Dog Canyon Ranch

The Dog Canyon Ranch:  $2,200,000.00 (approx. $440 a deeded acre).

Freedom Outfitters Realty, LLC is proud to offer for sale the Dog Canyon Ranch in NE New Mexico.  The Dog Canyon Ranch is located in the extreme southwestern corner of Harding County, about 20 miles west of the small community of Logan or approximately 20 miles SE of the small community of Mosquero, NM.  This location would be well-defined as “The middle of nowhere!”.  

The ranch contains approximately 5,000 deeded acres, more or less, and 1,246.11 state lease acres, more or less.  As you will see by studying the attached map and google earth image, the State Land is “scattered or intermingled” within the Ranch; again with no public access to the State Lands.  This enables the ranch to function as if it were 100% deeded.  Attached map and images are for reference only and an agreement/survey will need to be made between seller and buyer of exact boundaries containing the approximately 5,000 deeded acres.  This ranch is currently ran as part of the sellers much larger ranch and is being sectioned out for sale.     

Exceptional scenic character is one of the first thoughts that come to mind when one first views this ranch; the rugged, rock lined canyons and rim rocks and tremendous panoramic views of the  lower bordering grass plains, all combine to allow the owner a feeling of “grandeur” and “solitude”.  Ideal wildlife habitat is present on virtually every acre of the ranch.  Comprised of mesa land formations with numerous intermittent canyons and predominant rim rocks combine to create this dramatic topography.  Vegetation includes: a wide variety of grasses; Black Grama, Blue Grama, Sideoats Grama, several Bluestems, Buffalo Grass, New Mexico Feathergrass, etc.,  browses include primarily Oak Brush, along with Apache Plume, Four-wing Saltbush, Winter Fat,  Mormon Tea and Mountain Mahogany.  Trees are mainly Juniper (commonly called Cedars) Trees and some Pinon Pine Trees.  Also found are Mesquite, various Cactus plants and annual weeds.  This wide range of plants combine to provide a good balance of vegetation for the wildlife for forage and for protection.  
Elevation varies constantly from  acre to acre.  The highest point on the ranch is 5000 feet and the lowest is 4,400 feet.  But numerous intermittent canyon bottoms to mesa ridges are again, constant thorough-out the ranch and they range in elevation from 50 feet to 150 feet.  The predominant mesa rim is close to 4,900 feet in elevation and creates the major visual characteristic of this region for many miles.  This land formation is a portion of the extreme southeastern area of the “Las Vegas Plateau”.  This Plateau is formed from the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of north-central New Mexico to the lower plains of east-central New Mexico.  The formation rises 300 to 700 feet from the lower plains to the rim of the Plateau for well over 150 miles as it meanders from just southwest of the community of Las Vegas to the east and basically evens out in the general area southwest of Clayton. The climate, vegetation, growing season and precipitation varies dramatically from the lower plains to the higher points on top of the Plateau. 

 The dramatic terrain combined with the wide variety of highly nutritious, mixed vegetation creates a ideal habitat for wildlife.  The area in general supports a very wide range of big game animals including Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Bear, Mountain Lion, Barbary Sheep and Elk along with smaller game being Coyotes, Rabbits and birds including Turkey, Quail, Dove and Ducks.  Please see the above pics to view some of the wildlife at one dirt pond on the property.  The pictures were taken during February and March of 2018.  The current owner has never signed up with NM Dept. of Game and Fish for elk license but future owners can sign up if they choose.  Elk sightings are on the increase.  Keep in mind, in addition to this wide array of hunting opportunities, Ute Lake is only about 20 miles away providing fishing and boating activities, which are not that common in New Mexico.

 Water is provided by three wells equipped with windmills.  A fourth well is present at the historic headquarters area; this well has not been pumped in many years and the history of its’ production is not known.  However, the presence of a swimming pool at the house makes one believe it was at one time a good strong well.  There are also over 18 dirt tanks on the ranch that usually provide good supplemental water. 


There is an old home with several outbuildings and barn on the property as seen in the pictures above.  However, the headquarters was abandoned back in the 1960’s and is in very poor condition and not currently inhabitable.  The ranch is currently assessed with the county as a livestock grazing land and taxes are about 10 cents per acre.  The State Lease costs less than $1,200 per year.   There is electric and telephone services available to the ranch. 


50% of and mineral rights owned by the seller will transfer.  All wind, water and solar rights will transfer with the property. 

 Direct access to the ranch is very limited which adds to the privacy and once there, the solitude of the property.  We might mention that the vast majority of this general region is comprised of large (20,000 acre to 300,000 acre) cattle ranches with very few towns of any size.  As a result, not many roads are present in this region of the state, especially paved highways.  State Highway 39 is the only paved highway servicing the immediate area.  To access the ranch from the South, take State Highway 39 from Logan, go north for only about 3 miles toward Mosquero, then  go west on “Trigg Road” a county maintained road for about 17 miles; at this point a private bladed road across the current owners larger ranch provides the main and only insurable access to the ranch.  Go for about another 3 miles to the extreme south end of the Dog Canyon Ranch.  The seller will provide documented and insurable easement across current land to access The Dog Canyon Ranch.  There are “no” public roads that access any point or part of The Dog Canyon Ranch.  From the North on HWY 39 turn at old church of Gallegos just West of Ute Creek and go South on county maintained road for approx. 10 miles and then turn right on Trigg Road and continue to ranch as described above. 

The Seller would like to discuss with the Buyer the feasibility of placing restrictions on the ranch which would limit future “small” divisions of the ranch. 

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Qualifying Broker: Cody Hazen

PO Box 6

Roy, NM 87743


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