Romero Ranch

$698,000 NEW 569 Acres Cuba , New Mexico Sandoval County

Ranch Property Brief

The Romero Ranch encompasses some of the most majestic landscapes in the desert Southwest. Carved with deep canyons and rising to the top of prominent mountain tops the expanse and seclusion of the Romero Ranch leaves you feeling a connection to ancient times gone by. The ranch controls access to over 2,000 acres of public land and 1,000’s of acres of national forest all behind 2 locked gates. Operated as a cattle ranch owned by the same family since it was homesteaded, the ranch can continue to run cattle and horses as well as allow for some good hunting for elk, deer, mountain lion, and Aoudad (Barbary Sheep). For the adventurous and history lovers, one can hike to the top of Banco de la Casa and explore ancient stone houses.


The ranch is located about an hour southwest of Highway 550 and State Highway 279 intersection.

Cuba, New Mexico – 1 hour 20 minutes
Santa Fe, New Mexico – 2 hours 30 minutes
Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2 hours


Access to the ranch is provided by county road and private roads.


The ranch lies in GMU 9 and typically receives 2 mule deer vouchers. The ranch is in a secondary elk management zone and qualifies for unlimited vouchers. Aoudad/Barbary sheep frequent the ranch and licenses are over the counter. Lion hunting in the area should also be good.

The ranch is uniquely situated to offer some very private hunting as it controls access to 1,000s of acres of public land and is very secluded.

Water and Power

The ranch has one spring located on the deeded ground with several additional springs located on the BLM lease. There is also a well on the BLM. There are no electric power lines nearby.


Seller believes to own all minerals. Mineral search required to verify.

Interactive Map

Interactive Map

Broker Comments

All units of measure and maps showing property boundaries are approximate. Buyer to verify to their own satisfaction.
This property is offered by John Hayter Inc, DBA Ranch Marketers. All information provided by Ranch Marketers or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Ranch Marketers recommends that every item of importance to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser and/or purchaser’s attorney.

Property Summary


Deeded: 569 +/- per mapping tools. Tax records show 481 acres. Survey would be needed to determine actual acreage

Lease: 1323 +/- BLM

480 State
COUNTY: Sandoval County

MINERAL RIGHTS: Seller believes to own 100%


ZONING: Agricultural

ELEVATION: 6,200 ft

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Canyons

VEGETATION: Sage, Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, grama grasses & Oak


WATER: The deeded acreage has 1 spring and the BLM has springs and one well.

Sandoval County and Cuba New Mexico Ranches

Sandoval County is made up of large tracts of public interspersed with privately held land; many of which are very old land grant ranches or homesteaded ranches. Cattle ranches are the most common although in the past sheep and horse ranches were also common. Many of the ranches encompass land that was once inhabited by Native Americans which is evidenced by the numerous Native American structures and artifacts that can be found.

Sandoval County is home to 12 Native American Reservations which makes it the 2nd highest county in number of reservations in the U.S.

Sandoval County is also home to numerous national protected areas such as: Cuba, New Mexico is a small village in Sandoval County and is the closest substantial town to many parts of the county offering grocery stores, restaurants, and motels.

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