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$7,190,000  •  3,359 acres
Owned by the same family since 1957, the 3,359± deeded acre High Timber Ranch is located outside of Chama, New Mexico, in the San Juan Mountain Range. This diverse holding sits 11 miles east of the community of Tierra Amarilla and combines premium land and numerous water resources with big views and quality improvements, with ownership enjoyable and uncomplicated by design. Expansive and diverse, the property rises from a cottonwood-lined trout stream to broad benches and mountain slopes with a mosaic of open parks, meadows, ponds, aspen groves, and vast stands of blue spruce and Douglas fir. This outstanding habitat is home to large populations of elk, mule deer, Merriam’s turkey, black bear, grouse, and a host of songbirds, raptors, and other small wildlife. Native cutthroat trout inhabit the upper reaches of the three and a half miles of Rito de Tierra Amarilla that courses through the property as well as two miles of a tributary stream. Sited in New Mexico’s famed Game Unit (GMU) 4 and enrolled in the Private Land Elk License (E-Plus) program, the ranch has historically received 11 rifle bull elk, seven either-sex archery, and eight cow elk authorizations from the State each year. Private land only deer licenses are also easily obtainable by utilizing the ranch’s designated authorization code and applying through an application process. In addition to its hunting and angling, the property is well-suited for limitless recreational activities, including horseback riding, hiking, ATV-ing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. High Timber is well-grassed with mountain brome, native bluestem, as well as some timothy and clovers. Ownership balances livestock grazing with the needs of wildlife and conservatively stocks the ranch with up to 120 cow/calf pairs or 600 yearlings during the summer season. The property is perimeter fenced with lay-down fencing and internally fenced into two primary pastures with two smaller traps. Shipping pens are well located near the entrance. This outstanding ranch is tastefully complemented with an attractive off-grid log owner’s cabin and smaller guest cabin. Year-round access is via paved highway and a series of private internal roads and trails provide access throughout the property. Offered in cooperation with David Dougherty of Dougherty Real Estate CO, LLC. The Facts: ~ Beautiful 3,359± deeded acre mountain holding in Rio Arriba County ~ Mountain and valley floor views ~ Year-round paved access via US Highway 64 ~ Two cabins. Contemporary off-grid log owner’s cabin: 1,600± square foot, two bedroom, two bath with large kitchen and living area; guest cabin: 500± square foot, two bedroom and one bath. ~ 3.5 miles frontage on Rito de Tierra Amarilla with cutthroat trout ~ 2 miles frontage on tributary stream with additional ephemeral creek ~ Numerous springs and ponds ~ Excellent elk and mule deer hunting with generous landowner hunting authorizations ~ Conservatively stocked with 120± cow/calf pair or 600 yearlings ~ Perimeter lay-down fencing, two large pastures and two smaller traps plus shipping pens ~ Cattle and hunting leases in place with reputable tenants ~ 11 paved miles east of Highway 84 and the community of Tierra Amarilla ~ 25 paved miles south and east from the town of Chama ~ 60 miles/1-hour drive west of Taos and Taos Regional Airport ~ 72 miles/1 hour and 20-minute drive south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and FBO at Stevens Field Airport ~ 112 miles/2-hour drive north of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Regional Airport ~ 132 miles/2 hour and 30 minute-drive south of Durango, Colorado and commercial air service at the Durango – La Plata County Airport ~ 165 miles/3-hour drive north of Albuquerque and Albuquerque International Sunport Airport ~ Unencumbered by conservation easements ~ Owned by the same family since 1957
$7,250,000  •  3,233.52 acres
La Plata Mountain Ranch is properly named, nested on Cherry Creek, and sitting under the skyline of the extraordinary La Plata Mountain Range. The ranch is said to be the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak-covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. La Plata Mountain Ranch is one of the largest deeded ranches in southwest Colorado’s most desired county’s, La Plata County. The Ranch is comprised of 3,721± acres, 3,233± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased lands, and borders over 760± acres of limited access BLM lands. The La Plata Mountain Ranch is fortunate to have 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, water rights for irrigation, recreation, and ease of access year-round on both paved and county-maintained roads, with excellent road access to a great majority of the ranch. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with roping arena, great horse pasture, and live water. The upper ranch has a conveniently located historic and useful hunting cabin, allowing you to cover much of the ranch during hunting season without traveling through prime habitat at the break of dawn. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat, terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak-covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk, Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west of the La Plata Mountain Ranch, the vast La Plata Mountain range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the perfect paradise of Animas River Valley. The recreational opportunities in this area are never ending. La Plata Mountain Ranch is greatly benefited by its close proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure and city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access. The LaPlata Mountain Ranch is one of those rare finds; priced right, huge acreage, low overhead, great wildlife, and all wrapped into an unprecedented ranch lifestyle, right out the front door.
$2,750,000  •  2,520 acres
Devils Canyon Ranch consists of 2,520± deeded acres and is backed into over 640± limited access BLM public acres. The property is nestled in Cherry Creek basin beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is said to be the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year-round access located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include good road access and two well located rustic off-grid hunting cabins. The ranch is home to an exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat, terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk and Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. Due to the exceptional wildlife presence, the ranch has been preserved with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to maintain the ability to recreate, ranch, and enjoy future use of the property while protecting the wildlife sustainability. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The recreational opportunities in this area are never-ending. Devils Canyon Ranch is greatly benefited by its close proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure and city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access.
$1,200,000  •  881 acres
Red Mesa Wheat Farm & Hunting RanchThe Property30 Minutes West of Durango in La Plata County, Colorado with end of the road access. Hunting - Trophy Mule Deer, Monster Elk! Turkeys and Doves881 acres bordered by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation on 3 sides and Bureau of Reclamation Land (no hunting) on the 4th side. That makes this unequalled hunting parcel your private reserve! It's common to see 100+ deer per day on the property and lots of world-class elk early to late season. With no public hunting, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation is one of the best-managed lands in North America, producing 200+ in Mule Deer and 360+ elk every year. La Plata County is number 2 in the State of Colorado for producing Typical Boone & Crockett mule deer. The wheat fields, which were planted by a local farmer on a shared basis, keeps the deer, elk and turkeys on the property year-round. Being bordered by thousands of acres of Ute Indian land, the area receives little pressure. The Red Mesa Ranch is the oasis in the desert. Big bulls and trophy mule deer die in this area of old age. 2 solar wells provide year-round water for the game, with water tanks dispersed throughout the property. The Merriam turkey hunting is second to none. The ranch is perimeter fenced, CR 106 dead ends into a very private gate, and the rest of the ranch is surrounded on 3 sides by the Ute reservation. One could not own a more private and exclusive property that has been managed for big game for the past 25 years. The current owner is retiring so the sale includes 4 fiberglass blinds on shooting towers and 4 fabricated blinds on shooting towers. Food plots are planted by a local farmer in trade for wheat fields. Big game unit 741 has a very high percentage draw for private land mule deer and the property has been receiving 2 landowner buck tags per year. Elk tags (archery and 2 of 4 rifle tags) over the counter, with muzzleloader, 1st and 4th rifle being a draw. Wheat fields and water holes are ready for your September Dove shoot. LocationJust 30 minutes from downtown Durango, Colorado, your friends and family will love the 200 restaurants, shops, galleries and world-class trout fishing. Home of the world famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, there are nonstop commercial flights from Dallas Ft/Worth, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles into the Durango airport. You're 30 minutes from excellent winter sports and world-class skiing at Purgatory Mountain Resort or 30 minutes to Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Dwellings. It's a great family town with lots to do year-round.IncomeAbout 55% of the acreage is wheat production or grass with 25% to landowner and 75% to farmer. (Income varies each year.)ImprovementsThe ranch is off the grid with a new solar system so there are no power charges or upkeep bills. A new solar system was installed in 2013. 80x60 metal building on concrete pad built in 2009. Excellent for keeping any farm equipment, RV's, fifth wheel trailers, ATVs or trailers. Power and water complete a separate bath. 40x30 hunting cabin with 40x30 covered parking. There's a complete kitchen and brand new propane refrigerator, 5 twin beds, 1 double bed in a private bedroom, 1 complete bath all with propane heat. The metal exterior is totally maintenance-free. Most furnishings will convey, including the BBQ Grill. If you were to draw up a property for family trophy hunting or partnership, you could not design a better layout or better managed property for neighbors. Red Mesa Wheat Farm & Hunting Ranch does not have an equal for the value, all within 30 minutes of downtown Durango CO. Seller has priced it to sell and you'll be hunting it this fall! Call today for a qualified showing, this one won't last long. Co Brokers Welcome.Note: In order to confirm a showing, financial verification is required. Thank you.
$4,500,000  •  713.52 acres
Pitman Cherry Creek Ranch consists of 713.52± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased land and is backed into over 2,100± limited access BLM public acres. The ranch is nestled in Cherry Creek basin and sits beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. With 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, the ranch is benefited by both irrigation and recreation water rights. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is reportedly the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango, Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year-round access, located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with a roping arena and great horse pasture. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat; terrain, water, and feed providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk and Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Ski Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The Ranch is greatly benefited by its proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure, city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access.
$7,725,000  •  700 acres
Situated in the Pine River Valley of southwestern Colorado, Pine Ridge Ranch, with its end of the road privacy and captivating views of Granite Peak and the Continental Divide, is the epitome of a legacy property. The beauty of this scenic mountain ranch is accentuated by its extensive improvements. The 6,375-square-foot main residence overlooks a meadow and private pond and is complimented by an attractive 1,735-square-foot guesthouse. The first-class ranch facilities include a two-story barn, heated shop, outdoor arena, hay barn, set of working corrals and livestock scale. The ranch spans a total of 1,300 acres, including 700 deeded and 600 acres of state lease featuring lush meadows and tree-covered hills with over 1,000 feet of elevation change. This private mountain ranch has outstanding wildlife including, elk, deer, turkey and a host of other game animals. Currently operated as a stocker operation running 100± head of cattle, Pine Ridge Ranch is the quintessential ranch retreat in one of the prettiest areas of Colorado.
$1,950,000  •  530 acres
530 acres situated on the South Fork of Texas Creek, an old family ranch offered for the first time. The lush valley of TexasCreek runs the length of the property, surrounded by mature pines and spruce running to the top of Vosburg Peak where the ranch borders BLM land. No value was placed on the ranch house and outbuildings, but the barn and several old buildings could be refurbished and add to the charm of the property. Located North of Bayfield 10 miles with easy access to Bayfield and Durango, also only minutes to Vallecito Lake and Lemon Reservoir. A RARE FIND, larger acreage with no HOA, artesian well, seasonal creek and springs bordering BLM the possibilities are endless.
$2,250,000  •  240 acres
Strategically located, this property enjoys a nice combination of trees and meadows with a large lake fed by springs and a meadow creek. The property enjoys deeded water right and tremendous development potential. Two custom homes include the main headquarters and a second home. In addition, there is plenty of storage for equipment, horse facilities and outbuildings.  There are few ranches of this size in this area.
$1,599,999  •  84.14 acres
Located just outside of the small town of Bayfield is this amazing irrigated piece of property with 360 degree views. This 84.1Acres has everything, a center pivot with phase 3 electrical irrigating approx. 79 acres with hay production of 3-4 Ton peracre. There is a 100x80 Hay barn, 6 Stall horse barn with big tack room a lighted riding arena and a horse exerciser. This Property is fully fenced with plenty of room to store all the hay produced off of the fields along with room to store farming equipment and big corrals for all the livestock. This property is truly a perfect farm and ranch property.
$1,275,000  •  45.45 acres
For the buyer who demands everything in a real estate investment, this farm/ranch is the qualified property. Cornering on County Roads 516 and 520, this rich farm ground has superior water rights for 45 acres of irrigation with a sophisticated gravity fed system in place, currently irrigating horse pastures and fields for grass hay and alfalfa production
$639,000  •  35 acres
35-acre ranchette with 8 shares of water rights and San Juan Mountain Views. Custom one story 2216 sf 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with radiant in-floor heat and open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen features, granite countertops, 6 burner Dacor gas cooktop with water pot filler, stainless Dacordouble ovens, stainless Whirlpool refrigerator, Cast iron farm sink, Alder cabinets, and huge walk-in pantry. Private master bedroom with large walk-in closet, double vanity with granite countertops and tiled double head walk-shower. 2 guest bedrooms and full bath with Kohler cast iron tub, tiled shower, and rain head shower head. Oversized laundry room with great natural light, sink, granite folding table, and abundant Alder cabinets. All doors and trim throughout the house are solid Alder. Separate 1568 4 bedroom, 2 bath rental home, currently rented at $1350/month. Land is fully fenced and cross fenced for horses. Nice metal 40' x 42' horse barn, multiple sheds, 2 ponds, irrigation ditch, irrigated pastures, and 20' x 150' greenhouse create the incredible potential for this great Agriculture property. Gas well on the SW corner of the property allow for 2000 gallons free propane each year to the owner.