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July 2023:


The 19.5 acres plus water rights package is currently For Sale By Owner - don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Visitations may be scheduled for serious buyers and investors only. The buyer is responsible for obtaining their own financing.

September 2023: SALE PENDINGthe 10 acres for sale nearby in the Jemez Mountains

  • 400 feet of direct highway access (county-maintained asphalt NM-290) to place a driveway

  • Electric and phone utilities available at the boundary

  • Community water is available for household and septic needs

  • Water rights are included on 2.08 of these acres as determined by the NM State Engineer

  • Fenced in along  the south and highway boundary

  • Residential building sites provide scenic views of the entire valley

  • Unique: the San Juan and the Vallecito creeks converge here

  • Privacy: the western border provides seclusion and the northern border is National Forest

  • Fenced along each boundary (except where the two parcels adjoin)

Irrigation Water Rights

  • Senior Water Rights (Pre-1907)

  • Priority date: 12/31/1815

  • Diversion: 5.866 acre-feet per annum

  • Consumptive Use: 2.933

  • Acres: 2.08

  • Purpose: Irrigation

  • Status: Adjudicated 

Featuring 19.5671 acres in Ponderosa, a pastoral farming village in central New Mexico homesteaded by Spanish settlers in the mid-18th century. Pre-1907 senior water rights are included with two adjoining parcels to provide the chance to build your dream home or secluded getaway on this undeveloped ranch land just north of the Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and within very close proximity to New Mexico's Pueblos and cherished outdoor recreation areas: Jemez Springs, Fenton Lake, the Valles Caldera, and a vast number of natural springs and hiking trails. The Paliza Family Campground is a 10-minute drive north. A 45-minute scenic drive heading south will take you to the major shopping centers and it is not far to get to Albuquerque (53 mi), Los Alamos (55 mi), or Santa Fe (80 mi). Surface water is supplied to the residents by reservoirs and the Ponderosa Community Acequia. Ground water can be accessed with private wells. Phone, electric, and community water (MDWCA) are available at the boundary (Hwy NM-290). No other property has both San Juan and Vallecito creeks which converge here beneath a variety of indigenous trees (Cottonwood, Piñon, Juniper, Oak, and Cedar) on this site that is ready to be developed for any endeavor. 

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July 21, 2023 - If you want to escape the hustle-bustle of city life and your job, but not quite ready to move out of state, this is the perfect opportunity for you! This 19.5 acre parcel in Ponderosa offers raw land, irrigation water rights, and all the nature and wildlife that New Mexico has to offer. This land is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or for those who want to enjoy the tranquility of a life away from the dense city. This family-friendly property is just 30 minutes from Albuquerque and 10 miles from a state park where you can hike and go stargazing. The climate in New Mexico is perfect and allows you to live on the land without a lot of maintenance. There is an unlimited opportunity to raise livestock and vegetables, as well as grow crops. New Mexico has a wide range of topographical features, including mountains, canyons and mesas. The state is also home to four major rivers: the Rio Grande and Pecos River have carved out unique landscapes, while the San Juan and Jemez Rivers are popular fishing destinations. New Mexico truly is one of the most beautiful states in America. It offers a unique combination of city living and rural / wilderness living that allows you access to everything you need, while still allowing you to get back to nature on a regular basis. If you love hunting, fishing, hiking, or just having some space away from it all, then Ponderosa, NM is the place for you!

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