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New Mexico Elk Hunting Ranches for Sale – Broken Butt

New Mexico Elk Hunting Ranches for Sale – Broken Butt

Our premier selection of New Mexico elk hunting ranches for sale begins with Broken Butt Ranch near Chama.  Set on the south side of the high San Juan Mountains on route to the wintering grounds of New Mexico, Broken Butt Ranch possesses national significance.  It is named for a rifle with a broken stock found here in the early 1900s.

Its impressive 16,309 deeded acres guarantee a healthy population of animals during hunting season.  The hunting land ranges from approximately 7500 to 9500 foot elevations, supporting a rich diversity of forests and fields and breathtaking panoramic views.  The property exudes grand, far-reaching vistas –from Battlement Mesa in the north to Grand Mesa in the south, most especially when the autumn weather enraptures the aspen and oak brush.

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Ranch Location

Located 12 miles west of the historic town of Chama, New Mexico, Broken Butt Ranch is accessible year-round via Highway 84.  The network of well-maintained internal roadways and the gentle terrain allows its many springs, ponds, and watering holes to be accessed via OHV.  In addition, the property includes lodging.  Big and bold, the fabulous BBR is sure to turn the heads of cattle ranchers, big game hunters and investors alike.  Creative opportunities abound. Listing price: $32,000,000

Hunting Land

The family-owned Broken Butt Ranch boasts a long history of careful management as a joint cattle and hunting property.  Nationally significant, the ranch land supports a prolific number of bull elk (300+ inch) and bucks (180+ inch).  Broken Butt Ranch qualifies for 112 elk tags a year as well as numerous mule deer tags.  The superb big game ranch sustains a four-month hunting season.

Cattle Production and Minerals

A close-up look at Broken Butt Ranch reveals potential beyond its reputation as a large elk ranch.  The ranch has supported up to 1500 yearling cattle.  Summer cattle grazing idealizes the mountain meadows. Unencumbered by any easements, the ranch real estate includes 100% of its mineral rights.


Ranch developments include four homes and two off-grid cabins.  Accommodating 10 people is a rustic four-bedroom, two bath hunting lodge and saloon.  Facilities include a caretaker’s home and a shop building – as well as some amazing built sites.

Surrounding Amenities

The historic town of Chama is 12 miles east of Broken Butt Ranch.  Famous spas, shopping, and dining in Pagosa Springs, Colorado are less than an hour’s drive north.  And folks can be skiing at Taos or Wolf Creek within two hours.

Realtors – Elk Hunting Ranches for Sale in New Mexico

Request more information about Broken Butt Ranch and other big game ranches for saleContact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818.  Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.


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