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The Eason Ranch

Posted on: November 4th, 2022 by

The Eason Ranch is a turn-key offering of 16 deeded sections (10,240 acres) plus one section of State lease (640 acres). Gently rolling hills characterize the topography of this grazing operation carrying 163 cow/calf pairs and ten bulls. The views are big and pretty, with purple mountains in the distance.

The seller runs trophy antelope hunts (pronghorn), helping an average of seven hunters harvest big bucks each year. Most of the bucks taken are 75-inches and over, some approaching an 80-inch Boone & Crocket Score. Hunters are fed and housed on the ranch and pay $3,000 to $4,000 per tag for 3-day hunts. Mule deer, elk, and oryx round out the big game animals that frequent this high-plains ranch (6,300 feet), but the current owner does not focus on hunting them.

Located 6 miles east of Claunch, the headquarters (south parcel) has a brick, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, plus a 30-foot x 60-foot metal shop. There is a large hay shed, an older wooden horse barn with six stalls, and a tack room. A big set of working pens and scales sit near the hay shed. One well (500 feet) and two storage tanks feed multiple drinkers in roughly six different pastures and two traps. These ten sections are in New Mexico Game Unit 18 (rifle friendly).

The ranchs second piece (north parcel) is four miles north of Claunch and has six deeded sections along with the State Lease land. There is also one well here (900 feet) and two storage tanks feeding multiple drinkers in multiple pastures on this parcel. Both wells on the ranch have new pumps. These seven sections are in New Mexico Game Unit 38.

New Mexico property taxes are low, and ag exemptions bring them down lower. The seller believes they have all the mineral rights and will convey what they have. The ranch is enrolled in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which provided $58,000 in the recent year. As of mid-August, five inches of rain had fallen on the ranch, and the range is in excellent condition. The sellers have a local cattle partner running the grazing operation who owns one-third of the livestock. The owners two-thirds of the cattle are included in the asking price.

Chupadera Ranch

Posted on: November 4th, 2022 by

Chupadera Ranch is 37,644 acres of grazing land characterized by gently rolling hills with pretty purple mountain views. Lying about 40 minutes east of Interstate 25, the ranch is 54% deeded acreage, 36% state lease, and 10% BLM lease all in Socorro County. Rated to carry 580 cow-calf pairs, it also boasts the attraction of quality hunting (GMU 18) for elk, deer, pronghorn, and Oryx. A cattleman leases the ranch grazing for approximately $10,000 a month. Further, a $35,665 annual lease with White Sands Missile Range for fly-over and evacuation provides additional payments if evacuation is called for.

Currently, the ranch is conservatively stocked with 400 pairs. Moreover, the monsoon rains have been excellent this year, and the range is very healthy! There are five wells on the property, and water is distributed to a variety of drinkers. The drinkers attract wildlife, are thick with dove, hold coveys of quail, and anchor big-game-animal movement across the ranch. The owner has kept hunting to a minimum but can issue Landowner Tags for elk, deer, and Oryx at their discretion. Oryx are visually stunning, and good populations like this are rare. Free-ranging African Oryx in the United States are unique to New Mexico and can be hunted year-round. Additionally, the ranch receives four pronghorn (antelope) tags each year.

Romero Hills Ranch

Posted on: October 23rd, 2022 by

Romero Hills Ranch is 2288+/- deeded acres of pristine forested land near the charming village of Mora, New Mexico. The Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire ripped through Northern New Mexico in the spring of 2022, destroying thousands of acres of forest, but this ranch was miraculously spared. Healthy pinons and large Ponderosas cover the peaks and canyons. Healthy rangeland covers the lower elevations. Abundant wildlife, including large elk, mule deer, and black bears, wander this diverse landscape. Spectacular views of the Mora River Valley to the west and Hermits Peak to the south.

Romero Hills Ranch has excellent opportunities for horseback riding and endless hiking. Historical petroglyphs adorn several large boulders and caves. Located in Game Management Unit 46. Elevations range from 7100 ft to 8400 ft.

Romero Hills Ranch is private, yet not isolated. It is 35 minutes from Las Vegas, one hour from Taos, 90 minutes from Santa Fe, and only 30 minutes to skiing at nearby Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. Morphy Lake State Park is only 18 minutes away, with trout fishing and canoeing in a beautiful setting. Coyote Creek State Park is 22 minutes away and is an excellent fly-fishing destination.

Enjoy cool summers with the convenience of easy year-round access via NM 518. Romero Hills Ranch is an ideal location to build your dream home with endless views of the Mora River Valley or build a private off-grid cabin deep in the forest with views of the iconic Hermits Peak.

Uncle Bill’s Farm & Ranch

Posted on: August 12th, 2022 by

Uncle Bills Farm and Ranch in Socorro County, New Mexico includes 37,941 acres of farming and grazing lands, along with 533 annual consumptive acre-feet of pre-1907 water rights. The 297-acres of farm, mostly cultivated ground, (Mountain View Farm) are located in Las Nutrias off the Rio Grande River and irrigation water is delivered via Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) ditches. The grazing range (Chupadera Ranch) lies 40 minutes to the southeast of the farm and is 54% deeded acreage, 36% state lease, and 10% BLM lease. Not including farm production, the ranch is rated to carry 580 cow-calf pairs, and it also boasts the extra attraction of quality hunting (GMU 18) for Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, and Oryx. The farm is leased by a dairy for $5,000 a month, and the ranch grazing is leased for approximately $10,000 a month. Further, there is a $35,665 annual lease with White Sands Missile Range for fly-over and evacuation which provides additional payments if evacuation is called for.

The farm is planted in Sorghum Sudangrass that is utilized for silage by a dairy milking four thousand cows. The dairy farmer told the broker that the farms water right is interesting to him because it could also be extracted from wells if desired, not just delivered from MRGCD ditches, which could be very advantageous. Dove, Quail, Pheasant, and Turkey call the farm home. Waterfowl use the irrigation ditches and flyway heavily including ducks, geese, and magnificent Sandhill Cranes. There is also an annual depradation Elk hunt in the Rio Grande Bosque and the farm is awarded tags.

Currently the ranch is stocked with 400 pairs and the rangeland is healthy. There are five wells on the property and water is distributed to a variety of drinkers. The drinkers attract wildlife, are thick with dove, hold quail coveys, and anchor big-game-animal movement across the ranch. The owners have kept hunting to a minimum, but can issue Landowner Tags for Elk, Deer, and Oryx at thier discretion. Oryx are visually stunning and good populations like this are rare. Free-ranging African Oryx in the United States are unique to New Mexico and can be hunted year-round. Additionally, the ranch receives four pronghorn tags each year.

Arkansas River – 900 28th Ln, Pueblo

Posted on: May 13th, 2021 by Greg Walker

UNDERCONTRACT 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. St Charles Mesa is a very desirable area, convenient to Pueblo and I25. Try River Ranches dot com UNDERCONTRACT

Rio Grande del Norte

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by

Rio Grande Del Norte is 810 deeded acres containing 3/4 mile of the Rio Grande River. It is a gorgeous canyon setting with elevations at 7,750 dropping down to 7,400 at the river bottom. A private trailhead (shared) provides rare river access into the gorge. Wild yet accessible, the ranch offers unique fishing for large brown trout and northern pike. Deer, elk, and other wildlife traverse the property constantly. A great variety of waterfowl utilizes the river heavily. In 2016 when the owner of an adjoining 275 acres applied, they received one private lands rifle-hunt deer tag.

The ranch abuts vast public lands on two sides. A large tract of BLM makes up the western boundary (across the river), then to the south, the 243,000 acre Rio Grande del Norte National Monument sprawls into New Mexico. Massive, stunning 360-degree views take in distant snow-capped mountains, and Ute Mountain rises in the southern foreground begging to be climbed. A historic gauging station with a cable car still hangs over this vital watershed. This is an exciting, charismatic live water environment that sings out the majestic nature of the Rio Grande – a river wildlife corridor that reaches 1,900 miles across three states! A solitary but easy-to-access location, the property is less than one hour from Taos, New Mexico, with gas and groceries available in nearby Costilla, New Mexico.

Costilla County is 95% privately owned. Land trusts and the BLM are very interested in expanding protected lands here. Large private river parcels are not common, so this one presents an opportunity for conservation. Currently, however, there are no conservation easements or restrictions. It is just a dramatic, private get-away where one can fish, explore, hunt, and hike to their hearts content. Bring your pop-up, Fifth Wheel, or rock-star bus. The county-maintained dirt roads are pretty good. There are also some off-grid homes in the immediate area.

Much is written about the Rio Grande Gorge, but in The Last Beautiful Days of Autumn, Milagro Beanfield War author John Nichols reflects, I experience a great lust to disappear into the Rio Grande Gorge, there to spend afternoons among basalt boulders, plying the low clear river for trout. Everything physical seems to come together, in my body and on the surrounding land. Each perfect day, I know, is going to be the last beautiful day of autumn.

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.

The forest received some burning in the recent wildfires, the vast majority of it categorized by USFS as low intensity.

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.

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