Ecotours by Ted Turner Reserves

The Ladder and Armendaris ranches feature some of the most spectacular unspoiled landscapes in the southwest.

Ecotours on the ranches are available through a new eco-tourism division, Ted Turner Reserves. Departing from Sierra Grande in Truth or Consequences, excursions can include hiking, mountain biking, birding, wildlife viewing, historical site visits, a bat cave expedition (seasonal), and the Fra Cristobal summit.

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Motor tours and hikes of varying difficulties are available; all ranch tours have the potential to see fascinating wildlife including bison, javelina, oryx and dozens of other species.

In season, guests also have the opportunity to see millions of bats fly out of lava tubes on the Armendaris.

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Private tours offer flexible departure times and itineraries, but all tours include transportation, specialized equipment, and professional, highly trained guides.

Costs vary depending on itinerary, number of guests, and length of excursion. Day trips to the Ladder and Armendaris ranches range in price from $350 for a 5-hour tour (1-2 people, $100 for each additional person) to $500 for an 8-hour tour (1-2 people, $100 for each additional person).

Each ranch offers a guest house for anyone (including groups) who’d like to stay onsite. For more information or to reserve, check out the Country House at Ladder Ranch and the Hacienda at Armendaris.

Or, call Turner Reserves at 877-288-7637 for reservations and more information.