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Two Rivers Ranch

Posted on: May 2nd, 2021 by

Two Rivers Ranch has frontage on the Rio Grande and Conejos rivers. Moreover, the unique Conejos diversion flows through the property, as do irrigation ditches and a special warm spring. All the water creates a wetland environment and makes this ranch a true oasis. Just reduced $100,000 August 2021!

Irrigated hay meadows (water rights) produce 300 tons of native hay and provide fall and winter grazing. Tree-lined riparian areas shelter and protect livestock making good calving ground for cattle and elk. There’s a 15 gpm well so cows can stay off the Rio Grande. Carrying capacity is about 100 pairs. 7.75 shares of the Los Sauces Ditch Company are attached. An adjoining neighbor is currently leasing the ranch.

Hosting populations of Mule Deer and Elk, and lying in the Central Flyway for Waterfowl, hunting is a big attraction to the area. Keep in mind that the Rio Grande is a wildlife corridor that stretches nearly 1900 miles! Located in Colorado Game Unit 81, with Game Unit 83 across the Rio, hunting opportunities are vast. Two of 4 Elk-rifle-seasons are over-the-counter licenses, as are either-sex archery tags. Deer hunting is all draw but with good chances for tags. The Land Owner Preference Program also provides two applications for landowner permits.

The Rio Grande is known to have fish year-round including trout, bass, catfish, carp, and northern pike. When the broker made a recent trip with a local guide to fish the property, they were pleasantly surprised to catch northern pike in the Conejos diversion, as well as in the Rio Grande. Some fishermen enthusiastically pursue Northern Pike, and particularly at the confluence of the Conejos and Rio Grande, but pike can be hard on trout populations. Notwithstanding, Two Rivers Ranch is located in the heart of year-round renowned trout fishing, with New Mexico’s Rio Grande Gorge for spring and winter and the Conejos River Canyon for summer and fall fishing, both a short drive from the property.

This property is surrounded by open space and public lands. Adjoining on the east is the new San Luis Hills State Wildlife Area with 17,000+ acres! On the west, there are 5,000 acres plus of BLM that adjoin. Moreover, conservation groups like Ducks Unlimited and the Rio Grande Headwaters Trust hold significant conservation easements on surrounding private lands that will limit development and subdivision in the area.

The broker (or his game camera) has seen bobcat, porcupine, raccoons, skunk, coyote, elk, and deer. There are beaver dams along the waterways and bird nests in the trees. Bald eagles winter on the property, and one sees golden eagles, hawks, and owls. There are songbirds, snakes, reptiles, and amphibians. Geese and ducks take off and land while celebrated Sandhill Crane fill the skies. Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is 17 miles to the north with a visitor center sure to stimulate the birdwatcher in anyone.

The ranch is in two separate parcels located a quarter-mile apart. The western parcel is 796 acres of which 200 are irrigable. This west parcel boasts a mile of both sides of the Conejos meandering through a wonderful Cottonwood Bosque. The west parcel also holds the precious warm springs.

The eastern parcel is 372 acres. The productive hay meadows are here and wetlands form around them. The treasured Rio Grande runs along this parcel for 1.25 miles, and both sides of the unique Conejos diversion flow through it for a mile. Willows and cottonwoods line the diversion banks providing cover that animals use to move from the Rio Grande onto the ranch.

Regarding the warm spring (Dexter Springs), temperatures can get cold in the San Luis Valley. However the spring is a constant temperature and doesn’t freeze, keeping the river accessible all winter and concentrating wildlife here. It is a unique micro-environment that expands the biodiversity of the area. There is a perpetual duck hunting lease on 200 acres at the warm springs area.

There is a conservation easement in place on the ranch that is favorable to continued farming and ranching, and opportunities abound to enhance wildlife habitat in cooperation with federal and state wildlife agencies. An owner has a choice of two designated building sites. Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust holds the conservation easement.

This offering is anchored in agriculture production and has clear appreciation opportunities based on fabulous water resources and an unbelievable concentration of wildlife. The ranch is owned by Western Rivers Conservancy and offered at $1,600,000.

Baca Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

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.

Villanueva Riverfront Farm

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by Greg Walker

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.

Pena Blanca Farm

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by

Charming 10-acre irrigated farm with valuable water rights between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Besides the cultivated fields, the property includes a hay barn, a shop with sleeping quarters, and a small vineyard and fruit orchard. With 20+ consumptive-acre-feet of pre-1907 water rights, this farm makes for a good investment. Certainly it is a perfect setting to build your country house and/or horse facilities. Maybe it is just the right opportunity to grow hay, raise vegetables or farm fresh eggs. Located in the pastoral village of Pena Blanca below Cochiti Lake, this farm is just east of the Rio Grande River. Three legal lots, low taxes, reduced to $279,000!

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Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by

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Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by

Under Contract! 3.8 acres on historic Route 66, adjacent to El Rito Creek. A prime location with excellent visibility across from the Santa Rosa city park. An excellent location for restaurant, hotel, or RV park, but could be a charming home site as well. Reduced to $75,000. Call Robert at (505) 603-9140.

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Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by

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Joya de Hondo Land – PRICE REDUCED!

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by

Price Reduced for quick sale! Motivated Seller! Bank owned land five minutes from Santa Fe. Build on and/or develop this large tract just outside city limits in Santa Fe County. Pastoral setting with great mountain views and remarkable convenience to town. Ride your horse and walk your dog along lovely Arroyo Hondo. 43 acres divided in four parcels. Strong domestic well.