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$319,957,696  •  420,000 acres
Brewster Ranches is around half the size of Rhode Island with over 420,000 contiguous acres. It starts just 15 miles from the Gage Hotel in Marathon heading south 31 miles all the way to Black Gap Wildlife Management Area which is a stone throws away from Big Bend National Park filled with outdoor adventures. Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Brewster Ranches has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past, rich in history and today wildlife hunting opportunities such as desert mule deer, elk, desert big horn sheep, scaled quail and some of the most important habitat for migrations of wildlife in the Chihuahuan Desert between the borderlands of Texas and Mexico to the south.
$149,490,000  •  196,000 acres
Dove Mountain offers a variety of habitats and improvements which start on the north at Tres Hermanos summit on the Shely Peaks at 5,210 feet down into a wide scenic valley where you find the live water section of San Francisco Creek that is cottonwood lined for over two miles. An airstrip and giant hanger. The Pine Mountains where there are some of the most majestic overlooks in the entire region. Pinion pine found on the north slope and above on the Mesa and within the canyons provide habitat for an Elk herd that can be seen regularly. If there is one thing that makes this ranch stand out is the availability of Desert Big Horn Sheep habitats as well as the availability of permits by TPWD.
$50,369,000  •  150,085 acres
The Big Wyoming Ranch is a combination of three large, low-overhead grass ranches, all of which are easily-accessible year-round via well-maintained graveled county roads. The ranch consists of 91,746+ deeded acres, 8,240± State of Wyoming lease acres, 33,560± Thunder Basin National Grassland permit acres, and 16,539± BLM lease acres for a total of 150,085+ acres. Historically, the Big Wyoming Ranch has been used as a year-round cow/calf operation and is owner-rated for an average of 3,660 pairs plus bulls and ranch horses. The ranch is well watered and consists of several solar wells, submersible wells, windmills, reservoirs and live water that provide ample water for livestock and wildlife. Grazing is maximized with cross-fencing and underground pipelines to provide stock water strategically throughout the ranch. Improvements include twelve houses, shops, storage buildings, barns, several additional livestock sheds and other outbuildings, and several sets of working corrals. The Big Wyoming Ranch a superb, low-overhead grass ranch with extensive variety of wildlife that includes mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, elk, wild turkeys, and a several species of small game. Price: $50,369,000 Contact Cory Clark at (307) 351-9556, Mark McNamee at (307) 760-9510 or Denver Gilbert at (406) 697-3961 for more details.
$85,995,000  •  117,000 acres
Classic “Big Bend Country” of the Old West, Rio Texico Ranch has maintained much of the environment and appearance of times past. Rio Texico Ranch's San Francisco Creek is a year-round live water with Cottonwood gallery forests on both banks and riparian vegetation are very rare in this desert and a magnet for wildlife. The ranch is a working cattle ranch with some excellent recently improved infrastructure. There are miles of new internal fences, pens, and traps as well as water and road improvements.
$96,091,250  •  113,650 acres
The Y-6 Ranch, near Valentine, TX, is rich in ranching history and ranching heritage. Mountains, grasslands, springs, canyons, and desert habitat creates one of the best hunting and wildlife ranches in Texas. With abundant wildlife, such as mule deer, herds of pronghorn, white-tail deer, mountain lion, occasional elk can all be found here. Smaller animal and bird species found on the ranch includes javelina, fox, ringtail cat, coyote, dove, Gamble’s quail and many, many large coveys of blue or scaled quail. The ranch can be divided and sold into two parts or sold as an entire ranch.
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$9,995,000  •  85,285 acres
$11,250,000
First homesteaded in the 1860s, the 8,525±-acre Pritchard-Sumner Ranch is rich with history and now available for purchase for the first time in over 150 years. Operated as a cow-calf cattle business for 47 years, running 250 head, the Pritchard-Sumner Ranch is completely outfitted with cross-fencing, pastures, and troughs, plus over 80,000 gallons of water storage and miles of pipeline to distribute water all throughout the Ranch. The Pritchard-Sumner Ranch is complemented with a freshly remodeled ranch-style home, barns, historic buildings, juniper trees, and a variety of wildlife.
Contact for Price  •  66,388 acres
IN PROCESS Contact for more details. FOR MORE DETAILS & INFORMATION INFO@ICON.GLOBAL | 214.855.4000 WWW.ICON.GLOBAL Previously listed at $550/acre Lely Ranch | 66,388 acres Situated on 66,388 acres of topography-rich land, the Lely Ranch offers miles of diverse terrain including everything from breathtaking cliffs to expansive canyons. It is located approximately 30 minutes south of the legendary Marfa, Texas, where you and your guests can go to enjoy dining, museums, modern art and entertainment. The Lely Ranch is also contiguous to the renowned Cibolo Creek Lodge, which allows access to their luxury accommodations. This vast, rugged Ranch is largely untouched, and affords a rare chance to own your own Big Bend. When exploring this vast country, you will find pictographs on canyon walls, plane crash wreckage and many relics from when Indians and outlaws called this ranch their home. It is the first public availability of the Lely Ranch since being purchased in the 1960s by a foreign dairy magnate and renowned inventor. It is truly the last frontier. Location: The ranch covers a massive amount of country with Big Bend State Park as the eastern boundary, Highway 67 as the western boundary, and then extending north to south from Shafter all the way to Presidio. It is a 30-minute drive from Marfa and an hour from Alpine. There are also two easily accessible runways close by for the ultimate convenience. Lely International Airport is just across Highway 67 and has a 5200 x 75 runway, and Cibolo creek also has a 5300 x 60 runway, both which can accommodate most private jets. Hunting: Lely Ranch offers a diverse range of hunting and expansive hunting revenue possibilities. Outfitters in this region stay busy chasing giant mule deer, elk, aoudad rams, javelinas and hogs as well as multiple species of quail. With lodging in place and the canyon holding plenty of game, this could be a turn key hunting operation and revenue opportunity. Cattle: With the water systems on the ranch, it could easily accommodate a cow and calf operation. Habitat & Topography: 1,500-foot elevation changes, cliffs, ravines and massive canyons along Cibolo Creek this ranch has it all. Wildlife, Hunting: This ranch has a plethora of wild game, MLD permit for mule deer, big aoudad rams, elk, javelinas, wild hogs, three species of quail and mountain lions. You can glass ridgelines for mule deer and aoudad in the morning and quail hunt in the afternoon. The diversity of the terrain offers a paramount hunting assortment. Water: This property has superior surface and subsurface water for the area. 14 water wells and a few springs from the mountains creating an oasis for wildlife in certain canyons. Homes: Hunters cabin is a simply appointed brick bunkhouse cabin.
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$58,000,000  •  59,889 acres
$69,500,000
The IX Ranch is a legacy ranch – it is huge, has a long history of stable ownership and a respected reputation in reputation ranch country. Its central Montana location is 80 miles northeast of Great Falls and adjacent to the town of Big Sandy. The current owners are the second owners in the ranch’s 128-year history. This professionally managed operation runs a cattle herd of 4,300. They currently winter around 3,375 bred females, 120 3-year-and-younger bulls and ranch horses, together with 4,000 tons of winter feed. In the spring, around 650 of the previous years’ heifer calves will return to the ranch for breeding from a grow-lot near Billings. The operation covers over 126,305± acres, of which 59,889± is deeded and the majority of the balance being State grazing leases. It is well improved, with accommodations for a full crew including a manager, as well as comfortable quarters for guests. Besides its position as one of Montana’s great cattle ranches, the IX boasts large populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, and five species of upland birds. It is also a scenic ranch boasting a diversity of habitat types from productive meadows to rolling hills which give way to steeper mountain country with scatterings of aspens and evergreens.
$19,000,000  •  58,613 acres
LONE CROW CATTLE RANCH – Converse & Niobrara Counties, Douglas, Wyoming: The Lone Crow Cattle Ranch is located in the Thunder Basin Grassland approximately 70 miles northeast of Douglas, Wyoming, and 58 miles northwest of Lusk, Wyoming. This large, low-overhead grass ranch is easily-accessible year-round via well-maintained graveled county roads. The ranch consists of 34,141+ deeded acres, 3,200 acres State of Wyoming lease, 10,420 acres of Thunder Basin Grazing Association permit and 10,852± BLM lease acres for a total of 58,613+ acres. Historically, the Lone Crow Cattle Ranch has been used as a year-round cow/calf operation. The ranch is owner-rated for an average of 1,200 pairs plus bulls and ranch horses. Six solar wells, six submersible wells, several windmills, and several reservoirs along with seasonal water from Snyder Creek, Spring Creek and West Bull Creek provide additional water for livestock and wildlife. To maximize grazing, over 20 miles of underground pipeline provides water to stock water tanks strategically located throughout the ranch. Improvements include five houses, shops, storage buildings, barns, several additional livestock sheds and other outbuildings, and three sets of working corrals. The Lone Crow Cattle Ranch a superb, low-overhead grass ranch with extensive variety of wildlife that includes mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, elk, wild turkeys, and a several species of small game. Price: $19,000,000 Contact Clark & Associates Land Brokers, LLC at (307) 334-2025 for more details.
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$15,000,000  •  58,154 acres
$17,500,000
Located in Northern California’s San Benito & Fresno Counties, Ashurst is just 60 miles from Hollister and a 100 miles from San Jose California. Encompassing a massive 27,944 deeded acres with a BLM allotment of 30,210 acres, this property is immense. The ranch supports 4,500 head and most recently, 5,100 head of mix cows and feeders. Headquarters include multiple homes, shops, barns, and livestock support equipment. Water throughout Ashurst comes from several ponds, some seasonal and spring fed. An extensive water system with storage tanks, troughs, springs and small wells, provide livestock and domestic water for the ranch. There are nine oil wells on the property providing oil well income. In addition to the cattle operation, the ranch has outstanding hunting with elk, pigs and deer. * Co-listed with Cushman & Wakefield*
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$9,950,000  •  55,818 acres
$11,000,000
This is one heck of a New Mexico ranch that offers multiple use and even though there is a considerable amount of lease land, public access is limited. This one definitely deserves a look
$18,900,000  •  55,296 acres
Located just off State Hwy 116, 20 miles southwest of Upton, Wyoming, this 55,296± acre legacy ranch is owner-rated at 1,500 cows year-round. This highly diverse, very well-watered ranch is cross fenced into 29 pastures, each with at least an electric water source and many with multiple tanks and reservoirs. The terrain on the ranch ranges from native and improved grass pastures to a more mountainous terrain with high plateaus flanked by steep breaks and pine and cedar tree-covered hillsides. There are two immaculate sets of improvements that include three very well-kept homes, a 60’x300’ Morton livestock barn/roping arena, a total of four shops, a 60’140’ Morton equipment storage shed, several other outbuildings and two sets of pipe corrals, one of which is a Dr. Temple Grandin design. Aside from being a tremendous low-overhead grass ranch, this ranch boasts some of the best trophy elk and deer hunting in the region.
$40,317,050  •  52,022 acres
YE Mesa Ranch is as beautiful and rugged as it gets in the Big Bend County with an excellent road system accessing valleys, mountains and canyons throughout. The spine of the Santiago Mountains is the western boundary on the north ranch but cuts across the south ranch creating a series of ridges and valleys and outstanding views. Connected to the west side of the Santiago Mountains is YE Mesa itself with a raised volcanic uplift and peak slopping off toward Chalk Draw just off the ranch. There are numerous commanding vistas of the entire Big Bend Region and its mountain features including El Pico in the Del Carmens and the entire Chiosos Mountain skyline.
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$96,000,000  •  50,658 acres
A truly expansive holding set amongst a community of large and famous ranches, Dawson Elk Valley Ranch is comprised of 50,658± deeded and contiguous acres. The ranch is located in beautiful Colfax County where it rises from the most western reaches of the Great Plains to the front range of the rugged Cimarron Mountains. This region’s wildlife habitat and elk herds are of great renown and best exemplified by this property and its unmatched size and location. The lifeblood of the ranch is the Vermejo River, which bisects the property for 11 miles. Numerous canyons, tributary creeks, and lush valleys feed into the river – all converging at the heart of the ranch. The lowest elevations along Highway 64 are found at the bottom of the river valley at approximately 6,150’. The elevation rises as the property climbs through a series of valleys and ridgetops, achieving 2,000’ of elevation gain at the backdrop of Ted Turner’s 560,000± acre Vermejo Park Ranch, which is famous for many of the same features offered at Dawson Elk Valley. The mountainous and timbered northern reaches of the ranch, locally known as the Sangre de Cristos, yield to mesas and valleys which in turn, give way to the river valley and lower prairies. Such a combination of diverse habitat types clearly supports a rich biome and diversity of game. The ranch is located within New Mexico Game Unit 55A, a newly designated “Special Management Zone.” This Special Management Zone occupies an area of quality elk habitat that is largely held by private landowners. As such, private land elk authorizations are now allocated through a negotiation between the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and ranch managers. Because of its flourishing resident elk herd, the ranch has been able to obtain all of the authorizations it has needed – though ownership has conservatively hunted the ranch. Large numbers of mule deer, black bear, coyote, bobcats, mountain lion, Merriam’s turkey, and the occasional white-tailed deer reside on the property. Offered with the ranch is a 50% interest in the privately held York Canyon Branch rail line. The line traverses nearly 37 miles from I-25 just west of the community of Maxwell, passing though the ranch for 11 miles, and terminating in the Vermejo Park Ranch. It is a rare opportunity for such a unique asset to be on the market within a ranch offering of this quality. Dawson Elk Valley Ranch is rich in history, ecological and physical assets, and diversity of game and habitat. The Facts: ~ Approximately 50,039± contiguous acres in Colfax County, NM. ~ Adjoins the 560,000± acre Vermejo Park Ranch ~ 15 miles to Raton Airport offering a 7,620’ runway and full services ~ Vermejo River descends through the ranch for 11 miles ~ World-class elk hunting ~ 50% interest in 36.9 mile York Canyon Branch rail line ~ 50% of seller’s owned minerals and 100% of executive rights convey. ~ All owned water rights convey. ~ Estimated 110 million tons of high BTU low-sulfur coal reserves convey
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$68,000,000  •  50,500 acres
$72,000,000
The iconic N3 Cattle Company is on the market for the first time in 85 years. This beautiful and expansive California property spans 50,500 acres through four counties, making it the largest land offering in the State of California. Located just south of Livermore, and east of Oakland and San Jose, it is easily accessed from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the East Bay. The Ranch is completely private and uniquely preserved, healthy and wild as it has been for hundreds of years. It is a vital and rare haven of original California landscape and wildlife. The property encompasses 80 square miles of diverse terrains, flora, fauna, and important watersheds and creeks. N3 has been a working cattle ranch for 85 years and offers a rare look at a way of life quickly disappearing. Sprinkled with a dozen rustic cabins, the ranch also hosts one of the most famous, sustainable hunting operations in the state. Its owners are fourth-generation ranchers and are respected members of the ranching community. The ranch is enrolled in the Williamson Act and has no conservation easements.
$8,250,000  •  49,808 acres
The Nichols Ranch consists of 3,610± deeded acres, 240± State of Wyoming and 45,958± BLM lease acres for a total of 49,808± contiguous acres. The owners have historically run 200 cow/calf pairs, 50 yearlings, and 45 head of horses year-round and 500 pairs for five months. Cattle handling and gathering are very convenient on this scenic western ranch. Two Zimmatic pivots irrigate 136± acres of alfalfa and there is 525± acres of flood-irrigated native grass. The ranch produces adequate, high-quality hay to winter 300 cow/calf pairs. Ample water is provided from irrigation ditches via Muddy Creek, four domestic wells along with a solar livestock well located on the BLM lease ground. The improvements at the headquarters include a beautiful 3,911 sq. ft. home with four bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms, an detached, oversized garage/shop, a 2,600 sq. ft. horse barn with stalls and runs, and a one bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, a lean-to with numerous runs and an all steel arena with “Chute Help and Auto Chute”. The cattle working facilities are located one-half mile west of the headquarters and are easily accessible for gathering, shipping and turn-out. These facilities include a covered alley and hydraulic squeeze chute with a functional set of pipe pens, outbuildings and livestock scale. This scenic ranch is located at the foot of the Wind River mountains with views to the west of the Wyoming Range. The Nichols Ranch offers exceptional antelope hunting and trout fishing along with other hunting opportunities for elk and deer. Located 19 miles south of Boulder and 31 miles south of Pinedale.
$7,000,000  •  48,800 acres
Adobe Creek RanchThe Adobe Creek Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for generations, located in the Arkansas Valley in Southeast Colorado near the town of Las Animas. The large ranch expands across Bent County, into Kiowa County. Named after the Adobe Creek, which stretches over 10 miles across the ranch, providing surface water through out the west side. With the open short grass prairie and gently sloping terrain, the ranch offers views for miles of nothing but grass and blue sky.The ranch consists of deeded and state lease ground tied together. The total acreage of deeded that is selling is 9,894 +/-, and the total State Lease acres that the seller will assign upon purchase is 38,906 +/-, giving the ranch a total of 48,800 +/- acres. The ranch is rated for a stocking rate of 42 acres per animal unit. Currently the ranch is running around 1,000 pair, and offers 9 different pastures for rotational grazing. Adobe Creek and Adobe Creek Reservoir provides surface water, with addition to 6 water wells and tanks providing water throughout the ranch. There are 170 acres of farm ground, with 13 CFS irrigation water rights from the Adobe Valley ditch. The water rights are available when in priority during March 16th through November 14th, and during November 15th through March 15th, the water is available anytime. There is good access to most of the areas of the ranch with internal county roads and canal roads. Two-track roads throughout the ranch, accessing wells and pens.The Colorado Parks and Wildlife leases the ranch for hunting, naming the access the Adobe Creek Reservoir State Wildlife Area. The area provides hunting for whitetail, mule deer, pronghorn, pheasant, scaled quail, dove, and waterfowl. The owner is currently leasing the deeded acres to the CPW for $7,000 per year, on a year to year lease. The Adobe Creek Reservoir provides quality fishing for several warm water species. Known locally as "Blue Lake", this reservoir has historically been a favorite for crappie and catfish anglers. Enjoy boating and camping on the lake as well. As an irrigation storage lake for Ft. Lyon Irrigation Co., Blue lake can experience fluctuation in depths.The Adobe Creek Ranch offers a low maintenance, cost effective cattle ranch that can comfortably run 1,000 head cow/calf operation. Contact Sloan Smith with Great Plains Land Company for more details and to set up a private tour.
Contact for Price  •  47,737 acres
Located in Northeast Nevada, the Independence Valley Farm & Ranch (IVF&R) is a spectacular property with endless natural re- sources. Currently operating as a farm and cattle ranch, it includes over 47,700 deeded acres with an adjacent BLM grazing allotment of more than 100,000 acres. This property has incredible potential for development of oil, gold, and geothermal opportunities, in addition to it’s farming and ranching operations. The expansive vistas of high mountain basins, covered in an abundance of wheat grass, and seemingly endless landscape best describe this property as immense. This property is being offered at appraised value with a complete and comprehensive valuation analysis available to qualified buyer(s) for review.
$32,674,500  •  47,700 acres
Located west of Van Horn, Texas in the fifth highest mountain range in Texas, the Eagle Mountains, the ranch is easily accessed by two county roads. The ranch is a mere 1.5 hours from El Paso International Airport ad just 30 minutes from Van Horn Airport which can land jet aircraft. Large well-established landowner neighbors and excellent game management programs makes Piñon Ranch the perfect grazing, hunting and recreation property. Tucked away into an isolated part of the Eagle Mountains where you have ease of access along with extreme privacy. Ranching heritage abounds as the Overland Trail passes through this ranch where stagecoaches used to stop at Eagle Spring located on the ranch.
$22,080,684  •  46,485.65 acres
About an hour’s drive west of Albuquerque, N.M., the Lobo Ranch spreads across 46,485± deeded acres of stunningly beautiful landscape marked by large mesas, rock formations, sandstone bluffs, expansive grasslands and open valleys. This working cattle ranch has outstanding recreational and historical attributes, including abundant wildlife and plentiful habitat, and hundreds of archeological sites and ancient petroglyphs. With elevations that range from approximately 6,100 feet to more than 8,200 feet above sea level, the ranch encompasses several distinct ecosystems that are home to a variety of wildlife from Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer and Barbary sheep to black bears, mountain lions, quail, turkey and upland birds. Seasonal pastures with excellent winter range along the southern and eastern valley slopes favor both cattle and elk. The current owner grazes approximately 300 animal units in an operation that is biased toward wildlife and range preservation. Improvements include a 3,700-square-foot guest lodge with a large porch and patio with outdoor fireplace, a bunkhouse, manager’s residence, barns, equipment shop and a helicopter hanger. The ranch is accessible year-round via Cibola County Road 1, a county-maintained gravel road, north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange. The Facts • 46,485± deeded acres adjacent to the Marquez Wildlife Area • 55 miles west of Albuquerque, N.M. • Slightly more than an hour from Sunport, Albuquerque’s International Airport • 53 miles from Grants, N.M., and Grants Municipal Airport • Located on Cibola County Road 1, 15 miles north of Interstate 40 at the Laguna Interchange • Elevation 6,100 ft to 8,200 ft above sea level • Situated in Cibola (95%) and Sandoval Counties Improvements • The Lodge, 3,700± s.f. with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths • The Bunkhouse, 1,512± s.f. with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths • Manager’s residence, Modular home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath • Equipment Shop, 3,000± s.f. • Hay Barn, 3,900± s.f. • Helicopter hangar, 40’ x 50’ • Horse barn, 1,120± s.f. Water • 20 water wells, including 4 solar powered pumps (quarterly meter reports) through four year period ends in July file for extension • 290 acre feet annually of unperfected water rights • 25 miles of water pipeline • Numerous earthen stock tanks Wind, Solar and Minerals • All mineral rights currently held by owner convey • NextEra Energy operates a wind farm on a high mesa in the northeastern part of the ranch via a lease agreement with Lobo Partners, LLC • Public Service Company of New Mexico owns and operates a 116.05-acre solar farm on the ranch Airports • About 55 miles from Albuquerque Sunport International Airport • 53 miles from Grants Municipal Airport • Dirt airstrip on property approximately 2,600’ X 80’ - small aircraft usage
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$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.