About Picacho Ranch- Sold, But We have more
Picacho Ranch contains 141.6 deeded acres divided into three separate tracts. It also includes the right of first refusal on a 9.5 acre contiguous parcel. The importance and value of this small ranch being surrounded by the Diamond A Ranch cannot be overstated. Because the Diamond A surrounds Picacho, a constant supply of game and fish is assured and the Diamond A takes care of all the hunter/trespass management. It is like being surrounded by national forest, only better, because the only people with access to the surrounding lands are those authorized by the Diamond A.
Most importantly, this ranch includes an absolutely gorgeous stretch of the Rio Hondo and boasts some excellent fly fishing for native brown trout. In addition to the fishing, Picacho has abundant mule deer, Barbary sheep, turkey, and a few pheasant.
Picacho Ranch is largely level, irrigable farmland divided into three pastures. This ranch also includes 112.15 acres of irrigation water rights that divert upstream on the Rio Hondo. The priority dates for these water rights are 1867 and 1868. These are some of the oldest water rights in the Valley and offer the greatest protection against the inability to use them. These water rights are some of the most valuable in southern New Mexico!
Access to Picacho Ranch is easy, just off U.S. Highway 70. Picacho is located approximately 40 miles west of Roswell, New Mexico, and approximately 30 miles east of the resort community of Ruidoso. The proximity of these two communities means that all of the recreational amenities of Ruidoso are very close by, and all of the conveniences of the larger community of Roswell are nearby as well.
This ranch is private and quiet. It has towering cottonwood trees along the irrigation ditches and the Rio Hondo in addition to a small orchard. Picacho Ranch has one productive domestic well and some storage facilities. There is no home on Picacho, but there are numerous beautiful, level home sites available; all with outstanding views. There are also two very good sets of cattle working pens on the property.
The Picacho Ranch is unique, rare, and beautiful. It feels much larger than its acreage indicates because of the lack of development on the surrounding Diamond A. No light pollution means crystal-clear night skies with outstanding visibility.
This ranch is offered by New Mexico Ranch World for $2,200,000. Call us to arrange a showing. You will be glad you did.