Dan & Michael Murphy


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$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  •  95 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 1,562± 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.
$999,000  •  40 acres
Located in Gunnison Highlands North, this property is perfect for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts alike as it borders Gunnison National Forest and offers miles and miles of trails to hike, fish, horseback ride, 4x4, OHV/ATV, snowmobile, or cross-country ski. At just over 9,400 in elevation, you can enjoy those crisp, clear air, star-studded night skies, and sunny warm summer days amongst the wildflowers and pristine, picturesque surroundings. The 40± acre property offers breathtaking views of Gunnison National Forest and the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, and an exquisite custom-built log home. The current owners built this custom 2,052± square foot handcrafted, full scribe log home in 2003. It features 12-24" Douglas Fir exterior logs, a large, covered porch that enters into the front foyer, and a beautiful half-log open staircase. This leads you into the open concept kitchen, dining area, and family room, and master bedroom on the main floor. Here you will find beautiful custom-built Douglas Fir cabinetry, trusses, and floors, and a wood-burning stove, giving it that mountain home feel. The large sunny deck off the dining area is perfect for soaking in those views. The top floor has a second bedroom with a private deck and a large additional room currently used as an office. This space could also be turned into a bunk room, second living area, or hobby room. It features vaulted ceilings with Douglas Fir trusses and impressive windows, offering great natural light and captures those magnificent views. The walkout basement is ready for finishing offering an additional 1,140 square feet, including roughed in plumbing for a second bathroom with shower/tub. Although the home has seasonal access, the owners have lived there year-round for 13+ years. The winter access is by snowmobile, tracked vehicles, or other OHV's into Almont off of CR 742. During the non-snow months, you can access the property by automobile via CR 743 in Gunnison and Lost Canyon Road from Almont. If you don't feel like driving, there is also a potential location on the property for helicopter landing! There are three additional buildings on this private, well-maintained property. If you have horses, you will love the 30x36 foot barn with power and an automatic waterer, plus a small corral on the outside of the barn. Plus, with the perimeter of the property completely fenced in with smooth wire and gates on each side, this property is perfect for horses. There is a 24x24 foot garage with 10-foot overhangs on two sides to park your vehicles under, and finally, the 18x20 foot greenhouse is perfect for growing those winter vegetables. This energy-efficient, off-grid home has an expansive solar system that provides electricity, and there is a covered, self-contained backup propane generator for those cloudy, winter days. For water, there is a 425 ft deep well, which produces 20 GPM, a solar-powered well pump with a 1,400-gallon cistern, and a hydrant near the greenhouse which flows by gravity from the cistern. The house is kept warm by propane-powered in-floor radiant heat in the main floor and basement, plus there are low e=-windows and a wood stove. There are two leased 1,000-gallon buried propane tanks that run the refrigerator, freezer, stove, and on-demand water heater. Finally, there's room for your RV as the property comes equipped with RV dumping into the septic system, located down the hill. Hunting on Gunnison Highlands North is nothing short of impeccable. The abundant game in Unit 55 has been a destination for Colorado Natives. Elk herds in Unit 55 are thriving with many trophy bulls hunted yearly and lots of hunting opportunities right out your back door since the property borders over 1 million acres of National Forest. Unit 55 is a draw unit for both deer and elk tags. Archery season can be drawn yearly for elk, and rifle seasons can be drawn from zero points up to 2 points depending on the year. This incredible home has all you need and more. The views are outstanding, and the recreational opportunities are unparalleled. Situated between Gunnison and Crested Butte, you have the seclusion of being out in nature, and the convenience of nearby shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, and a hospital and regional airport. It can be the perfect hunting lodge, vacation home, or make it your full-time residence.
$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.
$849,000  •  10.97 acres
Beautiful and versatile 10.968± acres in a small subdivision just 20 minutes from Lake City. This mountain acreage has everything the ideal Colorado property should have: views, two private lakes full of fish, huge trees, the level home sites with underground electricity, phone, well in place, all in an easily accessible location on a year-round county road. The property is on the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway and is close to public lands, access for four-wheeling, hiking, fishing, and more.
$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.
$1,700,000  •  1,040 acres
It does not take long to figure out why Wapiti Ranch is one of the most exclusive Big Game Hunting Ranches on Colorado's western slope. The lush meadows and big timber are the ultimate combinations for growing and holding lots of wildlife. As you look through the trail cam pictures, that were produced with just a couple of weeks on the ranch, you will see the abundant wildlife, from the big resident elk herds to the abounding Mule Deer. Throughout the ranch, you have some of the most incredible views from the La Plata’s to New Mexico, making the perfect location for your Ranch home. Incredible road access throughout the ranch with a new road installed off Cherry Creek for excellent access and game retrieval. Wapiti Ranch is an outdoorsman's dream; the near 500± acres of meadow with lush feed makes for a wildlife attractant; the field was planted almost a decade ago and had virtually no human contact. This Colorado hunting land has some of the most diverse game and terrain, as the property spans from the deep canyons to the huge flat-top mesas, you will notice wildlife has everything it needs to call this place home. The large ponds make this one of the biggest havens that lure in the game from afar. Located in game management unit 741 and bordering landlocked BLM, Wapiti Ranch is known for producing great elk with the genetics and phenomenal feed that this property has to offer, and the solitude to grow mature bulls. Do not underestimate the Mule deer's trophy potential and local black bears either; this ranch has it all! Other species found on the ranch include elk, Mule deer, bear, Merriam turkey, bobcats, and mountain lion. Located 30 miles from downtown Durango, CO, and the Durango Regional Airport, this 1,040± acre ranch is in the heart of everything recreation from ATVing, Snowmobiling, Bike Riding some of the best Skiing around, Purgatory and Hesperus ski areas are just under a two-hour drive. Durango offers a wide array of amenities, including restaurants, retail shopping, hardware stores, hotels, event center, museums, and libraries. This Colorado hunting land provides an untouched combination of recreational opportunities, a ranching legacy, and amazing views that are unmatched.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$1,395,000  •  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.
M4 Ranch Group

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

Office: 970-944-4444
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