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$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.
$4,500,000  •  2,201 acres
Southwest Colorado hunting, fishing, and cattle ranch for sale. 1612 deeded acres with contiguous 589 acre BLM grazing lease bordered on 3 sides by endless miles of BLM and National Forest for hunting, hiking, and four wheeling. West Pass Creek snakes through the entire ranch for over 3 miles providing livestock water and fishing from one end of the ranch to the other and fills two large reservoirs on the ranch providing excellent fishing, waterfowl habit, irrigation storage, and natural beauty. LIVING QUARTERS Comfortable 1300 square foot log cabin was built in 1993 but looks and feels much newer. Open floor plan with large living room, full kitchen, laundry room, 3 bedrooms, one full bathroom and a large covered deck. Expansive views of the ranch, The Cochetopa Dome, and surrounding mountains from inside and out. Additional living quarters include a rustic log cabin bunkhouse near the main cabin and a small A-Frame cabin in the valley across the road that could be renovated. IMPROVEMENTS Additional improvements include another rustic log cabin that houses the backup generator, a large underground root cellar, loafing shed and corrals, and a massive 40 x 100 insulated shop with a concrete floor providing ample room to store hay, park equipment, trucks and toys, and still have room for an indoor archery range. Property is fully perimeter fenced and cross fenced into multiple pastures. The entire ranch including the improvements and fencing is tight and right. This isn't a fixer upper or a project ranch. RANCHING/LIVESTOCK Currently holds 250 pair from June 1 thru Sept 30. Over 13cfs in surface water rights, a 600gpm artesian well, and multiple springs currently irrigate approximately 300 acres of the property. Historical ditches are in place to expand the irrigate acreage on the west end of the ranch. HUNTING/WILDLIFE Cochetopa Dome Ranch sits in a valley at the foot of The Cochetopa Dome and the base of North Pass, or locally known as Cochetopa Pass. This ranch is the nearest irrigated hay pasture to The Dome and mountain ranges to the north and east. You hunters know what that means. The ranch is a drive through fast food stop for breakfast and dinner for large herds of elk and deer. Bear, antelope and other wildlife frequent the lush green pastures and they all share the ponds on the ranch with ducks, geese and other migratory birds. 3 miles of West Pass Creek and 2 large reservoirs make for great trout fishing. Located in GMU's 551 and 67 there are over the counter options and the ranch is currently enrolled in the Land Owner Preference Program and drew 4 elk tags, 3 deer tags, and 2 antelope tags last year. Year round access on paved state highway. 31 miles to Gunnison, 39 miles to Saguache, 65 miles to Salida, 45 miles to Monarch Ski Area, 60 miles to Crested Butte Ski Area. Nearest airports are Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport - 32 miles, Montrose Regional Airport - 2 hours. Colorado Springs Airport - 3.5 hours.
$8,999,000  •  1,778 acres
This Western Colorado offering consists of two separate properties that are currently being used as a successful family cow-calf operation. They can be purchased together or separately and are approximately 30 minutes apart.
$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.
$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.
$3,195,000  •  1,278 acres
The Rooker Ranch is a 1,278 acre, pinion, juniper, and ponderosa pine-covered mesa, flanked by Dry Creek to the east and Cottonwood creek to the south. This seasonal live-water has carved deep sandstone canyons harboring rocky mountain elk and mule deer. Atop said mesa, surface ponds substantially improve the ranch's sporting capability, all within OTC Game Unit 62. A 74 +/- acre BLM in holding in the center of the property is accessible to only the landowner. If 1,278 deeded acres and access to isolated public land is too constraining, 472,000 acres of general accessible BLM can be directly accessed from the east boundary. The Rooker Ranch is a good hunting property within 22 miles of Montrose, CO just off Highway 90! Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$6,203,600  •  1,100 acres
Located 10 miles from the bustling town of Montrose Colorado this 1,100-acre ranch peers over the valley floor atop Bostwick Park. Bordering Hwy. 50 to the south and Bostwick Park Road to the east, the ranch has great access, underground utilities offering tremendous future upside potential.
$5,999,000  •  1,041 acres
This picturesque 1,041-acre Western Colorado offering along the Dirty George Creek currently operates as a successful family cow-calf operation. Located approximately 8 miles from Cedaredge, Colo., it is ideally situated on the Southern end of the famous Grand Mesa—the world’s largest flat-topped mountain—and only 50 minutes from the Powderhorn Ski Resort.
$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.
$4,755,000  •  528 acres
Thirty minutes from downtown Montrose and tucked within the Cornerstone golf community is this stunning 528-acre preserve. Colorado's San Juan Mountains tower above the ranch's rolling hills, grass meadows and ponderosa pines. Manicured oak forests are interspersed between spring-fed ponds and outcroppings of sandstone bedrock. Servicing the entire ranch are graveled roads constructed with native rock. This phenomenal internal road system, coupled with strategic vegetation management, developed surface water, and tactful landscaping is reminiscent of an African safari transposed into southwestern Colorado. Such improvements provide a rustic elegance while improving ranching and sporting capabilities. The property is teeming with wildlife and provides a gentleman's hunt within golfcart distance of a Greg Norman course. From summer pasture to fall hunting, spring golf and a world-class home site, The Preserve at Cornerstone has it all! Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$1,938,420  •  323.07 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 323± 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.
$2,900,000  •  320 acres
his 320 acre “Legacy” guest/cattle ranch is rich in history complete with it’s own 3000 ft grass landing strip. This secluded western Colorado paradise is set in a private valley with a rustic feel reminiscent of Montana but with a milder climate. Mostly irrigated lush meadows with good water rights, accommodates 50 cow/calf pairs plus ranch horses. Also, a healthy elk population reside and calve in the adjacent Gunnison National Forest. Muddy Creek borders the northern boundary and several spring fed ponds provide both stock water and wildlife habitat. A sizable pond below the improvements is stocked with several varieties of trout. A beautiful, rustic ranch gate leads to an impressive entry lane with vintage pole fencing on both sides all the way to the ranch compound.
$1,400,000  •  320 acres
Nestled up between 8500-9000 ft. in Dolores County, Colorado, this Western Slope +/- 320 acre generational family holding, referred to as Pond Rock Elk & Cattle Ranch, has been a hunting paradise and summer cattle production ranch for generations. This BGU’s offers 2 Over-the-Counter rifle elk seasons, and the property qualifies for 1 landowner buck tag annually, with the all-time world-record mule deer, the Burris Buck, taken nearby.
Contact for Price  •  310 acres
Own a piece of Buckhorn Mountain! These 35-200 +/- acre ranchettes are located between Montrose and Ridgway, just beneath Buckhorn Lakes. These lots enjoy panoramic views of the Cimarron Mountains, Uncompahgre River Valley, Uncompahgre Plateau and Grand Mesa. Likewise, the parcels are surrounded by premier habitat - harboring mule deer, elk, bear, lion, turkey, and numerous small game species. Pertinent to game unit 65, elk licenses are available over the counter and deer tags can be drawn with reasonable probability; 340-class bulls and 190-class bucks have been harvested on or near the properties. Local elevation ranges 8,700-9,500 feet, with lush stands of aspen, sub-irrigated meadows, natural ponds, chokecherry, and Gambel oaks. Despite privacy and seclusion, these lots are close to some of Colorado's favorite summer/winter recreation venues and towns, including Ridgway, Ouray, and the ski slopes of Telluride. Nearby Montrose offers excellent amenities, hotels, a hospital, shopping, and a regional airport with flights to Boston, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, San Francisco, and Charlotte.
$7,950,000  •  228 acres
The Sweetwater Ranch stretches along 1.3 miles of the Uncompahgre River, just south of Montrose, Colorado. This 228± acre paradise boasts over ninety irrigated acres, multiple duck ponds, and private river frontage, all within Montrose's growth corridor. Lowland forests, dominated by mature cottonwood trees, harbor trophy mule deer, and frame a marvelous view of the San Juan Mountains. Concerning natural attributes, the Sweetwater Ranch is truly unrivaled in Montrose County. Complementing its innate value are substantial improvements. Over $200k was recently invested in irrigation infrastructure to fully utilize the water rights provided through UVWUA. Additionally, two 2,600+ SQFT homes provide living quarters and potential rental income. The Sweetwater Ranch, one of the largest riverfront properties in the region, is simply irreplaceable and truly a must-see valley ranch. Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$1,800,000  •  200 acres
$2,695,000  •  168 acres
Spring Creek Farm is an excellent 168.7 producing acres that sits in the perfect location of Montrose, Colorado with 360 views! The property has 112 shares of water for all your crop/hay production needs and is ready to be built on. If you are wanting to be close to town but live out in the countryside with San Juan and grand Mesa views, this is the property for you! The property also has development potential. Spring Creek Farm is only 4 miles North of Montrose Airport and 5 miles to all your grocery and shopping needs. This is a must-see Colorado production farm! . Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$2,550,000  •  146 acres
The Colona Ranch- 146 acres of near limitless potential, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. The property's lush, irrigated farm ground is watered by the highest priority right in the Uncompahgre watershed and stunning building sites can be found across the ranch. If you choose to build a custom home, the 1,700 SQFT home would provide wonderful temporary lodging or a long-term rental. Additionally, this is a fantastic cattle wintering ground, with development potential as Montrose grows south towards Ridgway, Ouray, and Telluride. Whether it is horse facilities, custom homes, cattle operations, or a major development, the Colona Ranch is prime candidate. Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.
$11,985,000  •  138 acres
Home with 138 Acres for Sale with the best views of Colorado's Western Slope! Looking for the ultimate in privacy, security, and the best views on Colorado's Western Slope? Here it is! Located at the very top of the iconic Dallas Divide! Colorado Life magazine (September/October 2016) named Snow Drift Ranch on the Dallas Divide as the number one location in the entire State of Colorado to view Autumn colors. Secluded and very private yet has year-round access along Colorado Hwy. 62. 15 minutes from Ridgeway and just 35 minutes from Telluride. The home was built in three phases and is truly an engineering marvel. On-grid plus total self-sufficient off-grid option.  This home has so many great features that it would take hours to explain everything. Breathtaking views, comfort, and convenience in any event with accessible seclusion. It has everything including a state-of-the-art security system. This gem could easily become a first-class equine facility with ample acreage for barns, an arena and a pasture. If hunting is what you desire over the counter Elk tags can be bought annually. With the famous Double RL Ranch across Hwy. 62 allowing extremely limited elk hunting, this makes hunting on the Snow Drift Ranch extremely good.  If hunting is what you desire Elk and Mule deer frequent the property and over the counter Elk tags can be bought annually. With the famous Double RL Ranch across Hwy. 62 allowing extremely limited elk hunting, this makes hunting on the Snow Drift Ranch extremely good. Skiers and golfers have the best of both Worlds! Telluride with its World-famous skiing, dining and shopping is just a short drive away and the Divide Golf club which offers memberships and is open to the public is minutes away from your front door! And of course, Ridgeway being just fifteen minutes away has its offerings, shopping, farmers market, festivals and Rodeos to entertain the whole family. With the private and secure setting and spacious floor plan this property would make for an excellent corporate or law firm retreat. Huge conference room and multiple kitchens and bathrooms make for an excellent gathering place for those special meetings, classes or just a relaxing experience in close proximity to the Montrose airport, Telluride and Ridgeway and all the wonders of Colorado's Western slope.
Contact for Price  •  120 acres
Under Contract
120+/- Acres Montrose County, Colorado Selling On Our UNRESERVED ONLINE AUCTION October 13, 2022 Bidding opens September 29, 2022, and ends October 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. MDT The bidding increments will be $50/acre. The final sale price will be calculated based on total acres times the highest bid. The real estate agent reserves the right to adjust bid-ding increments. Plan to Attend the Informational Meeting & Auction: Hampton Inn Montrose 1980 N Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO 81401 BigIron Realty Agents will be at the Hampton Inn Montrose in Montrose, CO, on Thursday, Octo-ber 13, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the conclusion of the online auction. BigIron Representatives will be there to assist Buyers with registering to bid online. Please come during this time to dis-cuss the ranch. You do not have to be present to bid online but are required to be available by phone. BIDDING PROCESS: You may place bids on this farm for 14 days beginning September 29, 2022, and ending October 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. MDT. This unreserved online auction features bidding extensions. If a bid is received within five minutes of the scheduled close time, the bid-ding period is automatically extended to five minutes. This will continue until there is a five-minute period where no bids are placed. NOTE: Do not wait until the day the auction closes to register to bid online. All bidders must be approved to bid, so register at least 24 hours prior to the auction close or call 800-887-8625 for assistance. General Description: This property consists of 120 acres with 104.3 shares of UVWUVA water. Two Butler granaries, a small shed, and corrals. There is domestic power and water available to the property. There is a tenant with a lease until February 28, 2024, and he owns the gated pipe. The mobile home will be removed prior to closing. Make plans to add this beautiful farm to your operation. Legal Description: S ½ N ½ NE ¼, N ½ N ½ S ½ NE ¼, and the S 60 Ac in the S ½ NE ¼ Section 35-51-11 Montrose County, CO, containing 120+/- acres. 2021 Taxes: $ 1,887.92 Land Location: On Hwy 50 at Olathe, turn west onto 348 to County Road 5500 and go 1.5 miles north until you see yellow signs. Owner: Hovis Ranch For more information, contact the listing agent: Steve Schmalz 970-234-1987 Terms: The successful Buyer will be required to enter into a written purchase agreement immediately after the sale with a 10% non-refundable down payment to be payable to the closing company. The earnest deposit can be made by a personal check, company check, or wire trans-fer. The balance will be due at closing on or before November 14, 2022. Possession will be on Feb-ruary 28, 2024. The Seller will provide marketable title to the Buyer evidenced by title insurance; the title insurance and closing costs are split 50/50 between the Buyer and Seller. The 2022 real estate taxes will be prorated to the day of closing. The property will not be sold subject to financ-ing. Bidding increments may be changed at the discretion of the real estate agent. Please have all financial arrangements made prior to the auction. The written purchase agreement, to be signed by the Seller and Buyer after the auction, is the sole and controlling document of this sale and supersedes any and all other terms, whether verbal, written, expressed, or implied, and shall be the sole and controlling document for this real estate transaction. BigIron Realty is working for the Seller.
$1,225,000  •  119 acres
$2,400,000 • Under Contract
111 Acres 72 Irrigated Acres BLM ACCESS Irrigated/Production Power along County Road OTC GMU 64 5.5 Share Cimarron Ditch and Canal 234 Acre/Ft of Bostwick Park Conservancy 80 AMU BLM Grazing Permit 2 Cuttings 130 Large Square Bales 1,500 pound bales NO HOA NO CCRS Year-around access off maintained county road(school bus route)
$3,579,000  •  116.47 acres
Montrose, Colorado ranch for sale. 116 +/- acres with end of the road privacy bordering 10,000 acres of State Trust and BLM land within 10 minutes of Montrose. Main house is 3,248 square feet one level living featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus large bonus room and a loft. Kitchen was designed by a chef for a chef; massive center island, Wolf appliances, oversized vent hood, abundance of counter space and storage topped with granite counters. Open floor plan brings the guests into the action when prepping meals. Master suite is separated from the other bedrooms and features two large walk-in closets, an attached sunroom, and an expansive bathroom with dual sinks, jetted tub, and walk-in shower. Full wet bar. Mudroom with shower and laundry. Guest house offers an additional bedroom, full bath, living room and full kitchen. 2,000+ sf oversized shop/garage provides plenty of room for vehicles and is tall enough for a small RV. Senior water rights delivered to the property via open ditch filling a year round pond and dispersed throughout the ranch via buried pipe with risers and gated pipe in place. No tarps, no sprinklers to move or maintain. Coverage from fence to fence by turning valves. Currently holds 250 pair plus bulls and a dozen horses through the winter and is capable of producing 350+ tons of hay on approximately 95 irrigated acres. Perimeter fencing and all cross fencing is sturdy and in excellent condition. Other improvements include an open sided barn with veterinary room, excellent working pens, loafing shed, and a 230' x 145' roping arena. Public utilities to the property and recent development on the borders of the ranch offer future development potential as Montrose continues to expand to the south. No covenants, no HOA, no conservation easement in place leaving opportunity for reimbursement through a conservation easement.
$420,000  •  37 acres
F&R Partners