Dan & Michael Murphy


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$4,999,000  •  680 acres
Courthouse Peak Ranch is a stunning off-grid hunting property. The ranch consists of 680± acres and spans 1.7 miles long and 1 mile wide on the west end. The views off the cabin porch are second to none, with the San Juan Mountains in your face with 10- 13 thousand-foot peaks and Sneffels standing at over 14,000 feet. This ranch has been in the family since it was initially homesteaded back in 1888 and preserved through conservation for future generations. The two-bedroom log cabin with loft can sleep up to 20 people and is the end of the road where no one else can have access and located within two air miles of Cimarron Mountain Club. As you make your way through the ranch, you'll go from the thick oaks that offer tons of feed for the elk, Mule deer, and bears, up to the staggering aspen groves, several creeks, and ponds flowing throughout the property, offering some of the best habitats in the West. Located in Unit 65, this property qualifies for landowner tags annually with two applications in which you could draw several Mule deer tags. Elk is "Over the Counter" for archery second and third seasons. As the season progresses, you'll see several herds throughout the ranch, a main migration of the Cimarron Mountains. Elk hunting on the ranch is nothing short of phenomenal; big bulls up to 350 class have been taken off the ranch. This property is a wildlife sanctuary. Don't discount the bear hunting; several world-class black bears find their way through, with some tipping the scale at over 500 pounds. Courthouse Peak Ranch is located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado, which offers excellent amenities from the regional airport with flights to Denver, Dallas, and Houston daily, hospital, and all the shopping you could desire. Call us today for a tour of this fantastic property.
$12,495,000  •  35 acres
The Red Bridge Ranch Estate is an outstanding 35± acre luxury estate nestled in the Animas Valley near the quintessential mountain town of Durango, Colorado. The area is steeped in history from ancestors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Utes, and the Spanish conquistadors. The 19th century brought ranching and agriculture back along with modern movie making such as the 1969 western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. The owners paid tribute to the history of the valley in planning and building the Red Bridge Ranch Estate. No expense was spared in the design of the estate and its grounds. A powerful team of designers took their individual specialties to the limit. The home has been featured in Luxe Interior Design, praising its ability to merge outdoor and indoor living, quoting, “Colorado home puts a vivid spin on Western Style”. Architect Adam Garner described the home this way: “A 40-acre family compound in the Animas River Valley, this sprawling mountain modern lodge is located along the edge of a Creek. Designed for indoor-outdoor living the home has grand entertaining spaces, multiple access points to the many covered porches and terraces. The central great room has high vaulted ceilings with tall windows and a locally sourced stone fireplace. A loft overlooks this space and serves as the entrance to three upper floor en-suite bedrooms with elevator access. Although grand in scale, there are also many smaller, intimate spaces to feel at home, a cozy den and lounge area, and an informal breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen. The master suite is a secluded retreat on the main floor with its own covered porch and lavish master spa with views of the mountains beyond. The Saloon has a vaulted ceiling, a river rock fireplace, and an old west-style bar. A self-contained caretaker’s cottage is located over the four-car garage and has convenient, secure access to the main house through the service wing. The homes take advantage of the views, setting, and proximity to the canal…a true retreat. The outdoors also played a strong role in the design–it’s ever-present through 16 sets of glass doors and folding walls that open to porches, patios, balconies and covered living areas. “There are a lot of ways to get outside. This house really lends itself to an open flow,” Gardner says, adding that the dwelling’s outstretched wings establish a dialogue between indoor and outdoor space. “The wings pull you in and draw you out,” he explains”. Landscape designer Lorain McGlothlin, in turn, built walkways that encircle the house through stacked-stone beds planted with deer and elk resistant perennials such as lavender and coneflower, mixed with shrubs and aspen trees. Interior designer Julie Massucco Kliener took her designs from the incredible sunrises and sunsets and the owners' love for colors along with incorporating the region’s wild west mindset and Native American spirit. The exterior attributes of the estate are just as stunning as the home. You enter the ranch over a red bridge, thus the name, and go down a tree-lined drive opening to a beautiful estate. Giant cottonwoods, running water, numerous ponds, fencing, impressive horse barn with indoor stalls, living quarters above, and exercise area with stunning views of the estate. There are numerous outdoor living areas to enjoy, a firepit, and a tennis court with a viewing deck. The land is filled with the sounds of nature. You may hear a bugling bull elk from the significant elk herd that calls the ranch home, with knee-deep grasses, protected benches, and running springs, it is easy to understand why. The ranch has .25cfs of water rights out of the Ambold Ditch No. 2 for irrigation, recreation, piscatorial, and filling of ponds. Red Bridge Ranch Estate pays respect to its old west roots and comfortably lays in a modern contemporary ranch house blended with landscapes of ranch life and modern amenities, giving a perfect tranquil lifestyle.
$2,795,000  •  44.36 acres
Mountain River Retreat is a very rare find in the alpine west, comprised of 44.36± acres located near Lake City, Colorado in Hinsdale County, said to be “the most remote county in the lower 48 states.” The front door is a short jump to Lake San Cristobal, the state’s second largest natural lake. The property has year-round access off what is said to be the west’s “most scenic byway’, The Alpine Loop. Nestled in the Lake Fork River Valley with direct access to three renowned 4wd mountain passes; Cinnamon, Engineer, and Stoney Pass, as well as the historic ghost towns of Sherman, Animas Forks, and Carson townsites. The virtually unlimited trails in the immediate area provide direct access to the mountain west’s spectacular assets. Fronted by 34,000± acres of the wilderness study area and backed by over 2,000,000 acres of public lands, the lifetime of adventure is literally out the front and back door. The property backs up to public land which includes a gorgeous section of the Lake Fork River and a crystal-clear fishing pond. The home is nestled in the trees with plenty of deck space and inspiring, awesome views. The front deck over the entryway is partially covered with views of the sprawling wooded areas. The back deck overlooks a magnificent valley and pond. The 2,338± square foot Swedish Log Cope Cabin is in the perfect location, from the extreme privacy overlooking 14,000-foot peaks to the Lake Fork River running through. The home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, which includes 2 owner suites. The large logs give the cabin the presence of a grand mountain retreat. The living and kitchen are open to each other with both offering large windows to bring the forest up close giving you a true mountain experience. The property offers a private trout lake and is accented with aspens, pines, cottonwoods. The mountain meadow off the front deck is continuously home to Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Beavers, Bears, and Mountain Lions. The best terms that describe this mountain paradise are privacy, views, live water, and wildlife.
$11,400,000  •  3,781.14 acres
North Mountain Ranch is 3,778.49± deeded acres located in San Miguel County, 31± miles west of Telluride and 12± miles southwest of Norwood, Colorado, and sits near the north boundary of the Mckenna Peak Wilderness Area. Located in GMU 70, North Mountain Ranch may be one of the strongest elk hunting ranches M4 Ranch Group has had the opportunity to market. The unit is comprised of 871,086 acres of which are 30% private, 70% public, 16% USFS, 49% BLM, and 5% state lands. The ranch qualifies and is in the landowner participation program. The ranch’s large tract of deeded acres is fronted by Dry Creek State Wildlife Area, totaling over 2,220± acres. The ranch is not under conservation easement, though it is fronted by lands that are protected from future development being under conservation easements. North Mountain Ranch is home to 9 distinct drainages, numerous ponds, and lakes. There is a spectacular variety of terrain and fauna, from the cool wetland bottoms to the lush aspen forest, and protein-rich oak brush all make this ranch the perfect home to very large numbers of elk. There are substantial elk populations that reside on the ranch throughout the summer and fall months. Offering year-round access with size, terrain, and habitat as well as an exceptional hunting lodge with 4-bedrooms 3-bathrooms, built-in 2016 coupled with a 36’X45’ equipment accessories barn, equipped with a walk-in cooler. While the ranch has direct electricity, it is greatly enhanced with a new substantial solar system and a 1,500-gallon spring-fed cistern with direct gravity feed water pressurizing the home to 40 psi with no pumps. Recreational access to Southwest Colorado out of North Mountain Ranch is exceptional. There are miles of 4wd trails into the San Juan National Forest, and outstanding fishing for Rainbow, Cutbows, Browns, and Snake River Cutthroat trout, as well as an exceptional Colorado Crawfish population, can be found in the neighboring 405± acres of Miramonte Reservoir. Just a short drive from the ranch is Telluride, Colorado. Telluride Ski Resort has been a top-ranking ski destination in North America for many years. Along with its outstanding skiing is the quaint town itself with great restaurants and shops. Telluride is a year-round destination with festivals and events throughout the year.
$8,500,000  •  204.12 acres
A private estate nestled in the heart of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, surrounded by acres of pristine, natural beauty and breathtaking views. The Chateau is currently being run as a wedding venue but is going on the market as a private single-family residence. The Chateau is an incredible offering with a 14,396± square foot residence, two outdoor cascading hot tubs with bathroom and kitchen facilities, a huge lookout deck providing spectacular views of the valley and a private lake, paved road and parking area, storage building, beautiful stone patios, and several balconies, and an attached 2-bedroom caretakers apartment. Chateau in the Pines exudes refined elegance with the rustic, natural elements of Southwest Colorado, all sitting on its own private 204± acre parcel providing majestic views, incredible wildlife, and serenity we are all looking for. The Estate includes 8 guest suites that can accommodate up to 36 people. Family and friends can gather in the many common areas to enjoy games, drinks, or just a nice conversation by the fire. The bedrooms are located on the main and second levels of the residence. The rooms are uniquely named and decorated after places around the world. The estate offers so many refined spaces to enjoy. The main level has two separate dining areas, a huge living room complete with a grand fireplace, commercial kitchen, bar, and sitting area, 4 suites, and several entrances to the outside patios. The upper level has 4 suites, office space, and storage. The lower level is filled with entertaining space, a spa with treatment rooms, a sauna, and a workout space, a large temperature-controlled wine cellar, complete with a wine tasting table, a conference room/office, a pool table, and a large game/tv area, and access to caretaker’s apartment. The entrance to the Chateau is just as grand as the residence. You enter through a gated entry and start your slow beautiful climb up to the Chateau. You travel a short way on a gravel road and then turn into the Chateau’s private drive, which is paved. The road is tree-lined with beautiful, fenced grounds and lots of pastures and pines. Once you reach the top of the driveway you have a very large, paved parking area and a paved road around the Chateau. The views are stunning all around. The grounds are landscaped with the hot tub area and viewing deck to the left of the Chateau and a fire pit set up to the right of the Chateau. The Chateau is located a short drive from the town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Located in the rugged San Juan Mountains and vast areas of National Forest. The San Juan River runs through the town, with its generous trout population, making for great fishing experiences. Wolf Creek Ski area is located just northwest of the town, known for its large snow and family-friendly atmosphere. Pagosa Springs offers tons of amenities plus an airport and medical facility. Pagosa Springs is most famous for its geothermal hot springs, located right in the middle of town.
$3,995,000  •  3,174.78 acres
Central Colorado Hunting and Recreational Ranch at its finest with nearly 7 miles of trout stream, abounding buffalo herds, and snow-capped peaks. As the buffalo roll across the tundra for miles, everywhere you turn is a million-dollar view. It does not matter if you are an avid sportsman, or rancher, this ranch has opportunities for all. The 3,174.78± deeded acres and additional 486± land-locked state lease acres are an outdoorsman's paradise with over 7 miles of live water making this one of the best fishing havens in Central Colorado. The South Fork South Platte River is a tributary of the South Platte River, approximately 45 miles long. It is located near the headwaters of the South Platte in Park County, Colorado, and drains part of the intermontane grassland basin of South Park. It forms the South Platte by its confluence with the Middle Fork of the South Platte River in southern South Park. The ranch has excellent perimeter fencing with cross fencing. The ranch has roads built throughout the borders of the property, making access throughout the ranch easy and assessable. The mixture between the buffalo herds, the significant elk migration, breathtaking views, and miles of trout stream provide the name Little Yellowstone Ranch. Located in game management unit 50, this unit is well known for producing quality elk with the genetics and phenomenal feed that property and area offers and the solitude to grow mature bulls. The ranch qualifies for several landowner tags. Do not underestimate the trophy potential of the Mule deer and pronghorn antelope either, this ranch has it all! Other species found on the ranch include elk, mule deer, bobcats, mountain lion and waterfowl from various types of ducks and geese. Fishing on Little Yellowstone Ranch encompasses over 4 miles of the South Fork South Platte and roughly 3 miles of 4 Mile Creek running through the ranch. There will be no running out of fishing spots on the ranch and filling your soul with that much-needed TUG therapy; fish species include Brook, Rainbow, and Brown Trout. Improvements on the ranch include a 2,064± square foot newly remodeled farmhouse with large, covered porches, 740± square foot detached garage, 622± square foot guest cabin, 540± square foot guest cabin, several historical barns, and state of the art working facility for Buffalo. Located 17 miles from downtown Fairplay, Colorado, this 3,174.78± acre ranch is in the heart of everything recreation from ATVing, snowmobiling, bike riding, and "Monarch Ski Area” close by. The ranch is just under a two-hour drive to Colorado Springs or Denver. Fairplay offers a wide array of amenities, including restaurants, retail shopping, hardware stores, hotels, event center, museums, and libraries. Little Yellowstone Ranch provides an untouched combination of recreational opportunities, ranching legacy, and quality improvements that are unmatched anywhere. Call M4 Ranch Group for a tour of this magnificent property.
$1,500,000  •  98 acres
Located 8 miles from the city of Montrose, Colorado, the Ranger Road Ranch provides a rare opportunity for buyers and easy access to stores, restaurants, and the regional airport located inside the city limits. The ranch sits in a valley allowing privacy from neighbors. The amazingly rural feeling western ranch has two ponds that encompass 1.5± acres and possesses roughly 2,504± feet of the Happy Canyon Creek that runs through the middle of the ranch. The ranch owns an impressive 50 shares from the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association. According to GIS mapping, the 98± acres have approximately 51.74± in irrigated acres. Irrigation is done throughout the ranch with gated pipe. The ranch is currently being leased for cattle and has 8 separate pastures that are separated by game fencing. The ranch offers a barn and corrals. The historical ranch house was built in 1925 and holds much of its original history. It truly gives the ‘Wild West’ ranch feeling to all who step inside. The quaint 2,226± square foot home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 living spaces. The property does come with a second domestic water tap to build a newer structure. Ranger Ranch Road falls in GMU 62 which is 70% publicly owned for hunting and recreation. Unit 62 spans over 1,249± square miles and covers four counties, Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray. The property is primarily fenced in, game fencing, and was a working elk ranch with the previous owner. This is a location full of possibility and growth within the beautiful Montrose area. The ranch lies only 35± miles away from the mountain town of Ouray, Colorado. Ouray provides a large number of recreational opportunities from hiking some of Colorado’s beautiful 14,000-foot peaks to driving some of the most beautiful mountain passes in the state. It is also home to the Ouray Hot Springs and the Million Dollar Highway. In the winter, the town offers one of the largest ice climbing hubs in the state.
$950,000  •  45 acres
Located in one of the premier recreational locations in Southwest Colorado, the historical property of Buckhorn Lodge was built in 1959 and represents a deep history of recreation and enjoyment of the land. The Buckhorn Lodge encompasses 45± acres and is located six miles away from Groundhog Reservoir and is connected to miles of off-road trails. Buckhorn Lodge falls inside the county of Dolores and is accessible by County Road 31. The property is on the corner of three hunting units allowing hunting access to units 711, 70, and 71. All three units are primarily public property, the lowest unit percentage being 711 at 63% publicly owned, and the highest being 71 at 81% publicly owned. Buckhorn Lodge offers four surface ponds measuring approximately 2.17± acres of surface water on the property. Disappointment Creek runs through the property and the deck of the lodge overlooks the beautiful Disappointment Valley. The property is approximately an hour’s drive to the towns of Cortez, Dolores, and Telluride. The property itself has seven cabins, a 2,586± square foot main lodge, a 740± square foot recreation building, an 80± square-foot horse barn, and a 458± square foot storage building. The property has a well, electric, three septic tanks, its own propane tanks, and a 5,000 gallon in groundwater cistern tank. Buckhorn Lodge is a recreation and hunter’s haven that is full of developmental potential.
$745,000  •  64.45 acres
Sitting 22 miles east of Montrose, Colorado near Blue Mesa Reservoir is the Little Cimarron Ranch. The Little Cimarron Creek transverses throughout the ranch’s borders. Encompassing 65± acres with a varied topography of meadowed bottoms, giant old-growth cottonwoods, and pine trees. Utilities are near, well and septic are required. Offering year-round access, up to 4 building envelopes, and tremendous views of the Big Blue Wilderness Area. The Cimarron, CO land for sale has been replated for a 4-lot subdivision or could be left as a stand-alone ranch. Convenient to endless ATV trails, whitewater kayaking, boating, and fishing. Owner financing available to qualified buyers.
$4,300,000  •  3,249.11 acres
Rock House Ranch is in the southwest corner of Colorado close to the rural community of Cahone, Colorado. Cortez is 25 miles to the south, providing amenities of shopping, restaurants, a hospital, and a regional airport. This part of Colorado is known for its vast Native American history. Many of the surrounding lands contain remnants of past Native American cultures living throughout the land centuries ago. Rock House Ranch is no exception to this, the 3,249.11± acres holds beauty from the past and opportunities for the future. Still standing on the ranch today is a historic stone house used as a stagecoach stop. The ranch is vacant land except for a hay storage barn, has a seasonal spring (not currently filed on), mostly fenced with 3 strand barbwire, and roads throughout the ranch. The ranch has grazing and hunting opportunities. Elevations on the ranch range from 6,400 feet to 6,600 feet, and the southwest corner of the ranch borders public land. Topographies vary from flat dry land to canyons of pinons, sagebrush, natural grass meadows, and beautiful rock formations. Rock House Ranch is Game Management Unit 72. On the higher end of successful mule deer hunts in Colorado, Unit 72 boasts a certain exclusivity since the percentage of public land available for hunting is less than 30 percent. Mule deer tags are reserved for buck hunting only and are valid for Units 72 and 73. Nestled in the southwestern corner of Colorado, bounded on the west by the Utah border and on the south by the New Mexico border, Unit 72 is a hunting destination that can be taken on by any hunter. Being that the physical demands of this unit are not the most extreme, Unit 72 provides an enjoyable hunting experience for those that may not be able to maneuver the rugged areas. However, the unit does have its more challenging areas for those that are seeking out that kind of hunt. Public land hunting is limited to the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, which is in the northern half of the unit. The Southern Ute Indian Reservation comprises the majority of the southern portion of the unit and prohibits hunting. The ranch is surrounded by many different types of activities and agriculture. To the north is Dove Creek, Colorado known as “one of the pinto bean capitals of the world”. Further to the west is Utah, with Canyonlands National Park. To the south of the ranch are many archaeological sites to explore, with the most famous being Mesa Verde National Park. With the central location to many activities and hunting, put this ranch on your must-see list.
$16,000,000  •  2,214.58 acres
Introducing 2,214.58± meticulous kept acreage, bordering 6,200± acres of USFS lands, 600± acres of habitat enhancement, 9± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, 31± miles of secondary roads, erosion mitigation, no conservation easement, seasonal senior water rights, stunning wildlife, and an exceptional luxury estate creates a ranch offering rarely seen in the ranching world, this is “Taylor Canyon Ranch”. Pagosa Springs, Colorado, located in Archuleta County is steeped in western history, starting with its name Pagosa (a Ute word meaning “healing or boiling water”). In the 1970’s Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County became a haven for land developers. The county offered what hungry land seekers wanted, panoramas of mountains, forest, streams, and large open acreage. Taylor Canyon Ranch encompasses 2,215± deeded acres of exceptional well-maintained land. The ranch has 600± acres under habitat enhancement with exceptional restoration work, totaling over 30 years of aggressive efforts. An estimated 10,000 stumps have been removed from turn of the century clear cuts. Washout and erosion points have been mitigated on a huge portion of the ranch. These efforts have paid off creating a national park-like setting, attracting an abundance of different wildlife making the ranch their home. Hundreds of resident elk, mule deer, and turkey can be found throughout the ranch. Also, some black bear, mountain lion, and eagles. The ranch’s topography is made up of varying elevations from 6,800 ft. to almost 8,000 ft. This sprawling ranch gives you an accumulation of meadows, forests, ponds, and springs. There are 11.5 cfs of senior seasonal water rights, 9± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, and 31± miles of secondary roads. Picnic tables and fire pits have been strategically placed throughout the ranch to enjoy picnics and barbeques while capturing stunning mountain sunsets and sunrise views. Ten different mountain peaks can be seen from within the ranch borders with elevations ranging from 11,289 to 12,769 feet, which is spectacular. The ranch borders 6,200± acres of USFS lands, is in GMU 771, has no conservation easement, is fenced on three sides, and is under Ag status with the forestry program: all attributes of an outstanding Colorado ranch property. Improvements on Taylor Canyon Ranch include a unique luxury 10,308± square foot main home. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an apartment with its own entrance, several living areas, an office, a theater room, and a large second-floor balcony. The home is serviced by underground utilities, including a 6-inch waterline, which is a rarity on a mountain property. With too many upgrades on this home to list, a home tour is a must. The ranch offers two additional homes and a large workshop. Taylor Canyon Ranch is a short 15 minutes from Pagosa Springs. Pagosa Springs offers shopping, restaurants, an airport, a hospital, and its famous hot springs. Wolf Creek Ski Area is located 31± miles from Pagosa Springs, offering some of the largest snow totals in the state. South of the ranch is the New Mexico border and Navajo State Park, providing a lake experience for great fishing and water sports. The whole area is filled with outdoor activities to enjoy. Call M4 Ranch Group today and let them help you with your dream of owning a Colorado ranch. Start your legacy today.
$2,600,000  •  206 acres
Bull Basin Ranch sits in the world-renowned recreational hub of Mesa County Colorado, home to almost every western recreational opportunity the mountains and deserts of America have to offer. From your backyard, you have the Grand Mesa paradise with both winter and summer recreation hosting hundreds of alpine lakes, miles of trails, and excellent big game hunting. The ranch encompasses 206± acres with varying terrain. Timbered ridges, oak brush flats, three lakes, 8.39 cfs of water rights, 23.2-acre-feet of storage rights, and an off-grid cabin make Bull Basin Ranch the perfect end of the road mountain retreat property. The cabin is 2,310± square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. It can accommodate up to 14 comfortably. The cabin is on propane with a generator, although electricity can be brought to the property. The lower level of the cabin has a nice living area with a wood stove, kitchen, den, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and has access to a covered wrap-around porch and upper deck stairs. The upper level has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living area with a wood stove, and access to a large deck. The property also has a 3-car garage to hold all your mountain toys and is set up for horses with a corral and stables. A well-placed fire pit area with seating is placed in front of the cabin to enjoy the gorgeous views and starry skies. Bull Basin Ranch is located in Big Game Unit 421, which is comprised of 317,125± acres, and the ranch is backed into USFS public lands in the Grand Mesa National Forest totaling 247,124± acres. Bull Basin Ranch is located approximately an hour from Grand Junction and 30 minutes from Powderhorn Ski Resort.
$2,899,000  •  2,042 acres
Mesa Verde Ranch encompasses 7,217± acres; 2,042± deeded acres, 4,700± BLM leased acres, and 475± state leased acres. For the size and price point, Mesa Verde Ranch offers the avid outdoors enthusiast hunting opportunities like no other ranch on the market today. The ranch is ideally located in Southwest Colorado. The ranch has several sources of water, such as seasonal ponds. The property boasts prime deer, elk, and bear habitat. With minimal public ground, relatively mild winters, excellent genetics, good feed, and water sources, it is no wonder why there are so many trophy caliber animals in the immediate area. The Southwest Colorado elk hunting ranch offers potential income in areas of grazing leases, hunting leases, and conservation. Mesa Verde Ranch offers excellent hunting opportunities for deer, elk, turkey, and bear from the beginning of archery season through the last rifle season. There is an excellent mix of cover, meadows, topography, and water sources, which makes this property the perfect sanctuary for wildlife. Located in Game Management Unit 73, which is renowned for big elk and mule deer, the ranch qualifies for the LPP (landowner preference program) for mule deer vouchers, it has several OTC (over-the-counter) options for elk licenses too. Mesa Verde Ranch is one of the best mule deer hunting properties in the state, every year as fall and winter sets in it pushes these giant monarchs out of the national park right through the property. The ranch consists of mountainous land that spans from the valley floor and climbs up to nearly bordering Mesa Verde National Park. The massive landscape blocks public access to 4,700± more acres of public hunting, where only two other ranches can access it. Mesa Verde National Park grows giants with over 53,000 acres of no hunting pressure, which has the perfect habitat to grow those monster muleys. Unit 73 is a mecca for giant elk and Mule Deer, with the agriculture and high-country ground being the hub for growing those giant antlers. With easy access to Cortez for all its amenities, Mesa Verde Ranch checks all the boxes. Contact M4 Ranch Group today to learn more about this Southwest Colorado elk hunting ranch.
$3,850,000  •  1,476 acres
Muy Grande Ranch is by far one of the most amazing ranches in southwest Colorado, every year the ranch has several deer in the 200 class, and bulls in the 380 class that call this ranch home. The nearly untouched property has been sanctified, as the owners have built this into a hunting MECCA. Several meadows have been planted with high country alfalfa giving the wildlife what they need to grow some of the biggest antlers across the board. Muy Grande Ranch encompasses 1476± deeded acres, and 657± acres of a state recreational lease with no public access, giving you nearly all of Rice Mountain to control and grow gigantic Mule Deer. The ranch has captured several mule deer bucks on camera up to the 220s. The ranch has seen over a dozen giant bulls in bachelor groups in the meadows and has managed the ranch for some of the best quality you could ever find. Only three mule deer have been taken off the ranch in 20 years, and they have all been giants. Also, do not discount the Black Bears; several Boone and Crocket bears frequent the property and can push 500± pounds on the scale. Other visitors to the ranch are elk, Merriam Turkey, bobcats, mountain lion, and grouse. Muy Grande Ranch has springs and stock tanks throughout the property. Spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range and be found throughout the ranch’s vast topography of tall pines and lush meadows. Bordering 87,000± acres of state and federal land, situated in central Colorado at the end of a road behind three locked gates, giving you the privacy, an outstanding hunting property requires. Just a short drive to Canon City or Colorado Springs for all your amenities. This is a rare opportunity to own an unbelievably beautiful Colorado Mountain Ranch. Contact M4 Ranch Group to learn more about this amazing piece of land for sale in Canon City, Colorado.
$1,250,000  •  156 acres
Breathtaking and unique ranch located at the end of a road beyond a locked gate for the ultimate in peace and quiet. This beautiful 156± acre ranch has two year-round creeks, Shaw Creek, and West Fork of Shaw Creek. The ranch is bordered by forest service land on three sides. Resident populations of trophy elk, trophy mule deer, bears, mountain lions, turkeys, and an occasional moose call this area home. There is a great rock firepit outside of the home for cool evenings. The 100+ year-old homestead cabin was remodeled in 2010 to give it new life and class. A complete solar system was installed, and the property is also serviced by backup generators for the well and propane for heat. Completely off-grid. A domestic well services the property with watering for up to an acre and all domestic livestock.
$9,950,000  •  8,200 acres
The Suckla Ranch is a true cowboy cattle operation ranch. Located in Disappointment Valley in Southwest Colorado, about 65 miles from Telluride, Colorado. The ranch is strategically placed throughout its 8,200± deeded acres and its 81,133± leased acres of forest service and BLM land, making for a highly successful operation. The ranch holds the sole permits on the forest service and BLM acreage, which is a rarity and asset to the ranch operations. The ranch’s vast acreage is made up of various topographies giving way to good winter and summer operating climates. It is approximately 15 miles from the winter camp in Disappointment Valley to the summer camp on the Glades, San Juan National Forest. The cattle are trailed to summer and winter range but never leave the ranch property, so no trucking is ever needed. The operations of the ranch have been skillfully thought out, leading to 60 years of good ranching. The calves are processed on the winter range when they come off the summer permit then weighed on the ranch scales and shipped out or weaned. If you choose to wean the calves there is a weaning fence between the fields, creating less stress on the calves. The ranch can be run by two good hands and occasional day help, making the cost per head much lower than most ranching operations. The corral work is done at a central location from branding in the spring to weighing and shipping calves in the fall. The acreage includes some irrigated land. The irrigated land surrounding the corrals is critical in this operation. The water comes from Disappointment Creek and is good until early July, giving the ranch one cutting of hay, approximately 300 round bales, and good pasture for the fall. The ranch is comprised of enough acreage that you never have to feed cows as there is enough pasture to graze. Improvements are spread throughout the ranch and leased acreage. The headquarters is in the valley, consisting of a 2,808± square foot ranch house, full RV hookup, 30 x 40 Quonset Shop, 40 x 50 workshop, 84 x 90 combination hay shed – equipment shed – calving stall – tack room, a full set of working corrals, and a pond filled with a good working well. At the working facilities for cattle and the hay fields, improvements in place are a 12 x 20 workers cabin/cook shack, certified set of scales, hydraulic chute, and calf table. In the mountain section of the ranch is a line camp with a 12 x 20 cabin. On the forest permit section of the ranch, where summer operations take place is a 1,326± square foot cabin, and the cabin is privately owned. Additionally, there is a bunkhouse, tack shed, and corrals. Other than the incredible cattle operation of the ranch that is already in place, the ranch offers other opportunities for growth and development. Located in Game Management Units 70 & 711, the ranch has a multitude of wildlife including mule deer, elk, bears, mountain lions, antelope, mountain sheep, and turkey. It also has bald eagles and wild horses for great viewing experiences. Giving way to other income operations such as hunting and recreational ventures. Recreational opportunities around the ranch are plentiful. The Dolores River is nearby, Telluride is 65 miles away with festivals in the summer and world-class skiing in the winter, Canyonlands National Park is not far for hours of hiking and ATVing. The sweet spot of the ranch is the very private setting, a cowboy way of life. Call M4 Ranch Group today for your private showing.
$4,500,000  •  713.52 acres
Pitman Cherry Creek Ranch consists of 713.52± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased land and is backed into over 2,100± limited access BLM public acres. The ranch is nestled in Cherry Creek basin and sits beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. With 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, the ranch is benefited by both irrigation and recreation water rights. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is reportedly the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango, Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year-round access, located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with a roping arena and great horse pasture. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat; terrain, water, and feed providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk and Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Ski Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The Ranch is greatly benefited by its proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure, city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access.
$1,250,000  •  36 acres
THENDARA – A Native American word for “Gathering Place”. The Thendara Estate is a spectacular 6,706± square foot contemporary home with a detached 3 car garage on 36± acres. The beautiful acreage has diverse topographies, fantastic views, seclusion, lots of wildlife, and easy access to State Highway 50. Located in Southwest Colorado near the Curecanti National Recreation Area, midway between Gunnison and Montrose, Colorado. A short distance from Blue Mesa Lake and Marina, and the entrance to the Black Canyon National Park. The well-designed home lives up to its name “Gathering Place.” Four levels of room to gather, with several entertaining areas and many decks to enjoy the fantastic views and mountain air. We will start with the walk-out basement with its own covered deck. Home to a giant bunkroom, game area, living area, guest bedroom, a full bathroom, and lots of storage areas. Next up is the main floor with tons of entertaining space, a large kitchen, two large eating bars, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, covered deck and hot tub area, and a screened-in deck. The third floor is home to 4 bedrooms with their own ensuites, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, and of course, its own deck. The top floor is set up for two office studios, one bathroom, several storage areas, and top floor views to die for. The exterior of the home has low maintenance vinyl siding, natural landscaping, and a large firepit to enjoy marshmallows and star-filled nights. The detached 3 car garage has room to store all your toys. The Thendara is centrally located for easy day trips to take in many outdoor adventures like fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, 4×4 trails, hiking, biking, local town festivals, wineries, and unique Colorado shopping destinations. Lots of opportunities for this “Gathering Place.” Let your imagination take over, and your dreams come true. Schedule a showing today.
$11,970,000  •  1,582.98 acres
The mighty Rio Grande River is the heart and soul of the Flying W Ranch. This Colorado “River Mountain Ranch” is an exclusive one-of-a-kind property located in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The ranch sits on the western edge of the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine valley in the world. A rarity for river ranches, this ranch includes acreage along both sides of the Rio Grande River. Internal access to both the north and south banks of the river is achieved by way of a unique single-lane steel truss bridge that was formerly a Rio Grande County bridge. Including more than two and one-half (2.5) river miles of the Rio Grande River and more than one and one-half (1.5) creek miles of Pinos Creek, this ranch is a recreational water paradise. The entire 2.5 miles of the Rio Grande River are classified as Colorado Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, a designation for trophy trout waters. Less than 4% of all rivers and streams in Colorado have achieved this lofty Gold Medal status. One of the most unique attributes of the river throughout the ranch is the lake effect section, consisting of over one-half (1/2) mile of the river located along the lower section of the river corridor. This lake effect on the flowing Rio Grande River is caused by the Rio Grande Canal dam/diversion, located just below the lower river corridor property boundary, which holds back the entire width of the river. This provides the opportunity to paddle and row both upstream and downstream due to the slower moving water. Big water! The mighty Rio Grande River flowing through the Flying W Ranch contains the highest river flows of any section of the Rio Grande River in Colorado. The Rio Grande River is the 3rd longest river with headwaters in the United States and is the 20th longest river in the world. This “Grande River” has its headwaters above the Flying W Ranch along the continental divide and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive riparian ecosystem along the river corridor provides the abundant habitat biodiversity needed for aquatic, wildlife, fish and woodland habitats. An abundance of trophy trout along with a multitude of wildlife species are found throughout the ranch. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can often be found grazing or bedded on the ranch. Both bald eagles and golden eagles soar year-round on the ranch along with red-tailed hawks. Other raptors can be viewed seasonally. In the spring, after the snow and ice melt, waterfowl return to nest and hatch their young along the river, creek, slough, and pond waterways. The ranch experiences an annual return of the great blue heron to its rookery located on the lower ranch with over 50 returning blue herons nesting in the cottonwoods along the river. Ducks and geese return to the ranch in significant numbers along with a myriad of small bird species. Spring and fall migrations also provide for the occasional glimpse of both sandhill cranes and great white pelicans. Occasional moose, elk, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx and other species of both big and small game pass through the ranch as well. Abundant surface water rights provide for irrigation of more than 600± acres and provide more than 500± acre-feet of consumptive use water rights. The ranch has more than 15 CFS of surface water rights, of which more than 6 CFS are senior water rights. These priority water rights assure that irrigation water will be available during the entire growing season.
$1,200,000  •  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.
$5,500,000  •  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.
M4 Ranch Group

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

Office: 970-944-4444
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