Tecolote Ranch Partition

Tecolote Ranch Partition | New Mexico
Property Types:
Home with Acreage,
Hunting Land for Sale,
Land for Sale,
Mountain Land for Sale,
Ranches for Sale,
Recreational Land,
Vacant Land

$4,239,023 | 3,391.22 ACRES | AVAILABLE


  • Price: $4,239,023
  • Acreage: 3,391.22
  • ID: 516
  • Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • County: San Miguel
  • Status: Available
Property Description

Tecolote Ranch Partition
San Miguel County, New Mexico
3,391.219+/- Mountain Acres

Chas S. Middleton and Son has been granted the privilege of an exclusive listing on this spectacular mountain ranch in San Miguel County, NM.  The Tecolote Ranch Partition lies in the highland foothills of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains southwest of Las Vegas, New Mexico.  The entrance to the ranch is approximately 12 easy driving miles south from the town of Las Vegas.  This property features ponderosa pine, piñon juniper, and gamble oak tree cover.  Big bull elk love hanging out on this parcel. The terrain and privacy provide them a wonderful sanctuary. Mule deer are making a great comeback in this area and we have seen some very nice bucks lately. This ranch is perfect for the owner desiring a true mountain sanctuary to escape the hustle-and-bustle of crowded cities and enjoy hunting and livestock ranching. As mentioned above, the Tecolote Ranch Partition is only minutes from downtown Las Vegas, less than an hour away from Santa Fe and under two hours to Taos. There are public airports in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Better yet, the Las Vegas Municipal Airport with its 8,200 ft. paved runway allows for various sizes of private aircraft. This very nice FBO is only minutes away from the front gate. An onsite visit to this unique property is required to fully appreciate this great property.

The Tecolote Ranch Partition has been historically operated in conjunction with the larger Tecolote Ranch. The main function of the ranch has been to graze livestock, hunt big game in the fall, and provide owners with a wonderful get away from the hustle-and-bustle of life in the fast lane.  The condition, quality, and quantity of the meadow grass production is superb.  The owners believe that balanced livestock grazing of cows and calves or yearlings is reasonable given the wildlife feed requirements on the ranch.  Big game hunting on the ranch consists of bull elk, buck mule deer, bear, and cougar.  Merriam turkey are present throughout the ranch.  The ranch is enrolled in New Mexico’s E-Plus landowner elk system. The ranch is in Special Management Zone 46 which allows an owner to work with game and fish personnel in determining an effective harvest goal for elk on the ranch. Mule deer, bear, turkey, and cougar hunting licenses can be purchased online or over the counter at vendors and NM Game and Fish offices.

A Santa Fe Conservation Easement was granted on the ranch to preserve its beauty and natural resources. With exception to fencing and well, the ranch is currently “structurally” unimproved. The easement does allow owners to construct a headquarters on 25 acres along with three, five (5) acre homesites at selected locations on the ranch. Each site will allow a home, guest house, stables, barn, and pool if desired. The concept will enable a partner/owner the joy of having a mountain recreation area with privacy for family and friends.

Elevation at the entrance gate is approximately 7,200 feet.  The lowest elevation is approximately 6,700 feet while the highest elevation is approximately 7,600 feet. Terrain varies from beautiful rolling open park meadows to moderately steep dense piñon juniper and ponderosa forest land. Primary grass forage is blue, black, and sideoats grama, Arizona fescue, mountain muhly, pine dropseed, and bottlebrush squirreltail. Mountain Mahogany provides excellent browse for the deer and elk.  Throughout the growing season, a wide variety of wildflowers dot the landscape. 

Permanent water on this ranch is by two solar wells located at separate locations. These wells supply good quality water into drinkers to water the livestock and wildlife.

Nearby Las Vegas offers two institutions of higher education:  New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College, plus it is home to the Armand Hammer United World College, a prestigious, international preparatory school.  As a historical “old west” town, the old-town district provides shops, antiques, bookstores, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and more.  Storrie Lake is a recreational destination with modern camping facilities and utility hookups for Glamping or roughing it.  The lake is at 6,600 feet elevation and has a surface area of approximately 1,100 acres.  Storrie Lake offers not only great fishing, but is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, capped every January 1st with the annual “Polar Bear Plunge”. There are five ski resorts within a two-hour drive of the ranch, with the closest being Santa Fe Ski Basin, only 55 miles away.

Santa Fe, a short drive down I-25, is a world-renowned destination offering unique historical perspectives and a diverse cultural heritage. As New Mexico’s capital, the “City Different” offers many attractions including its unique architecture, the downtown Plaza, fine dining, museums, art galleries, cultural events, shopping, historical preservations and the world-class Santa Fe Opera.

The Tecolote Ranch Partition is serviced by the San Miguel Electrical Coop and propane gas could be provided to an owner’s home if constructed.

Real estate taxes on this portion of the ranch would be less than $500 when New Mexico’s ag exemption is in place.

In summary, the Tecolote Ranch Partition is a gorgeous property for someone looking for a great recreational get-a-way.  The ranch provides privacy, beauty, recreation, and a bit of cash flow via hunting and grazing.  This rare offering is priced to sell on today’s rising market at $1,250 per acre.  If you have been searching for a beautiful Northern New Mexico ranch that will provide you and your family with all you could ask for, this offering deserves your utmost consideration.

Jim Welles

Dwain E. Nunez

Property Summary

Activities & Amenities
  • ATV/Off Road
    Conservation Easement
    Cycling/Mountain Biking
    Gated Entrance
    Stock Tank
    Water Well
  • Bear
    Mountain Lion
    Mule Deer
  • Cattle
Land Details
  • Total Acres: 3,391.22
  • Zoning: Agricultural
  • Topography: Mountainous
  • Vegetation: Ponderosa-PJ-Gamble Oak
Building Details