Nestled in the shadows of the magnificent Sacramento mountain range, the rustic town of Carrizozo offers a tranquil setting and the flavor of small town life in the southwest. A horse enthusiasts dream, this south central New Mexico region abounds with ranch properties and equestrian real estate. Residents enjoy views of snow-capped mountains and the vast blue skies of that define this part of the country. At more than one mile above sea level, Carrizozo features a mild high desert climate with four distinct seasons and comfortable low humidity.
This quaint community is centrally located near the resort town of Ruidoso, the natural attractions of the Lincoln National Forest and the Valley of Fires recreation area. The extraordinary Lincoln Forest covers over 1.1 million acres of pristine woodlands and is the known as the ‘birthplace’ of the Forest Service mascot, Smokey the Bear. Carrizozo offers a variety of shops, restaurants and a growing arts community within a friendly small town atmosphere. The town of Carrizozo and surrounding Lincoln County have a rich history and nearby historic attractions include the Three Rivers Petro glyph site and the gold-mining ghost town of White Oaks.
The area’s newest real estate offering is Valle Del Sol, an acreage ranch community with very affordable 3 to 10 acre ranches. This stunning equestrian property is located within an easy 30 minute commute from the ski slopes and entertainment of beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico. Enjoy easy access to hunting, golfing, fishing, and hiking from one of 600 spectacular ranch homesites. The magnificent cities of Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM are within easy reach via Interstate 25 and it is always thrilling exploring the vast open spaces and scenic vistas of the Land of Enchantment.
A variety of activities are within easy reach for the 55+ community at Valle del Sol. These include hiking, horseback riding, skiing, hunting, golf, and fishing. A few minutes away at Carrizozo is an emerging arts community. Visits there must include Carrizozo Joe’s where the bread pudding is world class and the Sierra Blanca Micro Brewery where you must try the Nut Brown Ale.° ° °Send Me Free Information About Valle del Sol Read More about this Carrizozo New Mexico Active Adult Community