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Big Wyoming Ranch
#342041
Weston, 
150,085.00 acres
The Big Wyoming Ranch is a combination of three large, low-overhead grass ranches, all of which are easily-accessible year-round via well-maintained graveled county roads. The ranch consists of 91,746+ deeded acres, 8,240± State of Wyoming lease acres, 33,560± Thunder Basin National Grassland permit acres, and 16,539± BLM lease acres for a total of 150,085+ acres. Historically, the Big Wyoming Ranch has been used as a year-round cow/calf operation and is owner-rated for an average of 3,660 pairs plus bulls and ranch horses. The ranch is well watered and consists of several solar wells, submersible wells, windmills, reservoirs and live water that provide ample water for livestock and wildlife. Grazing is maximized with cross-fencing and underground pipelines to provide stock water strategically throughout the ranch. Improvements include twelve houses, shops, storage buildings, barns, several additional livestock sheds and other outbuildings, and several sets of working corrals. The Big Wyoming Ranch a superb, low-overhead grass ranch with extensive variety of wildlife that includes mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, elk, wild turkeys, and a several species of small game.
$50,369,000
Blue Hills Elk Ranch
#262117
Catron, 
5,430.00 acres
Majestic mesas, a familiar landmark of southwestern New Mexico, covered in pinon, juniper, and cedar, along with open meadows of gramma grass and wildflowers make up the terrain and landscape of Blue Hills Elk Ranch. Spectacular sunrises over the Sawtooth Mountains in the wee hours of the morning, distant views of the snowcapped, 11,300 foot, Mount Taylor in the winter months, along with the anticipation of seeing elk, antelope, mule deer, predators, small game, and a variety of feathered friends enhance the surroundings of Blue Hills Elk Ranch, making each day an adventure in itself. The Blue Hills Elk Ranch is located at a comfortable elevation of 7,200 feet, between Pie Town and Grants, in New Mexico’s largest county, Catron County. Situated in Game Management Unit 12 the ranch received 5 highly coveted rifle elk tags. Healthy gramma grass and numerous drinkers provide feed and water for 70 to 80 AUM year-round on approximately 5,430 acres of deeded lands and 640 acres of state leased lands. Unique to hunting in southwestern New Mexico, the Blue Hills Elk Ranch typically receives 5 rifle elk permits annually. Several trophy bulls scoring over 375 have been taken in Unit 12 over the past several years, and no doubt others will be taken in years to come. Other hunting in the area, and on the ranch, includes mountain lion, black bear, coyotes, and other small game species. Historically Blue Hills Elk Ranch runs a minimum of 70 to 80 cows year round, although this number can increase to 100 with good precipitation. The ranch is divided into 4 pastures with good water distribution throughout. The north portion of the ranch has one well and storage tank, and 2 dirt tanks. Natural lakes in the northeast corner provide additional water for livestock and wildlife. A very good, 480 foot well on the south portion of the ranch is solar powered with a 220 horse submersible pump. It supplies a 5,000 gallon water storage tank and pipeline to 3 large rubber tire tanks in 3 separate pastures. The south portion of the ranch has 2 dirt tanks. Heading north from The Blue Hills Elk Ranch to Grants and I-40 takes approximately 45 minutes and from I-40 east to Albuquerque takes approximately 1 hour. The famous little community of Pie Town is about 30 minutes south of Blue Hills Elk Ranch. Blue Hills Elk Ranch experiences four splendid seasons. Rocky red bluffs covered in winter snow, the early warmth of spring, sudden summer thunderstorms, and fall pastures of green grass and wildflowers exemplify the beauty of Blue Hills Elk Ranch. Located in a semi-arid climate, the ranch receives an annual precipitation of 11 inches. Average high temperatures are in the 70s and average low temperatures are in the 30s with the sun shining 275 to 300 days a year. Over 6,000 acres of magnificent country with scenic views in all directions, terrain that ranges from grassy meadows to rocky bluffs and rolling pinon juniper covered mountains, 5 rifle elk tags in an excellent hunting area, and the capacity to run a minimum of 70 to 80 cows year round, amounts to a fantastic ranch with a multitude of surrounding beauty and recreational
$4,300,000
Quinlan Ranch
#413953
Rio Arriba, 
17,072.00 acres
Chas. S. Middleton and Son (Sam Middleton) and Hall and Hall (Jeff Buerger) are pleased to announce that we have teamed together to exclusively offer for sale the Quinlan Ranch. The 17,072.12± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch is a superlative mountain hunting property located just three miles west of Chama, New Mexico. The Quinlan, as it is known, spans over 26 square miles in a single block of contiguous land with no private inholdings or public roads across it. In recent years, the nearby Overley Tract was purchased, making a great addition to the Quinlan. The Quinlan itself, comprises of 16,718 acres and the Overley, which is located approximately one-quarter mile south of the Quinlan, is an additional 353.6 acres. The Overley Tract contains a substantial amount of proven water rights, a major portion of which have now been transferred to the Quinlan, used to enhance the Quinlan’s large trout ponds. Offering an unequaled combination of size, privacy, accessibility, and scenery, the Quinlan controls the entire eastern slope of the 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain and is comprised of ecologically diverse and rich mountain and valley floor terrain. This large holding features outstanding big game hunting, expansive vistas, fishing, limitless recreational activities, and numerous water resources that are complimented by excellent infrastructure and quality accommodations. Thoughtful habitat and wildlife management ensures that the Quinlan is home to significant populations of resident elk, mule deer, black bear and turkey. Distinguishing the Quinlan from other western hunting properties is the fact that an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 head of elk from the San Juan Elk Herd migrate through the Quinlan and the neighboring 20,000 acre elk preserve – the Edward Sargent Wildlife Area, each fall. Ownership, family, friends, and clients can easily hunt the Quinlan as it currently receives 63 rifle bull elk permits, 24 bull elk archery permits and 29 cow elk permits from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Numerous trophy elk and mule deer are taken here every year and the ranch has been featured on many outdoor pursuit television shows. Additional trophy and management elk hunting opportunities exist within the on-site Rim Rock Elk Park which is a licensed 2,000± acre high-fenced Class A Game Park. Currently, the Game Park includes approximately 90 adult bulls, 85 cows, 10 yearling females, 7 yearling males, 21 female calves and 23 male calves. Well suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan has year-round access off of US Highway 84. Improvements include the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge, two “glamping” bathhouses and covered cooking and eating areas, a 10,000± square foot barn with sleeping quarters, office, garage, and state-of-the-art elk handling facilities, as well as several paddock areas for privately owned elk. The ranch also boasts an exceptional internal road network with over 65 miles of private roads, buried water and electrical lines, as well as approximately 40 ponds – several of which are stocked with trout. The listing price includes 100 percent of the appurtenant mineral rights*, all privately owned elk, and an extensive inventory of essential ranch equipment and rolling stock (See Quinlan Ranch Inventory). *Seller believes, but will not warrant, that it owns 100 percent of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership. LOCATION Situated in the mountainous country of the upper Chama Valley in northern Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, the Quinlan Ranch lies less than half a mile from the Colorado state line and just three miles west of the historic community of Chama. The western boundary of the majority of the ranch straddles the Continental Divide. The property is adjacent to the Edward Sargent Wildlife Management Area and a short drive from the Carson and Rio Grande National Forests as well as the Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation and Bill Humphries Wildlife Management Area. Driving time to Pagosa Springs, Colorado and the Stevens Field FBO is 45 minutes from the ranch headquarters. The Stevens Field Airport offers an 8,100 x 100 foot runway capable of landing larger private aircraft as well as new FBO facilities offering a full range of services and amenities. The Wolf Creek Ski Area is located just a few minutes outside of Pagosa Springs and is easily accessible from the ranch. Durango, Colorado and commercial air service at the Durango-La Plata County Airport is a two-hour drive from the ranch. Santa Fe and Taos, the arts and cultural meccas of the Southwest, are each less than two hours to the south and east, respectively. Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Sunport/airport are a three-hour drive to the south. LOCALE The Chama Valley of northern New Mexico straddles the Rio Chama or Chama River and serves as a transition zone between the high peaks of the San Juan Mountain Range and the painted cliffs and bluffs of the lower elevation San Juan Basin. Located at an elevation of 7,800 feet, the valley floor is lined with lush meadows, willows, and ancient cottonwood stands. Elevations rise to the north and east with the 12,021 foot Chama Peak anchoring the northern head of the valley. The eastern backdrop of the valley is the San Juan Mountain Range with many peaks and mountain tops rising to elevations in excess of 10,000 feet. The valley opens to the San Juan Basin to the west. Relatively undiscovered, the Chama Valley is controlled by large private holdings and expansive tracts of state and federal lands. The general aesthetic is more in line with the mountainous regions of southern Colorado. Here, views are dominated by the snow-capped peaks, aspen and pine forests, and giant ponderosas that rise dramatically above the river bottom. From its headwaters just a few miles to the north in Colorado, the trout-laden Rio Chama flows through the community of Chama and continues south for nearly 130 miles to its eventual confluence with the Rio Grande. The nearby community of Chama, New Mexico, sits near the head of the Chama Valley and just south of the Colorado state line. An historic 1880s railroad town, Chama has long enjoyed a strong ranching and agricultural-based culture. Thanks to its mountain location and limitless recreation opportunities, the community has quietly gained notoriety as a four-season mountain destination. In addition to exceptional angling and hunting, Chama also provides hiking, trail rides, snowmobiling, proximity to excellent skiing at the Wolf Creek Ski Area and Taos Ski Valley. Chama is the home to the Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railroad. The Cumbres & Toltec’s historic coal-fired steam engine provides scenic train rides through the mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. In addition to the year-round activities, Chama and the greater Chama Valley have become a place where hunters arrive from around the world to pursue trophy elk and mule deer in what is arguably some of the best game habitat imaginable. HISTORY The Quinlan Ranch has been under only two ownerships since 1912 when the property was purchased and operated by Ed Sargent and later, his heirs, the Quinlan Family. A pioneering rancher in northern New Mexico, Mr. Sargent accumulated tens of thousands of acres of ideal mountain property in the region which he and his family members ranched for decades. The neighboring Edward Sargent Wildlife Area which borders the Quinlan to the east for over eight miles and was also previously owned by Mr. Sargent, is named after him. The Peters family from Santa Fe acquired the 12,000± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch from the Quinlan family in 2005. In 2007, the Peters family added over 4,000 additional acres to this holding through the acquisitions of the adjacent Garcia Ranch. The addition of the Garcia Ranch increased the size of the Quinlan 16,718± deeded acres. More recently, the Peters family added the nearby Overley Tract containing 353.6 acres. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Traveling west on US Highway 84 just three miles from Chama, New Mexico, one’s first glimpse of the Quinlan Ranch is of its lower elevation southern boundary and the Willow Creek drainage. This open valley sits at an elevation of just over 7,700 feet and rises in elevation to the north and west into rolling hills, ridges, and draws interspersed with open parks and stands of ponderosa pine and mountain oak. Following Willow Creek to the north, one encounters a series of large trout ponds, and a 100-acre food plot. To the east of Willow Creek is the Rim Rock Elk Park breeding pens, elk handling and facilities buildings, and the southern fence line of Rim Rock Elk Park. To the west of Willow Creek is the “Garcia” portion of the ranch which includes the aforementioned food plot and a side valley that is home to the horse camp, complete with a bathhouse, large-group dining shelter, as well as “glamping” sites. Comprised of rolling hills, the Garcia is a blend of open parks and large stands of oak with intermittent ponderosa and juniper trees. Situated at the southern end of the Garcia is the aptly named Garcia Lodge. Built for the purpose of housing and entertaining guests, the lodge is conveniently accessed from the highway. Set on a hillside overlooking the Chama Valley, Garcia Lodge sits in a location where it will not impact wildlife. Effectively separating the lower and southern portion of the ranch from the upper mountain country are a series of broad slopes and rimrock capped buttes that juts out dramatically above the landscape. Separated by a series of canyons and smaller drainages, these buttes top out at over 8,700 feet. From their respective summits, one can enjoy expansive views of the valley floor below. The easternmost buttes on the ranch are contained within the Rim Rock Elk Park. The game park runs along a portion of the eastern boundary of the ranch and is comprised largely of steeply timbered slopes that give way to benches and open meadows at the lower elevations. To the north and behind the buttes is the center of the ranch. Accessed by a number of internal roads, this portion of the ranch is defined by broad basins with large trout ponds and grass-laden meadows. The basins are intersected by a series of ridges and are ringed on all sides by mountain slopes covered with aspen groves, pine, and oak forests. Willow Creek winds down from its headwater at the north end of the ranch through one of the broad valleys here before dropping into a canyon and down to the southern end of the property. Water resources are numerous with a number of ponds scattered throughout the various drainages and small creeks feeding down from higher elevations. These open meadows and water sources are heavily utilized by the wildlife that bed among the surrounding ridges and mountain slopes. Elevations along the basin floors begin at around 8,100 feet and rise to the east to over 8,700 feet along the summit of the long ridge that serves as the eastern border of the property. From the top of this ridge one can survey the ranch’s undulating interior reaches back to the west and north and look down to the east upon the neighboring Edward Sargent Wildlife Area. Elevations climb more gradually to the west and top out at over 8,600 feet along a series of knobs along the western boundary line which is the North American Continental Divide. From the center of the ranch, elevations ascend to the north, with the terrain becoming more mountainous in nature and forested with large stands of aspen, spruce, and fir. Anchoring the northwestern end of the ranch is 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain. The Quinlan controls the entire eastern slope of this mountain which is heavily timbered and serves as a sanctuary for large numbers of elk. The High Camp is also located here and provides guests with a high-country destination from which they can relax and enjoy a meal or even a hot shower. Strategically located ponds and an eight-acre trout lake sit at the base of Chromo Mountain – all of which draw wildlife out of the timbered mountainside. A series of forested ridges separated by drainages with open valley floors define the northern end of the ranch. The origination point for Willow Creek is also located here and sits just within the property boundary. The Edward Sargent Wildlife Area is the neighbor to the north and east. Large, privately held ranches are the neighbors to the west and northwest. From the higher points of the upper or northern portion of the ranch, one can survey miles of the Quinlan Ranch to the south, or look north to Chama Peak and the San Juan Mountains. IMPROVEMENTS When the Peters family acquired the Quinlan Ranch it was a traditional livestock property with the only improvements being a tin-tack structure, a few horse pens, as well as a 1,500-acre game park that was lacking trophy genetics. There was some fencing in place, but no electricity, no water development or wells, no facilities for employees or guests, and no fishing. Internal roads were limited and those in the northern portion of the ranch were so impassable that all hunting was conducted on horseback. With quality habitat enhancement and thoughtful improvement and infrastructure development, the Peters family has molded the property into a destination sporting property – all while preserving the ranch’s native environment. GARCIA LODGE Conveniently located on a hillside overlooking the Chama Valley is the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge. This two-story lodge features 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, a commercial kitchen and large dining area, as well as the ranch’s gathering place, a grand room with a river rock fireplace. Well-suited as a commercial or corporate lodge or personal retreat, Garcia Lodge is comfortably furnished and easily accessed off of Highway 64. HORSE CAMP The horse camp is tucked into a private valley to the east of Willow Creek in the southern end of the ranch. Primarily utilized during the ranch’s large trail riding events, the camp includes “glamping” sites, a large kitchen shelter with a hot water sink and grills as well as a dining shelter. Complete with propane lighting and views of the ranch’s rimrock outcroppings, the dining shelter accommodates over 70 guests. The third primary structure at the horse camp is a large bathhouse with a large storage area, four toilets, six showers and four sinks with hot water provided by two on-demand water heaters. HIGH CAMP Utilized as a destination for trail rides and rest and relief area for anglers and hunters in the northern reaches of the ranch, the high camp features a large shelter structure, water catchment system with storage tanks, as well as a bathhouse with a tub, showers and sinks with hot water, as well as toilets. FACILITIES BARN Sited in the southeastern corner of the property is the 10,000± square foot barn that serves as the base of ranch operations for the Quinlan. In addition to containing offices, the barn has living quarters with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a kitchen capable of housing a 12-member guide team. Included in the shop is a large garage or repair shop with a gantry, truck lift, and a walk-in cooler for game. The elk handling facility for the private elk herd is also housed within the barn. A series of handling pens, alleys, and a hydraulic chute with an overhead gangway ensures safe and easy handling of private elk for both herd health maintenance and artificial insemination purposes. A fenced alleyway links the barn to numerous paddock areas which are utilized by trophy breeder bull elk and cow elk. The barnyard has two large grain bins for the storage of alfalfa pellets as well as an additional elevated bin for Antler Max supplemental feed. Two double-walled 5,000 gallon tanks in the barnyard are used to provide fuel to hunting vehicles and heavy equipment. INFRASTRUCTURE In addition to constructing the improvements needed to sustain their operations, the Peters family has continually improved the Quinlan Ranch’s infrastructure. One of the first projects the family undertook was to open access up to the ranch by rebuilding the internal road system. Investing in a road grader and bulldozer, the family turned nearly impassible two-track jeep roads into nearly 65 miles of quality ranch roads. Road base materials have been placed on the most heavily traveled roads and two semi loads worth of culverts were put in place to divert runoff drainage. Along with the private road system, seven miles of buried power lines, as well as 15 miles of water lines, were installed. A well was also put in place as was a water collection system along Willow Creek that pumps water into two 10,000-gallon storage tanks with a radio controlled float system. This water system feeds over 50 water spigots that supply water to the barn, horse pens, elk pens, bathhouse, horse camp kitchen and potential future cabin sites. A solar powered radio system was also installed to ensure guides and staff can communicate from every corner of the property. In 2008 the Peters family initiated a multi-year water catchment and water feature improvement project. Signature lakes including the Honeymoon and Willow Creek Lakes as well as a number of stock ponds were first reconstructed. New stock ponds were constructed, and in each of the last ten years, additional fishing lakes were built or deepened in order to improve trout habitat. The ranch retained the services of Joe Urbani and Urbani Fisheries, LLC, a leading provider of aquatic habitat enhancement and stream, river, and lake reconstruction out of Bozeman, Montana to oversee and improve its trout habitat and development work. With Mr. Urbani’s oversight, the ranch added aquatic benches and agri drains to existing trout ponds. Aquatic bug and plant life quality were enhanced and the ranch now provides excellent still water trout fishing on a number of bodies of private water. These significant hydrological projects greatly benefitted wildlife, opened the door to an angling clientele base, and reshaped the ranch’s aesthetic look and feel. An eight-foot-high game fence contains the 2,000-acre Rim Rock Elk Park which is located in the very rugged and mountainous terrain in the southeastern portion of the ranch. The park has been improved through a series of projects including removal of underbrush, logging of key areas identified by a forester, extensive reseeding of grasses, and additional roads through and around the park perimeter. Wildlife habitat improvement practices continue to be implemented on the ranch. Along with a noxious weed control program, the ranch utilizes forestry management practices with logging conducted in key wildlife crossing corridors and other areas identified by a forestry consultant, as well as remediation of logging sites left from the prior owners. In addition to the forestry work, the ranch has tilled and seeded areas of the ranch that were previously overgrazed by cattle. These food plots, including a 100-acre food plot located on the west bank of lower Willow Creek, are now well-utilized by wildlife. CLIMATE Located at an elevation of 7,800± feet and receiving an average of 300 days of sunshine, Chama enjoys a favorable year-round climate. Summertime temperatures reach into the high 70’s and the mid 80’s, while average daytime winter temperatures typically range between the 30’s to mid 40’s. Boasting a remarkable year-round climate, the average snowfall is nearly 100 inches, with annual precipitation over 20 inches. HUNTING OPERATIONS The Quinlan Ranch stands alone as a property with a large-scale commercial hunting operation that provides high rates of success for trophy elk – year in and year out. The ranch also offers excellent hunts for trophy mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, as well as spring turkey. As a result of its location, land stewardship practices, professional staff, facilities, and quality game management, the Quinlan has become a top destination for hunters across the globe as well as a popular filming destination for a number of outdoor pursuit television shows. Indicative of the ranch’s rise to prominence in the upper echelons of the hunting world are the facts that the ranch can command a premium price for its hunts and that the hunts are booked well in advance of the hunting seasons. The ranch sells and conducts over 80 guided wild bull elk hunts each year. The following page has current pricing for various hunting and fishing packages. Contributing greatly to the success of the Quinlan’s hunting program is a professional and knowledgeable hospitality and guide staff. Both the hospitality and guide staff have been working on the ranch for years and their collective and individual knowledge of the operations, terrain, and wildlife is unmatched. Additional preserve elk hunts are also available within the ranch’s 2,000-acre Rim Rock Elk Park which is a Class A Game Park. This park or hunting preserve provides hunters with the ability to choose their own hunting dates and harvest trophy elk scoring up to and in excess of 450” SCI. Though the park is a destination hunt for some, it also provides hunters who have filled their wild elk tags with the opportunity to purchase and take a second elk during their stay. Hunters also have the opportunity to harvest bison while on the Quinlan. Ownership has invested significant resources into developing the genetics and health of their private elk herd to the point that Rim Rock Elk Park now possesses arguably the finest trophy quality of any game park in New Mexico. In addition to implementing an artificial insemination (AI) program, the ranch utilizes trophy bull elk as back-up breeders to ensure high conception rates. Further bolstering of genetics and trophy quality came through acquisitions of elk from certified elk breeders. Elk originating from a herd in Oregon as well as three loads of cow elk and trophy bulls with an average SCI score of 450” from Canada were brought to the ranch. The largest bull killed in the park scored 497 inches. The ranch typically conducts between 15 to 20 trophy elk hunts a year in the park in addition to a number of management bull elk and cow hunts as needed. Bison are a relatively new addition to the hunting options and a growing number of these hunts are being sold. ANGLING OPERATIONS The Quinlan and the Chama area in general are quietly emerging as a fly fishing destination for those looking to distance themselves from the crowds found to the immediate north in Colorado. As the ranch continued to acquire additional water rights and build and improve upon its stillwater fisheries, it realized another revenue stream in the form of a growing base of angling clients. These individuals and groups from Orvis-endorsed fly fishing shops from Huston to Phoenix are now making annual trips to the ranch. Anglers can book multiple-night or day fishing trips directly through the ranch. The Quinlan has partnered with Land of Enchantment Guides, a top fly fishing guide service in northern New Mexico, to provide a high-quality guided fishing experience for its angling guests. Most fishing is done from a fleet of ClackaCraft drift boats scattered among the larger lakes of the ranch. In all, the ranch features quality trout angling on eight private lakes and ponds. GENERAL RECREATION In addition to offering first-rate hunting and angling, the Quinlan provides guided ranch tours, horseback riding, nature and birding hikes, mountain biking, target shooting, as well as cooking classes. Large trail riding groups in excess of 70 people have also begun to gather on the ranch each summer. Utilizing the horse camp facilities and riding the endless trails within the property for days at a time, these guests trailer pedigreed horses to the Quinlan from across the southwest. The trail riding group includes a large contingent of riders from Aspen, Colorado who return to the ranch for multiple rides each year. AGRICULTURAL OPERATION The Quinlan Ranch has long served as quality summer pasture for cattle. Well grassed, the ranch has water resources throughout and is perfectly suited for cattle grazing. Though current management practices are focused on managing for wildlife, the ranch has easily supported in excess of 2,000 head of cattle during the summer grazing season. Current ownership has run up to 1,000 head, but currently limits grazing to 150 cow/calf pairs on the southern end of the ranch. WATER RESOURCES Willow Creek and its numerous tributaries are the primary sources of water for the property. During their tenure, the Peters family has extensively engineered, constructed, and improved the ranch’s water resources. The acquisition and transfer of additional valuable water rights to the ranch has greatly benefited all manner of animal life. These water rights have also allowed the ranch to irrigate food plots and build and fill a total of eight stocked trout ponds ranging in size from just over one acre to over eight acres in size. There are several springs located throughout the property as well as over 30 earthen ponds that hold water for wildlife and cattle. Domestic water is provided by three wells that have been developed to provide water for this purpose. New ownership will realize the benefits of the valuable water rights and development for decades to come. WILDLIFE RESOURCES New Mexico’s Game Management Unit (GMU) 4 is highly regarded as a trophy elk and mule deer unit. In addition to large populations of resident elk and mule deer, the entirety of GMU 4 serves as a massive migration corridor and wintering range for elk migrating south from the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. The unit is comprised nearly entirely of private land and borders the famed Jicarilla Apache Nation – which is arguably the top trophy mule deer destination in North America. With the exception of some areas of BLM lands, the vast majority of public lands found within GMU 4 are comprised of the Sargent, Humphries, and Rio Chama Wildlife Management Areas. Public land hunting licenses and access within GMU 4 are restricted to these Wildlife Management Areas. These licenses are very limited in number and only available to the public through the regular license application process. The Quinlan is located within GMU 4 and shares its eastern boundary with the Sargent Wildlife Management area for nearly eight miles. The “Sargent”, as it is known, is a non-motorized use area that is widely regarded for excellent elk hunting. Managed as its own game unit within the greater Unit 4, the Sargent is one of the few hunting units in New Mexico to receive a “Quality” designation from the Game and Fish Department. As such, hunting licenses for this neighboring property are highly sought after and difficult to obtain. The Quinlan’s location in the north central portion of GMU 4 places it in a literal sweet spot between high country summer habitat to the north and lower elevation wintering grounds to the south. Not only does the ranch lay in the path of thousands of migrating elk each fall, its favorable elevation and habitat ensure it is home to a large population of resident elk throughout the year. Because of quality land management, sound hunting practices, and the development of its food plots, the Quinlan is now retaining a higher number of the migratory elk throughout the hunting seasons that would have otherwise passed through the ranch. In addition to the elk, serious mule deer hunters will recognize that the ranch’s location in Rio Arriba County places it in one of the top trophy mule deer locales in North America. Mule deer drop their fawns on the property each spring and numerous bands of bucks and does reside on it until the snows in late November push them to their wintering range just a few miles to the south. Strong populations of Merriam’s turkey as well as healthy numbers of black bear and some mountain lions reside in and are hunted on the Quinlan. In addition to the big game, the ranch provides vital habitat for a wide range of wildlife. Mule deer populations are strong and the Quinlan Ranch has a demonstrated track record of producing trophy mule deer. With the exception of the occasional management deer, the smaller bucks harvested score between 170” and 185”. Deer scoring between 185” and 195” are taken each year and bucks up to 220” have been taken in recent years. Success rates on deer hunts are nearly 100 percent. FISHERY RESOURCES A total of seven impoundments on the ranch have been stocked with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Professionally designed habitat within these fisheries promotes healthy aquatic plant life and trout populations that produce trout in the two to five-plus pound range. Fly fishing and spin fishing are excellent in these catch and release only waters and as a result, the ranch now has a loyal following of sportsmen and women who visit the Quinlan for the sole purpose of angling. Having the trout impoundments located throughout the ranch provides anglers with a diverse set of angling locations and opportunity. Fishing from the banks as well as the ranch’s fleet of ClackaCraft drift boats is enjoyed by anglers of all skill levels. The ranch’s fly fishing guides also have access to additional private water on the nearby Chama River as well as other private fisheries. MINERALS The Peters family recognized the importance of mineral rights ownership and has acquired mineral rights that had been previously severed from the land. A new owner will realize the benefits of these efforts both in terms of the potential future monetary value of those rights, as well as for the purpose of controlling future decisions related to land stewardship. The Seller believes, but will not warrant, that it owns 100 percent of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION To further preserve and protect wildlife habitat, the Quinlan Ranch granted a conservation easement on a small portion of the ranch to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in 1998. This easement is limited to 900 acres of mountainous land located in the extreme north end of the ranch. Under the terms of the easement, the ranch retains the right to hunt these 900 acres, but agrees to preserve and protect them for the natural habitat and continued ecological benefit of New Mexico wildlife. Upon request, a copy of this conservation easement will be furnished. The balance of the ranch is not encumbered by any conservation easements. BROKER’S COMMENTS Property taxes on the Quinlan Ranch are extremely reasonable, being approximately $8,899 per year, or approximately 52¢ per acre. The Quinlan Ranch is a place where the timbered mountain slopes of the Southern Rockies meet the mesas, buttes, and dramatic cloudscapes of the American Southwest. Imbued with beauty, the Quinlan’s productive lands have become a gathering place where lifelong friendships are created, experiences are shared, and lasting memories are made. Well-suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan represents an opportunity to acquire 17,072.12± acres of gorgeous mountain property with unmatched privacy and big game hunting. The ranch has excellent access and is minutes from the historic mountain community of Chama and just south of the amenities, skiing, and FBO in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Recognizing the potential these lands held, the Peters family purchased the property and began transforming it into a top of the list ranch and recreational destination. This transformation included years of professional wildlife, habitat and water resource enhancement, the procurement of neighboring lands, as well as the securing of valuable water and mineral rights. Combined with quality improvement and infrastructure development, the Quinlan Ranch now offers something for everyone and can be easily acquired and enjoyed by new ownership for years to come. The Quinlan Ranch, with all of its amenities, is priced on essentially a turn-key basis at $39,950,000, or $2,340 per acre. This package includes all permanent improvements, all minerals, license to use the Quinlan Ranch name, all elk located within the Rim Rock Game Park, along with an extensive inventory of equipment/rolling stock.
$39,950,000
Trull Creek Ranch
#427177
Routt, 
1,140.00 acres
Location, Location, Location! When thinking of the perfect ranch, the 1,100+ acre Trull Creek Ranch is everything you have dreamed of and more in a legacy property. Just 10 minutes to Downtown Steamboat Springs and its famous ski resort, this offering is very private and boasts everything you would want in a World Class property!The backdrop to this amazing ranch is Sleeping Giant Mountain, a historic landmark just west of the Elk River Valley. The centerpiece of the ranch is a gorgeous 15,000 +/- square foot custom home.  This home is located in its very own private valley with big views of Steamboat Springs ski area and the surrounding mountains.  This exquisite home has everything the very discerning buyer would expect. The floorplan is the best I have ever seen, and it showcases big views of Sleeping Giant mountain and Steamboat Ski Area throughout the home. Internal views of the ranch offer lush hay meadows and beautiful vistas with aspen and oak brush in all directions. This "end-of-the-road" estate is exceedingly rare this close to town. To find this type of privacy, luxury, and seclusion with river so close to a world class destination is virtually unheard of, a once in a lifetime opportunity.   The home was designed with entertaining and time with family in mind. The details of this custom home are unprecedented, and it truly offers all the amenities of your own private resort. The indoor pool is fitted with a diving board and a gradual shallow end for children. The pool area is very well equipped with showers, a hot tub, and many amenities you would find in the best resorts. The kitchen is very well appointed with a custom island and opens to a beautiful great room with an enormous rock fireplace.    So "Colorado", and so well done, you will want to spend all your time there. Whether it is enjoying the private balconies off each suite or your morning coffee on the flagstone patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds, there is plenty of room to take in that clean mountain air! The home has 7 unique well-planned suites and 7.5 baths all decorated with the most amazing touches.  Just behind the main home in the valley is the large barn with indoor arena and stalls.  There are two caretaker homes on the front of the property adjoining the main road and the river.  The ranch is very well watered with good hay production for cattle and wildlife, and the current owners have a cattle and hay lease in place with a local rancher. If enjoying time in the outdoors is important, this ranch truly has it all. With Miles and miles of improved horse and mountain bike trails along with the indoor riding arena; the current owners enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing for trout on the river and skiing their own private valleys and chutes to name a few.  On any occasion expect to see abundant wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, and varmints.  Rugged and refined this ranch has great access to downtown Steamboat Springs and fine dining just minutes from all this enjoyment!The waters of the Elk River are stunningly beautiful and known for their tremendous numbers and quality of fish.  Over a third of a mile of river have been enhanced for maximum habitat and the current owners practice catch and release fishing. The fishing in this stretch of the Elk River is outstanding.  The ranch is bordered upstream by a shared amenity ranch that regularly stocks good size fish to augment the numbers. Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and the occasional Cutbow inhabit this section of the Elk River. The Elk River is a "freestone" river that is 34.2 miles beginning in Northwest Colorado. It flows from a confluence of the North Fork Elk River and Middle Fork Elk River in Routt National Forest north of Steamboat Springs to a confluence on the Yampa River.Located on the edge of the two largest elk herds in Colorado, the White River herd and the Snake River herd hold huge numbers giving the ranch plenty of resident animals as well as migratory elk moving through the property all season long. Elk and deer hunting are excellent on the ranch with good numbers of mule deer and great numbers of elk. Deer permits are a draw in all parts of Colorado while the elk hunting is in an over-the-counter unit for Archery, 2nd, and 3rd seasons. Elk are very prevalent on the ranch and for the right owner the ranch could produce some genuinely nice animals with good success rates. Mule deer inhabit the ranch and are also trophy quality. Good numbers of both would make for nice hunting opportunities in the fall months. Varmints and upland game also inhabit the ranch in good numbers and would provide the hunting enthusiast good opportunities outside of big game hunting. The ranch will qualify for one regular mule deer landowner application as well as one private land only application. Additionally, the ranch has been home to numerous black bears of multiple color phases as well as the occasional moose. The moose populations continue to rise in the area surrounding Steamboat Springs.For the upland hunter or the serious bird watcher, the Columbian Sharp-tail Grouse population on the ranch has historically been exceptionally good and will produce many fantastic days in the field. The large Gamble Oak/Aspen and sagebrush ridges offer prime habitat and excellent lek sites. The booming of the leks in the springtime is one of the most amazing experiences in the outdoors.  Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and Blue Herons also inhabit the property.  Duck hunting can be excellent for a short season prior to winter weather.  The ranch is just 25 minutes from jet service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport and 5 minutes from the smaller Steamboat airport that can handle local and small jets. From mid-December to first of April, there are direct flights on Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines. United Airlines offers direct flights between Steamboat/Hayden and Denver year-round. Jet It and other shared private air service companies also fly into the local airports.The historic town of Trull, once a bustling stagecoach stop with boarding house, livery and post office and was settled in 1881 on the ranch property.  It had the first telephone in Routt County, and was up against Steamboat Springs for county seat. This kind of history truly evokes the spirit of the old west!  This history with photographs of the town of Trull can be found on YouTube and in the local Museum.  The town of Steamboat Springs is located at 6,732 ft in elevation in Colorado’s Yampa Valley. It is home to the Howelsen Hill ski area and the Steamboat Ski Resort. Not only is Steamboat known for its legendary skiing & snowboarding, but the nearby hot springs are therapeutic in nature, especially after a long day on the slopes. Located near the city center, the long-standing Old Town Hot Springs is equipped with swimming, soaking pools, and water slides. This experience is worthwhile and fun for all ages.This legacy ranch offers all the amenities one could want in a world class property.  It is the kind of property that only comes available once in a generation.  To summarize, it is simply the best. 
$32,900,000
The Cottonwood
#219256
Sublette, 
54,883.00 acres
The Cottonwood is an 85-square-mile ranch situated in the shadow of three mountain ranges in the Upper Green River Valley of northwest Wyoming, just 70 miles south of Jackson. Offering 11,138 deeded acres and 43,745 acres of adjoining public lands, the ranch is in one block with 40 miles of meandering rivers and streams. These freestone waterways offer some of the last remaining great habitats for Colorado River Cutthroat as well as Rainbows and Browns. Through pioneering conservation efforts, the owners have enhanced and conserved miles of rivers, riparian corridors, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces, while also improving the ecological and economical sustainability of the overall ranch. A well-balanced cattle operation with a capacity to run 2,000 cow/calf pairs or 5,500 yearlings, this is an exclusive investment opportunity with 6,310 acres irrigated/sub-irrigated lands and over 76.9 cfs of historic water rights. Contact Ken Mirr.
$30,000,000
Cape Froward
#406167
235,500.00 acres
Cape Froward is an astounding 235,500 acres of beauty in Patagonia, Chile. Cape Froward views encompass the entire southern part of the Strait and the Darwin Mountains, the Magdelena Channel and all the islands to the south in the Drake Sea. The property has about 27 miles of coastline. The abundance of flora and fauna make Cape Froward an incredible opportunity to develop a nature preserve for conservation and ecotourism. There are also very good tax incentives as well as opportunities to tap the carbon bond markets. Location Cape Froward is located just 62 miles south of Punta Arenas which is the capital of Patagonia. Nature Over 50 species of birds are found on the property along with numerous species of mammals such as puma, fox, and deer (Huemel) as well as sea mammals such as humpback whales and sea otters. Co-listed with Fitzroy Tourism and Real Estate
$30,000,000
Rudio Mountain Ranch
#227288
Grant, 
24,178.00 acres
The contiguous 24,337 acre Rudio Mountain Ranch is located in Grant County, Oregon, between the North Fork John Day and the John Day River drainages, and near the riverfront communities of Dayville and Kimberly. Ranch ownership extends approximately 14 miles from northwest to southeast and contains ridgetops of Rudio Mountain at over 5700’. Highlights include the headwaters of Rudio Creek - a tributary of the John Day River - numerous springs, stock ponds, and over 25 miles of year-round and seasonal creeks, some that are both fish-bearing and tributaries to the John Day River. This mountain ranch is one of Oregon’s largest timber parcels with over 21,980 acres of timberlands. The primary tree species are Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Western Larch. The topography is spectacular, filled with ridgetops, grass meadows, and some of the best elk and deer hunting in the western US.
$27,950,000
Kinzua Ranch
#251922
Wheeler, 
32,000.00 acres
Kinzua Ranch, a reputation timberland ranch runs across 32,000± contiguous, deeded acres and is highly regarded for its privacy, careful timber management, extensive grazing resources, abundant water and diverse wildlife populations, which include elk, deer, bear, blue and ruffed grouse, waterfowl, quail, and hundreds of wild turkeys. Seeing groups of 30+ bull elk on many elk hunts last fall, this ranch offers archery and rifle hunts paramount to none. With over 95% of the landscape dominated by a highly productive mixed coniferous forest with abundant water features which include large reservoirs, year-round creeks, streams, ponds and various stock water developments. The timber alone is an investor’s dream. The ranch ranges in elevation from 3,100 feet at the lower end of Strawfork Creek to 5,100 feet atop Snow Board Ridge and encompasses a variety of landforms, from deep canyon breaks and expansive forests to rugged highlands with sweeping views of the John Day River basin and the Cascade Mountains. Improvements include a hunting cabin, corrals, reservoirs, paved road access and well-maintained perimeter and interior fencing. Easily accessed year-round via State Highway 19, the ranch is located 11 miles east of Fossil, Oregon and 1.5 hours northeast of Bend, Oregon.
$27,500,000
Hughes Mountain Ranch
#427107
Judith Basin, 
11,044.00 acres
The Hughes Mountain Ranch consists of 11,044 deeded acres against the Little Belt Mountains. The ranch is 97% deeded, beautiful and private yet accessible. The ranch is a functional cattle operation with 400 +/- acres of hay, well maintained pastures, and four sets of working corrals. A great variety of recreational opportunities parallel agriculture on the ranch neighboring the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Judith River Wildlife Management Area. Landmarks located on or adjacent such as Carr Coulee, Reed Hill, Woodhurst Mountain, and Mary’s Knoll reminds one of the rich history imprinted for generations. The all-encompassing views can be had while biking, trail running, hiking, hunting, and ranching, what a great way to work, live, and play. The Ranch is bountiful with premier habitat for big game with a strong elk presence the ranch harbors two residence elk herds growing through the winter. The combination of Hunting District’s, quality and quantity insures a successful Bull Hunt. Hunting elk in Montana has never been so accessible.
$26,770,000
Citadel Ranch
#260528
Huerfano, 
17,520.00 acres
- 17,520 total acres (14,800+/- deeded acres) - One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the American West - 300 irrigated acres with senior water rights - Trophy elk hunting, big horn sheep, antelope, mule deer, turkey, & bear - Two 6,000 sq. ft. log lodges, 38,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, two manager’s homes, & cattle facilities One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the Rocky Mountains, Citadel Ranch in southern Colorado is 17,520 acres (14,800+/- deeded) of incredible habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and even the coveted bighorn sheep. Stretching from the 6800-foot sweeping grasslands in the east to over 10,000 feet on the forested slopes of Silver Mountain in the west, this ranch encompasses numerous life zones that are perfectly suited to an abundance of wildlife that is simply amazing. What’s more, its copious water resources, mild climate, development potential, easy accessibility and proven ranching record all add up to make Citadel Ranch a rare Colorado property that truly “has it all.” Water is paramount in this part of Colorado, and the water resources at Citadel Ranch are outstanding. Approximately 300 acres are irrigated with valuable senior water rights, and windmills supply stock tanks throughout the ranch. North Abeyta Creek runs for several miles year-round through the ranch and offers irrigation water for the ranch operation. Two reservoirs supply additional water, one of which has been known to produce monster trout. Other trophy trout ponds could be developed as well. Fully equipped as a cattle operation, Citadel Ranch can support approximately 500 cow/calf pairs throughout the year. Cattle improvements include well-equipped barns, corrals and other outbuildings. The ranching facilities are second to none, including complete fencing and cross-fencing, a network of roads and even a 600-acre bison pasture. In additional to over 23 square miles of deeded acreage, Citadel Ranch also holds an exclusive grazing and recreational lease on 2,720 acres of adjacent State land. The wildlife values at Citadel Ranch are impressive enough to capture the attention of even the most seasoned big game hunter. The ranch has been managed carefully for hunting values, and bull elk over 350 inches are common and herds can number up to an incredible 500+ animals! Pronghorn antelope favor the grasslands, and animals of Boone and Crockett calibre can be found. Trophy mule deer find the pinion and juniper forest on the eastern part of the ranch to be an ideal year-round home. Landowner tags are available for both pronghorn and mule deer. The bighorn sheep hunting unit here (S-50) is considered by many to be Colorado’s best, and trophy rams can often be spotted traversing the rocky crags on the ranch. Bighorn sheep tags are acquired on a draw basis. It would be difficult to imagine a ranch better suited for the horse lover than Citadel Ranch. A 38,000 square-foot riding arena received an update in 2018 and is a showpiece on this property. Miles of riding complete with spectacular western views are available in every direction, without ever having to leave the ranch itself, ensuring privacy for as long as you’d like to ride. Four homes are included on this property, including two manager’s homes and two wonderful custom 6,000 square foot log homes. Both homes received full remodels in 2018 and boast inspiring views of the Spanish Peaks to the south. Currently completely unencumbered by conservations easements, the ranch offers many more homesites, and an already-approved 31-parcel subdivision on the east side. County-approved roads, buried utilities and water are in place, ready for this section to be fully developed if desired. Creative development possibilities include wind and solar energy as well. Only ten miles west from Interstate 25 via US Highway 160, Citadel Ranch is unusually accessible. Even Denver is only 2.5 hours away, and Pueblo is only a 45-minute drive. One of Colorado’s great small towns for art lovers, La Veta, is but five scenic miles south of the ranch. In short, Citadel Ranch is a classic southern Colorado property that contains a world of potential for big game, horses, cattle and wise development. Ranches of this size are nearly extinct in Colorado; Citadel Ranch preserves the best of southern Colorado in the form of a magnificent property that truly does “have it all.”
$25,500,000