Berryman Ranch - Lincoln County, Capitan, NM
The Berryman Ranch just outside Capitan, NM is a prime location cattle ranch with numerous spots perfect for building your mountain home and ranch headquarters. The property is blessed with tremendous views of the Capitan Mountains bordering the north side of the ranch and the Sacramento Mountains to the south of Capitan. Sierra Blanca Mountain (with Ski Apache) offers beautiful views to the southwest. The Village of Capitan is on the southwest corner, US Highway 380 on the south, and the Lincoln National Forest, with all its recreational opportunities, is on the northeast boundary.
Seclusion, privacy, quiet, yet proximity to the attractions of the Ruidoso area make this ranch a great candidate for a person seeking a mountain ranch, a high-end developer, or someone simply desiring an exclusive property to build their ranch home and headquarters near Ruidoso.
Berryman Ranch is located about 25 minutes from Ruidoso and about 35 minutes from Ruidoso Downs. This area embodies all that New Mexico rural mountain ranch life can be. Lots of peace and quiet but close to skiing, restaurants, shopping, amenities, and the culture of the Ruidoso area.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The acreage consists of 4,193 total acres with 2,412 deeded acres and 1,781 NM state lease acres. The terrain varies with open meadows, forested hills and ridges, canyons, and arroyos. The altitude ranges from about 6,400 feet near the southwest corner to about 6,750 feet on the highest ridge near the center of the ranch. Flora consists of pinion pine, scattered ponderosa pine, juniper, and mountain mahogany. Range plants include blue, black, and side oats grama, buffalo grass, and various other forbs and grasses.
The deeded acreage of the ranch has not been hunted in recent years and big game present or transiting the ranch includes elk, deer, antelope, black bear, and mountain lion. Smaller predators and small game are present as well. The ranch is located within Game Management Unit 37.
The ranch currently receives unlimited over-the-counter landowner elk, deer, and antelope tags.
The ranch has good perimeter and cross fencing with several large pastures and traps as well as a set of pens near the southwest corner bordering Capitan. A new 30×60 foot shop building and an older 6-stall horse barn is at the same location.
Water is widely distributed on the ranch via pipelines and supplied from two storage tanks. The large tank is estimated at 35000 gallons and the smaller tank is 2500 gallons. Water is sourced from one generator-powered well near the center of the ranch. Numerous earthen dams are located throughout the ranch to conserve runoff from rain and snow. There is a live water spring-fed creek at the extreme southern end of the ranch near US 380 and several wet weather creeks scattered throughout.
Capitan Village water and sewer utilities are located at the southwest corner. A 444-acre portion of the property on the west side is subdivided and is listed for a potential separate sale (listing # 17933855). A plat is available. The potential for an exclusive private ranch development is inherent.