All of these photos were taken on our journeys to Cibola County, the Pine Meadow Ranches and Candy Kitchen area!
Cibola County is located in the southern most tip of the Rocky Mountains in the Zuni Mountain Range. The Cibola National Forest includes the Zuni Mountains. Cibola County is rich in history and for the past 220 million years has been host to a variety of travelers including the Dinosaurs, and prehistoric culture called the Ancient Ones.
Here you will find El Morro National Monument also known as the "Inscription Rock". Rising 200 feet above the plains this was once the site of two Anasazi Pueblos in 1275 A. D. The largest pueblo was made up of over 900 rooms. Hundreds of Indian petroglyphs are found at the base as well chiseled names of numerous explorers, soldiers, settlers, and immigrants. This area today is designated a National Park. It is easy to see why this was a welcome landmark for weary travelers. Not too far away I marveled at the the windows in the rocks of the Prehistoric Cliff Dwellers.
Pine Meadow Ranches sits on the back side of the El Morro National Monument. Candy Kitchen is another nearby community. They are both It is easy to locate and pretty easy to find your way around since many of the streets are marked. The main roads have been graveled and the dirt roads are pretty easy to travel. Below is a link to view a map of the whole subdivision.
Map of Candy Kitchen
They are truly a beautiful peaceful place and well worth your efforts in checking out if you're seeking a beautiful place in the mountains! The higher elevation of 7200 feet makes this a great escape during the summer months to cooler temperatures.
We believe the lots in Pine Meadow Ranches were surveyed and staked at the time parcel maps were recorded with the County and we have found several stakes in Candy kitchen as well.
When I get asked whats the most beautiful areas of all the places I travel to I always include this area! For more pictures and information from our journeys to this area be sure and click here - Char's own web page of Cibola County Info
Here is some information from the Pine Meadow Ranches Land Owners Website about the wells and dues there: Some owners have drilled private water wells that went 200 feet deep while some went over 800 feet. There also is a community well that property owners can use to haul water for their own use.
Property owners pay assessments each year to help maintain the roads as they are private roads and there is no help from the state or county. When people buy property in Units 3 or 4, they become members of the Pine Meadow Ranches Property Owners Association. The yearly assessments are based on the amount of property they own and this money is used for road maintenance in Units 3 & 4.
Read more about Pine Meadow Ranches on the land owners association website: Pine Meadow Ranches Association
Hunting and Gaming Areas
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