Three Creeks Ranch

Three Creeks Ranch

Colfax County New Mexico
Three Creeks Ranch
ID: 48667
Status: Sold
Sold Price: $10,275,000
Acres: 3,542±
Price Per Acre: $2,901
City, State: Angel Fire, New Mexico
County: Colfax County
ZIP Code: 87710
Presented By: Blayne St. James
Taxes: $13,559

Property Description

Three Creeks Ranch is located in the captivating region of Angel Fire, New Mexico, an area synonymous with outdoor activities and abundant wildlife that provides for fantastic hunting opportunities.  The ranch is 3,542 +/- acres of high-elevation alpine terrain, open meadows, and numerous water sources. The mixed landscape offers exceptional hunting for Elk and Mule Deer.  Trophy quality bulls (350” class) and bucks (180” class) use the timbered flat benches and native grass meadows to bed and feed. Over-the-counter (OTC) tags are available so friends, family, and clients can easily obtain them annually.  Over 100+ miles of ATV trails make the alpine terrain much more easily accessible and usable. The direct access off paved Highway 434 means year-round access to the property.  There are no Conservation Easements and no improvements on the property, but there are plenty of building sites for cabins, a lodge, or a home. 

The region is known for high Elk densities due to quality habitat and a lack of intense hunting pressure.  Three Creek Ranch provides a sanctuary for Elk and other wildlife to bed, feed, and water year-round.  Over the years, the meticulous wildlife management on the ranch has contributed to trophy-caliber animals' presence, and there are additional habitat improvement projects that would improve the wildlife even more.  A network of small pools of water and over 4 miles of streams on the property provide abundant water sources for wildlife and excellent habitat for Brook Trout, making this a great small-water fishery.  The land affords a mountain lifestyle that is uncommon in New Mexico. With access to a small ski resort, hunting, fishing, and unparalleled beauty, this property represents a sound investment.

The local area of Angel Fire, NM has a small community feel with tons of outdoor recreational activities available year-round.  Activities like skiing, hiking, and fishing are popular ways to experience what the area is known for.  Santa Fe and Taos offer all the big city amenities and activities like festivals, concerts, nightlife, and world-class dining. The bonus is these areas come with these amenities without the massive population.  Plus, they contain airports that provide direct flights to major cities and can support private charters, making frequent visits (and flying in family, friends, and clients) easily accessible.


  • 3,542 +/- acres
  • Alpine terrain and views with ATV trails for accessibility (100+ miles of private ATV trails)
  • Elevation 7960' - 10,400'
  • 4+ miles of creeks with fishing for Brook Trout:
  • 2.6 miles of Big Blue Creek
  • 0.7 miles of Little Blue Creek
  • 1.5+ miles of Coyote Creek
  • Pines, Douglas Fir, Junipers, Aspens, Cedars, and Scrub Oak
  • Open meadows with native grasses (great for wildlife feed)
  • Year-round maintained paved Highway access
  • Two hunting blinds built
  • No Conservation Easements
  • No improvements (multiple building sites available)


Hunting on Three Creeks Ranch offers the chance at true trophy Elk and Mule Deer and the ability for friends, family, and clients to have tags every year.  The current landscape of timbered slopes, water sources, and open meadows offers the Big Game all the requirements they need to thrive and grow old.  Additional property improvements can be planned to further enhance the property and increase its Big Game holding potential.



  • Area known for producing trophy quality bulls (350”+) 
  • Private land OTC Elk licenses (through a specific ranch code)
  • Season Dates (2023):

    • Archery: Septemer 1-24
    • Rifle season dates: Each hunter can choose any consecutive 5 days from October through December (*contact agent for more season details)

Mule Deer: 

  • Trophy quality (180"+) bucks
  • Private land OTC Mule Deer licenses
  • Season Dates (2023)

    • Archery: September 1-24
    • Muzzelloader: September 27- October 3
    • Rifle: 1st Season October 21-25. 2nd season Ocotober 28-Nov.1

Additional Hunting: 

  • Private Land OTC Bear licenses with quota
  • OTC Mountain Lion licenses with quota
  • OTC Turkey licenses
  • Lots of grouse on the property


  • Angel Fire Resort is known for its backcountry ski runs and popular night skiing, plus they have tubing and fine dining on site.  In the summer there is a beautiful golf course, hiking trails, the largest mountain bike park in the Rocky Mountains (with 60+ miles of trails), zip-lines, tennis, and lots of restaurants.  
  • Taos, New Mexico has shopping, snowmobiling, horseback riding, hot-air balloons, and hiking to Wheeler Peak (New Mexico’s tallest mountain).  There is world class fly fishing in the area on several rivers.  Taos Ski Valley is an Alpine ski resort with both groomed runs and backcountry skiing.  
  • Angel Fire Airport (KAXX) is a private airport that can accommodate nearly every aircraft and charter flight.  Taos Air provides non-stop flights from Austin, Dallas, San-Diego, and Los Angeles and also operates as a private charter for a faster and easier way to travel.
  • Santa Fe is the Capital city of nearly 90,000 residents with an abundance of activities.  Over 400 restaurants, art galleries, museums, symphonies, markets, and festivals give this historic city a variety of reasons to visit.  There is white water rafting, bike trails, historic sites and a vibrant nightlife, and the Santa Fe airport has direct flights from Dallas, Denver and Phoenix.   
  • Nearby Eagles Nest Lake has both trout and salmon, and warm-water fish (smallmouth bass and channel catfish), and is a great place to canoe, kayak and paddleboard in the mornings.  Mount Verde Lake has fishing, boating and water sports.
  • Only 5 minutes to Coyote Creek State Park, one of New Mexico's smallest state parks, but a favorite destination for serious anglers. Ideal for fly fishing, camping, hiking, and scenic views. Coyote Creek is a tributary of the Mora River.
  • Located 1.5 hours away is the NRA Whittington Center which is easily accessible from I-25. More than 33,300 acres and 25 ranges are devoted to shooting for any discipline. Exceptional guided and unguided hunts, expert firearms training, lodging, cabins and camping, youth programs, a museum, a pro shop, and much more.


  • 22 min (14 mi) to Angel Fire, New Mexico
  • 25 minutes (16 mi) to Angel Fire Airport (KAXX)
  • 36 min (27 mi) to Eagle Nest, New Mexico
  • 1 hour 4 minutes (39mi) to Taos, New Mexico
  • 1 hour 14 minutes (46 mi) to Taos Regional Airport (Taos Air)
  • 2 hours minutes to Santa Fe (102 mi) Regional Airport
  • 2 hours 48 min (176 mi) to Albuquerque International Airport

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