Photography by Wayne Suggs, Old Rock Ranch House Under Stars

Southern New Mexico’s Amazing Dark Skies

This part of New Mexico has some of the darkest skies in the United States. My husband is an amateur astronomer and one of the primary reasons we have a second home at the Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community in Hillsboro, New Mexico is because of the unusual lack of light pollution and the ability to enjoy New Mexico’s amazing dark skies.

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About The Ranch Community

Just south of the small town of Hillsboro, New Mexico is the remote ranch community of Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley. Far from big city noise, traffic, and light pollution — but not too far from the cultural vibe of Santa Fe and the service hubs of Albuquerque and Las Cruces — these beautiful, southern New Mexico ranches are part of conservation land established in partnership with the New Mexico Land Conservancy. See the homes for sale.

Spanning 72,000 acres of private, public, and conservation land in the foothills of the Black Range Mountains, the Berrenda Creek and Lake Valley Ranch Community includes beautiful custom homes, a working cattle ranch, miles of recreation trails, wildlife corridors, and high desert mountain views

Southern New Mexico Dark Skies Photo Gallery

Night Sky Images, by Wayne Suggs

Southern New Mexico night sky images provided with permission from photographer, Wayne Suggs – Grand Prize Winner, 2015 New Mexico Magazine photography contest. More at

Visit the Ranch

If you would like to view any of the homes for sale in the ranch community use the contact form below. We can answer general questions, help you arrange a visit to the area, and put you in touch with local realtors.