Located off Highway 36, the Indian Knolls subdivision in Cibola County is a largely secluded region occupying roughly hundreds of acres of mountainous ranch land surrounded by forests, wilderness areas and national parks. Situated within easy driving distance from the El Morro Monument and the El Mapais Conservation Area, the region boasts scenic mountain views as well as plenty of campgrounds and nature trails sure to capture the heart of outdoor lovers young and old. For fans of big game hunting, the nearby Cibola National Forest is over 300,000 acres that acts as a home to elk, mule deer and turkey to name just a few of the many species that roam this area.
Located just six miles west is the rustic community of Fence Lake where you can find numerous groceries and supplies stores. In addition, the nearby towns of Techado and Quemado offer more amenities such as pharmacies, schools, post offices, restaurants and churches.
Finally, one of the things which makes Indian Knolls subdivision so enviable is that it is largely devoid of restrictions found in more formal subdivisions in this region. Because of this, this area is a perfect place for campers, recreational vehicle owners and those looking to live the unconventional lifestyles that are not usually permitted in other parts of the state. So if you are looking for a secluded place where you can enjoy natures wonder with more freedom, independence, and privacy, then buying land in this subdivision is the perfect investment for you.
Property Specific Notes:
This 20 acre parcel is located just off Highway 36 along the main road within this subdivision, Indian Knolls Road. The subject property is a corner lot with roughly 1,338 feet of road frontage along its eastern boundary, and 627 feet of road frontage along its northern boundary. These roads are well-maintained dirt roads which can be navigated by any vehicle type, though its safe to assume that one would want a larger truck or off road vehicle in winter months. One of the nice things about this property is that even in inclement weather, given its proximity to the main Highway (only 1,300 feet south of it), you will not have far to drive before coming to state maintained roads.
Like much of the Indian Knolls subdivision, the subject property boasts power along its northern and eastern borders as well as underground telecom lines. This should make building on the land and getting power to the eventual home site both easier and more affordable.
Whether you prefer to build among the trees that line the southern three quarters of this property, or the wide open space of this parcels northern quarter, given the largely flat terrain of these 20 acres, we believe youll have an easy time picking out the ideal spot on which to begin construction of your new dream home or hunting cabin.
A small fence sits along the western boundary of the property. It's not clear what it's original intention was as it doesn't run the length of the parcel or seperate it from its neighbors. It seems to end soon after it begins (see photos in gallery at the bottom of this page).
The Indian Knolls subdivision has no Property Owners Association and no covenants or restrictions on what can be built or parked within its borders. Additionally, because Cibola County has no formal zoning ordinance and elects to defer to the subdivisions, this means that this parcel is ideal for anyone looking to build a tiny home, shipping container or other such unconventional structures not typically permitted in other parts of the state. This also makes this property ideal for RV living or camping.
While the nearby town of Fence Lake boasts some convenience and supply stores, Quemado, just a thirty minute drive south of the land, may be the best bet for groceries and supplies. In addition, the county seat of Grants is located a little under an hour away along Highway 117. There youll be able to find big box stores such as Walmart, most all fast food chains, schools, churches and hospitals as well as the Grants-Milan Municipal Airport.
Aside from the 20 acres that comprise the subject property, the land also sits in close proximity to the 300,000 acres that make up the Cibola National Forest. Here youll be able to hunt elk, mule deer and wild turkey to name just a few of the many species that call this area home. Additionally, the Cibola National Forest also features plenty of great hiking trails and camping spots to explore.
In addition to the Cibola National Forest, there are a number of scenic National and State Parks within easy driving distance of the subject property. Those parks include - but are not limited to - the El Malpais National Monument, El Morro National Monument, Bluewater Lake State Park, Ramah Reservoir, the Ice Caves & Bandera Volcano and pictured in the gallery at the bottom of this page, Quemado Lake.
The Cibola County Assessor places the market value of these 20 acres at $36,000, making this property, listed here for $28,000, yet another of the incredible deals we pride ourselves on here at Hemingway Land.
Notes About Purchasing:
This property was closed on an its title insured through Quest Title Company.
NOTE: We are requesting an upfront Non-Refundable Earnest Money Deposit of $500.00. This is not an installment sale and there is no financing offered. This is a cash transaction. After we have your Deposit we will contact you about how to proceed with finalizing the purchase, whether it be by credit card, wire transfer or title & escrow. If you elect to close through escrow, buyer will be responsible for all closing costs.
Lot Size: 20 Acres
Legal Description: INDIAN KNOLLS RANCH, LOT 40
Parcel Number: 2077048153171
Account Number: R21434
Annual Taxes: $271.46
POA Regulations: None
Zoning: No Formal Zoning Designation
Time Limit To Build: None
Access: Well-Maintained Dirt Roads
Power: At The Lot Line; Solar or Alternative
Phone: Underground Telecom Lines; Mobile or Satellite
Water: By Well, Holding Tank or Rainwater Catchment System
Sewer: By Septic
Elevation: 9,307 ft
Conveyance Document: Warranty Deed
Type of Closing: Title/Escrow
Doc Prep Fee: Waived
Grants: 74 miles (1 h 17 min)
Gallup: 72 miles (1 h 14 min)
Albuquerque: 137 miles (2 h 11 min)
Los Lunas: 138 miles (2 h 19 min)
Rio Rancho: 142 miles (2 h 18 min)
Points Of Interest:
El Morro National Monument
El Malpais National Monument
Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary
San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church
Ice Cave & Bandera VolcanoRead Less
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