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$15,000,000  •  867,000 acres
The Butte Valley ranch spans nearly 900,000 acres with 7,300+/- deeded throughout 4 Counties. Located between Wells and Ely, NV. Historically the ranch has been run as a sheep and cattle operation, the 20,641 AUM’s are split between cattle and sheep. The ranch is currently running approx. 700 head of cattle and 5,000 head of sheep. There are 570 acres under pivot irrigation with approx. 2,000 acres of riparian meadow. Excess water allows for the possibility of additional irrigation. Updated improvements at ranch headquarters include a new 2,800 sq. ft. building complex split between a shop and an 8 bedroom living quarters well suited for owner/manager or hunting lodge. The ranch is located in one one of the best hunting areas of Nevada and includes 2 bull elk tags annually in units 104,108 and 121. PRF Insurance is an integral part of the operation allowing the owner to not be solely dependent on livestock and farming operations in drought years. The Ranch can be run very economically with a well balanced management program for farming and livestock operations. The Butte Valley Ranch is offered for sale at $15,000,000. Call for complete package and more information.
$16,227,200  •  40,693 acres
Sprawling cattle ranch with thoughtfully designed improvements allowing for upwards of 1,200 cows year round!
$31,700,000  •  25,756 acres
Notably, one of the best grass ranches to hit the market in South Dakota. Formally known as the 777 Bison Ranch, it is a well-blocked, mostly all-deeded offering. Expanding across over 26,000 acres just south of Rapid City and near the Black Hills. The Dakota Partnership Ranch lacks nothing from an operational standpoint and has high-quality yet practical improvements. A first-class owner's residence overlooks the long valley that makes up the heart of the ranch. Additionally, two manager/employee compounds are strategically located at both ends of the ranch, on the west and east. The ranch has been carefully handled and managed holistically, being a recipient of numerous conservation awards. The ranch is a cross-section of well-sodded plains and just enough “Badlands” to give the property a wild feel and be aesthetically pleasing. Currently stocked with 1,800 bison, the ranch is well-fenced, adequately watered, and operated efficiently. Designed and built to handle bison, the ranch should be an easy and smooth transition to a cattle operation if one is inclined. In the center of the ranch is a large, 160-plus acre top reservoir that provides recreation and a potential supply of irrigation water. The ranch is fenced into approximately 20 pastures, with water supplied in the form of natural springs, reservoirs, and developed water tanks supplied by two municipal water lines that run through the ranch. The huge expansion of land and diverse topography hosts a variety of wildlife, including deer, antelope, and plenty of upland birds. The Facts: ~ Approximately 26,276 total acres, with 26,756± deeded acres and 520± state lease acres. ~ 540± acres under appropriated water rights with potential for hay production. ~ Over ten miles of Dry Creek run through the heart of the ranch. An intermittent stream provides natural springs and ponds for the length of the ranch. ~ Large 160-plus acre top reservoir in the center of the ranch. Provides an ample water source for fishing, boating, and water for irrigation. ~ Recipient of lifetime conservation awards from the Audubon Society and Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC). ~ Long sweeping views of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. ~ 20 plus improved livestock water tanks and over a dozen quality spring-fed reservoirs. ~ Good population of mule deer, whitetail, antelope, turkey, waterfowl, and upland birds. ~ Exceptional, state-of-the-art pens and corral system with hydraulic chute. ~ The ranch is currently stocked with 1,800 bison. ~ Three separate homes, strategically placed on both ends of the ranch. ~ Beautiful log constructed, owner's residence, privately but centrally located on the ranch, five bedrooms, five baths. Bunk room with four single beds, attached garage, and separate, three-door, six-car garage/heated shop. ~ A newer employee home built in 2015 on the west end of the ranch. Equipped with three bedrooms, three baths, and a heated, attached garage. ~ Another employee compound, newly remodeled in 2014, with three beds, three baths, a heated garage, shops, barns, and dry storage. ~ State-of-the-art pens and corral, with well-functioning tub and hydraulic chute, scales, and loading ramp. Large assortment of pens for holding and feeding livestock.
$9,950,000  •  21,887 acres
About 6 miles north of Ismay, MT [was renamed JOE, MONTANA in 1993 for a one year, more on that later] which is about 6 miles north of highway 12 and 60 miles east of Miles City, MT sits the Keystone Ranch 21,887 acres of which should support 550 cow calf pairs and 300-400 yearlings depending on management and weather.10,742 +/- deeded and 11,145 are BLM and State of Montana lease. The ranch is watered by wells, a set of pipelines, reservoirs, springs, Pennel creek and O’Fallon creek. The ranch offers Mule deer, antelope, turkeys, pheasants, and sharp-tail grouse. The actual headquarters is about 4 miles to the south of the main ranch and sits on 240 acres, featuring various structures designed for practicality. 200 head combination feed lot and calving barn. There is an additional feedlot, known as the “bull” feedlot, and two sets of piped corrals. The Keystone Ranch was awarded the 2011 Montana Environmental Stewardship Award by the Montana Stockgrowers Association, quite a prestigious award. If you’re in the market for an excellent, well-rounded cattle ranch that also provides some additional revenue through hunting, your search ends here. Download Brochure for Full Details.
$12,350,000  •  19,376 acres
Well-managed grass ranch with excellent location and access. The Condon Ranch is being offered as a Single Unit, East Unit and West Unit, as well as 7 separate parcels with cross-fenced pastures. Caretaker available.
$17,400,000  •  18,205 acres
Offering significant BLM and State grazing permits, wildlife habitat, and recreation along the Yampa River in northwest Colorado.
$32,500,000  •  16,910.37 acres
An Unparalleled Investment Opportunity Priced at $32,500,000, the DLX Ranch represents a rare opportunity to own a substantial and ongoing concern in the agricultural heartland of Oregon. The sale also includes options for acquiring livestock and rolling stock by separate treaty, providing a complete solution for immediate operational takeover. This first-time offering of the DLX Ranch invites discerning buyers to establish their presence in a locale renowned for its agricultural heritage and scenic beauty. We invite you to explore how the DLX Ranch can become the cornerstone of your agricultural investment portfolio and a home to generations.
$13,414,350  •  14,502 acres
Comprised of some of the most well cared for acreage in Far West Texas.  Sweeping vistas, plateaus, mountains and canyons, abundant grass and water. This is Chihuahuan Desert hunting land at its best and a nature lover’s dream. This ranch has it all. 60 miles south of Marfa.
$11,750,000  •  13,424 acres
Rare find in the western NE Panhandle. This stewardship-award winning ranch was thoughtfully developed with ease of management in mind. Located in a picturesque setting with native range-land, irrigation, impeccably-maintained facilities, and two homes. Turn-key operation, equipment included. Excellent access just off I-80. Approximately 8-20 miles west of the city of Sidney, NE.
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$14,000,000  •  12,937 acres
Are you looking to invest in ranches straightforwardly with a fixed return? For Accredited Investors who wish to eliminate the headache and risk of livestock operations, ranch upkeep, and maintenance while also gaining landowner preference tags and exclusive access to world-class bull elk hunting, Ranch Investor is proud to present a Private Credit opportunity. Also called Sale Leasebacks, Mezzanine & Bridge Financing, or more generally just "Alternative Asset Investing", we have structured investor real estate agreements using contract for deeds, options, repurchase agreements, and ROFR/ROFOs that give investors all the benefits to enjoy ranch-ownership while also optimizing their portfolio's risk/return ratios, including Beta and Treynor. This specific opportunity includes a superior NNN target IRR which is historically better than investors can accomplish on their own through fee simple ownership. To learn more about this opportunity and begin the process of due-diligence, please reach out directly by following this link here: https://web.ranchinvestor.com/spc-listing Once your information has been received, Colter DeVries will be in touch to qualify your interest and personally deliver the link to our data room.
Contact for Price  •  12,445 acres
Hedgpeth Ranch is a beautiful 12,445 acre property: a private hilltop estate with 50 acres of vineyard, a private lake with 22 acres of surface area and a storage capacity of 602.7 acre-feet of water, 87 miles of road and some of the largest Redwoods in Sonoma County. The property includes a grove of over 100 Old Growth Coast Redwood trees, the largest of which is nearly 13 feet in diameter. A road system of approximately 87 miles throughout the property offers convenient access. What makes Hedgpeth special, in addition to the privacy it affords, is the natural and beautiful scenery throughout the ranch. The Hedgpeth Lake is a private freshwater reservoir that may be enjoyed for swimming, boating, fishing, and other aquatic activities. The lake also has 22 acres of usable surface area for fishing and recreation. There is a series of creeks that flow throughout the property which include House Creek, Allen Creek, Pepperwood Creek, Danfield Creek, and Cow Creek. Nearby attractions include Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve and Salt Point State Park. Hedgpeth Ranch is 8 miles from Timber Cove, 11 miles from Cazadero, 32 miles from Healdsburg and 52 miles from Downtown Santa Rosa and 70 miles from San Francisco. Investment Highlights + 12,445 acres located on the Sonoma Coast + Approximately 30 miles from Santa Rosa and 70 Miles from San Francisco + 7,500 acres of commercial forest, including old growth Redwood trees and high quality timber, provide for great investment potential + Wildlife species make Hedgpeth an excellent hunting ground + The diverse terrain and beautiful scenery allow for a variety of activities such as horseback riding, ATV riding and hiking + In the Southwest section of the property lies Hedgpeth Lake that can be used for agricultural purposes, swimming and fishing + Hedgpeth Ranch is a pristine location for vineyard winery and orchard creation because of the great coastal weather of the Sonoma Coast; current 50-acre lease in place with Jackson Family Wines (lease expiration date: 12/1/2027 with an option to extend for five (5) years) + Hedgpeth can be an excellent location to raise cattle and livestock as there are already improvements onsite that are available for use, such as a feeder barn, horse stable and a rancher residence + Other potential uses include: commercial equestrian facility, dairy, slaughterhouse, wine tasting room, and farm stand + Hedgpeth receives favorable property tax treatment via the Williamson Act (also known as the California Land Conservation Act of 1965) + The Hedgpeth Ranch has 97 underlying land patents or partial patents. With the merger of parcels too small for the Ag zoning designation, there are 87 potential Certificates of Compliance available for the ownership + Outstanding grove of over 100 Old Growth Coast Redwood trees with a beautiful walking path + Solar power generation potential + Wind power generation potential
$7,500,000  •  10,300 acres
There are very few large land parcels for sale in Nevada or anywhere in the west that consist of a large block of contiguous land, are completely fenced and include all mineral rights. This is an amazing and rare opportunity to acquire 10,300 acres with many possibilities for mineral development. Currently used for winter cattle grazing.
$21,700,000  •  7,230 acres
For over seven decades, this large western Montana ranch has been under the careful stewardship of a multi-generational ranching family. With over 11 square miles of diverse terrain, it is home to a productive cattle operation that is situated on an exceptionally beautiful piece of the earth, including riparian meadows, irrigated fields, rolling rangelands and conifer forest. There are over two and one-half miles (measured “on the meander”) of both banks of Flint Creek, a trout fishery with excellent populations of brown trout. Elk, deer and other wildlife are commonplace on the uplands of the ranch. You’ll need to lift your jaw from your lap while taking in the views that grace this ranch. Philipsburg, literally across the road from the main entrance, has an impressive array of services for holding a population of less than a thousand people. You will find a grocery, restaurants, a brewery and even a nostalgic candy shop. The well-preserved historic buildings along Broadway Street feel like an old western town because it is an old western town. You’ll need to go to Missoula for an international airport, but that is only an hour away with no mountain passes to grapple with. Philipsburg also has its own paved and lighted airstrip where private aircraft can land on a 3,600-foot runway. Downhill skiing is less than thirty minutes from the front door at Discovery Basin Ski Area, located just above Georgetown Lake. The lake is a popular place for water skiing and other summer water sports, as well as snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. The legendary Rock Creek, home of The Ranch at Rock Creek, along with multiple trailheads into the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, are also located less than thirty minutes from the property. There are no trade-offs to be made in buying this ranch because it has quite literally everything that is on almost everyone’s wish list for a ranch in the Rocky Mountains. The Facts: ~7,230± acre mix of irrigated bottom ground, improved pasture and expansive native range ~471± irrigated via two center pivots and flood with priority dates as far back as 1869 ~Balanced 350 AU black angus cattle operation ~Stock water is provided directly from the source and via a network of springs and tanks ~900± ton average annual yield of grass hay and alfalfa ~Full suite of operational improvements, including corrals, calving facilities, scales, equipment storage, and shops ~Historic five-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bathroom ranch home situated near the ranch headquarters ~Approximately two-and-a-half linear miles of both sides of Flint Creek, an extraordinary, semi-private trout fishery offering riffles, undercut banks and drop-offs ~Over-the-counter Hunting District 210 has a significant population of resident elk, whitetail, and mule deer ~Conservation easement on the lower ranch with the native range unencumbered ~Philipsburg locale provides some of the best four-season recreation in the state, including Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, additional fishing in renowned Rock Creek, skiing at Discovery Basin, and recreating in nearby Georgetown Lake and East Fork Reservoir ~Adjacent to the historic town of Philipsburg ~One hour, fifteen minutes to Missoula; two hours, fifteen minutes to Bozeman
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$40,000,000  •  6,490 acres
The Waunita Park Ranch, consisting of 6,500 +/- deeded acres, is an exceptional property offered in central Colorado only 26 miles east of Gunnison with a diverse array of features and opportunities. The traditional ranching operations including cow-calf and hay production supported by extensive USFS leases and BLM and State Leases, the Waunita Park Ranch is highly versatile. Spanning from alpine forests and high mountain grass range meadows to sagebrush steppes and highly productive mountain meadow hay land with abundant adjudicated water rights and reservoir storage rights, the property is a haven for diverse activities. This fully staffed ranch includes comprehensive services for operations, housekeeping, groundskeeping, landscaping, and snow removal, ensuring seamless management for new owners. The ranch management plan simplifies the transition process, while the tax and appreciation benefits of large agricultural land holdings add financial incentives. Conservation easement opportunities provide potential cash benefits, and development possibilities range from co-ownership arrangements to traditional development. The ranch boasts outfitting for elk and mule deer hunting, complete with landowner preference licenses, as well as Airbnb potential and facilities suitable for weddings and other events. It also has the potential to serve as a membership community amenity ranch, featuring a rod and gun club. The nearby Wanita Hot Springs offers additional guest ranch services, including geothermal hot springs, horseback riding, four-wheeling, and snowmobiling. Such ranches are increasingly rare, making this an exceptional buy-and-hold investment for families or corporate entities, with its appreciation alone justifying the initial investment. The Waunita Park Ranch is situated in the Gunnison Valley, just 26 miles east of Gunnison, Colorado, near the notable Tomichi Dome. The property is surrounded by over 1.6 million acres of Gunnison National Forest, BLM, and state land. Accessible year-round via Highway 50 and County Road 887, a maintained gravel road, the ranch offers convenient access. Gunnison (GUC) provides private and commercial air service with regular flights to Denver, and seasonal flights to Houston and Dallas. The runway is 9,400 by 150. Denver International Airport (DIA), a regional hub for domestic and international flights, is just four hours (215 miles) from the ranch. The expansive 10,000 square foot main lodge was constructed in 1992, and later completely remodeled, and was designed to accommodate over 20 guests. The commercial kitchen and expansive dining room connecting with the main living room allow for catering to large groups of guests and family. There are several gathering spaces including a spacious living room, a pool table room, a secondary living room off of the primary suite, a smaller dining room attached to the kitchen, and a large mudroom off of the garage with storage and seating. There is an attached 3-car garage along with a separate heated shop with processing facilities and a commercial refrigerator and freezer for game. In addition to the lodge, there are three exceptional guest houses with over 12,000 square feet between them. There are manager's residences, shops and working improvements in several locations on the ranch.
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$16,000,000  •  6,332 acres
$21,000,000
Bill E. Newman Real Estate LLC and Cruikshank Realty, Inc. are excited to be marketing the 6332 Acre Fry Irrigated Farm in Cimarron County, OK.
$49,985,000  •  5,888 acres
“W-W Ranch”, Brad, Western Palo Pinto County, Texas: This vast property spanning approximately 5,888 acres located in western Palo Pinto County, Texas is accessible via US Hwy 180 and Upper Brad Road (South of Possum Kingdom). The property features diverse terrain including flat agricultural fields, grassy pastures, undulating grasslands, elevated plateaus, and a picturesque valley with productive soils, pecan trees and 3 miles of clear Ioni Creek running through it. Rich vegetation including various tree species (live oak) and high-protein plants, making it ideal for game ranching, including 350 feet of elevation change. Improvements include a cattle handling facility, residential compound, storage buildings, workshops, and steel cattle working pens. The owner’s compound offers comfortable living quarters and recreational amenities. Water sources include Ioni Creek, a natural spring for potable water, wet weather streams, and numerous stock ponds. The property includes all owned minerals and royalty conveyed, and multiple gas and oil locations. The sale includes 350 head of cattle, farm, and ranch equipment. The property is offered at $49,985,000, no owner financing or division. A rare opportunity for discerning buyers to acquire such beauty and tranquility within 1 hour and 30 minutes of Fort Worth.
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$8,268,000  •  5,512 acres
$14,000,000
The Spaeth Ranch is comprised of 6,472± total acres not only overlooking the city of Gillette but also connected to the city limits of Gillette with approximately 480 acres interior to the city Limits. Being inside the city limits gives access to city utilities, including but not limited to gas, electric, water, and sewer. Gillette is the third largest city in Wyoming by population. It offers all major conveniences and a large variety of name brand restaurants and services, as well as commercial air service. The well-blocked ranch includes 5,512± deeded acres, 820 acres of State of Wyoming grazing lease and 140 acres of BLM lease. The majority of the ranch consists of a rolling and broken topography ideal for cattle grazing, along with 80± acres of sub-irrigated hayfields. The north end of the property connects to Highway 51 as one of three of the ranch's main access points. The southern portions of the ranch are accessed by well-maintained graveled Union Chapel County Road. Lastly, the farthest west side of the ranch is accessed from paved Southern Drive, also a well-maintained county road. The majority of the ranch encompasses rolling grass hills in all directions, with livestock water wells throughout and Donkey Creek, a live water source that runs year-round along the northern boundary. Donkey Creek provides a water source for livestock and is a draw for wildlife which, of course, enhances the big game and upland bird hunting. The ranch boasts healthy populations of big game, including mule deer, whitetail deer, and antelope. The hilltops offer distant views of the Bighorn Mountain range just 50 minutes to the west towering over the town of Buffalo, Wyoming. Anchoring the ranch and contributing to its long term value is its connection to the thriving economy of Gillette. Having some acreage within the city limits assures that any long term development potential will be realized. One unique feature of Gillette is that the primary water source providing its residents their water is a large well into the prolific water-producing Madison formation to the northeast of town that is piped to the city. The ranch’s improvements are modest and include multiple older outbuildings and a main home appropriate for year-round living and ranch management. The corrals are a mixture of wood and pipe construction and are in good working condition equipped with livestock water. Overall, the ranch is well-watered with livestock tanks offering multiple access points to fresh water for all wildlife and livestock. The Facts: ~ Adjacent to Gillette with 480± acres inside the city limits ~ Commercial air service to Denver three times daily ~ Excellent long term development potential ~ Excellent grazing for livestock ~ Multiple fresh water sources ~ Excellent big game and bird hunting ~ Multiple outbuildings (managers home, barns, and corrals) ~ Easy access from multiple county roads and state highway ~ Excellent operating grass ranch in the city limits of Gillette
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$5,200,000  •  5,212 acres
$5,750,000
The Home Place Ranch is being offered as a major portion of the existing Cherry Springs Ranch. It is located in the productive and scenic Clarks Fork River Valley. Only seven miles southeast of Bridger, Montana, 27 miles from Red Lodge Mountain, a family friendly ski resort, and 57 miles southwest of Billings, Montana. Comprised of 5,212± deeded acres of which 110± acres are irrigated. The ranch also includes an additional 1,160± acres of BLM lease and 640± acres of state lease. Highlighted by two major drainages that run through the ranch namely the North and South Forks of Cherry Creek, the ranch provides strong native grasses and well-timbered draws creating optimal habitat for an assortment of wildlife. The improvements are modest with a three bedroom and three bath 1,288± square foot ranch house with a basement. There is a good set of corrals and a solid cattle barn. The Facts: ~Seven miles southeast of Bridger, Montana ~27 miles from Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort ~57 miles southwest of Billings, Montana ~Convenient access off well-maintained county road ~Approximately 5,212 deeded acres ~Approximately 1,160 BLM lease acres ~Approximately 640 state lease acres ~Approximately 110 acres under pivot irrigation ~South Bridger Creek frontage ~Three bedroom and three bath home ~Barn and cattle facilities ~Strong irrigation rights ~Artesian well ~Good mule deer population ~Average precipitation is approximately 12 inches per year
$4,800,000  •  5,078 acres
- Dependable irrigation water from Unity Reservoir - Quality, practical, improvements - Contiguous ranch that allows ‘out the gate’ turnout to spring and summer pastures - Self-sustaining, puts up enough hay to feed cattle throughout the winter - Alfalfa fields attract deer and elk resulting in quality hunting opportunities - Borders national forest land allowing for limitless recreational opportunities
$23,750,000  •  4,850 acres
The ranch has stunning improvements and nearly 3.5 miles of shared boundary with Routt National Forest, allowing for direct access to hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands and endless recreational opportunities.
$12,000,000  •  4,356 acres
Powderhorn Ranch is a sprawling 4,356±-acre cattle ranch located near Greenfield, California, with all the improvements and water you need to pick up and keep this operation moo-ving!
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$9,169,125  •  3,668 acres
3,668± acres, Terrell County. Located downstream from Independence Creek fronting on the Lower Pecos River. Steep wooded canyons and amazing limestone bluffs. Sweetwater Springs on the ranch runs 2,000 gal per minute into a clear lake with irrigated fields, large pecan trees, and three spring runs that flow into the Pecos. 3br/3ba home with a series of shops and barns and an amazing pipe pens system and spring water running through several paddocks.
$15,800,000  •  3,627.68 acres
Great combination ranch for sale in Duncan, OK. high Fence Hunting Ranch, Farm, and Cattle Ranch. Headquarters building, barns, multiple cabins and living quarters.
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$15,900,000  •  3,526 acres
The Porter Ranch—Colorado Legacy Ranch for sale near Aspen & Glenwood Springs Large acreage Western Colorado ranch with abundant water rights for sale Large ranches in the Aspen/Vail/Grand Junction triangle do not often come up for sale, but the Porter Ranch, located just a few miles south of the town of New Castle, is now on the market. The ranch has excellent assets, including 3,526 deeded acres, superior water rights, beautiful year-round climate, irrigated hay meadows, world-class hunting, easy access to I-70 and airports, and a blank slate for future development. Quick Details:  3,526 Deeded Acres  885 Irrigated Acres 1,175 Acre-Feet of Water Trophy Bull Elk Hunting, Mule Deer, Turkey, Bear, & More Working Corrals 120x50' Hay Shed 80x40' Machine Shop Manager's Home: 2015 Modular Pressurized Irrigation Systems Historic Cattle Ranch  A historic legacy Colorado cattle ranch and hunting ranch is offered for sale The Porter Ranch is one of the most historic ranches on the Western Slope, as the forebears of the Porter family gathered up a herd of cattle near Denver in 1880 and drove the herd all the way across the mountains to the Grand Valley on a 3-month cattle drive. It was one of the earliest settled ranches on the Western Slope. The Porter Family has held the ranch for the past 5 generations, raising hay, running cattle, and outfitting hunters on the ranch. Centrally located on the I-70 corridor between Grand Junction, Aspen, Vail, and Glenwood Springs The Porter Ranch is easily accessed from Exit 105 on I-70, which parallels the Colorado River as it flows through New Castle and then down to Rifle and Grand Junction. From I-70, it is a short 11-minute drive up Alkali Creek, or County Road 312, to the ranch gate. Glenwood Springs, with its famous Hot Springs Pool, Fairy Caves, and tourist attractions, is just 15 minutes further up I-70, and Aspen is a total of 1:15 from the ranch. Vail is 1:17 from the ranch. Grand Junction, with its regional airport, Colorado Mesa University, Country Jam, world-class hospitals, and excellent concert venues, is about 1:25 down I-70 from the ranch gate. There are four different airports in fairly close proximity, including Aspen, Vail (which is actually Gypsum, under an hour from the ranch); Grand Junction; and Rifle airport, which doesn’t have connecting flights, but can land large jets. Rifle airport is less than half an hour from the Porter Ranch. The Porter Ranch is located at a pleasing elevation for year-round enjoyment Many Western ranches are located at high elevation, where heavy snowfall can make life difficult. Winters are long and frozen, involving feeding hay to hungry animals, plowing snow, and waiting for spring. Fall comes too quickly and it’s winter again. With the Porter Ranch headquarters at 6,000 feet in elevation, the ranch has an enjoyable year-round climate. Spring comes earlier, fall arrives later, and the ranch enjoys a long growing season. The upper reaches of the ranch top out at 7,800 feet, so there are zones that have a longer winter, but generally speaking the weather is pleasant on the Porter Ranch. Water resources on the Porter Ranch for sale—excellent water rights for ranching or future development As the saying goes in the West, “whiskey’s for drinking; water’s for fighting,” because water is such a precious resource. The Porter Ranch has several different diversion points from local creeks to water the ranch, as well as a large reservoir situated on the top of a ridge overlooking the basin below. Fed by mountain snowmelt, the reservoir holds 1,175 acre feet of water that is entirely dedicated to the ranch. Further, the Porter family installed a network of underground water pipelines to irrigate close to 800 acres of the ranch with gravity-fed pressurized sprinklers, which makes for an easy job of irrigating and results in quality hay production. There are 4 large center pivots and an array of big gun sprinklers to reach the best areas on the ranch for hay production. Colorado GMU 42 Private Ranch Big Game Hunting for Trophy Elk, Mule Deer, Bear Serous big game hunters will love the hunting opportunities on the Porter Ranch, which is famous for outstanding hunting for elk, trophy mule deer, and bear, as well as turkey and grouse. The ranch is in the heart of Colorado GMU 42, which has been known as one of the top producers of trophy mule deer bucks since the Boone & Crockett club was organized in the late 1880’s by Teddy Roosevelt and his cohorts. In fact, TR stayed in the famous Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs and his guides took him up Alkali Creek to hunt on the Porter Ranch and adjacent properties for mule deer and bear in 1905. The ranch is classic mule deer and elk habitat, with sagebrush and pinyon-juniper forests in the lower elevations and oak brush mixed with aspens at the higher elevations. The ranch provides critical wildlife habitat, as numerous does and fawns can be spotted while touring the ranch, and herds of elk live on the ranch year-round. Bulls scoring up to 360” have been taken on the property, and many bucks scoring 180”-200” have been harvested on the Porter Ranch, including several Boone & Crockett record-book entries. Outstanding future development property—the Porter Ranch is one of the last big ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley Growth and development has accelerated in the Aspen corridor and property values are high. The average home price in Carbondale, just 25 miles to the southeast, is over $1,600,000, and Aspen home prices averaged $14 million in 2022. This ranch is basically a blank canvas for development, with high demand in the I-70 corridor for new homesites, especially in a private ranch setting. The ranch has more than adequate water to serve new development, and Garfield County is receptive to new projects. There are literally hundreds of gorgeous homesites on the Porter Ranch, from which there are only a handful of other homes within eyesight. Limited improvements on the Porter Ranch, leaving a blank slate for the new owner Many Western ranches have been highly improved over the years with improvements that are not necessarily to the taste or function of new ownership. The Porter Ranch has few improvements and those structures on the ranch are utilitarian. Aside from the small historic ranch home, there is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath modular home (built in 2015) that would serve well as a ranch manager’s home; a 40 x 80 machine shop; a 50 x 120 hay barn; and a set of cattle pens. There is no grand lodge or set of cabins or trophy custom home. It is basically a blank slate for a new owner to come in and design the next role for the property. An Outstanding Buy-and-Hold Strategy for the Wise Investor Looking for a Western Ranch With its unique combination of assets, the Porter Ranch offers a wise investor a very good buy-and-hold strategy for land banking. Every investor knows that the stock market may not be the best place for their money, and land has appreciated steadily in value over the decades. The development potential of the Porter Ranch cannot be overlooked—it will only appreciate in value. Its water rights alone are worth millions. However, the ranch can serve as a legacy family property for decades to come, hosting family and visitors for vacations, big game hunting, and learning about agriculture, while the development potential is always there. Listing ID: 05022-16093
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