Chilili 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.
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.
Chilili 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.
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.
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 Chilili Ranch is part of that lawsuit. The recovery, if any, would be assigned to a new purchaser.