Pecos River Rapid With Large Ranch Sales Activity, 1,616.34+/- Acre Absolute Auction Set for July 30th

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Mason & Morse Ranch Company will facilitate an Absolute Auction set for July 30th @ 1:30 MST

Pecos River Ranch Retreat Map

The possibilities are unique for a variety of buyers seeking a river ranch, fishing property, horse riding lands, recreational or commercial asset bordering BLM and state land with over a mile of Pecos River frontage.

The Pecos River, near Santa Fe New Mexico, seems to offer more than just winding waters through the arroyos of New Mexico and into Texas. The river holds an agricultural history and scenic beauty that has attracted the likes of Val Kilmer, Jane Fonda and historic figures such as the 1925 “King of the Rodeo”, John “Tex” Austin, and others to its banks as real estate owners.

Val Kilmer sold most of his 5,328-acre Pecos River ranch, 35 minutes from Santa Fe, New Mexico in San Miguel County to a Texas oil and gas executive and his wife in the fall of 2011.

Recently, Jane Fonda, has placed her 2,300 acre Fork Lightning Ranch on the market for 19.5 million. The ranch is just 25 minutes from Santa Fe, NM and includes approximately 9,585 square foot home, featured in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest. A 2,125 square-foot guest home as well as a 3,409 square-foot Log House, a 12-stall Equestrian Facility are also included.

On July 30th, 2014, Mason & Morse Ranch Company, of Aspen, Colo., – “A Strategic Partner of United Country Real Estate will auction the “Pecos River Ranch Retreat.

The Pecos River Ranch Retreat offers 1,616.34+/- acres of usable and scenic land featuring roughly a mile of the winding Pecos River and views of Rowe Mesa and the Pecos & Rowe Valley. The northeast portion of the property borders BLM and state land with additional access to the Santa Fe National Forest. The land is gentle rolling featuring mature piñon and juniper trees, ponds, meandering cow creek, as well as flat grasslands and an arroyo running through the property. Included in the sale is a diverse set of improvements and infrastructure, offering a total of 70,000+/- square feet of living and event space.

For a number of years in its most recent incarnation, the Pecos River Ranch Retreat served as the campus for the former Native American Preparatory School. “The school sought to provide educational opportunities in a college preparatory environment for Native American students.” Said Bill Logue, Pecos River Ranch LLC representative. Since the closure of the school, the property has been under the careful care of an onsite property manager.

The location of the property is only 35 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico and is tucked away in the expanse of New Mexico’s scenic beauty. “The possibilities are unique for a variety of buyers seeking a river ranch, fishing property, horse riding lands, recreational or commercial asset bordering BLM and state land with over a mile of Pecos River frontage.” Said Bart Miller, Managing Broker Mason Morse Ranch Company. “Interested bidders are encouraged to review more details about the auction process by going to”

About the Pecos River
The Pecos River flows through New Mexico and Texas, emptying into the Rio Grande. The headwaters of the Pecos River are located north of Pecos, New Mexico, United States, at an elevation of over 12,000 feet on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Mora County. The river flows for 926 miles through the eastern portion of New Mexico and the neighboring state of Texas before it empties into the Rio Grande near Del Rio. The river's drainage basin is approximately 44,300 square miles in size. The river was named "Pecos" by the Spanish, from the Keresan name of the Pecos Pueblo. The river played a large role in the exploration of southwest by the Spanish. In the latter half of the 19th century, "West of the Pecos" was a reference to the rugged frontiers of the Wild West. New Mexico and Texas disputed water rights to the river until the federal government settled the dispute in 1949 with the Pecos River Compact. The Pecos River Settlement Agreement was signed between New Mexico and Texas in 2003. On June 6, 1990, 20.5 miles of the Pecos River—from its headwaters to the town site of Tererro—received National Wild and Scenic River designation. It includes 13.5 miles designated "wild" and 7 miles designated "recreational." Water conservation practices on the Pecos River are overseen by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, along with the state engineer of New Mexico, the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, and the Carlsbad Irrigation District in the upper river valley. The Red Bluff Water Power Control District, along with its seven water improvement districts, oversees water use in the lower valley and works to provide equitable distribution of water supplies.

About Mason & Morse Ranch Company, Strategic Partner of United Country:
“Ranches Farms Land Sales” –, affiliate of United Country Real Estate, is a leading provider of ranch, farm, timber and recreational land brokerage & auction services across the United States. Founded in 1998, in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado, the company specializes in marketing high-value and large acreage properties across the U.S. Combined, Mason & Morse Ranch Company agents offer their clients more than 133 years of combined experience in ranch, farm, timber and recreational real estate sales. Recently recognized by The Land Report as one of America’s Top Brokerages, “Spring Edition, and 2014 Featuring America’s Top Brokerages.”

Mason & Morse Ranch Company – Strategic Partner of United Country Real Estate is separately owned and operated from Mason Morse – Coldwell Banker of Aspen, Colo.

For more information, contact Bart Miller at or 877-207-9700.

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