Whether you are a rancher or a hunter, this mountain ranch is a dream come true. It consists of 11,708 deeded acres and also holds a 12,734 acre forest permit for a total of 24,442 acres. This is a multi-use ranch with diverse possibilities in hunting, ranching, and investment. The property has abundant water rights, water wells, and springs. The natural beauty of the ponderosa pine, pinon, and juniper woodlands create a dramatic setting backing up to the north face of the Capitan mountain. This rugged piece of mountain real estate is an east-west running range. Nature's wildlife abounds with elk, mule deer, turkey, dove, bobcat, mountain lion and bear. This ranch is said to have the oldest game park in the state of New Mexico. The game park currently contains a herd of elk under high fence with two pastures and encompasses approx 1520 acres. In addition to the game park, the ranch receives 10 either sex elk archery permits and 14 bull elk rifle permits. The ranch conservatively runs 400 animal units per year. This is big game hunting at its best, run cows or hunt it. You will stand in amazement at the views and the inspiring beauty that this ranch offers.
The elevation ranges from 6400 feet to 8200 feet. The improvements include a 4 bedroom 2 bath lodge, metal barn, foremans home, additional home, barn and working pens. There is another large barn and pens plus an additional metal lodge on the property. The ranch lends itself for easy subdividing with the nature of its highway frontage across much of the property. The investment potential is endless with this ranch.
In addition to the large amount of deeded acreage and the Forest Permit, behind the ranch is the 35,067 acre Capitan Mountain Wilderness. The birthplace of Smokey the Bear, this wilderness acreage is filled with mixed conifers including Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, on the main ridge. On top of the mountain the terrain opens into meadows and groves of aspen. The 8.2 mile Summit trail follows the main ridge and the 5.7 mile Capitan Peak Trail will take you to reach the El Capitan Summit which is 10,083 ft elevation. Outdoor recreation activities are endless on this massive mountain ranch.