Ponder the Lifestyle: 4 Timeless NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

Ponder the Lifestyle: 4 Timeless NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

Ponder the Lifestyle: 4 Timeless NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, awaits your big boots. Look at some of these NM mountain ranches for sale. Tromp through the dramatic mountains and thick forests. Whisper across the steep canyons. Paddle the clear streams. Romp the open valleys with their wildflower meadows. Make your dreams come alive and invest in a place to hunt, fish, recreate, or raise cattle near Taos or the Sangre del Cristo Mountains. Ever think you’ll be saddling up to round up your own cattle?

Give us a few minutes to make it possible. Harrigan Land Company, LLC now lists four timeless ranches for sale in New Mexico. In the words of a client, if you want a “fair, reasonable, honest, hardworking, and understanding Realtor” with “high moral standards, a strong work ethic, and solid and strong business ethics and principles,” call Harrigan Land. Each ranch will make a great land investment.

What are Your Priorities for a Ranch?

Magnificent views and far-reaching panoramas will be yours on each of today’s four New Mexico ranches for sale. But what else do you want? Are you seeking the best fly-fishing ranches for sale? Are you even interested in the hunting side, or would you like ranches for both hunting and fishing? Large ranches usually lend themselves to many activities. It all depends on management.

Maybe you just want a quiet place to getaway or retire. Emphasize the main residence or get going on planning your custom log home. If you’d rather investments in NM land stay on the back burner, it may wait for you to catch on. But if you’d rather use a ranch investment to maximize resources, then think about hiring a ranch manager to orchestrate programs that produce income.

Do you Want to Develop Land or Prefer a Turnkey Operation?

Here are some of the improvements already on the ground at these four ranches for sale in Northern New Mexico. The variety of options offers you, the buyer, many alternatives during the first year.

Adjoining Public Land      Trophy Hunting (elk, black bear, mule deer) plus turkey, water fowl      Annual Big Game Tags
Equestrian Facilities, corrals, fencing, trails                Live Water, Rivers and Lakes                                    Riverfront Homes
Trout Fishing                                                            Stillwater Fishing                    Recreation, Skiing, Kayaking, Climbing
Mineral Rights                                                               Phone and Power                                           Income Producing
Year-Around Access                                              Shops, Barns and Outbuildings                                       Irrigation systems
Crops                                                                        Fencing Cabins                                                Ranch Houses
Caretaker’s House                                                         Owner’s Residence                                             Guest House

Current Ranch Listings in New Mexico


NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

Canones Creek Ranch, the most manageable of our large ranches for sale in New Mexico, features 518 acres in the heart of Chama Valley. It is 6 miles south of the historic town of Chama, a quaint village and eastern terminus for the historic and narrow-gauge railway. Accessible year-round, the ranch in Chama Valley lies north of Santa Fe and south of Pagosa Springs in Colorado.

Canones Creek Ranch is all set up for fishing, hunting, and cattle operations. The acreage – rich grasslands and hay meadows–takes advantage of significant water rights to sustain a hay and/or cattle operation. Water rights from the Canones Creek and ditches irrigate 302 acres.

Canones Creek Ranch is a premier trout property. Over a mile of the Chama River flows through a healthy riparian zone on the ranch. Cottonwood trees and smart engineering accommodate the currents of the 40-foot wide river. Nymphing and the 4X tippet are in order here. Exciting fishing experiences draw on the abundant population of brown and rainbow trout (12 inches to over 20 inches). Stillwater adventures await on the five professionally designed trophy fishing ponds filled with rainbow, brown, and trout. This is peaceful gem where anglers hum their serenade at sunrise and throughout the day.

In addition, Canones Creek Ranch lies in New Mexico’s Game Management Unit 4, an area with a reputation for trophy elk and quality mule deer hunting. Choose this ranch and enjoy four landowner elk tags with it. Deer tags can be purchased over-the-counter. The ranch is also wild turkey habitat for spring hunts.

Developments include a remodeled ranch home with three bedrooms and one bath, a new guest apartment attached to the garage and shop, and a historic house along with a 100-year-old barn and pavilion. Listing Price: $5.5 million


NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

Priced at $8.15 million the Dinero Ranch features 2874 acres southeast of Chama at the Tulas Mountains. Discover the ultimate recreational ranch–and it doubles as a cattle ranch. Ease into your new ranch by trying to capture the wild terrain as photos. You will never tire of the skyline, the ponderosa pine and fir forests, and breathtaking vistas from 7500-9000 feet.

Invigorating recreational activities on Dinero Ranch begin with long hikes and snowshoe treks. Hike to stillwater or stream fishing if you like. And Dinero Ranch is a hunting ranch, known for the famous “Mundy Buck,” a 288 6/8 B&C with the widest mule deer rack ever registered. Bring your sidekick or outfitter for some big game hunting. Go for the trophy mule deer and elk or get bear tags. Mountain lion traverse the land here, too, along with wild turkey and waterfowl and other non-game species.


NM Mountain Ranches for Sale
Broken Butt Ranch

How about owning an elk-rich ranch, one of the largest ranches in New Mexico? Broken Butt Ranch spreads out over 16,309 deeded acres between elevations of 7500 feet and 9500 feet. This legacy ranch offers a place far from the hustle bustle. And it is surrounded by other ranches in an area about 12 miles west of Chama. This is where the buyers meet fellow cattle ranchers and hunters. And it is an easy drive to world-class ski resorts.

This amazing ranch lies exactly in the path of major elk migration as they move out of the exalted heights of the San Juan Mountains during winter. So, think about investing in a vast ranch with national significance. Listing price: $32 million.

What else? A long history of careful land management and stewardship makes it the great value it is today. Sole family ownership geared itself towards producing income through raising cattle and big game hunting experiences. Ranch improvements include a four-bedroom hunting lodge that accommodates up to 10 people, a caretaker’s home, and a shop building. Well-maintained roads take you all around the iconic Western ranch. This sale includes full mineral rights.

Bring your camera. Ride out into the mountains and gallop on back to the lodge. From the grasslands and rolling hills to the cliffs, you will never tire of the spectacular beauty. Four seasons of colors–juniper, spruce, ponderosa pine, aspen and oak—put Broken Butt Ranch among the best places for photo shoots.

Let’s talk water then. Broken Butt Ranch features many springs, ponds, and watering holes. Why do you think those plentiful elk stop on by so often? Get this. The ranch qualified for 112 elk tags annually along with many mule deer tags. Hunting season lasts four months. That’s great for the hunters as they eye 300+ inch bull elk and 180+ inch bucks.


NM Mountain Ranches for Sale

Coyote Creek Ranch is a blank canvas, ready for your dream home, hunting/fishing lodge, and hunting and fishing buddies. Set at 8500-foot elevations, the ranch spans 878 acres of pine forests and meadows, encompassing healthy riparian habitat along Coyote Creek. This is a very secluded location surrounded by private parcels. It is near more mountain recreation.

The ranch offers excellent big game hunting and fly fishing for brown trout. Elk, mule deer, bear, and turkey all frequent the ranch. The property comes with landowner deer and elk tags; turkey and bear tags are available over-the-counter.

Coyote Creek runs for two miles through the undeveloped landscape, passing by many potential build sites for mountain homes or cabins. A few private roads ramble across the land and allow for year-round access. It is a great piece of investment land at $4.2 million.

How New Mexico Land Values Look Today

Land values depend on demand. What motivates the demand? New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences considers buyer motivation. More recent trends in agricultural land values give New Mexico farm and ranch real estate values a positive outlook. Deeded pasture values in New Mexico far surpass $300 an acre for cash rents.

Western pasture and rangeland values vary by the market. Within New Mexico, investment ranches on the plateaus and mesas to the San Juan River Valley, High Intermountain Valleys, and Southern Rocky Mountains present substantial variables. Gross annual income and expenses change with ownership and function. Harrigan Land Company can bring you estimates for the value of rangeland, wildlife income, fishing and production, cattle operations on your potential land investments in New Mexico.

Generally, New Mexico ranch value estimates gradually increased from the 1980s until 2005, then they spiked and relaxed. Today values are back on the positive trajectory. It is a good time to get into the ranch real estate market.

Ranches for Sale in New Mexico – Realtors

Request more information about unique cattle ranches for sale and hunting and fly-fishing properties New Mexico. Contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Our clients introduce us best. “Ultimately, Hunter and Dave exceeded our lofty expectations and successfully closed the Ranch in less than half the time originally expected. We are grateful for choosing HLC as our broker and would highly recommend them.” We specialize in selling high-quality fishing, hunting and recreational ranches throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Since 1992, Harrigan Land Company has provided client-first services to buyers and sellers with unsurpassed knowledge of fishing and hunting ranches in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.


Harrigan Land Company

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