3,800 acres at the South End of East Rim Ranch
The south end of the East Rim Ranch is 3,800 acres and has nearly two miles of US Hwy118 frontage. This tract is relatively flat to rolling ranch land and has a good cover of tabosa grass and plenty of brushy cover for mule deer and other grazing animals. There are two creeks that run thru the property, Calamity Creek, which runs off the high mountains to the north and Butcher Knife Draw. This draw or creek begins in the middle of this 3,800 acre tract and flows southwest towards the Butcher Knife Peak on the neighboring O2 Ranch.
Improvements on this tract include a set of cattle pens near the highway, two native tanks that hold seasonal water, a new water well which has been tested at more than 40gpm. There are six miles of new roads which were completed in 2010 and cross the two water ways. Another crossing on Calamity Creek on Section 37 is a rock crossing of hard limestone.
Due to the grass cover, the south end carries both livestock and wild animals. A group of Scimitar Horned Oryx has been ranging thru this area and the group has increased with four or more young Oryx born this year on or near this tract.
This tract would make a good recreational ranch and has good cover for mule deer. The tract has incredible scenery as the east end of this tract is within three miles of Santiago Peak, a 6,500’ elevation extinct volcano, and just west of the Black Mesa, a rock wall that rises 1,000 feet above the ranch. Views to the west are also dramatic.
The tract has no electricity at this time however; the seller would escrow the funds to install electricity to the tract at the new water well within six months of the closing.