Southwest New Mexico Property in Hidalgo County
Midbar Ranch is situated in the Bootheel of southwestern New Mexico. Of the 21,371 total acres, 7,120 acres are deeded (private) and contiguous, 14,251 acres are a grazing allotment in the Peloncillo Mountains on the Coronado National Forest.
The deeded land is in the grassy savannah of the Upper Animas Valley.
The major plant communities are desert grasslands, madrean encinal woodland and pinon/juniper woodland. The lower end of the Clanton Draw (one of the two major drainages on the ranch) shows an overstorey of non-riparian obligate oak and juniper.
Elevation ranges from 5200 feet on the deeded land to 6395 feet in the mountains. The ranch sits over two separate water basins: the Upper Animas which is declared and the Cloverdale which as yet is undeclared.