40 Acres About 22 Miles NE of Elko, Nevada Adjoining BLM Land!
Views of the Devil's Gate Ranch Hayfields and the Ruby Mountains!
Power is 6/10 Mile Away and the County Maintained Graveled Road is only 1/10 Mile Away!
Sits in the Foothills of the Adobe Mountains, Home of the Largest Mule Deer Population in Nevada!
Zoned For Home, Manufactured Home or RV!
Lots of fishing hot spots within an hour at the Humboldt River, Ruby Lake, South Fork Reservoir and Wildhorse Reservoir.
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T37N R57E Section 17 SE4NE4
All of the photos were taken in October 2021 of T37N R57E Sec 27 SE4NE4 and the surrounding views. I took the photos from a few different spots including where the federal survey marker sits in the SE corner of the property, the NW portion where it drops to the valley below overlooking the Devils Gate Ranch and the graveled road just to the east.
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40 acres of land for sale about 22 miles NE of Elko, Nevada just off the county maintained graveled road and power 6/10 of a mile away. It sits in the foothills of the Adobe Mountains with a view of Devil's Gate Ranch hayfields. There are pretty views of the Ruby Mountains and the Adobe Mountains, home of the largest mule deer population in Nevada! My oh my this is a pretty ranch!
All of the photos were taken in October 2021 from a few different spots looking at the property and surrounding views. The property sits 540 feet W of graveled Coal Mine Canyon/Devil's Gate Road and it actually runs thru BLM land. There's information in a link above on how to obtain the right of way thru it.
You can see the graveled Coal Mine Canyon Road snaking thru the hillsides. I see this road called a few different things on different maps. Take the Ryndon exit off I-80 and head north on this road.
There's power running about 6/10 of a mile to the S/SE as well as the W!
It is about a 5 foot rise up off the road to the top of the hill that this property sits up on and I was easily able to get my truck up on it in 4wd - you would not be able to do this in a car! Ha! There is a stake where the federal survey marker is which also marks the very SE corrner of the 40 acres.
It marks the 1/2 mile point of the section line between sections 17 and 16 and this property sits in section 17. A section = 1 square mile.
Once you get up off the road the property flattens out for about half of it. It then falls down to the north in a series of cascading hills. You can see this in the aerial photos in the map section. And it's off that back end of the property that you get the view of the old Devil's Gate Ranch and her hayfields! Wow is that the bomb view!!!!!!!!
There's a fabulous long view of the Ruby Mountains! Often called the Swiss Alps of Nevada, the Ruby Mountains rise to 11,300 feet at Ruby Dome.
The valley is surrounded by the Adobe Mountains and it is an especially beautiful view of them from the NW to the SW and the property sits in her lower rolling foothills.
The Adobe Mountains run for about 80 miles and have an area of about 314 square miles. Elko County contains the majority of Nevada’s mule deer and this range is home to one of the largest mule deer and antelope herds in the state. They migrate between their summer range in the Snake and Adobe ranges to winter range in the Pequop Mountains. The N Fork of the Humboldt River borders the Adobe range to the south and east.
Most of the Adobes are a checkerboard of public (Bureau of Land Management) and private ownership. This pattern is attributed to the Pacific Railway Act of 1862, where the federal government gave railroad companies free land in alternating sections as an incentive and a means to finance the overwhelming task of linking east with west by rail.
I spotted this lovely herd of antelope in this area in June 2019. They watched me for a while then raced away up to the top of the hill! It doens't get any better than this!
I have been out here in the wintertime and included a few photos of the ranch and hillsides in the snow! There were tons of deer grazing and lying in the hay fields and I stopped for a few minutes to watch as it was the largest herd I have ever seen in Nevada!
A huge herd of deer out grazing at Devil's Gate Ranch in December 2013!
No trip up this road is complete without stopping and taking a quick peek at the ranch! These photos were taken the same day!
The Humboldt National Forest sits to the N in the Jarbidge Mountains where the early beginnings of the N Fork of the Humboldt River form. You can see in the aerial photos the way it snakes down thru this narrow valley just to the east of the property.
I snapped this photo of the river about 10 miles south in 2013.
Within an hour’s drive of the property are some famous fishing holes, Wildhorse Reservoir, Ruby Lake, and South Fork Reservoir!
Wildhorse Reservoir is a 2,800 acre premium trout reservoir 60 miles north of the town of Elko. In 2011 I ran into some men who had just hauled a 350 pound elk from the Wild Horse State Recreation Area and of course I have included photos of those as well! Hunters know the area for its elk, deer, mountain lion and bird but it's the fishermen that tell tall stories about ice fishing at Wildhorse.
Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge sits on the SE side of the Ruby Mountains. With over 12,000 acres this area is a special habitat to over 207 species of birds providing feeding, nesting and a resting stop in the Pacific Flyway. On one of my first visits to Elko County some nice gentlemen told me that Ruby Lake was the best fishing in the state!
South Fork Reservoir and State Rec area is about 20 minutes S of Elko. It covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow land and rolling hills and known for its trophy-class trout and bass.
The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) maps show the section of land this property is in is surrounded by 4 square miles of BLM land. A section = 1 square mile = 640 acres. For more information on BLM land you can visit www.blm.gov.
I like that its only about a 30 minute drive to Elko for a garlic steak sandwich at the Star Hotel downtown! I’ve watch this rural country area NE of town grow over the past 15 years. They put in a mini store /gas station out here along the Interstate and I snapped a picture of it in 2005. There's a great little deli in the back that has made great breakfast and lunch sandwiches for me! There are a few homes in the area but for the most part it remains undeveloped with plenty of privacy and room.
Zoned for a home, cabin, or RV it would be a pretty spot to watch the pronghorn roam and the changing seasons on the Rubies and the ranch! Char the Explorer : )
Financing Price: $37,312
Terms with $5000 down payment: $32,312 at 8% interest with approximately 85 monthly payments of $500.
180 Days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $5000 down! If $24,875 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date we will waive the remaining balance.
We will write the early payoff option into the contract. If at any time during the 180 day period you hit that amount we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!
You must pay off the contract prior to using the land. We don't mind if you go visit it a couple weeks out of the year if you let us know ahead of time. However you are not allowed to live on the property during the contract.
If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.
Prior to visiting the property I suggest you study the maps and the satellite image as they tell the story on how to get there. Get a mental picture of how to get to a property from a main road. I frequently write notes on how I got to the property.
Print out the important maps like the parcel map, aerial photo with the GPS coords and street map. These are the maps I use myself if I was going to view the property. You can enter the latitude and longitude into Google or Bing maps by putting a comma between them.
I also suggest you bring a street dedicated GPS like a Garmin, not your phone. Do not rely on your GPS to take you the correct way as she'll take you down miles of roads that aren't the main drags. I've named mine Thelma and Louise because she's tried to drive me off a cliff a few times! If I could just get Brad Pitt to sit in the back seat! : )
Most of the properties I sell are down some kind of dirt road - my favs! Be smart and bring a shovel, water, food, blankets, mace, a dog and anything else you might need if you get stuck for a day or two. I've been stuck in the sand, a marsh, had tires blow out - you name it. Be prepared, be safe, and have fun. She's a beautiful Earth. We only get one shot here - get out there and see all she has to offer. Char the Explorer : )
A video of my journeys thru Meadow Valley Ranchos Unit 11, the Hamilton-Bullion Trail and the South Fork State Reservoir where I sat thru a cattle drive in Elko, Nevada!
The Hamilton-Bullion Trail is an 11 mile loop for horses, hikers and mountain bikers. It goes from Elko onto BLM land and over hills offering scenic views of the Ruby Mountains, South Fork Reservoir and the Humboldt River. South Fork covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow land and rolling hills. Known for its trophy-class trout and bass, and bird watching.
Elko County is located in northeastern Nevada, 295 miles east of Reno and 237 miles west of Salt Lake City. With 17,135 square miles it is one of the largest counties in the USA and is the heart of NE Nevada. A book listing American towns with the highest quality of life declared Elko, Nevada, "The Best Small Town in America." It is a small city, and a booming trading and service center for a mining and ranching area roughly the size of New England. In 2005 Relocate-America.com has named Elko City as 1 of the "Top 100 Places To Live" in the United States.
The population of Elko County is over 52,000, the town of Elko is over 18,000 and the town of Spring Creek is 12,000. Lately, Elko has evolved into a showcase for Western American Folk Art. Long famous for the National Basque Festival, held each Independence Day, a new era in Elko's cultural history began in 1985, when the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held. Estimates are 8000 - 10000 people attended the festival this January!
The weather in Elko County is considered ideal by many. Summer finds hot, dry afternoons with temperatures in the 90s, cooling to the low 40s and 50s by morning. Winters are moderate with lows typically in the 20s or 30s. Daytime highs during the winter months are in the 40s or 50s. Snowfall averages 42 inches per year and generally melts quickly. Yearly rainfall ranges from 9 to 10.5 inches. Sunny skies are usually seen over 300 days a year!
The land is mountainous and interspersed with low, flat valleys. The Humboldt River flows through the county, with the Ruby Mountains stretching across it in a north-south direction. The elevation in the valleys is about 5000 and reaches up to 11,300 feet at Ruby Dome. The elevation of Pilot Peak on the east side of Elko County reaches up to 10,716 feet. Elko County provides unlimited recreational opportunities with fishing, big game hunting (mule deer, elk, antelope and bighorn sheep), snowmobiling, ice fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, boating and skiing.
A video of my first journey around the Ruby Mountains in June 2004! Includes Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, the Humboldt River and the Last Chance Ranch II by Spring Creek and Elko, Nevada!
Obtaining a Right Of Way Grant on Public Lands
Click Here for the Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest website.
Click Here for big game hunting in the Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forest website.
Click Here for Hunting and Fishing through the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.
Click Here for fishing at South Fork Reservoir on the Nevada State Parks website.