Dan Murphy


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$9,999,000  •  4,238 acres
Telluride Mountain View Ranch is comprised of 4,238 plus-minus deeded acres overlooking the Uncompahgre National Forest. Located just south of Norwood, Colorado, this rich piece of property has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, from hunting, hiking, fishing or just taking in the outstanding scenery. The flat-top mountains provide the most breathtaking views, you can see Lone Cone, the San Juan's, and the ski runs up at Telluride all from the ranch. Telluride Mountain View Ranch currently holds a 2,203 plus-minus acre State Recreational lease and a landlocked 640 plus-minus acre State Ag lease. Leases do not run with the property but can be applied for by the buyers. Sections of the ranch are under conservation easement, for future generations to enjoy, that will run with the ranch. The ranch has 9 ponds and 9 thousand feet of canal system providing numerous water sources. Underground power borders the ranch and year-round access, making for development opportunities. Telluride Mountain View Ranch is within 1 mile of Miramonte Reservoir, 300 thousand acres of public land borders the ranch, giving you access to tons more recreational opportunities. Located in unit 70 the ranch holds abundant elk herds with moderate climates for great wildlife survival throughout the winters, every year you can expect to have numerous opportunities at 6x6 bulls. The Unit offers over-the-counter Elk tags, and the ranch historically gets 6 landowner deer tags a year. Unit 70 is approximately 966 plus-minus acres, with 30% being privately owned. The ranches high country provides lush grasses and the ranch is full of oak brush that produces acorns that lure animals from afar, creating an excellent hunting ground.
$975,000  •  97 acres
This New Mexico hunting ranch for sale is located in "Unit 2B New Mexico," the heart of monster Mule deer country. This 97+/- acre ranch is nearly surrounded by National Forest and close by the prestigious Jicarilla Indian Reservation. Within minutes of arriving at the ranch, the elk started filtering in the lowlands of the property, chirping and barking at their little calf elk. It is surprising that a ranch of this size could hold as much big game as it does. There have been sightings on this New Mexico hunting ranch for sale of hundreds of elk coming down to water in the ponds on the ranch, and dozens of bucks on the hillside with one tipping the scales at over 180 inches. If you're an extreme Mule Deer hunter, you've likely heard of Unit 2B in New Mexico with more Boone and Crocket entries than any other unit in the state, and the biggest tipping the scale at over 300" non-typical mule deer. Jicarilla Ranch is perfectly situated in the tall ponderosa and spruce with great cover on the hillsides and plenty of feed and water throughout. As the sun sets, you'll see this country come alive right from the porch of the picturesque cabin. This New Mexico hunting ranch has been a haven as the animals put on a show nearly every night in the meadow. Elk hunting is phenomenal, with bulls scoring over 350 up to 380 taken each year. The ranch house is a 3-bedroom, 1 bathroom stucco cabin with all the amenities of a home, and offers amazing views right from your living room. Jicarilla Ranch is about a 10-minute drive off a paved road, in Dulce, New Mexico, so you can enjoy all the seasons. The ranch sits at 7,100 ft elevation and is surrounded by over 152,000 acres of Carson National Forest. Call today for a qualified showing.
$1,444,000  •  152 acres
Jarosa Creek Ranch is an exceptionally diverse property located near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The ranch is comprised of 152+/- acres with both sides of Coyote Creek and Jarosa Creek giving the ranch over .5+/- miles of live water creating a mecca for wildlife from the confluence of both creeks creating a superior water source. The creek bottom and sub-irrigated meadows have the ideal mix of native grasses and alfalfa. In addition to the expansive creek bottom, this property includes a dryland agricultural field, native grasses, and a large pond. This diverse ecosystem attracts wildlife from all over and provides the perfect habitat for them to grow in both quality and quantity. To sustain this ecosystem the ranch has water rights for proper irrigation of 15 acres of land. Water rights are for domestic use, and for watering of livestock. Located in Game Management Unit 46, this unit is well known for producing quality elk with the genetics and phenomenal feed that this property and area offers with the solitude to grow mature bulls. Jarosa Creek Ranch has irrigated fields that hold elk year-round. The ranch qualifies for several landowner tags. Other species found on the ranch include elk, Mule deer, bobcat, mountain lion, and waterfowl. Fishing on the ranch is created by two creeks that meander the property. The ranch also has stocked ponds making great fishing experiences for the young anglers in the family. Fish species on the ranch include Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. The ranch offers incredible scenery throughout the year with abundant wildflowers and beautiful fall foliage throughout this small valley. A small home is located on the property, currently without plumbing, but opportunities abound with this little diamond in the rough. The ranch is nicely located 8 miles from downtown Angel Fire, you can be on the ranch within minutes of landing at Colfax County FBO (airport). This 152+/- acre ranch is in the heart of everything recreation from ATVing, snowmobiling, bike riding, and some of the best skiing around, "Angel Fire Ski Area," is just a 10-minute drive. Angel Fire offers many amenities, including restaurants, retail shopping, hardware stores, hotels, and amazing restaurants. Call M4 Ranch Group for a tour of this magnificent property.
$2,999,000  •  1,249 acres
Los Hornos Mountain Ranch is one of the most picturesque pieces of ground in Northern New Mexico. Consisting of two ranches, totaling 1,249.31+/- acres with various topographies of giant spruce, quaking aspen forests, and mountain meadows. Both ranches are undeveloped, offering tremendous hunting, recreation, and summer grazing opportunities. The larger ranch, totaling 807.05+/- mountain top acres is home to rolling terrain, heavy timber, spring valleys, and alpine meadows. Three predominant springs coupled with the terrain create great habitat environments for wildlife. Offering two access points from both East and West provides diversity in uses. Elevations on the ranch scale up to 9,200 feet making this high-top mesa mountain acreage optimal in views and privacy for early archery and rifle hunts. The lower acreage offers 442.27+/- acres with paved access off County Road 518. Old timber growth, big views, and outstanding privacy make up this portion of the ranch. The ranch is embedded with Calvary history and backs up to Carson National Forest on its west border. Carson National Forest is well known for its big canyon walls, mesa tops, and outstanding habitat of grasslands promoting the expansive elk habitat. Located in game management unit 46, the ranch qualifies for landowner tags yearly. The ranch qualifies for the e-plus tag program and gives you the opportunity to hunt any 5 days from September 1st until the end of December. Located north of Mora and south of Angel Fire, New Mexico providing both ease of travel access as well as a limitless recreation out your door. Access from both the historical town of Taos to the slopes of Angel Fire, the ranch offers airports and amenities. You can either shop in comfort, eat at one of the west's oldest dinners or be on the ski slopes in minutes. If you are in the market for an amazing ranch at a phenomenal price, call us at M4 Ranch Group.
$79,000  •  4.42 acres
The Lily Lode Mining Claim is located above Capital City. This 4.42+/- acre property is covered in Aspen and Pine trees with a road to the property. Yellowstone Creek divides the property with wonderful views of the valley. Property is being sold "As is Where Is". The Lily Lode Mining Claim offers seasonal access. Owner Financing Available.
$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.
$1,400,000  •  10.77 acres
This 10.77+/- acres could be the vacation home location of your dreams. This property offers you 800+/- feet of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, which provides exceptional private fishing. Big views of Round Top and Red Mountain can be seen from multiple vantage points and potential home sites along with breathtaking views of the canyon walls on the property. Feels like country living yet close to town. Easy access from Highway 149 and no covenants. The property has year-round access and maintained roads. This is the ultimate property that has riverfront, views, and privacy! Owner Financing available.
$2,600,000  •  206 acres
Bull Basin Ranch sits in the world-renowned recreational hub of Mesa County Colorado. This land for sale is 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 Bull Basin Ranch encompasses 206+/- acres with varying terrain. this incredible land for sale in Mesa, CO offers 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 Bull Basin 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 Bull Basin property also has a 3-car garage to hold all your mountain toys and is set up for horses with a corral. 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. Shop the incredible land for sale Mesa, Colorado, today with the Bull Basin Ranch.
$2,795,000  •  44.36 acres
Mountain River Retreat is a very rare find in the alpine west, comprised of 44.36+/- acres located near Lake City, Colorado in Hinsdale County, said to be "the most remote county in the lower 48 states." The front door is a short jump to Lake San Cristobal, the state's second largest natural lake. This Lake City, CO real estate and land for sale has year-round access off what is said to be the west's "most scenic byway", The Alpine Loop. Nestled in the Lake Fork River Valley with direct access to three renowned 4wd mountain passes; Cinnamon, Engineer, and Stoney Pass, as well as the historic ghost towns of Sherman, Animas Forks, and Carson townsites. The virtually unlimited trails in the immediate area provide direct access to the mountain west's spectacular assets. Fronted by 34,000+/- acres of the wilderness study area and backed by over 2,000,000 acres of public lands, the lifetime of adventure is literally out the front and back door. This Lake City, CO real estate and land for sale backs up to public land which includes a gorgeous section of the Lake Fork River and a crystal-clear fishing pond. The home is nestled in the trees with plenty of deck space and inspiring, awesome views. The front deck over the entryway is partially covered with views of the sprawling wooded areas. The back deck overlooks a magnificent valley and pond. The 2,338+/- square foot Swedish Log Cope Cabin is in the perfect location, from the extreme privacy overlooking 14,000-foot peaks to the Lake Fork River running through. The home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, which includes 2 owner suites. The large logs give the cabin the presence of a grand mountain retreat. The living and kitchen are open to each other with both offering large windows to bring the forest up close giving you a true mountain experience. The property offers a private trout lake and is accented with aspens, pines, cottonwoods. The mountain meadow off the front deck is continuously home to Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Beavers, Bears, and Mountain Lions. The best terms that describe this mountain paradise are privacy, views, live water, and wildlife.
$4,999,000  •  680 acres
Courthouse Peak Ranch is a stunning off-grid hunting property. The ranch consists of 680+/- acres and spans 1.7 miles long and 1 mile wide on the west end. The views off the cabin porch are second to none, with the San Juan Mountains in your face with 10- 13 thousand-foot peaks and Sneffels standing at over 14,000 feet. This ranch has been in the family since it was initially homesteaded back in 1888 and preserved through conservation for future generations. The two-bedroom log cabin with loft can sleep up to 20 people and is at the end of the road where no one else can have access and located within two air miles of Cimarron Mountain Club. As you make your way through the ranch, you'll go from the thick oaks that offer tons of feed for the elk, Mule deer, and bears, up to the staggering aspen groves, several creeks, and ponds flowing throughout the property, offering some of the best habitats in the West. Located in Unit 65, this property qualifies for landowner tags annually with two applications in which you could draw several Mule deer tags. Elk is "Over the Counter" for archery second and third seasons. As the season progresses, you'll see several herds throughout the ranch, a main migration of the Cimarron Mountains. Elk hunting on the ranch is nothing short of phenomenal; big bulls up to 350 class have been taken off the ranch. This property is a wildlife sanctuary. Don't discount the bear hunting; several world-class black bears find their way through, with some tipping the scale at over 500 pounds. Courthouse Peak Ranch is located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado, which offers excellent amenities from the regional airport with flights to Denver, Dallas, and Houston daily, hospital, and all the shopping you could desire. Call us today for a tour of this fantastic property.
$12,495,000  •  35 acres
The Red Bridge Ranch Estate is an outstanding 35+/- acre luxury estate nestled in the Animas Valley near the quintessential mountain town of Durango, Colorado. The area is steeped in history from ancestors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Utes, and the Spanish conquistadors. The 19th century brought ranching and agriculture back along with modern movie making such as the 1969 western classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". The owners paid tribute to the history of the valley in planning and building the Red Bridge Ranch Estate. No expense was spared in the design of the estate and its grounds. A powerful team of designers took their individual specialties to the limit. The home has been featured in Luxe Interior Design, praising its ability to merge outdoor and indoor living, quoting, "Colorado home puts a vivid spin on Western Style". Architect Adam Garner described the home this way: "A 40-acre family compound in the Animas River Valley, this sprawling mountain modern lodge is located along the edge of a Creek. Designed for indoor-outdoor living the home has grand entertaining spaces, multiple access points to the many covered porches and terraces. The central great room has high vaulted ceilings with tall windows and a locally sourced stone fireplace. A loft overlooks this space and serves as the entrance to three upper floor en-suite bedrooms with elevator access. Although grand in scale, there are also many smaller, intimate spaces to feel at home, a cozy den and lounge area, and an informal breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen. The master suite is a secluded retreat on the main floor with its own covered porch and lavish master spa with views of the mountains beyond. The Saloon has a vaulted ceiling, a river rock fireplace, and an old west-style bar. A self-contained caretaker's cottage is located over the four-car garage and has convenient, secure access to the main house through the service wing. The homes take advantage of the views, setting, and proximity to the canal...a true retreat. The outdoors also played a strong role in the design-it's ever-present through 16 sets of glass doors and folding walls that open to porches, patios, balconies and covered living areas. "There are a lot of ways to get outside. This house really lends itself to an open flow," Gardner says, adding that the dwelling's outstretched wings establish a dialogue between indoor and outdoor space. "The wings pull you in and draw you out," he explains". Landscape designer Lorain McGlothlin, in turn, built walkways that encircle the house through stacked-stone beds planted with deer and elk resistant perennials such as lavender and coneflower, mixed with shrubs and aspen trees. Interior designer Julie Massucco Kliener took her designs from the incredible sunrises and sunsets and the owners' love for colors along with incorporating the region's wild west mindset and Native American spirit. The exterior attributes of the estate are just as stunning as the home. You enter the ranch over a red bridge, thus the name, and go down a tree-lined drive opening to a beautiful estate. Giant cottonwoods, running water, numerous ponds, fencing, impressive horse barn with indoor stalls, living quarters above, and exercise area with stunning views of the estate. There are numerous outdoor living areas to enjoy, a firepit, and a tennis court with a viewing deck. The land is filled with the sounds of nature. You may hear a bugling bull elk from the significant elk herd that calls the ranch home, with knee-deep grasses, protected benches, and running springs, it is easy to understand why. The ranch has .25cfs of water rights out of the Ambold Ditch No. 2 for irrigation, recreation, piscatorial, and filling of ponds. Red Bridge Ranch Estate pays respect to its old west roots and comfortably lays in a modern contemporary ranch house blended with landscapes of ranch life and modern amenities, giving a perfect tranquil lifestyle.
$15,195,000  •  858 acres
Rare opportunity to own a nationally recognized elk hunting property in Colorado with a proven record of success. The Blue Creek Elk Ranch spans into two counties, the upper ranch and lodge are nestled in the high country between Montrose and Gunnison giving an outstanding alpine setting for hunting and lodging. The lower ranch, located in a much milder climate is near Cedaredge below the Grand Mesa, offering large pastures to grow and cultivate the elk. The lower ranch is made up of years of cumulating property for growing the elk. This is where the operation begins. The lower ranch consists of 5 parcels, encompassing approximately 166+/-. The ranch consists of facilities for maintaining the elk herd, pastures for feeding the herd, water rights, and housing for ranch staff. Most of the lower ranch can be irrigated, all done by an underground irrigation system and above-ground gated pipe. Some of the best genetics come out of the ranch with the heaviest mass of any elk herd in North America as well as very wide bulls. Blue Creek Elk Ranch's upper ranch is one of the most beautiful ranches in Colorado. The ranch's diverse topography offers lakes, streams, Blue Spruce Pine, Douglas Fir Pine, White Spruce, quaking Aspen strands, high mountain alpine sage, and high mountain meadows all contributing to the growth of the trophy elk herds. This Cimarron and Cedaredge property for sale sits at elevations of 7,800 to 9,600 feet but at mostly level terrain. The upper ranch has its own water rights totaling 1.65+/- cfs. The hunting lodge is in the beautiful mountain area of Arrowhead. The lodge is not your typical hunting lodge, it's a beautifully finished out 7-bedroom, 7- bathroom log masterpiece with two kitchens, huge main living area with stone fireplace, wood flooring, tongue and groove, stunning metal and rock details, private decks, and porches, and stunning mountain themed furnishings throughout. This elk hunting property for sale in Colorado offers phenomenal hunting, not only shown by its success but also by the testimonials of its hunters. The trophy elk hunts at the ranch start at around 350-inch bulls with the majority in the 375-450 range with bulls in the 500-650-inch range taken every year. During the fall elk rut, the elk herds can be found feeding in the big open mountain parks in the evenings and in the more secluded meadows in the mornings then moving into the dark timber for the middle of the day. Hearing bull elk bugle back in the dark timber and calling bulls in during the elk rut is one of the most amazing hunting experiences that there is in all elk hunting. As the aspen trees on the ranch turn golden yellow, signaling fall, you can start to hear the ringing of elk bulges all over the ranch. With the high density of bull elk on the ranch, the elk bugles can be heard continually throughout the ranch during September and October. With a high bull to cow ratio and monster 400 inch plus typical bulls throughout the ranch, it is an amazing sight to see during the fall elk rut. With the beautiful scenery and vast numbers of elk, there is no place with a better setting to be hunting trophy elk than the Blue Creek Elk Ranch. This elk hunting property in Colorado has been owned by one family for the last 20 plus years. Its success comes from the passion and respect that the ranch gives back to the mountains. Imagine seeing over 100 head of elk each day of hunting with 30+ bulls mixed in, cool mountain air, the wind blowing through the pine trees, and elk bugling everywhere. The ranch encompasses one of the most beautiful hunting areas in Colorado, making this turnkey profitable hunting operation a must-see!
$16,000,000  •  2,214.58 acres
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 1970s Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County became a haven for land developers. The county offered what hungry land seekers wanted, panoramas of mountains, forests, 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 by 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+/- 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.
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Dan Murphy
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Lake City, CO 81235

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