This picturesque 1,041-acre Western Colorado offering along the Dirty George Creek currently operates as a successful family cow-calf operation. Located approximately 8 miles from Cedaredge, Colo., it is ideally situated on the Southern end of the famous Grand Mesa—the world’s largest flat-topped mountain—and only 50 minutes from the Powderhorn Ski Resort. Land The ranch has good water rights for its 190 irrigated acres and comes with a (walk-in/walk-out) summer grazing permit for 200 head on BLM and National Forest land. Even as a full-time cattle ranch, the owners have taken numerous quality mule deer bucks, bull elk, black bears, and wild turkeys on the property. With a reduction in cattle numbers, it could be an excellent hunting ranch, holding many more elk and deer, and the spring turkey hunting would be exceptional. Bull tags are available over the counter for every season except the first rifle season and buck tags are a draw statewide, but the ranch gets landowner deer vouchers providing at least one buck tag per year. There is even a bald eagle nest and several black bear dens on the property where the owners watch the cubs emerge and grow in the spring. This parcel features a very nice 2,618 sq. ft. ranch-style home with incredible views. It was built in 2003 with 3 bedrooms and 2-1/4 baths and a walkout basement. It is unusual for a place with true end-of-the-road privacy to have fiber optic high-speed internet and domestic water, but this home has both. The Dirty George Creek runs through the Southern end of it and draws elk to the irrigated mountain meadows as they travel from their bedding area in the juniper and pinion pines. In addition to the home, there are corrals, an arena, a large barn and several ponds to provide for your livestock and horses. With walking access to the national forest grazing permits, this ranch is an excellent staging area to compliment the additional lower winter pasture and is well-suited for life on the land. Designed to meet any potential buyer’s needs, the property also can be purchased with an additional 737-acre tract—the Peach Valley Ranch which is listed at $3,750,000 and located just 30 minutes away. To read about the listing as one property, please check out the Hawkins Ranch listing on the Hayden Outdoors website. Location The ranch is only 45 minutes from the Montrose Regional Airport, providing easy access to multiple destinations daily. The area offers hundreds of fishing lakes in the summer and incredible snowmobiling in the winter with walking access to the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.