Upper Montane Ranch - Taos County, Tres Piedras, NM

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 miner camps. At the price of gold today, there actually 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 then you can enjoy the small herd of wild horses among the other animals big and small that frequent the pond on the property. There is an abundance of timber on a portion of the property, providing an ample supply of 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
  • 2020 Cow Elk Tag
  • Good Water well in place permitted to 3 acre-feet per year
  • Mining Claims and two historic pit mines
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.


Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a sporting ranch company, we have expanded our focus and expertise to include the finest farms, ranches, timberland, plantations and vineyards from coast to coast. Over the last two decades, we have built a network of relationships including our Strategic Alliance with Texas-based Republic Ranches. We continue to lead the industry with our consistent ability to source land opportunities for investors and use our unrivaled reach and marketing platform to handle the sale of exceptional land assets.  Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices across the United States, from Oregon to Tennessee.


Upper Montane Ranch

Taos County, Tres Piedras, NM

60 Acres