|Galion road grader at the Painted Pony Resort|
Encompassing almost half section of land (320 acres), the Painted Pony Resort has the same maintenance issues found on any other ranch or property located in the high New Mexican desert of the southwest and one of those issues is road work. Located off of Highway 80, one of only 3 paved roads in the San Simon valley, over 3.5 miles of gravel road require maintenance which includes Night Hawk and Painted Pony roads as well as roads on the property. To help with this work the Painted Pony Resort has a Galion road grader. This 35,000 lb piece of heavy diesel equipment eases road maintenance issues allowing a smooth ride from the highway to the estate. The roads leading to the property are not county maintained but do receive a yearly grading from the local home owners association. But to ensure comfortable access requires additional road work, especially during the winter rains and monsoon season. All of which is made easier with the road grader and tractor on the property.