Alamo Canyon Ranch


Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 8.32.08 PMAddress: E024 Alamo Canyon Road
County: Lincoln
City: Hondo
State:New Mexico

Alamo Canyon Ranch is a 2,300 deeded acre mountain foothills ranch located outside Ruidoso near Tinnie. This large block of private land is located in an area of predominately private land ownership that is seldom offered for sale.


Alamo Canyon Ranch is the Wild West at some of its wildest.  The property has been used for hunting since the Clovis Culture.  Clovis artifacts have been found on the ranch. Because it is private property, artifact hunting is acceptable.  The location is perfect for astronomy, with no light pollution.  What is called high country, the night sky is like something out of a science fiction movie.  It is rugged, prone to flash floods, has water, power, and killer WiFi thanks to a line-of-sight Verizon 4G tower located next to the property.   It is perfect for hunting and camping.  Wild, we do not allow anyone on the property who is not wearing a side-arm and has a shot-gun with them.  There are snakes, bear, elk, mountain lion, wild cats, deer, (champion status) Barbary sheep and (if you believe that sort of thing) a local Bigfoot or two.

There are no limits on recreation, shooting, or activity including mountain bikes, off-roading, trail bikes, hiking, survival training, and communing with nature.  If you are into survivalist prepping, this is the PERFECT property and PERFECT location.  It would be great for a hunting lodge, retreat, or even working with the NM Film Commission as a movie location.

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Location and Access

Alamo Canyon Ranch rises north from Alamo Canyon into the rugged limestone foothills of the Sacramento Mountains. The upland interior, reaches elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level, providing a vast view shed of the surrounding mountains and dominate peaks comprised of Sierra Blanca, El Capitan Mountain Range, and Pajarito Peak.

Access to the site is south off U.S. Highway 70/380 via Alamo Canyon Road, E024, thence driving over the Rio Hondo Silver bridge thereafter approximately seven miles to the ranch entry. This is gravel surface county road. All ranch roads and trails are primitive jeep and ATV type roadways. Alamo Canyon Road traverses the southern boundary for approximately one mile. Ruidoso and Roswell are under a one hour commute.

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Topography and Climate

Topography is predominately steep rocky limestone hills with several canyons and rocky arroyos. Alamo Canyon and Wahalee Canyon are the predominate drainages. The range site is comprised of pion, juniper, and cedar woodlands with an understory of many resilient native grasses, shrubs, and cactus.

The climate zone is semi-arid within a locational transition of high desert foothills to mountain land. Average annual precipitation is 14 inches to include snow. Most days are full sun with clear star bright nights. Temperatures are mild seldom exceeding the mid 90s for summer highs with pleasant cool night temperatures. Winter night temperatures will fall below 32F from November through March with day time temperatures typically rising into the pleasant 50s and 60s. The climate is ideal for year round outdoor activity.

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Alamo Canyon Ranch has minimal improvements comprised of electric service, a shallow water well, water pipeline, fencing, and private access roads. The beauty of this scenario is that you do not have to deal with pre-existing outdate infrastructure. The water well is located adjacent to Alamo Canyon. This strong well is equipped with an electric submersible pump and large volume open top steel water storage tank. Water is pumped through a plastic water pipeline to the property interior providing livestock and wildlife water. All roads and trails are primate jeep and ATV routes. The ranch has perimeter fence, some of which is down or in need of repair.

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Wildlife and Land Use

This region of Lincoln County is renowned for quality big game hunting. The general area is a prolific mule deer and Barbary sheep habitat, to include frequent sightings of elk. Other wildlife includes bear, lion, coyotes, quail, many birds, and raptors.

The private land status of the ranch provides a multiple of land use opportunities. Game management, hunting, wildlife conservation, livestock grazing, recreation, and rural residential construction are all feasible land uses. The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has private land use incentive programs designed to enhance game habitat, private land hunting, and recreation. Range improvement plans and several cost share plans are available to qualified applicants through the USDA-NRCS.

The ranch has historically leased to adjacent land owners for livestock grazing and hunting.

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Real Estate Taxes and Utilities

Real estate taxes for the property are low and not detrimental to land ownership. Annual taxes paid are approximately $896.00. Electric service is provided by the Otero County Electric Coop.

Alamo Canyon Ranch is a nice block of deeded land with good road access. The site has electric service and strong operational water well. The mountainous location supports a good wildlife community and recreation opportunity. This property must be sold and is offered at an affordable attractive cash price.

Alamo Canyon Ranch is priced at $1500.00 per deeded acre,

$3,450,000.00 cash, as is!

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