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- Approximately 70,000 total acres - Forest Service & BLM grazing allotments totaling 6,119 AUMs - Spring & summer allotments near Rifle - Winter allotment near Grand Junction - Base property in San Luis Valley - Great start up opportunity or addition to established cattle operation
$25,000,000  •  24,108 acres
Located in the Pioneer Mountains 45 miles east of the airport in Hailey, Lava Lake Ranch is an expansive agricultural, conservation, and wildlife property that is easily accessible to the amenities of Sun Valley and communities of southern Idaho yet instills a sense of being a world away. The ranch encompasses a footprint of approximately 825,000 acres and features 24,108± deeded acres in seven separate units and over 800,000 acres of associated US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing permits, State of Idaho grazing leases, and private land grazing leases. From the Snake River Plain north to the crest of the Pioneers, Lava Lake Ranch spans 125 miles of diverse ecosystems within the Pioneer Mountains-Craters of the Moon landscape that consist of mountain peaks, foothills, canyons, sage steppe grasslands, forests of fir and aspen, and free-flowing rivers and streams. This vast, undeveloped landscape includes over 95,000 acres of conserved private lands and the 750,000-acre Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Wildlife here is prolific and includes wide-ranging species such as mule deer, elk, pronghorn, and sage grouse; carnivores such as gray wolves, mountain lions, and bobcats; and iconic species such as mountain goats and wolverines. Year-round recreational opportunities on the ranch are almost endless, and include big game hunting, wingshooting, trout fishing, birdwatching, trail riding, cycling, hiking, ATV touring, and cross country and backcountry skiing. Established in 1999, Lava Lake Ranch is highlighted by exceptional grazing resources, and its owners have focused on producing the highest quality grass-fed lamb and beef while restoring and preserving the lands used by the ranch. Building improvements on the ranch are modest but practical and sufficient to serve current operations. A series of conservation easements cover the majority of the ranch and allow for a broad set of agricultural, residential, and recreational uses.
$15,500,000  •  21,034 acres
Overview - Consisting of 108,277± total acres (21,034± deeded acres), Three Springs Ranch is a historic cattle and big game hunting ranch notable for its large size, as well as its unique combination of multiple allocated hunting tags in a trophy unit where tags are difficult to draw. A common dilemma for hunting ranch buyers is whether to focus on areas with plentiful tags but few mature animals, or go for a trophy unit that has quality bulls and bucks, but limited hunting opportunities, even for landowners. Fortunately, Three Springs Ranch offers the best of both – a high-quality unit with a private tag allocation achieved through Colorado’s Ranching for Wildlife program. The result is a unique ranch with exceptional big game hunting complemented by a well-run livestock program and attractive western landscape. Additional features of the ranch include adjacency to the Dinosaur National Monument; accredited source of the popular Allosaurus skeletal mount at the Denver Museum of Natural Science; a televised Bill Moyers’ Journal documentary featuring the Ranch; and Native American petroglyphs. Location - Three Springs Ranch is located in Northwest Colorado along US Highway 40, midway between Vernal, Utah and Craig, Colorado. The ranch features year-round access on county-maintained roads. It is roughly an hour from ranch headquarters to Vernal, Craig, or Rangely, and two hours to the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs. The population of Vernal is 10,277, Craig is 9,217, Rangely is 2,285, and Dinosaur is 223. The two closest commercial airports are in Vernal and Hayden (90 minutes). The Land - The ranch stretches 18 miles from its northern boundary with Dinosaur National Monument to the White River Valley to the south. Along the way, it encompasses rolling and mountainous terrain within the Wolf Creek and Bear Valleys, as well as numerous side draws. The deeded lands range in elevation from 5,600 to 8,100 feet and are characterized by a variety of valleys, ridges, canyons, rock outcrops, meadows, and flats. Vegetation consists primarily of grass, sage, mountain shrub, pinon, and juniper, with some localized aspen trees. The ranch benefits from a variety of water sources including Wolf Creek, springs, reservoirs, stock ponds, and wells (both domestic and livestock). Big Game Hunting - In additional to the unique character of the land, one of the most appealing aspects of Three Springs Ranch is its trophy big game hunting. The ranch is located in GMU 10, one of four units in the northwest corner of the state that is managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for quality status. Bulls over 300 inches are common, and many mature to the 350 to 400 inch range. To achieve this standard, the state is very restrictive with tags and hunting pressure is dramatically reduced. Many years of preference points are required to draw a bull or buck tag. For example, 2022 bull elk tags for GMU 10 were drawn at 22 to 30 preference points. Despite the high number of points required, there is high demand for GMU 10 tags because they offer the potential to reward the hunter with a once-in-a-lifetime bull. With the aim of increasing the number of tags available to the ranch beyond what is available through the draw, Three Springs has been a long-time participant of Colorado’s Ranching for Wildlife (RFW) cooperative management program. This has historically entitled the ranch to three private bull tags annually. In exchange, the ranch has made habitat improvements to the land and allows a limited number of public hunters to have guided access to the ranch during select times. As a result of the blend of summer and winter range habitats and lack of pressure in the area, the local elk herd does not tend to migrate and many hundreds of elk are found on the ranch in the fall. With a bull-to-cow ratio of 40 to 100, there are plenty of opportunities for trophy-caliber elk. In addition to the Ranching for Wildlife private tags, Three Springs qualifies for seven landowner vouchers to participate in the landowner draw for the ranch acreage that is not enrolled in the RFW program. Although elk are the featured species, GMU 10 is also an excellent unit for mule deer. Three Springs historically has been allocated one private buck tag and allows one public buck hunter. Bucks in the 160-180+ inch range are typical every year. Operation and Improvements - The ranch supports a year-round cattle operation running 400 to 600 head. In addition to the deeded lands, the ranch holds grazing permits on adjacent BLM and State of Colorado lands. Total AUMs on the BLM and State leased lands is 7,423 (consisting of 6,897 Active AUMs on the BLM permit plus 526 AUMs on the State Ag Leases). Functional improvements consist of two owner’s homes, a hunting cabin, a manager’s home, and an employee house, plus a shop and all the requisite agricultural improvements. Noteworthy - • Acreage Breakdown: - 21,034± Deeded - 82,198± BLM Permit - 5,045± State Lease - 108,277± TOTAL • Current ownership purchased the ranch in 1970. It has not been on the market in 52 years. • An Allosaurus dinosaur fossil discovered on the ranch is on permanent display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as featured by The Wall Street Journal in October 2022. ( • Well-preserved Native American petroglyphs. • The ranch was featured in a Bill Moyers Journal documentary (
$14,000,000  •  13,796 acres
Spanning 13,796± deeded acres, Patmos Ranch occupies a dramatic swathe of land dedicated to ranching, hunting, and conservation in eastern Utah. Located about 140 miles southeast of Salt Lake City near Price, Utah, this ranch lies among the eastern Book Cliffs Mountain Range, with views of Bruin Point and the entire Castle Valley. The rugged terrain creates a thriving natural habitat for big game and upland birds, as well as multiple recreational opportunities. Elevations on the ranch range from 6,410 feet near the town of Sunnyside, Utah, to heights of over 10,000 feet at the summit of Bruin Point. The ranch features incredible variation in topography and vegetation, with lower-lying cottonwoods and oaks giving way to cedar, pine, and aspen as the elevation climbs upward. Castle Valley spreads out to the west and south to include San Rafael Swell, Goblin Valley State Park, Huntington, and Millsite State Parks. Boundless recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, four-wheeling, camping, fishing, and hunting. Numerous dinosaur sites, museums, ancient Native American rock art, railroad and mining history, and ghost towns provide a playground for historians. During the winter months, the property’s high elevation and surrounding areas are ideal for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Operated as a Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit with an additional 6,100± contiguous acres, the property is professionally managed for elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion, providing owners with private tags and extended seasons. Patmos Ranch has the potential to pasture 100 to 300 cow-calf pairs in the summer months, which provides another draw when it comes to improving the big game habitat. There are vast opportunities for adding structural improvements on the land. The current ownership has identified 12 eligible lodging sites, six of which are large tracts near the road with spectacular views. County roads provide access to a portion of the ranch, while private dirt roads create access throughout the property. The seller is implementing a wildlife habitat and grazing resource improvement program through the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). What’s more, there are options for carbon tax-generating programs, and the entire property lies in an Economic Opportunity Zone with enormous tax benefits and designations available for conservation easements. Patmos Ranch offers a rare chance to own an enormous expanse of land with extraordinary hunting opportunities that cater to a conservation-minded buyer.
$6,750,000  •  10,282 acres
Kimball Mountain Ranch is a 10,282± deeded acre mountain property located in the mesa country of western Colorado. This distinct holding is a contiguous block of unimproved land running nearly seven and a half miles in length and controlling nearly the entirety of Kimball Mountain. The ranch features a diverse blend of topography including lower valley benches with massive canyon walls and secluded timber valleys that rise to a long mesa bisected by a series of open parks and rolling ridges. While views of the property itself are striking, the countless vistas from the top are dramatic – one can gaze down upon valley floors and across to surrounding canyons and mountaintops. Kimball Mountain sits between two of western Colorado’s most notable hunting ranches and is home to trophy mule deer and elk, as well as healthy populations of Merriam’s turkey, grouse, and black bear. The diverse habitat also insures healthy populations of raptors, songbirds, and a host of other wildlife. As a result of the unfortunate 2020 Pine Gulch Fire, portions of the acreage including the steep north slope were burned while others remained relatively untouched. Ownership took immediate action to protect the property through mitigation efforts including aerial seeding. This proactive approach resulted in diversified forage composition, good regrowth of forbs and grasses, curbed woody shrub encroachment, increased carbon sequestration, and improved hydrology. In short, Kimball Mountain and its wildlife have responded favorably to the burn and subsequent remediation. The pricing model incorporates the impacts of the fire and provides the opportunity to acquire a significant land holding at an attractive price point. Kimball Mountain Ranch is ideal for those seeking an investment opportunity with strong recreational benefits. Kimball Mountain Ranch is located in western Garfield County between the town of Rifle and the city of Grand Junction. Year-round access is provided by a paved and maintained county road just 13 miles north of Interstate Highway 70 and the historic ranching community of De Beque. Driving time to Grand Junction and the Grand Junction Regional Airport and FBO is an hour. The town of Rifle and the Rifle FBO is a 45-minute drive from the ranch. Vail, Beaver Creek, and Aspen are all within two hours of the ranch, with Denver about three and a half hours to the east.
$19,500,000  •  9,173.93 acres
Located mere minutes from Deer Lodge, MT, but a world away from the hustle of modern life sits Burnt Hollow Ranch, a legacy holding if there ever was one. Spanning nearly 9,200 acres, the ranch occupies two counties with rich topographical diversity rarely found on the market today. From the verdant irrigated bottom ground near the ranch headquarters to the forested ridges and knobs, to the wide-open grassland benches, it’s easy to lose oneself inside a property that, quite literally, spans for miles. Currently run as a cattle ranch with top-shelf residential amenities, the setting and operational components make Burnt Hollow Ranch ideal for both the experienced operator and ambitious hobbyist looking to dive headfirst into the western ranch lifestyle. Perched on a hillside above the operational hub is a masterpiece 8,774 square foot owner’s residence. The three-bedroom, five-bathroom home offers every modern amenity with expansive great room, bar, office, master suite, pool, attached garage, and detached four-bay shop with oversize 12-foot doors. In addition to the owner’s residence is a 4,186 square foot three-bedroom, four-bathroom guest home offering stunning views of the Deer Lodge Valley and Flint Mountain Range beyond. There are several additional residences for employees and guests, and two off-grid remote cabins, one newly completed. Operationally, the ranch offers 200± acres of irrigated hay ground with 60± acres under pivot and both wheel line and flood watering the remainder. There are thousands of acres of fenced pasture complete with cross-fencing and water dispersed throughout the ranch. The main headquarters is tidy, functional, and complete, offering shops, equipment sheds, calving barns, a ranch office, working corrals, and squeeze chutes. In addition to the deeded ground, there are several state and forest service grazing leases totaling 4,800± acres and nearly 500 AUMs. While the operational and residential improvements are notable, what sets Burnt Hollow Ranch apart is its vast and diverse topography and overall aesthetic. Flanking the east side of the Deer Lodge Valley in the shadows of the Continental Divide, Peterson Creek runs through a low rift providing a protected basin for ranch operations. The rift gives way to gently sloping hillsides to a vast bench that spans for miles bordering the US Forest Service for 7.75 miles. The open pastures to the north eventually give way to forested hillsides to the south and east covered in mixed coniferous forests and healthy aspen stands surrounding grassy meadows. Elk, deer, bear, and a variety of other game and non-game species are abundant on the ranch and in the vast stretches of adjacent public ground. Located in HD 215, over-the-counter tags are available and permits have a fairly high success rate. This is a unique holding offering an expansive, diverse, and private setting yet is exceptionally close to modern amenities and some of the best recreation Montana has to offer. Truly a western playground with unmatched comfort, operational efficiency, and western ambiance, Burnt Hollow Ranch is ready for new stewards to carry its legacy forward.
$15,900,000  •  7,707 acres
The Horse Prairie Ranch is the epitome of the West, the classic Montana ranch -- expansive, private, mountainous, and full of horses, cattle, wildlife, and cowboy and Indian history. This is one of Montana’s historic reputation ranches, acclaimed by USA Today as one of the "10 Best Places to be a Cowboy". It is over 30,000 acres of combined deeded and leased lands that lie in one private block in a mountain valley surrounded by other large cattle ranches, forested mountains, and thousands and thousands of acres of federal lands. Aspen-lined streams course through the ranch for miles, from the adjoining evergreen forest through the ranch’s grass, sage, and irrigated hay lands. Horses, cattle, elk, deer, and antelope dot the ranch. The Big Sky stretches for 30 miles to the tops of surrounding mountain ranges and night reveals only a handful of neighboring lights under a canopy of brilliant stars. Privacy is ensured, yet the cow town center of southwest Montana is within 40 minutes. The Facts: ~ Just 35 miles (40 minutes) southwest of Dillon ~ Two commercial airports each approximately one hour and forty-five minutes away ~ Total ranch land of 30,145± acres - 7,707± acres deeded including 1,200± acres of flood and sub-irrigated hay and pasture with an additional 22,438± adjoining leased acres on USFS, BLM, and State land ~ 600 cow-calf operation (plus replacement heifers, bulls, and horses) ~ Building improvements include four owner’s homes, a lodge, two cabins, manager’s and hired man’s home, two horse barns, shops, equipment storage sheds, calving barns, cattle scale, corrals, and gates ~ Two-and-a-half-acre trout stocked lake and spawning creek ~ Painter Creek and Browns Creek each run through the ranch for approximately four miles ~ Ranch includes 68 water rights, with irrigation water rights dating to 1865 ~ Elk, antelope, mule and whitetail deer, moose, and sage grouse ~ Gravel airplane landing strip
$8,495,000  •  6,898 acres
Two contiguous ranches that make for one of the largest ranches in the state - 6,898 acres! Great mule & whitetail deer hunting as well as fishing opportunities. Excellent waterfowl and upland bird hunting. A fine property for grazing cattle. Hay is grown along the river, this is an actual 4 season property. The activities are endless - from riding the multiple roads to finding the ten named lakes and exploring the old gold mines.
$19,750,000  •  5,920 acres
With 5,920± deeded acres, the Escalante Ranch represents a rare opportunity for ownership/stewardship of a true legacy livestock operation, big game hunting ranch, and recreational and wildlife preserve here in Western Colorado. A true historic jewel situated between Grand Junction and Delta in the spectacular canyon country of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Escalante Ranch borders the beautiful Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area comprised of 210,172± acres of protected public lands and includes the 66,280-acre Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. Known for its breathtaking scenery, Dominguez-Escalante NCA is a fine example of the spectacular canyon country of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Red-rock canyons and sandstone bluffs hold geological and paleontological resources spanning 600 million years, as well as many cultural and historic sites. The Ute Tribes today consider these pinyon-juniper–covered lands an important connection to their ancestral past. The ranch lies 25 miles south of Grand Junction and 12 miles northwest of Delta, Colorado. Stretching from the Gunnison River to the top of the Uncompahgre Plateau, it covers approximately 5,920± deeded acres and over 100,000± acres of BLM and National Forest grazing allotments. This contiguous block of land (deeded, BLM, and NF lands) is approximately 6 miles wide and 30 miles long, with the elevation ranging from 4,600 feet along the Gunnison River in the lower elevations with beautiful mesa benches, red-rock canyons, and sandstone bluffs and then work their way up to the higher alpine elevations of over 9,200feet of the Uncompahgre Plateau with its gorgeous alpine setting of aspen, pine, oaks, and pristine mountain meadows. The change in elevation makes for unusually dry mild winters down in the lower elevations where the ranch headquarters are located and cooler moist summers in the higher alpine country. It is the ideal home and livestock setup for a 1,400 head cow-calf operation with both BLM and NF grazing allotments. With 100,000± acres of BLM and National Forest livestock grazing permits of which these permits are contiguous to the 5,920± deeded acres which gives this legacy ranch approximately 105,950± acres or 165± square miles of Deeded, BLM, and National Forest lands. The ranch (known as the Musser Ranch for the last 100 years) was amassed by the Musser brothers, Jack & Tom, and their father over the last 100 years. The Musser brothers were known for their promotion and sale of Beefmaster cattle. The ranch changed ownership in 1990 when purchased by Dick Miller, an east slope farmer whose family still actively manages the ranch and their farming operations today. HUNTING: The Escalante Ranch provides non-guided Big Game hunts in Unit 62 on the Uncompahgre Plateau with approximately 5,920± acres of private land owned by the ranch, along with 100,000± acres of adjoining BLM and NF lands. In addition to having complete access to private land holdings within the National Forest and BLM, the ranch will provide cabins or the main ranch house as accommodations for your hunting party. GMU 62 has in recent years become quite renowned for producing trophy bull elk in the 340” class and larger, with several 360” - 370” plus bulls having been harvested. Unit 62 has over the counter bull elk tags for archery and two rifle seasons, except for muzzleloader and 1st rifle seasons, which are typically easy to draw. Mule deer numbers for Unit 62 are somewhat down, but the genetics are there for big muley bucks, with exceptional bucks in the 170” to 200” plus class taken each year. Deer tags for Unit 62 are on a total draw system but fairly easy to draw. Escalante Ranch does receive several landowner buck tags each year through the Landowner Preference Program as well. Escalante Ranch is home to the largest herd of Desert Bighorn sheep in Colorado. Other hunting opportunities include: desert bighorn sheep, black bear, lion, turkey, small game, waterfowl, chukar, and quail. Don't forget the fishing, kayaking, rafting, and camping opportunities with 10± miles of Escalante Creek and 8± miles of the Gunnison River traversing through the deeded lands. WATER RIGHTS: There is an extensive list of deeded water rights for irrigation purposes, numerous springs, storage ponds, and reservoirs. The ranch currently irrigates approximately 900± acres for both hay production and pasture.
$3,995,000  •  3,252 acres
Horseshoe lake River Ranch. .Five named lakes & two miles of river frontage on the Okanogan River . Great fishing Sockeye & Chinook salmon, Small-mouth Bass, and Rainbow Trout, to name a few. A good variety of mature timber, Pine, Red Fir, and Quaking Aspen groves allow for some excellent wildlife habitat. Mule deer, Whitetail deer, Black, Moose Topography is flat with grassy meadows to rolling sage & timber ground with many level benches,
$3,900,000  •  3,080 acres
The Dripping Arrow Ranch sprawls across some of Wyoming's finest high country in Carbon County. The Ranch shares a direct border with the national forest and has direct access into the forest. Three separate creeks intersect the ranch with beaver ponds and wet areas throughout. The gravel pit on the northern edge of the ranch brings in good annual income along with grazing and hunting.
$6,500,000  •  3,000 acres
- Over 3,000 deeded acres - Elk, mule deer, antelope, bear, & mountain lion - Over the counter elk tags & landowner deer tags - Several springs, seasonal creeks, ponds, & three acre lake - 2,700 sq. ft. log lodge, historic barn, & corral - Six miles from Craig, Colorado
$11,500,000  •  2,874.92 acres
Legacy Mule Deer never die, they just get larger and larger, as the story is passed down from generation to generation. Not sure how much bigger a 49” mule deer can get but if there was ever a legacy ranch to produce the 288” Mundy Buck, the +/- 2874 deeded acres of Mundy Ranch is the one. All tags conveying for the 2023 season.
$18,750,000  •  2,209 acres
Few ranches on the open market capture within their bounds everything a buyer could ask for: good access, big views, amenities, wildlife, and privacy. Canyon View Ranch has them all. This "A" class property lies with 25 minutes of Montrose, Colorado, has year-round access along two miles of highway frontage, breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains, and boasts a model ecosystem across the ranch's 2,200 plus acres. By encompassing the headwaters of two streams, the ranch provides an abundant and diverse habitat. Dominant flora transitions from riparian wetlands into mature groves of aspen, spruce, and pine, all interspersed with alpine meadows and brushlands. Beneath these healthy boughs, the ranch rises and rolls through irrigated meadows, Gambel oak benches and pockets of mature trees. Ultimately, this productive landscape will easily support 70 head of mature cattle for a 6-month grazing season without compromising resiliency or diminishing the ranches value to the wildlife. With a hospitable environment and ample surface water, the ranch harbors some of Colorado's most elusive game species, Big Horn Sheep in the adjacent canyons surrounding Morrow Point, and Shiras Moose, alongside more common deer, bear, turkey, and elk. Concerning the latter, hundreds of elk calve on the ranch every spring, and the property is within sight of the over-the-counter Game Unit 56. Additionally, the ranch borders trophy Game Unit 66, so crossover bulls can be expected. Meanwhile, the ranch is located in the OTC unit of 64. Not only does the ranch's topography provide natural benefits (such as a favorably wet weather pattern), it also creates a high degree of privacy. Roughly 1,400 plus acres of the ranch are shielded by the property's rocky southern rim. Along the northern boundary lies the world famous Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and vast swaths of federal land, all but inaccessible to the general public. Because the ranch is located between Montrose and Gunnison, near the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Blue Mesa Reservoir (Colorado's largest reservoir, known for trophy lake trout and the best ice fishing in the state), recreational opportunities abound in every direction. Groceries, fine dining, regional air service, medical service, and a vibrant shopping community are all a short commute away in Montrose. Western Colorado University drives a booming college scene in Gunnison, a small town known for its artisan dining and recreation industry. Canyon View Ranch is a fantastic representation of the American Mountain West, a place where tales of cattlemen's wars are still remembered. This ranch, with its covetable features, will stand the test of time, holding and growing in value as land and water become rarer commodities across the mountain west. The ranch is surveyed, fully fenced, and complete with cabins and utilities. This large holding has long-term development potential, or, with its critical habitat, may be a prime candidate for conservation opportunities. Whether you are looking for an investment or a generational family holding, come create your legacy and build a piece of Colorado history with Canyon View Ranch! Location Canyon View Ranch is located off US Hwy 50 in Gunnison County between Montrose and Gunnison, approximately 28 miles east of Montrose and 35 miles west of Gunnison. The ranch provides easy access off the highway, while the south-facing ridge maintains privacy for the majority of the ranch that sits above it. Location is critical when choosing a ranch. Located in the throughfare between Montrose and Gunnison with over 2 miles of highway frontage, the ranch offers not only year-round access but development potential with power across the face of the ranch and at the top. The ranch offers a valuable conservation easement potential with its location in the wintering and calving grounds for large herds of elk. There is something nice about not having to drive for miles upon miles of dirt roads to access your alpine ranch within 30 minutes of the airport and all the amenities of town. Ranch Geography A steep ridge at the face of the ranch provides for privacy from Hwy 50 that runs the south border. Atop the ridge at over 9,000 feet the ranch gradually rolls to the north down to the Black Canyon across open meadows surrounded by mature groves of aspen and dark timber. The ranch's geography provides multiple microhabitats from aspen flats, open parks, to steep north-facing drainages cut by flowing creeks. From the back of the ranch jaw-dropping views of the Black Canyon from an exclusive perspective are breathtaking. The ranch is abundant in habitat diversity. Starting at the face of the ranch around 8,400 ft the topography climbs to 9,200 at the rim and then rolls across between 8,800 and 9,000 ft before climbing to just over 9,200 ft before descending into the Canyon. Hunting Located in GMU 64(OTC), more than two-thirds of this unit is private land or is part of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, which is closed to hunting. However, hunting access to public land into the bordering Curecanti National Recreation Area is allowed and this ranch offers exclusive access from the public. A resident elk herd roams the ranch along with mature mule deer bucks. The occasional moose has also been spotted on the ranch. Access to private land is important for hunters who seek mature elk and mule deer. Trophy quality of bucks is not uncommon and as many as 20 bulls have been seen on the ranch in early spring bachelor groups, grazing their way across the ranch into their summer sanctuary on the north end of the ranch. The ranch's diverse habitat and layout captures an elk's full year of migration, from summer grounds to wintering. In the spring large calving herds give birth to new stalk of elk in the hidden basins along the front of the ranch, giving the name of Fawn Basin to one of these basins known by the owner. Over 100 momma cow elk will gather on the ranch in the basin before working their way up the drainages once their newborns have the strength to make it to the summer habitat on the upper end of the ranch. Resident herds of mule deer can be found across the entire ranch and groups of bucks in velvet start to appear across the ranch. Sanctuary is an aspect of managing mature and healthy wildlife on any ranch. It is critical to provide areas on the property for wildlife to have the ability to hide and live without pressure. The deep drainages in the back of the ranch offer this for the herds. The largest bulls and bucks have been captured on game cameras and seen by the cattlemen migrating in and out of these sanctuaries. There is no part of the ranch in which elk cannot be found. The ranch is huntable in all seasons, from archery into the late 4th rifle season. This is due to the ranch's abundance of water, mature aspen groves, north-facing dark timber, and south-facing oak brush feeding areas. While the ranch also offers opportunity for other game including grouse, turkey, bears, bobcat, and mountain lions, some of the more impressive wildlife on the ranch has been a pool of mature mule deer buck genetics due to careful management by current ownership that allows the younger bucks and bulls to gain maturity. So much so, that during the opening weekend of archery season in 2022 the owner passed on six bulls! It has been the desire of ownership and stewardship to carefully maintain and grow a healthy, sustainable wildlife population on the ranch. Fishing Fishing opportunities are at their finest with the Gunnison River within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, designated as Gold Medal Water & Wild Trout Water. Streams and rivers in Colorado are designated as Gold Medal Waters by the state wildlife commission because they provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. The Gold Medal Waters begin 200 yards downstream of Crystal Dam and continue to the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Within the ranch boundaries two large ponds have been installed to depths deep enough to sustain fish if stocked. Other areas on the ranch where large springs could feed more ponds provide on-property opportunities for fishing. There are currently 18 spring-fed ponds on the ranch and over 22 springs have been counted. Most famously at the headwaters of Stumpy Creek is a cluster of five springs known by the owner as the Wishing Well, frequently used by multiple species of wildlife that call this ranch home. From Silver Jack Reservoir to the Cimarron and the famous Gunnison River, the area is surrounded by world-class fishing opportunities. Livestock The ranch is currently under a year-to-year seasonal grazing lease. Under the current ownership, several acres of meadows were cleared of sage to reseed a mixture of cattle- and wildlife-friendly grasses. To allow for these grasses to reseed, the grazing management was carefully planned and adjusted to encourage a symbiotic relationship between livestock and wildlife. The ranch is cross-fenced to allow for spring stalk to be unloaded on the ranch and then moved from the middle to the back and then across the ranch to the lower end again before the season ends. Typically in mid-May, around 75 head (depending on the snowpack and spring moisture) will be unloaded on the south end of the ranch. The cattle are moved back to this lower ground before hunting season, taking the top feed across the meadows, allowing for new growth that the elk and deer love right when it's time to knock an arrow. In early to mid-November, depending on snowfall, the livestock will be trailered off the ranch and into their winter pastures in the lower valley of Montrose or Olathe. Having the cowboys on the ranch to maintain the ditches and fences is an added bonus, along with ranch security and cheap property taxes provided by the agricultural status. Water Rights While the ranch is nearing the top of the range in elevation, Blue Creek Ditch diverts water across the southwest end, from where this ranch pulls its water rights. The 2B (out of 60.5 total) shares of the ditch are owned by the ranch. The ditch is carefully monitored and managed by the ditch company, which is actively doing due diligence to improve the ditch and the delivery of water rights. Via open ditch, the ranch irrigates around 72 acres which could potentially increase to 100 acres. This provides additional grazing in the later months of the year and winter feed for elk and deer when it is the most critical. (BIG BLUE DITCH (6200528) Adjudication Date: 5/8/1913). The water rights are a nice added feature to the ranch and the additional grazing it provides. The ditch company is currently working to improve the ditch and mitigate unnecessary loss. The Cimarron Water Shed for the area is under exceptional management and has an impressive snowpack record. This ranch continues to check multiple boxes for the prudent ranch buyer. Due Diligence Prior to marketing the property, a preliminary title commitment was provided by a title company. This has been used to discover and eliminate any possible issues for the next buyer. Upon acquisition of the ranch from the historic owners, all legal issues were eradicated along with a facility and grounds cleanup costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. A new entry gate was installed along with new roads and ponds. Old roads were cleared along with multiple acres of hydro-axing. An expensive Alta Survey was performed on the ranch to provide extensive details including utility easements, fencing, infrastructure and more for a visual representation of title. Also, upon acquisition a full Phase 1 environmental report was completed and is available for review. The ranch is currently undergoing the process of adding a new BLM grazing permit to be transferred to the new buyer of the ranch. Improvements BUILDING NUMBER #1 (known as the two-story) EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT: 2011 ROOF: Seamed Metal - Painted EXTERIOR: Wood Boards FOUNDATION: Concrete ABOVE-GRADE LIVING AREA: 625 sqft GARAGE: 625 sqft *New upper-level patio has been installed* BUILDING NUMBER #2 (known as the bunkhouse) EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT: 2006 ROOF: Seamed Metal - Painted EXTERIOR: Wood Boards FOUNDATION: Concrete ABOVE-GRADE LIVING AREA: 525 sqft *Great for long stays on the ranch* BUILDING NUMBER #3 (known as the Big Park Cabin) EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT: unknown ROOF: Metal EXTERIOR: Wood Boards FOUNDATION: block/crawlspace ABOVE-GRADE LIVING AREA: not measured *Old cabin on the ranch in a great location. Unoccupied* There is a lot of history in the area that can be found on the ranch. Reminiscent of old ranch houses of a bygone era. Historic line cabins down in the bottom along Stumpy Creek and Coral Creek. Places where cattleman lived through the summer to watch and move with their herds. Built of hand-hewn timbers found on the ranch. Utilities WATER SUPPLIER: Well (800' in depth with 400' of storage water, 12 gpm) SEWER SUPPLIER: Septic (2 systems) GAS SUPPLIER: JC Propane (4 owned tanks) ELECTRIC SUPPLIER: Delta-Montrose Electric Association (2 meters) IRRIGATION/WATER DISTRICT: Blue Creek Ditch (2 deeded shared) Property Taxes 2021 $1,976 (agricultural status) 2020 $1,894 (agricultural status) 2019 $1,844 (agricultural status) Cimarron, Colorado: History "Wild and untamed"- Cimarron is given its true definition by explorers to this landscape. From Indians, Spanish conquistadors, sheep wars, cowboys, stagecoaches, railroads, tails of murder, grit, and ruggedness of the Wild West, all resided here in the Cimarron valley. By the early 1880s, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was on its way west across Colorado. While at one time considered impossible, a railroad was constructed through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The original purpose of this railroad was to provide a link for shipment of ore from the mines in the San Juan mountains. A tent camp was set up at the end of the line, and as some reminisced about the hills around Cimarron, New Mexico, the camp was named "Cimarron". By the end of 1882, getting trains over the steep Cerro Summit grade would require helper engines. Cimarron developed into a real railroad town, complete with a roundhouse and station facilities. It grew to have stores and became a refueling station for steam trains. Later, scenic excursions ran through the quaint town that became known for its hospitality. The Black Canyon Hotel and Eating House was famous for its fresh trout dinners. Stagecoaches rolled in and out of Cimarron along their Western Colorado routes. As the mining boom declined, ranching took on greater significance in Cimarron. Both sheep and cattle were run in the open lands of the Cimarron Valley and surrounding hills. Cimarron became a major livestock shipping center in the spring and fall. As time and technology progressed, highways and large trucks gradually replaced the railroad. In 1949, the last passenger train ran from Gunnison to Cimarron. Thereafter, the rails, ties, and corrals were removed. Today, the National Park Service maintains a visitor center, campground, and picnic area where the railroad town of Cimarron once existed. Exhibits allow visitors to see and touch some of the important history of Cimarron's railroad and ranching community. The Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Trestle stands as the last remaining railroad bridge along the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route and has the honor of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the most recognized feature to those traveling the highway through the Cimarron Valley is Newberry's General Store and gas station, purchased by the current owner's parents in 1939, and definitely worth a stop in for a trip down memory lane. History of the Owner The current owner began his passion for the Great American West as a young boy fascinated by tales of heroic characters in books of exploration and wild western movies. So many of us can relate to such a wanderlust for the rugged snowcapped peaks, dry pines, and windblown plains that make up this majestic landscape. With his grass roots beginnings, the owner took his opportunities in education seriously knowing this was his pathway to change the financial trajectory of his family. Starting off in his home state of Arkansas graduating with a BA in Communications from the University of Arkansas, he then attended both Harvard Business School and Oxford University. His drive and analytical thinking skills, combined with his strong ability to effectively communicate, made him very successful in sales and very valuable to successful organizations. This enabled him to turn his focus to legacy and a boyhood passion that had never left his mind. He set about to create something that could help him share this passion with his family. This was the beginning of his dream ranch search in the Great American West, the landscape and opportunities as vast as the Rocky Mountains themselves. Stretching out across multiple states navigating these landscapes to find or hope to find a dream ranch can be a monumental task and, at times, overwhelming. He knew he need to work with specialists in this world of Western ranches. Spending hours upon hours searching the market and looking at hundreds of ranches online, he became more and more discouraged about this process. Coupled with some bad experiences with some of these specialized land agents, he nearly gave up on this journey of being a part of this great Western legacy and creating his own - until one day he heard a familiar voice on the other end of the phone. Located in Western Colorado was a ranch broker who also had his roots in the owner's home state of Arkansas. This common ground helped to reignite his desire to find his dream ranch and the hunt was back on! After his previous experiences left him feeling like an outsider in this land game, his new partnership gave him the inside track to a very special ranch in Western Colorado. This ranch offered him exactly what he was after - a ranch that is a perfect manifestation of his Western ranch dreams. Big mountain views, mature groves of aspens, expansive open meadows, bubbling creeks, and sounds endemic of the Mountain West - the iconic bugle of the Rocky Mountain elk - a dream come true and a legacy created in the relationship between a man and the land. This is the success story of the Canyon View Ranch of Cimarron, Colorado. Broker Comments There are a lot of nice ranches out there across the West. It is very difficult to replace a ranch of this magnitude that is so easily accessible. Year-round access, utilities, minimal vertical improvements, no conservation easement, water rights, views, live water, timber, over-the-counter elk tags, landowner buck tags, wildlife, grazing, history, and legacy. Located in what is, in my biased opinion, the best part of the state between the last two great mountain towns in Colorado. Turn left from the ranch gate and head to Gunnison and ski in Crested Butte. Turn right and head into Montrose, Ridgway, Ouray, and ski in Telluride. Located right in the heart of history and ranching legacy. The Cimarron valley coupled with the majestic Black Canyon at the doorstep of the San Juan Mountains, not many places like this on this side of heaven.
$2,323,000  •  2,135 acres
Under Contract
The Rufus Woods River Ranch located on the Columbia River consists of 103 individual parcels totaling 2,135 acres. 22 of these parcels have frontage on the Columbia River which is known for Great fishing in this area. The views from this property of the river and surrounding territory are amazing to say the least. This unique property has been in the family for generations and was originally built and farmed starting in the early 1900's
$6,950,000  •  1,691 acres
Beautiful alpine acreage situated at 9000’ elevation in the heart of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Enjoy this very private and secure off-grid setting on your very own 1691± acres with aspen, pine, oaks, and pristine mountain meadows, plus gorgeous views to boot. Located in GMU 62 with excellent big game hunting for elk, deer, bear, lion, and turkey with otc bull elk tags for some seasons. GMU 61, which is renowned for its trophy bull elk, is a short drive away! Recreational opportunities abound with hiking, biking, ATVs, horseback riding, snowmobiling, or just relax and enjoy the wildlife. This gorgeous mountain setting adjoins National Forest and is an approximate 90 minute drive from either Grand Junction, Montrose, or Delta.
$8,500,000  •  1,512.25 acres
Encompassing a diverse mountain landscape flanking the Colorado River, this scenic 1,512± ranch offers outstanding hunting and fishing in a secluded setting, complemented by a comfortable five-bedroom log and stone home with two guest cabins, and convenient location only 40 minutes from Winter Park and two hours from Denver. Marietta Creek Ranch benefits from a private end-of-the-road locale that is surrounded on three sides by over 3,300 acres of BLM with limited public access. Larger blocks of BLM and Arapaho National Forest are within a mile of the ranch to the north and south. Despite its seclusion, however, the ranch is definitely not remote. Situated in Grand County between Granby and Hot Sulphur Springs, services, and supplies such as groceries and fuel are within 10 minutes of the property. Kremmling and its jet-capable airport are only 20 minutes away. Some of Colorado’s best skiing and mountain resorts are close by as well - Winter Park Resort and Grand Lake are only 40± minutes, and the Steamboat and Summit County ski resorts are less than 90 minutes. Denver and Denver International Airport are less than two hours. Marietta Creek Ranch features a diverse mountain landscape with prime habitat for mule deer, elk, moose, black bear, and bald eagles. From the banks of the Colorado River at just under 7,800 feet in elevation, the ranch rises up over 1,400 feet to 9,200 feet at the highest elevation. Varied vegetation consisting of aspen groves, mixed conifers, willowed creek bottoms with beaver ponds, and sage hillsides results in excellent wildlife habitat that attracts game from surrounding public lands. Marietta Creek drains the upper half of the ranch, creating a large basin with plenty of water and the perfect combination of timbered north-facing bedding slopes and open south-facing feeding zones. A ridgeline in the center of the ranch is strategically located to create a number of great glassing points that can be accessed without detection. The Middle Park area surrounding the ranch is known for quality mule deer and elk, and the ranch benefits from herd migrations out of higher elevation public lands in the fall. Marietta Creek Ranch is located in Game Management Unit 28, which offers over-the-counter tags for elk during archery and two of the four rifle seasons. For mule deer, the ranch qualifies for two landowner applications to improve the odds of drawing tags. An extensive network of interior ranch roads makes it easy to drive a vehicle to access every part of the property. The northeast corner of the ranch fortuitously crosses over the Colorado River, adding a coveted stretch of river with outstanding fishing for brown and rainbow trout. This private section features a broad riffle that flows into a deep hole, loaded with fish. This is not just an average stretch of the Colorado River, as it is one of only a handful officially designated as “Gold Medal” by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as the highest quality trout fisheries in the entire state, determined by surveys of both fish quantity and quality. There is plenty of fishing for a half-day or more of bent rods right on the property, plus there are several additional Colorado River fishing access points nearby. The owner’s home is perfectly sited to take advantage of scenic views of the high peaks of the Continental Divide in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. This comfortable 5,615± square foot log and stone home has five bedrooms with four baths and two fireplaces. A large great room, dining, and kitchen areas are well suited for entertaining. The home features a heated three-car garage, and there is also a Quonset shop and storage building. In addition to the guest rooms in the main house, there are two rustic guest cabins for additional accommodations.
$28,000,000  •  1,439 acres
The Yalgo Ranch consists of approximately 1,439 deeded acres located in San Miguel County, and represents one of the few remaining intact larger holdings in the immediate Telluride area. The Ranch sits upon the coveted Specie Mesa approximately 12 miles west of Telluride. Majestic views of the San Juan Mountain Range can be enjoyed from almost anywhere on the ranch. The property is a combination of flat-top mesas, large aspen groves, ponderosa pines, high mountain meadows, springs, seeps, and creek drainage. Elevations range from approximately 8,000 to 10,000 feet and Hughes Ditch traverses the full length of the property. There is approximately mile of Fall Creek frontage as well as 2.25 miles of National Forest, BLM, and State Land adjacency. The property is unencumbered by any conservation easements and is located in a high-value area for Land Trusts. It would be an excellent candidate for conservation if a new owner is so inclined. The ranch has incredible panoramic mountain views, unlimited recreational opportunities, and unrivaled privacy. John Janus of Telluride Realty & Investment is the cooperating broker on this listing. Contract Mike McGarry.
$4,250,000  •  1,384 acres
Big buck ranch! Located in the bottleneck of a migration route for a lot of deer. Not uncommon during the peak of the migration to have hundreds of deer on the ranch at once. Furthermore big bucks travel through the ranch that many times the owners have never seen before. Giving them the opportunity to harvest big mature bucks every year without being dependent on a local gene pool to carefully manage. Throughout their ownership and hunting of the ranch they have taken multiple 200 plus inch mule deer including some 220 plus deer. The main lodge is a double master with high-end finishes and a loft that can sleep multiple guests. Then there is a 1 bed 1 bath cabin with a kitchen that has been remodeled. The barn also has living space with a small kitchenette and houses even more guests with its 3 bed 1 bath accommodations. With that the ranch can house over a dozen guests comfortably. The ranch also has owned miner rights, irrigation, and ag tax exemption. No CE, no public or private easements, year-around access, borders BLM, and minutes from town.
$3,639,000  •  1,371.53 acres
The ranch was used as a cattle ranch for many years the owners bought this ranch 80+ years ago because of the all the natural springs on it they didn't have money to drill a well so the utilized the spring water to irrigate the entire ranch. They tilled over 200 acres and grew their own hay for the winter months. This ranch fed a family of five for over 70 years.
$15,500,000  •  1,226 acres
Encompassing 1,226± acres and a remarkable two and a half miles of fabled Silver Creek, the Renegade Ranch is one of the premier sporting and lifestyle properties in the Sun Valley area. Nestled against the rocky foothills of the Pioneer Mountains, the ranch is conveniently located 45 minutes from Ketchum and the Sun Valley Resort and a half-hour south of the commercial airport in Hailey. With a reputation as one of the great spring creek trout fisheries in the world, Silver Creek is the centerpiece of the ranch, and few properties in the Silver Creek system offer as much stream frontage or privacy as the Renegade. The birch-lined stretch of Silver Creek flowing through the ranch is not only lengthy but incredibly diverse featuring gravel-lined runs, deep, undercut banks, and well-oxygenated riffles cascading over a basalt rock bottom. Angling opportunities and access to the stream corridor is greatly enhanced by an extensive road and trail network that leads to numerous prime fishing spots. Some of the largest fish in the Silver Creek system are found on the ranch with browns regularly exceeding 20 inches. Improvements complement the ranch and are highlighted by a 2,160± square foot “fishing cabin” located in a secluded aspen grove on the banks of Silver Creek. Designed by acclaimed local architect Jim Ruscitto, this comfortable, finely crafted log home features three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, an open floor plan, a large stone fireplace, and an expansive covered deck overlooking the creek. Upstream of the cabin is an outdoor venue with a fire pit and barbeque area ideal for creekside dining and entertaining. Other improvements include a three-bedroom guest house, manager’s residence, additional employee housing, equipment storage, and a large workshop with attached dog kennels. Although trout fishing is the predominant activity at the Renegade, the ranch provides excellent wildlife habitat and is home to upland game birds as well as elk and mule deer. The ranch is located in hunt unit 52 and the Smokey-Bennett elk zone and qualifies for landowner appreciation permits for controlled hunts. In addition to its recreational attributes, the Renegade features an active farming operation that utilizes approximately 250 acres of sprinkler-irrigated cropland to raise hay and grain. The Renegade is not covered by a conservation easement at the present time. However, because of the property’s size, location, and extensive frontage on Silver Creek, it is a prime candidate for one. The Facts: ~ Landmark Sun Valley ranch with 1,226± deeded, contiguous acres ~ 2.5± miles of Silver Creek encompassing both banks of the stream with exceptional trout fishing ~ Approximately 45 minutes south of Ketchum and the Sun Valley Resort and a half-hour from the airport in Hailey ~ Extremely private with virtually no impacts from the public ~ Excellent residential and ranch improvements with underground utilities and extensive landscaping ~ 250± acres of sprinkler-irrigated cropland raising hay and grain ~ Wildlife includes elk, mule deer, chukar, Hungarian partridge, and an array of non-game species ~ Ranch qualifies for landowner preference permits for controlled hunts in unit 52 ~ No conservation easement although an excellent candidate for one ~ Annual property taxes are approximately $8,100 ~ Elevation is 4,750± feet ~ A secluded, green oasis surrounded by federal lands and private ranch holdings
$4,891,450  •  978.29 acres
Beautiful alpine acreage situated at 9000’ elevation in the heart of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Enjoy this very private and secure off-grid setting on your very own 978.29± acres with aspen, pine, oaks, and pristine mountain meadows, plus gorgeous views to boot. Located in GMU 62 with excellent big game hunting for elk, deer, bear, lion, and turkey with otc bull elk tags for some seasons. GMU 61, which is renowned for its trophy bull elk is a short drive away! Recreational opportunities abound with hiking, biking, ATVs, horseback riding, snowmobiling, or just relax and enjoy the wildlife. This gorgeous mountain setting is an approximate 90 minute drive from either Grand Junction, Montrose, or Delta.
$5,500,000  •  800 acres
The Lonesome Valley Ranch is an extraordinary 800 +- acre private ranch featuring a secluded end of the road setting, yet is only minutes to the desirable city of Fort Collins and the quant town of Livermore, CO. Rich in history, the ranch has been held by the same family for over 65 years and offers good improvements, huge meadows, many seasonal creeks, ponds, exceptional wildlife habitat and incredible red rock formations.
$2,499,000  •  734 acres
The Entiat Mesa Ranch. 734 Acres - A fantastic hunting or retreat property. Less than 15 minutes from Entiat and just 2.75 hours from Seattle or 3 hours from Spokane. Breathtaking views of the Columbia River, multiple year-round springs and pond, managed for wildlife habitat and game, food plots, Aspen groves and Pine trees.
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