Los Pinos River Ranch Big mule deer, trophy elk, and land 20+ trout before breakfast! Here is paradise, first time on the market! This pristine and private 50 acres, located on ½ mile on both sides of the Los Pinos River is approximately an hour northwest of Taos and 50 minutes to Walmart and shopping in Alamosa, Colorado. How do you compare excellent year-round access, National Forest on two sides, landowner elk tags (check regulations), OTC Colorado elk tags, year-round water rights irrigating approximately 20 acres and a restored trout habitat complete with rock weirs (current replacement costs +/- $1,000,000 per mile) all located just south of the Colorado border in New Mexico. Los Pinos River Ranch has it all on a property that would take hundreds of acres and millions of dollars to ever duplicate. Home and Guest house: The custom log main house/lodge is 2262 sq. ft. with a 713 sq. ft. apartment and a 528 sq. ft. guest log cabin that will give your guests incredible privacy and 360 degree views. There are 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths in the main house/apartment and 1 bedroom/1 bath in the guest cabin, a separate laundry room, custom cabinetry, wood and brick floors in a passive solar design. There’s an attached garage with shop. All this comfort nestled in at an 8200 ft. elevation in the pines and cottonwoods. It’s cool in the summer and mild in the winter and is set up for entertaining large groups or families. The ranch is on power but also has a back-up generator and 1000 gallon propane tank for heat and appliances. Barn, livestock grazing, irrigation and hay production: The ranch includes a 24’ x 48’ barn with portable pipe panel stalls and tack room and has been grazing horses and cattle. The worlds’ best neighbors will keep an eye on this very private estate while you travel, otherwise you never see them. Irrigation ditch water floods +/- 20 acres and allows for many options. Water is the gold and the ranch owns 90 acre feet per year of water. There’s an excellent private well with an in-ground well house with a pressure tank to prevent freezing. World Class Trout Habitat: This one half mile of river restoration is full of wild and stocked Rainbows and wild German Browns up to 20 inches. 50-100 trout releases for the day are common and realistic. Recreational Use, Hunting & National Forest access out the back gate: With trophy mule deer, elk, turkey, lion and bear in the area, the hunting options are unparalleled. The ranch borders the Carson National Forest on the South and the New Mexico BLM/Colorado Rio Grande National Forest to the north. The ranch has averaged one New Mexico Landowner tag per year and the Colorado side has over-the-counter elk tags. Bear, lion and turkey all over-the-counter. Grab your backpack for a hike or hop on your horse and explore thousands of acres out your back gate. The general public has to travel miles to get access and you have your very own National Forest right in your back yard! The property has been meticulously cared for by the current owners but family necessity mandates a move. Priced to sell at $1.2M. Call today for a private showing and ranch tour. Qualified buyers only please.