This generationally-owned hunting and cattle ranch is being listed for the first time in over 75 years! Archuleta Ranch is situated near the ranching community of Des Moines, NM. This 696-acre expanse of deeded land boasts an additional 1,400 acres of contiguous state-leased land currently utilized for cattle grazing. The ranch abuts over 14,000 acres of state land which encompasses the entirety of the Sierra Grande Volcano. Considered the largest extinct volcano in northeastern New Mexico, with an 8-mile diameter and towering over 2,000 ft above the surrounding plains, the timbered hillsides offer a flourishing habitat for elk, deer, pronghorn, bear, and other small game and nongame species. This remarkable property invites you to embrace the majesty of the land and indulge in a truly unforgettable experience. IMPROVEMENTS Improvements include a modest 3 bedroom 1 bathroom ranch style home and various outbuildings currently used for livestock handling and equipment storage. Multiple improvements to the water system have been made throughout the years to increase grazing productivity and irrigation throughout the ranch. Multiple wells are located throughout the ranch, including one solar well that feeds a 10k gallon tank and provides gravity flow to several tanks throughout the property for livestock and wildlife. The ranch also has newer fencing dividing the ranch into three separate pastures. HUNTING Located in hunting Unit 56, the area is well known for healthy populations of quality elk, pronghorn, and mule deer along with bears and occasional mountain lion. The unit offers varied terrain including forests and meadows, making it an excellent location for both archery and rifle hunting. The area is known for responsible game management, which ensures sustainable hunting. RANCH OPERATIONS The current owner has leased the grazing out to a neighbor for the past several years and reports they generally carry between 50 – 100 pairs depending on precipitation and range conditions. The ranch is perimeter fenced and has newer interior fencing that divides the ranch into 3 pastures.