Purple Rock Ranch
Welcome to the Purple Rock Ranch. Located in Cibola County, just east of Ramah, NM. This unique and diverse 2080 (+,-) acre ranch offering provides quality residential improvements, varied topography from grassland cattle grazing to dark timber country loaded with mature ponderosa pines. If big Mule Deer and Bull Elk are on your wish list this could be the ranch you have been searching for. Elevations range from 7100' in the lower country to 7500' at the adjoining 40,000+ acres of Cibola National Forest and the Zuni Mountains. Annual Rain fall in the area is 15- 18" , seasonal snow fall is approximately 48". Average high temps range from 43-83 degrees and lows from 13-60 degrees. Access to the ranch is 6 miles north of State Hwy 53 via BIA Rd. 135 which is partially maintain by the county.
The main house is a Santa Fe style 3100 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a detached 2 car garage. Features include granite and marble tops, tiled floors, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, kiva fireplaces, wood trim doors and windows, Vigas style ceilings and plenty of windows all wrapped around a center courtyard for relaxing and entertaining. An open floorplan joins the living dining and kitchen areas. The master suite is roomy with separate closet area, dual sinks, built in shelving, a kiva fireplace and a unique marble clad Turkish style bath with towel warmers, multiple shower locations, benches and seating with sauna features. Your own private spa if you will. Surrounding the main house are various courtyards and patios, a fenced garden area, covered equipment storage, fenced chicken coops and dog pens. Gravel drives, rock retaining walls, flower beds, ornamental and native trees put a finish on the place. Utilities include public electric service, a private domestic well, private septic system and propane gas. Just south of the main residence are two small one room cabins for family, friends and or guests to enjoy. Wanting more land and a larger guest house? Adjacent to the main ranch, also bordering National Forest is an additional 90+ acres with an 1800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style guest house and metal shop that could be purchased as well, with an acceptable offer. Further information and photos can be provided upon request.
Hunting and recreational Opportunities:
New Mexico is well known for it's world class Trophy Elk and Mule Deer hunting. The Purple Rock Ranch is located in the NM Big Game unit 10, is enrolled in the state E-Plus Landowner Elk program and generally receives 5-6 Elk permits per year. If big bulls are your passion? you found the right place! Over the last few years several 400"+ bull elk have been harvested on and within the immediate area of the ranch. Mule Deer hunting permits are over the counter, private land and unlimited in quantity. Black bear, Turkey, Mountain Lion and Antelope often frequent the ranch as well. Smaller game include Bobcat, Coyotes, Badgers and Prairie Dogs. Unit 10 Bull Elk tags are bringing $10,000-$15,000 each. Landowners may opt for Ranch Only or Unit Wide permits.
Cattle Operations and Grazing:
The lower country of the Purple Rock Ranch, approximately 1700 acres is ideal for grazing. Perimeter and cross fencing is above average and provides multiple pastures for rotation management. Carrying capacity overall is estimated at 40-50 head year round. The current owner has not over grazed the property and historically runs a small cow/calf herd of 30 head. Water sources for livestock include one well and several earthen water catch tanks as well as several natural ponds throughout. A modest haybarn is located in the southeast section of the ranch. Typical ground cover includes gramma grasses and natural browse. One may choose to graze the upper 300+ acres of timber country although the current owner has reserved this area for wildlife and hunting.
The Ramah New Mexico area is rural in nature, has a very low population density and is surrounded by big views of the many red rock and sandstone bluffs ridges and outcroppings. The Purple Rock Ranch has a headquarters that is located behind locked gates among the mature ponderosa pines for the ultimate privacy with gated access to Cibola National Forest and Zuni Mountains. Seasonal climate conditions are mild in nature, water sources are plentiful and access is easily manageable. Basic goods and services are found within the Ramah area. Grants, New Mexico is approximately 60 miles north and east, Albuquerque, New Mexico and the International Airport are a 2 hour commute to the east.
- small game
- atv trails
- hiking trails
- public land access