What dreams are made of. is the best description for the +/-11,288 acre Broken Butt Ranch of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.
LandThe ranch is located in the very heart of Rio Arriba County just 35 minutes south of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Pagosa Springs, having been named one to the best small towns in America by Outside Magazine, hosts the world-famous hot springs, shopping, a plethora of restaurants, new hospital, a 27 hole mountain golf course and complemented by a municipal airport up to G-5 capable. 12 miles east of the ranch is the historic town of Chama, New Mexico, and Santa Fe is a beautiful 2 hour drive while Wolf Creek and Taos Ski Mountains are within 2 hours.
The ranch is a mild 7400-8800 feet in elevation and is comprised of gentle sloping hills framing expansive native grass valleys. Majestic ponderosas, large stands of oak and hidden pockets of spring fed aspens with pi on and juniper ridges surround the native grass meadows and numerous springs, ponds and lakes of Broken Butt Ranch.
ImprovementsThe ranch is in immaculate condition and kept in ag status allowing for low taxes. There is an extensive two-track road system throughout, and one's most difficult decision would be where to pick their building site for the most incredible views of the continental divide and the South San Juan Mountains.
RecreationThe Broken Butt Ranch is located in a primary elk and Mule Deer migration route Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, bordering the Colorado State line, is most noted for producing more Boone & Crockett Mule Deer than any county in existence every decade since 1960. The elk density is off the charts, allowing the ranch owner roughly 43 Bull elk tags, 22 either sex archery tags and 30 cow elk tags annually. For 2021, the ranch received 25 landowner mule deer tags. Additionally, Bear, lion and small game hunting are over.
AgricultureGentle terrain with stunning cliffs and mesas. There are many diverse forests of juniper, spruce, ponderosa pines, aspen, oaks and fields of natural grasslands.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesWhile currently not enrolled into a conservation easement of any kind, the Broken But has been approached by numerous parties as an ideal candidate, as these easements have some incredible benefits for both the land and the wildlife, and substantial tax benefits for the landowner. Minerals are negotiable.
General OperationsThe most attractive value of Broken Butt Ranch is the beauty of Colorado with New Mexico's land prices, tremendous game quality and the most liberal big game tags.With Colorado in 2021 receiving over 60,000 additional big game tag applications than the previous year, quality land investments in desirable locations receiving a dividend of land owner trophy mule deer and elk tags are becoming a very desired commodity indeed.
Region & ClimateMajestic Northern New Mexico weather with beautiful, dry heat summers and typically moderate winters making it possible to enjoy this ranch year round.
HistoryThe ranch is in immaculate condition and kept in ag status allowing for low taxes. There is an extensive two-track road system throughout, and one's most difficult decision would be where to pick their building site for the most incredible views of the continental divide and the South San Juan Mountains. Broken Butt Ranch can be purchased in full or part, minimum purchase of 2000 acres, making it affordable, but preserving and retaining the beauty, sanctuary, and wildlife of the ranch.
Offered in full or part for $2,750 per acre up to 3,999 acres
$2,500 per acre 4,000 acres or more
Also note the +/- 1352 acre headquarters parcel is being offered separately or attached.
Broken Butt Ranch has been in the same family for generations and many have longed for an opportunity to own in full or part the most beautiful land they've ever seen. Here's your opportunity.
Co brokers welcome. Please contact Greg Liddle for more information.
Directions to Land
From Chama, south on Hwy 17 for 1.5 mi., west on Hwy 64.84 for 12.5 miles. Contact listing agent for more specific directions and access to the ranch.
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