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Ekko Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Timber Land, Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
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Ekko Ranch, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
The +/- 2200 deeded acres (+/- 480 acres State Lease) totaling 2680 acres of the Ekko Ranch represents one the most historic hunting and working properties between Denver and Phoenix. Located approximately 12 miles west of Cebolla New Mexico and Hwy. 84, the Ekko Ranch has historically received +/- 14 elk tags annually and Unit 51 allows unlimited landowner deer tags. The ranch is located in the very coveted BGU 51, one of the most coveted units known for high elk success rates and the number one county for producing Boone & Crockett Mule Deer in the country. The ranch tags may be owner’s choice, designated for Unit-Wide to take advantage of the Wilderness, National Forest or BLM surrounding the ranch on 3 sides, or Ranch-Only to take advantage of the incredible habitat and location the ranch offers.
This end-of-the-road, secluded ranch borders the intersection of the Carson National Forest and the Chama Wilderness Reserve. You can grab a fly rod and hike out the back gate straight into the Chama River Canyon for miles and miles. The vintage historic ranch house is hidden away and tucked a half-mile into the absolutely gorgeous Rio Cebolla River Canyon that winds through the middle of the ranch. This 3000 sq. ft. home, +/- 80-years-old, overlooks the river by 25-yards. While quite original and certainly in need of modernizing and a makeover, this home is very sound, and used today by the current ranch manager/caretaker. The home features power, phone, water and internet as well as hand-hewn rafters. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and is part museum and part working ranch house. The ranch home is being conveyed as is/where is. Complementing the headquarters home is a tool shed and outbuilding. The Rio Cebolla Canyon continues on for +/- 2 miles on the ranch, teeing into the Chama River Wilderness.
Water everywhere - With two wells on deeded acreage and one well on the leased acreage, complimented by water lines and drinkers, the ranch is well watered, historically carrying +/- 75 pair year-round. Live creeks and 40+ springs are located on this ranch.
With vistas for dozens of miles, altitude from 6600’ to 7200’, the ranch features large meadows (some cleared for planting), sage flats, oak, pinion, juniper and large stands of ponderosa pines. Pick-up or side-by-side trails provide for excellent access throughout the ranch.
Ekko Ranch is a very unique holding with only a couple owners over the last +/- 100 years. These types of properties bordering on thousands of acres of hard-to-access public lands are getting more difficult to find and even harder to acquire. (On a personal note, this broker was fortunate to lease the adjacent property to take my 80-year- old father hunting for a few years and we were very successful with many nice 6x6s harvested. There aren’t too many ranches where one can hunt easily with an 80-year-old.)
With oil going over $65 per barrel and some projections having it over $100 per barrel by summer, I don't see this ranch being on the market for very long. Fly Rod, Merriams turkeys, elk, mule deer, lion or bear, endless recreation, land investment and a working cattle ranch - just name your passion as Ekko Ranch provides it all. Because the ranch has agricultural status the taxes are below $1500 annually.
For additional info and a qualified showing, call or email Greg Liddle today. Co brokers welcome.