompasses well-managed rangeland and well-designed equestrian facilities. At the ranch headquarters is an equestrian center, including an arena with viewing stands, storage buildings, corrals, and outbuildings, as well as a restored 19th-century rock house.
Throughout the ranch are more than 150 miles of private graded roads. Pastures as large as 7,000 acres grow blue grama, dropseed, and western wheatgrass, among others. Solar-powered wire-spoke fences facilitate rotational grazing and range management. Over 70 wells and more than 35 miles of underground pipeline provide ample water to all parts of the ranch. Located in GMU 43, the ranch is large enough to be home to residential big game and small game animals. Elk, mule deer, bear, mountain lion, and a variety of small game species inhabit the ranch.
Cañon Blanco Ranch features traces of ancient life in petroglyphs, pottery shards, and ruins that remain here. This sale offers a rare opportunity to own an enormous expanse of land in excellent proximity to Santa Fe and Santa Fe Regional Airport. The opportunity to invest in Cañon Blanco ranch is rare, finite, and presents a multi-dimensional exit strategy.