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Four New Ranch Listings

July 1st, 2015


Colorado ranch for sale

Steamboat Springs, CO:  The 3,884-acre ranch in the sought-after Elk River Valley less than 15 minutes north of Steamboat Springs is diverse with open grassland, irrigated meadows and upland grazing. Ideally suited for a livestock operation, the ranch has good cattle handling facilities, excellent fences and numerous ponds and springs. The ranch has been well managed to maximize the production capability without compromising the outstanding elk, deer and bear hunting. Deep Creek Ranch is accessed via year-round, county maintained roads and has several modest homes and outbuildings–offering a clean slate for the next generation of ownership. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $16,500,000. Contact Christy Belton


Texas ranch for sale

Concan, TX:  The 1,200-acre Vara Ranch offers an opportunity to own a truly scenic property along the Frio River, one of the largest ranches for sale in the scenic Frio River Canyon. The property is located 80 miles northwest of San Antonio, about 1.5 miles east of Concan, Texas. The ranch has 1,200 ft. of frontage on both sides of the crystal clear Frio River; a beautiful cypress-lined stretch of live water that is a popular summertime destination. Vara Ranch offers year-round activities and adventures from hunting and fishing to swimming and other water activities. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $4,950,000.  Contact Billy Long


Colorado ranch for sale

Westcliffe, CO:  Offering privacy and masterpiece improvements in a beautiful mountain setting, this magnificent residence has a well thought out, inviting floor plan with modern, luxurious amenities rarely found in other up-scale ranch estates. Additional improvements include an adjacent guest house, cozy one room log cabin and two metal/insulated shop and storage buildings. Bordering large private ranchland with unobstructed, panoramic views of the Wet Mountain Valley and snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Five Star Ranch Estate offers the rare opportunity to enjoy gracious mountain living in one of the most exquisite homes on the market today. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $4,400,000.  Contact Ron Morris


Wyoming ranch for sale

Savery, WY:  The 1,045+/- working cattle ranch consists of three blocks of deeded land plus state and federal grazing permits. The headquarters area consists of about 185 acres in a park-like setting and is the site of the home, equipment sheds, shop/apartment and hay meadows. The 4,300 sq.ft. custom ranch home has terrific views and nearly a mile of Savery Creek which provides good fishing and irrigation water. Just under Horse Mountain, the 640-acre sage and serviceberry spring pasture supports cattle, deer and antelope. The 220-acre mountain lands are surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $2,850,000.  Contact Ron Morris or Christy Belton

Ranch Updates – 6/23/15

June 23rd, 2015

NEW LISTING – Northfork Hunting Ranch

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Blair, Oklahoma:
Northfork Hunting Ranch is an exceptional 1,143-acre property with alluring features that provide adventure, seclusion and scenic vistas of the Wichita Mountains. The North Fork of the Red River runs through this ranch and offers good fishing with approximately 3/4 mile of frontage on both sides of the river. In the center of the ranch are two spring-fed 3-acre lakes stocked with fish. Deer and turkey are plentiful and the ranch also has antelope, dove and quail. The property offers structures for living quarters and equipment storage plus electrical power and community water. This land is suitable for both grazing and hunting and has potential to be developed into a commercial hunting facility. Opportunities abound for other outdoor recreation such as 4-wheeling, horseback riding, hiking and camping. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com.

Offered for $1,900,000. Contact Happy Broussard


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H2 Ranch – Colorado Springs, CO
Located just minutes from Colorado Springs with spectacular views of the Pikes Peak Mountain Range and the Front Range, this 40-acre income producing equestrian property is both a turnkey business and residence. The residence is a beautiful stucco 4,318 sq.ft. home and other improvements include 5 barns, shelters with 23 stalls or paddocks, an outdoor and indoor arena. The owners have an established equestrian boarding business as well as overnight horse hotel along with a bed and breakfast. For additional information, go to rmabrokers.com. $1,099,000  NOW $1,049,000. Contact Happy Broussard


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Currant Creek Valley Ranch
Canon City, CO:  This scenic recreation and hunting property is ideally located 19 miles northwest of Canon City 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 and to view new photos, go to rmabrokers.com.  $899,000. Contact Duane Daskam

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Hillside Ranch – Hillside, CO:  Located in the pristine Wet Mountain Valley just nine miles from the scenic mountain town of Westcliffe, Hillside Ranch is the perfect executive estate located in an area known for its recreational opportunities and scenic beauty. The ranch consists of just over 580 deeded acres of excellent pastures plus irrigated and sub-irrigated meadows, all set up for livestock grazing. Ideal for entertaining, the elegant 7,350 finished sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a large open floor plan; a complementary and well-designed multi-function barn is set up for horses. For additional information and to view new photos, go to rmabrokers.com.  $2,900,000. Contact Ron Morris or Duane Daskam


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Arkansas River Valley Ranch
Olney Springs, CO:  Located in southwest Crowley County, 38 miles east of Pueblo and a few miles south of Olney Springs, the beautiful and diverse 2,868 acres border the Arkansas River for over 7 miles. 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.  $5,500,000. Contact Duane Daskam

Watch the Boulder Valley Farm Video

June 17th, 2015

Boulder Valley Farm video

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BOULDER VALLEY FARMLafayette, Colorado

Located northeast of Boulder with direct access to the Denver corridor, this 642-acre landmark farm features 1.5 miles of Boulder Creek and eight ponds with outstanding fishing, water fowl and a heron rookery. Operated for years as a small purebred cattle farm with all the facilities, it includes a beautiful owner’s home and guest house, a large lot with development potential, tennis court, swimming pool and five other residences—a true country estate in a superb location.

For additional photos, information and to download a brochure, visit rmabrokers.com.

Contact Ron Morris:   970.535.0881

Y Cross Ranch Now Available for Sale

June 10th, 2015

Y CROSS RANCH – A Legendary Wyoming Ranch
Horse Creek, Wyoming

Y Cross Ranch

Now Available For Sale

A legendary ranch in one continuous block consisting of just over 60,000 acres (95 square miles), Y Cross Ranch is located in northwest Laramie and west central Albany counties, north of I-80 between the cities of Laramie and Cheyenne. The ranch has Territorial Water Rights from ten creeks, four major ditches with irrigation rights for over 2,000 acres with a rated carrying capacity of 1,050 animal units. Elevations range from 6,400 ft. at the east end and feature rolling grasslands which gradually rise to the Horse Creek Hogback at 8,613 ft. of rugged and forested terrain where the ranch borders the Medicine Bow National Forest. This is a low overhead grass ranch with two sets of improvements that include four residences, numerous barns, sheds, shops, several outbuildings, corrals and livestock handling facilities. The ranch has significant wildlife populations including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear and the occasional moose and mountain lion. For additional photos, information and to download a brochure, visit rmabrokers.com.

Y Cross Ranch is being offered for sale in its entirety, inclusive of all real estate, improvements, water rights and mineral rights for $25,000,000. Livestock and equipment are available for sale through a separate transaction with Seller.

Contact Ron Morris,  970.535.0881

OPEN HOUSE 6/10: Inyanga Ranch

June 4th, 2015

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INYANGA RANCHGlenwood Springs, Colorado

Open House: Wednesday, June 10
4:00pm – 6:00pm
398 County Road 136
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

A sublime parcel of the American West, Inyanga Ranch consists of over 530 acres of beautiful river frontage, ponds, meadows and historic cabins at the end of a box canyon, protected by steep granite cliffs that rise up to the Flat Tops Wilderness in western Colorado. Named after a national park in the owner’s native Zimbabwe, Inyanga is bordered on three sides by National Forest Land and BLM, and accessed by a narrow road for maximum privacy, tranquility and security. Two miles of Canyon Creek flow through the ranch providing an excellent natural fishery and abundant source water for nine acres of spring-fed ponds that teem with three species of trout. Mana, a jewel box of a house by award-winning Colorado architect Jack Snow of RKD Architects, was carefully created in a simple palette of metal, cut granite and cedar to echo the surrounding cliffs and merge into the environment. For further information, contact Billy Long,  970.948.1333

For additional photos and to download a brochure, visit Inyanga Ranch / rmabrokers.com

R.S.V.P.  970.618.6354

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


Colorado working ranches for sale

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


Colorado ranch for sale

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


Colorado ranch for sale

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


Colorado ranch for sale

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


Colorado ranch for sale

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


Colorado ranch for sale

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