Established ranch located on the Las Animas/ Baca County line. The Gooden ranch is 5,527 acres M/L mix of pasture, CRP, Ashe Juniper canyons, and rock outcroppings. The ranch headquarters is a 1,959 square foot 4 bed, 2 bath rock home nestled in cedar trees. It has a 40’x60′ quonset, complete with 220v electricity for industrial applications and also boasts a 2 story 40’x90′ calving barn. The intentionally situated ranch provides for a smooth operation.
One set of corrals is located at the headquarters allowing for efficient processing, sorting, and shipping of livestock in poor weather conditions and during calving season while another set is conveniently located on the north for gathering, processing, and shipping during the months of fairer weather. The west edge and south portion of the ranch has over 955 acres of CRP. This provides ample cover for wildlife without the fear of grazing. This CRP filters eastward into the cedars of historic Freezeout Canyon. This canyon is famed for a civil war tragedy and is also littered with Native American artifacts. The Gooden Ranch is well watered throughout with three natural springs, one windmill, three man-made ponds, and two electric wells which service ten stock tanks via an underground pipeline. 17 different water features throughout keep livestock amply watered as well as keeping a full gamut of wildlife evenly spread along the ranch. Three bull elk have been harvested from the ranch so far in the 2019-2020 season. The surroundings mixed with the cover and water provide a haven for mule deer, coyote, bobcat, fox, and many other species of wildlife. It is located in Unit #137. Schedule a tour today!
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