Expeditions

Ted Turner Expeditions’ (TTX) eco-conscious adventure tours are individually crafted and tailored to deliver an insightful and restorative experience on Ted Turner’s incredible New Mexican ranch properties, and connect people with nature.

Below is a sampling of adventure tours currently being offered on our properties. Our TTX private guides work individually with each customer to craft the perfect itinerary for their expedition based on desired skill levels and preferences. From planning specific hiking and biking trails, to mapping out the perfect scenic route on each Ranch, we strive to provide an experience that is both exciting and rejuvenating for all who visit these extraordinary properties.

Please contact 1.877.2TURNER or email us at reservations@tedturner.com to book or learn more. Once your expedition is booked, one of our TTX Adventure Guides will contact you to start planning your itinerary.

   
Armendaris Ranch

360,000 acres to explore. All expeditions depart from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa and last 5 hours (including travel time)

A PDF version of our tour menu is available here.

HIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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.

BIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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!

PREMIUM EXPEDITIONS

 

ARMENDARIS BAT FLIGHT EXPEDITION

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 6.5-HOUR TOUR | PACKED DINNER INCLUDED

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

$1500 FOR 4 PEOPLE (max 4 TOTAL) | 4-HOUR TOUR | packed breakfast INCLUDED

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

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 8-HOUR TOUR | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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!

   
Ladder Ranch

156,000 acres to explore. All expeditions depart from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa and last 5 hours (including travel time)

A PDF version of our tour menu is available here.

HIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Unique desert environment provides excellent hiking trails across canyons and streams. Our hikes vary in difficulty based on ability.

BIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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

$350 for 2 people; $100 for each additional person (max 4 total) | packed lunch included

Learn about the rich history and ancient cultures of the Ranch while experiencing spectacular scenic vistas and wildlife from our open-air vehicles.

BIRDING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

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!

PREMIUM EXPEDITIONS

 

ALL DAY ON THE LADDER RANCH

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 8-HOUR TOUR | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

 

Want to stay a little longer on the Ranch? We don’t blame you! Spend all day exploring the Ladder Ranch on your own customized itinerary!


Make Your Reservation Today

By Phone
1.877.288.7637

By Email
info@sierragrandelodge.com