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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
$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 (
$15,478,500  •  12,459 acres
Wright's Farm & Ranch located in Washington County, CO has been in the same family for over 75 years! The rare opportunity to purchase a farm and ranch combination of this magnitude in Eastern Colorado doesn't come around very often. Wright's Farm & Ranch consists of 12,459 +/- acres mostly contiguous with only a few outlying parcels. The main headquarters is situated on US Hwy 36 approximately 1.5 hours east of Denver.
$9,700,850  •  11,307 acres
The Huerfano Assemblage consists of the Orphan, Potts, Big Tree, and Vucetich Ranches located just north of Walsenburg along the I-25 corridor. These properties flank both sides of I-25, are adjacent to the Walsenburg city limits and are ideal for future housing or other development. This region of Huerfano County is known for having exceedingly high wind and solar energy potential. All wind and solar energy rights will convey, and with current trends, presumably, there could be significant unrealized solar and wind value here. These offerings are available individually or in their entirety. In addition to wind / solar development potential, these ranches offer good mid-size grazing opportunities along with good populations of wildlife for hunting or viewing.
$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.
$29,000,000  •  9,286 acres
Unquestionably one of the most well-known legacy ranches in northern Colorado, Grizzly Ranch combines exceptional ranching and recreational attributes on 9,286± deeded acres plus 13,400± BLM leased acres. The ranch is located approximately 10 minutes from the quaint mountain town of Walden and 45± minutes from the popular resort town of Steamboat Springs. Named after Grizzly Creek which meanders for five-plus miles through the ranch, the Grizzly Ranch is a well-watered, contiguous ranch that offers great working ranch production values and outstanding recreation. The ranch also contains seven miles of Little Grizzly Creek, and the confluence of Little Grizzly and Grizzly Creeks is the beginning of the famous North Platte River, which flows for another four-plus miles on the ranch. With over 16 miles of creeks and the river, the ranch offers tremendous brown and rainbow trout fishing and the opportunity to make additional stream improvements. The ranch runs a well-balanced hay and grazing operation. Productive hay meadows are irrigated with senior water rights and an extensive ditch system that provides irrigation water for over 4,700 acres. The current owner rates the ranch at 1,000 pairs annually plus 400-500 yearlings and they are producing more than 4,500 tons of quality mountain hay annually. There is an excellent set of first-class operating improvements and outbuildings consisting of multiple sets of working facilities and numerous Morton structures. This is the first time that the ranch is being offered with the seller’s valuable mineral rights, which currently generate net payments of over one million dollars annually. The Facts: ~ Includes seller mineral rights that net approximately $100,000 in monthly royalty payments ~ 9,286± deeded acres and 13,400± BLM leased acres ~ Scenic North Park Mountain views in every direction ~ More than 4,700 irrigated acres with senior water rights and extensive hay production ~ Very nice sale barn, offices, and outbuildings ~ Six modest homes, 33 livestock sheds, machine shops, and equipment sheds ~ 11,250± square foot calving barn ~ 19,000± square foot sale barn or event center ~ Tremendous set of working facilities, including truck and livestock scales ~ Miles of pipeline, extensive stock tanks, and numerous stock dams ~ Multiple sets of working facilities ~ Tremendous fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout on over 16 miles of creeks and the river ~ Four ponds ~ Pronghorn antelope, mule deer, moose, and elk are found on the ranch ~ Income can also be generated from gravel, water sales, and event hosting on the ranch
$5,999,999  •  9,000 acres
Highland Vallis Ranch consists of 9,000 acres. 4,277+ acres of deeded land and approximately 4723 acres of leased BLM land is a fantastic combination of excellent soils, good water, fertile valleys and high mountain vistas, Cathedral Canyon, fantastic rock formations, and outstanding building locations. The ranch is well watered with several springs and High Creek.
$10,200,000  •  8,082 acres
Hayden Outdoors is proud to present ACL Land and Cattle. The ranch consists of 8,082+/- contiguous acres made up of 6,031+/- deeded acres and 2,051+/- State grazing lease acres. ACL Land and Cattle is located in the Northeast corner of Colorado in Sedgwick County, South of Julesburg. The ranch features 190+/- of irrigated acres, watered by 16 CFS of water rights, 200+/- acres of sub-irrigated acres, and 7,682+/- acres of pasture.
$7,000,000  •  7,035 acres
Wright's Ranch located in Washington County, CO has been in the same family for over 75 years! The rare opportunity to purchase a ranch of this magnitude in Eastern Colorado doesn't come around very often. Wright's Ranch consists of 6,395 +/- deeded acres plus 640 +/- State Lease all contiguous. The main headquarters is situated on US Hwy 36 approximately 1.5 hours east of Denver.
$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.
$4,400,000  •  4,844 acres
The Fabrizius Ranch is an excellent, well managed ranch close to the Northern Colorado Front Range. This ranch consists of 4844 +/- acres, is well watered from 2 wells and a pipeline system with large water tanks, there are several reservoirs on the property as well. A well-maintained county road provides good access to the property.
$8,750,000  •  3,954 acres
One of the top trophy elk hunting properties in Colorado, this holding encompasses 3,954± deeded acres of diverse lands with a comfortable home, multiple water sources, and four stocked trout ponds.
$15,900,000  •  3,526 acres
PRICE REDUCTION! 5th generation family ranch now being offered by Eagle Land! Just 16 miles outside of Glenwood Springs and 6 miles from the charming town of New Castle is this 3,526-acres lush, irrigated ranch. This ranch includes a large private irrigation lake with 1,175-acre feet of water feeding 880 irrigated acres with a pressurized sprinkler system. Rolling hills with drainages filled with deer, herds of elk, turkeys, and bears. Up to 360 class bulls have been harvested on this spectacular ranch. This is a must-see ranch in Western Colorado! 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.
$10,140,000  •  3,437 acres
Tee Cross Ranch encompasses more than 3,437+/- deeded acres halfway between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Founded in 1950, Tee Cross offers I-25 road frontage and it's own dedicated Interstate exit visible from both sides of I-25. There is 4.5 miles of Fountain Creek on the property and a resident heard of elk and deer. This ranch has a superb location and offers excellent opportunities to make an owner money.
$11,950,000  •  3,187 acres
Close your eyes and picture the ideal Colorado hunting ranch- something with a diverse vegetative landscape, year-round access, trophy wildlife, creek/pond frontage, and access to vast swaths of public land- you might just find yourself in the heart of the Stevens Gulch Ranch! This 3,187-acre parcel is the fantastic sporting property and home to elk, moose, bear, mountain lion, turkey, and mule deer. The current owners recently completed an extensive vegetation/water management program that transformed the property into an elk/deer mecca. This restoration was so impactful, it drew animals off Highway 133 and drastically reduced roadkill. From the dark timber and aspens along the west fork of Terror Creek, to Gambel oak ridges and pinion-juniper hillsides- you will be hard pressed to find a better hunting ranch in an over-the-counter game unit! Enquire with Eagleland brokerage, western Colorado's primer real estate professionals. 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.
$6,500,000  •  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
$2,550,000  •  2,895 acres
*SPRING PICTURES COMING SOON* The Thompson Ranch is located Northwest of Limon Colorado and consist of 2895+/- deeded acres. The ranch is located just North of Hwy 86 offering tremendous access off a black top highway and minutes from Interstate 70. With the abundant snow fall from this past winter, the Summer grasses will be bountiful, and stock damns recharged.
$7,700,000  •  2,239.39 acres
Located 25 minutes from Telluride mountain village, the +- 2240 acres of the Beaver Mesa Livestock & Elk Ranch is so beautiful that it was selected by renown professional photographer John Fielder for some of its most photogenic views,,…we think you’ll agree.
$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.
$2,568,000  •  2,140 acres
Lay Creek Ranch boasts over 3 miles of Lay Creek, highway frontage and power availability that runs the length of the ranch. With 2140 +/- deeded acres and over 1700 +/- acres of a BLM grazing allotment this ranch would make a great spring, summer and fall grazing operation.
$13,500,000  •  2,020 acres
Highland Springs Ranch is a beautiful property overlooking the Colorado River basin just outside the small mountain town of McCoy, Colorado. Rich in history, this legacy property combining 6+ old homesteads still has preserved cabins and remnants from the late 1800s while bringing modern comforts and amenities to this first-class, turn-key working mountain ranch.
$12,560,000  •  1,862 acres
Just a few minutes northwest of Fort Collins, lies the 1,862± contiguous acres of Owl Canyon Ranch. Historically a working cattle ranch, the peaceful valleys, majestic rock ridges and formations along with lush native pastures, makes this a premium offering as a transition property suited for future clustered development. With the family ownership dating back to the late 1960s, this is the first time in over 50 years a large block of this property has come on the market. The owners have been constant good stewards of their land, and the preservation of the rich history and artifacts. The ranch will be enhanced with overviews on the northeast end of the new Glade Reservoir and recreation area. Prime for developing into smaller parcels with a unique open space area, or continue on as a private ranch with an outstanding possibility for conservation easement protection. The views and serenity will take your breath away.
$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.
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