Mora County New Mexico Ranches for Sale
New Mexico ranches for sale in Mora County settle into beautiful scenery. Geographically, Mora county spans 1934 square miles and reaches a peak of 13,102 feet on Truchas Peak. From the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the West to the high grassy prairies and rolling plains on the east, the county encompasses the watershed of the Mora River. Much of the income capacity in Mora County comes from large ranching operations. Find out about ranches for sale in New Mexico below.
Protected Lands in Mora County NM
Fort Union National Monument, and other national protected areas draw travelers to the area. Fort Union speaks to the history of the Santa Fe Trail and the political and cultural changes during the 1800s. Historic adobe buildings and the lifestyle frozen in yesteryear make this destination an interesting learning experience.
Pecos Wilderness, Santa Fe National Forest, and Carson National Forest spill into Mora County. Off Highway 94 south of Mora, Morphy Lake State Park is comprised of pristine pine forests on the edge of Pecos Wilderness. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.
In addition, the abundance of rivers and streams in Mora County draw anglers and fish farmers Here. Mora National Fish Hatchery Technology Center opened in 1993, a state-of-the-art facility reusing waters in the production of game fish.
Communities in Mora County
For buyers desiring wide-open spaces, cattle ranches in Mora County offers plenty of visibility. Communities are small, even Mora, the county seat. Other towns include Wagon Mound, Watrous, Buena Vista, Canoncito, Chacon, Cleveland, Golondrinas, Guadalupita, Holman, La Cueva, Ocate, Ojo Feliz, Rainsville, and Valmora. Most are off Interstate 25, which traverses Mora County north and south, or Highway 518 as it reaches around the mountains to Mora and south to Las Vegas, New Mexico.
These vast open areas are east of the more well-known ski resort communities in Santa Fe County and Rio Arriba County. Taos and Angel Fire are north/northwest of Mora County
History of Mora County
Nomadic tribes frequented Mora Valley prior to the Spanish conquest. Settlement began in 1817, followed by a land grant offered by the governor of New Mexico territory to a couple of dozen families. The Fort was erected to assist settlers passing through on route to the West. In 2013, Mora County band the drilling of oil and gas on all lands.
Request more information about ranches in Mora County, New Mexico. Contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.