Hwy 95 Rutheron Melton Lakes
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Description

Melton Lakes Ranch Bordering the Jicarilla Apache Reservation on the north side and Heron State Park on the west, Melton Lakes Ranch, +/- 1374 acres including 15 lakes and ponds and +/-600-acre feet of irrigation, is on the market. Featuring 360 degrees views, this property is the discriminating elk, mule deer and waterfowl ranching paradise. With the water rights being the gold standard today, Melton Lakes Ranch is located in central Rio Arriba County, the nations #1 Boone and Crockett Mule Deer producer since 1960. The ranch is 20 minutes from Chama New Mexico and 90 minutes to Taos and Santa Fe where you can enjoy fantastic dining, shopping and world renown art galleries. Hunting, Land Owner Tags and Recreation World renown for producing the very best and most coveted mule deer in the country and one of the highest elk densities, the Jicarilla Apache Reservation borders the Melton Lakes Ranch on the north for approximately 1/2 mile. As the resident deer and elk are joined by migration and rut, an abundance of cover, food, water and habitat make the ranch a very attractive haven for the game, with numerous trophy elk and deer harvested. The 15 lakes and ponds (up to several acres) are excellent breeding and resting areas for waterfowl and would accommodate trout stocking with aeration quite well. Additionally, the neighboring Chama River and Heron Reservoir offer additional fishing. New Mexico offers some of the nations most liberal elk and mule deer landowner tag programs, and its certainly one of Melton Lakes most attractive features. While the ranch has historically drawn 8-10 archery and rifle elk tags that may be utilized from Archery season (September) and Rifle season (October 1 to December), the Unit 4 deer tags are 100% draw for landowners and their guests (please check regulations). New Mexico also offers big game incentive programs for deer and elk, encouraging the landowners who manage their land for game, longer seasons or bonus tag. Turkey, bear, and excellent waterfowl hunting will compliment the hunting opportunities. Water and Water Rights With +/- 600-acre feet of irrigation and 15 lakes & ponds, this ranch is one of the best watered in New Mexico. Cattle, Buffalo, and Hay Production Through drought years, the ranch has carried 250 yearlings (maxed to 400) with hundreds of acres irrigated, depending on how its managed. The ranch is fully perimeter fenced and cross-fenced to 7 pastures allowing for rotation. Welded working pens compliment the property (see photos).

Details

MLS#754793
StyleFarm or Ranch
Sub-TypeResale
StatusActive
Days On Site97

Features

Story(s)1 Story
Acreage1374.00
Water FrontYes
Property ViewYes

Additional Information

Taxes538

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Area Information

StateNM
CountyRio Arriba NM
CityTierra Amarilla
Zip Code87575
AreaNew Mexico
Middle SchoolOpen Enrollment
High SchoolOpen Enrollment
Listing VS Median (in 87575)
Price:
$3,575,000
low | high
Med:
$3,575,000
50% of Average
On Site:
97
low | high
Med:
97
100% of Average
Listing Updated: 06/17/2019
MLS Number: 754793
Listing Provided By:
Greg Liddle  of  Hayden Outdoors



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