Badger Creek Basin

Beautiful Central Colorado Mountain Land

Badger Creek Basin is 2,312 total acres of beautiful, central Colorado mountain land consisting of 439 deeded acres, 1,430 State Land Board leased acres* and 443 BLM leased acres. Badger Creek flows through the property providing water for livestock and wildlife. The land is and has historically been used as mountain summer pasture from spring through fall, with it typically running 60-90 cow/calf pairs (depending on the year’s moisture).

The ranch location is in the south end of South Park on the Park and Fremont County line, approximately 29 miles south of Hartsel; or 47 miles south of Fairplay; or 22 miles northeast of Salida. Its elevation ranges from 8,900- 9,500 feet.

Badger Creek Basin is surrounded by plenty of history and recreational opportunities. This was once the site of the historic IM Ranch headquarters, which was one of the first mountain ranches in the region, started by Ira Mulock, which drove cattle herds from Texas up to this country in the 1870s. The ranch sits in both Colorado Game Management Units 57 and 58. The property borders the San Isabel National Forest to the west and to the east just a few miles is Pike National Forest and Black Mountain. The area surrounding the basin is well known for great hunting for elk, deer and antelope. There are also great places for fishing in the region: Park County, near Hartsel, has the South Platte River, Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile reservoirs; Fremont county has the famous Arkansas River and the Royal Gorge.

Badger Creek Basin is vacant pasture land which is fenced for livestock and has a corral for cattle working. There are no other improvements and no utilities. The ranch has a good county road running through it, but the year-round maintenance of the road stops two miles short of the property, so the last two miles to the ranch have no winter maintenance.

Priced at $495,000 with Possible Owner Financing available.

Taxes estimated at below $100 for 2013.


*State Lease Assignment:
Badger Creek Basin has a lease on 1,430+/- acres of adjoining state land . This lease may be assignable to the purchaser subject to written approval of the State Land Board. The State Trust Land is not included in the purchase price nor is there any value in purchase price associated to the lease. The assignment of the lease is not guaranteed to the purchaser. The State Land Board may charge a fee for approval of the assignment.