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$7,250,000  •  3,233.52 acres
La Plata Mountain Ranch is properly named, nested on Cherry Creek, and sitting under the skyline of the extraordinary La Plata Mountain Range. The ranch is said to be the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak-covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. La Plata Mountain Ranch is one of the largest deeded ranches in southwest Colorado’s most desired county’s, La Plata County. The Ranch is comprised of 3,721± acres, 3,233± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased lands, and borders over 760± acres of limited access BLM lands. The La Plata Mountain Ranch is fortunate to have 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, water rights for irrigation, recreation, and ease of access year-round on both paved and county-maintained roads, with excellent road access to a great majority of the ranch. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with roping arena, great horse pasture, and live water. The upper ranch has a conveniently located historic and useful hunting cabin, allowing you to cover much of the ranch during hunting season without traveling through prime habitat at the break of dawn. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat, terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak-covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk, Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west of the La Plata Mountain Ranch, the vast La Plata Mountain range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the perfect paradise of Animas River Valley. The recreational opportunities in this area are never ending. La Plata Mountain Ranch is greatly benefited by its close proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure and city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access. The LaPlata Mountain Ranch is one of those rare finds; priced right, huge acreage, low overhead, great wildlife, and all wrapped into an unprecedented ranch lifestyle, right out the front door.
$4,775,000  •  2,175 acres
This incredible Colorado ranch is a combination of beauty, accessibility, and history, making it one of the finest ranch properties available. Having been in the family for three generations, still used for cattle and sheep ranching, the land has been well cared for over the years. It has a plentiful supply of lush grassy meadows, native trout filled streams, springs and ponds scattered throughout the dense stands of Ponderosa, Aspen, Blue Spruce, and Oak. The northern end of the ranch begins at an elevation of 7,940 feet and is a combination of Oak, large grassed meadows, Ponderosa Pine and Juniper. The midsection of the ranch is a combination of meadows, ridges, and draws with healthy stands of Ponderosa Pine and cliff-lined benches. Moving to the south, the property gradually gains elevation to over 9,100 feet. Large Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir trees intermix with the virgin Aspen groves and high alpine meadows. This is truly an amazing piece of Colorado beauty for sale you won’t want to miss out on!
$11,970,000  •  1,582.98 acres
The mighty Rio Grande River is the heart and soul of the Flying W Ranch. This Colorado “River Mountain Ranch” is an exclusive one-of-a-kind property located in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The ranch sits on the western edge of the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine valley in the world. A rarity for river ranches, this ranch includes acreage along both sides of the Rio Grande River. Internal access to both the north and south banks of the river is achieved by way of a unique single-lane steel truss bridge that was formerly a Rio Grande County bridge. Including more than two and one-half (2.5) river miles of the Rio Grande River and more than one and one-half (1.5) creek miles of Pinos Creek, this ranch is a recreational water paradise. The entire 2.5 miles of the Rio Grande River are classified as Colorado Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, a designation for trophy trout waters. Less than 4% of all rivers and streams in Colorado have achieved this lofty Gold Medal status. One of the most unique attributes of the river throughout the ranch is the lake effect section, consisting of over one-half (1/2) mile of the river located along the lower section of the river corridor. This lake effect on the flowing Rio Grande River is caused by the Rio Grande Canal dam/diversion, located just below the lower river corridor property boundary, which holds back the entire width of the river. This provides the opportunity to paddle and row both upstream and downstream due to the slower moving water. Big water! The mighty Rio Grande River flowing through the Flying W Ranch contains the highest river flows of any section of the Rio Grande River in Colorado. The Rio Grande River is the 3rd longest river with headwaters in the United States and is the 20th longest river in the world. This “Grande River” has its headwaters above the Flying W Ranch along the continental divide and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive riparian ecosystem along the river corridor provides the abundant habitat biodiversity needed for aquatic, wildlife, fish and woodland habitats. An abundance of trophy trout along with a multitude of wildlife species are found throughout the ranch. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can often be found grazing or bedded on the ranch. Both bald eagles and golden eagles soar year-round on the ranch along with red-tailed hawks. Other raptors can be viewed seasonally. In the spring, after the snow and ice melt, waterfowl return to nest and hatch their young along the river, creek, slough, and pond waterways. The ranch experiences an annual return of the great blue heron to its rookery located on the lower ranch with over 50 returning blue herons nesting in the cottonwoods along the river. Ducks and geese return to the ranch in significant numbers along with a myriad of small bird species. Spring and fall migrations also provide for the occasional glimpse of both sandhill cranes and great white pelicans. Occasional moose, elk, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx and other species of both big and small game pass through the ranch as well. Abundant surface water rights provide for irrigation of more than 600± acres and provide more than 500± acre-feet of consumptive use water rights. The ranch has more than 15 CFS of surface water rights, of which more than 6 CFS are senior water rights. These priority water rights assure that irrigation water will be available during the entire growing season.
$890,000  •  1,195 acres
These two pristine mountain parcels are located near Cedaredge, Colorado on the south face of the legendary Grand Mesa of Southwest Colorado, which has long been known as one of the best big game hunting areas in the nation. Grand Mesa is home to large herds of Rocky Mountain Elk and Shiras Moose.
$2,000,000  •  482 acres
Tucked into a secluded valley at the end of a mile-long private road, you will discover the uniquely beautiful 482 acres of a true Hidden Valley Ranch (a.k.a. Esperanza Ranch), with BLM on both sides and gorgeous views of Grand Mesa and the Battlement Range. Approximately 130 combined acres of quality grass hay and lush grass pastures are irrigated by historic and plentiful water rights. With the 42 AUM BLM Grazing Lease, cattle can be run year around with no need to transport them anywhere. The ranch boasts excellent hunting opportunities due to its location within GMU 421 (which offers over the counter elk tags). Deer and elk (seasonally) frequently can be viewed from living room windows. The ranch has the only ATV access road to excellent hunting grounds, which includes the 1000± acre BLM grazing lease, on adjacent Red Mountain. Two homes, a bunk house, and several high quality outbuildings permit utilization of the ranch to its fullest. A gas well provides free natural gas to the homes. Purchase of the mineral rights, which provide a modest monthly income, is negotiable. Perfectly located less than one hour from Grand Junction, which boasts excellent commercial air service and amenities, and about 5 miles from the quaint town of Collbran, the ranch is only 40 minutes away from the Powderhorn Ski Resort. This ranch has been proudly owned by one family for fifty years. If you are looking for a secluded ranch with complete privacy (even the two homes are hidden from one another), this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
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$2,195,000  •  165.4 acres
$2,495,000
Completely surrounded by National Forest land and bordered by wilderness on one side, the Oleo Ranch near Lake City, Colorado is a mountain resort without peers. Fully operational as an off-grid property with a main ranch house, bunkhouse, and seven roomy rentable cabins, Oleo Ranch has a fabulous reputation among guests, many of whom return year after year. Located squarely in the heart of some of the best hunting and fishing in Colorado, the Oleo Ranch is well-positioned to maintain its coveted reputation for customer satisfaction for generations to come. Situated at 10,500 feet between Slumgullion and Spring Creek Passes, Oleo Ranch occupies 165.4± acres of mountain meadows, aspen groves, spruce forest and riparian lands bordering Cebolla Creek. The creek itself is one of the ranch’s finest natural assets, as it offers 1.5 miles of excellent small stream fishing for wild brook and brown trout that grow up to 16 inches, with many in the 10- to 13-inch class. Cebolla Creek boasts excellent water quality and a huge aquatic insect base that keeps its trout fat and happy. Both beginning and experienced fly fishers will find much to love about Cebolla Creek. In addition, 5 small ponds have been developed along the creek that can support larger trout, some of which reach trophy proportions. Oleo Ranch is also a natural corridor for enough trophy big game to excite even the most jaded of hunters. With the abundant water on the ranch, the property is a magnet for elk, mule deer and moose. Rare indeed is the day when one or all of these species is not seen on the ranch. Oleo Ranch is located within Unit 66 and very near Unit 76, both of which are limited draw units renowned for trophy elk. A very limited season is available for moose in these units, but the moose population is thriving, and hunting opportunities are certain to increase in coming years. Accommodations on the ranch have been designed to maximize the wilderness setting and experience. Eight log cabins are scattered throughout the property, and range from 800 to 1,200 square feet, and can accommodate from 4 to 12 guests each. Electricity does not exist on the ranch, but all lighting, heating, and refrigeration are propane-powered. This makes Oleo Ranch a perfect place to literally and figuratively unplug, a feature it uses to the best advantage for those seeking a retreat from the stress of civilization. Recreational opportunities surrounding the ranch are legion. Wildlife photography and fishing on the ranch can occupy full days by themselves, but with National Forest in every direction, the possibilities multiply exponentially. Fabulous public fishing is available just a short drive to the south on the Rio Grande, and to the north, on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. OHV riding is legendary on the Alpine Loop, about 30 minutes away, and secondary trails are available almost on the doorstep of the ranch. Hiking and horseback trails reach from the ranch directly to the neighboring La Garita Wilderness, which offers incredible solitude, mountaineering among many high Thirteeners, and one Fourteener, 14,014-foot San Luis Peak. In addition, the famed Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail wind just south of the ranch. Of course, fall photography when the aspen blaze is second to none, and the complete absence of light pollution makes the ranch one of the finest dark sky locations in the United States for astronomical viewing. In the winter, the ranch is located directly on a groomed snowmobile trail system that spreads over 100 miles on both sides of the Continental Divide. The charming small mountain towns of Lake City and Creede are just down Highway 149, 17 miles and 36 miles away, respectively. Both offer dining, artisans, medical centers, Victorian architecture, and rich mining history. The Creede Repertory Theatre is world-renowned, and Lake City is the hub of the Alpine Loop Scenic Byway that accesses some of the most spectacular country in the Lower 48. At M4 Ranch Group, we believe that the Oleo Ranch is a unique find. Off-grid and yet comfortable, private and yet accessible, the Oleo Ranch blends with its beautiful San Juan Mountains setting perfectly. It could further be developed into an amazing fishing and hunting resort, a family or corporate retreat, a wilderness base camp or simply be kept as it is. If you’ve forgotten the beauty of a place that simply works with its surroundings rather than against them, we’d love to introduce you to such a special place at the Oleo Ranch.
$549,000  •  160 acres
60 acre Colorado hunting ranch bordering public land.
$2,650,000  •  158 acres
Located just outside the mountain town of Ridgway, Colorado is a lovely 158 acre irrigated ranch. With the backdrop of the magnificent Sneffels range, a converted 3,060 sq. ft. barn is now a modern-day home overlooking this landscape. The property has year-round paved access.
$15,000,000  •  63 acres
Special Offering! Located off of one of America’s most scenic highways, Hwy 296, just 50 minutes from Downtown Cody, Wyoming in Sunlight Basin and 50 minutes from Cooke City, Montana which is the North East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park you will find this unique 63 acre ranch. This property is completely surrounded by National Forest with the nearest neighbor several miles away! The property offers majestic mountain views of the legendary Beartooth Mountains, easy vehicle access, extreme end of the road privacy, mature trees and a fishable creek that meanders through the property. The lodge is spacious and comfortable with a massive stone fire place as the centerpiece. The kitchen and dining areas are sizeable. The lodge has 6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms along with a recreation area in the basement. This property is perfect for family gatherings and corporate retreats. Included is a private fishing/boating pond for your enjoyment. The grassy meadow could be used for occasional livestock use, wildlife viewing of numerous upland game birds and big game animals or landing a small private air plane. These inholdings rarely come on the market in locations like this. This property has been held by these owners for over 40 years. Qualified buyers only. Schedule your private showing today.
$2,500,000  •  52 acres
Six J’s Ranch can best be described as a live water ranch, centered by the world-famous trout stream, Cebolla Creek, the Six J’s Ranch is enhanced by three cultured trout lakes designed by one of the west top water restoration specialists. From trout stream to spectacular lakes and senior water rights the Six J’s Ranch’s historic footprint has been a huge part of Southern Colorado. The property was a well-known and respected guest ranch, named after the owners six daughters, for decades families called this ranch their part of Colorado. Under new ownership, the ranch has been master-planned, converting this property to the western greatness it was so well known for. Restoring the original name is just a part of its path to greatness, this project has been converted from the ground up, from new utilities and services to hand picking and restoring the historic western accommodations to fulfill its journey into the decades to come. The property is blessed with the natural assets of live water, location, and access, the owner’s goal was to respect the history, redeem and restore the greatness of Six J’s ranch in this outstanding location. From the Lakefront Lodge to the riverfront main home in addition to keeping and preserving 3 of the 17 original guest cabins fit the master plan for building a dream family property. This ranch offers the whole western package, Appropriate and fitting improvements, world-class trout stream, cultured trout lakes, a riverfront main home, and three outstanding guest cabins all coupled with direct access to a lifetime of world-class recreation. The property is still in the process of remodeling.
$1,199,999  •  35.11 acres
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Located just minutes from downtown Crested Butte and nestled in a beautiful aspen grove in the expansive Red Mountain Ranch, 450 Oversteeg Gulch Road is a custom built guest home with expansive views in every direction.