Dax Hayden


Dax Hayden is the Managing Partner with Hayden Outdoors Real Estate and recipient of the Apex Award for Ranch Broker of the Year for 2017. Dax grew up in Goodland, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 with a BS in Agriculture. Dax has over 25 years in the Real Estate, Banking and Insurance industry. Dax has a great knowledge of land value, agriculture and is an avid outdoorsman. Growing up in the cattle and horse business has given Dax a great appreciation of what it takes to be successful in agriculture. Dax is proud of his family background in real estate and land. With farming and ranching contacts all over the country, Dax can assist with farming operations, habitat management, and land sales. Family has always been first and the love of the outdoors is shared with great pleasure with his whole family. Dax has often said that “he now knows what he wants to be when he “finally” grows up!” Whether it is chasing a bugling bull elk in Colorado, pheasants in Kansas or working on a land deal, Dax is at home in the great outdoors. Accomplishments: 2018 NAR Commercial Broker of the Year - Kansas 2017 RLI APEX Broker of the Year - Ranch Sales / Ag 2017 RLI APEX Award - Top 20 Land Brokers 2017 RLI APEX Producers Club 2016/2017 LandLeader $10 Million Club 2015/2016 LandLeader Top Sales Producer 2015/2016 LandLeader $10 Million Club
$9,263,650  •  16,843 acres
This ranch is located 30 miles South of Limon, Colorado with Highway 94 cutting it in 1/2 from West to East. The headquarters is located at the NW end of the ranch with gravel road access. This ranch contains 16,843 deeded acres and is currently running 1050 yearlings for five months. The ranch is contiguous and has fair roads and good fences. The land is level to rough and is cut from northwest to southeast by 2 branches of South Rush Creek, providing good stock water through the ranch. The grassland on the ranch consists of primarily Buffalo grass with Blue Grama grass and other taller grasses which come early in the Spring. The grain rate on the 1050 yearling cattle has ranged from 2.1 to 2.4 lbs. per day for the past 5 years -- according to the ranch foreman.The ranch headquarters is modest but functional with adequate holding and sorting corrals for the yearling operation. The bungalow home offers a good residence for guests or hired ranch hands. Mineral rights on some of the ranch are also available!Please call Dax Hayden at 970-674-1990 or Seth Hayden at 970-692-6321 for more information or to schedule a private showing. Note: The Kucera Ashcraft Ranch, encompassing 14,907 Acres just to the North of the Craig Ranch, is also available for sale. The Kucera Ashcraft Ranch has good water, nice working facilities, multiple outbuildings and two homes.
$42,500,000  •  34,617 acres
Located in the Sandhills of Nebraska, the Double Nickel on the Niobrara is one of the finest ranches in the Midwest. An extremely diverse landscape of Sandhills grasslands, pine covered hills and draws, irrigated production farmland and wooded river bottoms provide an amazing combination of beauty, production and recreation seldom seen in a single offering.This unique property is nestled in the beautiful Sandhills region of Northwestern Nebraska, tucked against the Niobrara National Scenic River. This diverse terrain totals approximately 34,617+/- deeded acres with the opportunity for approximately 22,607+/- leased acres. Traveling through the ranch, one will find open plains, rugged terrain and scenic trails through many wooded areas following the 7 miles of river. Excellent wildlife habitat with river bottom and Ponderosa pine covered hills, dramatic caprock views. This income producing ranch offers something for everyone including the cow/calf rancher, seasoned investor, or outdoors enthusiast. Ideal for operating cattle and crop production, this beautiful property could also make an amazing country gentleman's ranch and getaway. Double Nickel on the Niobrara is that special place, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Cattle Operation:Featuring a capacity for carrying up to 4200 mother cows, the cash flow and the potential of this investment is unparalleled. The current owners operate the ranch with production on the pivots in various types of forage for cattle. Alfalfa, Sudan grass, sorghum and native grass are produced to continue the carrying capacity throughout the year. Across the ranch there are well designed and maintained cattle working facilities that include a 500 head feedlot, large calving shed and livestock barn, and multiple outbuildings.Water:The ranch offers an abundance of quality water. Water is pumped from multiple wells as well as pump stations along the river for livestock and irrigating crops. An extensive system consisting of windmills, solar wells, pipeline, and tanks provide water throughout the ranch. All irrigation pumps and pivots operate with electricity on both ranches. Currently, 13 Center Irrigation Pivots combine for over 2200 acres of irrigated crop land. There are also multiple lakes and ponds located on the ranch, 7 miles of the Niobrara River as well as several miles of Medicine Creek and Steer Creek. (Average rainfall in the area is 19"-22" annually.) Recreation:Double Nickel on the Niobrara is a hunter's paradise. High quality habitat and readily available water make the ranch a diverse haven to all kinds of wildlife. Starting with the largest inhabitants, the ranch is home to over 200 elk with bulls averaging 310"- 360" Boone and Crockett. Large herds of Mule deer and Whitetail deer can be found both along the river as well as out in the Sandhills offering the opportunity for high quality trophy bucks. Huge flocks of Merriam's Turkey can be found moving along the fields and tree lined banks of the river. Other wildlife that call the ranch home include Pheasants, prairie chicken, several kinds of ducks as well as Canada geese. Coyotes, bobcat, and the occasional Mountain Lion have all traveled the expanse of the property. There are fishing opportunities in the river and the many ponds on the ranch that include trout and a mix of warm water species. The river provides plenty of opportunity for float trips on tubes, canoe or as the locals like to travel....in a stock tank. Under current operations, the ranch is leased out for hunting. There are cabins on the ranch to accommodate guests, hunters, or fisherman. Other Agri-tourism revenue streams are possible to accompany the hunting operations.The Ranch Details:The ranch consists of 2 units, the East & the West. The West Unit being a mix of sandhills pastures and excellent sub-irrigated and irrigated bottoms. It also has multiple ponds, two lakes and Medicine Creek that flows through its entirety. The West unit also has two residences and multiple outbuildings for the cattle and farming operation. The East Unit sits along the banks of the Niobrara River and lays adjacent to largest portion of the lease on the Sam McKelvie National Forest. Good feed production with sub-irrigated meadows and pivot irrigated fields. The East Unit has several nice homes, cabins, multiple steel Morton buildings, grain storage.Double Nickel on the Niobrara East: 15,300+/- Deeded Acres 16,500+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease) 2,107+/- Leased Acres (State and/or Private Leases) 4 Houses & 4 Cabins Additional Outbuildings: Shop, Machinery Shed, Calving Sheds, Fire Truck Garage 240,000-Bushel Storage Facility 9 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground & surface water rights (1,484+/- acres) 7 miles of Niobrara River FrontageDouble Nickel on the Niobrara West: 19,317+/- Deeded Acres 4,000+/- Leased Acres (Samuel R McKelvie Forest Lease) 4 Houses 500+/- Head Feedlot 4 Center Irrigation Pivots with ground water rights (764+/- irrigated acres)Location:< 1-hour drive from Valentine, NE3.5-hour drive from Rapid City, SD6-hour drive from Omaha, NE6.5-hour drive from Denver, CO Nearest Airports:Miller Field- Valentine Nebraska (VTN)Runway 3701'x60' asphaltFuel available- 100LL, Jet AHangers and tiedowns availableDistance to ranch-26 milesAinsworth Regional Airport-Ainsworth, Nebraska (ANW)Runway- 6824' x 110' asphaltFuel available- 100LL, Jet A.Distance to ranch-71 milesThomas County Airport- Thedford, Nebraska (TIF)Runway- 4400' x 60' asphaltFuel available- 100LL, self-service credit card.Hangers and tiedowns availableDistance to ranch-91 milesNorth Platte Regional Airport- North Platte Nebraska (LBF) Commercial service availableRunway- 8001'x150' concrete/groovedRunway-4436'x100' concreteFuel-100LL, Jet AHangers and tiedowns availableDistance to ranch-157 milesOther Area Attractions:Smith Falls State Park, Forth Niobrara and Valentine National Wildlife Refuges as well as Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area which is some of the best Walleye fishing in northern Nebraska. Fredrick Peak Golf Course is a fantastic 10-hole course designed by the Lehman Design Group know for the Dunes course at the Prairie Club.Livestock and machinery: Not included in listing price.
$13,500,000  •  2,020 acres
Highland Springs Ranch is a beautiful property overlooking the Colorado River basin just outside the small mountain town of McCoy, Colorado. Rich in history, this legacy property combining 6+ old homesteads still has preserved cabins and remnants from the late 1800's all the while bringing modern comforts and amenities to this first class, turn-key working mountain ranch. Views from this ranch are astounding because it is mostly secluded and surrounded by long range mountain landscapes. The Main Lodge is tucked back off the main road and overlooks the valley of hay fields, a spring fed pond and open skies. Landscape: Highland Springs Ranch has all the classic landscapes of a special mountain property. Here the Rocky Mountains can be seen in every direction. Mountain springs, a large irrigation ditch, and creeks flow through the property allowing the trees, hay, alfalfa and vegetation to flourish. Hunting & Fishing: Whether it's hunting private land loaded with game or the adjoining BLM land this ranch lives really big. Great Mule Deer, Elk and many small varments including coyote, badger, grouse, and ground squirrel inhabit this fine property. The ranch has an amazing small cabin in a perfect location to some of the best hunting. Located in Colorado Game Unit 15, this ranch boasts excellent numbers of elk in an over the counter unit for archery, 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons. Landowner vouchers are attainable and transferable from owners to hunters. Deer tags on the ranch are available via a voucher or draw system. Additionally, Black Bear, bobcat, mountain lion, moose, fox, and turkey have been spotted on the property and in the area. The ranch has a small pond that has been stocked with trout in the past and provided great fishing. BLM land that divides the deeded property provides access to small trout fishing on Rock Creek. Additionally, the Colorado River is a short drive for those looking for more fishing opportunities. Buildings & Improvements: Highland Springs Ranch has everything desired for a working cattle ranch operation along with the amenities of a luxury mountain getaway. This property has multiple homes & living quarters, a lodge, equestrian facilities and 10 outbuildings providing plenty of storage.The Main Lodge and compound features a custom home with excellent quality and craftsmanship. Remodeled in 2009, the lodge has a classic mountain cabin feel with an open concept kitchen and entertaining area is perfect for large groups to comfortably dine and relax. There are 6 guest bedrooms and 7 bathrooms along with a wet bar area, multiple fireplaces, loft area and separate game room. Large windows showcase the mountain views and the expansive outdoor patio allows access to the outdoors comfortably just as you step outside. Attached to the Lodge is the beautifully finished Owner's Quarters that was completed in 2015. With approximately 1600 square feet of space, it includes a large master suite, open kitchen and dining area, fireplace, office, pantry, laundry room and private deck. It allows for privacy with all the amenities of home when guests are visiting the lodge. The current owners have great pride of ownership and they have paid a great amount of attention to detail on this fine home. Well thought out architecture is displayed throughout the lodge with the large custom kitchen, rock fireplaces, the private owners quarters, window views and large deck spaces. The fireplaces were constructed from rock found on the property. Every amenity and detail has been thought of to insure your friends and family enjoy this amazing retreat! The Garage & Stable workshop is over 7000 square feet of heated space with a well thought out interior. There are 5 garage bays with plenty of rooms for tractors, RVs, ATV, snowmobiles and all the toys and tools with an additional lofted storage area as well. The meat processing room is complete with commercial features including a walk in refrigerator, stainless steel tables and sink. The main floor also boasts 5 horse stalls, a tack room and a 90' drive through creating a beautiful and convenient equestrian facility. Above, on the second floor is a beautiful 2 bed/1bath caretaker's apartment with a full kitchen, open great room and 2 deck/patios with beautiful views. Attached to the caretaker's apt is a very large heated bonus room. The Ranch Manager's House on the western section of the ranch includes a 3 bedroom 1 bath home, an older horse barn and corral and a large metal storage building for tractors and equipment. The Cabin heated by a wood stove, was originally homesteaded in the late 1800's and has been restored with some modern conveniences. The 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin cabin is powered by a portable generator providing electricity, running water, and kitchenette. There is a nearby bunkhouse with a wood burning stove.Cattle & Ranch Operation: Highland Springs Ranch is a working cattle ranch. Currently there are grazing leases on neighboring BLM & Forest Service lands totaling approximately 16,500 acres. The ranch has excellent senior water rights of the Kayser Mutual Ditch and operates approximately 220 acres of irrigated alfalfa that is good for the cows and wildlife. There is a great historic barn and managers home that is also fitting for the needs of the ranch operation. The current owner has a lease for agriculture and grazing with an excellent tenant and neighbor. This long time family in the area knows their business and it shows on the ranch. Location & Area Amenities: Highland Springs Ranch is located just 45 minutes to I-70 Vail Airport. With all the Vail amenities within an hours drive, this location is built for year round recreation. To the North, Steamboat Springs is just about an hour drive as well. Both Steamboat Spring and Vail are known for fantastic restaurants, shopping, and of course world class skiing. Other outdoor activities in the area include mountain biking, hiking, camping and more. Turn key ranches like this one seldom hit the market within reach of world class destinations like Vail, Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Please Call Dax Hayden for your private qualified showing of this fine offering.
$17,800,000  •  10,738 acres
The Twin Pine Ranch is a historic 10,800 +/- acre ranch in the Laramie Range of the Rocky Mountains, framed beneath Laramie Peak and resting about 35 minutes from Wheatland, Wyoming and located in Platte and Albany Counties. This historic property is amazingly diverse with variable terrain, geology, wildlife and stunning beauty. The ranch has a rich history with many well documented stories of time gone by, such as Native American Indian teepee rings, remnants from outpost camps from Fort Laramie, prehistoric campsites, caves and caverns, and the people who have lived on and loved this land so much. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a ranch that has been owned by the same family for 75 years and managed by such great stewards of the land.Diversity is the first thing that comes to mind when you've had the chance to tour Twin Pine Ranch. Whether it's the pine covered hills, sweeping views, majestic herds of bison or the streams running off the high mountains, this ranch will take your breath away. The current owners run a very successful bison hunting operation that encompasses almost all of the 10,800 acres, enclosed by one strong and well kept perimeter five-strand fence. The herd knows and stays within the boundaries of the ranch, so this philosophy has worked very well. With a healthy herd of beautiful bison adding to the elk, deer and pronghorn opportunities, the hunting operation has thrived.Twin Pine Ranch has a unique, successful and noted bison hunting business, having marketed yearlings for meat hunts for 17 years, all of which sell out one year in advance of each season. Trophy bulls are a regular added draw. Long time hunters as well as many new ones come annually from all over the United States for well guided and run day hunts. The Twin Pine business enterprise includes their well-established and trusted name brand, web site, and hunter contact lists. The overall hunting on the ranch is second to none for quality. Located in Wyoming's coveted Game Management Elk Unit 7, the ranch has an incredible Rocky Mountain elk herd with trophy class bulls. This unique and desirable hunting unit consistently puts out bulls that score 350-400 and careful management is the key to that success. Trophy mule deer and white-tailed deer also frequent the ranch in good numbers. Pronghorns, black bear, Merriam turkey, sharp-tailed and blue grouse and the occasional flock of ducks also add to the wildlife diversity of this property. The ranch is well watered with streams, springs, and reservoirs. Beautiful Cottonwood Creek meanders through the ranch meadows and holds excellent populations of brook trout and big rainbow trout. Large narrow leaf, or "bitter" cottonwoods, willows and chokecherries line the stream, helping to reduce soil erosion and provide shade for trout in the warmer months. This freestone creek has been very well cared for by the current owners and the established streambed is in excellent condition. The creek bottom was fenced out of the meadows during early cattle raising years and has been well managed since that time, establishing stabilized shores that protect the fish and streambed from flooding as well as enticing bees, butterflies and myriad wildlife ....coons, badgers, beavers, great blue herons, hummingbirds and eagles. In contrast to cattle, bison move daily, similar to elk or deer, going to water, then moving back to upper bluffs and grass hills the remainder of the time to graze and ruminate. Because they do not loiter in riparian areas, the streams remain clean, clear and optimized as a healthy fishery throughout the ranch.The homestead rests in a beautiful mountain valley setting and is exactly what you would expect of a quintessential Wyoming ranch. It has the right mix, rugged and refined, with history you can feel as you step out of the truck. The main home is well appointed with all of the comforts you would want. There are plentiful outbuildings and a rustic guest lodge for a stay in Wyoming your friends will never forget. The ranch is like taking a step back in time with buffalo roaming, elk and deer in the hills and turkeys picking in the yard next to Cottonwood Creek. The property comes with early first water rights for irrigation of the hay meadows, which encompass approximately 185 acres of harvested hay fields. Four main irrigation systems and ditches weave their way through the valley, providing water to the various fields, including one that has birdsfoot trefoil, a super-high protein perennial legume. Annual yield for hay is roughly 300 big round bales.Privacy is prevalent on this ranch with many secluded valleys and areas. The acreage on this property lives big because the ranch adjoins BLM land that is virtually inaccessible to the public. Well maintained county roads lead from the ranch so that it is 20 minutes to I-25 and another 15 minutes to Wheatland, Wyoming. The ranch is just over one hour to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and two hours to the front range of Colorado. Twin Pine Ranch is a turnkey operation with approximately 300-400 bison, subject to change depending on the time of year due to hunting and calving seasons. The ranch has four homes or cabins, many outbuildings and barns, equipment and other assets that will be sold in as is condition. The operation is very well run with the owner and one employee. Together, they handle the hay production, herd management and the hunting aspects of the ranch. For a private showing please contact Dax Hayden at 970-674-1990 or 303-619-6774.
$32,900,000  •  1,140 acres
Location, Location, Location! When thinking of the perfect ranch, the 1,100+ acre Trull Creek Ranch is everything you have dreamed of and more in a legacy property. Just 10 minutes to Downtown Steamboat Springs and its famous ski resort, this offering is very private and boasts everything you would want in a World Class property!The backdrop to this amazing ranch is Sleeping Giant Mountain, a historic landmark just west of the Elk River Valley. The centerpiece of the ranch is a gorgeous 15,000 +/- square foot custom home. This home is located in its very own private valley with big views of Steamboat Springs ski area and the surrounding mountains. This exquisite home has everything the very discerning buyer would expect. The floorplan is the best I have ever seen, and it showcases big views of Sleeping Giant mountain and Steamboat Ski Area throughout the home. Internal views of the ranch offer lush hay meadows and beautiful vistas with aspen and oak brush in all directions. This "end-of-the-road" estate is exceedingly rare this close to town. To find this type of privacy, luxury, and seclusion with river so close to a world class destination is virtually unheard of, a once in a lifetime opportunity. The home was designed with entertaining and time with family in mind. The details of this custom home are unprecedented, and it truly offers all the amenities of your own private resort. The indoor pool is fitted with a diving board and a gradual shallow end for children. The pool area is very well equipped with showers, a hot tub, and many amenities you would find in the best resorts. The kitchen is very well appointed with a custom island and opens to a beautiful great room with an enormous rock fireplace. So "Colorado", and so well done, you will want to spend all your time there. Whether it is enjoying the private balconies off each suite or your morning coffee on the flagstone patio overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds, there is plenty of room to take in that clean mountain air! The home has 7 unique well-planned suites and 7.5 baths all decorated with the most amazing touches. Just behind the main home in the valley is the large barn with indoor arena and stalls. There are two caretaker homes on the front of the property adjoining the main road and the river. The ranch is very well watered with good hay production for cattle and wildlife, and the current owners have a cattle and hay lease in place with a local rancher. If enjoying time in the outdoors is important, this ranch truly has it all. With Miles and miles of improved horse and mountain bike trails along with the indoor riding arena; the current owners enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing for trout on the river and skiing their own private valleys and chutes to name a few. On any occasion expect to see abundant wildlife including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, sharp-tailed grouse, blue grouse, and varmints. Rugged and refined this ranch has great access to downtown Steamboat Springs and fine dining just minutes from all this enjoyment!The waters of the Elk River are stunningly beautiful and known for their tremendous numbers and quality of fish. Over a third of a mile of river have been enhanced for maximum habitat and the current owners practice catch and release fishing. The fishing in this stretch of the Elk River is outstanding. The ranch is bordered upstream by a shared amenity ranch that regularly stocks good size fish to augment the numbers. Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and the occasional Cutbow inhabit this section of the Elk River. The Elk River is a "freestone" river that is 34.2 miles beginning in Northwest Colorado. It flows from a confluence of the North Fork Elk River and Middle Fork Elk River in Routt National Forest north of Steamboat Springs to a confluence on the Yampa River.Located on the edge of the two largest elk herds in Colorado, the White River herd and the Snake River herd hold huge numbers giving the ranch plenty of resident animals as well as migratory elk moving through the property all season long. Elk and deer hunting are excellent on the ranch with good numbers of mule deer and great numbers of elk. Deer permits are a draw in all parts of Colorado while the elk hunting is in an over-the-counter unit for Archery, 2nd, and 3rd seasons. Elk are very prevalent on the ranch and for the right owner the ranch could produce some genuinely nice animals with good success rates. Mule deer inhabit the ranch and are also trophy quality. Good numbers of both would make for nice hunting opportunities in the fall months. Varmints and upland game also inhabit the ranch in good numbers and would provide the hunting enthusiast good opportunities outside of big game hunting. The ranch will qualify for one regular mule deer landowner application as well as one private land only application. Additionally, the ranch has been home to numerous black bears of multiple color phases as well as the occasional moose. The moose populations continue to rise in the area surrounding Steamboat Springs.For the upland hunter or the serious bird watcher, the Columbian Sharp-tail Grouse population on the ranch has historically been exceptionally good and will produce many fantastic days in the field. The large Gamble Oak/Aspen and sagebrush ridges offer prime habitat and excellent lek sites. The booming of the leks in the springtime is one of the most amazing experiences in the outdoors. Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and Blue Herons also inhabit the property. Duck hunting can be excellent for a short season prior to winter weather. The ranch is just 25 minutes from jet service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport and 5 minutes from the smaller Steamboat airport that can handle local and small jets. From mid-December to first of April, there are direct flights on Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines. United Airlines offers direct flights between Steamboat/Hayden and Denver year-round. Jet It and other shared private air service companies also fly into the local airports.The historic town of Trull, once a bustling stagecoach stop with boarding house, livery and post office and was settled in 1881 on the ranch property. It had the first telephone in Routt County, and was up against Steamboat Springs for county seat. This kind of history truly evokes the spirit of the old west! This history with photographs of the town of Trull can be found on YouTube and in the local Museum. The town of Steamboat Springs is located at 6,732 ft in elevation in Colorado's Yampa Valley. It is home to the Howelsen Hill ski area and the Steamboat Ski Resort. Not only is Steamboat known for its legendary skiing & snowboarding, but the nearby hot springs are therapeutic in nature, especially after a long day on the slopes. Located near the city center, the long-standing Old Town Hot Springs is equipped with swimming, soaking pools, and water slides. This experience is worthwhile and fun for all ages.This legacy ranch offers all the amenities one could want in a world class property. It is the kind of property that only comes available once in a generation. To summarize, it is simply the best.
$2,950,000  •  3,029 acres
The 3029+/- deeded acre Spring Creek Ranch has much to offer in the way of production and recreation located within the highly sought-after Laramie Valley within a 30+/- minute drive to amenities in Laramie via well-maintained county roads. With a close proximity to the popular and growing college town of Laramie, the location is ideal and the climate relatively mild being at an elevation of 7300-7400ft above sea level. The property is blessed with an abundance of water, functional improvements, good hunting and fishing as well as having a proven cattle/grazing operation in place. This ranch has a a windmill that has been converted to a solar well and new metal 40x56 shop/outbuilding. Operational & Recreational Resources:Spring Creek Ranch is a multifaceted property with a proven agricultural operation boasting exceptional native grasses with a mix of both upland prairie and sub irrigated hay bottoms making abundant opportunities for grazing and hunting. The ranch is currently run as a small but productive cattle operation and has great infrastructure already in place. There is a 2BR ranch home, detached garage, numerous equipment/hay barns, as well as livestock facilities for calving, working pens, etc. Overall, Spring Creek Ranch is well-equipped and functional for most grazing operations. Perhaps the most attractive asset to the ranch is Spring Creek which originates on the deeded land and arises from a high-volume spring only a stone's throw from the ranch headquarters. With a steady volume of clean and cold water coming out of the ground year-round the potential for fisheries development along Spring Creek is certainly feasible especially given the fact that there is electricity at the headquarters where an aeration system could be installed. Around the headquarters there has been some work done to create a few small fishing ponds with improved spillways where the Creek then meanders and bends throughout the ranch for approximately 1.5 miles. Two other named streams make their way through the ranch; Shell Creek and Dry Creek providing great sub irrigation and feeding a 40+/- Acre shallow lake which is a wildlife magnet. Spring Creek Ranch sits in a wildlife filled alpine valley surrounded by large private ranches making the hunting fantastic. The ranch meets the standards for landowner tags which an owner would receive two Elk, two Deer, and two Pronghorn tags annually with good populations for each big game species. The game management unit for Elk is unit 8 which is a limited draw area with a season running from September (archery) through the end of January giving you the flexibility to hunt migrating and wintering herds of Elk which are seen on the property regularly. Overall Spring Creek Ranch is a rare combination Ranch with exceptional operating and recreational features in a highly desirable location. With minor adjustments to the grazing practices and facilities along with some emphasis on wildlife and fisheries development the value and utility of Spring Creek Ranch is endless.
$9,900,000  •  973 acres
Bijou Creek Farm, Game & Clays encompasses 973+/- acres of farm ground, grass, event center, hunting operation and professional sporting clays course that is situated near Wiggins, Colorado. This multi-use property excels in versatility by offering the buyer and option to continue the sporting clays course, event facility, hunting operation or conversion of the land into an all farming operation.The property is split into two parcels, the main tract with about 794 acres and the other with approximately 179 acres. The larger tract includes roughly 155 acres of pivot irrigated farm ground with the balance in tree rows, small pond, event center, shop buildings and the 18 station sporting clays course. Current crops include wheat and alfalfa on the irrigated fields, which are run by Reinke pivots. Water wells on the property are fully functioning and push plenty of GPM for optimal watering, with pumps in good working condition. About a mile to the East is the smaller tract, which is all grass and includes a long-range shooting range.The event center is a fully functioning 12,000 square foot wedding and event center that includes two-sided bar, 4,000 square foot ballroom, 8 hotel style suites, 11 RV sites, bar & lounge area and full commercial kitchen. This business is turn-key and offers the owner a chance to run a profitable event center, or potentially sell while keeping the farm ground.The sporting clays course is one of Colorado's top sporting clays clubs with two sporting clays courses, a super sporting course, 5 Stand, and practice trap. No other club in Colorado comes with a 12,000 SF lodge & event center complete with overnight accommodations, RV & dry camping, ballroom, two full bars, conference rooms, lounge, game room, catering/event services and a wide range of hunting pursuits.Pheasant, Chukar, goose and duck hunting take place on the larger tract of land. As a controlled shooting area, the owners can take advantage of long hunting seasons for "put-and-take" upland bird hunting. In addition, farm ground makes exceptional waterfowl hunting in the winter months, especially with the proximity of this property to the natural duck and goose flyway.In addition to the event center, buildings on the property include a 40x80 shop, 40x60 office and hunter's reception area, dog kennels, upland bird flying pens, grain storage and more. All of the infrastructure needed for this operation is included with the purchase. For more information please contact Dax Hayden.
$19,698,550  •  31,750 acres
The 31,750 +/- deeded acre Limon Division of the Tee Cross Ranch makes an excellent grass ranch with good sod and tight fences located just about an hour from Colorado Springs, near the town of Limon, Colorado. The Kucera/Ashcraft Ranch consists of 14,907 +/- deeded acres and this property is rated as a 700 cow units or 1600 yearlings for the summer season. The Craig Ranch consists of 16,843 +/- deeded acres and the property is rated as 470 cow units and or 1,050 summer yearlings. The ranch's convenient location in the center of Colorado offers easy access to markets and the best sale barns. Located just 30 minutes south of Interstate 70 and a little over an hour to Interstate 25, this vast ranch spreads through two parcels that are in Elbert and Lincoln Counties. In addition, there is 7,729 acres of Colorado State Lease land that is included in the sale.This cattle ranch is currently managed as a yearling operation with tenants bringing in light cattle in the spring and running through fall. There are experienced tenants in place should the new owners choose to continue the current program. The ranch has two units the Kucera Ashcraft and the Craig Unit which is 10 miles to the south. The fences are in great condition and the properties fit well together, but could also be split into two completely separate ranches. The Kucera Ashcraft is located closest to Limon, Colorado and the I-70 corridor and offers plentiful short grass country with high quality fencing. There is a plentiful mix of grasses and it is in good condition, not too overgrazed. The Kucera Ashcraft has proper working facilities for shipping/managing the herd and excellent fencing. The Craig unit is also a profitable grass ranch with few improvements and quality forage. The improvements on both ranches are modest and just right for the serious operator and conscientious investor. The ranches are operated by high quality foremen and Bobby Norris, a name synonymous with quality run Colorado cattle ranches.Hunting on the ranches are diverse, offering small and big game pursuits. The ranches are located in Colorado Game Management Units GMU 106 and 107. There are decent numbers of antelope and some quality White-tailed deer and Mule Deer. There are also blue quail and a manageable amount of predators for the buyer with a passion for hunting. The ranches have valuable live water for livestock and there is a fishing pond on the south ranch for those much-needed breaks! There are mineral rights available on the ranches and exact acreage and details of offering are available upon request. The north ranch, the Kucera Ashcraft, has a wind lease and there is potential for income from this development.Historically, the ranch was founded by Robert C.(Bob) Norris in 1950 Bob was a longtime rancher and steward of the land. He was very well known for his ranches, fine cutting horses and just having a great operation. But he was more widely known as the original "Marlboro Man"! His son Bobby operates the ranches and has carried on the tradition of quality his father established.
$2,900,000  •  115 acres
The Flattops Sweetwater Ranch is that perfect piece of land that controls access to some of Colorado's most scenic High Country. This parcel is situated perfectly at the headwaters of the Sweetwater River on the National Forest Boundary with the Flat Tops. It controls high country access for 1000s of acres of USFS while sitting nestled behind a private gated entry with only a few select neighboring properties. The ranch is comprised of approximately 115 acres and is just 1 mile off of good paved roads and within one hour of Vail, Colorado and 35 minutes to I-70 and Eagle Vail Airport. The land is simply stunning. Rolling meadows with ponds and a mix of aspen, pine and spruce make this simply as good as it gets. Views, Views, Views! The ranch has amazing views to the east of Vail, the Twin Sisters at Longs Peak, and even the Collegiate Peaks. The Vail Valley and I-70 are easy access on a good paved road and the recreational possibilities are endless. Whether you love to snow ski, float the mighty Colorado River or just find solitude in the back country this ranch offers it all. The Colorado River is located just 15 minutes below the ranch and it offers good public access to a world class river for fishing and rafting. Vail Ski Resort is within 45 minutes to 1 hour. The land is located in Colorado Game Management Unit 25 for elk and it offers excellent hunting for elk, mule deer, meriam turkeys, predators and an occasional antelope. Because this 115 acres controls most or all of the forest border behind the ranch the property lives really big. The Flat Tops is a vast area of public land holding excellent herds of elk and deer with good quality animals. This ranch is home to good numbers of elk and deer. The very private forest border offers private like hunting with little or no pressure from hunters looking for an easy hike. The fishing on the ranch is good in the high country behind it and the pond on the ranch has some small browns and brook trout. Just right for that campfire meal of shore lunch! If privacy and solitude are important this is surely the best I have seen in a smaller ranch. The perfect mix of rugged and refined. The main home on the ranch is 3250 square feet and has 4 bedroom and 3.5 baths built in 2012. This home is very well appointed and in the most gorgeous setting possible. Evenings can be spent looking over the large fire pit at the backside of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The excellent floor plan provides a great space for entertaining and the granite countertops and upscale roomy kitchen are perfect for entertaining.
$39,900,000  •  45,039 acres
Spreading over 45,000 contiguous acres in Southeast Colorado rests the Cimarron Valley Ranch, located between Elkhart, Kansas and Keyes, Oklahoma. Over 70 square miles of cattle ranch includes approximately 22 miles of the historic Cimarron River running from Oklahoma into Colorado, coming within two miles of bridging the Comanche National Grasslands to the Cimarron National Grasslands in Kansas. These two national grasslands, along with state land in Oklahoma, connects this ranch to almost a million acres of public land. The Cimarron Valley Ranch truly offers incredible diversity in regard to terrain, wildlife, livestock grazing, income opportunities and more.Overview: This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a ranch that currently supports 1,600 mother cows while managing some of the best hunting in the country. The river bottom on this ranch averages just under a mile wide for the entire length of the ranch (22 miles) providing excellent soils, water, rotational grazing, excellent habitat and grass. This mega-ranch is very diverse with wild game and is inhabited by Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, White-tailed Deer, Rio Grande Turkeys, Bobwhite Quail, and Blue Quail. It is not unlikely to hunt bugling elk with over-the-counter licenses the same day as working dogs on large coveys of bobwhite and blue quail. Cattle Operation: Currently the ranch has over 1,600 mother cows and there is abundant grass and excellent water. The cattle operation is under excellent management and the program is about stewardship and balance between the improvement of wildlife habitat and the management and improvement of cattle grazing resources. The ranch is very well-watered, and the fences and working facilities are in good condition. The river bottom and the diversity of the landscape allow for rotational grazing at its finest. With an excellent mix of grasses during all seasons and access to running calves on wheat pasture and triticale, this operation will put excellent pounds of gain on cattle. The turn-key headquarters has good holding corrals, ranch manager facilities, barns, sheds and cattle working facilities.Water: The ranch is rich in water and provides sustainability for game and livestock alike. Currently 10 pivots are in place with quality water supply, and 10 additional pivots are approved with permits for doubling the tillable crop ground to increase the carrying capacity to 2,000 head. Over 40 stock tanks are littered throughout the ranch and The Cimarron River runs underground through most of the property, with watering holes and ponds littered along the river bottom.Game Management: With over 18 square miles of tree covered river bottom, wildlife has year around protection, excellent nesting cover, ample water and plenty of room for habitual movement. The well-managed property has over 780 acres of food plots in the river bottom with 14 high quality shooting houses. The plots are planted with wheat, triticale, milo, sorghum and some turnips. This acreage is accretion ground and has excellent soils that make up almost 10,000 acres of very fertile grass and cropland in just the river bottom. Big Game Hunting: This area is famous for excellent quality animals with respect to mule deer and white-tailed deer, but also offers a resident herd of elk year around! It is expected that the next state record white-tail may come from this area or the Arkansas River drainage to the north. It is not uncommon to have free range white-tails over 175 inches and much larger. The ranch has world class animals with many mule deer over 180 inches and an elk herd that is improving each year with great crop and habitat practices. The ranch receives a good number of deer tags as vouchers in Colorado and Oklahoma allows for two buck licenses. Elk tags for bull elk are over the counter and the season runs from September to January with any legal method of take. In Colorado, the elk licenses are classified as "C Tag", which means you can harvest a bull and buy another tag! This works very well for game managers as this tool helps on taking inferior animals out of the herd. Elk quality in this area varies, but with such a large tract, some management can improve quality. There have been bulls killed on the ranch up to 370 inches. In a nutshell, this property holds excellent numbers of fine animals and the game laws in Colorado and Oklahoma for this area lend well for the serious hunters. Quail: The quail populations on the ranch are World Class. Blue Quail or Scaled Quail inhabit the hillsides on the upper sides of the river bottom and present excellent sporting opportunities for wing shooting. Bobwhite Quail are prolific along the river bottom and are currently in record numbers on the ranch. It is not uncommon to bust 20 plus coveys of 25-35 birds per day on the ranch. The mixed bag of Bobs and Blues and two states to hunt make the opportunity even better. Pheasants: There are pheasants finding the great habitat planted along the river. A great spring will offer excellent hatches next fall! There are over 600,000 acres of public land adjacent to this ranch with excellent wildlife populations. Believe me when you plant food and provide water they show up! Waterfowl: Waterfowl hunting on the ranch is undeveloped, but the land is located in a good area for traffic of waterfowl. Improvement of sloughs and some ponds could greatly enhance the waterfowl hunting. The Lesser Prairie Chicken: The Lesser Prairie Chicken can be found on the southern portion of the ranch. This area of Colorado, Oklahoma and adjoining Kansas Cimarron National Grassland hold and grow a good number of Lesser Prairie Chicken. This area is considered one of the premier spots to observe the birds. The lesser prairie chicken is listed on the endangered species list so hunting is not allowed. Locally, the Lesser Prairie Chicken primarily inhabits sand-sage prairie south of the Cimarron River, a strip about two to five miles wide.The Lesser Prairie Chicken is similar in appearance to the Greater Prairie Chicken, although it is slightly smaller and its air sacs on its neck are red-orange in color, whereas the greater has yellow-orange air sacs. Lesser Prairie Chickens are dependent upon rangeland conditions. Sand-sage prairie, with its mixture of short and mid-grasses, sagebrush, and yucca components, provides the birds with nesting and brood rearing cover, and food.The Lodge: There is a 7,000 square foot lodge, which was built in 2005 and has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths and is in first class condition. The lodge offers a commercial kitchen and excellent open floor plan with high ceilings and an indoor wood burning fireplace. There is an exciting trap range just out the back door for owners' enjoyment. The main lodge sits overlooking the Cimarron River and some low water ponds in the river bottom. Privacy is at its best on the Cimarron Valley Ranch offering good access with only one road in and one road out. Cimarron National Grassland: The Cimarron National Grassland, located just 2.5 miles east on the river, is one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwestern Kansas, the Cimarron National Grassland contains 108,175 acres.Comanche National Grassland: The Comanche National Grassland includes over 440, 000 acres in southeastern Colorado. On the Comanche National Grassland, you can explore southeastern Colorado's rich history. The Grassland has many stories to tell, from dinosaurs roaming the shoreline of a vast lake 150 million years ago, to Mexican and American traders traveling the Santa Fe Trail 150 years ago.The Santa Fe Trail: The Santa Fe Trail goes through immediate area and across the ranch. This rich historic trail offers many tails of long ago. It truly signifies that the West is and was a great place! This ranch, with its ability to connect two large national grasslands, is very rare. We may never see another time to accomplish such an important task.Ranch Landscape: Rock cliffs, cottonwood groves, grassy fields, yucca and sage brush are scattered throughout the land. Elevation ranges from 3,150 to 3,540 feet. Seasonal variety is provided by native grasses and riparian vegetation along the Cimarron River. The geology of the area includes sandstone, shale, limestone, sand and gravel.Area Climate: The climate here is characterized by mild winters, hot dry summers and cool evenings. Spring and Fall seasons have moderate temperatures accompanied by an occasional windy day. Precipitation, usually less than 19 inches per year, is concentrated from April to September. Snowfall is minimal and short-lived. This ranch has such diversity it is hard to explain. Twenty-two miles of highly productive river bottom within 2.5 miles of connecting the Cimarron National Grassland with the Comanche National Grassland is truly amazing. Grazing, hunting, history, improvements, irrigation, cattle and wildlife! The production potential and sheer vast amounts of highly productive land on this operation make it a very rare offering. Please give us a call for a private showing of this fine ranch. *Listing excludes Cattle, Equipment & Land Minerals.
$3,400,000  •  804 acres
This beautiful 800 acre farm is very well located with paved road access, 20 minutes North of Fort Collins, 10 minutes Southeast to Wellington CO and just 10 minutes to I-25. With big views, extreme privacy, excellent irrigated land and good working facilities, this is truly a great place to live. The property has two pivots with excellent high protein grass/alfalfa hay and good pasture on the south end and West side of the of property. The current owners run a cow calf operation and have enjoyed excellent success. This combination type of property is very rare in this proximity to the front range of Colorado. There are good working facilities and an excellent calving barn with additional outbuildings. The home on the property is a south facing 1 and 1/2 story with big views. It is very well appointed and a great place to hang your hat. Water to the home is supplied by Northern Colorado Water, there are two additional water taps included. The home features huge picture windows in the family room that look across the land, a large dining room and plenty of additional space for your family. The property is located in Colorado Game Management Unit 9 and offers good hunting for Elk, Mule Deer and Antelope. Occasional White-tailed deer are seen in this area. The property has good waterfowl hunting for geese and a pond that some ducks could be decoyed. Fort Collins is known for its wonderful restaurants, live entertainment and of course Colorado State University, one of the nation's leading colleges for Agriculture.
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