History of The
Charles Francis Burke, rancher and farmer, purchased the Richard Baker Ranch in 1950. The land has been used as a cattle ranch and farmed for cotton, alfalfa, and corn. A new chapter in the ongoing story of Picacho Mountain began in 2002 when the developers joined with the landowners to create a premier community.
Comprised of over 750 acres, Picacho Mountain is set in the Chihuahuan Desert between the rolling Doña Ana Mountains and the picturesque Organ Mountains, a site that offers breathtaking views. The luxury homes at Picacho Mountain have developed with a deep respect for the land. By preserving desert open spaces, complementing the environment and becoming a natural extension of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert, today the rich heritage of this land lives on at Picacho Mountain.