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Broken Butt Ranch
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
16,309.00 acres
- 16,309 deeded acres - 112 landowner elk tags - Numerous creeks, ponds, & springs - One of the nations finest all-around hunting ranches - Located between Chama, NM & Pagosa Springs, CO Never before offered on the market, the Broken Butt Ranch in northern New Mexico easily qualifies as one of the largest remaining elk-rich mountain ranches in the state. The ranchs 16,309 deeded acres lie squarely in the path of a major elk migration route between the high San Juan Mountains and the wintering grounds of New Mexico, and guarantees a healthy population of animals during hunting season. With impressive size, superb habitat and excellent year-round access, Broken Butt Ranch has an unexaggerated potential as a big game hunting property of national significance. Named for a rifle with a broken stock found on the ranch in the early 1900s, Broken Butt Ranch has a long history of careful management as a joint cattle and hunting property. Sole family ownership has provided excellent stewardship of this special property for over 100 years. Ideally suited for summer cattle grazing, the ranch has supported up to 1500 yearling cattle, which historically has nicely complemented its big game opportunities. Broken Butt Ranch is unencumbered by any easements (but could be a candidate for a conservation easement) and includes 100% of its mineral rights.
Rito Quemado Ranch
Catron, New Mexico
18,800.00 acres
Rito Quemado is a water-rich, game-rich, generational ranch located in Quemado, New Mexico in the highly coveted Game Management Unit 12. A mixed land status Ranch offering excellent elk, mule deer  and antelope hunting along with the capability of running 250 to 275 head of cattle with 200 acres± of water rights, abundant springs and a 15-acre lake for fishing and irrigation. The ranch has been in the same family for over 100 years and is available for sale for the first time. Asking Price - $7,250,000 Acreage - 18,800± • 9,579± deeded • 8,041± State of NM Grazing Lease • 1,180± BLM Grazing Lease Water Resources • 15± acre lake - up to 20' deep • 200 acres of irrigated land • 175 acres of sub-irrigated land • 9 wells supply water for livestock and game and domestic use. The water is exceptional quality and requires no treatment for human or livestock consumption. Hunting The ranch is located in GMU 12, which is a Primary hunting unit in New Mexico. The abundance of water and tremendous feed attracts large herds of elk, mule deer and antelope. The ranch has historically received 4 bull elk, 4 cow elk and 2 either sex hunting permits. Bull elk up to 370" have been harvested on the ranch. Mule deer and antelope tags are over the counter and at the landowner's discretion. Duck and other waterfowl are also abundant on the lake and wetland regions and can be hunted as well. Fishing The lake holds bass, catfish, blue gill and yellow perch. Catfish in excess of 30lbs. have been caught in the lake. Cattle The ranch is currently operated as a year-round cow/calf operation, carrying approx 275 head. Weening weights on steer calves have consistently averaged 600 lbs in the fall. Hundreds of acres of land have been laser-leveled with winter wheat planted. The current grazing plan has the ranch understocked as to preserve plenty of feed for the elk, deer and antelope. A cattle rancher could choose to increase the herd if he/she chose to. The ranch features 8 pastures, 4 traps and 2 sets of gathering pens. Residential Improvements The headquarters residence is a 3 bedroom double wide home in good operating condition and very comfortable. It is ideal for a hunting bunkhouse or part-time housing. A second residence is another 3 bedroom home currently occupied by the ranch manager. Although not considered fancy, it is a comfortable and functional home. Both homes have corrals, shops and storage. The headquarters also features shipping corals with scales and a barn. There are several ideal building locations on the banks of the lake which would provide exquisite views of the lake, surrounding mountains and lush green bottom lands. The Land The highlight feature of the ranch is the 15-acre lake. The lake is a result of free-flowing springs which create significant water flow to the bottom land where a dam was constructed and the lake was formed. A fertile riparian vega extends for over 4 miles from the lake and along the creek. This section of the ranch offers some of the strongest grazing and wild game opportunities. The highest point of the ranch is Cat Hill at 7,600 ft. The lowest point of the ranch lies at Rito Creek at 6,900 ft. The terrain is open grasslands graduating to rolling hills with scattered juniper and piñon trees, very typical of this region. Dramatic arroyos and rock outcroppings add to the beauty of the land and create interesting geographical features. Annual precipitation is approx. 10.5 inches and the growing season is recorded at 104 days. Vegetation A wide variety of grasses includes Blue Grama, Black Grama, Side-Oats Grama, Western Wheatgrass, Sacaton and New Mexico Feathergrass. Browse plants include Winter Fat, Fourwing Saltbrush, Apache Plume, Chico Bush and Mountain Mahogany. Location and Accessibilty The ranch borders NM Hwy 60 for approx 7.5 miles and is only minutes from the town of Quemado, in northern Catron County. Highway 60 provided excellent access to central and northern New Mexico as well as eastern Arizona. Quemado offers most needed services with groceries, a café, gas, diesel, propane, auto repair, lodging, hardware, a Post-Office and schools for grades K-12.
Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
3,532.00 acres
- 3,532 deeded acres - Several miles of Nutrias Creek & 15 ponds - Water rights to irrigate 195+/- acres & several hundred acres of improved pasture - Excellent hunting with annual elk & deer tags - Well-kept home, storage barn, & historic buildings - Located 35 miles south of the Colorado border between Chama & Santa Fe Ideally situated between the cool high country of northern New Mexico and the rich cultural center of Santa Fe, the well-watered Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch is a remarkable big game hunting ranch with the bonus of a working cattle operation. With over 3700 acres (3532 deeded) at an average elevation of 7200 feet, the ranch is high enough to escape hot summers, but low enough to produce strong hay crops and healthy herds of cattle. Most significantly, over four miles of a year-round stream with substantial water rights, keep Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch appealing to an abundance of wildlife, including trophy elk, and mule deer. Located in rolling pinon pine/juniper country, Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch is as attractive to large herds of big game as Palm Springs is to retirees. The reliable water source of Nutrias Creek means that elk and deer never leave the ranch, and the mild climate adds up to many trophy animals remaining on the ranch for much of the year. In addition, several hundred acres have been planted in crested wheat, an important forage food. Because the ranch receives approximately 21 elk tags annually and deer tags are available over the counter, guided hunting on the ranch is a solid income possibility. Recreational and cultural opportunities can be found at every point of the compass from Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch and include plenty to do year-round. While wildlife watching and photography on the ranch can be a fulltime activity, hiking and horseback riding can be found on the nearby Carson National Forest, along with snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. The Chama River provides excellent trout fishing for rainbows and browns only a few miles away, and nearby El Vado Lake offers browns, rainbows and kokanee salmon. Superb downhill skiing is only about 90 minutes distant at the renowned resort of Taos or Wolf Creek Ski area near Pagosa Springs. The historic mountain town of Chama and its narrow gauge Cumbres and Toltec Railroad is about 23 miles up the road and New Mexico’s legendary capital, Santa Fe, and its cultural bounty is less than two hours’ drive down Highway 84. Since Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch has been a beautifully maintained hunting and cattle operation in recent years, improvements are substantial. Approximately 15 ponds have been developed (some of which could hold fish), and new irrigation systems to irrigate up to 195+/- acres of hay meadow. Good gravel roads and new fencing exist throughout the property. The ranch includes a very comfortable recently renovated two bedroom home with a spectacular kitchen, a new storage barn, and historic buildings. In other words, Rio Nutrias Creek Ranch is entirely ready for occupancy and full operation as a recreational/cattle ranch. Large, well-watered ranches that offer potential for both cattle and big game are rare in this part of New Mexico. Add in excellent, paved highway access and the wealth of recreational and unique cultural amenities of northern New Mexico, and you have a choice discovery. Contact us at Harrigan Land Company and we’d love to tell you more and arrange your discovery of this prime section of uncrowded northern New Mexico that’s brimming with possibilities.
The Ultimate Equestrian Facility and Luxury Home
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
97.00 acres
This stunning, approximately 97 acre river front property, located 40 minutes north of Santa Fe, is one of the most beautiful ranches in Northern New Mexico. Because it borders the Rio Grande River with 224.4 acre feet of water rights, plus has six wells, this professional equestrian facility and fabulous home are a very rare and versatile property. The ranch has large old growth cottonwoods, thirteen large cross-fenced and irrigated pastures with automatic waterers, acequias, large ponds, and vibrant gardens, all surrounded by views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Created by well respected Hollywood designer and horse breeder Barbara Windom, every inch of this ranch is gorgeous, well designed, and functional. Improvements include a grand covered arena, five large, pipe fenced corrals with spacious run-in-shelters and automatic watering systems. There are two foaling stalls, with a well-appointed apartment between, for safe and monitored foaling, a 4 stall wash rack, 2 beautiful stables with 11 stalls equipped with automatic waterers and attached runs, 3 tack rooms, 2 covered stalls for stallions with attached runs, 4 grass turn outs with pipe corrals for stallions, a round pen and outdoor warm up arena, a large hay barn with attached workshop and equipment bay for truck, tractor and equipment. The ranch also has over fifteen additional horse stalls for use during public events such as equine clinics and workshops. The gorgeous Northern New Mexico pitched roof main house, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, is romantic and nurturing. The kitchen and baths are custom tiled by a local artist and the interior plaster walls are naturally colored from the minerals found at remote locations around the ranch. There are also two caretakers’ homes and a beautiful guest casita. The soft sand footing and ranch roads throughout the property allow for private trail riding without ever having to leave the property. There is a state-of-the-art Equestrian Obstacle Course built into the bosque, or river forest, running alongside the Rio Grande.
Milligan Brand Ranch
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
120.00 acres
Welcome to the Milligan Brand Ranch and Headquarters. This property offering is 30 years in development rendering a premiere Northern New Mexico recreational and hunting property, corporate retreat or fulltime hobby ranch. The ranch is located 6 miles south of Chama, NM, approximately 1.5 hr commute from Santa Fe, NM and a brief 1 hr commute to Pagosa Springs, Co. Perfectly placed, the Milligan Ranch overlooks the beautiful Chama River Valley to the west and unobstructed views of the amazing Brazos Cliffs to the east. Elevation is 7500-7600. The property undulates from grassy meadows to tree covered ridges of ponderosa pine, juniper and post oak. Access to the ranch is paved through the gated entrance up to the 4900 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, two bath main house. Surrounded by mature landscaped patios, cover decks, flowerbeds and fruit trees. Family, friends and clients can relax and enjoy the ever changing beauty of the many water features below as well as the adjacent mountain peaks. Additional improvements include an 800 sq. ft , 2 bedroom 1 bath guest house, 4500 sq. ft. metal shop, small dock house on the main lake for entertaining, modest wood barn, carports for equipment storage and additional storage buildings for all your toys. Development of the Milligan Brand Ranch is a direct reflection of the owners lifetime passion for the outdoors. The system of fishing ponds through out the property total approximately 8 acres of surface water and support 5 species of fish to include rainbow and brown trout, large and small mouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill and catfish. "The fishing is amazing" is an understatement. Reeling in 3-5 lb trout and bass can be had all day long! Several ponds have docks installed and the main pond has a small dock house for entertaining on the waters edge. Big game hunting is what the Milligan Brand is all about. Many years back this property was part of the infamous Mundy Ranch which of course produced the renowned B&C 49'+ Mundy Buck. The genetics are still in place today. Several 200+ buck have been harvested on the ranch over the years. Rio Arriba County is known to hold some of the largest mule deer in the country. Located in Big Game Unit 4 which has very little public hunting. Elk herds on property and within the vicinity are plentiful. Typical bulls range from 280-320, not monsters but plenty of them! Several food plots are planted for this season to include clover, alfalfa and crested wheat. Other wildlife found on the ranch include black bear, bobcat, coyote, turkey and small game. 2020 season the ranch received 1 ea. Bow Bull Permit and 1 ea. Cow permit. Mule deer permits are landowner draw. Need to sight in the long guns or just enjoy target practice? there's also a shooting range on ranch with targets from 50 yards out to 750 yards. If you feel the need to seek recreation off ranch the Chama area is loaded with fun and adventure. Spend the day trolling for lake trout at Heron Lake, Grab the jet skis or boat and head for El Vado Lake, fly fish the Brazos River, Chama River, Trout and Canjilon Lakes. Hiking, Horseback and ATV trails within the National Forest, ride the scenic Cumbres Toltec Railroad, Hiking and biking trails throughout the region. Snowmobile your own trails on ranch or head for the many mountain trails in both New Mexico and Colorado. Just north of the ranch is the historic Village of Chama for dining and drinks, shopping, fuel, supplies and services. Call today and schedule your private showing of this amazing Northern New Mexico Ranch for sale.
Home with Lake Views
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
0.00 acres
Recent Price Reduction! Here's an affordable weekend getaway in Northern New Mexico located within Laguna Vista, a gated neighborhood. Relax on the back covered deck and enjoy the wonderful views of Heron Lake. The home is an 1120 sq ft 2 bedroom 2 bath with a small detached garage, and portable shed for storage. All electric service with private well and septic plus RV Parking. Recreation opportunities are countless within the area to include fishing the Brazos and Chama rivers as well as Heron and El Vado Lakes, Trout Lakes and Canjilon Lakes. This region of NM boast some of the best Elk and Mule Deer hunting in the entire country. What a great place to unwind, enjoy the cool summer time temps among the tall pines, amazing sunsets and wildlife for the photography buffs. Santa Fe New Mexico is a short 1 hour plus drive. The Colorado border is within an hour as well. Visit downtown Chama NM and take a ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. Seller will provide a $2,000 flooring allowance or buyer credit at closing with an acceptable offer. Sellers are motivated to make a deal! Call today for a personal showing.
El Vado Lake Lot
Rio Arriba, New Mexico
1.00 acres
Week end get away with lake views and access to El Vado Lake State Park. This lot is located on the west side of the lake, cross the road and you are there! With electricity and county road access, park your camper and enjoy the summer on El Vado fishing, playing in the water, or just enjoying the views. This would also make a great base camp for your hunting adventures. 30 minutes to Chama and National Forests with plenty of outdoor opportunities. Roughly 2 hours from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Pagosa Colorado. Pretty mild climate for year round adventures.