High Hope Ranch
Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico
High Hope Ranch has 9,363 Total acres located in NE New Mexico, three miles east of Springer in Colfax County.
COMMENTS: The High Hopes Ranch is a beautiful ranch with outstanding views of the distant mountains. Tremendous improvements, designed by previous owner, American actor Wilford Brimley. The ranch offers a lot of opportunities with the great horse facilities, irrigated pastures, cattle ranching, private hunting, and recreation just to mention a few. Rich in local history. Just a few miles from the High Hope Ranch, wagons used to cross a certain rock bottom area of the Canadian river as they continued down the The Santa Fe Trail to Wagon Mound. Cimarron river runs through the north end of the ranch.
ACREAGE: 9,363.07 Total Acres
9,169.55 acres of Deeded Land
193.52 acres State Lease Land
CARRYING CAPACITY: 550 yearlings for 5 months or 250 cows year long depending on annual precipitation.
Main House: 5,264 square feet. Spanish hacienda design. Frame structure with adobe brick / stucco veneer. 2 bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a large den and large living room open to the kitchen. Kitchen has commercial stove and refrigerator and tile counter tops. The house has a combination of tile floor and wood floor. Steam radiator heat and insulated windows. Interior walls consist of areas of aged wood, new wood and painted dry wall. The home is heated by hot water registers controlled by a thermostat, three adobe brick fireplaces and other wood stoves. Most of the ceilings are vaulted with wood finish. Also has attached area with jacuzzi pool, steam room and sauna. There is a 50 x 40 ft out door swimming pool and an attached garage. The house is in good condition.
Guest House: 1,284 square feet structure that matches the main house in style. Consists of open room design with kitchen area, living area and bedroom area. Has a full bath and fireplace.
Apartment: 945 square feet. Attached to shop building. Open room design with area for kitchen, living and bedroom. Has a full bath room.
Employee House: 1,308 square feet. This is an older frame house with metal roof and stucco walls. Has fairly new heater, air conditioning and windows. It also has a hay barn and horse stables at this location of the ranch.
Shop: 3,780 square feet. Large concrete block structure with concrete floor and high walls. Has 3 large 16x16 bay doors and metal roof. Large concrete slab in front.
Horse Barn: 2,368 square feet. Concrete block structure with metal roof that extends out over front of the building providing a shaded grooming area with concrete floor. Has 6 stalls with outside pipe fence runs, and freeze free water troughs. Also includes a large room used as a blacksmith shop, tack room, feed room, and dog kennel.
Second Horse Barn: 528 square feet. Much like the above described barn except smaller. It has 2 stalls with a feed room.
Horse Stalls: 8 stalls each with it's own pipe fence and freeze free water troughs.
Hay Barn: 1,500 square feet. Tall metal building.
Equipment Barn: 1,500 square feet. Metal structure with 2 roll up doors and concrete floor.
Round Corral and Roping Arena: The large roping arena is made with heavy priefert panels and an air operated steer release chute.
Milking Barn: Made of red brick.
Pens: There are a set of shipping pens on the south end of the ranch. The pens have a set scales, priefert chute, and 40 feet of adjustable panels to the chute. The scales are inspected each year. At the shipping pens is a small concrete block camp house complete with a wood cook stove, water cistern, and outhouse.
WATER: The headquarters has water from the town of Springer for the houses. There are 2 domestic pumps that supply water to the horse facilities. These wells can also be used for the houses. The south end of the ranch has 3 water wells. One well is equipped with a electric submersible pump which feeds into a large steel drinker. The other two wells have solar pumps and drinkers. There is a pipeline which pumps water from the south well to the shipping pens and to another drinker about a ½ mile away.
There is a developed spring which fills a drinker with a solar pump. There are several other seasonal springs on the ranch. Also there are several dirt tanks that catch rain water.
The Cimarron river runs through the north end of the ranch and is used to water the livestock.
Irrigation Water: The ranch has about 90 acres of land that is flood irrigated pasture. Water is from the Springer Ditch Association. The ranch has 226.4 water shares on the Springer Ditch. Annual cost is approximately $8. per share.
WILDLIFE: In a typical year the ranch receives 9 buck and 3 doe Antelope hunting permits. It also receives 1 bull and cow elk permits. There are also mule deer, white tail deer, turkey, Canadian geese, ducks, and doves.
ELEVATION: The ranch ranges from 5715 to 6079 feet.
VEGETATION: Black Grama, blue stem, lambs quarters, kosha, sage, and others. It has good native grass turf with some pinon / juniper trees.
TERRAIN: The ranch is rolling open plains to rolling open hills sloping down to the river area.
TAXES: Estimated at $8,468. for 2017.
STATE LAND LEASE: Annual state land grazing fee is approximately $347.83
FENCES: There is approximately 22 miles of fence. The exterior fences were completely rebuilt a few years back and are in great condition.
EQUIPMENT: Equipment can be sold by separate treaty. Ask listing broker for more information and list of equipment.
LIVESTOCK: There are approximately 50 head of acclimated black angus cows exposed to black balancer bulls. Livestock can be sold by separate treaty. Ask listing broker for more information.
, Major Ranch Realty