Santa Fe Trail Mixture

  • Suited to a broad ecotype
  • Native grasses from the prairies
  • Excellent for forage and feed
  • Drought tolerant
  • For up to 8,000′ elevation

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Our Santa Fe Trail Mixture is named after the The Santa Fe trail – a commercial highway from 1821 to 1880 that connected Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Trail crossed different types of country and travelers encountered a host of challenges. The flint hills of Kansas give way to the sandy hills of Oklahoma and the hard-lands and short grass prairies of New Mexico, and grasses change with the transition. Blue Grama, Indian Ricegrass, Western Wheatgrass, Sideoats Grama, Galleta, Buffalograss, Alkali Sacaton and Little Bluestem are common species found along the way.

You are planting a little history as you spread our Santa Fe Trail Mixture. This mix includes:

  • Blue Grama
  • Indian Ricegrass
  • Western Wheatgrass
  • Sideoats Grama
  • Galleta
  • Buffalograss
  • Alkali Sacaton
  • Little Bluestem.

Seeds Per Pound: 289,980
Acre Rate: 20 to 30 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet: 2 lb

We offer several warm season grass mixes suited to different elevation zones. Use the table below to select the seed mix best suited to your area.


Grass MixtureBest Elevation SeasonArea of Adaptation
Homesteader’s Choice3,000 - 6,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Santa Fe TrailUp to 8,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Pioneer Pride4,000 - 5,000'WarmSouthwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states
Mountain PassOver 8,000'Cool**Southwest and Midwest prairies, from Canda to the Mexico border states


••While the Mountain Pass mix is a cool season mix, it is listed here with warm season mixes because it’s area of adaptation overlaps states and elevation zones where cool and warm season grasses mix.

Who is Great Basin Seed?

Great Basin Seed is a seed company that specializes in seed sales and consultation for home, ranch, farm, range and reclamation. We have been a leader in the seed industry since 1974.

Our History

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Right: Company founder Lloyd and his wife Paula Stevens in a wildflower seed production field circa 1977

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