2,170± Acres
New Listing
Cibola County, New Mexico

Purple Rock Ranch

ID: 48317
Status: New Listing
Price: $4,400,000
Acres: 2,170±
Price Per Acre: $2,028
Address: 89 Muerto Creek Rd
City, State: Ramah, New Mexico
County: Cibola
ZIP Code: 87321
Presented By: Tony Trujillo
Dwelling Sq Ft: 5,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4


Welcome to the Purple Rock Ranch. Located in Cibola County, just east of Ramah, NM. This unique and diverse 2170 (+,-) deeded 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. 

Primary Residence:

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.   

Guest Home and Cabins:

The 1800+ sq ft, 2 bedroom 2 bath Guest house is just over the ridge from the main headquarters and has it's own private gate into the national forest. Clients, family and friends will find the oversized deck well suited for entertaining or just enjoying the views and wildlife. Additionally, there are two small hunters/caretakers cabins just down the road. 

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. 

Utility Service:

Private wells, septic systems and propane are installed at each housing site. Public electricity runs throughout the ranch and supports all improvements.


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. 

This Property is Co-Listed with Harrigan Land LLC,  Dave and Hunter Harrigan. 



Additional Information


  • bear
  • elk
  • small game
  • turkey


  • atv trails
  • hiking trails
  • public land access

water access

  • creek
  • pond


  • barn
  • fencing
  • pond
  • well
  • other


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