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Lobo Ranch

MLS Number: NM256756
Price : $22,080,683
Features: Barn, Borders State/BLM Land, Home, Hunting, Lodge, Water Well
Acreage : 46,485.65
State: New Mexico
County: Cibola
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A
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About an hours drive west of Albuquerque, N.M., the Lobo Ranch spreads across 46,485+/- deeded acres of stunningly beautiful landscape marked by large mesas, rock formations, sandstone bluffs, expansive grasslands and open valleys. This working cattle ranch has outstanding recreational and historical attributes, including abundant wildlife and plentiful habitat, and hundreds of archeological sites and ancient petroglyphs.

With elevations that range from approximately 6,100 feet to more than 8,200 feet above sea level, the ranch encompasses several distinct ecosystems that are home to a variety of wildlife from Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer and Barbary sheep to black bears, mountain lions, quail, turkey and upland birds. Seasonal pastures with excellent winter range along the southern and eastern valley slopes favor both cattle and elk. The current owner grazes approximately 300 animal units in an operation that is biased toward wildlife and range preservation.

Improvements include a 3,700-square-foot guest lodge with a large porch and patio with outdoor fireplace, a bunkhouse, managers residence, barns, equipment shop and a helicopter hanger. The ranch is accessible year-round via Cibola County Road 1, a county-maintained gravel road, north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange.

The Facts
~ 46,485+/- deeded acres adjacent to the Marquez Wildlife Area
~ 55 miles west of Albuquerque, N.M.
~ Slightly more than an hour from Sunport, Albuquerques International Airport
~ 53 miles from Grants, N.M., and Grants Municipal Airport
~ Located on Cibola County Road 1, 15 miles north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange
~ Elevation 6,100 ft to 8,200 ft above sea level
~ Situated in Cibola (95%) and Sandoval Counties

~ The Lodge, 3,700 s.f. with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
~ The Bunkhouse, 1,512 s.f. with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
~ Managers residence, Modular home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
~ Equipment Shop, 3,000 s.f.
~ Hay Barn, 3,900 s.f.
~ Helicopter hangar, 40 x 50
~ Horse barn, 1,120 s.f.

~ 20 water wells, including 4 solar powered pumps (quarterly meter reports)
through four year period ends in July file for extension
~ 290 acre feet annually of unperfected water rights
~ 25 miles of water pipeline
~ Numerous earthen stock tanks

Wind, Solar and Minerals
~ All mineral rights currently held by owner convey
~ NextEra Energy operates a wind farm on a high mesa in the northeastern part of the ranch via a lease agreement with Lobo Partners, LLC
~ Public Service Company of New Mexico owns and operates a 116.05-acre
solar farm on the ranch

~ About 55 miles from Albuquerque Sunport International Airport
~ 53 miles from Grants Municipal Airport
~ Dirt airstrip on property approximately 2,600 X 80 - small aircraft usage

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