About New Mexico

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New Mexico

New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Formerly a Spanish colony after conquistadors arrived in the 16th century, then a Mexican colony until the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, and then an American territory until New Mexico achieved statehood in 1912, New Mexico still has a large native Spanish-speaking population as well as many Native American communities, offering a unique culture that clearly stands apart from that of other states.

Spanish is the official second language. New Mexico has a fantastic natural scenery, a major fine arts scene centered around Santa Fe, great outdoor recreational opportunities, and a distinctive regional cuisine.

Understanding New Mexico starts with grasping the overpowering importance of two of its geological features: the Rio Grande, which bisects the state north to south, and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southernmost range of the Rocky Mountains and a part of the same large-scale geological structure that produces the Rio, the "Rio Grande rift." The eastern third of the state is an extension of the Great Plains both geographically and culturally and has more in common with the western parts of Texas and Oklahoma than with the rest of New Mexico.

The New Mexico horse industry produces goods and services valued at $503 million. The national industry has a $759 million impact on the New Mexico economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 91,100 New Mexicans are involved with horses, either as horse owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers. Even more participate as spectators. The New Mexico horse industry directly provides 35,700 full-time equivalent jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in New Mexico and other states) generates additional jobs in New Mexico for a total employment impact of 45,000. There are 147,000 horses in New Mexico, over 60 percent of which are involved in showing and recreation.

  New Mexico in Numbers :
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img Horse Population : Approximately 65,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Santa Fe
img Population : 1,928,384
img Land area : 121,356 sq. miles
img Counties : 33
img Highest Point : Wheeler Peak:  13,161 feet
img Lowest Point : Red Bluff lake : 2,817 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Albuquerque: 494,236
  • Las Cruces: 82,671
  • Santa Fe: 70,631
  • Rio Rancho: 66,599
  • Roswell: 45,199
  • Farmington: 43,161
  • Alamogordo: 36,245
  • Clovis: 33,357
  • Hobbs: 29,006
  • Carlsbad: 25,300
 
$6,200,000
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. IMPROVEMENTS: 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.

Randell Major , Major Ranch Realty

9,363.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5264 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
High Hope Horse Facilities

Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico


High Hope Horse Facilities has 112.26 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, and recreation. 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. ACREAGE: 112.26 Total Acres 48 acres of Irrigated Pasture 64.26 acres of native pasture with building site IMPROVEMENTS: 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 great 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 16 x16 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. 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. Irrigation Water: The ranch has about 48 acres of land that is flood irrigated pasture. Water is from the Springer Ditch Association. The ranch has 100 water shares on the Springer Ditch. Annual cost is approximately $8. per share. WILDLIFE: Elk, antelope, mule deer, white tail deer, turkey, Canadian geese, ducks, and doves can be seen at times on this property. ELEVATION: 5715 feet. TAXES: Estimated at $7,059.60. for 2017.

Randell Major , Major Ranch Realty

112.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5264 SQ FT
 
$595,000
TWO houses on 10 Acres

Capitan, Lincoln County, New Mexico


TWO HOUSES for the price of one! Well kept, one level home with guest house on 10 acres with views of the Capitans. If you are looking for privacy, solitude, equestrian property with incredible views a viewing of this property is a must.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4474 SQ FT
 
$495,000
Twisted Cedar Ranch

Alto, Lincoln County, New Mexico


Well kept, one level home on 3+ fully fenced, acres with 30' X 65' shop and separate garage. Level land with no restrictions. Great for horses, livestock or poultry. 12,000 gallons of underground water storage, plus a well.

Mary Weaver , Weaver Real Estate

3.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2194 SQ FT
 
$1,495,000
Riverfront horse ranch north of Santa Fe, NM with irrigated pastures!

Abiquiu, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico


Hacienda Gracias, a tranquil beauty is located in Georgia O’Keeffe’s red-rock country, less than one hour north of Historic Santa Fe. Abiquiu, known for its beautiful valley and treasured views of the famous Pedernal mountain, offers a multifaceted life along the banks of the Rio Chama with its endless outdoor adventures and community activities. One can enjoy kayaking and boating on Lake Abiquiu, hiking Plaza Blanca or Kitchen Mesa (and many others), seminars at Ghost Ranch Retreat Center, fly fishing protected waters of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu Chamber Music on the banks of the river, local rodeos and a county fair, and horseback riding in lush alpine forests all within 30 minutes of this beautiful home. Hacienda Gracias is truly the perfect location for those wishing to immerse themselves in the magic of the southwest.

Jarred Conley , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Santa Fe Real Estate

30.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6273 SQ FT
 
$1,275,000
River Bend Ranch • Irrigated Pasture • Access to TWO National Forests

Abiquiu, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico


River Bend Ranch is wonderfully situated on 19.6 acres only steps away from the Rio Chama with towering cottonwoods. The pueblo style home is adobe constructed with cozy living spaces, kiva fireplace, classic brick and flagstone flooring, radiant heat and has spectacular views of the surrounding hills and river valley. The property includes a pueblo style barn with caretakers quarters, irrigated pastures and access to two National Forests making this an excellent horse property. Additional photos and information available upon request.

Jarred Conley , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Santa Fe Real Estate

19.63 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$454,900
1302 Salem Street

Salem , Doña Ana County, New Mexico


This great 131.24 Acre Equestrian Estate is located in beautiful southern New Mexico where we enjoy an average of 288 days of sunshine, 10.31 inches of average rainfall, 2 inches of snow, and average temperatures of 25-95 degrees Fahrenheit. The property is located within 83 Miles of the Sunland Park Racetrack & 155 Miles from Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Statistics courtesy of http://www.usclimatedata.com/ This property offers tons of open space for riding on your property as well as surrounding state lands to explore riding trails. 26 acres are irrigated with Irrigation Well ( LRG 08406) that would make excellent pasture or feed crops. The wells pump is run by natural gas and the property is irrigated using sprinkler pipe and flow line. The irrigation well is not in working order but could be repaired. When last used it was pumping ample water for 75 sprinklers at one time. Other amenities include 1/2 mile roughed in Race Track, Arena, 30 X 60 Barn with office and Electricity, Covered Hay Storage, Corrals, and 3 Refer storage units that will stay on the property. There is 3 Phase Electric available along one side of the property. Highway frontage with Billboard signage (sold Separately.)

Cody Russell , Zia Vista Realty, LLC

131.24 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$879,000
Contemporary Home, Amazing Horse Facilities, Private yet 7 minutes from Santa Fe

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico


A unique home where families & friends gather to share journeys past and create anew. The property is updated and personalized for grown up families. A primary residence for the particular horse owner or second home for those wanting to beat the heat with horses. The location is rural, just 4.9 miles from the plaza, close to everything in Santa Fe, yet private and quiet. Set on 6.1 acres in Sunlit Hills with views of the Sandia Mountains & Cerrillos Hills. A unique Contemporary home; step inside and you are immediately touched by natural light and texture. A true entertaining kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, custom cabinets and full bar. The floor plan flows perfectly from the kitchen, the heart of the home, to the dining area, office, great room, 3 well separated master suites and the 3-car garage. The guest quarters with full kitchen is perfect for extended family. This comfortable home is exquisitely maintained featuring new AC and forced air heating. The grounds and horse facilities are perfect for the Equestrian with a large outdoor arena, pasture turnout w/ cover, custom built 4 stall barn, 12x14 box stalls, 3 with 22 ft runs and 13 ft eave for cover, heated automatic waters, 1400 sqft upstairs loft designed as an art studio with indirect light & north view to the house. The loft has endless possibilities; could be your own bunk house, game room or home office. A enclosed tack room w/bathroom & washing machine for horse items makes a barn complete.

Bob Burbic , Sotheby's International Realty

6.10 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3400 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
Raven Wind Equestrian Guest Ranch in Southern New Mexico Sacramento Mountains

Weed, Otero County, New Mexico


This 80 acre ranch borders the National Forest and has a spacious luxury home, guest house and horse facilities in the Sacramento Mountains at 7000' elevation. Structures were built in 2000, for 12 years the ranch was operated as a guest ranch, spa, horse property. Enjoy bountiful wildlife as you hike, bike, ride, explore on Raven Winds 80 acres and the surrounding hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest or just relax on the 1600 sq. feet of deck.The weather is ideal with periods of snow in the winter followed by mild temperatures and beautiful blue skies. A short 30 miles away enjoy skiing, tubing, snowmobiling in deeper snow. The dark night skies in the Sacramento Mountains are unmatched. This New Mexico mountain range is the home of many public and private observatories. Sit in the hot tub under the Milky Way.

Randy Everett , Blue Canyon Realty

80.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4800 SQ FT
 
$1,395,000
Northern New Mexico Equestrian Opportunity

San Jose, San Miguel County, New Mexico


Exceptional and masterfully constructed 2400 sq. ft. architecturally designed log cabin on 113 private wooded acres offers all the modern amenities of home within the 6000-acre gated equestrian community of Ranchos Del Rito. Located app. 45 minutes east of Santa Fe near the Santa Fe National Forest, Pecos Wilderness and historic Rowe Mesa, the “El Pino” property on the original Flying Diamond Ranch is 1 of only 20 residential tracts in Ranchos del Rito and includes access to a 2500-acre conservation and riding easement with stunning canyon and mesa views. The cabin is nestled within a wide, Ponderosa-pine-enclosed clearing along the cottonwood and deciduous tree-lined banks of El Rito Creek. All that is needed is a barn/stables for the horses to make this another equestrian dream come true.

Roxanne Apple & Johnnie Gillespie , Sotheby's International Realty

113.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT

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