San Ignacio Ranch is a beautiful little recreational ranch property
located 13 miles west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico and 2 miles south of
Interstate Highway 40. The
ranch is made up of 1093.93 deeded acres covered mostly with juniper and
pinion pine trees. A large
valley running northeast to southwest through the middle of the ranch is
bordered by 300’-mesas on each side. The
beautiful mesa country around the San Ignacio Ranch gives the property a lonely and
secluded feel, however; I-40 is only a couple of miles away
with a good road from there into and through the ranch. The old ghost-town of San Ignacio lies just south of the ranch and
can be accessed through the ranch. An
historic Catholic church is still maintained in San Ignacio and is used
forservices on an occasional basis. Electrical
power comes to the church, within easy access of the ranch.
TERRAIN AND VEGATATION: The San Ignacio Ranch’s mesas are nearly 5600’ in elevation
with sandstone, rim-rock walls in some areas and gentle, tree- covered
slopes coming down the mesas in other areas. Huge sandstone boulders are found in many areas of the ranch along
the mesa rims. There are many
shallow holes in these boulders called “Indian Wells” that are formed
as water in the sandstone freezes and thaws. Water pools up in these “Indian Wells” during the rainy season
and provides a drink for birds and wildlife.
grasses on the ranch include blue grama, buffalograss, sideoats grama,
little bluestem and scaton. Oak
brush and scrub oak trees, found throughout the mesas, are a wonderful
food source and bedding area for deer. Big beautiful pinion pine trees grow on the mesa tops and down in
the canyons. The lower part
of the San Ignacio Ranch is laced with wide draws and narrow arroyos, and
the colors of the exposed rock and soils blend together in gorgeous
shades, from bright white to pink to orange.
the last few years on the ranch the owners have hunted, hiked and ridden
ATV’s and thoroughly
enjoyed the recreational aspects of the San Ignacio Ranch. In the process they enhanced their enjoyment of the property by
cutting many roads through the trees, from the bottom to the tops of the
mesas. In 2006 they had a
boundary survey done and subsequently built a new 5-strand barbed wire
fence on T-posts with stays, along the surveyed boundary around the entire
LIVESTOCK: A neighbor
runs cows on the San Ignacio Ranch in conjunction with his larger ranch
next door. There is no
permanent water on the ranch, but an old windmill, presently not
in use, are
situated in an excellent location in about the center of the ranch. Summer rains usually put water into a couple of dirt tanks on the
ranch, and the neighbor’s cattle will use the ranch when tank water is
available. The neighbor has
been paying $1,800 per year for this limited use of the ranch. The range appears to be in good condition.
WILDLIFE: Mule deer live on the ranch and throughout the area, as do blue
quail. The ranch has too much
tree cover for the pronghorn antelope that live in the open grassland not
far from the San Ignacio Ranch.
MINERALS: The owners are unsure of their mineral ownership, but would like
to reserve their mineral interest in the property.
TAXES: Guadalupe County real estate taxes for last year were
PRICE REDUCED! $399,000! SOLD!
COMMENTS: So many beautiful secluded ranch properties are not very
accessible, the San Ignacio Ranch, however, is just 2 miles south of I-40
and less than 2 hours from Albuquerque and Santa
Fe. The recreational
opportunities on the ranch seem unlimited, and new owners could run their
own horses and cattle on the ranch after a new well is drilled. Electrical power is just across the fence in the old ghost-town of
San Ignacio.The San Ignacio
Ranch has many gorgeous home sites, for the owner who might want a quiet
place to retire or a weekend hideout. The present owners of the ranch will not divide or split the
ranch, but at only $400 per acre they shouldn’t have to.If you are looking for a little ranch that is easy to get to and
priced right, you need to let us show you the beautiful San Ignacio Ranch
near Santa Rosa, New Mexico.