DELIA RIVERA RANCH

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OFFERED AT: $630,000.00

Listing Provided By :  Larry W. Brow & David Makowski

Location: Approximately 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, NM

Size: Approximately +/- 315 acres

Located approximately 30 minutes north of the historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico, this 315± acre ranch has mountains and meadows, old homestead ruins, beautiful views, a windmill-driven well, and wildlife galore.  Some species of wildlife that inhabit or visit this property include elk, deer, bear, wild turkey, fox, bobcat, and untold bird species.  Although it’s conveniently close to town, it feels remote.  This property could be a great off-grid site, or bring in electric power approximately one mile from the highway.  Many diverse potential building sites on this property include valleys and hilltops.

Climate: The marvelous climate of the Las Vegas area is a major benefactor to newcomers as well as old timers. The average mean daily temperature for July is 64.4 degrees F and for January 34.5 degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 17 inches while the average winter snowfall is near 36 inches, however it usually comes in the form of 2 to 4 inches per occurrence and rarely lasts longer then 48 hours due to the high mid day winter temperatures. Another attraction of the area climate is the clear dry air where frequently the visibility allows mountain ranges in excess of 100 miles to be seen withthe naked eye. Las Vegas was included in a list of top 10 places to retire by the Kiplinger Financial News Letter a few year ago primarily for its modest year round climate.

Area Attractions: The Las Vegas and San Miguel County areas are becoming one of the most recognized in the state for its abundant attractions and historic past. Established in 1835 by grant it was first settled in the name of fifteen Spanish families. By 1846, General Stephen W. Kearney found Las Vegas to be a thriving community of 1,500 when he took possession of New Mexico for the United States. William Becknell had by this time already opened the Santa Fe Trail between Independence, Missouri and Santa Fe for which Las Vegas became a scheduled stop. The Santa Fe Trail has now been designated a National Historic Trail. Other attractions include Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Monument, Pecos Wilderness, The Armand Hammer United World College of the American West, and the Rough Riders Museum which until recently was the site for the annual Rough Riders Reunion. This area was frequented by such notorious men and women as the likes of Billy the Kid, Vicente Silva and his gang, Belle Sidons (alias Monte Verde), Jesse James, Doc Holiday and his girlfriend Big nosed Kate. Doc Holiday operated a dental office, saloon and gambling hall in Las Vegas before moving to Tombstone, Arizona.

Price: This fine ranch is being offered at $630,000.00