Sawmill Canyon Ranch


Property Description

$250K PRICE REDUCTION – The Sawmill Canyon Ranch consists of approximately 10,902 deeded acres and 9,152 BLM lease acres, for a total of 20,054 acres, or 31.3 sections. The ranch is priced as a total ranching unit and not on a per‑acre basis

The House: The main house is a beautiful 5,000 sq. ft., two‑story, five bedrooms, and five‑bath home. There is a large bunkhouse, garage, walk‑in cooler, meat processing room, a shop building and horse barn, working pens, and riding/roping arena. East of headquarters, at Burro Springs, are a horse barn and pens. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced.

Topography: The elevation varies from about 5200’ on the south end to over 8000’ on the west and north portions. The topography varies from grassy plains breaking into moderate pinon/juniper studded canyons, to deep, rugged canyons and high, mountainous type terrain.

Vegetation: The most predominant grasses and browse consist of Blue gramma, Sideoats gramma, Hairy gramma, Sixweeks gramma, Tobosa, Sand dropseed, Oak, Apache Plume, and Mountain mahogany. The range is in excellent condition.

Precipitation: The average annual precipitation varies from 10 to 12 inches in the lower country to 12 to 14 inches on the north end.

Water: The majority of the ranch is watered by a very strong spring that is located just above the north boundary on USDA Forest Service property. The ranch has a water right on this spring that is registered with the State Engineer’s Office. There are four wells on the ranch varying in depth from 100′ to nearly 300′. There is a very extensive watering system in place that serves the entire ranch with a more than adequate supply and distribution of fresh and seasonal water for livestock and wildlife.

Broker’s Comments: There have been two conservation easements placed on the eastern boundary of the ranch property. The easements are intended to protect against future sub-dividing of the land to ensure a whole ranch for generations to come. Together the easements represent 4,515 acres of land. Details of the easement plans are available for prospective buyers’ review.

The Sawmill Ranch is located approximately 100 miles south of Albuquerque, 140 miles north of El Paso, or 25 miles south of Socorro via Interstate 25. The Ranch is accessed via a well-maintained county road to its boundary 11 miles west of Interstate 25, off Exit 124, at San Marcial.

Socorro Municipal Airport serves the area with a 5,841’ paved runway at an elevation of 4,875’.

The County was named for the community of Socorro, NM. Socorro County, with 6,626 square miles, ranks third in size among the state’s 33 counties. The estimated population in 2004 was 18,177. This was an increase of 0.55% from the 2000 census.

The City of Socorro provides most major services including shopping, banking, dining, hardware, farm and ranch supplies, etc. and is home of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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