Upper Montane Ranch is a special property in so many ways. They say great things come in small packages, and this property exemplifies that. A diverse 60± acres completely surrounded by thousands of acres of Carson National Forest, this inholding is a literal gem in the rough. There is a high producing water well, a spring-fed pond, quality forest road access, wildlife, and mining claims. Imagine constructing a hunting cabin or retreat in the middle of the National Forest with no easements or legal roads except one forest service access road. Originating from mining claims, Upper Montane has two historic gold and silver/copper pit mines on the property and the remnants of mining camps. At the price of gold today, there may be economic viability to developing the mines based on historic assay records. It is no secret that the elk, mule deer, and black bear hunting is fabulous in this part of New Mexico, and Upper Montane is a hunting and wildlife sweet spot with a pond on the property and another just off the property on forest land. The Seller has one cow elk permit and believes mule deer permits are also attainable. If you aren’t a hunter, you can enjoy the small herd of wild horses among the other animals big and small that frequent the pond on the property. Timber is abundant on a portion of the property, providing ample firewood and rough building material. The Seller has spent years and thousands of dollars securing all the legal access permits and documents and has even legally subdivided the property into six approximate ten-acre parcels. One possible use would be to establish a small off-grid community, taking advantage of the level southern exposed landscape. Whatever your wilderness dreams are, make them happen at Upper Montane Ranch.


  • 60± Acre In-holding, within thousands of acres of Carson National Forest
  • Special Use Access
  • No public road access or easements across property
  • Spring-Fed Pond
  • South facing exposure at 9,720’
  • Exceptional Elk, Mule Deer and Black Bear Hunting
  • Timber on one portion of the property
  • Good Water well in place permitted to 3 acre-feet per year
  • Mining Claims and two historic pit mines
  • 15 miles southwest of Tres Piedras, New Mexico

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