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Sep 02, 2012 20:00:13 PDT
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Recreational, Acreage

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Catron County




New Mexico




Catron County

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This property is located in one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the state with lots of trees and stunning mountains views

New Mexico's Land are Full of Discoveries, Prehistoric Sites Also Abound in the Region, Fascinating and Extraordinary Landscapes, People Proud of their Legacies and Traditions

Area with many outdoor activities, nearby are hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, ATV adventures and much more, with a variety of state parks and recreational areas

There is abundant wildlife including mule deer, elk, antelope and much more



If you are looking for a stable short to long term investment opportunity that is maintenance free with the potential to offer great returns this land investment could be exactly what you are looking for in today's market



Here you can enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains, nature, wonderful sunsets, clean air or just peace and quiet  



This is a jumping off point for enthusiasts for many types of outdoor recreation






            Property Information

  ~ Legal description:   SE4 NE4, SEC 5, T3N, R9W

  ~ State:  New Mexico                                                                              

  ~ County:  Catron       

  ~ Size:  40 acres

  ~ Zoning:  residential, recreational

  ~ Location: Pie Town

  ~ Elevation:  varies approximately from 7,060 ft to 7,180 ft

  ~ Access: dirt road

  ~ Title:  free and clear of any lien

  ~ Terrain: gentle hills, with trees, grasses and wildflowers

  ~ Mineral Rights: are not included

  ~ Water:  by well to be done by buyer

  ~ Power: by generator, solar or wind

  ~ Association Fees:  none

  ~ Closing Fees: Buyer will pay $249 for document preparation done by the

     Seller and recording fee

     Title will be transfer by Warranty Deed                                         



Property Description   

This beautiful 40 acre parcel is in the Criswell Ranch, near towns about 63 miles south from Grants, in Catron County, New Mexico. The property is conveniently located within driving distance of Albuquerque. It is a very nice acreage close to Cibola National Forest, and near mountains, lakes, streams, national parks, monuments and Native American pueblos. 

There are spectacular views of the mountains and of the valley, Bell Mountain, D Cross Mountain, the night sky, and the beautiful New Mexico sunsets. There is lots of BLM and State Land for recreational use. The area is great for hiking, camping, 4 wheeling, fishing, hunting, and more all in your own back yard.

This property has it all, trees, open areas, hills, there are no restrictions, you can build your dream house in which you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, mountain meadows, etc.

The parcel is perfect  for the outdoorsman who enjoys wildlife and nature. There is abundance of wildlife including Elk, mule and whitetail deer, mountain lion, black bear, pronghorn antelope, turkey and more.

There is a dirt road access to the parcel, the property elevation varies approximately from 7,060 ft to 7,180 ft with gentle hills, trees, grasses, brushes and wild flowers. Power is to be by generator, solar or wind, water by well (to be done by the buyer). 

Property prices have increased in New Mexico, thanks to the great climate, to the simpler lifestyle and to the friendly environment, many retirees, investors and business people are moving to this state, taking advantage of the convenient location near many southwestern states, not to mention that most of the land is owned by the government, there is not much land available for sale, as property taxes are very low land owners are keeping their land. This offers an outstanding investment opportunity as property values have a great potential to continue increasing, land parcels may be soon difficult to acquired.



Recreational activities include hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, Indian ruin exploration, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, four-wheeling  golf, swimming, softball, tennis, bowling, to name a few, or just enjoying some peace and quiet.


Approx Distances in Miles

Cibola National Forest 8, Pie Town 35, Alamo 38, Quemado 56, Magdalena 57, Grants 63, Socorro 84, Albuquerque 126, Springerville, AZ 104, Flagstaff, AZ 295, Phoenix, AZ 341, Tucson, AZ 356.


Cibola National Forest, Magdalena Ranger District

At nearly 900,000 acres the Magdalena Ranger District is the largest of four mountain Districts and four grasslands administered by the Cibola National Forest. The District itself is composed of four separate and distinct mountain ranges in southwest New Mexico covering the three counties of Socorro, Catron, and Sierra. The ranges include the Datils, Bears, San Mateos and Magdalena Mountains. From the peak of South Baldy at 10,700 dropping in elevation to under 6000 feet in the southern portion of the San Mateos, varied topography and ecosystems can be found on the district.

Recreational activities include hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, hunting, and four-wheeling to name a few. To host these activities, the district has five small-developed campgrounds including Water Canyon, Springtime, Luna Park, Beartrap and Hughes Mill. With limited use of the campgrounds primary recreational values are the many dispersed, primitive, and unconfined acres. Created in 1980, the Apache Kid and Withington Wilderness' are located in the San Mateo Mountains. Some 190 miles of trails are located throughout the district centered primarily in the Magdalena and San Mateo Mountains. Maintained roads total about 500 miles with another 600 miles of unimproved roads. Thompson Canyon is a noted popular rock climbing area with the challenging Enchanted Tower.

Mule and whitetail deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and pronghorn antelope are all common game species. An array of birds including small European falcons (kestrels) and golden eagles and small mammals can also be found throughout most of the District. Sensitive, threatened, and endangered Mexican spotted owls and peregrine falcons are also present.


 Grants, NM

Grants, located in northwest New Mexico, is the gateway to a number of national parks, monuments and Native American pueblos, including Chaco Canyon, El Malpais, El Morro, Acoma-Sky City and Laguna. It is 70 miles west of Albuquerque and 80 miles east of the New Mexico/Arizona border via Interstate 40. The region encompasses lakes, mesas, spectacular lava flows, Indian ruins and majestic mountains like 11,301-foot Mount Taylor.

Today, with a population of about 9,000 people, Grants is a growing tourist destination favored for its fishing and boating at Bluewater and Ramah lakes, mountain bike trails in Cibola National Forest, hiking and climbing trails in Cibola National Forest and El Malpais National Monumentits, golf championship, its proximity to Anasazi ruins. Some of the things to do are:  In February Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon, New Mexico's premier multi-sport winter event. The 4-event race, biking, running, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, starts in Grant at an elevation of 6,500 feet, climbs to the 11,301-foot summit of Mt. Taylor, then returns to the Start/Finish line, a total of 44 miles. In May celebrates western New Mexico's Spanish heritage, in July Wild West Days, Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, in September By-County Fair and in October Fall Chili Fiesta

Western New Mexico has a history rich with Native American culture. Throughout the year, arts and crafts festivals offer authentic Indian pottery, rugs and jewelry from various pueblos, including nearby Acoma and Laguna pueblos. Prehistoric sites also abound in the region, including nearby "Inscription Rock" at El Morro National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historic Park.

Albuquerque, NM

Recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Albuquerque's ethnic tapestry is reflected in its architecture, artwork, cultural centers and cuisine. Countless customs and traditions passed down over generations are a vibrant part of daily life in the city, and make Albuquerque an epicenter of authentic Southwestern culture. Albuquerque is home to more than the Native American, Hispanic, Latino and Anglo cultures for which New Mexico is well known. Our multicultural city includes strong African American, Asian, Middle Eastern and other ethnic communities, creating a unique and modern Southwestern blend. In fact, more than 70 different ethnicities call Albuquerque home. 

There is no shortage of ways to discover the many different facets of the New Mexico culture and heritage. Visiting one of our many museums or cultural centers will bring the past alive and offer insight into our traditions. At local events such as art fairs, music festivals or Indian dances you'll rub shoulders with our locals and understand what makes our city tick. You can take excursions to see ancient cliff dwellings or petroglyphs that may take only hours out of your day, but introduce you to a millennia of history. New Mexico's lands are full of discoveries: fascinating cultures, extraordinary landscapes, intriguing ruins, recreational opportunities, and arts and crafts made by people proud of their legacies and traditions.

Albuquerque's one-of-a-kind Southwestern culture is in everything around you, from the quaint shops, Pueblo- and Spanish-inspired architecture and world-famous cuisine, to the music and art. In every way possible, the past seamlessly weaves through the fabric of present-day Albuquerque, making it a truly culturally rich American destination.



The property is sold on "as is" condition. The sale is final. All information included in this listing has come from reliable sources and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, we do not have more information, other than described. Seller does not make any warranties expressed or implied, nor assumes any liability whatsoever to include without limitation,  soil conditions, drainage, build ability or accessibility regarding this property. We do guarantee free and clear title with no liens. Taxes are currently paid.

Bidders are required to read the entire listing, to perform all due diligence and to ask all questions, by bidding or by using the Buy It Now you acknowledge and agree that you have done all your due diligence on the property.

Winning bidder will establish contact with the seller within 24 hours after the end of the auction or after the used of the Buy It Now and will provide the name in which the agreement will be on, address, telephone and fax numbers, full payment expected within 4 days to be done by cashier's check or wire transfer. Buyer will pay $249 for document preparation done by the Seller and recording fee. Title will be transfer by a Warranty Deed.

We reserve the right to cancel this auction if the land is no longer available.




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