Tres Piedras in New Mexico

Tres Piedras

Off-Grid Living Outside the Quiet Town of Tres Piedras

Beautiful Views in Every Direction

 

Tres Piedras is a small rural community located at the intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 285 in Taos County. It was settled in 1879 as a small ranching and timber village and from 1880 - 1941 it was a railroad stop. Today there is a population of around 1,000 and the town has a Post Office, Gas Station, Restaurant, Fire Department, Rangers District, a few Churches and a Public School. Ranching is very popular here and many families make a living raising livestock.

The land is lightly rolling and is covered in sagebrush and scattered ponderosa pines. This area is classified as High Desert Mesa being located in the Southern portion of the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains. These Lots are at an altitude of around 8,000 feet. There are 4 distinct seasons with an average annual rainfall of 14" and average annual snowfall of 29". The sun shines 70% of the possible hours of sunlight. For the WEATHER the average High Temperature in July is 79 with a Low of 47. The average High Temperature in January is 36 with a Low of 5 degrees. There is basically NO POLLUTION, the Sky is Clear, the Air is Fresh, and the Water is Clean.

Tres Piedras is Spanish for "Three Rocks" and is a climber’s paradise. Consisting of six major rock formations, the Tres Piedras Crags are composed of granite and are one of New Mexico’s best climbing destinations.

The Carson National Forest sits to the West and South of Tres Piedras and covers much of Taos County. The Sangre De Cristo Mountains lie to the East and are New Mexico’s highest Mountains. The Abiquiu Reservoir, El Vado Lake, Heron Lake, and Eagle Nest Lake are all large lakes within an hour’s drive and offer boating and fishing opportunities. The majority of the land to the North is BLM land until you hit the Colorado state line. Among it you will find the impressive San Antonio Mountain which is the largest free-standing mountain (not part of any mountain chain) in the continental United States. When you put all this together, you have Access to Almost Every Outdoor Activity Possible Including Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting, White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Camping, Picnicking, and Just Enjoying! There are several 18-Hole, PGA-Rated Championship Golf Courses in the area as well as several 9-Hole Courses to enjoy. You can Go Llama Trekking, or Ride the Rails in a Steam Train on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad or Take to the Air in a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Rio Grande River Gorge. And afterwards you can relax at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs.

If you head East for 30 miles along US 64 through the Earthship Landing Zone and over the Taos Gorge Bridge which crosses the Rio Grande River, you will come to the town of Taos. Taos is the closest full service community, and offers four super markets, numerous restaurants, a hospital, a public school and The University of New Mexico Taos Campus. Taos is also a Shoppers Paradise with Art Galleries, Western Wear Shops, Antique Stores, Gift Shops, Jewelry Stores, and more than 50 Restaurants, and Cafes. It is home to the Taos Mountain Casino, which is located near the Taos Pueblo Village. There are many things to see and do in town as there are several Museums, Historic Landmarks, Theaters, Film Festivals, and Cultural Events to visit and enjoy.

The "Tres Piedras" Subdivision is an Under Developed Subdivision that was laid out several years ago. Every property has platted street access. There is power along US 64, but not to each property yet. Solar is by far the best method for power. Solar has gotten very inexpensive and has become very reliable. With LED lighting, it now takes a much smaller unit to power a home. The best benefit of solar is that you will never receive another electric bill plus you will be saving valuable energy resources. The water is deep in this area, so for now using refillable tanks or catchment would be the best methods, which is very common here.

NOTE:  Properties in New Mexico less than ¾ of an acre may now be buildable!  Properties that are too small for a conventional septic system may now be buildable using advanced treatment systems or other options.  To determine whether a property smaller than ¾ of an acre can qualify for a residential build, please consult a liquid waste professional regarding the specific property that you are considering for purchase.  This web page maintained by the New Mexico Environment Department could be helpful to you:   https://www.env.nm.gov/liquid_waste/liquid-waste-professionals-2/      You can copy and paste that web address directly into your web browser’s address bar and press the enter key to go to that website.  If you are looking for a place to camp or park an RV, this would not affect you except that your property might now be more valuable.

Sewage would be by a septic system (when you build). The county does still allow outhouses for now. Our Verizon Cell phones worked everywhere when we were there. This Subdivision is Zoned Agricultural / Residential / Recreational. There are very few restrictions on the property, No association fees or dues, No time limits to build, and No requirement to make you build. You can build a home, cabin, or mobile home or you can RV or camp on the property while visiting the area.  According to the code enforcement office in Taos County, you can camp or RV for up to 14 days on rural land in Taos County.  The regulation doesn’t specify whether that’s annually or 14 days at a time, but he did say that you can’t just camp for 14 days, go away for 1 day then come back for 14 more days.  It has to be obvious that you aren’t actually living there.

Taxes are less than $20 per year per lot. And there are No liens, taxes, and encumbrances due on the property. We will transfer ownership with a "Special Warranty Deed" which will Guarantee Free and Clear Ownership.

 


Available Properties

Property Acres Electric Price
Unit 2, Block 107, Lot I 0.5 Trees on Property $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 57, Lot B 0.5 On one of the main roads off I-64 $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 3, Block 83, Lot D 0.5 2 Lots from 100's of Acres of BLM Land $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 107, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 91, Lot B 0.5 Near an Arroyo (stream) $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 94, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 17, Lot H 0.5 Seasonal Stream Nearby $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 18, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 7, Lot E 0.25 $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 6, Block 37, Lot D 0.25 About 0.5 mile from the Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 52, Lot I 0.25 About 575 yards away $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 6, Block 123, Lot E 0.25 About 340 yards away Corner Lot $1,795.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 152, Lot D 0.25 $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 158, Lot C 0.25 Tree Potential $1,695.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 200, Lot E 0.25 Trees on Property $2,175.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 210, Lot D 0.25 1 Lot from BLM Land $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 36, Lot A 0.25 About 1 mile from the Highway $2,475.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 41, Lot E 0.25 About 0.85 mile from highway $2,475.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 113, Lot D 0.25 Backs 100's of Acres of BLM Land $1,795.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 33, Lots A & J 1.00 +/- $7,425.00 Details »
Unit 5, Block 73, Lot B 0.5 Stream Nearby $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 35, Lot I 0.25 $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 43, Lot F 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 172, Lot D 0.25 $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 151, Lot B 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 189, Lot F 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »

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Tres Piedras Surrounding Land Ownership

Tres Piedras

Available Properties

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Property Acres Electric Price
Unit 2, Block 107, Lot I 0.5 Trees on Property $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 57, Lot B 0.5 On one of the main roads off I-64 $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 3, Block 83, Lot D 0.5 2 Lots from 100's of Acres of BLM Land $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 3, Block 107, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 91, Lot B 0.5 Near an Arroyo (stream) $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 4, Block 94, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 17, Lot H 0.5 Seasonal Stream Nearby $3,250.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 18, Lot E 0.5 $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 7, Lot E 0.25 $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 6, Block 37, Lot D 0.25 About 0.5 mile from the Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 52, Lot I 0.25 About 575 yards away $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 6, Block 123, Lot E 0.25 About 340 yards away Corner Lot $1,795.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 152, Lot D 0.25 $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 158, Lot C 0.25 Tree Potential $1,695.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 200, Lot E 0.25 Trees on Property $2,175.00 Sold!
Unit 7, Block 210, Lot D 0.25 1 Lot from BLM Land $1,695.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 36, Lot A 0.25 About 1 mile from the Highway $2,475.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 41, Lot E 0.25 About 0.85 mile from highway $2,475.00 Sold!
Unit 8, Block 113, Lot D 0.25 Backs 100's of Acres of BLM Land $1,795.00 Sold!
Unit 5, Block 33, Lots A & J 1.00 +/- $7,425.00 Details »
Unit 5, Block 73, Lot B 0.5 Stream Nearby $3,250.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 35, Lot I 0.25 $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 6, Block 43, Lot F 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 7, Block 172, Lot D 0.25 $1,975.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 151, Lot B 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »
Unit 8, Block 189, Lot F 0.25 Close to Highway $2,475.00 Details »

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