Sanctuary Ranch

SOLD 537 Acres Llaves , New Mexico Rio Arriba County

Ranch Property Brief

The Sunsets and solitude offered by the Sanctuary Ranch are some of the best in northern New Mexico. The ranch is a virtual blank slate for the new owner to mold the perfect hunting retreat or ranch get-away. Bordering BLM and national forest the ranch offers excellent hunting and unlimited recreation opportunities.


Sanctuary Ranch is located in northwest New Mexico just a few miles south 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 county road and also fronts State Highway 112.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

Sanctuary ranch sits at an elevation of about 7,000 feet and has rolling juniper, pinyon, and sagebrush-covered hills interspersed with open valleys. To the west rises a steep bluff making a natural boundary on the BLM.


The ranch has some old corrals and an old barn that with a little work can be functional. It is fully fenced with fair to good barbed wire fences.


Sanctuary Ranch sits right along the line between GMU 5a and 5b sitting entirely in unit 5a. The ranch gets its name because the topography creates the perfect secluded hideaway for game. Deer and elk use the ranch for protection and forage. Currently, the ranch has received 1 bull and 1 cow voucher and 2 rifle and 2 bow vouchers for deer. 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.


Sanctuary 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.

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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.
This property is offered by John Hayter Inc, DBA Ranch Marketers. All information provided by Ranch Marketers or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Ranch Marketers recommends that every item of importance to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser and/or purchaser’s attorney.

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Sanctuary Ranch

Property Summary


Deeded- 537 +/-

COUNTY: Rio Arriba County


ZONING: Agricultural

ELEVATION: 7,000 ft

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Valleys

VEGETATION: Sage, Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Juniper, grama grasses & Oak


WATER - Several surface tanks

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