Cottonwood Springs is a beautiful, high desert working cattle ranch located approximately 28 miles north of Lordsburg, New Mexico in Grant County.  With a carrying capacity of +/-350 CYL, the ranch consists of a total of 13,605 acres which includes a combination of 1,629+/- deeded acres, 5,839+/- state lease acres, 3,400+/- acres of BLM allotments and a 2,737+/- acre U.S. Forest Service allotment. The ranch is well improved with interior and exterior fences, working cattle facilities and exceptional water improvements. 

The headquarters provides a beautiful scenery of the Gila River Valley with views of the Burro Mountains and the Redrock Basin. Housing includes a well maintained and nicely updated 1999 Palm Harbor (28’x68’) modular home with an attached carport. The home has a split floor plan with a large kitchen with dining area, a very large open living area with fireplace. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room and an office. There is also a well maintained mobile home (16’x60’) with one master bedroom and guest bedroom and bathroom for use as guesthouse or employee housing. Located on headquarters is a 30’x60’ shop with concrete floor and a 32’x40’ hay barn. There is a  large set of well-built pipe corrals at headquarters, scales, a permanent loading chute and a squeeze chute. A 160’x225’ roping arena is in the process of being built.

The grazing leases include two year-around BLM allotments: #01513 is a total of 580 acres and is rated for 108 AUM’s; #01022 is a total of 2,820 acres and is rated for 584 AUM’s. The Forest Service allotment # 00730 is rated for 525 AUM’s, and is rested every third year. The current grazing fees are:  New Mexico State lease (GM 2688) cost for 2022 was $4,200 and is adjustable based upon the cattle market. BLM Lease fees were $450.00. The Forest Service fees are $1.41 per AUM and are paid based upon actual use. 

Road access is controlled by the deeded land limiting the majority of public access to the ranch. The majority of the ranch is accessible by one main road and numerous 4WD/UTV roads. The Forest Service allotment is bordered on its north side by the Gila River. Drift fences are used to keep cattle off the river in the few places where access may be possible. 

The ranch is divided by five pastures with several traps. The fencing is in very good condition and there are numerous working corrals and branding pens located throughout the ranch. The ranch is well watered by six wells varying in depth from 13 ft. to 365 ft. There is over 20,000 feet of pipeline feeding numerous storage tanks and drinkers on the BLM, State and private lands. Most of the wells have windmills which are retired from use due to the installation of submersible electric pumps. Two of the pumps are connected to electrical service and the remaining are run by solar panels. There are also a number of dirt tanks and permanent and intermediate springs throughout the ranch. The Forest Service allotment is watered by three dirt tanks which makes this allotment unusable during dry years. Improvements to extend the ranch pipelines onto the forest with a storage tank and drinkers would easily resolve this issue.

The ranch topography transitions from rolling hills of the Gila River valley on its west side to rugged range in the Burro Mountains on the east side. The headquarters sit at 4,100’ in elevation. The remaining elevations on the ranch range up to 6,100’ on its east side.

The ranch has a wide variety of vegetation to support both livestock and wildlife. Grasses include various gramma varieties, white thorn, love grass, Arizona cotton top, tabosa, bush muhly, and curly and vine mesquite; browse includes mesquite, scrub oak, mahogany, apache plume, chamisa, white sage and cat claw.

There is a variety of wildlife that passes through or lives on the ranch includes mule deer, elk, coues deer, mountain lion, black bear, coyotes in addition to various small mammals and many bird species including large populations of gambel quail. 

The Cottonwood Springs Ranch is a scenic, well maintained working cattle ranch that offers a manageable cattle operation with privacy, good water and for the hunter in you a recreational paradise.

LOCATION: The Cottonwood Springs Ranch is located in Red Rock, New Mexico which is  28 miles north of Lordsburg, New Mexico.

LAND TENURE: A total of 13,605 acres including 1,629+/- deeded acres, 5,839+/- state lease acres, 3,400+/- acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allotments and a 2,737+/- acre (USFS) allotment

ELEVATION: Ranges from 4,100’ – 6,100’

WILDLIFE: Mule Deer, Couse Deer, Elk, Mountain Lion, Black Bear, Coyote along with  numerous small mammals and many bird species including large populations of gambel quail.

VEGETATION: Grasses include various gramma varieties, bush muhly, and curly and vine mesquite; browse includes mesquite, scrub oak, mahogany, apache plume, chamisa, white sage white thorn, love grass, Arizona cotton top, tabosa, and cat claw.

CLIMATE: A typical year for rainfall would be 14 inches and 2 inches for snow. Summer highs range in the low 90’s with winter lows in the 20’s.

UTILITIES: Electricity is serviced by Duncan Valley Electric. Propane tanks are owned.

ANNUAL TAXES AND FEES: 2022 Property taxes $565.00; BLM Lease fees $450.00 and State Lease fees $4,200. 

PRICE/TERMS: $3,100,000 Cash

**Cattle are available by separate treaty.

 

For More Information

 
Tamra Kelly
Cell: (928) 830-9127
E-mail: tamra@aglandssw.com

*This information was obtained from sources deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by the broker. Prospective buyers should check all the facts to their satisfaction. The property is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdraw.