Chupadera Ranch

SOLD 475 Acres Llaves , New Mexico Rio Arriba County

Ranch Property Brief

Chupadera Ranch is completely surrounded by national forest which makes this ranch a very unique holding given its easy access. This setup will allow a new owner to easily set up a small cattle ranch or horse ranch. The ranch has the best set of pipe corrals in the area. The ranch sits in an area that receives little attention because it is off the beaten path but has no limit of things to do and see. Run some cattle to keep the tax exemption and enjoy hunting and recreation on the ranch and national forest.


Chupadera Ranch sits in northwest New Mexico just a few miles north of Llaves. Cuba, New Mexico is just 30 minutes and offers the closest grocery store. Albuquerque is 2 hours and offers air service from all major airlines.

-Santa Fe, New Mexico – 2 hours
-Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2 hours
-Chama, New Mexico – 1 hr
-Cuba, New mexico – 30 min
-Abiquiu Reservoir – 1 hr
-Heron Lake State Park – 1 hr
-El Vado Reservoir – 30 min
-Jemez Hot Springs – 1.5 hrs


The ranch is accessed by and also fronts State Highway 112.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

Sanctuary ranch sits at an elevation of about 7,000 feet and has rolling juniper, ponderosa, pinyon, and sagebrush-covered hills interspersed with open valleys. National Forest completely surrounds the ranch.


The ranch has a really good set of pipe corrals and some barns that need work to make it functional. It is fully fenced with fair to good barbed wire fences. There is an older home that needs some work but can be habitable. There is also a really neat old homestead cabin that is in good condition and has power to it.


Chupadera Ranch sits in GMU 5b and offers excellent hunting. The current owners have taken numerous deer and elk on the property over the years. Currently, the ranch has received 1 bull and 1 cow voucher, and mule deer tags are over the counter. There were 2 very nice bulls taken on neighboring ranches in 2020 that were in the 330-370 class. Tremendous deer are taken in the area every year (ask to see photo of deer taken on ranch to south).


Chupadera Ranch offers owners the ability to enjoy the solitude and peaceful ranching lifestyle as well as many outdoor activities without ever leaving the ranch. There are also multitudes of activities to enjoy in the area surrounding the ranch. Visit art galleries, soak in hot springs, discover ancient ruins, gamble a little, drive scenic byways and discover a hidden oasis.

Here are just a few outdoor recreational activities one might enjoy on the ranch or the surrounding area:
-Horseback Riding
-Hot Springs (link
-Four Wheeling
-Historical sites

Water and Power

Electric power is available from the property boundary line and water is provided by several surface tanks. There is no well currently.

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Broker Comments

Combine Chupadera Ranch and Sanctuary Ranch located just a few miles to the south and have the ability to hunt 2 excellent GMU.
All units of measure and maps showing property boundaries are approximate. Buyer to verify to their own satisfaction.

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Chupadera Ranch

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Chupadera Ranch

Property Summary

TOTAL ACRES: 475 Deeded- 475 +/- COUNTY: Rio Arriba County HUNTING UNIT: 5b ZONING: Agricultural ELEVATION: 7,000 ft TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Valleys VEGETATION: Sage, Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, grama grasses & Oak ESTIMATED TAXES: $455 WATER - Several surface tanks

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