$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.