L-H Ranch

Listing Broker: Jay Platt
Listing Agent: Jay Platt
Phone: 575-740-3243
18,905 ACRES
Highway 180
Alma, New Mexico, 88039


The L-H Ranch is one of the most unique ranches to be offered in the greater Gila area in the last decade. Premier Ranch Properties is thrilled to offer this great hunting ranch for sale in New Mexico. The climate of this region is unlike any other in the state. Seldom does the ranch receive snow, but it also seldom gets over 100 degrees. This ranch has been in the same family since the 1980’s.

New Mexico Hunting Ranch Location and Makeup

The L-H Ranch is located in Catron County, in Alma, New Mexico. It’s made up of 1224 deeded acres and 17,681 USFS leased acres. The gated & locked ranch entrance is immediately off of HWY 180, and the allotment sprawls on both sides of the highway. Elevation ranges from 4220′ to 7000′.

Water on the L-H Ranch

The farm has 49.5 acres of water rights which can be used on the 50 acres of farmland on the river. The ranch has 6 wells that are used to water livestock, run irrigation wheel lines on the horse pastures, and water the landscape around the headquarters and guest house. All water has been filed with the New Mexico state engineers office. The San Francisco River flows through several miles of the ranch which not only beautifies, it also keeps temperatures down and waters both cattle and wildlife.

Cattle Ranch for Sale New Mexico

The L-H Ranch is permitted for 300 head of cattle year round. The ranch currently is stocked with 150 momma cows and 20 bulls. There are 3 cattle working facilities on the ranch. There are scales, a covered squeeze chute, corrals, and a loading dock. For the horse enthusiast, there is a 25′ x 90′ covered outbuilding with stalls and a tack room. The stalls are adjacent to horse pastures that are watered from wheel-line sprinklers.

New Mexico Unit 16A Hunting Land for Sale

The L-H ranch is situated in some of the region’s best wildlife areas. Quality elk, coues deer, mule deer, bear, turkey and mountain lion can all be found on and around the property. Historically, the ranch has been allocated 2, 16A elk tags and an occasional unit 23 elk tag. Over the counter tags can be purchased on deer, bear, lion and turkey. This property has heavy wildlife usage, and daily encounters with multiple species are common.

Structures on the L-H Ranch

The L-H Ranch’s Headquarters House is 2500 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It is a traditional southwestern home. Tasteful details abound in this space. There are chip-carved headers and structural woodwork, thick adobe walls, saltillo tiles and beautiful stucco work. The exterior has magnificent courtyards with native landscaping and giant trees. The yard is walled in for privacy and protection of landscaping. The home has a basement for cold storage and a cedar closet for clothing or gear storage.

There is an 1100 square foot guest house that adjoins the headquarters home to provide an independent space for guests. This guest house includes a bunk room, bathroom, kitchenette and living room. A 400 square foot trophy room is accessible from courtyard.

There is a 1400 square foot foreman’s house. It features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, matching the headquarters home. The yard is walled in, and a porch and carport provide shade and protection.

A 75′ x 90′ hay barn offers a covered space to store hay and machinery. It also features a chicken coop and dog kennels. A 25′ x 40′ shop is equipped with the tools and machinery to operate the ranch.

Rounding out the outbuildings on the L-H Ranch is a newer, 45′ x 45′ metal airplane hanger. It is adjacent to the nearly 1500′ maintained airstrip. Enjoy flying in and out on your very own runway!

Total Acreage: 18,905
Total Leased Acreage: 17,681
Water on the Property: Yes
Water Rights Include with Sale: Yes
Elevation: 7,000
Year Round Access: Yes
Hunting: Excellent elk hunting! Mule deer, coues deer, black bear, turkey, and mountain lion are also prevalent
Game Unit: 16A
Nearest Town: Alma
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2