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Mesa Springs Ranch

Posted on: September 12th, 2022 by

Mesa Springs Ranch is 4,488 acres of land at the base of historic Glorieta Mesa, only 45 minutes from historic Santa Fe. A beautifully remodeled 7,435 square foot custom adobe hacienda blends perfectly with its environment and is the jewel of the property. One of the largest contiguous tracts in the area, the ranch has 3,888 deeded and 600 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lease acres. It borders Santa Fe National Forest for six miles along its western edge. The heart of this beautiful ranch are the springs in Manzanares Canyon that provide much-needed water for wildlife. Elk and deer frequent this property, along with bears, coyotes, foxes, and bobcats. Eagles and hawks use the Mesa Edge to search for prey.
The topography consists of meadows and hills covered by pinon and juniper trees. Large ponderosas are found in the higher elevations approaching the Mesa. The grama grass rangeland has been grazed only sparingly and is in excellent condition. Rugged canyons cross through the property, dotted by numerous ruins of old homesteads and Native American artifactsan indicator of the extensive human history on this ranch. The elevation ranges from 6,100 feet to 7,200 feet. Horse enthusiasts will appreciate the trails from the property that connect directly to Glorieta Mesa within the Santa Fe National Forest.
The large adobe hacienda provides an inviting place to relax with friends and family in a private and spectacular setting. The adobe home consists of four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. A lovely chefs kitchen and four kiva fireplaces contribute to the charming atmosphere. In addition to the generous living spaces, the home offers a game room, sunroom/greenhouse, and office.
The hacienda amenities include radiant floor heat, refrigerated air, flagstone and tile floors, plaster walls, and viga and latilla ceilings, offering New Mexico authenticity.
The outdoor living spaces provide expansive views of the Pecos River Valley below and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance, making entertaining easy under the portal.

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.

Los Trigos Ranch

Posted on: April 1st, 2022 by Robert Martin

Los Trigos Ranch is an iconic 612 acre Pecos River property just 30 minutes from Santa Fe. Los Trigos was part of Tex Austins Forked Lightning Ranch, later owned by Buddy Fogelson and his wife, actress Greer Garson. Owned and loved by the Cowles family since 1990, Los Trigos sits directly between the two properties formerly owned by Jane Fonda and Val Kilmer.

The six-building compound was custom designed by the architect and late owners, Bill Cowles and his wife Ginny, who raised and trained Norwegian Fjord horses on the property The cohesive exteriors of all buildings in the compound are Northern New Mexico pitched-roof style, with unique vertical wood planks and plaster chinking. The improvements include an owners residence, managers house, foaling barn with office, stables, workshop, and a detached studio. A machinery barn and a small river cabin are outside the main compound.

Almost two miles of the trout-filled Pecos River meanders through the middle of the ranch, dotted by majestic cottonwoods and native willows. With its deep pools and white riffles, the river offers some of the best fly fishing in the state. Large elk, mule deer, and black bears roam the property. Los Trigos adjoins the Santa Fe National Forest on the north, offering endless recreational possibilities. Los Trigos is truly remarkable.

HIPICO of Santa Fe

Posted on: April 24th, 2021 by

Rio Grande del Norte

Posted on: April 5th, 2021 by

Rio Grande Del Norte is 1,085 deeded acres containing 1.3 miles of Rio Grande River. It is a gorgeous canyon setting with elevations at 7,750 dropping down to 7,400 in the river bottom. A private trailhead provides rare river access into the gorge. Wild yet accessible, the ranch offers unique fishing for large brown and rainbow trout, and northern pike. Deer, elk, and other wildlife traverse the property constantly. A grand variety of waterfowl utilizes the river heavily. In 2016 when the owner of the 275 acres applied, they received a 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. Huge, stunning 360-degree views take in distant snow-capped mountains, and Ute Mountain rises up in the southern foreground begging to be climbed. A historic gauging station with a cable car still hangs over the river hinting at past politics of this important 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 1900 miles across three states! A solitary but easy access location, the property is less than one hour from Taos, New Mexico with gas and groceries available in nearby Costilla, NM.

Costilla County is 95% privately owned. Land trusts and government agencies are very interested in expanding protected lands here. Large private river parcels are not common, so this one presents 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.