One Horseshoe Ranch

One Horseshoe Ranch | New Mexico
Property Types:
Home with Acreage,
Land for Sale,
Ranches for Sale

$2,685,610 | 6,366.53 ACRES | SOLD

Jim Welles

Dwain E. Nunez


  • Price: $2,685,610
  • Acreage: 6,366.53
  • ID: 507
  • Location: Santa Rosa, New Mexico
  • County: Guadalupe
  • Status: Sold
Property Description


Guadalupe County, NM

6,366.53 +/- Deeded Acres

3,048.25 +/- NM State Lease

80 Acres BLM


We have the privilege of being the exclusive broker on a no frills Eastern New Mexico production cattle ranch. The One Horseshoe has an excellent location being just 8 miles east of Santa Rosa off the Ima Route. Additionally, the ranch has good access to its modest headquarters just off paved Highway #156.  This ranch has lots of grass for approximately 175+/- cows.

The terrain on the ranch varies from open rolling plains on the northern pastures with open grazing and small breaks in the southeast, where the Cottonwood creek bottom offers some seasonal water when rains bless the ranch. The east pasture is undulating with grama and a small amount of cholla. The southwest area has cover along with small arroyo breaks providing needed protection in harsh winter snow and windstorms. Primary grasses on the One Horseshoe are blue and black grama, sacaton, and galleta. Elevations on the property vary from 4,700’ +/- on the south and 5,000’ at its highest point on the north.

Access to all pastures is fair via two tract roads. Exterior boundary fence is 5 strand barb wire on cedar posts. Interior fence is 4 and 5 strand barb wire on cedar posts. Repair on interior fence will be needed in some areas. Three wells, one electric, one solar, and one windmill, along with six pasture drinkers, earth stockpond, and intermittent water service the livestock water needs on this ranch. The property is well blocked and easily managed for livestock grazing. 

The headquarters is approximately one mile south of Hwy 156. The headquarters setup consists of a modest home, garage/barn, and shipping pens with scales.

Land tenure on the ranch is comprised on fee surface estate, New Mexico State Lease, and BLM Lease. The fee surface estate lands are more commonly known as “deeded” subject to easements of record. This is the highest form of ownership on the ranch. The state lease fee in 2019 was $3,597 and the BLM fee was $35 in 2019.

Pronghorn antelope and mule deer are the big game species on the ranch. An owner can expect to generate $1,500-$2,500 per gun for both species should hunting be desired.

Santa Rosa, New Mexico and I-40 are located 8 miles north of the Juan de Dios boundary. This small community has a grocery store, mini marts, modern motels, a small medical facility, and a hardware store. Access to fuel and a couple of fantastic New Mexican Food restaurants compliment this small rural community.

Historical operation of this ranch has been to graze livestock year long. Real Estate taxes on the One Horseshoe Ranch were estimated at $1,400 +/- in 2019. The owner will transfer one-half (½) of any minerals owned.  

In summary, the One Horseshoe Ranch has good upside potential for an owner willing to put some time in improving infrastructure. This working livestock ranch is priced to sell on today’s market at $421.83/deeded acre or $2,685,610.20. If you have been searching for a no frills operating production livestock ranch, this offering deserves your attention.


Property Summary

Activities & Amenities
  • Barn
    Gated Entrance
    Income Producing
    Mineral Rights
    Tack Room
    Work Shop
  • Dove
    Mule Deer
    Pronghorn Antelope
  • Cattle
Land Details
  • Total Acres: 6,366.53
  • Leased Acres: 3048.25
  • Zoning: Agricultural
  • Topography: Rolling
  • Vegetation: Grassland
Building Details
  • Homes: 1
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1