Tinaja Ranch provides a peaceful and beautiful rural escape featuring a 3BR 2BA home complete with city utilities and great year-round access in NM Game Management Unit 12. The +/- 290 acre property is subdivided, making it an excellent investment/development opportunity as well as a sporting and recreational paradise. Land This rolling, pinion and juniper covered +/- 290 acre property includes over 50 acres of pasture land, providing plenty of room for horses, cattle, or hunting if food plots are added. Tinaja Ranch embraces the natural beauty of western New Mexico with its rock formations and varying elevation. Improvements Tinaja Ranch offers the perfect cabin for your recreation adventures. The ranch offers a 3BR 2BA, nearly 2000 sqft home with an open kitchen and living room layout providing ample space for hanging out with friends and family. The house has covered porches perfect for that early morning coffee while watching sunrise over the hills and an attached oversized 2-car garage for all your toys. This property has great roads and provides year-round access due to its proximity to main roads. The home has a new boiler heater and HVAC unit and a fully fenced yard. Recreation Tinaja Ranch is located in NM Game Management Unit 12, which has produced numerous record book elk over the years, and has gone from a sleeper unit to a true high-demand, trophy unit. The unit also holds mule deer and antelope. The ranch is able to obtain over-the-counter private land tags for elk, mule deer, antelope?, black bear, turkey and mountain lion. History Established in 1876, Ramah was one of fifty locations in the New Mexico Territory settled, under the direction of Brigham Young, by Mormon pioneers and is one of only three that remain today. Ramah was originally settled for the purpose of missionary work to be carried out within the Zuni and Navajo communities. Many of the original stone houses are still standing and are a testament to the hard work and skill of Ramah’s early founders. One such building has been restored and preserved as a museum to display the heritage of the valley’s past. Location The property is located near Ramah and Pinehill in western New Mexico. The area offers of site seeing, national monuments, and hikes. El Morro National Monument weaves a colorful tapestry of the history of New Mexico. Hundreds of petroglyphs bear witness to the lives of ancestral Puebloans. Other inscriptions mark the journeys of early American pioneers, western emigrants, soldiers and railroad surveyors. The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais National Monument offers solitude, recreation, and adventure. Visitors can explore incredible geologic features such as lava flows, cinder cones, lava tube caves, and sandstone bluffs. While some may see a desolate environment, people have been adapting to and living in this extraordinary terrain for generations. Come discover the land of fire and ice! The Narrows, located 17 miles south of I-40 on NM 117, is named for the narrow corridor that developed when lava flowed close to the base of a five hundred foot sandstone mesa. Most of the lava observed is from McCarty’s crater, which, at approximately 3,000 years old is the most recent lava flow in the area. Located in a collapsed lava tube, the perpetual Ice Cave’s temperature never rises above 31ºF year round, with natural layers of ice that have been forming for over 3,400 years. The perpetual Ice Cave is a natural phenomenon made possible by a combination of physical factors forming a natural ice box; a 20 foot thick mass of ice accumulating in a well insulated cave of porous lava and shaped just right to trap cold air, continually generating new ice as rain water and snow melt seep down and freeze. The Ice Cave is a sacred place with a 1,200 year history of human interaction dating back to the Ancestral Puebloans (also known as the Anasazi) and continuing to this day as a spiritual and refreshingly cool, peaceful space.