Alegrito Foothills

Listing Broker: Jay Platt
Listing Agent: Helga Baughn
Phone: 575-740-3243
Ed Jones Road
Pie Town, NM, 87827


Straddling the Continental Divide, at an elevation ranging from 7,800 to 8,200 feet, in the heart of Unit 15 in Catron County, New Mexico, Alegrito Foothills Ranch is a hunters paradise.

The 740 deeded acres of Alegrito Foothills is a wonderful mixture of open grassy meadows, pinon pine, juniper, and majestic ponderosa pine. Panoramic views of the Apache National Forest in the distance, the Mangas Mountains, and solitary Allegres Mountain can be seen from various high points on the ranch.

NEW! Two Additional, Adjacent Parcels Now Available with this Ranch Sale!

There are 2 adjacent parcels (shown in yellow on the map) available with the sale of Alegrito Foothills; an 83 acre piece to the NW of Alegrito Foothills, and a 133 acre piece (this parcel is co-listed with Lee Bond of New Mexico West Realty)

Recreational Opportunity Abounds Around Alegrito Foothills Ranch!

The close proximity to the Cibola, Apache, and Gila National Forests provides excellent, and abundant, opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and more.

Unit 15 is one of New Mexico’s quality/high demand hunting units and one of its most popular units for trophy elk hunting. Elk hunts on the ranch, and in the unit, are designated as primitive weapons only. Archery elk hunts take place throughout the month of September and 2 five-day muzzleloader hunts take place in the month of October. No rifle hunts are available in Unit 15, which ensures the quality of the hunt on Elk Camp Ranch, and in the area surrounding it. In addition to the superior elk hunting in Unit 15, and on the ranch, mule deer, turkey, and bear are often seen, and licenses are available for those hunts through the NM Department of Game and Fish. Portions of Elk Camp border the well-known Buchanan Ranch, and in free ranging country those elk frequent both sides of the fence.

Historically this property has been enrolled in the E-plus tag program and has been a recipient of elk tag allocations. Over the counter hunting tags can also be purchased for mule deer, turkey, bear and mountain lion (cougar).

A 460′ deep well, equipped with solar power, supplies two drinkers to water wildlife. There are also two recently cleaned and improved dirt tanks that collect run off and typically hold water throughout the year. The ranch has a solid road system that has recently been maintained. There are two food plots that get planted annually to enhance the wildlife habitat. Thousands of acres of national forest service lands can be accessed less than a half mile away, making recreational possibilities endless.

Currently the well supplies a tire drinker. The installation of a storage tank, and pipe lines to additional drinkers, would be valuable habitat improvement and could lead to additional elk permits issued to the ranch. A seasonal creek runs through the center of the property feeding the dirt tank on the east side of the ranch and further development could increase water supply.

Alegrito Foothills Ranch is remote and very private, yet easily accessible via good gravel roads maintained by Catron County.

The nearby community of Pie Town is approximately 15 miles from Alegrito Foothills. Pie Town is located on U.S. Highway 60 and renowned for its history of homemade pies. It boasts three pie cafes as well as a small convenience store, known as Top of the World for its location on the Continental Divide. From Pie Town travel to Albuquerque takes approximately 3 hours.

The small towns of Datil and Quemado, which are located a short distance to the east and west of Pie Town, have small grocery stores, fuel, restaurants, and motels. The food is always good and the folks are always friendly.

Located in New Mexicos largest county, Alegrito Foothills Ranch is surrounded by country rich in ranching history dating back to the 1800s. Remnants of old line cabins, settlements, ghost towns, and ruins from Native American travel, can be found throughout the area and on the ranch.

Alegrito Foothills Ranch is an ideal hunting property. A private hunting retreat with elk grazing in its meadows and drinking from its tanks and/or ponds, a good well already in place, electricity close by, and several pristine building sites makes Alegrito Foothills a dream hunting or recreational property.

Total Acreage: 740
Water on the Property: seasonal
Elevation: 7,500
Topography: Mountains, Valleys, Meadows
Year Round Access: Yes
Improvements: Additional acreage can be added to increase the ranch's size and the probability of favorable elk tag allocation. Power Line, Road System, Dirt Tank, Well, Pipeline
Hunting: elk,mule deer, bear, mountain lion, turkeys
Game Unit: 15
Covenants: no
Zoned: no
Nearest Town: Pie Town
Tree Species on Property: Cedar, Juniper, Oak, Pinion Pine, Ponderosa Pine
Fenced: partial