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11 Lasso Lane Wild Horse Ranch Subdivision
Pie Town, NM 87827
Wild Horse Ranch lies at a cool, comfortable altitude of 7,200 to 8,000 feet. Star filled evenings, huge stands of pine, juniper and cedar trees, rolling grassy meadows and rugged canyons that attract a variety of wildlife are just some of the attractions.
Yes, we did have Wild Horses that roamed this area and hence the name.....Wild Horse Ranch.
Life in the country is different from life in the city, and there are many things to consider so you can make an educated and informed decision before purchasing rural land. Even though you pay property taxes, these taxes do not cover all services and limits what can be provided. Be prepared to adapt your lifestyle to accommodate these limitations.
The fact that you can drive to your property does not necessarily guarantee that you, your guests, and emergency service vehicles can achieve access at all times. Please take into consideration the following:
Response times by law enforcement, fire suppression, and medical emergency services may vary due to geography, road conditions in bad weather, and the inadequacies of rural addressing. Emergency response to outlying areas can also be extremely slow. All Fire Personnel and EMT's are volunteers, no paid emergency services within Catron County, NM.
Northern Catron County maintains about 500 miles of non-paved roads. These roads are only maintained approximately twice a year and under the right conditions.
Private Road Standards
Emergency service and large construction vehicles may encounter problems navigating small, narrow roads. Keep this in mind when you are constructing your private driveways. This could hinder emergency services when trying to respond to your location for an emergency.
Extreme Weather Driving
In extreme weather conditions, roads (including county-maintained roads) can become impassable. You may need a four-wheel-drive vehicle and/or chains for all four tires to travel safely during storms, which can last for several days.
Natural disasters, especially floods, can destroy roads. A dry creek bed can become a raging torrent and wash out roads, bridges, and culverts. Property owners served by private roads and subdivision roads are responsible for the repair and reconstruction of damaged roads and structures, which can be very expensive. The County does not maintain these roads.
Vehicle Wear and Tear
Because unpaved roads are typically rough and slippery in wet weather, vehicle maintenance costs may increase when you regularly travel on these roads.
Mail and Parcel Delivery
Regular mail, newspaper, and/or parcel delivery may delayed during bad weather.
School buses travel only on roads designated as school bus routes by the school district. You may need to drive your children to the nearest publicly-maintained road to catch the school bus. Check with the school district to determine the school bus route for your area.