If you're looking for a property that checks all the boxes, this +/- 7540 deeded acre mountain ranch has it all. Elk Mountain Ranch has been a 3rd generation working cattle ranch for over a century. Elk Mountain Ranch comfortably supports a 300 head of cattle operation for 6 months out of the year. With landscapes one could only dream about- from tall Ponderosa and quaking aspens to spring fed valleys and flowing fresh mountain creeks. Improvements With being a working cattle ranch, it contains sequences of pasture fences running across the ranch. Ideal road system for touring the Ranch. Modern cattle working pens. 5 strand barbed wire fence stretch over the boundaries. Power lines brought to the ranch for electrical convenience. Water ponds built and springs developed for watering wildlife and cattle. Ponderosa pines thinned out to open up the forest floor for more vegetation. Recreation Ponderosa Pines, Oaks, and groves of Aspens make up a large portion of the ranch. One will find large valleys and creek bottoms with meadows hidden in between the two ridge lines- McKenzie Ridge soaring as high as 8,400 ft in elevation to the North and OSO Ridge to the South with comparable elevation. With the valley floor averaging a 8,200 ft elevation is a recipe for impeccable landscape. Elk Mountain is contained within Game Unit 10. This Unit is WORLD RENOUNED for its highly desirable Big Game Hunting. Elk Mountain comes with over-the-counter Mule Deer, Merriam Turkey, Black Bear, and Mountain Lion tags. Rocky Mountain Elk Tags are earned through a Eplus list. Historically the ranch receives 8 Mature Bull tags, 12 e/s archery tags, as well as 12 cow Tags. With bulls reaching the magical 400 inch net Boone and Crockett score and Mule Deer netting scores as high as the 230’s. This Ranch is a hunter’s paradise. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Fueled with high mountain snow runoff, Cottonwood Creek flows through the East side of the ranch, with water rights of 75-acre feet off the Rio Nutria flows through the West. These creeks fill multiple ponds along the way for a total of 12 stock ponds on the property. Elk Mountain has 3 water wells to supply water for cattle and wildlife. Location The ranch hosts incredible views of the Zuni Mountains. With Gallup being a moderate 45 minute drive to the North. There one can find the Home Depot, Walmart & several fine restaurants. Gallup provides a municipal airport that supports large jets for your convenience. With Albuquerque International Airport 2 hours away. With recent stock market volatility, and almost 100,000 MORE applicants for New Mexico big game tags, is it time for your hard asset investment into one of the most beautiful ranches , with a documented dividend of annual trophy elk and deer land owner tags? Call or email today for more information and a qualified showing **40,762 acre forest lease included if bought in conjunction with Inscription Rock Ranch.