Beaver Creek Ranch 778.49 deeded acres $1.155 million
Beaver Creek Ranch is a nicely watered ranch tucked away on the eastern side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico, assembled of 778.49 deeded acres of forested slopes and river bottom land, with over a half mile of both sides of the Mora River. About 30 acres of record of ditch irrigated river bottom land produces hay for livestock or sale; heavily forested slopes provide timber and firewood and give excellent cover for wildlife. From the Mora River bottom at 7,720 feet in elevation to the high mountain meadow near the upper limit of the ranch at about 9,280 feet, you should feel inspired. This incredible landscape also features ruins of the original homesteaders’ adobe and stone structures along with now vacant dwellings of those that followed.
The ranch has lots of water, varied terrain, and a homesteading history. In addition to the property’s agricultural potential there are many recreational opportunities, including fishing, hunting, biking, four wheeling, camping, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross county skiing, all on the ranch; alpine skiing is possible at nearby Sipapu Ski Area.
The absentee owner presently trades ranch care-taking for the annual grass production and hunting rights. The New Mexico Department of Fish and Game has issued four to six elk authorizations annually as part of the EPLUS program for Beaver Creek Ranch (located in Game Management Unit 46.) Driving time from Taos is about an hour, from Santa Fe about two hours, and to the Sipapu Ski Area about 25 minutes.