Felix River Ranch
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THE LAY OF THE LAND

In its entirety, Felix River Ranch stretches across the expansive New Mexico landscape for a total of 54,600 acres, making it a rare opportunity to own and operate a highly desirable, productive land mass. The terrain offers an incredible diversity of possibilities in regard to land, wildlife, livestock grazing, income potential, horseback riding, recreational and eco-tourism activities, and more. The wide-open sky is truly the limit.

THE LAND MANAGEMENT ALLOTMENTS

A highly desirable aspect of the ranch is the control of the bordering leasable BLM and state land, which brings it to its impressive operational size. These various land tenures combine to provide a prime cattle ranching operation and an investment opportunity with supreme flexibility and use, at minimal costs. 

Broken into two grazing allotments for efficiency and ease of use, each unit has a specific AU carrying capacity, as well as its own set number of pastures and traps. The lease terms are generally 5-year terms for NM State Leases and 10-year agreements for BLM leased lands, and the lessee has the preferential right of renewal when the lease terms expire.

TERRAIN

Located in Southeast, NM, known for its ideal climate, wide-open spaces, productive pastures, and rugged terrain, the ranch stretches through a diverse and fascinating landscape of pastures and grasslands, undulating rolling hills, canyons, draws, into steeper elevations, becoming rockier and rougher, as it enters the magnificent foothills of the Sacramento Mountains. Ponds and arroyos throughout the unit hold water for much of the year providing drinking locations for livestock and wildlife.

PASTURES

With highly productive year-round pastures and grasslands, and a mild climate, livestock raising is a natural fit in Eastern New Mexico, and at Felix River Ranch. Cattle have become the primary livestock of the market area ranches.

The numerous pastures and traps across the length of the ranch are productive and sustainable with a rotational grazing system in place. Maintenance and annual operating costs are low, the yield is high, and the cattle thrive on the open-range with a largely grass-fed diet. 

The vegetation includes an excellent variety of grasses, spring weeds, and browses throughout the units and pastures. 

HUNTING & TWO WILD GAME PARKS

In an area famous for its quality animals, the ranch is home to a thriving population of wildlife and provides some of the best game and bird hunting in the region.

Heightening the hunting experience at the Felix River Ranch, are two non-contiguous Class A Game Parks loaded with prize wild game animals.

The parks are located within the boundaries of the Squaw Canyon Unit and consist of 3,098 and 3,200 acres each, and are maintained for hunting income on the subject. The parks primarily feature trophy mule deer, Barbary Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk, and Pronghorn Antelope. 

Homes, dwellings and outbuildings

The Felix River Ranch provides a variety of homes and dwellings to comfortably maintain the various needs of the working-ranch life. 

Each section of the ranch has its own headquarters with a number of dwellings and buildings tailored to the operation. The main lodge of the entire property is conveniently located in an east central location.

The Main Lodge

Custom-designed and built, this 4,000-square-foot Southwest-inspired manor, nestles into the serene landscape with an air of quiet grandeur. 

Serving as the main lodge at Felix River Ranch, the residence provides 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and office, and includes the main house, courtyard and patios, garage/carport and outbuildings.

Constructed in classic Pueblo Revival style, the residence features design elements unique to the era, including thick-battered, efficient adobe-style walls, accented with classic wooden beams and corbels, and detailed woodwork.

Surfaces of lustrous plaster, textured stucco, and cool tilework contribute to the rustic, yet regal lodge ambience. Earthy hickory, oak and mesquite add warmth and depth, with thoughtful dedication to authenticity.

Also significant are Territorial-inspired windows, hand-crafted doors, vintage-style hardware and light fixtures. Highlights include the intricate statement-chandelier, tile-crafted fireplaces, and round accent windows, for added light and ambience in the main areas.

The residence boasts a grand living room and stately adjoining dining room with fireplaces at each end adding inviting seasonal warmth. The living area features doors that open to the scenic views and natural setting, blending the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

An adjoining kitchen features artisan tilework, a breakfast area, custom cabinets, and a pantry for added space. 

 Wings stretching out from the central area include a gracious master bedroom, and an additional bedroom with views from every window. 

Enveloping the residence are wonderful outdoor living spaces, including an entry courtyard and walled patios, each of which has been thoughtfully positioned for utmost enjoyment of the natural light, inspiring views and tranquil surroundings. 

From many spots in the estate you can take in unobstructed views of the glorious New Mexico sunrises and sepia-toned sunsets as they cast their light through the valley.

At the end of the day, it’s the exceptional quality, unique features, well-crafted details, historic touches, and Southwest charm, that make the Lodge an exquisite full-time residence or vacation home.

A variety of homes and dwellings are located within each ranch unit to optimally serve the livestock operation. 

Extensive construction planning has produced a unique blend of efficiency, practicality and utility, with many amenities not available to other ranching enterprises. 

In combination with an ideal, beautiful location, The Felix River Ranch provides an incomparable ranching experience. 

Dwellings in each section can include:

  • A headquarters and/or foreman’s home
  • Family dwellings and/or guest homes
  • Worker’s residences or bunkhouses
  • Garages, car ports, storage or outbuildings
  • Hunting lodges or quarters

DETAILS

The headquarters of the ranching operation is located on the Felix River North Unit which is situated in the east central portion of the ranch. This unit consists of 5,234.82 deeded acres, 1,600 State leased acres, and 15,373 BLM leased acres.  

Felix River North. The headquarters consists of a  hunting lodge and several support buildings along with foreman’s home. The hunting lodge is used to house the annual fee hunters on the ranch. The Felix River unit is separated into nine major pastures and 3 traps. Eight operable submersible livestock wells (which average 500' in depth), provide water to multiple drinker locations. 1.25 inch poly pipe transport water from the livestock wells to water storage tanks, which is then gravity flowed to the drinkers. There are livestock handling facilities located at the headquarters to sort/ship cattle and sheep. Terrain of the Felix River units is primarily undulating. Canyons and draws traverse much of the unit. The Felix River runs through a portion of the western part of the ranch. This river is more of an arroyo type drainage as it only runs during heavy rainfalls, but holds water for extended periods.

The Squaw Canyon Ranch adjoins the Felix River North allotment to the West. This Unit consists of 19,299.41 deeded acres and 13,099 BLM leased acres. This unit is one of two BLM units that has controlled public access, meaning the county road maintenance ends at the locked unit gates, restricting public vehicle access - a very desirable aspect in the market area. Also unique to the Squaw Canyon Unit is the total land mix of the unit being comprised of only 40% leased land - as the other units of the subject have a land mix of at least 65% leased land.  Access to this unit is possible from HWY 13 to Squaw Canyon Road, then 5 miles west on a county maintained gravel road. The headquarters location consists of a two family dwellings, a bunk house, several support barns, and livestock corrals and scales. The Unit consists of 12 pastures and traps. Nine submersible (eight electric, one solar) livestock wells provide water to the unit. Well depths average 600'. Two non-contiguous Class A Game Parks are located within the boundaries of the Squaw Canyon Unit. These parks consist of 3,098 and 3,200 acres each, and are maintained for hunting income on the subject. The parks were constructed around 2003 and consist of 8' woven wire on 2 7/8ths inch posts with drive through access gates.. Types of wildlife species permitted in each park is controlled by the NM Game and Fish. Terrain of Squaw Canyon is rough, with portions inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Several arroyos throughout the unit provide seasonal drinking location for livestock.

Fences are consistent throughout all of the Units, and consist of woven sheep wire with two strand barbed wire in average to good condition. Interior access throughout the units is provided by a combination of county maintained roads and two tract ranch roads - typical of the market area. Sheep ranches historically dominated this area in New Mexico, and even though many sheep are still grazed in this country in and around the subject, cattle have become the primary livestock of the market area ranches.

Grazing Leases:

The Felix River Ranch consists of two BLM allotments or units. Each unit is operated separately as each unit has a specific grazing preference statement.  The allotments (or units) include the Felix River North and  Squaw Canyon Unit. Each unit was left as its own allotment by the BLM for ease of management.

Unit Deeded State BLM Total Acres AU

Felix River Ranch North

5,234.81 1,600 15,373 22,207.82 512
Squaw Canyon Ranch 19,299.44 - 13,099 32,398.44 852
TOTALS 24,534.25 1,600 28,472 54,606.26 1,364