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Reduced: Cañones Creek Ranch on the Chama River

Chama, New Mexico

518 Acres$5,995,000


  • Fully-enhanced sporting amenities
  • Productive agricultural component
  • Historic turn-key improvements
  • 5 stocked trout ponds
  • Abundant elk and mule deer
  • 5 landowner elk tags

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Property Details

The Cañones Creek Ranch represents one of New Mexico’s finest sporting ranch opportunities available today. Located 6 miles south of the quaint town of Chama, New Mexico, this valley boasts the scenic and diverse landscapes of northern New Mexico and the southern Rocky Mountains. A sportsman’s paradise, the ranch is comprised of 518 deeded acres located in the heart of the Chama River Valley. With 1.25 miles of both banks of the Chama River along with 5 stocked trout ponds, the ranch offers an abundance of live water. All of the water resources, including the Chama River, have been professionally enhanced to create trophy trout water throughout the ranch. A recently remodeled historic 3-bedroom, 1-bath adobe style home serves as the main residence. The home sits on a slightly elevated bench overlooking the ranch’s lush irrigated hay meadows, ponds and cottonwood-lined river corridor. The ranch supports a productive hay farm operation with substantial water rights on 302.5 irrigable acres. The Cañones Creek Ranch on the Chama River offers everything today’s Buyer would seek, with fully enhanced sporting amenities, a productive agricultural component and charming turn-key improvements.

Location: Located in the heart of the Chama River Valley and just south of the Colorado border, the Cañones Creek Ranch boasts an array of scenic and diverse landscapes. The historic, quaint town of Chama, situated in Rio Arriba County, is located 6 miles north of the ranch providing convenient access to all the necessary amenities provided by this small town such as hardware stores, groceries, a family medical center, fishing and hunting supplies, restaurants and cafés, shops and lodging. The local economy has historically been driven by agriculture, however tourism has become a large contributor to the Rio Chama Valley economy, as the town has grown and new businesses have started.

Acreage: Cañones Creek Ranch encompasses approximately 518 deeded acres that are comprised of slightly elevated benches overlooking lush hay meadows. It is bisected by the Chama River with its healthy cottonwood tree-lined corridor and 5 different trout ponds. Expansive landscape and mountain views both up and down the Rio Chama Valley provide endless postcard-worthy vistas. Serving as the focal point, 1.25 miles of both sides of Chama River meander through the heart of the ranch providing action-packed freestone river fishing for healthy trophy brown and rainbow trout.

Live Water: A one of a kind New Mexico fishing ranch, the Cañones Creek Ranch is rich in live water diversity and opportunity. Rarely does a ranch come to market in the area with this much fishable water packed into 518 deeded acres. The Cañones Creek Ranch provides an incoming owner with the ultimate experience in New Mexico trout water on the 1.25 miles of both sides of the Chama River. There are also 5 different trout ponds, each of which has been professionally designed and stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout, many of them reaching trophy size.  Each pond has been strategically placed throughout the ranch to provide a unique setting and experience. A newly constructed private bridge over the Chama River provides convenient access to both sides of the river throughout its course.

Summary: This unique 518-acre ranch offers world-class fly fishing on over 1.25 miles of professionally enhanced freestone Chama River fishing and 5 stocked ponds full of large trout. The big game component and landowner elk tags complete with a private skeet shooting range, charming improvements and productive hay operation is what make the Cañones Creek Ranch the ideal ranch retreat for today’s Buyer looking for the complete package. From the breathtaking mountain views and ranchland vistas, to seemingly endless recreational opportunities both on and off the ranch, the Cañones Creek Ranch is worthy of today’s trophy ranch designation.


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