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$14,950,000  •  29,142 acres
Now available in three configurations priced from $5,870,000 – $14,950,000. “World-class” is no exaggeration when describing the exceptional trophy elk hunting on the renowned Southern Cross Ranch in west-central New Mexico. On the Southern Cross Ranch, geography, genetics and habitat have combined to create an entire ecosystem that produces some of the largest bull elk on the planet. The Southern Cross is indeed a “land of giants” well-known for amazing numbers of 350- to 400-class bulls that have free access to its 29,142 acres (18,535 deeded). Simply put, the Southern Cross controls over 45 square miles of the finest trophy elk habitat anywhere.
$6,800,000  •  8,953 acres
Continental Divide Trophy Elk & Cattle Ranch, Pie Town, New Mexico Located less than 10 minutes from Pie Town, New Mexico, north of Highway 60 in West Central NM lies the rolling savannas of the Continental Divide Trophy Elk & Cattle Ranch. The +/- 6186 deeded acres, continuous with +/- 2767 acre state lease, totals +/- 8953 acres. Its getting harder and harder to find these large holdings today. The Continental Divide Ranch is fenced and cross fenced and crisscrossed with a +/- 20-mile waterline with 20 drinkers. The ranch is a known trophy elk producer, located in BGU 12, being upgraded to a specialty elk unit in 2019. Unit 12 has documented bull elk harvested over 400 inches. The CDR southern border is BGU 13, a trophy elk unit. With regard to New Mexico's new scoring criteria, evaluating each ranch with a contribution score for habitat the following are needed. Minimum grazing, great water disbursement with 6 wells and excellent food plots checks the boxes for the perfect elk hunting & cattle ranch. In 2019 the ranch owner documented dozens of bull elk, hundreds of cows and also documenting several mule deer approaching the 200" mark. Bands of pronghorn antelope travel throughout the property. This area is readily accessible to Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California (all states that could take 10-20 years plus to draw an elk tag). Both mule deer and antelope tags in Unit 12 are unlimited for landowners. Pie Town NM, population 186, is an unincorporated town located at the intersection of Highway 60 and the Continental Divide. The town has held this special designation for close to 100 years since it was settled in the 1920's by a pie maker as a stopover for travelers. Pie Town hosts an annual "Pie Festival" the 2nd weekend in September every year, and was featured in Smithsonian Magazine in February 2005 and CBS Sunday Morning in 2015. It's 5 hours to Phoenix AZ, 5 hours 30 min to Tucson, and 1 hour to Springerville, AZ jet capable airport complete with rental cars. IMPROVEMENTSThe Continental Divide Ranch features a late model +/- 2000 sq. ft. modular converted to a permanent home with full length, covered, southern style porch. The home has a +/- 900 sq. ft. living area addition totaling 2900 square feet. The home is 3 bedroom/2 baths with a large pantry and laundry room. This low maintenance home has 2 pellet stoves and a gas fireplace. Single story living makes for enjoying your home and property well into your upper years as well as hosting elderly guests. Approximately an acre is fenced with the home. There's a separate fenced garden, 2 green houses and a fenced dog pen to compliment the headquarters. An insulated 40 x 60 shop with a rail system cleaning rack and walk in cold room, half bath and upstairs loft makes for an excellent storage area for your ranch toys and equipment. A cinder gravel drive accents the headquarters behind locked gate entranceway. The original headquarters are being torn down and removed, but a working 4 bay equipment shed is in place. WATER, ELK, CATTLEThe 6 wells (3 stock and 3 domestic) disperse water throughout the ranch, including a 20+ mile waterline that hosts 20 drinkers online & 9 dirt tanks. The ranch is fenced and cross-fenced into 2 halves and several smaller pastures allowing large sanctuaries with water & grass for elk calving and breeding. This philosophy has attracted hundreds of elk into the CDR. With neighboring ranches grazing cattle 365-days a year, 24/7, the sanctuary of the ranch confirms the large numbers of elk and mule deer calling the ranch home year-round. The CDR is one of the best-managed ranches in the area with abundant feed, sanctuary and water from corner-to-corner. The ranch documents elk into the mid to high 300's each year, with low to mid 300's the norm. The ranch for 40 years was run primarily as a cattle ranch, with elk production taken for granted. The new direction for the Continental Divide Ranch is primarily a trophy elk, deer and antelope ranch, with year-round cattle production as well. With the Continental Divide running end-to-end north to south on the ranch, excellent glassing and vistas prevail. The ranch terrain is gently rolling foothills, stands of ponderosa, pinion, juniper, mountain mahogany and oak. Native grasses and sage inhabit the meadows. The Continental Divide partitions The Continental Divide Ranch with grand vistas & glassing areas across the ranch. Large grass savannas intermingle among the timbered benches. An excellent road system compliments the ranch. Holdings of this size and price are all but a thing of the past. The ranch has been priced to sell at the list price of $1100 per acre. Call or email today for more information and a qualified showing on the Continental Divide Elk, Land and Cattle Ranch. Co-Brokers welcome. Note: In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.
$1,950,000  •  3,560 acres
Built by American artist, R. Brownell McGrew, this 3560 (1,360 deeded/2,200 leased) acre ranch boasts a 6045 s.f. ranch house/guest house/studio/chapel along with an indoor arena.
$3,565,000  •  3,200 acres
If ever there was 10 out of 10 ranch that was managed with the discriminating trophy Elk & Mule Deer sportsman in mind, the +/- 3200 contiguous acres (+/- 2640 deeded and +/- 560 landlocked BLM) of Elk Basin Ranch, Catron County, NM is the one. Elk Basin is located approximately halfway between Pie Town and Quemado NM, bordering the 10,000 acre BLM Mariano Natural Elk Habitat in the heart of Unit 12. Nearby Fence Lake, in this Unit 12, was where the New Mexico State Record 442 bull was taken but a couple years back. WaterWith 3 wells (2 electric & 1 solar) servicing waterlines with 6 drinkers across the ranch, holding one to two hundred elk is a given at anytime. The drought has no effect on Elk Basin, with the ranch located where the elk calve and breed. Water drinkers are float managed to feed overflow ponds/wallows, keeping the herd bulls staked out and numerous satellite bulls running between the ponds like nervous teenagers. Habitat, Game & TagsAn almost perfect blend of 65% timber, 35% mixed meadows, with food plots and miles of edge allowing it to be the ideal habitat. There's plenty of gramma grass and water capable of supporting +/- 50 AUM's cattle grazing, keeping an agricultural status on taxes. The ranch elevation ranges from 6900 ft. to the higher 7000's on the mountain tops, where the post-rut bulls herd up to heal, rest and recover from the rut. Water is operated 24/7, 365 days a year to make sure the game never have a need to leave the Elk Basin Ranch. The ranch is managed to the new Elk Contribution Standard. For the 2020 season, the Elk Basin Ranch received 7 landowner tags (3 mature bull, 3 cow, 1 either sex) and the ranch has documented 375 bulls. The quality of mule deer the ranch carries is a wonderful surprise, with 190+ class deer documented on the ranch. Mule deer tags are unlimited for the landowner. (With an expedited close, tags may be available for 2020 season.) Although known for its trophy elk and mule deer, Elk Basin Ranch also carries pronghorn antelope and predators, and the water holes make for a great dove shoot! There's an excellent trail system in place servicing the remote corners and that crisscross the ranch for family side-by-side rides and getting the game out. Improvements. The ranch carries what some would consider the ideal, but not overdone, headquarters. Specially located with great game views, the headquarters is close to the ranch entrance, hidden from public view and doesn't interfere with the ranches best hunting. There's a 2019 modular with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, fully furnished with power, gas, a back up generator and an end-to-end back porch to die for. In the spirit of John Chisum, the porch is your heaven on earth, overlooking meadows, drinker, pond wallows and planted food plots so you better keep that spotting scope handy. Perfect, but not overbuilt! Keep your Polaris Ranger and tractor in the 40 ft. Zircon with custom doors and housing a special treat unique to Elk Basin, your very own Hydraulic High Lift which takes you up 30+ feet with the touch of a button. Incredible for game viewing and catching those unparalleled Southwest New Mexico sunsets. Location The ranch hosts incredible views of the Sawtooth Mountains to the east and Mariano Mesa to the west. It's a quick 20 minutes to dinner, groceries and gas at Quemado. It's approximately 1 hour to Springerville, Arizona with jet capable air, 24-hour fuel and courtesy cars. Albuquerque International is 3 hours and Phoenix is 5 hours. Elk Basin is the consummate turnkey recreational ranch you've looked for your whole life. Call or email today for more information and a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.