Cottonwood Springs is a private riverfront ranch consisting of 1536 deeded acres with 2 1/3 miles of Pecos River running through a scenic canyon. Multiple springs provide constant flow that creates an exceptional fishery for largemouth and smallmouth bass. There is rare 4WD road down into the 250 foot deep canyon. 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. 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.
Property Map / Directions
Between I40 and Santa Rosa Lake on West Side of Pecos River, see attached map, call broker for showing.