Just a few miles south of the famed and historic Santa Fe Plaza lies a notable geographic basin that was the cradle of civilization several hundreds of years ago. The Galisteo Basin has a rich history as a trade center due to its location between the upper Rio Grande Valley and the eastern plains. During the 14th and 15th centuries, several groups of Pueblo Native Americans inhabited the area until suddenly leaving the location in 1680. This was likely the result of the persistent efforts by the Spanish to retake Santa Fe and the region. The basin is home to numerous significant archeological sites, some discovered and others undiscovered. Today the Galisteo River still runs into the basin draining the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountain range.

On the edge of the Galisteo basin is a remarkable 648± acre undeveloped property that enjoys highway frontage for year-round access, dark skies at night, proximity to Santa Fe, and a water well already in place. Tranquila Ranch enjoys the three most important aspects of real estate: Location-near Santa Fe, Location-highway access, Location-adjacent to the 10,000± acre Galisteo Preserve. Tranquila has the potential to be a large private ranch, a development play, or an opportunity to land bank a large acreage at a low carrying cost in a highly desirable market.

Notably, the ranch borders the Galisteo Basin Preserve, which offers 10,000± acres of hiking, biking, riding, and exploring to the public. The views are stunning, and the skies at night are dark and filled with millions of stars. Enjoy world-class New Mexican cuisine in downtown Santa Fe, attend the Santa Fe Opera, and then retreat to the tranquility of Tranquila Ranch and your dream home.


  • 648± Acres
  • Adjacent to the Galisteo Basin Preserve
  • Substantial highway frontage
  • 20 minutes to the Santa Fe Plaza
  • Water well
  • Development potential
  • Unencumbered acreage
  • Fenced
  • Multiple building sites
  • Historically rich location
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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