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.
$1,260,000  •  720 acres
Looking for respectable acreage, direct BLM access, and strong, over-the-counter hunting – then you are looking for the Uncompahgre Hunting Ranch! This 720 +/- 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. A spectacular 1,030 +/- acre parcel, this pristine mountain paradise offers direct river frontage and over 3 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. 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!
$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.
$4,350,000  •  400 acres
Bear Claw Ranch - a 400± acre, western Colorado mountain property that checks all the boxes: year-round access, alpine vegetation, private live water, multiple ponds, two cabins, installed utilities, and breathtaking views. This indefectible oasis is located about 30 miles from either Montrose or Ridgway, Colorado, within the coveted Cimarron area.
$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?
$459,000  •  37.62 acres
This stunning 37 +/- acre parcel has it all--- Irrigated hay land (irrigated by 4 shares of Cimarron Ditch, 74-acre feet of Bostwick Park Conservancy), big views, good hunting, and direct access to power, domestic water, and vast tracks of the BLM. Being a short 15-minute drive from downtown Montrose and tucked on an exclusive mesa, this really is an ideal homesite. A place where you can raise horses, hay and family with a high degree of privacy, while remaining within minutes of all Montrose’s amenities. It is properties like The Hilltop that draw people from around the nation to Montrose, Colorado!
$865,000  •  3 acres
The North River Road Complex offers the growing space and infrastructure required for large-scale production, all bundled within the business-friendly city of Palisade, Colorado. The 100,000 SQFT of greenhouse space is heated by two boilers (primary plus a backup) and cooled through evaporative coolers. The latter is powered by a recent $240,000 electrical upgrade that included 3-phase power. Additional improvements include: a 9,198 SQFT warehouse, strategic fencing, a guard house, and office space. Just on the edge of Grand Junction, the business opportunities are numerous. Priced to sell! Contact Eagle Land Brokerage today! Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$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!
$6,203,600  •  1,100 acres
Peering down from Bostwick Park, with unobstructed views of the San Juan Mountains and The Black Canyon National Monument, are these beautiful home building sites and hobby farms. Parcels like this are hard to find. They have great access via Bostwick Park Road and HWY-50, are close to Montrose (10mi), and retain high degree of seclusively. All lots (35-100ac) have access to expansive public ground, providing hiking/horseback riding opportunities well beyond an individual lot’s deeded acreage. Community Recreation Areas provide a walking/horseback riding easement to expand lot owners’ access to Colorado’s vast public lands. For the farm-oriented client, The San Juan Mountain Ranch offers 157 +/- acres of irrigated production ground in one of Montrose’s agronomic hubs. Ample irrigation water is provided by the Cimmaron Ditch and Canal Company and the Bostwick Park Conservation District. As it sits, this acreage is well suited to further a grower’s operation. Build a custom home and stables, and this could make a premier horse ranch.
Eagle Land Brokerage
Eagle Land Brokerage
Joseph Burns
Joseph Burns
21263 Hwy 550
Montrose, CO 81403

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