Nestled in the northern foothills of the “dormant” Capulin Volcano lies a special 740 deeded acre property we call the Doherty Folsom Tract. This acreage has spectacular views in all directions and is adjacent to the historical community of Folsom. This quaint town is about 45 minutes east of Raton, New Mexico via US Highway 64 to Capulin, then north on State Highway 325. The Doherty Folsom Tract has desirable access, as it adjoins State Highway 325.
The tract is mostly rectangular in shape and lies at approximately 6,500 feet in elevation. The terrain varies from rolling mesa country and side slopes, to small grass filled valleys. Because of the ancient volcanic activity in the area, much of the property has malpai (volcanic) rock outcrops, with sandstone found on the ridge tops. The entire acreage is in native pasture with a blend of piñon-juniper pine and oak brush scattered throughout. The forage on the Doherty Folsom Tract is comprised of strong grama grass varieties that provide good weight gains for seasonally grazed cattle on the property. The tree cover and grass forage also provide protection and feed the wildlife that live on, and pass through the property. Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, turkey and an occasional elk can be found on the property at various times of the year.
Views of Johnson Mesa, Sierra Grande, and the Capulin Volcano add to the desirability of this beautiful parcel. Homesites with great views can be found at many locations on this scenic tract.
Permanent water is provided by a windmill and water quality is good. The entire parcel is fenced with 4 and 5 strand barb wire. It should be noted that approximately 15 acres along the east boundary of the ranch are located within a neighbor’s pasture. Moving the fence would be required to fence in this small acreage amount.
The Doherty Folsom Tract is realistically priced at $1,000 per acre. If you have been searching for the perfect getaway, recreational/retirement tract located in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico, you need to come see this property.