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$36,500,000  •  11,300 acres
White Pine Double Heart Ranch combines virtually every quality that one looks for in a mountain ranch. On the recreational side, it has outstanding wildlife viewing and big game hunting as well as nearly five miles of near blue ribbon quality fishing on Tomichi Creek. It also adjoins the national forest and ties together thousands of acres of leased public land. From the point of view of location, it is 26 miles east of Gunnison which offers a dynamic small Colorado mountain town plus commercial air service. The ranch is also an hours’ drive to Crested Butte which is a world-class destination ski resort and only ten miles from the Monarch ski area. Contrary to many mountain retreats in Colorado, it has a viable livestock operation estimated at 800 animal units which operates on 11,300± deeded acres and approximately 45,000 acres of state, BLM and USFS grazing leases and permits. Its land base offers an appealing mix of lush irrigated meadows with early water rights in excess of 100 CFS that produce around 2,500± tons of hay per year on 2,500± irrigated acres. Sagebrush uplands transition to timbered mountain pastures and heavily timbered areas at the upper elevations of the ranch. Improvements include a large lodge complex that sleeps up to 26 and offers the potential for a viable commercial guest/hunting operation or corporate retreat. It can also simply function as a base for a family. In addition, White Pine Double Heart has three “owner quality” homes, five manager and staff houses and good quality ranch operating facilities. The ranch controls 250 square miles with associated outfitting and guiding permits. The ranch also participates in Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Landowner Preference Program (LLP) and is currently allocated 19 deer and 19 antelope tags. White Pine Double Heart Ranch is a scenic ranch with broad meadows and both open and timbered pastures. The towering Tomichi Dome rises right out of the middle of the property. In summary, this is a fully improved operating mountain ranch in a great location with a full complement of scenic and recreational amenities. The Facts: ~ 11,300± deeded acres ~ 45,000+ acres of state, BLM and national forest leased land ~ 26 miles east of Gunnison, CO and Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport ~ Less than an hour to Crested Butte and 10 miles west of Monarch ski area ~ Direct access off Highway 50 ~ Exceptional 10,000+ square foot primary lodge can accommodate 26 guests comfortably ~ Eight additional homes, equipment shop, barn, and working facilities for livestock ~ Just over five miles of both banks of Tomichi Creek ~ Brown and rainbow trout fishery ~ Adjacent to the Gunnison National Forest, BLM and state land ~ Ranch surrounds iconic landmark of Tomichi Dome and is close to Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area ~ 2,500± Irrigated meadows ~ 2,500± tons of hay ~ 100 CFS of water rights ~ Currently running 800 cow/calf pairs ~ Abundant grazing land ~ Outstanding wildlife habitat ~ The ranch controls 250 square miles of rangeland and associated outfitting and guiding permits ~ Located in GMU 551 ~ Park and Wildlife Landowner Preference Program (LLP) allocates 19 deer and 19 antelope tags ~ Elk tag process changes annually ~ Elk, deer, bear, moose, antelope, mountain lion and a variety of small game animals and birds
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$3,450,000  •  923.55 acres
$3,950,000
At Red Hawk Ranch, high in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, you’ll not only be “away from it all”, but also “above it all”. This 923-acre wilderness ranch for sale boasts sweeping views of the magnificent Ohio Creek Valley that will be shared only by you and the eagles. If you’re interested in having your nearest neighbors be elk, mule deer, black bears and lush meadows of wildflowers, Red Hawk Ranch is the wilderness hunting retreat of your dreams. The healthy sub-alpine forests and meadows that dominate Red Hawk Ranch create prime habitat for mule deer and elk that favor living just below treeline for much of the year. At an average elevation of more than 10,000 feet, the property receives abundant moisture that feeds ten or more springs and ponds on the property, guaranteeing that animals won’t need to travel away from the ranch to find water. Furthermore, the heavy stands of dark timber composed of spruce and fir, intermixed with meadows of lush native grasses and aspen, meet the needs of wildlife for shelter and food. In short, Red Hawk Ranch is in the midst of high-country big game habitat at its finest. The hunting possibilities of Red Hawk Ranch are as plentiful as its alpine vistas. Large mule deer roam the property with regularity, and bucks have been taken here that score over 200 on the Boone and Crockett scale, topping out at 243. Impressive elk herds also frequent the ranch and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest, which nearly surrounds the property. The ranch qualifies for over-the-counter elk tags and landowner deer tags. Black bears are plentiful here as well and further enhance the big game hunting opportunities. With these assets in place, the prospects of operating Red Hawk Ranch as a private or commercial hunting retreat are outstanding. A massive 3,045± square foot lodge serves as headquarters for this magnificent property. It includes four bedrooms, full kitchen, storage garage and a vaulted great room filled with trophy mounts. Spectacular high country views can be enjoyed from its large deck. Red Hawk Ranch is a fully “turn-key” property, with all furnishings, big game mounts, equipment, vehicles and tools included in the sale. The lodge is entirely off-grid, powered by a solar system with generator backup. Water comes from a gravity-feed system from a spring on the property. A barn and storage cabin are also present on the fully-fenced acreage. Hunting is the prime attraction of this property, but jeeping and hiking are natural fits in the summertime, too. Photographic opportunities abound, with great views of nearby Mount Whetstone, Carbon Peak, Mount Axtell, all of which rise in excess of 12,000 feet. Wildflower-lovers will literally have a field day here in the summer. World-renowned fly-fishing opportunities exist on the Gunnison, East and Taylor Rivers, each within an hour’s drive. The ranch is accessible by snowmobile in the winter, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ski touring are ideal ways to enjoy the solitude of winter. The downhill ski resort of Crested Butte is 50 minutes away, and the college town of Gunnison and its airport are 30 minutes away. The ranch also maintains nearly 100% of the mineral rights which will transfer to the new owner.
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$3,450,000  •  923 acres
$4,500,000
Red Hawk Ranch Crested Butte, CO • 923 acres adjoining National Forest • Trophy mule deer and elk hunting • 5,400 sf fully furnished lodge • 10+ springs and ponds • 30 min. from Gunnison & 50 min. from Crested Butte $3,950,000
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$4,849,000  •  741.21 acres
Situated in the heart of one of Colorado’s most pristine high mountain valleys, the Circle J Ranch, east of Gunnison, stands apart for its outstanding recreational values. With over five miles of high-quality streams running through the ranch and bordering thousands of acres of public lands on two sides, the Circle J is ideally suited as a fly fishing, equestrian or big game hunting showpiece. The lovely Quartz Creek valley runs between the historic mining town of Pitkin, and the one-time narrow-gauge railroad stop of Parlin, where Quartz Creek joins Tomichi Creek. Prospectors discovered gold upstream in 1862, but they left the lower portion of the valley to the ranchers, who for generations raised and hay in the productive Quartz Creek bottomlands. Today, the Circle J Ranch still occupies some of the best lands of the valley. Comprising 737± acres at about 8000 feet, most of the Circle J Ranch lies in grass and hay meadows, surrounded by sagebrush hills. Scattered willows and cottonwoods line the streams, which help stabilize streambanks and provide cover for trout. Wisely kept from channelization, 20-foot wide Quartz Creek has retained its winding nature on the ranch, with dozens of bends creating deep pools and undercut banks, ideal lairs for the 10-to 20-inch browns and rainbows that live there. 2.49± miles of Quartz Creek winds through the ranch property. Tributary Alder Creek is a smaller stream that runs for 2.69± miles on the ranch and is excellent habitat for both brown and brook trout up to about 14 inches. The potential for trophy trout pond development, particularly on Alder Creek, is superb. Nicely situated between BLM lands on the west, north, and south, the Circle J boasts over five miles of boundary adjacent to public lands and can be seen as a headquarters to easily access thousands of acres of recreational land. Hunters can explore the meadows of the ranch itself, particularly attractive to mule deer, or venture for days beyond the ranch into Game Management Unit 55, which is a draw area for mule deer and yields some outstanding bucks each year. Horse lovers will find much to like on the Circle J Ranch as well. A historic barn is already in place, and the riding possibilities on and off the ranch are almost unlimited, all offering classic Western views of the unspoiled sagebrush foothills and 12.000-foot Fossil Ridge only a few miles beyond. Improvements on the ranch include the large historic barn, complete fencing, and a classic two-story ranch, which was constructed in 1914. It contains 1,952± square feet and has three bedrooms and two baths. A strategically situated deck allows you to enjoy many incomparable Colorado summer evenings to the soothing sounds of Alder Creek murmuring nearby. Those wanting to construct a new dream home or lodge here will find plenty of view-rich locales. Easily accessed year-round, the Circle J Ranch is on a paved county road and only a couple of miles from US Highway 50. The university town of Gunnison is less than 15 minutes away, with a full complement of retail stores and an airport. The downhill ski areas of Monarch Mountain and Crested Butte are 30 minutes and 45 minutes distant, respectively. Colorado’s largest body of water and superb boating and fishing destination, Blue Mesa Reservoir, is only 30 minutes away. Once the destination of prospectors, the Quartz Creek Valley is now the destination of discerning outdoor enthusiasts, who want a Colorado experience without traffic and condominiums. If that describes you, the Circle J Ranch may well be the property that you’ve been prospecting for.
$500,000  •  183.48 acres
Located on Cross Mountain in the Fossil Ridge Wilderness of Gunnison County are (18) contiguous mining claims totaling for 183.48-acres (Wahl, Gold Cleft, Gold Cross, Gold Eagle, Gold Coin, Yellow Diamond, Mountaineer, Gunnison, St. Louis, McCormack, Little Hattie, Red Cloud, Parkview, Cross Mountain 1, 2, &3, and Crown Point 1 & 2). The property contains dedicated Forest Service access via four-wheel drive/ATV roads and is seasonal due to winter snowfall levels.The combined site is an in-holding surrounded by designated Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest lands. This is a remote area of the county located approximately nine-miles from Taylor Park Reservoir and about 30-miles from the nearest town of Almont. The City of Gunnison and Towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are a short-drive from Almont. The historic mining town of Tin Cup is situated approximately 10-miles to the northeast. Each of the claims are patented and have remained under the same ownership for decades. No mining has occurred while under current ownership, though a single shaft, reportedly at a depth of 550' (+/-) was utilized for the extraction of gold circa the mid-1960's (gold pricing at that time was $35.50 per ounce). According to the current owner, he was able to identify the vein the lode miners were following at the end of the shaft. The original opening of the mine shaft was collapsed to prevent public access and there are no known past milling operations or related environmental concerns on-site.Topography consists of level benches, steeply sloping hillsides and granite mountain top areas above timberline. Various alpine lakes and streams are in close proximity to the claims and are contained on public lands. Elk, mule deer and moose sightings are common. The Gunsight and Lottis Creek Trails originate near the Lottis Creek Campground in Taylor Canyon and extend in a southerly direction just to the west of the claims. Views from the claims are impressive and include an expansive portion of the Continental Divide to the east (Collegiate Peaks in the direction of Buena Vista and Leadville) and to the north (towards Crested Butte and Aspen/Snowmass). Taylor Park Reservoir is also visible to the north looking across Union Park.Due to the location within a designated Wilderness, the parcels could potentially be exchanged with the U.S. Forest Service in enhancing an owner's other land holdings.Note that Gunnison County GIS incorrectly maps the parcels as being located slightly further to the southwest of Cross Mountain. Please refer to the maps in the listing for an accurate visual of the location.
$6,000,000  •  160 acres
Hawks Nest Ranch - Gunnison County, ColoradoLOCATIONLocated nine miles east of the quaint town of Crawford, the Hawks Nest Ranch is hands down one of the most strikingly beautiful parcels Colorado has to offer. This 160-acre, pure in-holding is directly bound on all sides by Gunnison National Forest lands (1.70-million acres) the West Elk Wilderness (176,500-acres) and has remained under the same ownership dating back to the 1940's. There is not another privately held parcel to the north, south or east for miles and public access to the Wilderness areas outside of the ranch are extremely limited. The end-of-the road location provides the ultimate in privacy and solitude. In addition to the virtual private use of the Forest lands and Wilderness, there are numerous nearby recreational attractions:Needle Rock Natural Area (5-mins.)Crawford Reservoir State Park (15-mins.)Black Canyon National Park (45-mins.)Blue Mesa Reservoir (largest reservoir in Colorado - 1 hr.)Aspen/Snowmass, Telluride and Crested Butte Ski Resorts (approx. 2-hrs.)From Crawford, primary retailers and restaurants are located in Delta (30-mins.), Montrose (1-hr.), Gunnison (1.5-hrs.) and Grand Junction (2-hrs.)LANDThe Through Line hiking and horseback trail (auto and ATV restricted) originates on the ranch and extends through the Wilderness and National Forest for endless miles, eventually connecting with points as far northeast as Aspen, Snowmass Village and Crested Butte. Access to the trail embarking from the ranch is only permitted by the ownership. A public access point to the trail exists east of the ranch on National Forest. The topography of the property ranges from level hay meadows, cottonwood lined creek bottoms and gently sloping foothills contained below the immense mountains that surround the property. The varying elevations, shapes, sizes and differing timber cover of the adjacent mountains are what establish Hawks Nest as a truly distinctive parcel. The ranch affords prominent views of the Big and Little Sand Mountains, Tater Heap, Saddle Mountain, Sheep Mountain, the Needle Rock formation and Grand Mesa to name a few. North and South Smith Fork Creeks are tributaries of the Gunnison River and flow through the ranch, converging near the western property boundary. The creeks are fishable year-round and contain good numbers of brook, brown and rainbow trout. Lone Pine Creek enters the property at the top of the northern pasture and serves as one of the irrigation sources. There are also (3) ponds that could potentially be stocked, if desired. The ranch contains (3) sub-irrigated hay meadows that produce some of the finest mountain grass hay and attract healthy herds of Elk and Mule Deer. Turkey and Black Bear are also frequently sighted. The property will convey with extensive water rights, all seller reserved minerals and is unencumbered by easements. Needle Rock Road is County maintained to approximately one-quarter mile from the ranch gate.IMPROVEMENTSBuilding improvements for the ranch consist of a well-built, hand-hewn log home that was originally constructed in 1922. The home has been consistently maintained by the owners and is of a two-story, five-bedroom, two bath design. Amenities include covered porches overlooking Smith Fork Creek, large living room with fireplace and partial basement. A restored primitive cabin along the creek provides extra room for guests and there are older out-building structures of varying utility (historic log-built storage sheds, blacksmith shop, lean-to and tack room) and a set of sturdy working pens. The property is powered by electricity and propane gas.Few places in Colorado are of equal to Hawks Nest Ranch. The vast Forest and Wilderness lands essentially serve as an extension to the deeded acreage when considering the prohibitive public access and a starting point of the Through Line Trail within the ranch boundaries. Live trout-filled water, abundant wildlife, pine and aspen forests and awe-inspiring panoramas are just a few of the attributes that make this property a once in a lifetime opportunity to own. To request additional information or schedule a qualified showing call Brent Hedrick.
$11,000,000  •  146 acres
LOCATIONHarmel's Ranch Resort spans just over 146-acres (+/-) along both banks of the Taylor River and is situated seven miles from Almont, Colorado in the highly coveted Taylor River Valley. From the property, Gunnison is located 16-miles south and the ski resort town of Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte about 16-miles to the north (via Jack's Cabin Cutoff and State Highway 135). From the Front Range population centers of metro-Denver and Colorado Springs, the property is within an approximate 2.5-hour drive via Cottonwood Pass (set to reopen in late summary 2019) following paving operations. Harmel's is located in the heart of the 1.672 million-acre Gunnison National Forest, which directly borders the property on the east and south. The surrounding area contains some of the most spectacular scenery and recreational amenities Colorado has to offer. The popularity of the Taylor River Valley continues to grow as evidenced by the number of up-scale and luxury subdivisions completed in recent years in concert with increased area tourism. Daily non-stop flights are available from Denver and Houston to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport year-round with Dallas added during the winter months.RESORTHarmel's Ranch Resort has been operated by the same family since 1958 and is a fixture of the Taylor River Valley. Families have enjoyed the property for generations with the following of new guests increasing annually. The resort consists of 37 rustic, yet modern and fully furnished rental cabins (including basic appliances) that have been placed along the banks of the Taylor River. The cabins can accommodate combined occupancy of 150 guests. In addition, employee housing is fully contained on-site with portions recently remodeled. Harmel's Stables is situated in the area recognized as the north pasture and contains a remuda of 40 trail horses that provide guests with the opportunity to see the Colorado back country at its finest. The Beaver Creek trail into Gunnison National Forest is accessible from the resort by a special use permit held by the current ownership (transferrable). The guest recreation room is located between the restaurant and reservation counter and provides wi-fi accessibility, billiards, games, business center and big screen tv seating area. Harmel's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (menu or buffet) with an adjoining full-service saloon. Restaurant demand is serviced by a well-maintained commercial kitchen that includes walk-in freezer/coolers. A large deck extending just above the Taylor River at the rear of the restaurant and saloon provides the ideal outdoor dining and gathering experience. The general store and fly shop are stocked with basic merchandise, food and drink provisions, trout fishing supplies and provides anglers with daily updates on fishing conditions. Additional resort amenities and activities include; (2) stocked trout ponds, an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, sauna, kid's playground and large barbeque area that hosts Thursday night cookouts. The resort also hosts weddings, family reunions, other group-style gatherings and accommodates guided river rafting, fly fishing and rock-climbing excursions. From the resort, there is easy nearby access to motorcycle, ATV, mountain biking and hiking trails. Colorado GMU 55 is also known for its Mule Deer, Elk and Moose hunting.TAYLOR RIVERThe Taylor River originates high-up in the Elk Mountains just outside of the Maroon Bells Wilderness and flows along the west side of the Collegiate peaks before entering Taylor Park Reservoir. Taylor Park Dam, located at the south end of the reservoir, serves as the start of the tailwaters. The stretch immediately below the dam contains some of the largest rainbow trout at the statewide level with phenomenal fishing continuing all the way to the confluence of the Gunnison River and beyond. According to the owner, the approximate three-quarter mile stretch of the Taylor flowing through the resort has received a 16x Gold Medal rating from the State of Colorado. This portion of the river is also fed by the Spring Creek and Beaver Creek tributaries that flow down from the mountains to the north and south of the resort. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are also popular activities on the Taylor River. The 2,040-acre Taylor Park Reservoir just to the north offers the lake angler the chance of catching big Lake/Mackinaw, Brown, Rainbow and Cutbow Trout along with Kokanee Salmon and Northern Pike (Colorado Lake Trout record had been held by Taylor Park until 2007). Boat access is available at the Taylor Park marina.UPSIDE/DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALThe re-opening of Cottonwood Pass is expected to have an immediate impact on revenues as it serves as the most direct access route from the Colorado Front Range population centers. The historic operating season of the resort has generally spanned from May 15 thru September 30. Winterization of the water and septic lines servicing the cabins would further allow a new owner the ability to operate on annual basis in capitalizing on winter fishing, snowmobiling and over-flow skier demand from Crested Butte. The existing footprint of the resort may also be conducive to the addition of more cabins and/or VRBO oriented homes.In addition to the resort, there are approximately 110 additional acres of land extending to the north and south. The area recognized as the North Pasture (approx. 47-acres +/-) has been improved with a small stable and pens and contains (2) fishing ponds that are filled by irrigation ditches from Spring Creek. The balance of the property is contained within what is recognized as the Beaver Creek parcel (approx. 60-acres +/-) that is directly bound by the National Forest on the east. The Northern Pasture contains a higher percentage of level ground with the Beaver Creek tract mostly treed with rock outcroppings. The elevated portions of the Beaver Creek tract would afford exceptional down valley views to the west along the Taylor River. The transferable National Forest Service Use Permit would allow an owner continued private access to the Beaver Creek Trail. Interested parties should contact Gunnison County Community and Economic Development regarding the possible development potential of the larger property.The availability of land tracts this large, with the possibility of expansion and development potential in one of the most sought-after areas of Colorado, is exceedingly rare. Development of the areas extending north through Taylor Canyon to Taylor Park and to the south nearing Almont has continued in recent years as some of the most discriminate buyers vie for the ultimate Colorado has to offer. All owned water and mineral rights will convey, and the property is not encumbered by conservation easement. The property is available for purchase in whole or in one of three individual parts. All merchandise/business inventories and furniture, fixtures and equipment are included. Financial documentation of the resort operation can be provided upon the signing of a non-disclosure agreement.
$9,995,000  •  123 acres
RARE OPPORTUNITY with development potential of one of the largest parcels available within walking distance of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado!!! Located approximately 4 hours from Denver and 30 minutes from Gunnison/Crested Butte regional airport. Offered at $9,995,000.
$695,000  •  65.24 acres
Lot 18, Saddle Ridge Road is a 65.24 acre parcel located at the end of Saddle Ridge Road in the gated Trappers Crossing at Wildcat subdivision.
$2,400,000  •  53.2 acres
Absolutely Spectacular Colorado horse ranch is located on Spring Creek Mesa in Montrose Colorado. Located 60 miles north of Telluride, 100 miles Southwest of Crested Butte, and only 69 miles from Grand Junction, Colorado. Encompassing approx. 53 acres with a stunning house that radiates old world charm yet with sophisticated Mediterranean architecture. This 4 bedroom 3 bath home is approximately 3,823 sq ft and has a 2-car oversized heated garage with a walkout basement and a list of features that include: Custom oak interior doors, gas fireplace, Granite countertops, Large granite-slab island, knotty oak cabinets, tumbled Italian flooring, Viking professional appliances and covered porch. It also has a deck off the east side of the house as well as off the master bedroom leading to the hot tub. he master bedroom is located on the upper level and has a large bathroom adorned in custom granite, fitted with a Kohler whirlpool tub, steam shower and shower tower. The master bath also has a separate stall room and walk-in closet with a private exit to the large back deck and hot tub. The basement is fully finished with 3 spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom with double sinks, separate shower room and stall room, two closets and custom oak cabinets. The family open space includes a Brunswick Gold Crown Pool Table, room for game table, a tv nook and a built in bookcase to hold board games for a fun relaxing atmosphere. Then step out your back door to enter the expansive 26 X 125 barn featuring cedar timbers, handcrafted iron, 5-concrete sided stalls with full swing gated and automatic heated horse waterers. The 16ft work bench is made of oak beams and handcrafted iron. The barn features a14 X 25 tack room, 4 X 6 bath, and 23 X 25 office with antique wood floor, knotty pine walls, vaulted ceiling and freestanding soapstone fireplace and redwood decking. Located on the north end of the property is a 140 ft X 230 ft outdoor roping arena with return alley is sand based, designed for team calf roping. Its also perfect for practice and friendly competition, as well as barrel racing and dressage, ready for your chutes and gates and fully landscaped with dramatic 360 degree views. There are also two 60 ft diameter sorting/round pens excellent for team penning and sorting work as well. Listing ID: 05101-75097
$6,700,000  •  48.12 acres
There may be no finer property to grace the banks of the Slate River, combining the attributes & amenities of this exclusive estate. Thoughtfully designed & meticulously crafted, the quality and style is undeniable. Comprised of an expansive main home & fully remodeled 1911 log cabin guest home.
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$2,500,000  •  41.93 acres
$2,850,000
When Lieutenant E. H. Ruffner made his historic reconnaissance of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado in 1873, he made special note of a spectacular rock formation bisected by the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River called the Great Gate. Today, nearly 150 years later, the Great Gate has lent its name to Gateway Ranch at its feet, a signature property offering unparalleled views, trophy Stillwater and freestone fishing and direct access to public lands at every point of the compass. Perfectly suited for the recreation-oriented landowner, the Gateway Ranch also boasts two beautiful homes, the main residence of over 3000 square feet and a charming guest cabin, both of which serve as luxurious headquarters for a multitude of outdoor activities. Gateway Ranch consists of almost 42 acres of meadow and riparian woodlands adjoining the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, at an elevation of 8000 feet. Approximately half of the acreage is an irrigated meadow suitable for hay and/or grazing horses. Water rights on the ranch are quite senior in appropriation and easily meet the needs of irrigation. With no neighbors in sight, the views from Gateway Ranch are as spectacular as you’d find in a John Wayne Western. The impressive bluffs of the Great Gate itself make an immediate backdrop that rises sharply over 600 feet above the river. To the west lies Alpine Plateau, flanked with heavy spruce and aspen forests, and home to herds of trophy elk. To the east, Cannibal Plateau climbs above tree line to 12,000 feet and shelters the seldom-visited Powderhorn Wilderness Area. Almost endless foot or horseback forays into these adjacent areas are possible from the basecamp at Gateway Ranch. Smaller sections of Federal land both to the north and south complete a buffer that fully surrounds the ranch. Anglers will be delighted to find that Gateway Ranch adjoins two miles of public special regulation water on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. Rainbow trout fishing is catch and release, and only two browns 16 inches and greater can be kept per day, making the trout population as rich as any in this part of the state. Put on your waders, walk out the door, and enjoy day after day of hooking 12- to 20-inch trout that are especially fond of stonefly imitations. Vary your experience on either of the ranch’s two ponds, which hold trout measured in pounds instead of inches. Not far afield from the ranch is Lake San Cristobal to the south and Blue Mesa Reservoir to the north, each about 30 minutes distant, and both meccas for trolling fishermen. The main ranch was built in 2010 and overlooks the river. It features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a lovely screened porch for relaxing in the clean mountain air. The home’s great room features high, open-beamed ceilings and a memorable stone fireplace. A gourmet kitchen and dining area accommodate plenty of hungry anglers after a day on the river. There’s also plenty of room for family and guests with the nearby 1200-square foot guest house, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Both homes are meticulously and tastefully decorated throughout and are situated to maximize the incredible mountain views. Located in the heart of one of the last unspoiled valleys in the state, the Gateway Ranch offers access to a Colorado that is rapidly disappearing. Lake City, 20 minutes to the south on Highway 149, epitomizes a western mining town with genuine Victorian charm. Lake City is the hub for the Alpine Loop, a classic mountain jeep and OHV road that accesses some of the highest terrains in the San Juan Mountains. Gunnison lies about 45 minutes to the north and is home to Western State Colorado University, and a commercial airport. The ski areas at Crested Butte and Monarch are about 45 minutes further. We at M4 Ranch Group think that the Gateway Ranch is perfectly named. It can be your gateway to a lifetime of mountain adventures, whether your passion is fishing, hunting, photography, horseback riding, jeeping or hiking. But words only tell so much. Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you in the gate to see the remarkable possibilities here for yourself.
$5,400,000  •  38.08 acres
There may be no finer property to grace the banks of the Slate River that combines the attributes and amenities of this exclusive estate. Thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted, the quality and style is undeniable.
$1,795,000  •  36.99 acres
4121 Wildcat Trail, Crested Butte is perfectly situated on almost 37 acres & a gateway to endless hiking, hunting and exploring in the National Forest. The views speak for themselves, but you must come visit this property to get a true sense of its character, warmth, charm, and attention to detail.
$1,850,000  •  35.32 acres
This legacy property comprises stunning acreage and a comfortable, beautifully constructed, 4,725 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 4 full bath residence just 4 miles from downtown Crested Butte.
$3,595,500  •  35.24 acres
The River House on Danni Ranch is a hidden treasure possessing all the beauty and majesty that Colorado has to offer, a true recreational wonderland throughout all seasons of the year. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; once you see it, you’ll be hooked.
$1,395,000  •  35.11 acres
Located just minutes from downtown Crested Butte and nestled in a beautiful aspen grove in the expansive Red Mountain Ranch, 450 Oversteeg Gulch Road is a custom built guest home with expansive views in every direction.
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$1,295,000  •  35.11 acres
$1,450,000
Arguably the best parcel in Red Mountain Ranch 515 Oversteeg Gulch Road is located directly at the base of Red Mountain. One of the most isolated and private locations in the ranch this two bedroom plus large loft, two bath log home is built just a few feet from the National Forest boundary.
$595,000  •  35.1 acres
Located less than a minute from the town of Crested Butte in a gated subdivision this ideal building location has absolutely breathtaking views of Mt. Crested Butte and the upper valley.
$1,495,000  •  19.82 acres
The McCloud Placer is one of the earliest mining claims in Gunnison County located eight miles north of Crested Butte and enjoys some of the most incredible views in the upper valley. Completely surrounded by National Forest abundant wildlife visit the property frequently.
$6,800,000  •  19.25 acres
Red Tail Ridge is a one of a kind legacy property in the desirable town of Evergreen, Colorado. Absolute privacy with amazing views, these 19.25 acres are bordered on two sides by national forest, with all the conveniences of nearby Denver. Impeccable architecture and craftsmanship utilizing reclaimed timbers and dimensional wood, hand cut moss rock imported from Montana, and hand-forged custom ironwork throughout. With numerous custom features and top of the line components, this modern home has it all done in an authentic mountain-rustic style. Improvements include a 6,455 sq. ft. main residence, 1,381 sq. ft. attached garage, 1,875 sq. ft. shop/RV garage and 1,000 sq. ft. gym/studio above.
$700,000  •  2.58 acres
Outstanding views! Large 2+ acre lots in a coveted location, close to the recreation path and walking distance to both Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. Don’t miss this rare opportunity of open spaces and great solar exposure surrounded by magnificent views of majestic mountains.
$800,000  •  2.54 acres
Outstanding views! Large 2+ acre lots in a coveted location, close to the recreation path and walking distance to both Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. Don’t miss this rare opportunity of open spaces and great solar exposure surrounded by magnificent views of majestic mountains.
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$3,395,000  •  0.5 acres
$3,850,000
Wildflower at Crystal CreekWhile there are several shared communal fishery developments throughout the United States, none come close to Crystal Creek. The exclusivity and history of this property has no rival. “Wildflower” at Crystal Creek presents an exceptionally rare opportunity to join the limited ownership of this one-of-a-kind fishing community. This property is identified as Lot 5 and features a 4,000± sq. ft. log home in perhaps the best location of the entire property. Exceptionally well positioned, the home has commanding views of an open meadow and surrounding mountains, while conveniently located a stone’s throw between the main stem of the Taylor River and the sight fishing stream known as Hall’s Run. The Taylor River is well known as one of the best trout fisheries in North America and carries a legendary reputation for big, aggressive fish. The 405±  acre property is situated along a big bend in the Taylor River, set back from County Road 742 ensuring the utmost privacy. Both banks of the Taylor River mildly flow through the ranch for approximately 1.5± professionally enhanced miles. A spectacular sight fishing stream traversing through the lower meadow offers an additional 1.5±  miles of a truly authentic stalking and sight fishing experience. The alpine setting of the property is completely surrounded by national forest with private access in several directions. This private fly fishing aficionado community enjoys paved road access and close proximity to Crested Butte, Gunnison and the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.The Facts:Lot 5 at Crystal Creek – Historic shared communal fishing development.5 deeded acre fee simple and 1/13th ownership of total acreage1982 4,000± sq. ft. log home offering 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and attached 2 car garageWorld class fishery featuring rainbows, browns and cutthroat averaging 16 to 24 inchesLocated within 30 minutes of both Gunnison, Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport, and Crested Butte and Crested Butte Mountain ResortAccessed by year-round paved County Road 742405± acres of total shared ownership featuring 13 total developed homesites1.5± miles of both banks of the Taylor River1.5± miles of Hall’s Run, a built from scratch sight fishing streamEnveloped by the 1.7 million-acre Gunnison National ForestDomestic well, Gunnison County Electric Association, and All Star gas provides propaneHOA regulated community2 private gated entry pointsOn-site ranch manager