One of New Mexico’s Largest Remaining Mountain Ranches For Sale
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Land holdings like the Broken Butt Ranch near Chama, New Mexico are rare. This 16,309-acre mountain ranch for sale has been in the same family since 1906. This mountain ranch is well blocked, extremely private, and includes 100% of the mineral estate. Ran as a cattle and hunting ranch for over 100 years, this large New Mexico ranch has a long proven track record of a profitable cattle operation and world-class hunting.
Located on the southern tip of the San Juan Mountain Range, this is one of the largest remaining mountain ranches located between the resort town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and the hunting mecca of Chama, New Mexico. The ranch has over 2,000 feet of elevation change topping out at nearly 10,000 feet on the top of Chromo Mountain. Towering ponderosa pines, mature stands of scrub oak, and dense pockets of heavy fir/spruce accent fertile valleys and towering rock vistas.
Big game hunting has fueled this large New Mexico hunting ranch for generations. Trophy mule deer are taken on the ranch annually and herds of thousands of elk are seen on the ranch in the fall. Bear and turkey are also abundant and offer additional hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. The ranch currently receives 112 landowner elk tags and offers a four month hunting season (Archery in September and Rifle October – December). The ranch size, diverse habitat, and location in the center of New Mexico’s largest elk migration corridor combine to make this one of the premier hunting ranches for sale in New Mexico.
Historically the ranch hunting operation has been supplemented with summer grazing income. The abundance of grass and numerous springs, ponds, and seasonal creeks make this an excellent summer grass ranch. The ranch has supported up to 1,500 yearlings through the summer months.
With a modest hunting lodge, manager’s home, and garage, the ranch is blank slate to build in one of several excellent locations. Good ranch roads and fencing are in place and the ranch is well equipped for summer grazing and big game hunting.
Contact Harrigan Land Company to learn more about this big New Mexico ranch for sale.