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Cumbres Pass

Posted on: November 11th, 2020 by

CONTRACT PENDING Romantic and western at the top of Cumbres Pass, this 27 acre parcel has 1,000 feet of Wolf Creek running through it! This is alpine country where aspen groves turn brilliant colors in the fall! Adjoining National Forest on its northern boundary, the Celebrated and Scenic Narrow-Gauge-Railroad passes thru the property close to where the shoulder of State Highway 17 defines this tract’s western boundary. Good building and/or camping sites present themselves as an old roadbed from the previous highway – level and accommodating. Are you a hiker or just have plenty of energy? Well the Continental Divide Trail passes nearby with trailheads just a few miles away – right at the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad National Historic Landmark. And besides your private water, there is more great fishing in the immediate area at Trujillo Meadow Reservoir and on the flowing Rio de los Pinos. As ranch brokers, rarely do Robert and I find a property more appealing to both of our sensibilities. This place hits all the markers; stunningly gorgeous, a stretch of private live water, game rich, value priced, and adjoining 1.83 million acres of public land. We’ve honestly discuss buying it ourselves but just have too many other irons in the fire. This easily accessible, stunningly beautiful land is located between Antonito and Chama. Lying at around 10,000 feet in elevation it is off-the-grid and will have its winter season to consider. Notwithstanding, show me a finer piece of unrestricted private property adjoining the Rio Grande National Forest. My impression is the train is only running in September and October when the fall colors attract a greater number of paying customers. I don’t believe this listing will last very long – think it will sell fast so don’t hesitate.

Rio Grande del Norte

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Greg Walker

1089 Deeded Acres with 1.3 Miles of Rio Grande River Frontage. Reduced $324,000 September 2020! Adjoins BLM on the western boundary and the 243,000 acre Rio Grande del Norte National Monument on the southern boundary. Huge, beautiful, stunning 360-degree views. Private trailhead providing rare river access into the gorge! Historic gauging station with cable car hanging over the river. Wild yet accessible, this ranch offers unique fishing for large Brown Trout and Northern Pike. Deer, Elk, and other wildlife traverse the property. Private land rifle-hunt deer tag awarded to the 279-acre parcel in 2016. Less than 1-hour from Taos, easy access from NM-522, and gas & groceries in nearby Costilla, NM. County is over 95% privately owned, so Land Trusts and Government Agencies are interested in expanding protected lands. This large river parcel is on radar for protection, yet currently has no conservation easement. Fish, hike, and/or build off-grid home. This offering is owned by two different sellers/adjoining land owners.

Baca Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by Greg Walker

Beautiful Northern New Mexico property with plentiful surface water and substantial water rights. Create your own paradise with the natural springs, acequia, and wetlands. 341 deeded acres with 116 ac-feet of water rights on 36 irrigated acres. Lush wetlands and meadows give way to high timber ridges covered with Ponderosa pines, aspens, and spruce. Abundant wildlife including deer, elk, turkey. Borders Carson National Forest with a trail leading to nearby Romero Lake. Private but easily accessible via paved road. 3 Elk permits. Electricity, telephone, and community water on site. Storage building and two small loafing sheds. Over 2000 feet of elevation change from meadows to ridge top. Only one hour to Las Vegas and Taos. Two hours to Santa Fe. Close to Pendaries golf course and the ski areas of Taos, Angel Fire, and Sipapu. Owner financing available to qualified buyers.

Rio Grande Gorge Ranch – REDUCED!

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

279 +/- deeded acres with 3/4 mile of gorgeous river, this stunning property has 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristos and Ute Mountain. Wild yet accessible, it offers a unique fishing experience for Monster Brown Trout and huge Northern Pike! Deer and Elk traverse the property and the seller was awarded a deer tag private-lands-rifle-hunt for 2016 from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The property contains a private trailhead that provides rare river access into the gorge and there is a historic gauging station just below the south river boundary. A volcanic cone rising 3000 feet above the surrounding plain, Ute Mountain is the dominate land feature, is BLM public land, and is fun to climb! The newly designated Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (242,500 acres) lies to the south just across the state line, and the property is adjoined by a large chunk of BLM to the west across the river. Less than one hour from Taos with easy access from NM-522 this land is close to Jaroso and amenties like gas/groceries in Costilla, New Mexico. With Costilla County 99% privately owned, Land Conservancies, the state, and the county are interested in protecting river. This is a unique larger piece of river on the radar for protection but manageable for an individual, currently without any conservation easements or restrictions! Fish and hike, and/or build your off-the-grid retreat, and/or work to preserve it with a Conservancy organization. The owner currently cooperates with the neighbor to the south where the adjoining property with similar river frontage continues all the way to the state line and borders the Rio Grande del Norte Monument land along the State Line Road. Co-Listed with Mossy Oak Properties/Colorado Mtn Realty in Divide, CO

Villanueva Riverfront Farm

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by Greg Walker

UNDER CONTRACT! Beautiful small farm in historic Villanueva with 550 feet of Pecos River frontage. 9 acres with irrigation to grow crops, plant a vineyard, or orchard. Enjoy fishing your own private stretch of Pecos River. Charming setting for a beautiful custom home. Pastoral meadows dotted with wonderful cottonwoods and oaks. Two acequias running through property. Less than a one-hour drive from Santa Fe down scenic Highway 3.

Bartlett Mesa Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

Bartlett Mesa Ranch, Colfax County, GMU 57
This 2,224 acres is a stunningly beautiful cattle ranch atop a high mesa with watered, open terrain that attracts big game. Boasting a very convenient location, this very private property is a perfect combination of serious ranching and exceptional hunting. Reduced $150,000 September 2020!

World Class Mule Deer and Trophy Elk love this ranch, but the seller only lets their trusted outfitter take between 3-5 Buck and 2-4 Bull Elk each year. The game unit has Unlimited Landowner Elk Tags and Over-the-Counter Deer Tags so broader hunting could be developed. Huntable populations of Bear, Mountain Lion, and Turkey also call the ranch home!

Sitting moments from I25 and the city limits of Raton, the ranch has been in the same family for many years. The excellent grasses can carry 400 yearlings or 150 pair from May to October. Three wells anchor a water system complimented by Soda Pocket Creek on the north and numerous stock tanks scattered across the mesa. Good cross fences separate 6 different pastures and there is an ownership interest in a handling facility located down the ranch’s approach road.

The eastern edge of the property looks down on Sugarite Canyon State Park and its picturesque lakes. The view from the southern edge frames the city of Raton below you with twinkling night lights. Most remarkable, the northern boundary is basically Colorado and the famous Crazy French Ranch – 19,000 acres of which was just acquired for the state for $25 million! The Crazy French is long known to be a sportsman’s paradise, and the Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Lands made quite the deal adding this coveted resource to public lands. The State of New Mexico is said to have its eye on Bartlett Mesa, and based on conservation organization’s interest in the area, a purchaser could likely place a functional conservation easement on this land – if they were so inclined and were looking for tax advantages.

Gentle elevation changes run from 7900′ to 8400′. Property taxes are $105 a year. 50% of seller’s mineral interest will convey.

Raton is 175 miles from Santa Fe and 150 miles to Colorado Springs. Trinidad, Colorado is just 20 minutes up Interstate 25.

$2,750,000/$1236 per acre

Conejos River Bosque Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

110 acres of Cottonwood Bosque with Conejos River running down the middle! Private access to over half a mile of fishing water well known for trophy brown and rainbow trout. The river is protected by lush, undisturbed forest laced with grassy meadows. The land provides perfect habitat for all kinds of wildlife including elk and deer (Game Unit 81). Dating back to the 1800s, a lovingly restored two-bedroom adobe home exudes charm and substance. There is also 156 shares of McCarroll ditch irrigation rights. Antonito conveniences are only 10 miles away, where you can also board the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad train offering stunning scenic rides to Chama, New Mexico. Just off beautiful Highway 17, this place is absolutely the good stuff! $1,200,000

Rio Rojo Canyon Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

CONTRACT PENDING
Rio Rojo Canyon Ranch, GMU 47
3,468 acres controls 8 miles of Canadian River. This is pristine, secluded, wilderness-type wildlife habitat with zero people-pressure and no public access! High elevation grasslands meet deep canyon country along both sides of the Spectacular Canadian River Gorge. Views of distant snow-capped mountains add a special touch of western drama. On both sides of the rim old homesteads and stacked-stone-ruins hold secrets of the past. Trophy Elk and Big Mule Deer thrive on this ranch along with Barbary Sheep (Audad), Pronghorn, Turkey, Mountain Lion, Bobcats, and Black Bear. Enjoy Unlimited Landowner Elk Permits in a game unit where there is almost no public elk hunting. Ponder the possibility of NM Game and Fish reintroducing Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep onto this property. Situated between two very large cattle ranches, much of which is State Land and National Grasslands, this incredibly private property offers incomparable hunting and recreational opportunities. A very comfortable, updated 1800-square-foot residence in Springer, NM is included as the prefect staging location and launch point for adventure. Springer is on Interstate 25 just 134 miles from Santa Fe. Acreage is approximately 2,648 deeded, 260 bonus, 560 of state lease. $2,150,000

Shannon Canyon Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by Greg Walker

Set apart by a private lake and heavily improved with barns, a shop, and various dwellings, this High Plains property meets all kinds of needs. The good grass and divided pastures anchor a small cattle operation. Plentiful deer, elk, antelope, and turkey provide quality hunting. Water resources include 3 wells, 3 stock ponds, and the spring-fed lake. A nice 1800 sq ft 3-bedroom Karsten home is the main residence, with a guest residence built inside an adjacent barn, and a small rustic hunting cabin overlooking the little lake. The lake has been stocked with fish in the past. A well-equipped 60 x 40 metal shop has a concrete floor with office and bathroom. The headquarters has a back-up generator, 2 other large metal garage buildings with a variety of build-outs, and a horse barn with stalls and tack room. Just across the county road is a hay barn, and there is also a caliche pit on the northern edge of the land.

The owners affectionately call this place the Lazy P. They are getting to retirement age and are ready to sell, but you can tell they have enjoyed the ranch and community. The ranch is 3 miles off black top and just 6 miles from the friendly town of Roy, population 231 with a cafe, a grocery store, and gas pumps. Mosquero, the county seat, is only 20 miles away with a few more services. Santa Fe is 2 hours away.

Grasslands abutting Canyonlands make for stunningly scenic country. If you’ve never been in this beautiful country, you owe it to yourself to take look.

Pecos River Retreat

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by Greg Walker

Price Reduced! Architect designed and well constructed Northern New Mexico style compound on the Pecos River! This artistic retreat is perfectly sited on a hill overlooking the beautiful Pecos River Valley. 36 acres with 1/2 mile of riverfront and wonderful cottonwood bosque. The 1440 sq ft abobe main house, 1660 sq ft guest house/art studio and 400 sq ft office/library are arranged around a charming central courtyard. Commanding views from the two balconies and deck with improvements that blend in perfectly with the surroundings. Plaster walls, vaulted ceilings, stained concrete and wood flooring, custom cherry cabinets, imported tile, custom lighting, radiant floor heat, sauna and steam shower. Outdoor hot tub, landscaped gardens, and extensive water catchment system. Fish for trout or swim in the Pecos River. Make the short trip into Santa Fe for wining and dining or just enjoy the solitude in pampered comfort.

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