Hutch Septima Ranch

Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico | $10106550

Property info

Acreage  |  5,463±

Location  |  Chama, NM

County  |  Rio Arriba

Status  |  Available

Price  |  $10,106,550


Jim Welles

Email  [email protected]

Direct  |  505.967.6562


Dwain Nunez

Email  [email protected]

Direct  |  505.263.7868


The Hutch Septima Ranch is located east of Tierra Amarilla in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Dept. of Fish and Game Unit 4.

The Hutch Septima is comprised of two physically separated parcels making up the 5,464 acres. The Hutch portion is located immediately off Highway 64 at the highest elevations of the Brazos Ridge. The Septima portion is located SE of the Hutch. It is accessed via private easement and is estimated to encompass 1,600 pristine acres at the end of the road. This parcel adjoins the Carson National Forest on its south and west boundaries. The lowest elevations run 9,750 +/- feet and the highest elevations run 10, 650 +/- feet. Terrain varies from beautiful rolling open parks and meadows to moderately steep dense conifer forests to rolling solitary and mixed aspen stands. Primary grass forage is mountain brome, some timothy, native bluestem, and strawberry clover. In early summer, there are seas of wildflowers including wild blue iris, mountain columbine, daisies, yellow rose bushes, and sunflowers. Fall colors on the Hutch Septima are stunning.

Tree canopies throughout the property consist of quaking Aspen, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, and many more. The Hutch Septima Ranch includes stands of merchantable timber within its borders that have 12 inch diameters at breast height. While there is no recent timber cruise available, there is sufficient reason to believe that there is inherent timber value on the ranch.



The historical operation of Hutch Septima Ranch has been cattle grazing and big game hunting. Over time, grazing yearlings or mother cows with calves has been the primary livestock tenure. The condition, quality, and quantity of the grass production is superb. The owners believe that balanced grazing of mountain acclimated cows and calves or yearlings is reasonable given the wildlife feed requirements on the ranch.



The Septima portion is improved with a large cabin at one site and a smaller cabin approximately 1/4 mile away. Both are set up to allow for an efficient hunting operation or weekend retreat.



The water sources on Hutch Septima include innumerable natural springs, Rio de Tierra Amarilla Creek, which originates on this property, and another stream that is near the main cabin. Springs on the ranch provide ample water in earth tanks for livestock which also attract wildlife. Small wetland areas are scattered throughout property.

The two main streams flow year round, being high in early summer and lower in late summer. These headwaters ultimately drain into the Chama River. There are a couple of larger ponds on the ranch that we believe with a modern aeration system could support trout for fun filled fishing.

Rio de Tierra Creek is a native cutthroat fishery at its upper reaches.



Besides fishing in the creeks and streams, the ranch offers exceptional hunting opportunities. Big game hunting on the ranch consists of bull elk, buck mule deer, bear, and cougar. Merriam turkey and grouse are present throughout the ranch as well. In previous years through the E-Plus, the ranch received 16 bull elk, 7 either sex archery elk, and 10 antlerless (cow) elk authorizations.

Additional recreational amenities nearby include Abiquiu, El Vado, Heron and Hopewell Lakes. Approximately 30 miles north of The Hutch Septima lies the community of Chama and the famous Chama to Antonito narrow gauge railroad train ride. Wintertime brings a different beauty and opportunity for cross country skiing and snowmobiling.



The ranch lies within a special zone of protection under a comprehensive set of stringent land use regulations due to the live springs and streams, which render mineral development impracticable.



$1,850 per deeded acre or a total of $10,106,550



The Hutch Septima is a must have for anyone needing a mountain sanctuary. This ranch offers beauty, an excellent location, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and unbelievable beauty under the stars at night, and physical views are breathtaking. The photos do not do it justice.

The Hutch Septima Ranch is a one of a kind property. Ownership of a ranch property at this type of elevation is rare. The Hutch Septima provides privacy, beauty, recreation, live water, and a bit of cash flow via hunting and grazing.

If you would like to schedule a visit to this remarkable, one of a kind ranch property, please give us a call. 

Chas. S. Middleton and Son Licensed New Mexico Brokers Include: Sam Middleton, Charlie Middleton, Jim Welles, and Dwain Nunez

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