Dan & Michael Murphy


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$825,000  •  40 acres
Have you been looking for a quiet, secluded, beautiful getaway? We have got you covered. The Ghostwalker Ranch is a beautiful off-grid property that will accommodate you and your guests, giving each their own space. Tucked away in the Ponderosa Pines on 40± acres with outstanding views of Uncompahgre Peak, giving you plenty of space to explore. The ranch is in Game Management Area 66, known for its trophy hunting. Close by is Blue Mesa Reservoir, known for record setting fish, and Cebolla Creek and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison, enjoyed by fly-fisherman from all over the world. Ranch improvements include a 2,120± square foot main home. The home has a beautiful wood-burning fireplace in the open living space, which includes the living, dining, and kitchen. The master suite is located on the main floor, attached to its own bathroom. Also located on the main level is a den with a bar, guest half bath, and a laundry room. The 2nd floor is a huge loft with a half bath. This space can be used for extra sleeping space, office, workout space, studio, or anything you would like. The ranch also has a cute 806± square foot guest home. The guests can enjoy a full kitchen, a living room with a wood-burning stove, 1 bath, and a loft-style bedroom. Both homes have beautiful tongue and groove ceilings and wood floors. Exterior improvements include a nice detached 2 car garage, woodshed, and covered porches for sitting and enjoying the views, sunsets, and wildlife.
$3,200,000  •  342.36 acres
Incredible first time offering of this historic ranch located on the Rio Grande River with senior water rights, 6,225± feet of river frontage, and over 9,500± feet of riverbank. This stunning 342± acre ranch has lush green pastures surrounded and interspersed with mature stands of trees throughout the property for a breathtaking working ranch atmosphere. The Rio Grande (“Big River”) was named “El Rio Bravo del Norte,” or “The Fierce River of the North,” by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. The history of the river is as big as the name and the fish that live within its banks. The river forms as two forks, the North Fork flowing southeasterly from the Rio Grande Reservoir in Hinsdale County along State Highway 149 and the shorter and narrower South Fork flowing from Big Meadows Reservoir in Mineral County along US Highway 160 to their confluence at South Fork, Colorado. On any given day during the irrigation season, Colorado diverts 95 percent or more of the Rio Grande to irrigate the farms and pastures of the San Luis Valley. The water rights on this ranch are mainly through the Raber Ditch which is Priority #73 on the Rio Grande River. The decreed amount is 3.8 cfs total from the Raber and Annie Raber ditches, with 1.4 cfs from the Raber Ditch (priority #73), and 2.4 cfs from the Annie Raber (priority 365). There is also a substantial amount of sub-water and numerous wells on the ranch. WATER GALORE! The property has many improvements, including a 1,500± square foot farmhouse, an older bunkhouse, barns, outbuildings, pens, and corrals for working livestock. If ranch work is not what you are looking for, there is a resident herd of elk that partly calls the ranch home as well as trophy mule deer and a variety of other wildlife species. The ranch currently receives disbursement tags for elk (six in the spring and six in the fall). The ranch is in Unit 79 where much-coveted landowner mule deer tags may be applied for and subsequently sold. Private fishing on the ranch’s more than 9,000± feet of riverbank, in the water where trophy trout and pike abound, is an experience like no other. This property is located within a short 10-minute drive to Del Norte for all your conveniences, and a 30- minute drive to a commercial airport in Alamosa. Also, a short drive from the ranch you can experience 1,600± acres of skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area, known for “The Most Snow in Colorado”. Ranches like the Poage Rio Grande Ranch are what family legacies are made of. The ranch is priced based on a recent and close comparable and is priced to sell quickly. Give M4 Ranch Group a call today.
$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.
$1,279,000  •  7.4 acres
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 1/3 membership at The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club with a spectacular, partly furnished log home located on 7.40± acres with an additional 1/3 interest in 35 acres of deed-restricted ranch land for sale in Lake City. The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club controls a great deal of exceptional hunting on both private and public lands. You have access to over 1,376.69± deeded acres of strategically located ranch land, including one of the West’s finest trout fisheries. The club hosts over 3 miles of the world-famous Lake Fork of the Gunnison River as well as 12 fully stocked and active trout lakes. Emerge yourself in western living with spectacular views of the mountains, crisp mountain air, and a beautiful log cabin and guest cabin on this beautiful piece of land for sale in Lake City. The cabin features an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings with large windows, hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, and tongue-and-groove ceilings. A master bedroom loft suite with a private bath, walk-in closet, office area, and its own deck. There are two additional guest rooms, one on the main floor and another in the walk-out basement accompanied with two more baths. The cabin has 3 living areas, several decks to enjoy the Colorado sunsets, and a 1 car attached garage. The quaint guest cabin has 1 bedroom, 1bath with a loft, located just a short distance from the main cabin. With miles of rivers to fish and a lifetime of outdoor adventure, this is truly a place where family legacies are built. Show up, open the door, fish, hunt, OHV, Climb the five 14,000-foot peaks, snowmobile or jeep the endless off-road access, or even just relax. This property truly represents western Colorado living.
$2,500,000  •  52 acres
Six J’s Ranch can best be described as a live water ranch, centered by the world-famous trout stream, Cebolla Creek, the Six J’s Ranch is enhanced by three cultured trout lakes designed by one of the west top water restoration specialists. From trout stream to spectacular lakes and senior water rights the Six J’s Ranch’s historic footprint has been a huge part of Southern Colorado. The property was a well-known and respected guest ranch, named after the owners six daughters, for decades families called this ranch their part of Colorado. Under new ownership, the ranch has been master-planned, converting this property to the western greatness it was so well known for. Restoring the original name is just a part of its path to greatness, this project has been converted from the ground up, from new utilities and services to hand picking and restoring the historic western accommodations to fulfill its journey into the decades to come. The property is blessed with the natural assets of live water, location, and access, the owner’s goal was to respect the history, redeem and restore the greatness of Six J’s ranch in this outstanding location. From the Lakefront Lodge to the riverfront main home in addition to keeping and preserving 3 of the 17 original guest cabins fit the master plan for building a dream family property. This ranch offers the whole western package, Appropriate and fitting improvements, world-class trout stream, cultured trout lakes, a riverfront main home, and three outstanding guest cabins all coupled with direct access to a lifetime of world-class recreation. The property is still in the process of remodeling.
$4,495,000  •  3,464.03 acres
Priced below appraisal value, the Ridge Ranch is comprised of 3,464± acres of high mountain recreational property located in the picturesque North Fork Valley. Hosting a variety of topographies, the ranch lends itself to outstanding hunting opportunities along with grazing capabilities. Vegetation on the ranch is made up of native mountain grass meadows, sage, oak brush, and higher up with aspen and pine trees. The ranch offers drainages, seeps, springs, and runoff filled ponds, which contribute to the ranch’s vast and varied wildlife. The ranch sits in the well-known game management area, Unit 63, which is known for its exceptional big game. The ranch has a history of a well-managed hunting service and is known for harvesting many bull elk each year. Big Game Unit 63 offers over-the-counter elk tags available for rifle and archery elk seasons, giving way to hunting lease income opportunities for the ranch. Fishing experiences can be made a short distance from the ranch’s borders on the Gunnison River. The ranch is mostly unimproved, currently with no structures. Improvements on the ranch include fencing and water. Cattleman’s Water Pipeline runs through the ranch, giving the owner 10 shares or 5 taps. The water is unfiltered and may be used for domestic and or stock water. The ranch has two access points off Highway 92, making it accessible year-round.
$1,500,000  •  35.46 acres
Stunning 35+ acre parcel with water and mineral rights Bordering National Forest. Located in the Upper Blanco Basin and completely fenced with an irrigation system in place. Qualify your clients and come for a look.
$1,212,000  •  606 acres
Build your dream off-grid home or hunting lodge on this 606± acre parcel adjoining National Forest with year-round access and great views. Excellent hunting property, deer, elk, bear, and turkey call this place home. This parcel is about 15 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir located on the upper reaches of the Gunnison River in Gunnison County, Colorado boasting great fishing, boating, and sailing. Hunting licenses for this area are not difficult to come by. Multiple decreed springs, with electricity bordering the property on Highway 92. The property is covered by oak brush, aspen, and serviceberry bushes.
$1,895,000  •  1,895.92 acres
Sacred Peak Ranch is an exceptional find in Southeast Colorado. Sitting near Blanca Peak, the 1,895.961± acre ranch is properly named. Blanca Peak was known to the Navajo people as the Sacred Mountain of the East. The ranch is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and located near Great Sand Dunes National Park, and Alamosa, Colorado, allowing for great recreational opportunities. On the ranch, you will find diverse terrain with elevations ranging between 8,200’ to 9,200’, 19 drainages, and seasonal Ikes Creek running through. Sacred Peak Ranch is located in GMU 83, and the ranch is neighbored by over 100,000 acres of single owner private land with trophy managed big game herds.
$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.
$2,700,000  •  576.23 acres
Quarter Circle E Ranch is located less than one mile north of the town of Cortez, Colorado, in the Montezuma Valley. The ranch is comprised of 576± acres, fronting County Roads 26, M, N, and Highway 145. Mostly irrigated grass and alfalfa with 300 shares of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company water. 3.6± acres holds a pond that is used to store water for irrigation. The water is piped to the ranch using the gravity-fed method and is distributed on the land with a side roll irrigation system. Other improvements to the ranch include corrals, a large hay barn, and the ranch is fully fenced. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently runs 300 pairs of cattle. Historically the area has been used for agriculture with irrigated farming and grazing. The ranch does have significant development opportunities that are accented by its proximity to amenities and attractions. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently holds a farming/ranching/grazing lease and an FAA lease, which puts some minimal restrictions on the small part of the ranch acreage. Ranch elevations range around 6,200 feet, and area elevations range from 5,500 to 7,500 feet. Big views of Sleeping Ute Mountain, sandstone mesas, and Montezuma Valley surround the ranch. Cortez is a gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir, Dolores River, and the San Juan National Forest, making for an array of activities and sites to explore.
$2,750,000  •  2,520 acres
Devils Canyon Ranch consists of 2,520± deeded acres and is backed into over 640± limited access BLM public acres. The property is nestled in Cherry Creek basin beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is said to be 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 good road access and two well located rustic off-grid hunting cabins. The ranch is home to an 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. Due to the exceptional wildlife presence, the ranch has been preserved with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to maintain the ability to recreate, ranch, and enjoy future use of the property while protecting the wildlife sustainability. 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 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 recreational opportunities in this area are never-ending. Devils Canyon Ranch is greatly benefited by its close proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure and city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access.
$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.
$2,145,000  •  548.43 acres
Buck Basin Ranch lies in the Salt Creek basin, nestled in and facing the north rim of the Grand Mesa National Forest just southwest of the mountain town of Collbran, Colorado. The Ranch boast 548.43 deeded acres, exceptional water rights, excellent public land access, and over 2 miles of Salt Creek. As a working ranch, Buck Basin Ranch hosts very good water rights with an exceptional water distribution system, greatly enhancing the 5 irrigated pastures for both livestock and wildlife. As a sporting ranch, Buck Basin Ranch is well named. Nestled under Red Mountain and Sugar Loaf Peaks, it is backed and fronted by over 5,500 acres of hard to reach public BLM lands, and has the trifecta for wildlife, hosting protected bedding grounds, high-quality food sources, and highly available water. The Buck Basin Ranch is located in Big Game Unit 421 and is home to some of Colorado’s true quality big game. Collbran, Colorado is home to the American Service Women’s Memorial, dedicated to recognizing the role of women in America’s war efforts. Collbran is also home to Vega State Park and Vega Lake. This small mountain town is blessed with annual highs in the region averaging a comfortable 62.2 degrees, and sees average lows of 32.8 degrees. Close to the ranch is the city of Grand Junction, Colorado where you can get your big city fix, or adventure to world-famous views, with the vistas and canyons of the Colorado National Moment, and Powderhorn Ski Area. The Buck Basin ranch is located in the heart of the best recreational opportunities of the western United States. Pick any direction! North hosts the vast ranges of public lands of Wyoming and Sierra Madre Mountain range. To the east, you have the Hot Springs of Glenwood Springs, Vail Valley, and the history and glamour of Aspen, Colorado. To the west, you will find the western deserts, Lake Powel, the Green River, and Canyon Lands, and to the south, the endless recreation high mountain lakes, unlimited trails, and some of the west’s best hunting. From life to lifestyle, the Buck Basin Ranch is a rare mountain ranch to be appreciated. Come take a look and see all that this ranch has to offer.
$7,250,000  •  3,233.52 acres
La Plata Mountain Ranch is properly named, nested on Cherry Creek, and sitting under the skyline of the extraordinary La Plata Mountain Range. The ranch is said to be 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. La Plata Mountain Ranch is one of the largest deeded ranches in southwest Colorado’s most desired county’s, La Plata County. The Ranch is comprised of 3,721± acres, 3,233± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased lands, and borders over 760± acres of limited access BLM lands. The La Plata Mountain Ranch is fortunate to have 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, water rights for irrigation, recreation, and ease of access year-round on both paved and county-maintained roads, with excellent road access to a great majority of the ranch. 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 roping arena, great horse pasture, and live water. The upper ranch has a conveniently located historic and useful hunting cabin, allowing you to cover much of the ranch during hunting season without traveling through prime habitat at the break of dawn. 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, Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west of the La Plata Mountain Ranch, the vast La Plata Mountain range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory 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 perfect paradise of Animas River Valley. The recreational opportunities in this area are never ending. La Plata Mountain Ranch is greatly benefited by its close proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure and city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access. The LaPlata Mountain Ranch is one of those rare finds; priced right, huge acreage, low overhead, great wildlife, and all wrapped into an unprecedented ranch lifestyle, right out the front door.
$1,299,000  •  160.13 acres
Enjoy luxury living in a stunning remote mountain location with plenty of room to play! A beautifully constructed log home sits on 160± acres complete with a private lake, surrounded by BLM and National Forest lands. Entertaining guests is an easy task with the large, well-designed kitchen which features a large range and island bar as well as the adjacent open dining and living areas. Keep warm on cool nights by the living room’s exceptional stone fireplace or enjoy the breathtaking views through the wall to wall windows. The log walls and tongue and groove ceilings in each of the three bedrooms lend to the quintessential mountain cabin feel of the home. The lower level of the home is great for relaxing after a day of outdoor activities and has lots of extra sleeping space. On warm summer evenings, entertain on the spectacular wrap-around porch, complete with stone grill and rotisserie. Seasonally accessible, off-grid property.
$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.
$1,599,000  •  759.5 acres
Wales Canyon Ranch is a unique find in South Central Colorado, located 15 miles west of Pueblo and 24 miles south of Canyon City. The 759.5± acre ranch is comprised of canyons and mesas, and an impressive variety of habitat, from native grasslands on the high mesas to cottonwood lined creek bottoms. Topography on the ranch includes blue spruce shadowed rims, ponderosa canyon walls, oak brush mesas, and pinon and cedar rims. The ranch has picturesque backdrops of the stunning skylines of the San Isabel National Forest and the high peaks of the Big and Little Red Buttes, Pikes Peak, and Greenhorn Peak. Wales Canyon Ranch is in the highly sought-after trophy big game unit, GMU 84, and qualifies for landowner preference big-game licenses. The land, location, and active water on the ranch, coupled with the 6,300’ to 6,700’ in elevation, provide outstanding wildlife habitat. With the diverse terrain and variety of habitats, Wales Canyon Ranch is naturally home to a strong population of Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Black Bear, Mountain Lion, and a full variety of small game and birds. The owner has actively worked to protect the ranch and the historic agricultural uses. Wales Canyon Ranch is under a well written agricultural conservation easement protecting future owners, and the ranch’s agricultural uses. Improvements on the ranch include cross fencing and productive water well. Water is piped to several stock tanks across the ranch, making it a prime location to run. Two premier, well-identified building envelopes allow for the future landowner to develop the land in a way that takes advantage of the ranch’s natural offerings. Other than the raw beauty of the Wales Canyon Ranch and its diverse terrain, the huge 360-degree views accent the ranch’s eastern-facing slope from the day’s first beams of the morning sun to a starlit night sky. Wales Canyon Ranch is a rare find in today’s busy world.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$2,975,000  •  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!
M4 Ranch Group

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

Office: 970-944-4444
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