SINGLE LEVEL MAIN HOUSE: 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH • 1600 SQ FT • SINGLE LEVEL BUNKHOUSE: 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH • 500 SQ FT
This stunning 3,497 acre ranch is located 11 miles East of Tierra Amarilla (about 60 miles West of Taos, NM). Beautifully situated in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, High Timber Ranch sits at the headwaters of the Rio de Tierra Amarillo which flows into the well-known Rio Chama River.
The ranch offers everything you would expect and more than you can imagine! Star-gazing is perfect here and the Milky Way is luminous in the night sky. Trees such as Aspens, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and high altitude grasses like Timothy, Mountain Brome and Bluestem are the backdrop of everyday life. Wildflowers abound and include Rocky Mountain Iris, Mountain Columbine, and Lupine. Huge birds are seen on a regular basis and include golden eagles, owls, falcons, pigeons, grouse, and turkey. Native cutthroat trout run in one of the two continuously flowing streams on the ranch. The streams provide water for all kinds of wildlife: elk, mule deer, bears, to name a few.
High Timber Ranch is able to sustain 95 -120 cows and calves or 650 yearlings, and still have ample food sources for wildlife. There are 2 large pastures (upper and lower) and easily accessed shipping pens with scales from Highway 64. Numerous stock tanks provide for both cattle and wildlife. Utilizing “winter fences,” which are taken down in early winter and easily put back up in the spring, the ranch is currently leased for cattle grazing on an annual basis. The current owners have two long running lease holders signed for 2020: $34,000 for hunting and $15,000 for grazing.
There are two homes on the ranch: a newer 1,600 sq. ft. residence powered by an on- site generator, with living room and fireplace, large kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a slightly smaller, older, 500 sq. ft. home, perfect for guests or a ranch/wildlife manager.
High Timber Ranch could simply be enjoyed for what it is: a wildlife paradise. But there are a number of other options as well. The current owners derived income from two leases.
No matter how you look at it, this is a one in a million property just waiting to be explored and enjoyed by its new owner.
There are a number of airports not far from the High Timber Ranch:
• Taos Regional Airport: 61 miles (about 1 and one-quarter hours by car)
• Durango Airport 133 miles (about 2 and one-half hours)
• Pagosa Springs Airport (Stevens Field): 76 miles (about 1 and one-half hours by car)
• Santa Fe Regional Airport: 112 miles (about 2 hours by car)
• Albuquerque International Airport: 169 miles (about 2 and one-quarter hours by car)
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