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$22,080,684  •  46,485.65 acres
About an hour’s drive west of Albuquerque, N.M., the Lobo Ranch spreads across 46,485± deeded acres of stunningly beautiful landscape marked by large mesas, rock formations, sandstone bluffs, expansive grasslands and open valleys. This working cattle ranch has outstanding recreational and historical attributes, including abundant wildlife and plentiful habitat, and hundreds of archeological sites and ancient petroglyphs. With elevations that range from approximately 6,100 feet to more than 8,200 feet above sea level, the ranch encompasses several distinct ecosystems that are home to a variety of wildlife from Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer and Barbary sheep to black bears, mountain lions, quail, turkey and upland birds. Seasonal pastures with excellent winter range along the southern and eastern valley slopes favor both cattle and elk. The current owner grazes approximately 300 animal units in an operation that is biased toward wildlife and range preservation. Improvements include a 3,700-square-foot guest lodge with a large porch and patio with outdoor fireplace, a bunkhouse, manager’s residence, barns, equipment shop and a helicopter hanger. The ranch is accessible year-round via Cibola County Road 1, a county-maintained gravel road, north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange. The Facts • 46,485± deeded acres adjacent to the Marquez Wildlife Area • 55 miles west of Albuquerque, N.M. • Slightly more than an hour from Sunport, Albuquerque’s International Airport • 53 miles from Grants, N.M., and Grants Municipal Airport • Located on Cibola County Road 1, 15 miles north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange • Elevation 6,100 ft to 8,200 ft above sea level • Situated in Cibola (95%) and Sandoval Counties Improvements • The Lodge, 3,700± s.f. with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths • The Bunkhouse, 1,512± s.f. with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Manager’s residence, Modular home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath • Equipment Shop, 3,000± s.f. • Hay Barn, 3,900± s.f. • Helicopter hangar, 40’ x 50’ • Horse barn, 1,120± s.f. Water • 20 water wells, including 4 solar powered pumps (quarterly meter reports) through four year period ends in July file for extension • 290 acre feet annually of unperfected water rights • 25 miles of water pipeline • Numerous earthen stock tanks Wind, Solar and Minerals • All mineral rights currently held by owner convey • NextEra Energy operates a wind farm on a high mesa in the northeastern part of the ranch via a lease agreement with Lobo Partners, LLC • Public Service Company of New Mexico owns and operates a 116.05-acre solar farm on the ranch Airports • About 55 miles from Albuquerque Sunport International Airport • 53 miles from Grants Municipal Airport • Dirt airstrip on property approximately 2,600’ X 80’ - small aircraft usage
$4,494,000  •  4,280 acres
Inscription Rock Ranch, El Morro National Monument, Cibola County NMBordering the El Morro National Monument, Cibola County New Mexico, the Inscription Rock Ranch (+/- 4280 acres) is being offered for the first time since it's been in the same family dating back to the late 1800's. The ranch is part of the original Mirabal Ranch holdings, originally +/- 387,000 acres that ran from Grants New Mexico to the Arizona state line. Inscription Rock is a huge golden piece of sandstone rising from the Ponderosas & Pinion of the New Mexico high desert between Grants and Gallup NM. One of the Wests neatest National Monuments, this well kept secret abounds with history. The main feature of this National Monument is a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base. As a shaded oasis in the western U.S. desert, this site has seen many centuries of travelers. The remains of a mesa-top pueblo are atop the promontory where 1500 people lived in this 875-room pueblo sometime between 1275AD and 1350 AD. The Spaniard explorers called it El Morro (The Headland). The Zuni Indians call it "A'ts'ina" (Place of Writings on the Rock). Anglo-Americans called it Inscription Rock. Travelers left signatures, names, dates, and stories of their treks. While some of the inscriptions are fading, there are still many that can be seen today, some dating to the 17th Century. Bring your hiking shoes for the 2-mile hike to the pueblo.From there, you'll look out over the adjacent +/- 4280 acres of the Inscription Rock Ranch. The ranch is very level, highly usable ground, with 360-degree views of the El Morro Inscription Rock Monument. The ranch is carrying an incredible resident elk herd with 10 landowner elk tags. Bull elk to 400-inches have been documented in this immediate area and on the ranch and there are over-the-counter landowner mule deer tags, with bucks documented to 217-inches. The property is but a couple hundred yards to a paved highway, it borders a county road and has power on 2 sides. It features a highly productive solar water well centrally located in the ranch and 2 stock ponds. Every arroyo has bull elk rubs and elk trails and the stock tanks are torn up with bull elk wallows. There are no improvements to pay for as the ranch is vacant land with ranch roads throughout. It's traditional use has been a working ranch with elk and mule deer hunting being primary and cattle grazing secondary. The owned minerals will convey. These Western New Mexico big game units are very accessible to Arizona, California and Utah and have very flexible elk seasons with landowner elk tags from September through December and over-the-counter landowner mule deer tags. The ranch is located within minutes of I-40 and the Albuquerque International airport is less than 2 hours. Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the El Morro National Monument. Call or email today for a qualified showing or more information on the Inscription Rock Ranch, Cibola County NM. Co Brokers Welcome.Note: In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.
$3,890,000  •  2,172 acres
Muerto Creek Trophy Elk and Cattle Ranch +/- 2172 deeded acres, Ramah NMThe Property & GameThis +/- 2172 deeded acres, framing both sides of the cottonwood lined Muerto Creek, borders thousands of acres of the Cibola National Forest Oso Ridge district and is just being released to market. The current owner has manicured and improved the property for trophy elk (6-7 tags per year) and trophy class mule deer (unlimited mule deer and antelope tags) with all 2020 hunting rights and tags being conveyed to buyer. Merriam's turkeys abound and black bear (all color phases) are abundant as well. Muerto Creek Trophy Elk and Cattle Ranch was acquired by the current owner (a PhD of Engineering) after a multi-year search, checking several of his boxes (private end of the road access, excellent blend of timber and meadows, extremely well-watered with secluded headquarters), but mainly beautiful property that allowed for undisturbed management of the game while producing 350 class elk and mule deer approaching the 200" mark. A bonus was also being able to run a few head of cattle. Over the years he strategically added a couple of neighboring parcels including an +/- 850-acre conservation easement pasture that bordered the ranch, adding another mile+ of privacy buffer and where the cattle pasture and antelope play. Located +/- 5 miles north of Hwy. 53, near Ramah, New Mexico, this end of the road Unit 10 BGU property offers a mile of secluded buffer one drives through to get to the ranch and thousands of acres (miles and miles) of the Cibola National Forest all the way to Oso Ridge to the north. This location provides for ultimate privacy and protection, while channeling an abundance of elk & mule deer into the property. Four (4) wells and several year round springs in Muerto Creek arroyo provide water for the ranch, keeping the deer and elk on the property. The heavily timbered ponderosa and oak timbered north side opens up and drops down into Pinon Juniper and Cottonwoods, then breaks into open meadow, where the antelope play and the current owner runs +/ - 20 head of cattle. End of the road, with year round access and substantial water and food plot locations make this one hard to compare to. Fencing and cross fencing allows for cattle rotation and selected sanctuary's for elk and deer habitat. The ValleyThe El Morro Valley was first founded by the Spanish Explorers, however, they were not the first recorded residents. El Morro Inscription Rock National Monument has Anasazi pictographs, then came the Spanish Explorers and even Kit Carson's name is inscribed into the rocks...Of course the mild four-season climate, abundant game and water attracted the original habitants, even leaving two large kiva's on the Muerto Creek Ranch. Many arrowheads and artifacts have been found along the creek that intersects the ranch. Google says it's 49 minutes to Gallup and 60 minutes to Grants, NM, both of which have G-5 capable airports. And, it's only 2 hours to Albuquerque, 5 hours to Phoenix and 5.5 hours to Tucson, AZ. This little known and sparsely populated valley has been very well preserved.Improvements & Headquarters The property hosts a +/-2800 sq. ft. Santa Fe Style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, a large great room, a 2-car garage with equipment shed, a garden, an excellent well, electric, phone and propane. An elk & deer drinker has been installed not 50 yds. from the porch, so be it bugle season or just a normal day, one can watch the undisturbed elk, mule deer, turkey and even an occasional bear, right off the porch. This property is turn key and being conveyed fully furnished. The hidden headquarters is tucked back into the timber in a meadow where the world can never see it. About 1/3 of a mile away is the 2200 sq. ft. guest cabin with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths also being conveyed partially furnished. With well, electric, and private access, one would never know if another guest was on the ranch. An excellent foot trail connects the two, but also allows for incredible privacy, as this guest cabin would be excellent for VRBO, AIRBNB, etc. Both residences are in good condition and being conveyed in good working order.There's also an +/- 30x50 insulated metal building & shop, complete with large overhead door and concrete floor for storing ATV's, tractor implements, etc., and would make an excellent indoor cleaning rack. The options are endless. Replacing these three major improvements would cost a fortune at todays prices. Additionally included is a 1 bedoom and 1 bath cabin overlooking a 200,000 gallon custom built trout pond that was built with its very own feeder well. The pond is currently not in use but is absolutely beautiful when in operation. (Pond is currently is not in operation and seller represents it needs new pond liner.)Call or email today for more info or a qualified showing as Muerto Creek Trophy Elk & Cattle Ranch checks so many boxes that it's pretty hard to find a comparable.With it taking close to 20 years for neighboring states to draw an elk tag in Arizona, Utah, Nevada or California, it very well may be under contract before being released at Dallas Safari Club, SCI Reno, and the Western Hunters Expo/Mule Deer Foundation. Co brokers welcome from all states.