Los Piñones Ranch

SOLD 565 Acres Cebolla , New Mexico Rio Arriba County

Ranch Property Brief

Los Piñones Ranch lies in a highly sought after area of Northern New Mexico near Chama. The ranch has been in the same family for nearly 60 years and the family still ranches the neighboring land. Enjoy sitting on the porch watching the sun set during the summers and during the winter evenings sit and visit with company while a fire crackles in the fireplace.
Approximately 565 +/- acres improved with a beautiful Northern New Mexico style custom home that is great for entertaining guests or simply enjoying country life. Bring your ATVs and horses and enjoy riding the trails that have been carved across the ranch offering tremendous vistas and wildlife viewing.


Los Piñones Ranch has great access and location being located just 1.5 miles south of Cebolla, New Mexico and just 30 minutes to Chama.

Chama, New Mexico – 30 minutes
Santa Few, New Mexico – 4 hours (nearest commercial airport)
Taos, New Mexico – 1 hour 45 minutes


The ranch has highway frontage on State Highway 84 south of Cebolla, NM with a caliche driveway to ranch house.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

Starting at an elevation of about 7,400 feet the ranch terrain offers hills, draws, ravines, and valleys rising to an elevation of about 7,700 feet at the highest point. The hills are covered in juniper, oak brush and piñons which open to grass-covered valleys.


Los Piñones is improved with a beautiful 3,100 +/- sq ft 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home with 10-foot ceilings throughout. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. The home has in-floor radiant heat and 3 wood-burning fireplaces/stoves for heating. An attached oversized 3 car garage offers plenty of space for parking vehicles, toys, and workshop space.

The fuel supply for radiant heat and cooking is propane and the house is on septic and municipal water with underground utilities. There are also several woodburning stoves/fireplaces

Ag Uses

The ranch is a good cattle ranch capable of running 40-50 cow-calf pairs. It would also be suitable for horses and other livestock.


Home to small resident elk herds and deer Los Piñones Ranch offers owners great opportunities to hunt and Carson National Forest is right across the highway. The ranch sits in Game Management Unit 51B and receives 3 elk permits and Game Management Unit 51A lies across Highway 84.


There are great fishing spots nearby including the Rio Chama, Rio Cebolla, El Vado Lake and Heron lake. 

Rio Chama Wildlife Area

Abiquiu Lake

Heron Lake State Park

El Vado Lake State Park

Fishing for:

  • Trout
  • Kokanee Salmon
  • Bass
  • Perch
  • Catfish
  • Carp
  • Walleye


The ranch offers lots of recreation opportunities including hunting, fishing, trail riding, and hiking. In Addition, right across the highway, there is access to thousands of acres of national forest to enjoy and within a short distance, one can access lakes, rivers and recreation areas that offer boating, fishing, hunting and more as well.

Recreational Opportunities include:

  • Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Hot Springs (link http://www.gigglingsprings.com/slideshow)
  • Biking
  • Four Wheeling
  • Boating
  • Historical sites 

Water and Power

Water is provided by municipal water and rural electric power is to home and property.


Seller will convey 25% of the minerals with asking price offer.

Property Summary

TOTAL ACRES: 565 +/- acres

CLOSEST TOWN: Cebolla, New Mexico

COUNTY: Rio Arriba

ADDRESS: 24125 Hwy 84, Cebolla, New Mexico 87518


  • Square Feet- 3,100 +/-
  • Bedrooms- 3
  • Baths- 3 1/2
  • Attached Garage and workshop
  • Shed

Cebolla and Chama New Mexico Ranches

Cebolla is located about 30 minutes south of Chama, New Mexico. This area is well known for beautiful ranches, national forest and wildlife areas that offer a multitude of recreational opportunities. Visitors and ranch owners in the area can enjoy attractions such as the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

There are also numerous activities available in the area such as:
  • Fishing on the Rio Chama
  • Boating at Heron Lake and El Vado Lake
  • Attending Chama Village Events

The area ranches and towns have been utilized for film production of several movies such as Butch and Sundance: The Early Years. In the early years, the area's main industries were ranching, mining, and logging. In more recent times ranching still plays a big role however tourism has become the main economic driver for the area.

The area offers a blend of cultures with a unique mixing of Spanish, Native American, and English cultures.

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