Spear U Ranch New Mexico: The sweeping grasslands of northeastern New Mexico seem to have been created with cattle ranching in mind, and the Spear U Ranch, just outside of Springer, encompasses some of the best. Here, where the High Plains swell into the foothills of the Rockies, is a sprawling property that has been optimized for both cattle and horse ranching, with quality big game hunting as a bonus. Extensive enhancements put in place by actor Wilford Brimley, make this an ideal private retreat as well as a working ranch.
The famed Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail passed just southeast of the present locale of the ranch, and brought many settlers to the region in the early 1800s. Originally part of the massive Mexican Maxwell Land Grant of 1841, the Spear U Ranch became one of several very large cattle ranches in the area. Its natural grasslands and extensive improvements make it ideally suited to continue its ranching heritage for many more generations.