ABQ Ranch

SOLD 2,170 Acres Chilili , New Mexico Bernalillo

Ranch Property Brief

ABQ Ranch offers a rare opportunity to purchase a large acreage ranch very close to Albuquerque, New Mexico. This ranch will feel like a property that is much bigger due to the terrain as well as areas that offer thick timber. Enjoy expansive vistas from the upper elevations on the limestone rimrock or the quiet seclusion of the grassy parks and meadows. There are numerous beautiful building locations from high points with expansive views or hidden meadows that offer seclusion and peace and quiet to watch wildlife. This ranch is truly a blank slate for a new owner to sculpt into their ideal ranch, luxury estate, or simple recreation retreat.


The ranch is located 10 minutes south of Chilili and straddles the Torrance and Bernalillo County line. The closest commercial service airport is located 45 minutes away at Albuquerque.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – 35 minutes
Tijeras, New Mexico – 15 minutes


Access to the ranch is via all-weather maintained caliche road.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

The elevation of the range ranges from a highest point of around 7,100 feet to around 6,600 feet at the lowest point. Vegetation consist of a variety of tree species including alligator juniper, red juniper, pinyon pines, and a few ponderosa pines with grasses including different species of grama grasses, bush muhly, vine mesquite, buffalo, and slender wheatgrass to name a few along with various wildflower and cacti species.

Ag Uses

ABQ Ranch could be utilized as a cattle ranch, horse ranch or combination ranch running a few head of cattle and/or horses. The ranch would need to be fenced before owner would be able to stock livestock.


A fire impacted approximately one-third of the ranch in 2016 leaving good quantities of fire-cured standing dead timber which makes excellent firewood. Possible to contract out to sell for firewood or hire hands to cut and sell.


Hunting for elk and deer is good with lots of sign of deer on the ranch. The ranch is located in game management area 14 and should be really good hunting with all the new growth after the 2018 fire.


Owners can enjoy numerous recreational activities including ATVing, hiking, shooting, and horseback riding, and the best part is the new owner will be able to construct trails and roads exactly how they want them as there are almost no roads or trail systems on the property.

Water and Power

There are several points where power is located at the property line or just off the property. Water would be provided by well that would need to be permitted and drilled. There is a surface tank that is dry and would need to be cleaned out to improve holding capacity.


Any and all minerals owned will convey.

Broker Remarks

The Doghead fire, which started on June 14, 2016 alleged to have been caused by negligence by them on the National Forest and a lawsuit is in progress against the U.S. Forest Service by the various property owners who were damaged, and current owner of Ohlsen Ranch is part of that lawsuit. The recovery, if any, would be assigned to a new purchaser.

Torrance County and Albuquerque, New Mexico Ranches

This area is rich in ranching history as settlers started ranching the area back in the Spanish settlement days. There are numerous land grants in the area that date back to the 1700s. The area was also utilized by Ancestral Pueblo Indians dating back as far as the 1300s.

Albuquerque is also the location of one of the few western Civil War battles.

The area is very popular with tourists and some of the more popular sites and activities of the area are:
  • International Balloon Festical
  • Sandia Peak Tramway
  • Route 66 America teh Beautiful Highway
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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