AboutAbout Rancho Puerto Blanco
About the Ranch
Rancho Puerto Blanco, located near the city of Heroica Caborca, Sonora, is the site of nearly 6,000 ancient rock-art petroglyphs, the greatest concentration of these primitive art forms in North America. The petroglyphs are primarily located on two hills on the ranch – La Proveedora and San Jose.
The ranch is owned by the Mendez family, who operate the ranching business and are also careful stewards of the precious rock art treasures that abound on their land.
About the Rock Art
There are two forms of ancient rock artwork at Rancho Puerto Blanco – Petroglyphs and Pictographs. The ranch has five of the extremely rare pictographs, and a survey conducted by archaeologists from the University of Mexico (UNAM) counted nearly 6,000 petroglyphs
Heroica Caborca Sonora is located in the Altar desert of Northern Sonora, approximately 210 kilometers (128 miles) by highway from Nogales, 145 kilometers (88 miles) from the Lukeville/ Sonoyta border crossing, and 249 kilometers (149 miles) from Puerto Peñasco.
Caborca is known as being the location of a Franciscan mission church and an agricultural region that produces table grapes and asparagus, but it also has many more areas of interest for visitors to see.