Nestled beneath the summits of Fox Mountain and Gallo Peak (guy-yo), in the Apache-Sitgraves National Forest, lies the Gallo Mountain Ranch. Encompassed by a unique recreational dreamland that embraces trophy big game hunting, abundant fishing, and endless riding and hiking trails, Gallo Mountain Ranch is situated at a cool summer 7,500 feet within an expanse of forested timber, open meadows, and a myriad of spring-fed creeks. Gallo Mountain Ranch is a breathtaking and productive working cattle ranch as well as an outdoorsman’s paradise.
No wonder the majority of ancient Anasazi, or Tularosa Native Americans (which once numbered over 3,000 in this area) choose this ranch as their home for centuries. Native medicinal and edible plants abound along with arrowheads, pottery, and ruins for exploration and discovery.
Gallo Mountain is a seasonal yearling ranch and runs up to 700 plus head from approximately mid May through mid October. The forest lease consists of 38,633 acres with 15 well fenced pastures, 14 springs, 31 dirt tanks, and 3 wells. Ponds and springs are plentiful on Gallo Mountain Ranch and the diverse meadows and bottomlands produce excellent feed for a gainful yearling operation. The average yearling gain in a 4.5 month period is 180 to 200 pounds. Summer pastures produce gramma and meadow grasses and variations of winter fat.
Spring pastures produce early cool season grasses that are fed by the ranches many springs from May through June. While Gallo Mountain is currently running yearlings the ranch is permitted for either a yearling or a cow/calf operation. The cattle operations on the forest lease and deeded lands produce a healthy annual income for the ranch.