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Weekly Ranch Updates 5/21/15: Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming Ranches

May 21st, 2015


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Olney Springs, Colorado – The Arkansas River Valley Ranch is an exceptional ranch property that combines outstanding wildlife opportunities for the avid sportsman with excellent natural resources for farming and ranching. This beautiful and diverse land consists of approximately 2,868 acres that border the famous Arkansas River for over 7 miles, with irrigated farmland, and grazing pastures. The ranch is located in southwest Crowley County, 38 miles east of Pueblo and a few miles south of Olney Springs, and stretches along the northern banks of the river- creating abundant wildlife habitat for waterfowl, deer, elk, antelope, turkey and small game. The farmland traditionally consists of approximately 550 irrigated acres with a huge, modern, 19-tower Valley center-pivot that irrigates about 433 acres, leaving around 120 flood-irrigated acres. The remainder of the ranch consists of pasture/rangeland, rich wilderness river bottom lands and retired farm fields which can be grazed or even irrigated with additional water rights. This superb offering of natural resources including water rights, vast river frontage, farm fields, grazing lands, abundant wildlife, and even gravel resources, make this an exceptionally rare and well-balanced southern Colorado investment opportunity. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Offered for $5,500,000. Contact Duane Daskam


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Flying W Guest Ranch – Sayre, Oklahoma
Situated in the path of the Great Western Cattle Trail about 90 miles west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this 1,235-acre guest ranch /dude ranch includes an old western town, a Native American historic “Buffalo Jump” site, a 9,600 sq.ft. event center, barn with corrals, arena, restaurant, eleven cabins, ten RV campsites, mobile homes and an outdoor stage used for concerts and other activities. Flying W Guest Ranch is well-established with facilities and amenities in place to handle weddings, receptions, corporate retreats and parties. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $2,950,000. Contact Happy Broussard


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Grape Creek Hay Ranch – Westcliffe, Colorado
Located in the Wet Mountain Valley five miles south of Westcliffe, this productive 162-acre irrigated hay farm has a modern and elegant stucco and stone ranch home, a newer hay storage barn and several 100-year-old rustic barns and outbuildings. Abundant water includes Grape Creek, deeded irrigation water rights and spring-fed water for livestock. The ranch is a rare balance of scenic beauty, highly productive land, excellent water rights and first-class improvements. $1,750,000.  NOW $1,649,000.  For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.   Contact Duane Daskam or Ron Morris


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Clear Creek Retreat – Buffalo, Wyoming
Located four miles west of the charming town of Buffalo, this private retreat has a mile of Clear Creek meandering through 68 acres. The property has a 4,500 sq.ft. main house with attached guest apartment, a nearby second home, swimming pool and entertaining area. A pond, along with Clear Creek, offers excellent trout fishing. Stands of tall mature trees open up to spectacular views of the Bighorn Mountains making this the ideal small private ranch retreat. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,595,000. Contact Matt Johnston or Ron Morris

Weekly Ranch Updates 5/14/15: Colorado Working Ranches

May 14th, 2015


Colorado working ranches for sale


Westcliffe, Colorado: On the market for the first time, Wolf Springs Ranch is one of those treasures that took the Seller years to assemble through small purchases and public land trades which blocked up this marvelous land holding. The 55,486 deeded acre ranch is a sportsman’s paradise outfitted with plenty of natural resources, production capabilities, and magnificent scenery along the eastern face of the continental divide. Abundant water from several streams, reservoirs and springs support a resident elk herd, plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope supporting what could be a revenue-generating hunting operation. This complete ranch with first class improvements operates as a bison-cattle-horse ranch with over 3,370 acres of irrigable water rights. The ranch is in an excellent location, just 15 miles to the Silver West jet-accessible airport and under a two-hour drive to Colorado Springs. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Offered for $54,700,000.
Contact Ron Morris


Colorado working ranches for sale

Stroh Ranch – Walsenburg, CO: Located 20 miles east of Walsenburg, CO and southeast of Pueblo, this well-established ranching operation consists of 5,190 deeded acres, 4,240 BLM lease, 640 state lease and 4,740 private lease acres. This ranch has magnificent beauty with the Cucharas River going through it, deep rocky canyons, rolling pastures and cedar covered range land. It is owner-rated at over 200+ cow/calf pair year-round and is also an excellent hunting operation with an abundance of wildlife. Headquarters for sale separately. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $3,750,000. Contact Duane Daskam


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Brinker Creek Ranch – Yampa, CO: Located in the Steamboat/Vail corridor, this 1,451-acre ranch is ideally suited for high country grazing and native grass hay production. Traditionally worked as a cattle operation, the ranch has both dryland and irrigated hay meadows interspersed among draws and plateaus that provide excellent forage for cattle and wildlife. The headquarters include a 2,300 sq.ft. manager’s home, large equipment/hay storage building, barn, corrals, outbuildings and a new 1,000 sq.ft. log cabin with covered porch and long views down the Yampa Valley. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $2,400,000. Contact Christy Belton or Ron Morris

California: A state that is drying up?

May 11th, 2015

California is experiencing what many call the worst drought they have ever seen. California is located in the arid west where 75% of its residents live miles away from the source of 75% of its water. While California has the Sierra Nevadas, the Cascade Range, the Klamath Mountains and many more mountain ranges where the snow usually falls, it is a challenge to serve 40 million people even with an average snowpack. Seventy-five percent of the state’s water comes from these mountains and is transported to the populous areas near the sea.

In Tulare County, some people no longer have running water in their homes. As wells dry up, many houses can be seen with boxes of bottled water sitting on the porch or tanks along the side of the house. The county has set up public showers where there is running water. Extensive reductions and restrictions are in place throughout the state in attempts to ration the water until this drought subsides.

Yet some scientists predict there is only one year of water left in California’s reservoirs. Many reservoirs are sitting at about 40-50% capacity for this time of year. With the snow already gone, these reservoirs will likely not be filling up for this summer season.

California has never had 40 million residents during previous droughts. The state’s population has doubled – from 20 million to 40 million – since a similar severe drought in the seventies. Whether the current drought is natural or man-made, the imminent goal is to find a solution.

It is important to make sure the available water is being rationed and distributed appropriately. On April 1, California’s governor initiated statewide water restrictions that will cut water use by 25%. It is also essential to prevent water from going straight to the ocean before going through someone’s tap.

Another option is for wastewater treatment plants to consider recycling water for human consumption rather than for irrigation or simply sending it back out to the waterways. Although long stigmatized, storm water, black water, and graywater can be treated like any other water and be safe to consume.

Desalination is also an option, though it does have downsides. The water supply is unlimited but the costs and possible environmental impacts make it much less viable. Desalination involves pumping sea water into a tank that places the water under intense pressure to remove the salt, a process called reverse osmosis. The process has a high energy demand and consequently high operating costs. A new plant in Carlsbad is planned to open this year and provide 10% of California’s water needs by the end of the year. The water provided from this plant will cost $2100-$2300 per acre-foot and consumers will see a $5-7 increase in their water bills. Pumping sea water can affect marine life and the resultant heavy brine from desalination can disturb the ecological balance when dumped back into the sea.

In a state dealing with such major water shortages, sacrifices must be made now as NASA is predicting megadroughts for California and beyond in the next couple decades.

Colorado Ranch Updates-5/7/15

May 7th, 2015


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Lafayette, Colorado:
Conveniently located northeast of Boulder, close to Lafayette and Louisville, with direct access to the Denver corridor, this spectacular and spacious Colorado farm is situated on 642 acres. Boulder Creek flows across the property along with eight ponds, which vary in size up to ten acres, providing recreational value and support to part of the farm’s valuable water rights. This historic agricultural land has been a working cattle ranch supporting 100-150 head and producing 500 tons of Brome and Orchard grass hay, while providing exclusive and comfortable rural living in a strategic location. The scenic Boulder Creek corridor is a prime ecological resource, supports a rich diversity of wildlife, provides excellent fishing of bass, blue gill, crappie, and includes the Heron Rookery’s abundance of geese and ducks. Improvements consist of a primary owner’s home of 3,834 sq.ft. with an adjacent two-story 1,812 sq.ft. guest house. Located at the crest of a gently-rolling hillside and overlooking the Boulder valley to the south, it includes a swimming pool and tennis court. Additional residences include a manager’s home and the landmark 1890 red brick two-story farm house. Other improvements include a two-story barn with attached horse stalls, office and equipment storage along with nine open cattle sheds and four farm equipment and utility sheds and extensive steel pipe corrals. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Offered for $16,000,000.  Contact Ron Morris


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Aspen Meadows Ranch – Kremmling, CO

Aspen Meadows Ranch is part of the 19,000-acre Grand River Ranch shared ranch community which offers an assortment of amenities including equestrian center, two fishing camps, sporting clays range and guest lodge. Improvements consist of a 3,655 sq.ft. beveled log home with extensive stone work, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Nearby, a two-level barn has living space on the upper level and horse facilities on the lower level.  This Colorado ranch is in close proximity to several top ski areas and is just 10 miles from Kremmling’s jet accessible private airport. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com$7,000,000.  Contact Ron Morris


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Vista Verde Guest Ranch – Steamboat Springs, CO

The 587-acre Vista Verde Guest Ranch offers adventure, outstanding cuisine and luxury  accommodations to guests from around the world. The ranch, located 30 minutes north of  Steamboat Springs, borders national forest and is convenient to the regional airport.  Consistently recognized among the top ranches in the industry, this exclusive luxury Colorado guest ranch is offered turnkey with talented staff in place at $19,900,000.  For additional information, go to rmabrokers.comContact Christy Belton


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Chaney Ranch – New Castle, CO

A horse lover’s dream, the entire 20+ acre western Colorado horse ranch is surrounded by white panel fencing that shows off four irrigated pastures and improvements which include a completely renovated, historic brick farmhouse; bright red classic barn with loft, vet clinic, wash rack, stallion stall and pen; new 10-stall metal barn with turnouts; hay barn; outdoor arena and round pen. Also on the property are a guest house and manager’s home with office. The ranch has excellent senior water rights and is conveniently located near world-class amenities and within one hour of the Aspen and Vail airports. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com$1,495,000.  Contact Mike Deer

Colorado Ranch Updates-4/30/15

May 1st, 2015

NEW LISTING – Hillside Ranch

Colorado ranch for sale

Hillside, Colorado:  Hillside Ranch is located in the pristine Wet Mountain Valley near the small community of Hillside, Colorado, and just nine miles from the scenic mountain town of Westcliffe. This high-quality executive Colorado ranch features outstanding 360 degree views ranging from 14,000 ft. peaks to open pastures, foothills and meadows. Hillside Ranch consists of just over 580 deeded acres of excellent pastures plus irrigated and sub-irrigated meadows, all set up for livestock grazing. The improvements are luxurious and loaded with stunning custom architectural features throughout. Ideal for entertaining, the elegant 7,350 finished sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a large open floor plan, huge master suite, studio/loft, sunroom, gourmet kitchen, and a finished lower level walkout complete with office and wine cellar. A complementary andwell-designed multi-function barn is set up for horses. Hillside Ranch is the perfect executive estate located in an area known for its recreational opportunities and scenic beauty. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. Offered for $2,900,000.

Contact Ron Morris or Duane Daskam


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Bear Trax Ranch – Canon City, CO

This spectacular southern Colorado horse ranch offers high quality improvements, exceptional views and gated privacy. The 75-acre ranch is located 75 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. Features include a 3,150 sq.ft. custom log home and a beautiful two-story horse barn with 6 stalls, office and tack room and upper level set up for entertaining large groups. Overlooking the ranch compound is a large, covered riding arena. Other features include three small cabins and a large detached garage. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.  $995,000 NOW $945,000. Contact Duane Daskam or Happy Broussard


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Murphy Larsen Ranch – Clark, CO

1,500 acres of spectacular alpine scenery, Murphy Larsen Ranch is nestled in the quaint community of Clark and shares a border with the Routt National Forest. The eleven 50-acre home sites each have direct views of the Zirkel Range and share a state-of-the-art central water system, a rustic cabin located near the forest boundary and a new meeting and recreation facility. Property owners can join in the activities and use the amenities at The Home Ranch, a renowned Relais & Chateaux guest ranch. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.  Priced from $900,000.  Contact Christy Belton


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Tanin Estate – Elizabeth, CO:

The 303.85-acre Tanin Estate is conveniently located between Elizabeth and Franktown. The gently rolling farmland has been divided into 35-acre parcels with no HOA covenants or dues. All parcels have county road frontage and beautiful mountain views. Downtown Denver is an easy 45-minute commute and Colorado Springs is 30 minutes. Denver International Airport is within a 45-minute drive. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. 35 acre parcels offered for $135,000. Contact Happy Broussard

Pristine Ranch For Sale in Colorado Listed By Top Ranch Brokers

April 24th, 2015

Record- Setting Couple is Listing their Colorado Ranch With Ranch Marketing Associates


JOHNSTOWN, CO / ACCESSWIRE / April 21, 2015 / Featured in Wall St. Journal and Curbed Ski, Ranch Marketing Associates Offer Inyanga Ranch for Sale.


Inyanga Ranch

Inyanga Ranch, one of the most pristine ranches in western Colorado, is being offered for sale through Ranch Marketing Associates.

Featured in the Wall St. Journal Private Properties editorial, this Colorado Ranch in Garfield County, consists of over 530 acres of river frontage, ponds and meadows. Priced at $29 million, Inyanga Ranch sits at the end of a box canyon and is bordered on three sides by national forest land and BLM near the Flat Tops Wilderness.

A 2,000-square-foot house with swimming pool by award-winning Colorado architect Jack Snow of

RKD Architects blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. Plans for a 5,500-square-foot contemporary home also by RKD Architects are included. Outbuildings include an equipment barn, heated shop and office building plus new farm equipment. Two renovated historic guest cabins sit creekside.

“Two miles of Canyon Creek flow through the property, nine acres of spring-fed ponds are filled with trout and a new state- of-the-art underground irrigation system provides abundant source water,” says listing broker Billy Long.

With abundant wildlife, Inyanga Ranch is one of the most idyllic Colorado recreation ranches in one of the most stunning locations in the West. Located 10 minutes from Rifle Garfield County Airport and about an hour from Vail and Aspen.

Inyanga Ranch
$29 million
For more information about us, please visit http://www.rmabrokers.com/ranches-for-sale.php

Contact Info:
Name: Billy Long
Ranch Marketing Associates
Phone: 970.948.1333
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Weekly Ranch Updates – 4/16/15

April 16th, 2015


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Gladstone, NM: The 4,939 total acre Holkeo Creek Ranch (4,059 deeded + 880 state lease acres) is a productive grass ranch located in northeastern New Mexico about 50 miles southeast of Raton. Rare live water known as Holkeo Creek traverses a portion of the ranch supplying water for livestock and wildlife. The ranch is capable of running 250 yearlings or 120 cow/calf pair depending on the moisture conditions. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with two sets of working corrals, two older homestead sites surrounded by cottonwood and aspen trees, and an older sheep pen made out of rock – all adding historical significance to this spectacular ranch. A solar well supplies water to the cattle and wildlife on the west portion of this property, and an older ranch house sits on Springer Highway to the south. Holkeo Creek Ranch is the ideal ranch for anyone looking for high protein grassland and the hunting and recreational opportunities this area provides. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,979,000.  Contact Jason Legler


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Little Trout Ranch – Oak Creek, CO

Located 20 miles south of Steamboat Springs, the 3,397-acre prime hunting ranch consists of grazing and recreational land with varied topography, meadows, 100-mile vistas and plenty of cover for wildlife. Over 40 bull elk were spotted on the property during the 2013 muzzleloader season. At $1,750/acre, it is one of the best priced ranches in the area. Can be combined with adjoining property for over 6,000 contiguous acres. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $5,950,000.  Contact Christy Belton


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Trout Creek Ranch – Oak Creek, CO

323-acres located seventeen miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, along the banks of Trout Creek. The ranch straddles the creek, encompassing most of the wide valley, and is characterized by open, grassy meadows with aspen covered hillsides and willows that line the creek. Traditionally used for recreation and sheep grazing, the ranch also borders several hundred acres of BLM land. Adjacent property recently sold for $7K/acre. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,499,000. Contact Christy Belton

Brucellosis and Montana Cattle Ranchers

April 6th, 2015

While brucellosis in cattle herds seemed eradicated in 2001, the disease is back in herds of elk and putting Montana cattle ranchers on high alert. A study conducted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Department from January 30 – February 3, 2015 found high numbers of elk with the disease. Researchers discovered one herd where 50% of the elk were infected with the disease. Brucellosis causes pregnant wildlife and cattle to abort their young – a major concern for cattle ranchers. It is common for the cattle and elk to interact and transmission can occur through ingestion or through any mucous membranes, wounds, etc.

Solutions to this problem are not easy. One simple solution is to move the cattle herds to lower elevations where the elk would not roam. However, most ranchers cannot move their cattle far enough away due to the frequent co-mingling among species. Another option, one already used in 2014 by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission, is exterminating diseased elk, sometimes whole herds. There are obvious objections to this plan, but it does prevent the spread of the disease. One of the more viable options is vaccinating cow calves. Vaccination of cattle has occurred since 1941 when the Strain 19 vaccine was used, but today a more effective RB51 vaccine is given to young cattle. So far, vaccinating calves is a proven means of brucellosis disease control and even though vaccination can be costly, it is ultimately cheaper than the loss ranchers would suffer having to slaughter affected cows.

The next step for Montana ranchers is finding a way to keep the elk from their cattle, which is easier said than done. A controversial plan to fence out, haze or kill infected elk to prevent disease transmission was approved in 2014 by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for Paradise Valley and will be reviewed in 2016. The plan appears to be working with reports of no positive tests in elk over the past year and little loss to elk herds.

Weekly Updates – California Farms and Ranches for sale

April 3rd, 2015


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Bonsall, CA: Offering country living without isolation, the remarkable 140+ acre property is in a highly sought-after equestrian area within easy driving distance of San Diego and Los Angeles. Alfalfa fields, pastures, citrus & avocado groves carpet the hillsides and surround a ranch office, large machinery barn/garage facilities, two charming Spanish style 3-bedroom homes (one with a private pool), plus several 2-bedroom apartment units. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $11,950,000

Contact Billy Long, 970.948.1333


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Montague, CA
Located in northern California’s Shasta Valley, Steven Seagal’s 5,329-acre Lava Lakes Nature Preserve is a hidden and private paradise with seven lakes, lush irrigated meadows, wild wooded uplands and spectacular rock formations. The 14,063 sq.ft. residence overlooks Barton Lake with imposing views of Mt. Shasta. Nearby is an additional home with guest house, barns and corrals. Currently operating as a nature preserve and working cattle ranch. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

$12,000,000. Contact Billy Long


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Redding, CA
This tranquil 507-acre exclusive retreat is seven minutes from Redding and near fishing, water and snow skiing, hiking, and hunting. The topography, riparian corridor, and trail system on the property offer opportunities that range from an executive compound to a large lot gated equestrian community, or as a development site for a subdivision with common amenities and views of Mt. Lassen. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

$3,000,000. Contact Billy Long


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Redding, CA
A rare 375-acre development opportunity bordering the city limits of Redding, this ranch features end-of-the-road privacy with old growth trees, a private reservoir and seasonal stream. Located near the Sacramento River and gold medal fishing, recreational opportunities abound. The ranch supports 30-35 cattle year around and has 30 acres of irrigated pasture from the private Reese Reservoir. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

$1,980,000. Contact Billy Long


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Redding, CA

This magnificent 400-acre ranch is located within 10 minutes of the bustling Sacramento River City of Redding. The ranch enjoys wonderful privacy with no easements to others; water, tree cover, seclusion and wildlife. Historically used as winter grazing for cattle and for its hunting opportunities, it has been recently zoned two-acre minimums. Build your mansion on this trophy property with a potential development option at any time now or in the future. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

$1,250,000. Contact Billy Long

Weekly Updates / Colorado Ranches for Sale – 3/26/15

March 26th, 2015

ranches for sale Currant Creek Valley Ranch – Canon City, CO:  This scenic recreation and hunting property is ideally located 19 miles northwest of Canon City, Colorado, in a beautiful rural valley setting. Currant Creek Valley Ranch consists of 191+/- deeded acres plus an adjoining BLM allotment of approximately 1,000 acres and an additional private grazing lease. The ranch boasts some of the best deer hunting in the county and has a seasonal stream running through the property providing irrigation water, stock water and excellent habitat for wildlife. Improvements consist of a nice brick ranch home, livestock corrals and barns. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.  $899,000.  Contact Duane Daskam

ranches for sale Pronghorn Ranch – Westcliffe, CO:  This luxurious recreational estate with a Tuscan-styled home is in a beautiful rural mountain setting on 40 private acres. Nestled in the scenic Wet Mountain Valley just over three miles from Westcliffe, this modern estate is designed for those seeking perfection. With approximately 4,000 sq.ft. of artful design and elegant features, the home has custom and top-of-the-line finishes throughout and is near the two-million-acre San Isabel National Forest providing unlimited recreational opportunities nearby. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,195,000.  Contact Duane Daskam or Ron Morris

ranches for sale Nags Head West Ranch – Cotopaxi/Westcliffe, CO This western lifestyle equestrian ranch is located on 385 pristine mountain acres just 20 minutes north of the town of Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley. The ranch offers over five miles of groomed equestrian trails, a 3,942 sq.ft. ranch-style custom cedar log home, a 110-year-old authentic miner’s cabin, indoor arena and horse facilities for up to seven horses. The ranch is near the two-million-acre San Isabel National Forest and surrounded by BLM lands, providing unlimited recreational opportunities both on and off the ranch. $1,750,000. Contact Ron Morris. Download the brochure at rmabrokers.com