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Apache Gap Ranch - Sierra County, NM, New Mexico
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational

$3,200,000 / 34,301.00 Acres / Available
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View of Caballo Lake
Apache Gap
Ranch Headquarters
Headquarters Kitchen
Covered Porch at Headquarters
View Towards Elephant Butte Reservoir

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Property Summary

$3,200,000
Total Acres: 
34,301.00
ID #: 
9851
Closest Town: 
Truth or Consequences
County: 
Sierra County
Property Type: 
Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
Mineral Rights: 
Any mineral rights would convey to buyer
Home Style: 
Ranch
State Hunting Unit: 
20

Activities & Amenities

ATV/Off Road
Cattle/Ranch
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Equestrian
Hiking/Climbing
House/Cabin
Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Predator/Varmint
Hunting - Small Game
Hunting - Upland Birds
Irrigation
Outbuilding/Barn/Shed

Land Details

Total Acres: 
34,301.00
Deeded Acres: 
1,936.00
Leased Acres: 
32,365.00
Zoning: 
AG
Elevation: 
5,000 ft
Topography: 
Mountains, foothills, valleys/arroyos and rolling pasture lands
Vegetation: 
Native grasses, mixed pine, creosote, brush
Estimated Taxes: 
$1,400
Source of Lot Size: 
Owner

Building Details

Homes: 
2
Type of Home(s): 
Stick-BuiltAdobe
Finished SQFT: 
2800
Bedrooms: 
5
Bathrooms: 
3
Year Built: 
unknown
Outbuildings: 
0
Outbuilding Types: 
3
Fence Type: 
4 Strand Wire

Property Description

Apace Gap Ranch

Apache Gap is a high desert ranch located approximately 30-minutes southeast of Interstate 25 and Truth or Consequences in Sierra County, New Mexico.  The 34,300 +/- acre property is fully-contiguous and comprised of 1,936 deeded acres, a 6,153-acre State grazing lease and a 26,212-acre BLM lease.  Carrying capacity for the property has historically ranged from 275 head with current ownership running a mixed Angus and Charolais herd.  With nearly 60 lineal miles of well-maintained interior and exterior fencing, the ranch provides (5) large pastures (8-11 sections each) and (7) smaller traps for flexible rotation.  Water distribution is impressive, consisting of an extensive network of underground pipeline and storage tanks with a combined storage capacity of approximately 150,000 gallons.  In addition, there are (2) domestic wells serving headquarters, (5) windmills and numerous dirt tanks strategically placed throughout.  Elevations range from 4,800 feet in the bottomland pastures to about 7,200 to 7,600 feet near the summit of Timber and Brushy Mountains along the western perimeter of the ranch.  The ranch provides spectacular views from the upper elevations of both Caballo Lake and the Elephant Butte Reservoir State Parks (see descriptions below). 

Wildlife

Mule deer are common throughout the upper mountain pastures with herds of antelope in the lower portion of the ranch.  Free-range gemsbok/oryx, javelina, coyotes, foxes, mountain lion, and the occasional black bear, can also be seen.  Dove and coveys of quail frequent the various water holes.

Improvements

Headquarters are located in the north-central portion of the ranch at the base of the Caballo Mountain range.  The primary residence consists of an 1,800 square foot ranch-style home of a three-bedroom, two-bath design.  Amenities include a stone fireplace, utility/storage room, covered porches and a large fenced yard encircled by shade and various fruit trees.  The bunkhouse consists of a 1,000 square foot two-bedroom, one-bath adobe structure with log and tile interior accents.

The ranch also includes hay and implement storage barns, large cattle holding yard, working pens, round corral, chutes and a scale.

Recreation

Elephant Butte lake is New Mexico’s largest at nearly 40,000-acres and contains (2) marinas.  Boat and personal watercraft rentals are available.  The lake provides miles of beaches, hiking trails and views in all directions.  In addition to the surrounding sights, Elephant Butte is a well-known fishery containing some of the largest white and black bass, stripers, crappie, catfish and walleye in the southwest region.

Located 20-miles downstream from Elephant Butte is the 11,000-acre Caballo Reservoir, which is similarly fed by the Rio Grande River.  Caballo Reservoir is also recognized as a good bass, catfish, crappie and walleye fishery with boat docks and ramps.

Summary

Apache Gap Ranch is the opportunity to own a time-tested working cattle operation that can also be utilized in tandem as a sporting retreat.  The utility of the ranch has constantly been improved and maintained over the years as evidenced by the water availability and rotational grazing practices.  Call Brent Hedrick or Greg Liddle for a qualified showing.  Co-brokers welcome.

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