Flowing Wells aka Chicken Ranch

Wells, Nevada

$1,900,000 | 718.28 ± Acres | Elko County

Your own Desert Oasis awaits on this 718-acre property in Eastern Nevada, midway between Ely and Wells. Private and secluded, yet only 6 miles to a paved highway. Historical use has been summer livestock grazing, but the location, amount of water, and temperate climate allow for a number of possibilities. If you’re looking to establish an off-grid homestead, 2 artesian wells, and 2 springs provide your first essential element. It could also be further developed to suit your own agricultural pursuits, used as a hunting or recreational base camp, or family / corporate retreat. With a water duty in this area of 4 acre-feet per acre, the 1,300 acre-feet of water rights can effectively irrigate 325 acres. The North well flows 300 gpm, the South well flows 380 gpm, water temperature is 68 degrees.

Improvements for livestock operation are not fancy but very functional. The property is fenced and cross-fenced to facilitate rotational grazing. Irrigation is through 10” and 8” main lines to ten ¼ mile wheel lines. Five lines can run simultaneously off of gravity flow. The pasture is a mix of fescue, orchard grass, Johnson grass, and native meadow grass. Railroad tie and panel corrals have loading chutes for semi trucks and stock trailers and a manual Powder River squeeze chute. There are deer, elk, antelope, chukar, and sage grouse in the area, as well as excellent trout fishing nearby. The property is in Game Management Unit 121.

Recreational opportunities abound, with the Goshute Wilderness area and cave, Spruce Mountain, and Ruby Marshes being a short distance away. Approximately 643 acres contiguous, with 75-acre unfenced parcel south of contiguous block. The southwest corner of the property has asphalt-quality gravel on it. County airport is 75 miles away in Ely, 104 miles to the regional airport, and all services in Elko, five miles from 2-phase power. Gravel road to Highway 93 is maintained by the county, except in winter months. The property is off-grid, 5 miles to two-phase power.

  • 718.28 deeded acres midway between Ely and Wells, 6 miles off Highway 93
  • Two artesian wells and two springs, 1,300-acre-feet of water rights, effective water duty for 325 acres
  • Great potential for off-grid homestead, continued ag use,  hunting / recreational base camp, or retreats
  • In Game Management Unit 121, deer, elk, antelope, chukar, sage grouse, and trout fishing in the area
  • Close proximity to Spruce Mountain, Ruby Marshes, and Goshute Wilderness area
  • Fenced and cross-fenced  (excluding 80 acres)  with 5-strand barbed wire; railroad tie and panel corrals with loading chute
  • Asphalt quality gravel on the southwest corner of the property
  • 104 miles to Elko, with all services and regional airport

MM 6.6 Cherry Creek Bench Road
Wells, Nevada


40.1663157N, 114W

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$289/year (2022)


Ellie Perkins
Ellie Perkins

Cell: (775) 761-0451

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