A large operating cattle ranch totaling over 20,000 acres. Located 80 miles from Carlsbad NM, in Otero County and 55 miles from the ranch headquarters to Dell City, TX. This BLM ranch is allotted to run 348 animal units year long. Offering 1181 deeded, 2702 State Land, and 16844 BLM. The ranch has nine pastures, and five traps.
The ranch has ten dirt tanks and two wells which provides water by pipeline to various parts of the ranch.
Located in Otero County, the ranch is 80 miles west of Carlsbad, NM. Access to the ranch from Carlsbad, closest city, is by State Highway 137, a paved, two lane road thru the community of Queen, to El Paso Gap, then by county maintained road to the ranch. The road continues on to Dell City, Texas, which is 55 miles from the ranch headquarters.
Queen is a small community located in Eddy County, New Mexico and has a cafe and RV park. The local christian church camp is also located at Queen. It is about 45 miles west of Carlsbad on Hwy 137. Municipal school bus service would be provided from the queen store.
Dell City Texas is a small farming and ranching community and would be located approximately 55 miles from the ranch headquarters. No Bus Service is available to Dell City.
Vegetation and Topography
Most of the grasses common to this area are gramma grass, western wheatgrass, sacaton, red threeawn and wolftail. The ranch also has winterfat and creosote bush.
The “Buck Pasture” has a large draw with sacaton and will easily run 60-80 head of cattle.
The topography varies from loamy areas to rocky hills. The elevations are from 5,000 to 6,000 feet.
La Paloma Canyon, Cistern Canyon, Kingston Canyon, South Canyon and Crooked Canyon are major topoghraphical features of this ranch .
Approximately 1/3 of the ranch is controlled by locked gates. Trophy size Barbary Sheep can be found on this ranch and provides supplemental income.
Mule deer, and other wildlife can also be found on the ranch.
Good set of steel pipe corrals and working pens located at the headquarters .
30 Storages and troughs have been added and placed all around the ranch.
2500 square foot metal barn/shop with a tackroom, feed storage room and six stalls.
Home on site consists of 1220 square foot native stone two bedroom, two bath residence.
This ranch is remote and has terrain from flat to rugged. All dirt tanks are full, and lots of scenic views from the top of the ranch looking down towards the Dell City farming community. Approximately 1/3 of ranch is controlled by private land. This ranch has weaned heavy calves with just a little rain. Mule deer and large Aoudad sheep round out the diversity of this ranch.
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