Joseph Burns


As a young boy Joey grew up on a Hay farm in Arizona where he worked with his family on Burns Brothers Farms. He later attended Olivet Nazarene University where he played football and graduated with a degree in business and communications. He returned to the family farm and married his childhood sweetheart Michelle. In 1994 they left their family and friends to start new lives in western Colorado, where Joey began to sell ranch real estate. As their lives began to change so did their family. They were blessed with five children; Brayden, Brittany, Bryce, Landen and Luke, who have been home schooled. Joey progressed in the real estate community and became the proud owner of Lone Eagle Land Brokerage. His business continued to expand as Joey introduced a mapping and aerial photography company known as Land Information Systems. In addition to selling real estate Joey has had a call for missions. He has enjoyed leading philanthropic adventures to Nicaragua, Brazil and Ecuador. Joey is also the chairman of the board for Samaritan Aviation, a medical mission based in Papua New Guinea. Joey loves his work as a real estate broker, business owner and Father, and it is his goal to treat his clients with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
$19,950,000  •  226 acres
Encompassing 226 +/- acres of pristine Colorado woodlands and nestled in the heart of the Uncompahgre National Forest, is the breath-taking Elk Mountain Resort. An all-inclusive four-season retreat, Elk Mountain boasts a 19,384 SF lodge, 19 cottages (2,035 SF, 3-bed/3-bath) and twenty-one luxury suites (416 SF per suite). Amenities are outstanding with a sauna, pickle ball court, tennis facility, three skeet ranges, snowmobile/ATV park, fishing lake, equestrian center, and a quaint mountain chapel. Administrative/maintenance infrastructure is likewise expansive, including: a machine shop, wood shop, office/administration space, a large wine cellar, equipment storage, and water/sewer treatment centers. Surrounded by a pristine forest and built upon a no-expenses-spared philosophy, Elk Mountain Resort is a rose amidst pine trees! LOCATION Elk Mountain is located on the Uncompahgre Plateau, between Montrose and Telluride, Colorado. This expansive feature covers 1.5MM acres, from Unaweep Canyon in the north to the San Juan Mountains in the south. This has been a dream location for outdoorsmen for generations. Much of the plateau is public land, which supports a substantial hunting, fishing, hiking, and trail-riding community. In recent decades, the surrounding towns of Telluride, Ridgway, and Montrose have slowly built up a thriving tourism economy. The fruits of this economy being manifest from the ski slopes in Telluride, to fine dining in Ridgway, and a bustling FBO at Montrose Regional Airport. Equidistant from each of these towns, Elk Mountain ranch tucked into the heart of western Colorado’s recreation scene. For proof, you need only look at the exclusive, members-only, Jack Nicholas golf course a half a mile down the road! LODGE At the center of Elk Mountain Resort lies the elegantly rustic Main Lodge, which is connected to 21 luxury lodge suites by heated walkways. The great room of the main lodge has an inviting 2-story main lobby styled as a 19th century lodge. It has been characterized with log beam architecture featuring a magnificent 2-sided stone fireplace. This area was designed to be the perfect location to relax and greet guests. Just off the great room is the main bar and dining area, which provides an elegant setting for 80 diners with a rustic yet refined ambience. Located in the main dining area is a huge, 4-sided stone fireplace that seamlessly connects the dining area to the heated stone patio overlooking the lake. A large commercial kitchen services the dining area. In addition to vacation housing, the main lodge was also designed to host business retreats through multiple meeting facilities including: two large corporate meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a large patio area. Located on the upper level of the lodge is a cocktail bar, lounge and cigar bar that provides an area to conduct business, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views. The private cigar bar hosts an entire wall of climate-controlled personal humidors and is suitable for cocktail night, wine tasting, private receptions or simply a round of cards and billiards. VALHALLA Just up from the main lodge is the tactical shooting facility that was designed as an enjoyable and safe place to shoot with realistic settings for firearms training. The tactical shooting facility was created to bring the worlds of Recreational Shooting and Progressive Training together in one location. The goal of the facility was to satisfy a diverse client base by providing unique shooting experiences for all skill levels. SUMMERY OF AMMENITIES Main Lodge · 19,384 SF · 21 Luxury Lodge Rooms · 21 Bathrooms · Great Room/Entry Way · Dining Area & Bar (Seats 80) · Commercial Kitchen · 3,400 SF Patio · Conference Room 1 (1,542 SF) · Conference Room 2 (1,296 SF) · Boardroom 1 (384 SF) · Boardroom 2 (336 SF) · Upper Level Cocktail Bar & Lounge · Cigar Bar with 80 Private Humidors · Elevator Other · 19 - 2,035 SF, 3 Bed/3 Bath Cottages. · 640 Sq.Ft. Wine Shaft (Holds 2,500 Bottles) · Administration Offices · Wedding Chapel · Greenhouses · Teepees · Tennis court · 2 Paddle Tennis courts · Rock climbing monolith · Hiking & mountain biking trails · High ropes course with zip line · Sauna · Snowmobiling/ATV park · Fly fishing in private lake · Wellness center with cardio and resistance training machines, free weights, and exercise mats · Equestrian Facility · Helicopter Pad · Machine Shop · Wood Shop · Equipment Storage Tactical Shooting Facility · Self-defense practice courses · Clay/skeet fields · Indoor pistol range · Scenario house, airplane cabin and cockpit
$2,650,000  •  300.35 acres
If you hear echoing from montane meadows and quaking aspens the distant sound of 20th century music, you may have just stumbled upon the spectacular High Point Ranch! This 300 +/- acre parcel encompasses the Uncompahgre Plateau’s second highest point (locally known as Flat Top) and is just one Julie Andrews away from being straight out of The Sound of Music! Protruding from the southern horizon lies nearly the entire San Juan Mountain Range-from Mount Uncompahgre in the east to solitary Lone Cone in the west, the very essence of western Colorado unfolds at eye level. Utah’s La Sal and Abajo Mountains are visible 70 miles away, the Grand Mesa and West Elks shimmer along the northern horizon, and the entire Cimmaron ridge, from Castle Rock to Wetterhorn, provides a foreground to every sunrise. With electric service on site and recreational hubs, Ridgway and Telluride, out your backdoor this alpine get-away is one from which you can climb every mountain and ford every stream.
$1,890,000  •  315 acres
The Arrowhead Alpine Ranch contains 315 +/- acres of pristine Colorado backcountry, just south of the Arrowhead subdivision. Springing from the montane beauty are the headwaters of Little Blue Creek’s east fork, which meanders lazily through the heart of the ranch. This alpine wetland is flanked on all sides by rolling seas of grass alongside robust stands of quaking aspen and dark timber. The adjacent forest is protected on three sides by BLM and the property qualifies for landowner vouchers (trophy game unit 66). Access is directly off the Alpine Plateau Road which connects the parcel with amenities (regional air service, shopping, and fine dining) in Montrose, Gunnison and Lake City, Colorado.
$795,000  •  56.82 acres
The LaBarr Valley Ranch is a spectacular, 57 +/- acre farm, only 3.7 miles south of Montrose, Colorado. Ultimately, this is a multifaceted property. The farm is well suited for agronomic production having both priority water (1.25 CFS Fansher Horsefly Ditch, 1.75 CFS LaBarr Ditch, delivered via an UVWUA water exchange) and 53.8 shares of UVWUA. Consider the property’s strong views (the Grand Mesa, Cimarron Ridge, San Juan Mountains, and Uncompahgre Plateau) alongside its proximity to Montrose, and you have the makings of premier equestrian center or gentleman’s ranch. From an investment perspective, the farm lies in the housing-starved growth corridor of Montrose, Colorado. Utilities are available at the lot line including natural gas on three sides, power along the paved county road, and Tri-County water at the north and south boundary. One Tri-County tap has already been installed, delivering 105PSI to a PE service line that can service three buildings. This is a fine development opportunity, fully surveyed, with a completed title commitment, looking for the right entrepreneur. From hay grass to a family estate or new development, the LaBarr Valley Ranch offers the best of Colorado’s western slope!
$460,000  •  96.51 acres
Looking for end-of the road, country, privacy without compromising access to amenities? Then you are looking for Tract 10 of The Heritage at Bostwick Park. This 96.5 +/- acre parcel offers unobstructed southern views extending from the valley floor to Shinn Park, Storm King Ridge, and the San Juan Mountains. An elevated knob, adorned in piñon and juniper trees, creates a dynamic landscape around which a stunning, custom home could be constructed. Electric service on the lot and domestic water is nearby. A well (permit #32060) has been completely developed with a heated pumphouse, 1,760-gal cistern, and two meter-pits (one for Tract 9, one for Tract 10). As a member of The Heritage at Bostwick Park, the parcel receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Opportunities like this, where you can build a dream home and experience the coveted west slope lifestyle draws people from around the globe. Tract 10 offers all the views and privacy you could ask for, only minutes from Montrose, CO.
$460,000  •  54.59 acres
Major-League views, minuets from Montrose, Colorado! Located on the south edge of Bostwick Park, Tract 9 has unobstructed southern views extending from the valley floor to Storm King Ridge, The Uncompahgre Plateau, and the San Juan Mountains. This world class building site is ready for a custom home; electric service is already on the lot as is a domestic well. The well (permit #32060) is completely developed with a heated pumphouse, 1,760-gal cistern, and two meter-pits (one for Tract 9, one for Tract 10). As a member of The Heritage at Bostwick Park, the parcel receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Opportunities like this, where you can build a dream home and experience the coveted west slope lifestyle draws people from around the globe. Simply put, Tract 9 is a homesite worthy of premier designation!
$460,000  •  50.97 acres
There is an old joke that there are two types of Colorado homesites- ones with big mountain views, and ones with irrigated meadows. The basis for such an adage is simple: views require elevation, and irrigation requires depression. Tract 8 of the Heritage at Bostwick Park is one of the few places where both requirements are simultaneously satisfied. The south edge of Bostwick Park overlooks the Uncompahgre Valley providing unobstructed views from the valley floor to Storm King Ridge, the Uncompahgre Plateau, and the San Juan Mountains. Meanwhile, the vast irrigated park forms a sea of green extending up to the Black Canyon National Monument. This world class building site, featuring approximately 8.3 irrigated acres, is ready for a custom home and/or equestrian facilities. Domestic water is provided by a community water system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to each lot. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power is at the lot line. All parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, receive direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and are protected by sensible covenants. Opportunities like this, where you can build a dream home and experience the coveted west slope lifestyle draws people from around the globe. Simply put, Tract 8 is a homesite rarely duplicated!
$460,000  •  53.87 acres
There is an old joke that there are two types of Colorado homesites- ones with big mountain views, and ones with irrigated meadows. The basis for such an adage is simple: views require elevation, and irrigation requires depression. Tract 7 of the Heritage at Bostwick Park is one of the few places where both requirements are simultaneously satisfied. The south edge of Bostwick Park overlooks the Uncompahgre Valley providing unobstructed views from the valley floor to, Storm King Ridge, the Uncompahgre Plateau, and the San Juan Mountains. Meanwhile, the vast irrigated park forms a sea of green extending up to the Black Canyon National Monument. This world class building site featuring approximately 4.5 irrigated acres and is ready for a custom home and/or equestrian facilities. Domestic water is provided by a community water system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to each lot. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power is at the lot line. All parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park receive direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and are protected by sensible covenants. Opportunities like this, where you can build a dream home and experience the coveted west slope lifestyle draws people from around the globe. Simply put, Tract 7 is the homesite of a lifetime!
$460,000  •  47.13 acres
It doesn’t take more than a single sunset at Tract 6 of The Heritage at Bostwick Park to understand why many ballads sing of the western sky. Located on the edge of Bostwick Park, this parcel peers across the valley floor to the Uncompahgre Plateau, San Juan Mountains, and Storm King Peak. The lot’s piñon-juniper forest, alongside 0.84 +/- irrigated acres and breathtaking views creates a primer class building site, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. This lot is ready to build, domestic water is provided by a community system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to the lot line. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power has been extended to the property. As with all parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, Tract 6 receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Under the entire western sky, you will find few places better suited to build a home or a family than The Heritage at Bostwick Park!
$427,800  •  36.48 acres
Beneath the Black Canyon National Monument, with 360-degree views and 13.2 +/-irrigated acres, is Tract 5 of the Heritage at Bostwick Park! This stunning parcel is a primer homebuilding site that offers a high degree of privacy within minutes of downtown Montrose. This lot is ready for a custom home and/or horse facilities- DMEA service is already on the lot, as is a domestic well. The well (permit #325740) has been completely developed with a heated pumphouse, 1,760-gal cistern, and two meter-pits (one for Tract 5, one for Tract 13). As a member of The Heritage at Bostwick Park, the parcel receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Opportunities like this, where you can build a dream home and experience the coveted equestrian lifestyle draws people from around the globe. Simply put, Tract 5 is a homesite worth looking at!
$428,500  •  36.89 acres
Here is a view corridor where listing what you cannot see might be more effective than listing what you can! Located on the edge of Bostwick Park, this parcel peers across the valley floor to the Uncompahgre Plateau, San Juan Mountains, and Storm King Peak. The lot’s piñon-juniper forest, alongside breathtaking views, creates a primer class building site, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. This lot is ready to build, domestic water is provided by a community system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to the lot line. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power has been extended to the property. As with all parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, Tract 4 receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Under the entire western sky, you will find few places better suited to build a home or a family than The Heritage at Bostwick Park!
$477,300  •  41.51 acres
With a 34-mile view corridor ahead and a National Monument behind, there are not many building lots like this! Located on the western edge of Bostwick Park, this parcel peers across the valley floor to the Uncompahgre Plateau, San Juan Mountains, and Grand Mesa. The lot’s piñon-juniper forest, alongside breathtaking views, creates a primer class building site, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. This lot is ready to build, domestic water is provided by a community system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to the lot line. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power has been extended to the property. As with all parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, Tract 3 receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Under the entire western sky, you will find few places better suited to build a home or a family than The Heritage at Bostwick Park!
$445,000  •  124.65 acres
A vast building site with public land access, utilities, and a pristine view corridor- this is Tract 2 of The Heritage at Bostwick Park. Located on the western edge of Bostwick Park, this parcel peers across the valley floor to the Cimarron Ridge, San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau, and Grand Mesa. The lot’s piñon-juniper forest, alongside breathtaking views, creates a primer class building site, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. Like Tract 1, this parcel provides incredible privacy and is completely ready to build. Domestic water is provided by a community system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to the lot line. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power has been extended to the property. As with all parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, Tract 2 receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Under the entire western sky, you will find few places better suited to build a home or a family than The Heritage at Bostwick Park!
$445,000  •  125.53 acres
A vast building site with public land access, utilities, and a pristine view corridor- this is Tract 1 of The Heritage at Bostwick Park. Located on the western edge of Bostwick Park, this parcel peers across the valley floor to the Cimarron Ridge, San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau, and Grand Mesa. The lot’s piñon-juniper forest, alongside breathtaking views and a high degree of privacy, creates a primer class building site within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. This lot is ready to build, domestic water is provided by a community system that delivers treated, potable, well water (Permit 326107) to the lot line. Alongside domestic water, DMEA power has been extended to the property. As with all parcels in The Heritage at Bostwick Park, Tract 1 receives direct access to vast public lands, community recreation areas, and is protected by sensible covenants. Under the entire western sky, you will find few places better suited to build a home or a family than The Heritage at Bostwick Park!
$2,950,000  •  279 acres
Situated at the base of Wildcat Canyon, 7.4 miles south of Montrose, Colorado, is the beautiful, 279-acre, Horsefly Ranch. This historic parcel features 81.4 irrigated acres alongside rolling pinion-juniper draws, badges of leave-laden cottonwood trees, and strong, southern, views. Tillable land is flood irrigated by the AlBrush Ditch, in use since at least to 1891, alongside an on-property irrigation pond. This deeded water is sourced from Horsefly Creek, which ultimately provides the parcel with 4,300’ of direct creek frontage. Sporting and recreation opportunities are stronger than most valley ranches can offer as the property shares it’s fence line with 1,324 +/- acres of BLM and 996 +/- acres of the Billy Creek State Wildlife Area.The mantra of real estate is “location, location, location” and this ranch has all three! You are a single step from vast public land, 10 minutes from Montrose, and a leisurely drive from world-class skiing- what more could you ask for in southwest Colorado!
$1,195,000  •  0.54 acres
This commercial building, at the corner of Hotchkiss Avenue [CR1] and Highway 550, was built in the 1980’s by Jim Guyton for his Texas style restaurant “Jim’s BBQ”, and then renovated between 2010-2014. Built and furnished in the style of an early 20th century National Park Lodge, the space has ATMOSPHERE! The bar equipment, fixtures, and furnishings are included (some exclusions), as well as additional lots to the north of the building that provides ample parking and room for future building expansion. The restaurant is well suited for music and entertainment with the loft providing a bird's-eye-view of the restaurant and bar below and the 12' wide wrap-around porch doubling the seating capacity during busy summer months. The Countyline Road House is conveniently located along the Highway 550 corridor on a corner lot with impeccable exposure and direct highway frontage. This roadway is the main route to Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride, conveying travelers to music & film festivals, skiing, and summer/ winter recreation.
$1,150,000  •  640 acres
Looking for respectable acreage, direct BLM access, and strong, over-the-counter hunting – then you are looking for the Uncompahgre Hunting Ranch! This 640 +/- acre property features dense oak, pinion, and juniper forest alongside spring fed ponds and sub-irrigated meadows. Rolling topography begins in the bottom of Dry Creek Basin (7,080’) and extends south and westward, across two shallow drainages, before reaching a crescendo atop the Uncompahgre Plateau (7,880’). The parcel is fully surveyed with a clean title, fenced for cattle, and is only 40 minutes from downtown Montrose. In terms of value, there are few unencumbered hunting ranches in this price range.
$9,950,000  •  1,065 acres
Lake Fork River Ranch, a place where anglers gently wade as elk proclaim their autumntide serenade. This pristine mountain paradise offers direct river frontage and over 6 miles of world-class trout fishing- all just 10 minutes outside Lake City, Colorado! Beginning at 8,500 feet, the ranch climbs through lowland meadows and trout ponds to evergreen hillsides and aspen-covered creek bottoms. Across this 1,340’ elevation gradient roam trophy class elk, deer and black bear. Accentuating the natural sporting capabilities of the property is direct access to remote public land and a membership in the Lake Fork Hunting and Fishing Club (which adds an additional 1,388 +/- accessible acres). Creature comforts are outstanding with two immaculate cabins and immeasurable amenities just minutes away. As a whole family retreat or simply a strong investment, there are few properties that can compete with the Lake Fork River Ranch! HuntingHunting potential on the Lake Fork River Ranch is immense. The ranch lies within a migration corridor that funnels elk and deer from the upper San Juans to low-lying wintering ground. Multiple drainages, alongside healthy stands of timber and ample feed, provide an ideal elk habitat. In addition to the deeded acreage, the adjoining 1,388 +/- acres of private land can be hunted through the ranch’s membership in the Lake Fork Hunting and Fishing Club. Likewise, vast expanses of public land are accessible from both the main ranch and the high cabin. LicensesThe Lake Fork River Ranch is located in Colorado Game Unit 66. This prized unit is renowned for quality elk and mule deer and good draw statistics. In 2023, 71% of applicants (Colorado resident, 2 preference points) were successful in drawing a first rifle bull tag. Likewise, second rifle deer tags had a 100% success rate for Colorado residents with four preference points. Since the property is eligible for landowner vouchers, additional licenses are likely. Fishing“I’m planning to fish Lake Fork” is an idyllic utterance that perks the ear of anglers around the globe. A tributary of the Gunnison River, Lake Fork delivers clear mountain water from the San Juan’s into Curicanti’s Gold Medal fishery. Over a 67-mile course, the Lake Fork propagates one of western Colorado’s best fishing experiences. A recent survey conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife found that downstream of the Lake Fork River Ranch, the river sported 31 trout (28 browns, 3 rainbows of 14” or greater length) for every surface acre. Density estimates for smaller fish (5” or greater length) place a brown trout every 7.2 linear foot and a rainbow trout every 15.0 linear foot. Boasting over 6 miles of direct river access fishing (4,100 linear feet of fee-simple river frontage, 2.7 miles of exclusive frontage through fishing club membership, remaining frontage through adjoining public land/fishing easements) and two stocked ponds, the Lake Fork River Ranch is a magnificent angling property. The private ponds, totaling 7.92 surface acres, yield mature brown trout on nearly every cast. Twelve additional ponds and 2.7 miles of exclusive fishing are accessible through the Hunting and Fishing Club which adjoins the ranch’s southern boundary. LocalityThe Lake Fork River Ranch is located 5.8 miles (9 minutes) north of Lake City Colorado. Here, the gold-laden San Juan Mountains drew the attention of prospectors in the late 19th century. By 1874, the first permeant structure had been erected to service the local industry. Realization of mineral wealth brought rapid growth to the small smelting community and over 500 additional structures sprung up over the course of just a few years. By 1880, the bustling community included: four churches (First Baptist, Lake City Presbyterian, St James Episcopal, and St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church), a post office, newspaper, fire department, stagecoach, schoolhouse, fully functional Telegraph and even a red-light district. Economic turmoil in the 1890’s and closure of the Gold Fleece Mine sounded an abrupt end to ore production. By the end of the Great Depression, the local mining industry had all but been erased. If gold and silver were worth thousands, then above ground resources are worth millions. As the mining industry waned, the natural beauty of the area brought sportsmen and sightseers from near and far. Rather than shipping the mountains piece by piece to the people, Lake City would bring people to the mountains. Lake Fork and San Cristobal (Colorado’s second largest natural lake) became a fisherman’s paradise and abundant elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, bear, and wild turkey drew the eye of sportsmen. Backcountry mining roads soon formed a globally recognized backpacking and off-roading network. Jeep trails such as Engineer, Cinnamon, Imogene, Black Bear, and Corkscrew connect the iconic mountain towns of Lake City, Silverton, Ouray and Telluride. With the advent of a recreation-based economy came amenities and services that punch well-beyond the weight of most comparatively small towns. Boutique shopping, offroad adventure shops, guiding services, and fine dining replaced mills and smelting facilities. Lake City offers a spectacular getaway, a place where you can have the adventure of a lifetime, a good burger, and enjoy a carefully preserved Victorian town.
$16,250,000  •  3,745 acres
The Paonia Assemblage consists of 3,745 +/- acres 6 miles north of Paonia, Colorado. The property is surrounded by public land on three sides, with fantastic elk, deer, and bear hunting. A recent vegetation management project cleared and reseeded 410 +/- acres into highland grasses, greatly improving the landscape for wildlife and livestock alike. In addition to dark timber, quaking aspen, open parks, and Gambel oak, the Paonia Assemblage has two creeks, numerous springs and 29 spring-fed ponds. To improve livestock operations, 17.8 miles of new fencing has also been constructed. The main cabin has also been completely refurbished, providing comfortable lodging for both hunters and guides. On the Paonia Assemblage, nothing has been left undone. This turn-key property is ready to be sold.
$15,950,000  •  3,665 acres
Bugling Bull Ranch extends from Piñon Mesa down into the majestic Unaweep Canyon of Mesa County, Colorado. Approximately 40 miles southwest of Grand Junction, 30 miles west of Whitewater, and 10 miles east of Gateway, this stunning ranch offers seasonal-use cabins, exceptional grazing, and world-class elk hunting. Elevations range from 6,240’ to 9,150’ as the ranch climbs from the bottom of Unaweep Canyon, up the Fish Creek / North Fork watersheds and ultimately plateaus atop Piñon Mesa. Across this topography lies a diverse landscape-- from high altitude desert to lush creek bottoms, deep canyons to flat-top mesas, and irrigated meadows to dense ponderosa, aspen, and evergreen forests. If this sounds like a breeding ground for monster elk, that is because it is! Bugling Bull is in trophy game unit 40 and 340” bulls are commonplace on both the ranch’s deeded acreage and the surrounding BLM. Along with the world-class trophy elk, the ranch also boasts quality mule deer, bear, and mountain lion. Whether your preference is archery or rifle, Bugling Bull Ranch is truly a hunter’s paradise. During the off-season, the ranch is well situated to raise cattle with 120 +/- irrigated acres, historic water rights, and two BLM grazing permits for 3,630 +/- additional acres. The south edge of the ranch runs along Highway 141, allowing easy, year-round, paved access, while the northern portion of the ranch has seasonal access through Glade Park. With big views and even bigger elk, the Bugling Bull Ranch is the standard bearer for a trophy elk ranch. Bugling Bull North Portion (1,514 +/- deeded acres) This north portion of the ranch is a high-elevation parcel (7,320’ to 9,150’) that sits atop Piñon Mesa and provides fantastic elk habitat during the early season. The North Fork of West Creek cuts through the heart of the ranch and is flanked by alpine meadows and aspen, pine, and ponderosa forest. The vegetative and topographic layout allows elk to migrate up and down the canyon and forms a sanctuary within the ranch’s boundary. Big bulls and their harems will utilize the ranch’s premier forage until snow pushes them down onto the BLM or the southern portion of the ranch. The property is accessible from the north by private dirt road from May to October and three hunting cabins are available for seasonal residential use. The main cabin contains a kitchen, living/dining room, two bedrooms on the main floor and a bunkhouse-style loft. The other two cabins are single-room structures used for dry camping. While no commercial utilities are readily available on the property, a generator can be used in the main cabin during visits. There are outhouses for sewage and cisterns for water, and the main cabin has a water-capture tank on the hillside that diverts natural runoff into a holding tank for transfer to the cistern. Bugling Bull South Portion (2,151 +/- deeded acres) This southern portion of Bugling Bull lies along the Unaweep Canyon, at the foot of Piñon Mesa. The property has year-round access via Hwy 141 and is 10 miles from the world-famous Gateway Canyons Resort. This lower portion of the ranch, which incorporates seven separate drainages, is a premier elk wintering ground that virtually controls access to thousands of acres of public land. Elevation ranges from 6,240’ to 7,900’ with terrain varying from steep foothills to rolling, irrigated, hay land (120 +/- acres). Pastureland is irrigated by historic water rights from Burg Reservoir, Burg Ditch and Silzell Ditch. The unirrigated land is typified by picturesque piñon-juniper vistas alongside heavily treed oak and cottonwood draws. Hunting potential here is just as strong as the northern piece, but year-round paved access opens this end of the ranch to additional development. When combined with the northern portion of the ranch, these parcels offer an incredible, full-season, recreation, and cattle ranch. Large, pristine tracts such as this are getting harder to find.
$5,295,000  •  782 acres
In the twilight years of the William H. Taft Administration, Richard Gallin filed for patent with the General Land Office of the United States. Gallin’s patent laid claim to 160 acres of premiere Colorado real estate, and his virgin parcel would sit atop the Cimarron Ridge, peering down on the fertile Uncompahgre Valley. Even 111 years after Gallin laid stake, the rationale of his decision shines radiantly. With mature quaking aspen, broad alpine meadows, and a crisp Colorado breeze, who wouldn’t lay claim? Today’s Montrose Alpine Ranch boasts a portion of Gallin’s original patent, alongside all the attributes that drew him to Southwestern Colorado. This spectacular 782 +/- acre parcel vaunts a flourishing aspen forest interspersed with open meadows, spring-fed ponds, and budding wildflowers. With abundant water, feed, and cover, the Montrose Alpine Ranch is brimming with potential – whether early-season elk hunts, grass-fed beef, or a high-altitude getaway. Elk, bear, and turkey licenses are available over the counter (game unit 65), and substantial public land and fishing is only short UTV drive away. Boutique dining, shopping, and regional air service can all be found in downtown Montrose, making Montrose Alpine Ranch one of the most proximate mountain paradises available. Gallin was no fool when he laid his claim in 1912, and this ranch is living proof. Towering aspens, bountiful springs, and the thundering echo of an elk’s bugle – could there be a better place to plant your Ebenezer?
$925,000  •  57 acres
The County Line Ranch- 57.8 acres of near limitless potential, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. The property's lush, irrigated farm ground is watered by the highest priority right in the Uncompahgre watershed and is a fantastic wintering ground for livestock and wildlife alike. With easy access directly off HWY 550, big views, and a central location between Montrose and Ridgway, the parcel begs for a custom home or horse facilities. From the ranch's front gate, Ridgway Reservoir, with boating and recreation galore, is a mere 10 minuet drive. Likewise, City Market in Montrose is only 10 miles to the north. The County Line Ranch offers the living and beauty of Ouray County with all the amenities of Montrose- truly the best of both worlds!
Eagle Land Brokerage
Eagle Land Brokerage
Joseph Burns
Joseph Burns
21263 Hwy 550
Montrose, CO 81403

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