$749,000 • 880 acres
Steamboat Canyon Ranch is an exquisite piece of property in the heart of Southwestern New Mexico. This property features endless panoramic views of Bear Mountain and The Mogollon Rim (mentioned in several Louis L'Amour novels including Western Trail Rider and The Sacketts). Interested in hiking, biking, horseback riding the Continental Divide? You're in luck. The Steamboat Canyon Ranch would make a great base camp as Continental Divide trail is located between the ranch and the town of Silver City. Near the end of a 15-mile county maintained road, and public land boundaries on three sides, the ranch offers ultimate privacy and convenient access to millions of acres of BLM, State Land and The Gila National Forest. The Gila National forest is the largest National Forest in North America and offers many recreational options such as hiking, horseback riding, hunting, birdwatching, photography, etc. And, looking for picturesque place to take in views of the night sky? This dark-sky ranch offers incredible stargazing opportunities. The ranch consists of +/- 80 deeded acres plus a combination of +/- 800 acres of New Mexico state land lease and BLM lease, together rated for 14 AUM's, providing the perfect opportunity for a cattle operation. The property features a year-round pond (even in one of the Southwest's driest years) that still holds water for cattle and wildlife including +/- 30 mule deer daily. No more power bills with this off-the-grid 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Southwestern style home featuring a large open concept kitchen/living room with hickory cabinets and cement flooring, a large pantry/storage area in the laundry room, radiant heat, a wood fireplace and large wrap-around porches. An excellent well provides plenty of water to the orchard (apple, peach, cherry, quince and almond trees) or makes for the perfect opportunity to garden as well. There's also a fire station within 3 to 4 miles from the ranch. This area is home to a large variety of animal species some of which include: Mule Deer, Turkey, Javelina, Quail (Gambles and Fools), Coatimundi, Coyote, Fox and the occasional Elk and Bighorn Sheep. The property is located in Unit 24, in which Mule Deer tags are over-the-counter. Fill your tag and never leave your property. This isn't just a home but an office workplace, a place to homeschool, garden, and raise animals such as chickens, horses, or some feeder steers. Some quail and a nice deer in the freezer won't hurt either...Silver City is a 15-mile drive from the property and offers most essential amenities including a hospital, schools (including Western New Mexico University), a Wal-Mart and many other shopping options. Las Cruces is approximately 2-hours from the ranch and offers the amenities that Silver City does not. Safford, Arizona is approximately 2-hours from the ranch as well.Grant County has a population of approximately 27,000 and features a mild climate with summer highs averaging approximately 88-degrees and warmer winters with an average low of +/-25 degrees. Some local attractions in Grant County include the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Lake Roberts, Bear Lake, Bill Evans Lake, the Catwalk and The Gila River, all about a 1 to 2 hour drive from the ranch.Please call if you have any questions about this unique piece of property or to schedule a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.