$7,700,000   •   2,239.39 Acres
3 br / 2 ba /

Located 25 minutes from Telluride mountain village, this +/- 2239 acres of the Beaver Mesa Livestock Elk Ranch is so beautiful that it was selected by renown professional photographer John Fielder for some of its most photogenic views, ,…we think you’ll agree.LandBeing that the water out west is now held as the gold standard these days, there are  7 registered ponds, and absolutely  the best water rights out of the J&M Hughes Ditch (named after the original owner) that  irrigates 1000 +/- acres of Beaver Mesa Livestock & Elk Ranch and is a huge value and runs through the entire ranch,  few ranches can compare and this ranch, it’s  one of the few last large family holdings remaining so close to Telluride. Has to been seen and felt.  Priced tens of million dollars below comparable size ranches in the area, the Cattlemen’s Association Conservation Easement which is a ( very different and unique and well thought through easement ) that allows for some development,  there are  3 separate building envelopes (each envelope is 5 acres, build what you like) that would be ideal for that Yellowstone dream home & value is already factored in.  This conservation easement  also has +/- 200  acres that is NOT  enrolled with the easement and also has even more  developmental potential. It is like living inside your own national park away from everyone but close to everything at Telluride Village. Even more unique, the easement also allows the property to be subdivided one time (must be a minimum of 500 acres) and sold off or built on. Tax credits still available on the +/- 200 acres and is part of a huge beautiful aspen grove and all their fall colors.  A conservation easement that is done right can allow to to buy a much larger ranch and better quality ranch than you otherwise could for far far less money. With the location of the ranch being surrounded by other large ranches and is just  minutes to National Forest for even more recreation, hunting and is also very convenient. The other big benefit to Beaver Mesa is it sits in the natural migratory path for the elk and deer. During May / June  and then later in the year at the ranch you can see hundreds and hundreds of Elk migrating right through the ranch and stopping at one of the many ponds for drink and eating the new green grass of the year (they absolutely love it) . It’s is something to see and you have not been lucky enough to witness the migration for these incredible animals. This really is a legacy ranch that is disappearing and is getting harder and harder to find.  I also believe one day these types of large ranches simply will be gone. Improvements Improvements include a comfortable & warm +/- 1200 sqft  3/2 ranch home that makes for great guest or caretaker quarters with a spring fed well with stunning views every room showcasing the Telluride mountains and the famous Lone Cone mountain. Or you could even live there while you build the ultimate dream mountain home with views that take everyone’s breath away and are just jaw dropping. An easy road system allows access throughout the ranch, all 100% fenced and crossed fenced. There is also a very large corral for your livestock. There is also a 3000 foot airstrip in place, but not currently in use. RecreationBGU 70 offers todays sportsman with over-the-counter rifle elk tags, and close to 100% draw for archery elk tags. Beaver Mesa Livestock and Elk has been documented as an excellent producer of both trophy quality elk and mule deer. With +/- 20% of the ranch in gorgeous aspens, huge open pastures  allowing for deer & elk bedding areas with abundant feed and water throughout, it’s all about the water. The ranch does qualify landowner mule deer tags that have been unit wide allocation (always check regs), with monster bucks documented from the area. Blue grouse & turkey also call the ranch home. BML&E Ranch has traditionally carried +/- 300 pair for 4 months a year, and keeps an incredibly low tax bill of +/- $3100 annually…The ranch also has phenomenal hunting and is currently leased out to a great outfitter generating 50K +/-  dollars of income from the great hunting and the cattle lease and easily could generate even more income. Agriculture1000 +/- acres is irrigated, with water being gold in Colorado, Cattle lease for grazing and incredible hunting  and is named after the owners grandfather. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesSome of the very best water rights you can have. The Huges ditch also runs through the ranch irrigating 1000+ acres making for easy grazing for cattle and the many elk and deer. General OperationsCattle lease and hunting generate income. HistoryBe it the land investment retreat you always dreamed of- close to Telluride skiing,  dining & air access, or the several locations  to build that Yellowstone Dream home/homes that would make for an unimaginable equestrian property, away from the hustle.  Large watered & protected land holdings like Beaver Mesa Livestock & Elk Ranch are becoming more and more scarce and priced several tens of million below other similar size ranch in the area…call or email today for more info and your qualified private showing. Co brokers welcome… Location25 min to Telluride and world class skiing and dinning.


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Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
Greg Liddle
Greg Liddle

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