Chavez Canyon Ranch is a total of 28,700± acres, of which 26,540± acres are deeded, of highly diverse New Mexico landscape, located extraordinarily well less than 45 minutes from downtown Santa Fe and Santa Fe Municipal Airport. Just 35 miles southeast of Santa Fe off Highway 285, the ranch is a combination of well-maintained rangeland and enhanced wildlife habitat, presenting a rare opportunity to purchase a large acreage holding for the area. Nestled between the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, every turn on the property offers a different view, from big sky bluffs across sprawling prairies to dense forests before New Mexico’s notable grandiose sunsets. The land is everything New Mexico is famous for and offers a true variety of dramatic cliffs, deep canyons, numerous drainages, arroyos, mesas, prolific rock outcroppings, ancient petroglyphs, thick stands of healthy old growth ponderosa pines, juniper and pinons, and all interspersed by expansive meadows of native grasses. The primary feature of the property, serving as the southern boundary, is the stunning and iconic landmark, Cañon Blanco. Several miles of the ranch’s eastern and northern boundary is bordered by the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, helping to protect the ranch as a wildlife sanctuary for elk, mule deer, wild turkey, bear, mountain lions, and various small game and bird species. For over 30 years, the ownership group of the ranch has not allowed any hunting of large animal wildlife, allowing this property to become a legitimate wildlife haven. Additionally, several new dry land food plots have been developed in strategic locations throughout the property. The land is well watered via five high-yield livestock wells, numerous tactically placed water catchments, a newly developed natural spring, and an excellent water piping system supports up to 400 head of livestock. There are three homes, cabin, shop, barn, several pens, and working facilities for livestock handling. Several building sites dedicated for a primary residence have been identified and placed into locations affording only the finest expansive and panoramic views. Chavez Canyon ranch presents a highly unique opportunity to purchase a bifurcated combination agricultural and recreational ranch in very close proximity to New Mexico’s most iconic destination location. Note: A substantial amount of additional and contiguous deeded land may be available for purchase.
Just the Facts
- 28,700± total acres
- 26,540± deeded acres
- 2,160± state and BLM leased acres
- 35 miles south of Santa Fe, NM off Highway 285 and County Rd. 34
- 40 minutes to Santa Fe Municipal Airport and Albuquerque International Airport is less than a two-hour drive
- Bordered for approximately 8 miles by the 1.6 million acre Santa Fe National Forest
- Manager’s home, two smaller employee homes, cabin, equipment and storage shop, barn, and livestock handling facilities
- There are numerous building sites for a primary residence offering long range, expansive views
- Located between Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountains
- Featuring several miles of Canyon Blanco
- Characterized by mesas, canyons, arroyos, deeply cut drainages, meadows, and rolling prairies
- Wildlife includes elk, mule deer, wild turkey, bear, mountain lions, and a variety of small game and bird species
- Located in GMU 45
- Abundant old growth ponderosa pine, juniper, and pinon tree cover
- Well-managed rangeland
- Supports up to 400 (owner rated) head of cattle
- Five wells, numerous storage tanks, dirt tanks, and water catchments
- Elevation ranges from 6,000 to 7,400 feet
- Blue gramma, dropseed, western wheatgrass, Indian ricegrass, squirrel tail, buffalo grass, galleta, muhly, and tumble grass
- 300 days of sunshine and excellent year-round climate
- Additional contiguous land may be purchased - information available upon request
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