Located on the northeast side of Fisher’s Peak, Sandoval Ranch offers production and recreation only 20 minutes from Trinidad, Colo. Owned by the same family since 1898, the property includes substantial senior water rights that irrigate up to 300 acres. The rangeland is in very good condition because of careful management during drought conditions. There is a permitted gravel pit on the ranch. This is an outstanding hunting property loaded with deer, and 180”+ bucks are regularly harvested here. There are also good populations of elk, antelope, bears, and turkeys.
Sandoval Ranch is modestly improved with a small older home, a modular home, a large steel shed and a Quonset. The property is perimeter and pasture fenced with two-track roads throughout. County road 12.5 more or less constitutes the southern boundary, while county road 105.5 more or less constitutes the northern and eastern boundaries of the ranch.
- Average Annual Rainfall: 17 inches
- Average Annual Snowfall: 42 inches
- Average Winter High Temperatures: Upper 40s to low 50s
- Average Summer Temperatures: Upper 80s
- Days of Sunshine per year: 300+
Sandoval Ranch lies in Colorado GMU 140, which is known as one of the best trophy elk, deer, and antelope units in the state. This is simply an outstanding mule deer hunting ranch. Many 180”+ bucks have been harvested here over the years. The deer habitat is ideal, with lots of rougher mesas and buttes, plenty of pinon/cedar/ponderosa country along with pockets of irrigated meadows.
There are also some great antelope bucks on this property. While the elk come and go on the property, bears and turkeys are abundant.
The ranch will easily accommodate 300 pair during normal and even light moisture years. There are two sets of working corrals on the property, and there is plenty of stock water available through earthen tanks, steel (pipeline) tanks, and several creeks.
The property also includes an adjoining 640 acre state lease.
Includes original water rights with appropriations from the 1860s and adjudication dates ranging from 1903 to 1925 from San Francicso, Canoncita, Capulin Arroyo, Snyder, and Frijole creeks.