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9000 acres in Chaves County, New Mexico

penasco road, Mayhill, New Mexico 88339 - Chaves County
$4,300,000 9000 Acres
Property ID 1133933


We are pleased to have obtained an exclusive listing on the historic and unique Rio Penasco Ranch. This diverse expanse of 9,000 total acres is located in what is known as the boot-hill of southwestern Chaves County. It is the heart of the historical Hinkle C Bar Ranch. No doubt the ranch and dependable Rio Penasco were frequently visited by Native Americans, explores, cattlemen, and bandits, such as Tustell, Hinkle, Billy the Kid, and the Mescalero Apache.

Today Rio Penasco Ranch is privately controlled with only a lucky few invited to enjoy the diverse resources of the great river ranch.

Rio Penasco Ranch located on the eastern foothills of the Sacramento Mountains is controlled with 5,000 deeded acres and has roughly a three mile stretch of one of southern New Mexicos premier private trout streams. This river ranch has some serious water and great fishing.

Rio Penasco Ranch is remote yet not isolated; Artesia and Alamogordo are 55 miles, Cloudcroft 39 miles, and El Paso 125 miles. The ranch has excellent access via U.S. Highway 82 is Penasco, Chaves County. Imagine exceptional trout water less than an hour drive from Artesia, within southeastern New Mexico.

This ranch contains 9,000 total acres comprised of 5,000 deeded acres more or less and 4,000 federal BLM lease acres. The land area extends across 14 sections of diverse and scenic mountainous rangeland.

Rio Penasco is supplied by vast water shed. Its origins are from the high sierras of the sacred Sacramento Mountains which drains easterly towards the Pecos River. Snow melt, seasonal rains, and large volume springs charge this perennial mountain stream.

The Mesilla Valley Fly Fishing Club has historically leased up stream water developing notable catch and release trout waters enhanced by stocking the stream with feisty Brown and Rainbow Trout.

Rio Penasco Ranch river bottomland and vast upland rangesites thrive with mule deer, Barbary sheep, turkey, with occasional bear and elk. This is also important rangeland historically utilized for livestock grazing supporting up to 150 animal units yearlong. The ranch is fenced and cross fenced into 10 pastures. U.S. Highway 82 divides the ranch into two distinct land areas. Livestock water is supplied by two shallow high volume water wells equipped with electric submersible pumps. These wells supply the entire ranch with over 100,000 linear feet of black plastic fasline for water delivery to a multiple of storages and water troughs. Structural improvements include the highway all metal barn with enclosed apartment.

Hidden from view is Oak Grove camp ground. This beautiful riverside park is sheltered beneath massive oak trees guarded with a towering limestone wall ascending from the Penasco. Oak Grove is a fishermans haven complete with RV camp hookups, electric service, lights, and a domestic water supply with hydrants.

The mountain range sites are rise from the river at 5,300 feet climbing to 6,100 feet across limestone hills, canyons, and uplands. Vegetation includes many grasses, juniper, and pion pine. The scenic river valley is cloaked with cottonwood, willow, and walnut trees.

Rio Penasco Ranch is a rare opportunity to purchase a substantial ranch property with a quality trout stream. The four seasons are mild and with plentiful sunshine providing an open calendar of days for your choice of use and enjoyment. This year round use and ease of access is unique. Most generally comparable trout water is limited to seasonal use and extreme winter weather conditions.

Rio Penasco Ranch is reasonably priced at $4,300,000.00, Cash, AS IS.

If youve ever dreamed of owning a river ranch or a special retreat for family and friends. Hasnt the time come to fulfill those dreams? After all, havent you earned it?

Take time and opportunity to see this beautiful river ranch. You will be surprised! Rio Penasco Ranch is a treasure and destined to become a legacy ranch for the benefit of future generations.


Barn Information
Electric to Barn
Equipment Barn


Lot Description
River Front
Water/Lake Front

Number of Wells

Property Type

All Weather Road

Common Features
Private Lake/Pond

Mule Deer
Whitetail Deer

Fenced for Cattle
Fenced for Horses

Present Use

Proposed Use
Residential Single


Pipe Line
Water Lines

Land Type

Number of Ponds (water 1-5 acres)

Property Tax Exemption

Road Frontage Desc
U.S. Highway

Type of Fence
Barbed Wire

Tax Data (Show Tax Data)

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