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Dripping Springs Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational

$5,995,000 / 6,764.12 Acres / Sold
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Property Summary

Total Acres: 
ID #: 
Closest Town: 
Socorro County
Property Type: 
Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
Water Rights: 
Mineral Rights: 
Home Style: 
1 Large Lodge, 2 Small Homes, Office/guest Suite, Apt. above Barn

Activities & Amenities

ATV/Off Road
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Development Potential
Food Plots
Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Turkey
Income Producing
Mineral Rights
Recreational Business
Water Rights

Land Details

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Deeded Acres: 
Leased Acres: 
Mesas, Rolling Hills, Red Rock, Arroyos, Canyons, Big Mountains in Distance
Juniper trees scattered throughout with grasses
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Building Details

Type of Home(s): 
Finished SQFT: 
9000+ for lodge and homes
Year Built: 
Outbuilding Types: 
Tack BarnLoafing ShedGoat HouseFeed shedOld adobe House (now dog house w/2 fenced yards
Other Improvements: 
Fiber Optics, Wireless at Lodge & Barn, Security System throughout
Fence Type: 
Cedar posts w/barbed wire, Horse pastures have barbless sire

Property Description

Dripping Springs Ranch - +/- 6764 Acreage

 This is truly a magnificent ranch that you’ve dreamed about.  Now it can be yours.

+/- 5016 deeded acres, +/- 1747a leased acres, (+/- 6764 total acreage) ranging from 5600 ft. elevation to 6500-foot elevation, all contiguous.  The ranch is extensively appointed with impeccable improvements and located just west of Mountainair, NM. It’s an easy drive to Albuquerque airport (approximately 60 miles) and the town of Belen is just 17 miles.

Dripping Springs Ranch is a recreational and working ranch not equaled in the Southwest. Ideally, with the unequaled central New Mexico weather and international access, Dripping Springs Ranch could easily be a large family ranch and business, a school or retreat facility, a commercial hotel resort and B&B or a corporate ranch with recreation.  The possibilities are absolutely endless!


 +/- 6764 acres, bordering Cibola National Forest with direct access on one side and 14,000 acres wilderness preserve on the other. Rolling pinion and junipers frame 360-degree mountain views with meadows, cottonwood creek bottoms and rolling vistas.  The ranch is divided into numerous pastures and has carried cattle throughout its history. It has 6 wells, waterlines and drinkers, as well as dirt water tanks.  There are also springs on that create pools and dripping springs exist in 3 locations on the ranch.  Also included is a 5 acre deeded ownership parcel in the neighboring Tierra Grande Ranch development.  This parcel, that borders the ranch to the north, allows for access to 14,000 acres of private reserve (included) for horseback and ATV recreation. 

Lodge & Homes

Lodge - An absolute grand 8,970 sq. ft. main lodge and ranch home with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and fitted with a commercial grade kitchen that Emeril would dream about. Incredible landscaping appoints and borders the rear courtyard and includes your very own private hot tub. Picture "Dynasty" with a Southwest theme and you might get the idea...

Homes - 2354 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and is  located in a beautiful secluded location that would make for an ideal family member or a caretaker/ranch managers home.

There are 2 additional smaller homes on the ranch for your guests or staff .

Barn/Dormitory - An absolute incredible barn and dormitory that sleeps up to 25, with separate apartment included, is insulated and fully heated and air-conditioned, including 4 double bays and a workman's dream shop.

Office - The ranch office building with full living quarters complete with bedrooms and baths. 

Outbuildings – Outbuildings include a tack barn, a loafing shed, a feed shed, a tool shed, a goat shed and an adobe home that has been turned into twin dog runs. 

Additional Features - Telephone and high-speed fiber optic internet (through Plateau Telephone Co-Op), 2 large water storage systems, natural gas & security systems throughout buildings and a horse exerciser. 

Hunting - The ranch has not been hunted in decades, but big horn sheep, rocky mountain elk, mule deer, antelope, bear, lion, quail, and numerous small game all call Dripping Springs Ranch home. The Ranch as received 8 landowner elk tags and over-the-counter deer authorizations. With almost sanctuary status, most wildlife (mainly the elk and deer) call the ranch their special reserve. Each of the dirt tanks is home turf to a herd bull and his harem and its incredible to listen to them. 

Equine Facility (existing on ranch)

Tack Barn – insulated and finished, telephone & refrigerator, wood burning stove, saddle racks, bridle, halter & lead line hooks, shelves for boots, hard hats, grooming and vet care caddies

Outdoor covered tie up area attached tack barn – with rubber mats great for grooming, vet work and shoeing.

Loafing Shed adjacent to tack barn – 4 covered stalls with walkouts, great for mares on foal watch or for horses on vet care

Outdoor pens can be configured many ways with electric wire

2 separate covered stalls with walkouts

Breeding wall

Wash racks

Hot Walker

Defined outdoor work area for mounted riding exercises, cavalettis & small jumps

Round pens for lunging and riding

Portable stairs for handicapped rider mounting

Gelding pasture

Mare pasture

Ranch Recreation Activities - Existing and Potential Activities

Hiking - many trails, various degrees of difficulty, stunning views

Star gazing - naked eye and telescopes

Horse back riding and horse activities– excellent destinations for wide vista roads and great dirt roads for lopes/gallops. See additional activities under Equine Facility.

Wildlife viewing – Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, mountain lions, coyotes, mule deer, elk, bobcats, ringtail cats

Bird watching – ranch is in migratory path of many birds – Sand Hill Cranes, eagles and hawks, variety of songbirds & humming birds, swallows, doves, quail

Indian Ruins – dwellings, pictographs and petroglyphs

Old Settlers Ruins


Outdoor Landscape Painting (Plein Air)

Tent Camping, Scavenger Hunts & Flash Light Walks

Archery Range – must be developed

Orienteering Course – must be developed

Gun Siting Range for hunting outing preparations – must be developed

Shooting Range

At the Lodge:  Pool Table

                        Ping Pong Table

                        Hot Tub


                        Massage Rooms

                        Cooking Classes in Commercial Kitchen

                        Help Plant or Tend the Vegetable Garden

                        Handicapped Accessible Bedroom and Bathroom

                        Workout Room – at Lodge now or could be moved to Barn

                        Martial Arts Area/Barn – heated and AC – must be set up

                        Barn Workshop – heated and AC for Wood Working,   

                        Metal Working/Cut Outs & Welding, Vehicle Work

                        Companion Dog Training (including field work)– must be set up

There is not another ranch like Dripping Springs Ranch. It has improvements that would cost millions and millions to replace.  A property like this only comes along once in a lifetime, because it has taken a lifetime to create. 

You can explore the many pictographs and the true Dripping Springs, which the ranch is most noted for…...

At the owner’s request, interior photos are reserved for qualified Buyer’s.  Co-brokers are welcome.  Call today to schedule your qualified showing.  48-hour notice required please.



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