A scenic and private recreation and sporting ranch situated 13 miles south of Angel Fire along the Rincon Mountains in northern New Mexico, the approximate 3,542 acre Big Blue Ranch boasts 1.5 miles of trout rich Coyote Creek and 3 miles of Big Blue Creek. With private landowner elk tags, it offers a rare opportunity to fly-fish and hunt trophy big game on your very own ranch. Ranging from 7,900 feet to a 10,437 foot alpine peak, the property offers a diverse landscape of river, creeks, riparian areas, meadows, parks and a healthy and diverse forest of ponderosa pine, spruce, fir and aspen. Situated only 40 miles from Taos and 100 miles from Santa Fe, and priced at only $1,500 per acre, this opportunity will not last long!
The property is situated in historic Mora County just 13 miles south of Angel Fire and the renown Morena Valley in Northern New Mexico. Big Blue Ranch sits within Guadalupita Canyon and the Rincon Mountains and is just east of theSangre de Cristo Mountains and the 1.6 million acre Carson National Forest. The ranch is accessed off a scenic state highway (Hwy 434) connecting Angel Fire and Mora and is one of a few private ranches in the area offering private access to Coyote Creek.
The area receives an average precipitation of 22 inches per year and an average annual temperature of 46°F. Average high/low temperatures in July are 77°/42° and 37°/11° in December.
The area is steeped in history with Native American and Spanish influences. There are three ski resorts within one hour of the ranch including Taos, with its world renown art, heritage and epicurean adventures just 45 minutes away. The surrounding area was also once a large Spanish land grant and today this is evidenced by the many mega ranches in the area including those owned by Ted Turner and the Boy Scouts.
The village of Angel Fire and the Anger Fire Resort offer resort amenities including dining, shopping and lodging with downhill skiing in the winter and a host of summer recreational activities including golf, 60 miles of mountain biking trails, fishing, and horseback riding. There are also a host of summer concerts and boating and fishing on nearby Eagle Nest Lake.
Angel Fire is served by the Angel Fire Airport (AXX). Its runways have paved lengths of 8,900 by 100 feet and are jet capable. The airport can accommodate corporate and private aircraft and is the fifth highest in the United States.
While it has over 1.5 miles of Coyote Creek for fly-fishing adventures, the ranch is a refuge for big game, especially elk. It also provides habitat for deer, black bear, mountain lion and turkey. There are numerous other sporting opportunities in the area including the 2,000 acre Eagles Nest Lake located just north of Angel Fire, which is stocked for trout and salmon and offers boating and other water sports.
The ranch is situated in New Mexico’s Game Management Unit 46 which is all private land. All tags within the unit are 100% landowner tags and there is no draw. The ranch currently receives 8 landowner tags for elk and mule deer, and bear and turkey can be purchased over the counter.
Big Blue Ranch has over 1.5 miles of Coyote Creek running through the heart of the ranch within Guadalupita Canyon. Coyote Creek, a tributary to the Mora River, is known as the most densely stocked trout steam in NM and includes rainbow and brown trout. The meandering creek offers plenty of pocket water, short riffles, deep pools and bend pools lined with willows, cottonwoods, pine, fir and patches of scrub oak. The state park bearing its name is a few miles downstream from the ranch. Nearby Eagle Nest Lake has some of the best fishing for trophy Rainbow trout, and Kokanee and Coho salmon in New Mexico, and excellent trout stream fishing is available in nearby Cimarron Canyon.