Trinchera Blanca Ranch is located in Colorado’s unique and iconic San Luis Valley and is approximately 3.5 hours from Denver. We offer guests countless acres to explore during all four seasons.
The Ranch is protected in perpetuity by conservation easements held by both the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Colorado Open Lands. In fact, the USFWS conservation was the initial donation creating the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area as the nation’s 558th unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Trinchera, named after Trinchera Peak near its southeastern border and consists of 267 stunning square miles of grassland valleys, snow-capped peaks, aspen and conifer forests, and pristine streams. The Ranch is home to an abundance of native wildlife, including elk, mule deer, black bears, coyotes, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, wild turkeys and Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
The elevation on Trinchera rises from approximately 7,500 feet above sea level along the San Luis Valley floor to over 14,000 feet at the top of Blanca Peak. Blanca Peak is Colorado’s fourth highest mountain located in the longest single mountain range in North America – the Sangre de Cristos.
Trinchera Ranch is driven by its robust and inspiring conservation program. Our staff, motivated by a strong conservation ethic, actively manage our forests, grasslands and streams. We partner with universities, conservation organizations, state and federal agencies to determine the right cutting-edge and sustainable treatments for the land, water and wildlife we work to protect.
We thin the forest to mitigate devastating fire, remove sagebrush in areas to promote native grasses for deer and elk, encourage beaver dams to improve wetlands and expand Rio Grande cutthroat trout habitat, and so much more. Through this diligence, Trinchera’s forests and wildlife habitat are more resilient and the watershed is better protected from drought, catastrophic fire and a changing climate.