Lots are available on the flanks of the mountain or choose smoother terrain below.
Formerly known as the Nunn Ranch, the area of Tres Lomitas Ranches and the Florida Mountains has been home to cattle ranchers and before that the American Indian Apache, and in the time called pre-history (approximately A.D. 550), the Mimbres people. Petroglyphs and permanent metate can still be found if you know the right corners.
Hiking, horseback riding, and hunting in season are all practiced on a regular basis. Quail, deer, and the ever-present jackrabbits and cottontails can easily be seen. At the higher elevations, the Persian Ibex, imported in 1970, make their home.
In the spring and summer, look for birds such as the mourning dove and the horned lark foraging in the brush of the mesquite and creosote bushes. The barrel and paddle cactus put on a floral display, as does the desert willow and yucca. As the summer rains begin anew, complete with lightening, thunder, and rainbows, the countryside turns a lush green. Give us a call and schedule a time to visit.
Southwest of the Florida Gap.
Outcropping over upper lots.
A few native plants.
Approaching the Florida Mountains off of Interstate 10.