Ask Robert Gash, ALC
Bull elk and brown trout! Mule deer and rainbows! Tons of hay and fat cattle! Over a mile of river frontage! Belonging to the same family for +/- 150 years, the 710 acres of the Burns Family Farm & Ranch, encompassing over a mile on “both sides” of the very best the Chama River has to offer is not a “once in a lifetime opportunity” but a property that only comes along “once in generations”, if ever… Owned by the same family since the 1870’s, this “first time on the market” hidden gem can be yours…Many existing state & national parks would envy the privacy, location and natural beauty of the Burns Family Farm & Ranch on the Chama River. In a state where water is the gold, BFF&R has it all… The State Engineer represents water rights irrigating +/- 280 acres and over a mile of private, secluded Chama River frontage ON BOTH SIDES OF the river, miles from any public access..… Offering an incredible diversity in ecosystems- bosque, hay production, cattle & livestock grazing, cottonwood lined river bottoms, benches layered in oak, pinon pine, juniper & Ponderosas, intersected with gorgeous meadows of natural grass.…There are secluded pockets that feel like they’re a million miles from anything yet less than a mile to paved year round access. Production Deeded to the current owner’s grandmother as a reward for graduation in 1939, this recreational paradise is also a working farm & cattle ranch, producing annually +/- 200 tons of hay and carrying over a hundred head of cattle seasonally. Improvements There is a 60x60 barn/shop with power & water that includes a private beef & game processing plant, complete with walk-in cold rooms & freezer, a storage area, and power for the inside and outside RV/Motorhome stalls with a back-up generator. This HQ is ideal for full conversion into a barndominium or high end RV Parking. Recreation. With over a mile bordering the almost million acres of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, the elk and mule deer hunting is world class. The Jicarilla Reservation has added actual fence crossings, spread along the border of the ranch, so the elk and mule deer can cross into the ranch to water at the river… The game trails look like cattle paths with lots of traffic… New Mexico Game and Fish currently awards BFF&R 2 mature bull elk tags, 1 archery tag and 1 cow elk tag annually (averaging 1 tag per +/- 177 acres ). Mule Deer landowner tags are applied for in March each year. Rio Arriba County, NM has consistently been the top producing county in the US, Canada and Mexico for placing mule deer in the Boone & Crockett record book! With over a mile of the Chama River meandering through the ranch, there are a dozen or so incredibly deep pools holding massive german browns and rainbows for the consummate fly fisherman who likes to release a dozen or so before breakfast. For the archer, bow fishing for carp can be outstanding. The river is miles from any public access so the trespasser is non-existent and your game and fish are protected. The Burns Family Farm & Ranch on the Chama River’s fishing and hunting have both been in high demand by trout guides and big game outfitters for years, representing the quality of both. Development Development options are endless. With a shop/barn and working pens as the only improvements, you are not paying for someone else’s McMansion! There are no HOA or Conservation Easements restricting BFR&R, so subdivision or preservation options are available for todays discriminating investor. There are numerous building sites on secluded benches with tremendous privacy & seclusion as well as over a mile of highway frontage bordering both sides of Highway 84. Caretaker. As the current ownership lives off the property, there is a long term caretaker in place who manages the ranch, oversees the livestock and has a desire to continue as caretaker with the right situation.
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Listed By: Greg Liddle of Hayden Outdoors Llc