Cruising along a mesa before dropping into the Galisteo Basin, highway 285 provides varied landscapes and views with stunning ranches, lots, and homes that blend into the native landscape. With wide open skies and geology straight out of a movie set (no, really!), homes found along the 285 corridor are as varied as their landscape, but all have a rural, yet sophisticated milieu.
Galisteo Basin has been occupied for millennia with artifacts, ruins, and petroglyphs dating back centuries. Later, the railroad would pass through the sleepy town of Lamy and would help link up this quiet community to the rest of the West.
This area is particularly popular with equestrian enthusiasts who enjoy access to many facilities and trails not offered elsewhere. Given the broad and open land, properties are typically measured by acres and offer many opportunities for stables, horses, livestock and a connection to the Old West. Given the short drive to Santa Fe, the highway 285 corridor saddles the split personality of the Santa Fe region: rural, yet metropolitan.