$663,162 | 1,020.25 ACRES | SOLD
VALDEZ PASTURE RANCH
1,020.25 Deeded Acres
1,001.96 NM State Lease
Mora County, New Mexico
Chas S. Middleton and Son, LLC, is privileged to have the exclusive listing on this small, production and yet scenic ranch. The ranch contains 1,020.25 deeded acres along with 1,001.96 acres of New Mexico State Lease. The ranch is 53 miles north of Las Vegas, 2 hours from Santa Fe, and a bit over 2.5 hours from the Albuquerque International Airport. The Las Vegas Municipal Airport has an 8,199’ x 75’ runway and will handle private jet traffic. Las Vegas is known for the Armond Hammer World College, New Mexico Highlands University, Luna Community College, Fort Union Monument, and its Old Town Historic District. Not too far to the west are Angel Fire, Red River and Taos Valley Ski resorts.
Elevations on the Valdez Pasture Ranch range from 5,600 to 5,900+ ft. Terrain includes lush meadows, ponderosa pine, piñion-juniper, and a variety of other trees including oak brush. This ranch is located in strong grazing country for a year-round cow/calf operation or a yearling operation. The rolling hills and meadows are covered with Blue and Black Grama and Side Oats grass. Fences are in good shape and the solar well and dirt tank provide adequate water for cattle and wildlife.
There are dramatic canyons on this ranch. The Canyon Valdez and Arroyo Piedra Lumbre are home to elk, deer and antelope. They are very scenic and provide a backdrop that is breathtaking. The canyon walls, stunning rock out croppings, and caves along the walls add to the diversity and appeal of this ranch property. These canyons provide for cooler temperatures as well as natural watering holes for wildlife. They also shelter livestock in times of harsh weather. These canyons eventually tie into the Canadian River.
This ranch provides for a natural and appealing habitat for elk, turkey, antelope and deer. Elk are the dominant wildlife on this ranch. Owners can apply for elk hunting opportunities through the NM Department of Game and Fish E Plus system or merely enjoy their presence.
We have the Valdez Pasture Ranch priced at $650 per deeded acre and truly believe it is a reasonable price based on its scenic appeal, production and proximity to Las Vegas and Santa Fe. The New Mexico State lease will be assigned to the purchaser. The demand for this size of working and recreational ranch is strong. This ranch is a must see.