The Alamita Canyon Ranch is a spectacular 10,000 acre ranch, one of the premier hunting/recreation/cattle properties in northeastern New Mexico.
The Canadian River runs for five miles through the heart of the ranch sculpting a 600-foot deep canyon with sheer stone cliffs, finger-like side canyons surrounded by arroyos, mesas and plateaus. The river is lined by giant cottonwoods, box elder, willows and elms, while a variety of other species thrive on the high ground. Along with the river, numerous dirt tanks, ponds and two lakes coupled with a piping system from three excellent wells in the canyon provide a dual water supply for livestock and wildlife.
The ranch won the prestigious Mesa Conservation District Award in 2018 for development of the water resources and grazing and wildlife habitat enhancement.
Recreational opportunities abound on the ranch.
The ranch is home to elk, Barbary sheep, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, bobcats, ringtail cats and Merriam turkey. The hunting for these game species is as good as can be found in this part of New Mexico.
A 70-mile network of roads and trails with endless, breath-taking vistas offer an opportunity for horseback riding, ATVing, rock crawling, hiking, and mountain biking.
The fishing in the river for catfish and large mouth bass is excellent.
The improvements are the finest, exquisitely maintained and include a secluded owner’s home overlooking the canyons with an outdoor Jacuzzi and a horse barn and outdoor riding arena. The manager’s house is at the headquarters in the canyon, along with a fully equipped shop, hunter’s quarters, a storage barn, a hay shed, carports, fuel tanks and cake storage.
A well organized cattle operation utilizes four large pastures in rotation with spring calving in the canyon. In an average year the ranch will comfortably support 150 cow-calf pairs.
THE CANADIAN RIVER
For millennia the Canadian River has shaped the land that is now the Alamita Canyon Ranch. The river runs 906 miles through New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma from it source in the peaks in southeastern Colorado. For thousands of years it has drawn Native Americans to its game-rich canyon and surrounding areas. Archeological evidence of a robust Native American presence in years past abounds on the ranch. The ranch encompasses five miles of both sides of the river with a lush river bottom skirted by sheer cliffs. Game abounds in the canyon and it offers protection in the winter and spring for calving.
The ranch has four high pastures surrounding the canyon. They are used in rotation for grazing and are easily accessed from ranch roads. All pastures have a dual water system and are fenced. Mother cows are wintered and calved in the canyon. Over 700 acres have been masticated to improve grazing for the cattle and enhance wildlife habitat.
New working facilities are in the canyon near the headquarters, just off Highway 120 with easy in-and-out for cattle trucks. On average, the ranch will comfortably carry 150 cow-calf pairs.
The Alamita Canyon Ranch has it all…for the hunter, the cattle rancher, the off-road adventurer, the equestrian, or anyone just seeking the beauty and solitude of the canyon country. The improvements are the finest, meticulously maintained, and beautifully functional. The infrastructure has been thoughtfully designed to support a streamlined, easily managed cattle operation and to enhance wildlife habitat. Recreational opportunities abound. The vistas are both magnificent and endless. The sunsets enchanting. This is a unique property, one-of-a-kind in the spectrum of western recreational ranches.