The Jornado Ranch is a working cattle ranch in Southern New Mexico, located approximately 26 miles from Truth or Consequences. The ranch is made up of +/- 28,028 acres consisting of 1,788 deeded acres, 5,462 acres of NM State Lease, and 20,480 acres of BLM Lease, and is permitted for 300 head of cattle. The ranch has 9 wells equipped with solar ranging in depth from 22' to 500' deep and is cross-fenced into Four separate pastures. Improvements on the ranch consist of the main ranch house, the foreman's house, a year-round operational private runway and airplane hangar, and two sets of working pens. The main home is a 3bedroom/2bathroom southwestern style home with a large open kitchen complimented by custom cabinetry and large dining area. The great room has an exquisite stone fireplace and attached sunroom. Cathedral ceilings and Saltillo tile can be found throughout the house. A 4 ft. adobe wall surrounds the home outside. In the courtyard there is a natural rock flag station, with an imposing 1000-pound cannon from 1858 which came from the Fort Seldon Army Calvary Headquarters in Las Cruces. The foreman's house is also a 3bedroom/2bath home that includes a kitchen, laundry room, great room, dining room and covered porch. The Jornado Ranch has a rich and unique history. This ranch began when a man named Charlie Graham came to New Mexico from West Texas and settled here. Mr. Graham raised mustangs on the Jornada plains and sold them to the U.S. Army cavalry. He once ran 10,000 horses at a time. The ranch was bought from the last Graham heir in 1993. Mulitple ancient native American sites exist on The Jornado Ranch and it has been visited by many well known historical figures including: Juan De Onate (New Mexico's first governor), Kit Carson, Geronimo, Meriwether Lewis Clark, William Bonney (Billy the Kid), Pat Garret, Gene Rhodes and more. The ranch is located across the county road from Spaceport America. Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world and is an active test facility.The topography of the ranch is a high desert, rolling terrain with a variety of grasses and shrub vegetation some which include: Grama Grass (Blue and Side Oats), Tabosa Grass, Giant Sacaton, Winter Fat, Chamise, Apache Plume, and Cholla. A large variety of wildlife call this area home including: Antelope, Deer, Oryx, Coyote, Mountain Lion and more. This area in New Mexico boasts a mild climate with average temperatures ranging from approximately 32 degrees in the winter and 95 degrees in the summer. T or C has a Wal-Mart, a hospital, schools, even including a branch of Western New Mexico University. Las Cruces is approximately 55 miles from the ranch and offers a multitude of amenities as well. Please call today for more information or to schedule a qualified showing. Co Brokers welcome. Financial verification is required prior to all showings.