Southern Colorado & Northeast New Mexico Ranch For Sale Offering Outstanding Scenery, Cattle Grazing and Elk Hunting
The Emery Gap Ranch is an exceptional Northeastern New Mexico property which has been owned and operated by the same family ownership for over 100 years. The ranch is located just south of Branson, Colorado and north of Folsom, New Mexico. The setting of this property is in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico.
Location: The Emery Gap Ranch is located north of historic Folsom, New Mexico, and the far reaches of the ranch extend into the edge of Colorado.
Acres: 11,644 Total Acres (8,342 Deeded Acres & 3,302 Acres New Mexico State Lease)
History: Comprised of roughly 8,302+/- very scenic deeded acres and 3,302+/- acres of New Mexico State Lease, the Emery Gap Ranch is easily accessed off State Road #551 between Folsom and Branson Colorado. There are a few acres of the ranch (300+/-) that are actually in Las Animas, Colorado.
The ranch has been owned by the same family since the 1880’s and this is the first time the property has ever been offered for sale.
The Emery Gap Ranch is a combination recreation and livestock grazing unit. The primary recreation use is big game hunting for trophy elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope, along with other species that frequent the boundaries of the unit.
Terrain: The ranch has a varied topography, with elevations ranging from around 6,400′ to 7,500′.
The northern portions of the ranch extend up onto Brown and Davis Mesas. These large plateaus offer awesome views into the large valleys that make up much of the eastern portions of the ranch.
The south end of the ranch is more rugged, with a fairly dense canopy of pinon and scattered ponderosa pine. Fir trees are scattered throughout portions of the property. Large rock bluffs and outcroppings are located along Alps Mesa.
The primary livestock that can effectively be grazed on the ranch are mother cows and yearling calves. The livestock operation has been on-going for decades. The forage on this ranch provides excellent gains for calves to be sold on open market. The ranch is currently operated as a working ranch and is managed as a cow calf grazing and recreational hunting unit. Primary grass forage on the unit consists of grama varieties, western wheat, and bluestem.
Water: Livestock and wildlife water is supplied by 5 wells (3 new) and 5 springs located throughout this scenic ranch. There are several earthen ponds and stock tanks throughout the ranch. A large pond on top could easily be stocked with trout for sport fishing. Trophy bull elk and mule deer are prevalent on this ranch. A conservative hunting program is in place to assure quality animals are harvested and to assure the long term sustainability of the wildlife on the ranch.
Access: Access to the ranch is provided by graded, maintained county roads
Improvements: The owner’s home on the Emery Gap is a modest 5 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with an attached garage. There is a livestock barn, shed, corrals, and scales at the headquarters.
Hunting/Recreation: The ranch is located in New Mexico’s Unit 58, which is widely recognized for quality elk and mule deer production. The ranch is currently enrolled in the New Mexico Game and Fish E-Plus and A-Plus Landowner Systems.
The ranch is expected to receive up to 15 either sex authorizations along with 28 cow elk landowner authorizations in 2016 via E-Plus. The ranch also receives 3 mature buck antelope landowner authorizations via A-Plus. Authorizations are synonymous with the term landowner tag which allows a hunter to buy a hunting license from the department.
Remarks: The Emery Gap Ranch is an exceptional Northeastern New Mexico property which has been owned and operated by the same family ownership for over 100 years. The ranch is located just south of Branson, Colorado and north of Folsom, New Mexico. The setting of this property is in one of the most beautiful areas of New Mexico.
Price: The Emery Gap Ranch is very realistically priced at $9,593,300, or $1,150 per deeded acre. Ranches in this area are not offered on the market very often, and when they are buyers are typically ready.
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