Dan & Michael Murphy


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$599,000  •  4.94 acres
Claiming the highest address in the lower 48 states, this custom log home sits on 4.95± acres located at the historical Tabasco Mill site on beautiful Cinnamon Pass, giving way to stunning 360-degree views of nature’s wonderland, including the famous American Basin and Handies Peak, all which is surrounded by BLM land. The 1,472± square foot off the grid cabin has all the creature comforts you will need. The cabin is designed for maximizing the incredible views with two sets of french doors and a wall of windows near the top of the vaulted tongue and groove ceilings. On the main floor are the living space, kitchen, bath and two built-in bunk-beds. The large loft hosts a beautiful sleeping area and office with stunning views. The cabin has a state of the art solar system which has been recently doubled in capacity. It also has a backup generator system for the entire cabin. The water purification system has UV treatment, on-demand household pump and reverse osmosis system. Rounding out this incredible property is a viewing deck, storage shed, and fire pit. The cabin will be sold with everything so all you have to do is bring your toothbrush.
$989,000  •  10.97 acres
Beautiful and versatile 10.968± acres in a small subdivision just 20 minutes from Lake City has everything the ideal Colorado property should have: views, two private lakes full of fish, huge trees, the level home sites with underground electric, phone and a well, all in a easily accessible location on a year-round county road. The property is on the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway and is close to public lands access for four-wheeling, hiking, fishing and more!
$995,000  •  42.73 acres
Located just outside of the mountain town of Lake City, Colorado. The cabin overlooks the Lake Fork Valley and the protected 103,000± acres of the Big Blue Uncompahgre Wilderness area. Sitting on its own 42.73± acres, this off-grid 3,472± square foot D-Log cabin gives you privacy with the convenience of being close to amenities. Off-grid living with all the features and comforts of in-town living. Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with open plan living, tongue & groove ceilings, granite countertops, premium propane appliances, pine floors, main floor master, and a finished walk-out basement. A detached 775± sq. ft. garage, wood-burning hot tub and several decks complete this off-grid beauty. With its many decks and large windows, you can take in the views of Crystal Peak, Red Mountain, and Silver Mountain, not to mention some of the best sunsets and dark skies for stargazing. The property is in GMU 66, giving you direct access into one of the top elk migration routes and backs into public lands, giving endless possibilities for adventure.
$995,000  •  1.82 acres
A stunning lakefront home located in Lake City, Colorado. This 3,723± Sq. Ft. luxury home sits right on the shores of Colorado’s second-largest natural lake, Lake San Cristobal. The home features large, two-story windows that showcase the beauty of the lake and mountains surrounding you. A custom rock fireplace, high tongue and groove ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and custom iron railings give you an elegant feel in a picturesque mountain setting. A main floor master bedroom with a master bath comes complete with a custom walk-in shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are multiple decks to take in the one-of-a-kind views as well as an additional 2 bed 1 bath guest quarters that sit above the garage. You don’t want to miss this unique and elegant home on the Lake!
$1,395,000  •  5.37 acres
Hidden just off of the highway and perched above the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River is a stunning home on 5.37± acres with 900± feet of river frontage. At 6,460± sq. ft. with six bedrooms and five and a half baths, there is plenty of room for family and friends. Upon walking in the front door, the large living area greets guests with a two-story stone fireplace. The open living area leads to the beautiful kitchen, complete with river rock accents, large island, plenty of storage and rustic style tin ceiling. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area with large windows, perfect for enjoying the views while enjoying a meal. Also on the main floor is a spacious master suite with deck access and a luxurious bathroom. Local mountain scenes adorn the large walk-in shower’s sandblasted glass and the large walk-in closet boasts lots of storage. As luxurious as the main living floor is, the basement level offers its own type of luxury combined with comfortable living. Its master bedroom offers deck access and features four built-in bunk beds. The large game room and bar create a great atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing. Also on the walk-out basement level are an exercise room, large mudroom, laundry room, guest bathroom and large, heated 2 car garage. The third floor is home to four bedrooms, two baths, and a loft. The 3,000± sq. ft. deck and impeccably manicured lawn create additional opportunities for entertaining or just taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains and river.
$1,895,000  •  1.28 acres
Sitting on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, this magnificent 3,129± sq. ft. log home offers luxurious living both inside and out. The main floor living area has flagstone floors features an open kitchen and dining area and large living area, complete with an eye-catching floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The large windows and skylights create a bright and airy atmosphere that is great for entertaining or just enjoying the views. The main floor master suite looks out onto the river and impeccably manicured lawn. In addition, there is also a guest bedroom, laundry room and a half bath on the main floor. Upstairs, a small loft connects the additional master suite with its private balcony overlooking the river and grounds. An additional large guest room with a private bath finishes the second level. A large porch that is partially covered wraps around the home and is a great place to enjoy the sounds of the river. During the warmer months, guests will appreciate the built-in fire pit and covered picnic area, or they can try their hand at fishing from the hot tub located at the water’s edge. The guest quarters above the detached oversized two-car garage is a wonderful addition, giving your guests added privacy. There is also another 1 car garage/workshop for your Colorado toys or added storage. This haven on the river is accessible year-round and has a reputation of being one of Lake City’s most premier properties.
$2,500,000  •  30.31 acres
Massive and magnificent with awe-inspiring views of the upper Rio Grande River valley. This custom 8,242 ± square foot home fitted with floor to ceiling windows sitting on the hillside giving way to the most incredible views in this part of Colorado. The home was built using high-end materials and finishes. It has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, an enormous gourmet kitchen, formal separate dining area, several living areas/family rooms, office areas, expansive and private master suite, sunroom, two fireplaces, two 2-car attached garages (one on each end of the home) with heated concrete floors, numerous porches, decks, and of course unparalleled views. Additionally, on the property is a large detached garage and separate shop with plenty of storage for all your high alpine toys. A beautifully placed gazebo with a fire stove to enjoy those long summer evenings. All located on 30.31± acres surrounded by Forest Service land. This is a once in a lifetime find for a single residence, B & B, or corporate retreat. This property is not located in a subdivision and has no covenants or HOA dues.
$495,000  •  40 acres
This amazing cabin is literally at the end of the road in Goose Creek Estates. Surrounded on three sides by public lands. The logs of the cabin were originally set in the mid-1990’s the cabin has been finished to a very high standard. The never lived in 4 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin on 40± acres backs into the BLM with limitless access to public lands and backcountry. The cabin features a vaulted great room, custom kitchen, pine ceilings, and rock fireplace. Out your front door, recreation is literally the turn of a doorknob away. ATV, Horseback, mountain bike, tour the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, fish Blue Mesa Reservoir located in Curecanti National Park, wet a fly in the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, or in Cebolla Creek all within minutes from your home. Quiet location, ready for your personal touch, privacy, privacy, privacy.
$585,000  •  362 acres
Located approximately 20± miles from the quaint mountain town of La Veta, Colorado sits a unique high alpine ranch. Viejo Ranch sits just below Iron Mountain and is comprised of 360± acres surrounded on three sides by 4,000± acres of BLM and State land, which has very limited access points. The ranch can be accessed off a maintained county road off Highway 160, just west of La Veta pass, providing a gateway to pristine private and public land. Viejo Ranch located in the exceptional Game Management Unit 861, known for its trophy 380± class elk, making this ranch a true hunter’s sweet spot. The acreage holds 3 springs, giving an abundance of water, creating an environment for many species of wildlife. The topography of the ranch varies from 9,200 to 11,200 in elevations with a mix of timber, valleys, fields, and aspen groves. Attached to the 360± acres is a 2± acre lot in the Paradise Acres Subdivision, with a community water system, covenants, and HOA. You can choose to build your cabin there or choose a more remote spot on the ranch. This added 2-acre lot gives you another access point to the ranch and the vast public lands connecting to it. FIRE NOTICE: This Property was substantially affected by a fire, known as the Spring Creek Fire, in the summer of 2018. The Property`s appearance has been altered by fire. Furthermore, Seller does not know how the fire will affect various features of the property, such as but not limited to: variety and quantity of wildlife present; variety and quantity of fish in the water present at the Property and quality of fishing; variety and quantity of vegetation; erosion; water quality; etc. To the extent these and other fire-related issues are important to Buyer, Buyer should consult experts of Buyer`s own choosing.
$699,000  •  318.14 acres
Located in the Willow Creek Drainage area off County Road 25 sits 318.14 acres with some improvements. A well is in place and a spring is on the property, just needs to be filed on. Nice RV site with electricity, gazebo, and storage shed. Located in game management unit 66, with herds of elk and mule deer migrating through every year. A historic cabin can be found on the property along with incredible views of the West Elk Wilderness and the San Juans. Rolling hills with Aspens, Pines, and sage make up the topography on this ranch. Recreational opportunities are boundless on and near this seasonal ranch. Fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Cebolla Creek, and Lake Fork of the Gunnison. Hiking, biking, atving, horseback riding right from the property or nearby. A private outdoorsman paradise.
$749,000  •  361 acres
Situated at 8,400 feet, Hog Heaven Ranch is on the eastern flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Secluded, yet accessible, this 360± acre ranch is at the crossroads of some of Colorado’s finest mountain scenery yet is only 40 minutes from a major interstate highway. The Hog Heaven Ranch was greatly impacted by the 2018 Spring Creek fire, giving way to great opportunity to own a large acre parcel at a drastically reduced rate. A large 2,000± square foot garage and workshop remain on the property and plenty of room to build a mountain cabin or hunting lodge. Flanked by 10,635-foot Sheep Mountain to the east and 11,414-foot Iron Mountain to the southwest, Hog Heaven Ranch was sheltered in a richly-forested valley of spruce, fir, aspen, and Ponderosa pines, creating a varied habitat that is home to many species of birds and small mammals. Pass Creek, a small stream, flows through the ranch for over a mile and is a water source for mule deer and elk, which frequent Pass Creek’s long meadow. Wildlife watchers found the ranch a pure delight. A fantastic destination in its own right, Hog Heaven Ranch is nonetheless a tremendous hub for enjoying some of the best of Colorado in all directions. To the south, historic La Veta Pass beckons only a few miles away, where William Jackson Palmer’s narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande once carried settlers and tourists by the thousands. One of the state’s loveliest small towns, La Veta, is but a few miles further, with its abundant stone architecture and a vibrant arts community. Immediately to the west, the jagged high Fourteeners of the Sangre de Cristos, topped by 14,345-foot Blanca Peak, call to mountaineers. Good elk hunting is found in the Silver Mountain area about 20 miles to the south, and mule deer can be found throughout the area. Geology buffs will be delighted with the world-class geological features of the Spanish Peaks and dike system to the south and the amazing Great Sand Dunes National Park, just an hour to the west. Those needing an urban experience can drive to Interstate 25 in only about 40 minutes, and then easily reach Pueblo and Colorado Springs, about 45 and 90 minutes farther, respectively. FIRE NOTICE: This Property was substantially affected by a fire, known as the Spring Creek Fire, in the summer of 2018. The Property`s appearance has been altered by fire. Furthermore, Seller does not know how the fire will affect various features of the property, such as but not limited to: variety and quantity of wildlife present; variety and quantity of fish in the water present at the Property and quality of fishing; variety and quantity of vegetation; erosion; water quality; etc. To the extent these and other fire-related issues are important to Buyer, Buyer should consult experts of Buyer`s own choosing.
$1,895,000  •  405 acres
The Flying H Ranch is located in what many say is the best climate in Colorado, some say it has the finest views, some say it has the best access to unlimited amounts of western recreation. Comprised of 405± acres, the Flying H Ranch was the pick of the litter for generations, offering unparalleled views of the Dallas Divide and the Uncompahgre Range. Nestled in Big Game Unit 62, the ranch has exceptional wildlife due to being backed into the remote Horse Fly Canyon, the natural migration routes of the regional big game coupled with the well-watered habitat improved by 1,360± shares of the La Tierra Ditch. The Flying H Ranch is a historic ranch holding, the last parcel of a 6,000 plus acre dynasty in the Montrose valley. The ranch offers end of the road privacy, improved meadows, unparalleled views, direct access to limitless adventure all coupled with the convenience of city water, and direct access to Montrose. Ranch improvements include a 1,524± sq. ft. ranch home, 900± sq. ft. 2 car detached garage, 378± sq. ft. workshop, 264± sq. ft. storage shed, and a 1,080± square foot loafing shed. A true western legacy ranch not to be missed.
$799,000  •  345.92 acres
Located roughly 20 minutes outside of the small mountain town of Dolores, Colorado, home to the McPhee Reservoir, the largest reservoir within the San Juan National Forest and second-largest in Colorado. Salter Y Ranch is a seasonal, off-grid hunter’s paradise. Bordering the San Juan National Forest it has spectacular views of Haystack Mountain. Mature Ponderosa Pines and significant Aspen coverage, and a wide variety of wildlife cover the ranch. Summers Reservoir is located on the ranch with several small tanks scattered throughout this 345± acre ranch. This outdoor sportsman’s paradise is a must-see, hosting a wide arrange of recreational actives on the ranch and on the nearby Dolores River, known for its fly fishing and spring rafting.
$1,395,000  •  287.7 acres
Lovely alpine vistas, a marvelous trout stream, four-season recreation, and one of the nation’s last operating narrow gauge railroads all make the Los Pinos Ranch, a rare treasure west of Antonito in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Anglers, hunters, history buffs and solitude lovers all will appreciate the unique draw of the Rio de Los Pinos Ranch, just waiting for the construction of a very special high-country retreat. The centerpiece of this 287.7± acre ranch is the Rio de Los Pinos itself, an enchanting clearwater river, about 20 feet wide, that flows from Trujillo Meadows Reservoir about five miles to the west. On the ranch, it traverses for almost 3/4 of a mile in a series of lovely riffles and oxbow bends through natural grasslands. The river is a productive aquatic insect factory, with strong populations of mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly nymphs, which in turn, feed its wild trout population. Once the native range of Rio Grande Cutthroat trout (some of which populate nearby tributaries) this section of the Los Pinos now supports brown and rainbow trout that run in the 10- 12-inch range, with some reaching 16 inches or so in the deeper pools at the oxbow bends. Best of all, these fish love to take a fly, and the river offers brush-free, dry fly fishing at its finest in the summer months. Beginning flyfishers will find this water perfect for learning the sport, while veteran anglers will enjoy a season’s worth of challenges as well. Located at approximately 9,800 feet, the Rio de Los Pinos Ranch is a crisp-air retreat throughout the summer months, particularly attractive to wildlife lovers and photographers. Pines, spruce and aspen populate the eastern half of the property, and the river with its meadows the western half. In the fall, the aspen blaze and create a photographer’s dream. Wildlife photographers should keep an eye out for elk, mule deer, black bear and mountain lions, which are drawn to the creek for water on a daily basis. Although this is a true mountain property, it is accessible twelve months of the year via Colorado State Highway 17, a year-round paved road over Cumbres and La Manga Passes. Snowmobiling on the property and nearby is accessible, as this section of the San Juans generally receives a heavy snowpack. Downhill skiers will find world-class skiing at Taos, New Mexico, or Wolf Creek in Colorado, each less than two hours distant. The Rio de Los Pinos Ranch also boasts part of the right of way of the world-famous Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad that connects Antonito and Chama, New Mexico. Constructed in 1880, this steam-powered narrow gauge continues to operate in the summer months, carrying tourists through some of the most spectacular terrain in the Rockies. On the ranch itself and nearby, the photo opportunities of this steam-powered train are almost endless. The Rio de Los Pinos Ranch is in the heart of a wealth of recreation on the Rio Grande National Forest, including lake fishing at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, big river fishing only a few miles away on the Conejos River, and hiking and horseback riding on a vast network of trails in the South San Juan Wilderness. For the culturally minded, the tourist and arts communities of Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado, are only a short drive away via paved highway. M4 Ranch Group is excited about live water properties that contain productive streams like the Los Pinos. Add in many other year-round recreational opportunities, year-round access, and a one-of-a-kind narrow-gauge railroad, and we think that Rio de Los Pinos Ranch is about as a perfect a site for an off-grid mountain retreat as can be found. This is a fabulous, out-of-the-way section of Colorado that may be just what your soul needs. Visit here once, and we believe that you’ll be charmed for life by this incomparably beautiful slice of the San Juan Mountains.
$1,295,000  •  199.4 acres
Privacy, improvements, access, location, views are just some of the keywords that help to describe Powderhorn Creek Ranch. The valley views, rock formations, and meandering Powderhorn Creek are gracefully accented by a wonderfully built frontier style home. An oversized garage and fully equipped guest quarters are welcome additions to a well laid out master plan of the improvements. Irrigated hay meadows, water rights, a workshop, and full equestrian facilities complete this western ranch. The 199.4± private acres are backed into thousands of public acres. At the backdoor and as a ranch backdrop are the 62,250 protected acres of the Powderhorn Wilderness Area. From a wildlife standpoint, the ranch is located in the world-famous Big Game Unit 66. The terrain, location, and habitat make the ranch a spectacular place and the total acres make it eligible for landowner preference applications. Unit 66 boasts well-managed deer and elk herds with trophy bucks and bulls. Whether you like the challenge of the hunt or to walk where few tread, you can enjoy both from Powderhorn Creek Ranch.
$1,750,000  •  73.5 acres
Conejos Canyon Ranch is one of the premier fly-fishing properties on the Conejos River. Located in Conejos County, at the southern end of Colorado’s beautiful San Luis Valley, the world’s largest alpine valley. Nestled between Alamaditas Mesa and Mclntyre Peak on 73.50± acres of wooded, meadows, and oxbow river topography sits the Conejos Canyon Ranch. The ranch has bragging rights over almost a mile of improved Conejos River frontage. The Conejos River is a tributary of the Rio Grande. It drains a scenic area of the eastern San Juan Mountains west of the San Luis Valley. The county has an area of approximately 825,741 acres and is 65% public lands. The stunning San Juan Mountains rise from the western portion of the county to a height of about 13,000 feet. Conejos County is bounded by the Rio Grande (River) to the east and the State of New Mexico to the south. The ranch is located within the boundaries of the unincorporated community of Mogote and just a short drive to the town of Antonito, Colorado at about 7,700 feet in elevation. The residence is 2,328 square feet offering 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The home offers an open floor plan. The living, dining, and kitchen are all open with large picture windows and sliding glass doors opening to a large deck. The deck overlooks the river offering beautiful views of the river and surrounding mountains. Two bedrooms are located on the main floor along with a full bath. Beautiful tongue and groove ceilings, custom cabinets, and a woodburning stone fireplace make for a true quintessential Colorado cabin. The finished walk-out basement is home to a bunkroom and two baths. Also, two attached garages with the ability to house up to 5 vehicles and your mountain toys. The ranch is in Game Management Unit 81. The unit is known for good elk hunting in challenging terrain. Wildlife is abundant in the area due to good water resources. One can see deer, elk, bear, geese, beavers and many other types of wildlife. Outdoor recreation and serenity are the key benefits of this unique mountain getaway. Fishing is right out your door. Bordered on two sides by national forest giving way to great hiking, atving, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, the activities are unlimited. The county is famous for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, which runs from Antonito to Chama. This famous train offers beautiful scenic rides May through October.
$3,095,000  •  2,369.95 acres
Eagle Canyon Ranch is a slice of Rocky Mountain paradise hidden in plain sight. Although only 1.5 hours from the Front Range metropolis of Colorado Springs and 3 hours from Denver, Eagle Canyon Ranch is shielded from the urban bustle by the Wet Mountain Range to the east and the legendary Sangre de Cristo Range to the west. As a result, Eagle Canyon remains an unspoiled place of respite and refuge where the rugged West still reigns. Eagle Canyon Ranch is a well-blocked parcel encompassing 2,369± acres at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, about 10 miles northeast of the “twin cities” of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. One of the largest remaining parcels in Custer County, Eagle Canyon Ranch brims with scenic beauty created by an ever-changing combination of granite outcroppings, small meadows, and forests of pinion pine, juniper and spruce, and fir. Mountain views abound, of both the Sangre de Cristos, reaching far above treeline at over 14,000 feet, and the nearer forested peaks of the Wet Mountains. Presently undeveloped, the ranch is perfectly situated for a variety of recreational activities. Healthy mule deer and elk herds roam through the ranch itself and on the bordering BLM land, including the Upper Grape Creek Wilderness Area. As a draw only unit for both deer and elk, Unit 69 holds many trophies of both species. Mountain lions and black bear are also found in the area. Grape Creek flows just west of the ranch, and miles of public fishing for 10- to 14-inch brown trout and rainbow are available on this “sleeper stream” by only a short 4WD trip from the ranch. Lake anglers will appreciate the waters of Deweese Reservoir, only a few miles upstream, with its combination of trout, smallmouth bass, and huge tiger muskies. Eagle Canyon Ranch can also serve as a headquarters for mountain biking and horseback riding, both on and off the ranch property, OHVing, and even rock climbing on scores of granite outcrops on the property. Mountaineers will find plenty of summits in the Sangre de Cristos, including the famed Fourteeners of Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, and Humboldt Peak, just a few miles away. Photographers will discover endless photo opportunities every season of the year, and the area’s dark skies are internationally recognized as some of the best in the world for astronomical observations. Visionary owners will delight in several amazing building sites on the ranch, each with remarkable views and precious privacy. Although no power is on the ranch, it is nearby. The property could also be a showcase for off-grid living. The potential for an environmentally friendly lodge or retreat at Eagle Canyon is outstanding. Currently, within a grazing lease, Eagle Canyon Ranch also supports cattle on a seasonal basis and provides some income. The small twin communities of Westcliffe (Custer County seat) and Silver Cliff are only about ten miles away and are accessible by county road year-round. These towns offer groceries, gas, schools, airstrip, and a medical center. The larger community of Canon City is only slightly farther to the north, and Pueblo is less than an hour to the east. At Eagle Canyon, you’ll be both “away from it all” and “close to it all.” Within the rapidly growing Front Range corridor, large ranches like Eagle Canyon are increasingly uncommon. We at M4 Ranch Group believe that those with a vision for working with what the land already offers will find much to appreciate here. Whether it is a dream home, a lodge, or simply “keeping it as it is,” we’d love to introduce you to this slice of Rocky Mountain paradise hidden in plain sight.
$3,385,000  •  574 acres
Epic views surround this stunning 574± acre ranch nestled in the mountain valleys of the San Luis Valley. Situated along 2600± feet of gold medal trophy trout waters of the Rio Grande River. The ranch has an abundance of water, with 1.05 C.F.S. of senior water rights and 42.81± C.F.S. of junior water rights. It has two center pivot irrigation systems that provide water for approximately 260± acres with hay production, and another 30± acres sub-irrigated by river bottom. There are fertile meadows and dramatic rock bluffs framed by the Rocky Mountains in all directions. Numerous ponds are home to migrating geese and duck populations. The ranch provides a home to deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, and occasional bears, lynx, and fox as well as many other wildlife species. The ranch is entirely located in Wildlife Management draw unit 79 for which landowner vouchers may be applied. Located within 10 minutes of the Rio Grande Club Championship 18-hole golf course, and a short 17 miles to Wolf Creek Ski area for the most champagne powder in the state. Trophy fishing and hunting on the ranch and public lands are within minutes in any direction. Improvements include two homes on the property for a total of over 5,700± square feet of living space. One of the homes is currently receiving a rental income. In addition, there is a large shop, hay barn, corrals, grain bins, sheds, and the property is fenced and cross fenced. The ranch is a rare and incredible find!
$3,500,000  •  6,972.4 acres
In an era of micro ranches, condominiums and virtual reality, Juniper Mountain Ranch in northwest Colorado is a refreshing throwback to the authentic West. The vistas are unspoiled and mule deer vastly outnumber tourists. Not far from here, Butch Cassidy and his gang once found refuge from the law, and today Juniper Mountain Ranch is a refuge from the pressure cooker of the twenty-first century. Juniper Mountain Ranch occupies the heart of untamed northwest Colorado, only a few miles from the ranching hamlet of Maybell. At 6,972.40± deeded acres, it’s an impressive spread that covers rolling hills of pinon/juniper woodlands and sagebrush bottomlands at elevations of 6,100 to 6,800 feet, surrounding the local landmark of 7,847-foot Juniper Mountain. With an attendant State lease and a 5,800-acre BLM grazing permit, over 20 square miles of territory fall under its domain. For years it has been productive grazing ground for 800 animal units, comprised of both cattle and sheep. Located in Game Management Unit 211, Juniper Mountain Ranch has proven itself to be a hotspot for both deer and elk hunters for decades. Historically the ranch has generated 8 mule deer and 8 antelope tags annually. Hunters on the ranch will find that animals of both these species, plus elk, congregate to escape hunting pressure on nearby public lands, finding refuge in the extensive woodlands and draws of Juniper Mountain Ranch. The hunting possibilities of this property have barely been touched, and the addition of a hunting lodge/outfitting business would be a natural fit. Juniper Mountain Ranch is easily accessible from US Highway 40 and thus not far from some of the West’s most spectacular recreational opportunities. The resort town of Steamboat Springs is less than 90 minutes to the east, offering world-class downhill skiing. Dinosaur National Monument, with its incredible fossil beds and spectacular sandstone canyons, lies only 45 minutes to the west. The Yampa River flows just north of the ranch, featuring renowned whitewater rafting and some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the state. For those captivated by the West’s rich heritage of ranching and hunting, Juniper Mountain Ranch is as made to order as a custom saddle. We at M4 Ranch Group are impressed by places that still speak of the Authentic West, and if that runs in your soul, too, we’d love to share more of the incomparable possibilities of Juniper Mountain Ranch.
$4,749,950  •  169.32 acres
The Piedra Forks Ranch is a fly-fishing haven. The ranch is comprised of 169.32± acres of wilderness, meadows, and live water. Offering numerous fishing areas with 1.2± miles of the East Fork River, and .73± miles of the Middle Fork River and there is a 1.23± acre lake on the ranch. The ranch offers breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Weminuche Range. Impressive improvements include a 2,976± square foot main home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. This stunning log home is perched on one of the highest points of the ranch. The home has been recognized in both the Smithsonian and Sunset magazines. The home was designed by Peter H. Dominick Jr., a distinguished graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. It offers an inviting open floor plan, captivating rock fireplace, tons of windows that provide the home with an abundance of natural light. Sunrise and sunset porches for amazing viewing and a cozy hot tub to enjoy the outdoors to its fullest. Additional ranch improvements include a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,116± square foot guest home with an attached garage and amazing outdoor fireplace; a 544± square foot 1 bed, 1 bath rustic cabin and finally; a 1 room 360± square foot fishing cabin located right on the riverbank of the East Fork of the Piedra River. The Ranch has a conservation easement to preserve its outstanding beauty, with an option left to still build an additional cabin and barn. All cabins come with remaining furnishings, excluding artwork and personal belongings. Also included with the property are snowmobiles and a snowcat.
$4,900,000  •  71.63 acres
As its name indicates, Five Star Ranch near Westcliffe, Colorado is exceptional in every regard. Carefully designed to blend perfectly with its environment, Five Star Ranch is a landmark property that echoes many of the West’s great resorts. From its idyllic mountain views to its hundreds of acres of mature pine forest and to its magnificent award-winning home, Five Star Ranch creates a class of its own. This exquisite timber frame residence is built with “Free of Heart” timbers all connected by “Mortise and Tenon”, which is oak dowels, no nails, screws or bolts. First, Five Star Ranch’s property is exceptional. Including 71.6± deeded acres and 490± acres of leased State Land, the ranch is situated at about 8000 feet in southern Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley, considered by many to be one of Colorado’s most scenic undiscovered locations. The 500+ acres controlled by the ranch is a mix of grassy meadows, rugged rock outcroppings and a mature forest estimated to contain 30,000 ponderosa pines. This large tract of undisturbed habitat is ideal for wildlife, and herds of mule and elk are frequently seen on the property. Birds and small game are also abundant, making Five Star Ranch a quiet sanctuary for both humans and animals. The Ranch is a private nature and wildlife conservancy. Second, Five Star Ranch’s setting is exceptional. The views of the great Sangre de Cristo Range to the west dominate the property, offering ever-changing dramas of shadow and sunlight on peaks that soar above 14,000 feet. Surrounded by other large ranch properties, Five Star Ranch feels extremely private, yet is adjacent to State Highway 69, the main paved artery of the Wet Mountain Valley. To the north, Highway 69 gives easy access to the Arkansas River valley and ultimately the cultural mecca of Colorado Springs, only 90 minutes away. To the south, only five minutes away on Highway 69, lies Westcliffe, the Custer County seat. A community of 4000 residents, Westcliffe retains a small-town feel but has many amenities close at hand. Its art community, historic buildings, shops, and restaurants are worth exploring year-round. Several churches and a medical center add to Westcliffe’s vibrancy as the hub of the Wet Mountain Valley. Third, Five Star Ranch is exceptional in the variety of recreational activities available within a short drive. Elk and deer hunting are possible on the ranch itself and the nearby San Isabel National Forest. Trout fishing and boating are only minutes away at Deweese Reservoir and Grape Creek. Only a bit further, over 100 miles of Gold Medal Water is available on the Arkansas River, beloved by fly fishermen worldwide. Hiking, horseback riding, OHV riding, and jeeping are excellent on the nearby National Forest land in the summers, as are snowmobiling, ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter. Finally, and perhaps most notably, Five Star Ranch is exceptional in the artistry and architecture of its award-winning lodge-like ranch house. Featured as Timber Home Living’s “Home of the Year” in 2009., this custom-designed timber frame home is 10,292 square feet of unmatched mountain luxury. Its lodge-like feel begins with its unique 42-foot arched canopy marking its main entrance. This entrance leads to a vast great room with 22-foot high ceilings with a walk-around natural stone fireplace, large dining area, and open kitchen. The kitchen at 370± sq. ft. and will be the envy of any chef. Designed by Smallbone of Devizes out of London. The full-grain maple and birch burr cabinets by Irpinia, out of Toronto, Canada, accompanied with beautiful granite countertops. Equipped with high-end appliances, such as Thermador, Miele, Wolf, Viking, Pisher-Pakel, and Bosch, giving a true gourmet kitchen experience. Overall this space spreads a vaulted, open beam ceiling that completes the blend of rustic/modern styling that captures the best of the surrounding environment. In-floor heating throughout keeps the main house very comfortable twelve months of the year. A master suite is accessed off the great room, which includes its own fireplace. Completing the main level is a five-car garage. Upstairs via an open spiral staircase lies a reading room and a unique observation room that creates a space that captures 360 degrees of mountain views. The lower level of the main house is 4130 square feet, fully finished, and has a private office, gym, and full bathroom. The main home is exceptional enough in its own right, but Five Star Ranch includes even more amenities, including an attached 3,276± square-foot guest house with four bedrooms and three baths, and a two-car garage. A short hike into the woods leads to a refurbished rustic cabin, perfect for stargazing. Two large metal shops with overhead garage doors complete the improvements at Five Star Ranch and allow plenty of workspace for vehicles and other equipment. Five Star Ranch is an exceptional property on all fronts. Written descriptions and photographs alone only give a taste of all this property has to offer. Contact us at M4 Ranch Group and we can arrange for a “five star tour” that will allow you to experience this landmark property for yourself.
$5,875,000  •  874.9 acres
Indian Creek Ranch sits on center stage in one of Mother Nature’s virtuoso performances. This is the heartbeat of Spanish Peaks Country and this handcrafted Lodge is as bold and beautiful as the panorama that surrounds it! The 16,544± square foot custom lodge features impressive high ceilings, oversized picture windows, masterful stonework and massive log timbers. The fully furnished home includes many European antiques and an extensive western art collection. All the common areas of the home are spacious enough for large gatherings yet cozy enough for quiet reflection. Six fireplaces create ambiance and in-floor radiant heat adds a gentle blanket of comfort throughout the home. Ambient light spills into the Master Chef’s Kitchen, which features commercial grade appliances, custom cabinetry, and solid granite countertops. A historic Royal Charter Oak Dual Range is the room’s centerpiece. Each of the Lodge’s eight bedrooms have private baths. Four of the Guest Suites encompass over 1,000 square feet each and include kitchenettes, living areas, fireplaces, and direct outdoor access. Indian Creek Ranch covers 873 fenced and cross-fenced acres and includes roughly 140 acres of productive hayfields. Long Summer growing seasons and mild Southern Colorado winters add up to superior year-round grazing. The Ranch has been under the watchful eye of attentive management and proud ownership. The facilities of the working ranch include a newly remodeled three-bedroom Manager’s Home, a six-stall horse barn, eight loafing sheds, a large workshop, a new equipment barn, and multiple outer sheds. A healthy herd of primary select Angus Cattle, additional livestock and all ranch equipment run with the land. The Ranch Manager would like to continue caring for the Ranch that he has grown to love if the new owners desire. In the early days, the Cowboys who worked this ranch were happy to have two squares a day and a roof over their heads. Today, you can still see their names etched in the walls of the historic Lake Cabin. Here, the hustle and bustle of modern living are just over the hill, yet it seems to be a world away. Water is a precious resource in this region and Indian Creek Ranch is blessed with abundance. Excellent water rights from four irrigation ditches and Indian Creek feed an eleven-acre trout lake and a twelve-acre irrigation lake. Drinking water is supplied by a historic artesian well. Water and Mineral Rights run with the land. Trophy hunting and fishing opportunities are plentiful on the ranch and the San Isabel National Forest is just a walk or horseback ride away. The Spanish Peaks and Goemmer’s Butte rise to the East and the massive Sangre De Cristo Range rise to the West. The views from the ranch are unchanged from centuries past, a virtue that is increasingly rare these days. The Indian Creek Ranch did experience slight damage in the Spring Creek Fire, but the ranch was not adversely affected.
$1,540,000  •  497 acres
Los Creek Ranch lies in one of Colorado’s largest public lands playgrounds, with few people playing in it. Located South East of Gunnison and North West of Saguache, this portion of the Gunnison National Forest and the La Garita Peaks is a true sportsman’s wish come true. The 497± deeded acre ranch is strategically located on Los Creek, providing senior water rights to open hay meadows. Timber ridges and open grasslands make up the balance of the ranch acreage. Nestled into 10’s of 1,000’s of public acres and Game Management Unit 67, one of the west’s best limited big game hunting units. The ranch acreage provides access to coveted Landowner Preference tags, granting special hunting tags. This big game unit has historically supported outstanding elk, mule deer and antelope populations, accented by bighorn sheep and a quickly growing moose herds. The Los Creek Ranch offers complete facilities, sitting at a spectacular 9,100’ in elevation, providing cool summers, colorful mountain falls, and white winters. The ranches off-grid improvements enhance a secure and complete lifestyle while living in a spectacular part of Colorado. The ranch acreage and amenities are a gateway for generations of adventures. In addition to the world-class big game hunting the ranch is adjacent to miles upon miles of exceptional public trout streams, one of which is the famous upper Cochetopa Creek, located just minutes out the front gate. For the younger family members, friends, and the lake fishing enthusiast, just out the gate are two exceptional public lakes, the Upper and Lower Dome Lakes. These two adjacent live water opportunities are just a few of the region’s offerings providing some of the finest alpine trout fishing. Outside of the ranch, the adventures continue with virtually limitless access to miles of OHV trails, backcountry Horseback adventures, and wilderness peak hikes. The improvements on the ranch are well done, well cared for, and strategically located. Offering a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with an attached 2-car garage, a guest/bunkhouse, heated shop with 12’ doors and office, 2 insulated horse stalls, and dry covered storage for hay/farm equipment and toys. The ranch improvements offer a piped delivery on irrigation water. Gated pipe irrigated hay meadow, ranch entry gates, quality fencing, and meadow windmill. Topped off with great views and usable grounds. Los Creek Ranch is a well-cared for, well-located piece of the mountain west. Offering privacy, access, views, proximity and unparalleled recreation.
$2,495,000  •  165.4 acres
Completely surrounded by National Forest land and bordered by wilderness on one side, the Oleo Ranch near Lake City, Colorado is a mountain resort without peers. Fully operational as an off-grid property with a main ranch house, bunkhouse, and seven roomy rentable cabins, Oleo Ranch has a fabulous reputation among guests, many of whom return year after year. Located squarely in the heart of some of the best hunting and fishing in Colorado, the Oleo Ranch is well-positioned to maintain its coveted reputation for customer satisfaction for generations to come. Situated at 10,500 feet between Slumgullion and Spring Creek Passes, Oleo Ranch occupies 165.4± acres of mountain meadows, aspen groves, spruce forest and riparian lands bordering Cebolla Creek. The creek itself is one of the ranch’s finest natural assets, as it offers 1.5 miles of excellent small stream fishing for wild brook and brown trout that grow up to 16 inches, with many in the 10- to 13-inch class. Cebolla Creek boasts excellent water quality and a huge aquatic insect base that keeps its trout fat and happy. Both beginning and experienced fly fishers will find much to love about Cebolla Creek. In addition, 5 small ponds have been developed along the creek that can support larger trout, some of which reach trophy proportions. Oleo Ranch is also a natural corridor for enough trophy big game to excite even the most jaded of hunters. With the abundant water on the ranch, the property is a magnet for elk, mule deer and moose. Rare indeed is the day when one or all of these species is not seen on the ranch. Oleo Ranch is located within Unit 66 and very near Unit 76, both of which are limited draw units renowned for trophy elk. A very limited season is available for moose in these units, but the moose population is thriving, and hunting opportunities are certain to increase in coming years. Accommodations on the ranch have been designed to maximize the wilderness setting and experience. Eight log cabins are scattered throughout the property, and range from 800 to 1,200 square feet, and can accommodate from 4 to 12 guests each. Electricity does not exist on the ranch, but all lighting, heating, and refrigeration are propane-powered. This makes Oleo Ranch a perfect place to literally and figuratively unplug, a feature it uses to the best advantage for those seeking a retreat from the stress of civilization. Recreational opportunities surrounding the ranch are legion. Wildlife photography and fishing on the ranch can occupy full days by themselves, but with National Forest in every direction, the possibilities multiply exponentially. Fabulous public fishing is available just a short drive to the south on the Rio Grande, and to the north, on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. OHV riding is legendary on the Alpine Loop, about 30 minutes away, and secondary trails are available almost on the doorstep of the ranch. Hiking and horseback trails reach from the ranch directly to the neighboring La Garita Wilderness, which offers incredible solitude, mountaineering among many high Thirteeners, and one Fourteener, 14,014-foot San Luis Peak. In addition, the famed Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail wind just south of the ranch. Of course, fall photography when the aspen blaze is second to none, and the complete absence of light pollution makes the ranch one of the finest dark sky locations in the United States for astronomical viewing. In the winter, the ranch is located directly on a groomed snowmobile trail system that spreads over 100 miles on both sides of the Continental Divide. The charming small mountain towns of Lake City and Creede are just down Highway 149, 17 miles and 36 miles away, respectively. Both offer dining, artisans, medical centers, Victorian architecture, and rich mining history. The Creede Repertory Theatre is world-renowned, and Lake City is the hub of the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway that accesses some of the most spectacular country in the Lower 48. At M4 Ranch Group, we believe that the Oleo Ranch is a unique find. Off-grid and yet comfortable, private and yet accessible, the Oleo Ranch blends with its beautiful San Juan Mountains setting perfectly. It could further be developed into an amazing fishing and hunting resort, a family or corporate retreat, a wilderness base camp or simply be kept as it is. If you’ve forgotten the beauty of a place that simply works with its surroundings rather than against them, we’d love to introduce you to such a special place at the Oleo Ranch.
$3,450,000  •  923.55 acres
At Red Hawk Ranch, high in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, you’ll not only be “away from it all”, but also “above it all”. This 923-acre wilderness ranch for sale boasts sweeping views of the magnificent Ohio Creek Valley that will be shared only by you and the eagles. If you’re interested in having your nearest neighbors be elk, mule deer, black bears and lush meadows of wildflowers, Red Hawk Ranch is the wilderness hunting retreat of your dreams. The healthy sub-alpine forests and meadows that dominate Red Hawk Ranch create prime habitat for mule deer and elk that favor living just below treeline for much of the year. At an average elevation of more than 10,000 feet, the property receives abundant moisture that feeds ten or more springs and ponds on the property, guaranteeing that animals won’t need to travel away from the ranch to find water. Furthermore, the heavy stands of dark timber composed of spruce and fir, intermixed with meadows of lush native grasses and aspen, meet the needs of wildlife for shelter and food. In short, Red Hawk Ranch is in the midst of high-country big game habitat at its finest. The hunting possibilities of Red Hawk Ranch are as plentiful as its alpine vistas. Large mule deer roam the property with regularity, and bucks have been taken here that score over 200 on the Boone and Crockett scale, topping out at 243. Impressive elk herds also frequent the ranch and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest, which nearly surrounds the property. The ranch qualifies for over-the-counter elk tags and landowner deer tags. Black bears are plentiful here as well and further enhance the big game hunting opportunities. With these assets in place, the prospects of operating Red Hawk Ranch as a private or commercial hunting retreat are outstanding. A massive 3,045± square foot lodge serves as headquarters for this magnificent property. It includes four bedrooms, full kitchen, storage garage and a vaulted great room filled with trophy mounts. Spectacular high country views can be enjoyed from its large deck. Red Hawk Ranch is a fully “turn-key” property, with all furnishings, big game mounts, equipment, vehicles and tools included in the sale. The lodge is entirely off-grid, powered by a solar system with generator backup. Water comes from a gravity-feed system from a spring on the property. A barn and storage cabin are also present on the fully-fenced acreage. Hunting is the prime attraction of this property, but jeeping and hiking are natural fits in the summertime, too. Photographic opportunities abound, with great views of nearby Mount Whetstone, Carbon Peak, Mount Axtell, all of which rise in excess of 12,000 feet. Wildflower-lovers will literally have a field day here in the summer. World-renowned fly-fishing opportunities exist on the Gunnison, East and Taylor Rivers, each within an hour’s drive. The ranch is accessible by snowmobile in the winter, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ski touring are ideal ways to enjoy the solitude of winter. The downhill ski resort of Crested Butte is 50 minutes away, and the college town of Gunnison and its airport are 30 minutes away. The ranch also maintains nearly 100% of the mineral rights which will transfer to the new owner.
M4 Ranch Group

Dan & Michael Murphy
201 Gunnison Ave
Lake City, CO 81235

Office: 970-944-4444
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