Famed Galisteo Basin

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Santa Fe County

  • PRICE REDUCED BY $1M to $9,630,000
  • Aproximately 6,604 Total Acres
  • 25 Minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza


Situated along the northern rim of New Mexico’s famed Galisteo Basin, Flywheel Ranch is a landscape of forested hills, sandstone escarpments and lush savannah grasslands.  Encompassing approximately 6,604 total acres of which 5,324± acres are deeded, Flywheel Ranch is among the largest ranch offerings available in today’s active northern New Mexico real estate market. In addition to its substantial deeded acreage, an adjoining 1,280 acres, owned by the New Mexico State Land Office, is available for recreational and agricultural use at a nominal lease rate. 

The majority of the land, about 3,963 deeded acres, is unencumbered providing a variety of options for a new owner.  The remaining acres are overlaid with a conservation easement. Within the easement area, two premier building envelopes are available for development of an architecturally-distinguished family compound that includes a ranch headquarters, guest houses and agricultural/equestrian facilities. 

Flywheel Ranch adjoins Galisteo Basin Preserve – a nationally-acclaimed 6,000-acre master-planned conservation initiative. The Preserve has been developed as a regional open-space and recreation area; one that includes more than 28 miles of equestrian, hiking and mountain-biking trails that are accessible from Flywheel Ranch.

Flywheel Ranch and Galisteo Basin Preserve are surrounded by a network of public lands ensuring the permanent protection of wildlife corridors, cultural resources and scenic vistas.  In total, the conservation properties that surround Flywheel Ranch total more than 11,000 acres.  The protected views, dark skies and wild lands of the Galisteo Basin are further supported by large, conservation-oriented private holdings that extend, uninterrupted, in all directions from Flywheel Ranch.

The Galisteo Basin is a watershed that encompasses more than 350,000 acres.  It is regarded by wildlife biologists as among the most ecologically-significant regions within a thousand-mile “Spine of the Continent” wild-land corridor that extends from the Sierra Madre in Mexico to the Canadian Rockies.  Its diverse vegetation, interconnected public lands, privately managed preserves and riparian corridors offer hundreds of species of birds, mammals and other migratory species a vast range for nesting, feeding and migration. The Galisteo Basin is a place of unique habitat convergence: a place where five ecosystems converge.

This vast, environmentally-significant region of northern New Mexico offers privacy and security, without isolation.  Located 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, Flywheel Ranch is an offering tailored to a discriminating buyer – one who celebrates the unique aesthetic, environmental and cultural values of the American Southwest.  It is also a place for people who seek access and relationship with a diverse community – one long distinguished for its extensive cultural, entertainment, restaurants, transportation and communication resources. 

Offered for sale at approximately $1,800 per deeded acre, this is possibly the best land value in the region.  Co-listed with Keller Williams Santa Fe.