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Arkansas River – 900 28th Ln, Pueblo

Posted on: May 13th, 2021 by Greg Walker

River frontage and bluff building sites. Spring-fed pond. 35 acres in two legal parcels. This is the good stuff! Two building sites on top that overlook the river valley with Pikes Peak Views. Some large, very nice houses along the bluffs, but this land is also very private. A wonderful weeping-willow-lined spring-fed pond is on top along with the bluff building sites (8 acres total on top). No covenants or restrictions. The lower land contains both sides of the Arkansas River where wildlife abounds (27 acres in the bottom). Bottomlands are not all floodplain! Hunt, fish, and graze livestock before and after building the house of your dreams. Currently there is a deer blind on the lower land but seller reserves the right to remove. The St Charles Mesa area is a very desirable area, convenient to Pueblo and I25. Try River Ranches dot com

Mora River Refuge

Posted on: April 4th, 2021 by

Charming Mora Valley land with the river running through it! This one-of-a-kind, well-designed, red iron steel building is nicely situated between a state-maintained road and the riverfront. Over 5,700 square feet of heated living space plus an attached 3-car garage!

This house, finished on the outside, mostly finished and fitted-out but not complete inside, lays the groundwork for your custom choices for a beautiful, solid, open style large home on the Mora River in the pristine Chacon Valley. This Mora River propertys 170 acres include the most beautiful views in Northeastern New Mexico among its forest, meadows, and over 1,000 ft of river frontage on both sides. Broadband, high-speed fiber optics (100Mb), and area cell phone coverage will allow you to easily work remotely from this beautiful mountain get-away.

Fish for trout in the meandering Mora River. Hunt elk and mule deer on your own land. The forest, meadow, and river combine to create a great habitat for wildlife such as hawks, eagles, owls, bears, beaver, coyotes, mountain lions, and even lynx! Bring your horses, and they will love the place. If your two-mile-long, big backyard doesnt satisfy all your wanderlust, there are over a million acres of public land in the nearby Carson National Forest. This refuge is pleasantly private yet conveniently located with good, paved access on NM Hwy 121. The property is 45 minutes from Las Vegas, one hour from Taos, and one hour and 45 minutes from Santa Fe, each with its own public airport.

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 Gorge Ranch

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

275 +/- 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 this property’s south 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 amenities 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.

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

Rio Rojo Canyon Ranch, GMU 47
3,468 acres with 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. Because of the unique nature of the habitat, this property has been under consideration by the NM Department of Game and Fish for the re-introduction of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. 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

Cottonwood Springs Ranch – North

Posted on: July 11th, 2020 by

Price Reduced! Cottonwood Springs North is a private riverfront ranch with 1078 acres. 2 miles of Pecos River run through a scenic canyon. Rare road into river bottom. The river forms nice pools around giant boulders and is lined with mature cottonwoods. Dramatic side canyons also hold spring-fed pools in their bottoms. Historically this ranch is the southwest corner of the Jose Perea Land Grant which got contested after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago. The grant was held until it could be recognized thus the explanation for the many stone ruins and long runs of old stacked stone fences on the property. For centuries prior, Native Americans chipped arrowheads on the protected ledges overlooking the river making for great arrowhead hunting. This is beautiful canyon-edge grass-country interspersed w/ Mesquite, Pinon, Juniper, Oak, and Cottonwood accented with rock formations. Fabulous bass fishing and turkey hunting with some deer, quail, and waterfowl. The Pecos River tailwater below Santa Rosa Lake is an excellent warm water fishery. Quality water like this is hard to find especially in Eastern New Mexico. Easy access via Interstate 40, one & 1/2 hours from Santa Fe or Albuquerque, two & 1/2 hours from Amarillo, and 10 minutes from Santa Rosa. $850,000

Cottonwood Springs Ranch – South

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by

Cottonwood Springs South is a beautiful riverfront ranch containing 453 acres with over 1/3 mile of exceptional spring-fed Pecos River. There is a rare 4WD road down into the 250 deep canyon. In the bottom, the river forms nice pools around giant boulders and is lined with mature cottonwoods. On top there are a variety of fascinating sink holes as well as some stone ruins and runs of old stacked stone fence. For centuries, Native Americans chipped arrowheads on the protected ledges overlooking the river making for great arrowhead hunting. This is beautiful canyon-edge grass-country interspersed w/ Mesquite, Pinon, Juniper, Oak, and Cottonwood accented with unique rock formations. Fabulous bass fishing and turkey hunting with mule deer, quail, and waterfowl. Wildlife also benefits from 3 stock ponds. The Pecos River tailwater below Santa Rosa Lake is an excellent warm water fishery. Easy access via Interstate 40, one & 1/2 hours from Santa Fe or Albuquerque, two & 1/2 hours from Amarillo, and 10 minutes from Santa Rosa. $495,000

Canadian River Canyon Ranch

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by

Dramatic Canadian River Ranch with good access and good roads. This is Big Country with spectacular canyon and mountain views from high grasslands. Over 2 miles of deeded river frontage. The northern piece is 1642 acres +/-. The southern piece is 1667 acres +/-. Located only 12 miles from the friendly community of Roy. 581 ACRES WAS ADDED TO THIS OFFERING ON THE SOUTHERN END! PRICE WAS INCREASED PROPORTIONATELY AT $500 PER ACRE.

The country works like an inverted mountain. Grassland mesas give way to ponderosa pine-dotted ridgelines and huge, amazing views. Then there is transition from scrub-oak, pinon/juniper down 600 feet into bottom lands with riparian habitat where cottonwoods and willows grow. ABUNDANT Wildlife including elk, mule deer, turkey, bear, mountain lion, and bobcat. UNLIMITED Land Owner NO DRAW ELK PERMITS in a hunting unit with no public elk hunting!

Broken out of the 14,000 acre Maddox Ranch in 2007, this ranch is currently being improved with new fences and grazing leases have been signed. Investment in the test well located in the center of this property is probably the next good idea. Currently livestock is watered from multiple stock ponds and the river.

A paradise for the explorer, there are numerous stacked stone ruins and long abandoned homesteads. Old cemeteries are scattered in the area, and the southern ranch is near the historic village of Armenta Plaza. State land parcels also adjoin, as well as some BLM.

There are many choice building sites, and electricity comes off the rim down to a cul-de-sac in the center of the property.

Located between Wagon Mound & Roy, Santa Fe is 145 miles away. “The Canadian Gorge is, simply, the biggest & deepest canyon on the American Great Plains” Dan Flores, Caprock Canyon Lands/UT Press. You will not find another sprawling canyon ranch with river frontage and an abundance of wildlife for this price!