NOTE: Some photographs on this website
may be on the adjacent 160 acres that was split off and sold by the
seller rather than the portion of the property currently for sale.
Rounded pink mounds of granite dotted with ponderosa pine strangely
protrude out of the valley floor near Tres Piedras and occupy a portion
of this 120 acre tract of land presently for sale. Those looking
for an incredibly beautiful piece of land with nearby highway access, at
a very reasonable price, will find this property very inviting.
The following video tour will introduce you to this beautiful land.
Location and Map
The map to the right shows the property
(outlined in magenta) and the nearby roads and highways.
The community of Tres Piedras sits at the junction of US 285 and
US 64. From this junction, Taos is about 30 miles to the
east via US 64 and Santa Fe is about 70 miles to the south via
US 285. Both of these highways offer year round access.
The property is entered through Camino Papagayo which is 1.5
miles south of the intersection of US 64 an US 285.
Directly across the highway is Forest Road 222. The property
starts past a gate just over 1/2 mile east of US 285.
The map shows the dimensions of the property. It is
best thought of as two rectangles touching in the middle.
The eastern rectangle is exactly one mile long and one quarter
mile wide and contains 160 acres. The western rectangle is
three quarters of a mile long and one quarter mile wide and
contains 120 acres.
The property sits just to the east of the famed Chili Line
railroad grade which used to connect Santa Fe to the San Luis
Valley of Colorado. Historically Passengers going to Taos
would disembark at Tres Piedras and then travel via stage coach
via the John Dunn toll bridge at Arroyo Hondo.
The aerial view shows features of the property.
Immediately to the east of the property sits the Arroyo
Aguaje de la Petaca. This seasonal drainage runs through a
shallow canyon and drains much of western Taos County before
entering the Rio Grande. It serves as a migration corridor
and habitat for elk, deer, lion, bear, and numerous other
animals. Prehistoric Native Americans used it as a hunting
ground and left rock art along its canyon walls. The area
of the property adjacent to the arroyo features piņon pine and
The granite out cropping sits by the southern border of the
western section. This distinctive geological feature
provides intriguing beauty and traps enough water to support the
growth of ponderosa pines.
Sagebrush covers most of the property giving expansive views.
This picture provides a good representation of the property. To
the right, you see the edge of the granite outcropping. View to
the east show Taos Mountain, Wheeler Peak and other mountains of the
Sangre de Cristo Range. These all sit about 30 miles across the
The mountains to the west of the property are only a little over a mile
away, but due the slope of the land seem farther.
The western portion of the property features a scattering of taller
ponderosa pines along with piņon and junipers. They exquisitely
frame the unspoiled mountain views in all directions.