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$19,750,000  •  5,950 acres
With 5,950± 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 5,950± deeded acres and over 100,000± acres of BLM and National Forest grazing allotments. This contiguous block of land 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 5,950± 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. 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 5,950± acres of private land owned by the ranch, along with 100,000± acres of adjoining BLM and NF lands. In addition to having complete access to private land holdings within the National Forest and BLM, the ranch will provide cabins or the main ranch house as accommodations for your hunting party. GMU 62 has in recent years become quite renowned for producing trophy bull elk in the 340” class and larger, with several 360” - 370” plus bulls having been harvested. Unit 62 has over the counter bull elk tags for archery and two rifle seasons, except for muzzleloader and 1st rifle seasons, which are typically easy to draw. Mule deer numbers for Unit 62 are somewhat down, but the genetics are there for big muley bucks, with exceptional bucks in the 170” to 200” plus class taken each year. Deer tags for Unit 62 are on a total draw system but fairly easy to draw. Escalante Ranch does receive several landowner buck tags each year through the Landowner Preference Program as well. Escalante Ranch is home to the largest herd of Desert Bighorn sheep in Colorado. Other hunting opportunities include: desert bighorn sheep, black bear, lion, turkey, small game, waterfowl, chukar, and quail. Don't forget the fishing, kayaking, rafting, and camping opportunities with 10± miles of Escalante Creek and 8± miles of the Gunnison River traversing through the deeded lands. WATER RIGHTS: There is an extensive list of deeded water rights for irrigation purposes, numerous springs, storage ponds, and reservoirs. The ranch currently irrigates approximately 900± acres for both hay production and pasture.
$3,750,000  •  737 acres
Situated in Western Colorado, this 737-acre parcel boasts 165 irrigated acres with excellent water rights consisting of 165 shares of Uncompaghre Valley water.
$295,000  •  46 acres
If you want to get out of town, this property may be the one you've been waiting for. 46 acre building site/farm. 14 acres +/-irrigated hay fields with gated pipe. UVWUA irrigation water plus an additional 2 c.f.s. decree. Property is set up for an RV or Mobile home but would also be a great place to build. Electricity, Elevate internet, phone, domestic water and septic system are already in place. Peach Valley Arroyo flows through the Southern part of the property. There is an old pond which could be enlarged. Close to all kinds of recreation on the Gunnison River yet only minutes to Delta.
$1,200,000  •  44 acres
Equestrian Ranch with Log Home For Sale in Delta County, CO Situated against the Adobe Badlands at the base of the Grand Mesa in Delta County, Colorado is this 3,300 square foot log home with end of the road privacy. This Colorado log home has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and was built in 1997. The country property consists of 44 total acres of which 8 acres are irrigated. The property borders BLM on 3 sides and has end-of-the-road privacy and seclusion. Views from the log home are incredible with the unique Adobes and Grand Mesa in the background and the southerly views stretching across the valley floor and view of the Uncompahgre Plateau and San Juan Mountains in the distance. In addition to the home, there is a 30x 48 metal Cleary building with a drive through isle and 4 stalls that can be easily converted to 3 standard size stalls with one large foaling stall. Horses can enjoy grazing on the irrigated pasture where there is a loafing shed. There is a nice round pen and plenty of room for a riding arena. If long horseback rides off your property into thousands of BLM acres is your dream look no further! Colorado Log House on 44 acres with Irrigation Water The log home features D-logs and has 3,300 finished square feet and 720 square feet of unfinished bonus area, awaiting your finishing touches, above the garage! The home features a main floor master suited with a private door to the wraparound covered patio. The master bathroom has his and hers closets, double vanities, a large shower, jetted tub and newly laid tile floors. The home has forced air heat and air conditioning and a nicely shaded cover front porch overlooking the irrigated hayfields and valley floor. The lower level of this log house has a large great room with a two story window wall and wood burning fireplace. The kitchen, dining area and nook/sitting room all look out to the back yard. There is a 3-car garage, laundry room with a full bathroom and separate entrance for those times when you are out in the barn and need to clean up before coming inside. A 2nd bedroom is also on the main level and the upstairs features an open loft overlooking the great room and two bedrooms each with their own full baths. Western Colorado Horse Property with 4-stall Barn Bordering BLM With 44 total acres and 8 currently in irrigation this property is a prime Western Colorado horse property if you are looking for a place to go on long horseback rides without loading your horses in the trailer. The horse property backs up to the Adobe Badlands which consists of thousands of BLM and State Wildlife Study area acres. The property features several outbuildings for covered storage of tools, equipment, hay and trailers. There is a 30'x 48', metal Cleary building with a unique and customizable floor plan. The stalls can be configured for 4 standard size stalls with a drive-thru isle or easily converted to a 3 standard size stall setup with a large foaling stall and storage area. Irrigation water comes in the form of ten (10) shares of North Delta Canal and being on the end of the canal, this property could very easily expand its number of irrigated acres. There is a round pen behind the barn and the seller is including enough steel drill-stem pipe to construct a large 150 x 200 riding arena. Country Home For Sale in Delta, Colorado Delta, CO is located about 40 miles south of Grand Junction. The City of Delta is located at the confluence of the Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers. Delta has approximately 9,000 residents and plenty of recreational activities at its doorstep. Delta has K-12 school, many restaurants, a Walmart, grocery stores, and Delta County Memorial Hospital. Delta is the county seat of Delta County and is surrounded by several National Forests, with the Grand Mesa National Forest to the north, the West Elks Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest to the east and the Uncompahgre Plateau and the Uncompahgre National Forest to the west. Activities in the surrounding area include horseback riding, hiking, ATV and UTV riding, fishing and snowmobiling. For the golf enthusiast, Delta has Devils Thumb Golf Course nearby. Delta is a great place to live for the recreational enthusiast and this property is a wonderful place to experience that lifestyle. Abundant wildlife occupies the property and surrounding area including pronghorn, mule deer and numerous other creatures. For more properties like this, go to United Country Real Estate! Listing ID: 05107-10026
$450,000  •  35 acres
Under Contract
Nicely-situated 35+/- acres with approximately 20+/- acres irrigated and currently in hay/pasture, with some shares of UVWUA (amount TBD). This large two-story 4BD / 2BA home has 2 additional rooms that can be used as an office, game rooms, or anything else you can imagine! There are numerous recent upgrades such as newly- installed carpet, tile, and flooring throughout the house, along with new hickory cabinets and lovely quartz countertops in the kitchen, plus a new range/oven and dishwasher and new lighting and ceiling fans as well. A large Fisher wood stove situated in the living room will keep you more than warm and toasty in the chilly Colorado winters. This property has excellent potential as a horse/livestock setup, ideal location for a 1 - 2 acre pond, BLM across the county road - bring your kids and your 4-H projects and enjoy this country living with great views, privacy, and still just a short 15 - 20 minute drive to town! *Additional 47+/- acres available for purchase.