Advanced Filters
$17,000,000  •  1,008.88 acres
The fabulous Pick Bar Ranch, just east of Durango, Colorado, contains a healthy portion of everything a classic Western Ranch ought to have: well-watered meadowlands, a forest of tall pines, endless mountain views, abundant wildlife and a with a record of producing monster trout. Add in the solid infrastructure of a proven cattle operation, and the Pick Bar Ranch carries its weight as one of the finest recreation and working ranch properties in southern Colorado. The Pick Bar Ranch occupies 1008.9± acres in the scenic Pine River valley, a few miles north of Bayfield, on the main road to Vallecito Reservoir. Located at approximately 7000 feet, the ranch has a Ponderosa forest section and a meadow section. The eastern section is dominated by extensive forests of mature ponderosa pine, with abundant draws to shelter mule deer, elk, and black bear and private access to national forest. The western meadow section contains the ranch headquarters, irrigated meadowlands and the riparian corridor of the Pine River and Bear Creek, vegetated with a lovely mix of pines and native cottonwoods. Water makes or breaks ranches in southern Colorado, and the Pick Bar Ranch is blessed with over a mile of the coveted Pine River, and a mile of its tributary, Bear Creek. Senior water rights of a healthy 3.278 c.f.s. ensures that nearly 200 acres of hay is well-watered, including a 1/4-mile radius pivot. As a result, the ranch has been a solid cattle producer since 1883 and currently supports up to 70 AUs year-round, with winter pasture and summer grazing all available on-property. The Pine River is a closely guarded fishery among those who are fortunate enough to control access to it. Rich in insect life, and partially controlled by the outflow from Vallecito Reservoir, the Pine can produce some of the largest brown and rainbow trout in Colorado. Not far upstream from the Pick Bar Ranch, a 40-inch rainbow was recently caught, and trophy browns and rainbows in the multi-pound category live throughout the river, including on the mile of river on the Pick Bar Ranch. Careful riparian habitat management and engineered habitat improvements ensure that the Pine on the Pick Bar will continue to grow and retain trout of bragging proportions. The mountain portion of the ranch adjoins public land in the 2.5-million-acre San Juan National Forest, which makes for hunting opportunities for both mule deer and elk. Both species can often be seen on the ranch, especially when early snow pushes them to lower elevations. Other wildlife includes coyotes, foxes, bobcats, mountain lion, black bear and a great variety of birds attracted to the riparian area. There are currently two deer tags with the property, one is a property owners tag and one is an open unit tag. Improvements on the ranch equip it to be an ideal equestrian site, including a classic red barn, 75×175 indoor riding arena and a full-size outdoor arena. Wonderful riding opportunities are abundant in both the meadow and mountain sections of the ranch, and the climate is mild enough to keep horses year-round. Other recreational amenities on the ranch include dog kennel, private shooting range, and a small bass pond. An impressive gated entry leads to the Pick Bar Ranch headquarters, with its historic three-story home and wraparound porch. A second, newer home nearby allows ample room for ranch help or can serve as a guest house. And the underground sprinkler system keeps the lovely grounds well-watered. Pick Bar Ranch is uniquely situated between Colorado’s largest wilderness area, the Weminuche, just a few miles to the north, and the bustling small city of Durango, only 30 minutes to the west. Thus, multi-day horseback or hiking excursions to the wilderness are close at hand, but so are the amenities of the city. Durango offers a commercial airport, upscale restaurants, quality entertainment, Fort Lewis College, and the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Downhill skiing is available at Purgatory Ski Resort, just north of Durango, Wolf Creek Ski area less than 90 minutes east, and world-famous Mesa Verde National Park is about 90 minutes to the west. Here at M4 Ranch Group, we think that the combination of ideal ranch features at Pick Bar Ranch make it an extremely attractive find. As a property with potential for cattle, horses, fishing and hunting, and close access to a rich variety of recreational opportunities it stands alone. The Pick Bar Ranch deserves consideration of anyone looking for the soul of the old West, yet just a few miles away from the best of the new West. The western property from CR 501 to the Pine River (Approximately 254.5± acres which includes the pastures, and all ranching and residential improvements) may be sold separately for $13,000,000.
$7,725,000  •  700 acres
Situated in the Pine River Valley of southwestern Colorado, Pine Ridge Ranch, with its end of the road privacy and captivating views of Granite Peak and the Continental Divide, is the epitome of a legacy property. The beauty of this scenic mountain ranch is accentuated by its extensive improvements. The 6,375-square-foot main residence overlooks a meadow and private pond and is complimented by an attractive 1,735-square-foot guesthouse. The first-class ranch facilities include a two-story barn, heated shop, outdoor arena, hay barn, set of working corrals and livestock scale. The ranch spans a total of 1,300 acres, including 700 deeded and 600 acres of state lease featuring lush meadows and tree-covered hills with over 1,000 feet of elevation change. This private mountain ranch has outstanding wildlife including, elk, deer, turkey and a host of other game animals. Currently operated as a stocker operation running 100± head of cattle, Pine Ridge Ranch is the quintessential ranch retreat in one of the prettiest areas of Colorado.
$2,250,000  •  240 acres
Strategically located, this property enjoys a nice combination of trees and meadows with a large lake fed by springs and a meadow creek. The property enjoys deeded water right and tremendous development potential. Two custom homes include the main headquarters and a second home. In addition, there is plenty of storage for equipment, horse facilities and outbuildings.  There are few ranches of this size in this area.
Showcase
$1,275,000  •  45.45 acres
For the buyer who demands everything in a real estate investment, this farm/ranch is the qualified property. Cornering on County Roads 516 and 520, this rich farm ground has superior water rights for 45 acres of irrigation with a sophisticated gravity fed system in place, currently irrigating horse pastures and fields for grass hay and alfalfa production
$1,195,000  •  25.5 acres
Brown Equestrian Ranch, Bayfield, ColoradoLess than 20 minutes from Downtown Durango, the +/- 25 manicured acres of the Brown Ranch are located just south of Bayfield CO in the Pine River Valley. Bayfield, population +/- 2700, hosts a mild four-season climate at +/- 6900 ft. elevation and is 15 minutes from a major hospital and the La Plata County Airport, with direct flights daily to Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth & Phoenix, with additional summer flights direct to Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.The Brown Equestrian Ranch is the consummate turnkey equestrian based ranch. The property features a custom built +/- 2438 sq. ft. Southwest style home, with open floor plan and a gourmet kitchen complete with travertine tile and granite countertops. The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is positioned for exquisite views of the San Juan Mountains. The most impressive feature is the +/- 1000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor cabana style patio room that complements the living area of the home, complete with an additional kitchen and a beautiful fireplace. This cabana room will be where you'll spend most of your time. This Southwest masterpiece home features a large oversized (2+ cars) attached garage, and extensively landscaped yard, all positioned for privacy, yet less than a minute to town. A few of the many features include a Sonos wireless sound system, custom blinds, radiant in-floor heat, Pella windows, a fireplace in the family room, and a state of the art security system. Brown Equestrian Ranch is fully irrigated and is the perfect size for hay, horse and cattle production, without the extensive work involved of a large ranch. With .5145 shares of the Thompson Epperson Ditch and .147 cubic feet per second of Pine River Irrigation District (PRID), the ranch is well watered with 18 acres in Hay production and another 10+ acres irrigated pasture. Gated pipe irrigation, 3 pumping systems and 3 ponds are included. The turnkey Brown Ranch features a total of 8 outbuildings that could take many years to duplicate and hundreds of thousands of dollars at today's construction costs. Pipe fencing, including corrals, 2 arenas, 2 paddocks, custom entrance gates, 10,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, 300 x 220 ft. outdoor roping performance area, 150 x 75 cutting/dressage arena, 60 ft. solid round pen, wash rack, electric horse walker and facilities for up to 10 horses and cattle pens. The 1100 sq. ft. shop is insulated and heated. The barn includes a tack room, a feed room and 2 fountains, with 3 additional storage sheds and hooks ups for 3 RV's. The ranch income provides for RV Storage +/- $8000 and +/- $8000 in hay sales. For unimpeded views of the San Juan's the utilities are all buried. Tired of living where traffic dictates your life? Turnkey equestrian ranch properties comparable to the Brown Ranch are hard to find, especially located in an incredible small town community like Bayfield, Colorado. The ranch is within an hour of Durango Mountain Ski Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Resort, 18 miles to Navajo Lake, 15 miles to Vallicito Lake, 20 minutes to downtown Durango's 200 restaurants & galleries and minutes to the1.8 million acres of the San Juan National Forest. Call today for a qualified showing. Co brokers welcome.