Inscription Rock Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Inscription Rock Ranch, El Morro National Monument, Cibola County NM
Bordering the El Morro National Monument, Cibola County New Mexico, the Inscription Rock Ranch (+/- 4280 acres) is being offered for the first time since it’s been in the same family dating back to the late 1800’s. The ranch is part of the original Mirabal Ranch holdings, originally +/- 387,000 acres that ran from Grants New Mexico to the Arizona state line.
Inscription Rock is a huge golden piece of sandstone rising from the Ponderosas & Pinion of the New Mexico high desert between Grants and Gallop NM. One of the Wests neatest National Monuments, this well kept secret abounds with history. The main feature of this National Monument is a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base. As a shaded oasis in the western U.S. desert, this site has seen many centuries of travelers. The remains of a mesa-top pueblo are atop the promontory where 1500 people lived in this 875-room pueblo sometime between 1275AD and 1350 AD. The Spaniard explorers called it El Morro (The Headland). The Zuni Indians call it "A'ts'ina" (Place of Writings on the Rock). Anglo-Americans called it Inscription Rock. Travelers left signatures, names, dates, and stories of their treks. While some of the inscriptions are fading, there are still many that can be seen today, some dating to the 17th Century.
Bring your hiking shoes for the 2-mile hike to the pueblo.
From there, you’ll look out over the adjacent +/- 4280 acres of the Inscription Rock Ranch. The ranch is very level, highly usable ground, with 360-degree views of the El Morro Inscription Rock Monument. The ranch is carrying an incredible resident elk herd with 10 landowner elk tags. Bull elk to 400-inches have been documented in this immediate area and on the ranch and there are over-the-counter landowner mule deer tags, with bucks documented to 217-inches. The property is but a couple hundred yards to a paved highway, it borders a county road and has power on 2 sides. It features a highly productive solar water well centrally located in the ranch and 2 stock ponds. Every arroyo has bull elk rubs and elk trails and the stock tanks are torn up with bull elk wallows.
There are no improvements to pay for as the ranch is vacant land with ranch roads throughout. It’s traditional use has been a working ranch with elk and mule deer hunting being primary and cattle grazing secondary. The owned minerals will convey.
These Western New Mexico big game units are very accessible to Arizona, California and Utah and have very flexible elk seasons with landowner elk tags from September through December and over-the-counter landowner mule deer tags. The ranch is located within minutes of I-40 and the Albuquerque International airport is less than 2 hours.
Bring your hiking boots and enjoy the El Morro National Monument. Call or email today for a qualified showing or more information on the Inscription Rock Ranch, Cibola County NM.