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$21,250,000  •  50,000 acres
50,000 total acres (25,500 deeded acres) Trophy elk hunting, antelope, & mule deer Likely to qualify for over 30 landowner bull elk tags annually Two irrigation wells, three pivots, dozens of stock wells, dirt tanks, & springs 6,000 sq. ft. log lodge, new two bedroom home, two manager’s houses, & cattle facilities 2.5 hours from Albuquerque & 5 hours from Phoenix, AZ
$8,495,000  •  18,807 acres
Record Class Bull Elk, Bass, Bucks, Bluegills, Pronghorns, Black Angus & Blue Cats! When one pulls just a quarter-mile off the Highway into Catron County's +/-18,800acre Rito Springs Ranch, a transformation take's place. Catron County, Southwest New Mexico, is ground zero for producing some of the biggest Rocky Mountain Bull Elk in the country and is home to New Mexico's Big Game Unit 12, the unit that holds the current state record bull elk, a 420+ monster. In the very heart of Catron County and BGU Unit 12 is the incomparable Catron County's Rito Springs Ranch, totaling +/-9579 deeded acres, including senior water rights irrigating +/-200 acres! Toss in for good measure an additional +/-9,221 acres of State and BLM grazing lease, and your total ranch is +/-18,800 acres! Priced at an incredible value of $887 per deeded acre!The ranch is easily accessible from US Highway 60, about half way between the incredible Pie Shop of Pietown and the home-cooking cafe in Quemado, New Mexico. With approximately 7-miles of highway frontage, the holding is remarkably private. From the highway, one never realizes the beautiful oasis that exists just inside the fence provided by the canyons, springs, lake and creek. Phoenix is 4 hours & 30 minutes, Albuquerque International airport is 2 hours & 30 minutes, the closest jet-capable airport is Springerville, Arizona at 55-minutes and Socorro, NM is 90 minutes.Holdings such as Catron County's Rito Springs Ranch have been in the same family for close 100 years. It's time to pass the baton to the next "keeper of the land"! While the ranch has been a historic cattle producer for close to a century, the full recreational aspect of such a property is yet to be tapped. While producing world-class bull elk, book-class antelope and some exceptional mule deer, the ranch is one of the nations best candidates with very little actual adjustment from a cattle centric property to game centric, that would result as one of the nation's premier hunting & recreational ranches in existence today. Ranch & Improvements+/-9579 deeded acres +/-1,180 acres BLM Grazing Lease (can be sublet)+/-8041 acres State Grazing Lease (can be sublet)-------+ - 18,800 acres (Note: +/-2800 acres of deeded rangeland is enrolled in a conservation Easement, allowing for ranching, hunting, & recreation, but prohibiting commercial or subdivision.)WaterIt's been said that water is the gold these days and if so, then Catron County's Rito Springs Ranch is Ft Knox! The +/-15-acre spring fed Rito Springs Reservoir, at the head of one of the many canyons that cross the ranch, is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch and beautiful blue cats. The breathtaking water fall feeds into the irrigation system that floods over 200-acres of river bottom. When the wheat is in, one has to push an elk out to get an antelope or mule deer in! This ranch has consistently produced a grazing & hunting income in the $200,000 a year, not including gravel or water sales. In addition to the springs, there are 10 excellent producing wells on the ranch, feeding water lines and drinkers. Water quality is considered good. Houses and Other BuildingsResidential improvements are modest with no improvement value in the pricing. At headquarters, there is a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home that the owner stays in when at the ranch working and some hunters have leased. Also at headquarters is a large steel shop/feed barn and a metal two-car garage. At the Palmer Place, there is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that the hired caretaker lives in and a shop building constructed of metal and shipping containers. On your showing, please ask your broker to show you a couple of the ideal locations for your dream home, with water and power nearby. There is a private cemetery located near headquarters. The owner is the only one with right to access the cemetery, and does not intend to keep a right to access the cemetery if the ranch is sold. Income (Note: income has been historical and not representing how new owner would run the ranch) Cattle +/- $175,000 annualHunting +/- $50,000 annualWater sales +/- $25,000 annualGravel - no contracts in place currently but averaged $50,000 per year. There's a considerable tax depreciation schedule for the Catron CountyC's Rito Springs Ranch. Hunting Game Management Unit 12In 2020, the ranch received 10 rifle bull tags, 4 cow tags and 2 either-sex archery tags. Mule deer and a very nice antelope herd reside on the ranch. Waterfowl is excellent on the reservoir and ponds, with September dove hunting and plenty of predator calling. PasturesThe ranch is divided into four larger pastures, and nine smaller pastures. Each of the large pastures has a smaller trap or pasture that can be used when gathering and working cattle during branding, weaning, etc. Rodriguez is a smaller pasture that is used for calving heifers. The other smaller pastures are generally situated along the creek where the irrigated and sub-irrigated land is located. Fencing is considered good and the entire ranch has 30-miles of accessible trails and roads. CorralsThere are working corrals scattered throughout the ranch. There is a large set of steel corrals with scales and squeeze chute at the headquarters for working and shipping cattle, steel working corrals at the Log House and at the Palmer Place, and steel panel working corrals at Cat Well. At Rodriguez Well, there are working corrals constructed of lumber and mesh wire. With todays sportsman closed off from travel to Africa, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand and Scotland, demand for free range domestic trophy hunting experiences has never been higher, and waiting lists for private land tags could go into the decades. For the investor that is looking for alternatives to shaky high-priced markets to secure their lifetime of work, legacy land holdings are flying off the shelves. Large land holdings such as Catron County's Rito Springs Ranch that are well valued, that don't have over priced improvements that require paying for someone else's dream, with the coveted big game tags that are so precious and almost impossible to find, with easy access to major metropolitan areas, with incomparable water and with abundant big game tags, and with income, not sure what one compares Rito Springs Ranch at $887 per deeded acre.Call or email today for more information and to schedule a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome from all states.
$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.
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$1,950,000  •  3,560 acres
$2,200,000
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.