Spreading out across 4,353 - deeded acres
of lush grasslands, rain fed arroyos, and towering
rock mesas is one of the finest gentleman’s cattle
and trophy elk ranches in the southwest. Rancho Landavazo is situated in the cool highlands
of western New Mexico where the soils, grasses
and rainfall combine to produce ideal grazing
conditions as well as superb wildlife habitat.
The treed canyons and grassy meadows provide prime
habitat for the resident trophy elk, mule deer,
antelope and wild turkey. The large block of private lands
provide an outstanding investment with owner privacy and trophy big game
hunting opportunities. The owners have recently drilled a new highly producing well. There are now two good solar powered wells to supplement and fill 2 stock tanks and irrigate a newly planted feed plot. The feed lotencompasses approximately 13+ acres and has been planted with a variety of clovers, grasses and alfalfa. The feed lot attracts wildlife from miles around enhancing the ranch's already excellent hunting.
LOCATION AND ACCESS:
The ranch is situated between Quemado and Gallup, 7 miles north of Fence Lake in Cibola
County, New Mexico
The ranch is easily accessed off of its paved frontage on Highway 36. Entrance into the ranch is locked and gated.
Elevations within Rancho Landavazo range
from 7,000 to 7,300 feet above sea level. At this
elevation the winters are mild with average daytime
highs in the 50’s while the summer spring
and fall seasons bring ideal weather for ranching
operations. Winter snowfalls are light, normally
limited to two or three inches per storm event.
The summer months of July and August usher
in the seasonal monsoon rains, which nurture the growth of the ranch’s native range grasses and mountain wildflowers.
The ranch’s topography is characterized by sloping to rolling plateaus, mesas and alluvial fans interspersed with well defined washes, arroyos, and
small canyons. Mature stands of Rocky Mountain
Juniper, Pinon Pine and scattered Ponderosa Pines blend ideally with the
ranch’s sweeping pastures. Deep soft sandy loam
soils cover the entire ranch.
The range grass and browse species diversity is
high and the plant community is extremely stable
and well adapted to western New Mexico’s climatic
conditions. This is a sustainable plant community
in terms of location, soil stability watershed function
and biologic quality. The major grasses include
various gramas, galleta, muhly, three-awns, ricegrass,
needle-and-thread, and squirrel tail. Browse
species include four-wing saltbush, winterfat and
Twenty four individual parcels have been platted and readied for sale at the ranch's entrance off of highway 36. Parcel sizes range from 10 to 37 acres. All parcel corners have been monumented and road access has been provided to each. These twenty four ready to sell homesites add to the ranch's investment potential by providing the ability to generated income from their direct sales to the public.
The scenic canyons, rolling hills and grasslands
of Rancho Landavazo support large
healthy herds of elk, antelope and mule
deer each of which are resident throughout the
year within its sprawling 4,353 acres. Other
game species include mountain lion, black bear,
scaled quail and dove. The ranch’s ruggedly beautiful canyons and meadowlands consistently
produce trophy big game.
The ranch has historically participated
in the big game landowner hunting permit
program administered through the New Mexico
Department of Game & Fish. Landowner
hunting tags historically issued for the ranch
include rifle, muzzleloader, and archery. There are currently (5) rifle bull elk tags, (3) archery bull elk tags and (1) rifle cow tag assigned to the ranch.
OFFERING PRICE AND SALE CONDITIONS
The offering price of Rancho Landavazo
including all real and personal property, water rights,
improvements is Marty Ryan