Dorsey Mansion

Colfax County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Mark Nohl

A unique home consisting of a log cabin and two-story Gothic Revival stone mansion. Situated on the rolling grasslands of northeastern New Mexico, the Dorsey Mansion, built half of logs and half of dressed native stone, trimmed with gargoyles and high relief structures, remains a monument to the dreams, ambitions, calamity and eventual poverty of its former owner, Stephen W. Dorsey.

Built between 1878 and 1886 by former US Senator-turned-cattle baron Stephen W. Dorsey of Arkansas. A 125'-wide portion of the SFT crosses County Road 62 6.5 mi. N of US Highway 56. Point of Rocks, a National Park Service Certified SFT Site, is just 5 mi. E of the mansion. Although the Dorsey Mansion is not open to the public, the front of the mansion can be viewed from the road.

    Location Information

  • View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 36.48673 -104.19306
  • Contact Information

  • Sandy Henning
  • HCR 62 Box 42
  • Raton, NM 87740
  • 575-375-2222
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