5,585 Acres of Improved Recreational Land & Farm for Sale in Quemado, New Mexico

987 Highway 36, Quemado, NM 87829

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5,585 acres
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Hidden Basin Ranch is a gently landscaped oasis for trophy elk hunting offering high elk numbers, great genetics and fantastic big game hunting opportunities. Located in renown Catron County and Game Management Unit (GMU) 12, both known to grow some of the biggest elk in New Mexico, the ranch has been transformed from a fully operational cattle ranch to a wildlife rich haven. Management practices and habitat improvements have enhanced the health and carrying capacity of the property to increase elk numbers and the elk use on the property. Mule deer, pronghorn, cougar and other wildlife species have benefitted from the conservation work that has been done for elk. Numerous habitat improvements include a new solar well pump, installation of approximately three (3) miles of new water pipeline to new permanent drinkers, timber thinning, new dirt tank construction, noxious weed removal and development of several dry ground food plots across the ranch. The ranch has a population of older age class mule deer bucks that are regularly captured on game cameras at water sources throughout the ranch. Pronghorn are also frequent visitors to water drinkers throughout the ranch and utilize the vast grassy meadows regularly.Placed in strategic locations, over newly improved water drinkers, are eight (8) elevated Redneck Blinds giving the archer a stealthy advantage over incoming prey. Several Outback feeders are strategically placed and used outside of hunting season.New internal roads have been developed to allow for vehicular access to most parts of the ranch.The ranch is enrolled in the New Mexico Department of Game and fish's EPLUS Elk Private Landowner System. In 2023 the ranch received six (6) Mature Bull (MB) Any Legal Weapon Elk Landowner Authorizations, two (2) Archery Either Sex (ES) Elk Landowner Authorizations and two (2) Antlerless Landowner Authorizations. Private land Mule Deer and Pronghorn hunting licenses are unlimited and over the counter, allowing for the landowner to determine how many mule deer and pronghorn hunters to allow on the property to meet management goals. In 2023 hunter elk harvest was 100%.This high desert contiguous ranch encompasses large open meadows with native grasses, elevating into gently rolling pinyon and juniper ridges, giving way to distant mountain peaks offering scenic views and breathtaking sunsets.The Ranch has all the amenities for a livestock operation offering the new owner with options on how to manage the ranch.Evidence of historic Native American existence on the property can be found throughout. Pottery shards, arrowheads and grinding stones have and can be found throughout the property.An elegant, fully furnished modern 2,750 sq ft CAVCO home sits atop a hilltop, overlooking a scenic valley where elk feed in early mornings and evenings. With four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and nine-foot ceilings, this elegant spacious home has everything you need for immediate occupancy. Enjoy the western New Mexico views form the deck while listening to elk bugle during the fall breeding season.Approximately 1.5 miles from the highway lies the Foreman's quarters, fully furnished, with an original rustic cabin along with a two-bedroom, 1,280 sq ft mobile home. A 124 sq ft shop, two outbuildings and a storage container provide for extra storage space.Don't miss your opportunity to own the Hidden Basin Ranch as it is truly an elk hunting oasis offering exceptional opportunities!

Property Features:

  • The fully furnished main house is a 2,750 sq ft CAVCO home with four-bedrooms, 2.5 baths with nine-foot ceilings throughout. Complete with wood beams in the dining area and master bedroom, as well as all stainless-steel appliances.
  • The fully furnished Foreman's quarters are 1.5 miles from the highway and has an original rustic cabin along with a two-bedroom, 1,280 sq ft mobile home. A 124 sq ft shop, two outbuildings and a storage container are included.
  • The property has six (6) wells equipped with three solar pumps, two (2) electric submersible pumps and one (1) windmill.
  • 13 water drinker tubs, six (6) water storage tanks and 10+ dirt tanks.
  • Eight (8) elevated Redneck Blinds.
  • Several Outback feeders.
  • In 2023 the Ranch received six (6) Mature Bull, two (2) Archery and two (2) Antlerless private land elk authorizations issued through New Mexico Department of Game and Fish's EPLUS system.
  • Four (4) main pastures, two traps, three sets of complete working corrals with squeeze chutes and calf table. Pasture sizes are approximately 1,200 acres in size.
  • Gated entrance off highway 36.
  • FENCES: Entire perimeter fenced. The ranch is fenced with typical ranch fencing, barbed wire, metal and wooden posts.
  • VEGETATION: Blue stem, black grama, blue grama, and tabosa grass. Pinyon and juniper trees throughout.
  • TERRAIN: The terrain is level to gently sloping with tree covered hills and open meadows.
  • ELEVATION: The ranch ranges from 7,000 to 7,160 feet.
  • CLIMATE: The area has four distinct seasons and a moderate climate. The Summer high daytime average temperature is 85 degrees and winter low of 15 in January. The annual precipitation for the area is 17 inches
  • ARTIFACTS: Native American pottery, arrowheads and grinding stones can be found on the ranch.
  • PROPERTY TAXES: Approximately $1,755.88 annually.
  • 10 miles to Quemado.
  • 75 miles to Grants.
  • o 55 miles to Springerville AZ.
  • o 139 miles to Albuquerque.
  • o 275 miles to Phoenix AZ.
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Property taxes

$1,755 - Annual property tax

Listing history

Oct 28, 2023New listing$7,260,500
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This 5,585-acre property is located at 987 Highway 36 in Quemado, NM 87829 with latitude 34.4753 and longitude -108.4558. The property is currently available for sale for $7,260,500. It has a 2,750 sq ft 4 bedroom, 2 bath house.

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