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Quinlan Ranch

$35,000,000 Chama, NM 16,719± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

The 16,718± deeded acre Quinlan Ranch is a superlative mountain hunting property located just 3 miles west of Chama, New Mexico. The Quinlan, as it is known, spans over 26 square miles in a single block of contiguous land with no private inholdings or public roads across it. Offering an unequaled combination of size, privacy, accessibility, and scenery, the ranch controls the entire eastern slope of the 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain and is comprised of ecologically diverse and rich mountain and valley floor terrain. This large holding features outstanding big game hunting, expansive vistas, fishing, limitless recreational activities, and numerous water resources that are complemented by excellent infrastructure and quality accommodations.

Thoughtful habitat and wildlife management ensures that the Quinlan is home to significant populations of resident elk, mule deer, black bear and turkey. Distinguishing the Quinlan from other western hunting properties is the fact that an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 head of elk from the San Juan Elk Herd migrate through it and the neighboring 20,000-acre elk preserve – the Edward Sargent Wildlife Area, each fall. Ownership, family, friends, and clients can easily hunt the Quinlan as it currently receives 85 bull elk permits from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Numerous trophy elk and mule deer are taken here every year and the ranch has been featured on many outdoor pursuit television shows. Additional trophy and management elk hunting opportunities exist within the on-site Rim Rock Elk Park which is a licensed 2,000± acre high-fenced Class A Game Park.

Well suited for both private and commercial use, the Quinlan has year-round access off of US Highway 84. Improvements include the 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge, two “glamping” bathhouses and covered cooking and eating areas, a 10,000± square foot barn with sleeping quarters, office, garage, and elk handling facilities, as well as several paddock areas for privately owned elk. The ranch also boasts an exceptional internal road network with over 50 miles of private roads, buried water and electrical lines, as well as between 35 and 40 ponds – several of which are stocked with trout. The listing price includes 100% of the appurtenant mineral rights*, all privately owned elk, and an extensive inventory of essential ranch equipment and rolling stock (See Quinlan Ranch Inventory).

*Seller believes, but will not warrant that it owns 100% of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership.

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Just the Facts

  • Scenic 16,718± deeded acre ranch in a single, 26 square mile block
  • Diverse mountain and valley floor terrain with peak and valley views
  • Excellent archery and rifle hunting for trophy elk and mule deer, black bear, as well as great spring Merriam’s turkey hunting
  • Over 8 miles of common boundary with the Edward Sargent Wildlife Area – a 20,000 plus acre wildlife preserve
  • An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 elk from the San Juan Elk Herd migrate through the ranch and neighboring Wildlife Area each year
  • Currently receiving 87 bull elk licenses from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • Additional trophy elk hunting within the 2,000 acre high fenced Rim Rock Elk Park – a licensed Class A Game Park
  • Quality angling on a number of private trout ponds and small reservoirs
  • Controls the eastern slope of 9,900 foot Chromo Mountain
  • Nearly the entire western ranch boundary follows the Continental Divide of the Americas
  • Private yet easily accessed throughout the year via paved highway
  • 3 miles west of Chama, New Mexico, 45 miles south of Pagosa Springs and the jet-accessible Stevens Field Airport with FBO services, and 100 miles north of Santa Fe
  • The 6,678± square foot Garcia Lodge boasts 11 bedrooms, 10 baths, a commercial kitchen, large dining area and great room
  • Two “glamping” areas with bathhouses and covered cooking and eating areas
  • 10,000± square foot barn with sleeping quarters, office, garage, and elk handling facilities
  • Paddock areas for privately owned elk
  • Excellent private internal road network
  • Over 35 private ponds and small reservoirs
  • Willow Creek, a small meandering mountain creek, flows through the ranch for over 6 miles
  • 900± acres thoughtfully protected by a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Easement
  • Listing price includes 100% of the appurtenant mineral rights*, all privately owned elk, and an extensive inventory of essential ranch equipment and rolling stock (See Quinlan Ranch Inventory)

 

*Seller believes, but will not warrant that it owns 100% of the appurtenant subsurface mineral rights which will convey with the sale. Buyers are encouraged to retain legal counsel for the purposes of confirming mineral rights ownership.