15th Jul, 2016

Major Price Reduction! Nicely Improved Socorro County, NM Ranch Offering Good Combination of Deeded and State/Federal Lease Lands


SO Headquarters Ranch – Socorro County, New Mexico

4,371.04 ± Deeded Acres along with approximately 21,000 State and Federal Lease Acres
6,400 ± Acres NM State Lease, 8,273 ± Acres BLM, 6,200 ± Acres USFS

Location: The SO Headquarters Ranch is located approximately 20 miles south of Magdalena, or approximately 45 miles southwest of Socorro.

History: This ranch continuously served as the headquarters of the historic SO, which stretched for over 400 square miles in the early 1900’s. Now, this ranch encompasses an approximate total of 25,400 acres of the western and southern slopes of the pinon, juniper and ponderosa pine covered Magdalena Mountain Range and is operated as a cow calf and hunting ranch.

Terrain: Terrain on the ranch varies from undulating open grama grass plains on the south to rolling pinon and juniper hillsides in the central and northwest with ponderosa pine in the eastern canyon. Elevations on the ranch vary from 5,500′ on the south to 7,200′ at the top of Squaw Peak.

The ranch is fenced into eight pastures and traps. Interior and exterior fencing is comprised generally of four and five strand barbed wire. Aluminum and wire gates or cattle guards and two track roads provide access to all major pastures on the ranch. Fencing is functional and is considered to be in good to fair condition.

Water: The water system on the SO Headquarters Ranch is primarily supplied by six wells which strategically located on the ranch. These wells service all of the drinkers through an interconnected pipeline system. Two new wells, a 20+ gpm on the south and a 25 gpm at the headquarters new home assure that water will always be available. In addition, the ranch has several natural springs connected to pipeline systems assisting and or supplying water for livestock and wildlife. Finally, there are also several large stock tanks scattered throughout the ranch.

Improvements: The SO Headquarters Ranch is improved with a new, very modern, two bedroom, two bath owner’s home, a historic lodge, ranch manager’s home, hunter’s quarters, metal insulated shop, storage and tack room and livestock sheds, and corrals with scales.

Structures on the ranch are well suited to provide an owner with both livestock grazing, employee and hunting guests or patrons housing on an as needed basis. The 5 bedroom main headquarters lodge has been well maintained over the years and is considered to be a unique asset to the ranch.

The improvements have been maintained and definitely show pride of ownership.

Remarks: The Magdalena and the San Mateo Mountain Ranges both have peaks over 10,000′ in altitude. Their snowcapped peaks are spectacular in winter months. To the south lie the desert mountain ranges of the Fra Cristobal and the rugged Caballos both near Truth or Consequences, NM. More commonly known as T or C, this small community is home to New Mexico’s largest lake providing recreation in many forms.

In summary, the SO Headquarters Ranch has it all for the owner looking for a scenic livestock ranch. This working livestock ranch is priced to sell on today’s market.

If you have been searching for a beautiful legacy ranch of a reasonable price for you and your family, which has significant cattle and hunting income potential, this offering deserves your attention.

Price: Major Price Reduction! $3,950,000


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Adjoining USFS Muleshoe Allotment! 19,560 ± Acres

Can be purchased separate or together! More info on our website!


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