COLORADO RANCHES FOR SALE
Mountain RanchesIf you are looking to find that perfect place to ranch in the mountains, ranches in Colorado offer lots of options. When looking at ranches in the mountains, you will want to make sure you ask about winter access as many mountain ranches do not have year round access.
Wolf Springs RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Huerfano/Custer Counties - Westcliffe
Acres 55,486 |
Price $49,000,000 Reduced
This Colorado ranch was assembled over many years into a 55,486 acres unmatched sportman's paradise. The ranch lies along the eastern face of the continental divide with abundant natural reources and is waterd from several springs, streams, and reservoirs with over 3,370 acres irrigable water rights supporting high production capabilities. The improvements on the ranch are second to none allowing the next owner to step into the operation with little additional investment. Access to Silver West jet-accessible airport is just 10 miles away and Colorado Springs is just under 2 hours. There are very few ranches of this size and stature available and even fewer in Colorado available. Wolf Springs is a jewel in the Colorado Rockies just waiting for the next owner to put their mark on it.
Inyanga RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Garfield County - Glenwood Springs
Acres 530 |
Inyanga Ranch named after a national park in the owner's native Zimbabwe, is close to Glenwood Springs, Vail and Aspen Colorado. This Colorado ranch offers pristine outdoor enjoyment with over 2 miles of Canyon Creek and over 9 acres of spring fed ponds. An award winnning home is the center piece of the ranch crafted with a pallete of steel, cedar and granite. The ranch is bordered on 3 sides by national forest providing endless opportunities for recreation while still provided an ideal private ranch setting to enjoy mother nature.
Steamboat River RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs
Acres 490 |
Bordered by the Elk River, these 490 acres of prime irrigated and grazing land feature luxury improvements along a river corridor, access to national forest and nearly 2 miles of live water. With close proximity to quaint shops, fine dining and world class skiing, this ranch strikes a balance between productive ranchland, quality improvements and first-rate recreational amenities.
Sweetwater Lake RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Garfield County - Gypsum
Acres 488 |
One of the few ranches in Colorado encompassing a large, natural lake. The convenience to the I-70 corridor and ski resorts and the extensive prior planning and engineering for the water rights make this an attractive offering with numerous hold and exit strategies. The spectacular setting and the adjacent national forest, year-round access and privacy are attractive qualities not easily found in the West.
Boyer RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Custer County - Westcliffe
Acres 12,505 Total Acres |
Price $8,000,000 Reduced
The ranch consists of over 11,000 acres of deeded ground and 1,100+ acres of Colorado State lease for a combined total acreage of over 12,000 acres. The ranch is a well improved operation for cattle and horses and is situated in the Wet Valley of Colorado providing easy access to numerous activities and day trips to places such as the Great Sand Dunes, Royal Gorge and Monarch Mountain Ski Resort. The Wet Valley is a very picturesque area of Colorado surrounded by the Sangre de Cristos. Colorado Springs is a short 2 hour drive and Westcliffe with jet capable airstrip is 10 minutes.
DEEP CREEK RANCH SOUTHVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs
Acres 2,000 |
Deep Creek ranch consisting of over 3,800 acres is an easy drive to the mountian resort town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado with easy jet commercial air access at Hayden's Yampa Valley Regional Airport. The ranch is a rare large acreage ranch with good improvements and yet allows a new owner to shape the ranch to their liking. The ranch is well watered with extensive water rights allowing the ranch to irrigate and cut their own hay. With Deep Creek flowing through the middle of the ranch, the owners can enjoy many acitivities including fishing and hunting.
Vista Ridge EstateVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Jefferson County - Evergreen
Acres 19.25 |
This 19.25 acre luxury Colorado estate is located in a highly desirable area near Evergreen, Colorado; just minutes from downtown Denver. The property has a large 6,000+ sq ft rustic mountain home with large attached garage that is complimented by a workshop / RV garage with a 1,000 sq ft gym / studio above. The home has custom features throughout with attention to every detail. The property has end-of-the-road privacy and is bordered on 2 sides by national forest.
Cherry Creek Valley RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - La Plata County - Hesperus/Durango
Acres 1,856 |
This Colorado ranch is comprised of 1,856 acres located 25 minutes southwest of Durango in the Cherry Creek Valley. The ranch has 1.5 miles of Cherry Creek and borders state, BLM, and reservation land that is not accessible to the public. Improvements consist of a 6,732 sq ft home, 7 stall horse barn and indoor riding arena. The property offers unlimited potential and uses from a horse property to a recreational hunting ranch.
Riata Trail at Shadow Creek RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Summit County - Silverthorne
Acres 5,835 |
Price $3,800,000 Reduced
Riata Trail is a excellent opportunity for ownership in the prestigous shared ranch community of Shadow Creek Ranch. Shadow Creek is a 5,000 acre plus shared community ranch just 20 minutes noth of Silverthorne, Colorado. Riata Trail is 70 acres and has a 3,243 sq ft home and 4,910 sq ft party barn. Owners also are able to to enjoy all of Shadow Creek's amenities and activities; enjoy hunting, fishing, cattle roundups, hiking, riding and much more.
The Dolores River EstateVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Montezuma County - Dolores
Acres 46.97 |
This unique Dolores, Colorado home on 46.97 acres features 1,044 feet of Dolores River frontage and is located on year-round, state-maintained Highway 145. The property lies 45 minutes from Telluride and Durango, 35 minutes from Cortez and only a few minutes from the charming town of Dolores.
Ed-Joe RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - San Miguel County - Norwood
Acres 1,020 |
This 1,020-acre sporting ranch is one of the best in southwestern Colorado. Just 35 miles from the world-class ski resort of Telluride, Ed-Joe Ranch features spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, Uncompahgre Plateau, La Sal Mountains (Utah) and Wright’s Mesa own jewel – the 12,700 foot Lone Cone Mountain.
Dome Peak RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Routt County - Yampa
Acres 960 |
Dome Peak Ranch is a 960 acre northwest Colorado ranching property that is situated between the ski resort towns of Vail and Steamboat Springs. The ranch is well suited for a number of uses including as a cattle ranch, hunting property, equestrian property and provides opprotunites for numerous other activites. The property is a blank slate just waiting on a new owner to move in and put their brand on it. Wildlife is abundant on the ranch and summer is a special time of year as it serves as a calving ground for about 100 head of elk.
Hillside RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Custer County - Hillside
Acres 580 |
Located in the desirable Wet Mountain Valley of Colorado 2 hours from Colorado Springs, Hillside Ranch offers 580 +/- acres of good quality ranch land for raising cattle, horses, or even bison. There are also lots of recreation opportunities provided by the ranch such as horseback riding, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more. The property has a 7,000+ sq ft custom home with expansive views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, horse barn and stalls, round pen, and cattle facilities.
Camp Rock RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Clear Creek County - Evergreen
Acres 162 |
Price $2,525,000 Reduced
Camp Rock Ranch located just west of Denver near Evergreen, Colorado consisting of 162 acres is a uniquely situated property offering excellent recreation while being less than an hours drive from downtown Denver. The ranch is improved with a nice modernized hunting lodge. This area has excellent elk and mule deer hunting as well as good fishing. The property has Bear Creek running through to enjoy fly fishing for trout and many more miles of fishing is easily accessed from the property. Surrounded by national forest Camp Rock Ranch has tremendous potential for just about any activity one would desire; hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding and much more.
Nags Head West RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Fremont County - Cotopaxi/Westcliffe
Acres 385 |
Nags Head Ranch is located in the Wet Mountain Valley near Westcliffe, Colorado. Comprised of 385 acres, the ranch is set up as an equestian property with several miles of trails for riding horses. There is a custom log home, indoor riding arena, round pen, outdoor riding arena, cabins and barns. All improvements are well cared for and in good condition. The ranch adjoins national forest providing access to thousands of acres to enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping and much more. Easily accesible, the property is less than 2 hours from Colorado Springs and Westcliffe has a jet accessible airport.
Loveland Country HomeVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Larimer County - Loveland
Acres 35 |
35 acre luxury Equestrian Estate located north of Denver in a highly desirable area near Loveland, Colorado. The property is set up for horse owners with riding arena, 7 stall horse barn, paddocks, and hay storage. A 4,865 sq ft 5 bed, 5 bath home freshly remodled in 2014 with pool, barbeque area, and hot tub provides plenty of room for entertaining guests. The property is an easy commute to Denver situated less than an hour from downtown and the Denver International Airport.
Cripple Creek RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Teller County - Cripple Creek
Acres 152 |
Price $1,250,000 Reduced
Cripple Creek Ranch is comprised of 152 acres of mountain land situated 40 miles from Colorado Springs minutes from Cripple Creek. Bordered by Pike National Forest on the east, the ranch offers a playground of thousands of acres to enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, riding and more. The main residence is a 5,000 sq ft, 6 bed, 4 bath custom home and the property has a second home that can serve as a bed and breakfast or for guest ranch accommodations. The location of the ranch makes numerous iconic destinations of Colorado such as the Royal Gorge and Pike's Peak easily accessible.
Elk Mountain RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Custer County - Westcliffe
Acres 70 |
This 70 acre ranch located in Custer County near Westcliffe, Colorado, would be an ideal family retreat or second home. There is a 7,400 sq ft custom home and metal building on the property making it move in ready.
Elk Tooth RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Pueblo County - Rye
Acres 110 |
110 acres of prime mountain land, Elk Tooth Ranch offers numerous possibilities. The property has an incredible custom home with detached garage and loft. The property is situated at 7,600 ft in elevation bodering national forest and is unique in that it has good flat usable land that can be used for horses, additional outbuildings, or even a lodge. The Little Saint Charles Creek flows through part of the property providing the tranquil sounds of a mountain stream. This property has potential to be used as a mountain recreational retreat, second home, horse property and more.
Murphy Larsen RanchVIEW DETAILS
Colorado - Routt County - Clark
Acres 50 |
This shared ranch community is set among spectacular alpine scenery and shares a border with national forest. Each of the 11 homesites has direct mountain views and are covered with the aspen. Improvements consist of a central water system, primitive cabin near the forest boundary and Owens Cabin, a meeting and recreation facility. Joining the activities and amenities at The Home Ranch, a renowned Relais & Chateaux guest ranch, is available to all homeowners.
Your Dream Home is Waiting on One of these Colorado Ranches for Sale
Owning the Colorado Lifestyle
Some would like to make a permanent move to Colorado and continue the adventure of their lives surrounded by the beauty of the Rockies, enjoying a retreat from a hectic routine. The dream may include owning a place where they can pursue their passion for hunting, fishing, or horses. Picture yourself relaxing on the porch with a cool drink at the end of a full day and watching a glorious sunset slowing fading behind the backdrop of the Rockies.
Colorado's Weather is as Great as the Lifestyle
Many people don't realize it, but Denver boasts more sunny days than San Diego and is much cooler and more comfortable. Of course, there is snow in the winter, making possible the world-class skiing in Vail, Aspen, and other locations that Colorado is famous for. Although winters can be snowy, Denver's temperatures tend to be milder than might be expected.
During the spring and summer, wildflowers provide bright highlights in the valleys and along streams. While riding, expect the occasional sighting of bison or elk calves, bear cubs, or perhaps even an elusive mountain lion.
Cattle Ranching and Raising Horses in Colorado
It's impossible to think of Colorado without including horses and cattle. Some of the world's finest are bred and raised on the horse and cattle ranches for sale in Colorado. While most ranches and farms have at least a few horses for personal use, some properties are superb for the business of horse breeding or cattle ranching on a large scale.
The state's naturally cool and dry climate creates the perfect environment for horses and cattle. Running a guest ranch expands the possibilities of land ownership in Colorado beyond traditional ranching. If it's time to turn your ranch dream into reality, you'll find what you're looking for in Colorado.
Colorado Farms and Vineyards
Farming is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Colorado, but there are many beautiful, flourishing farms in the state. There are not as many Colorado farms for sale as other types of properties, but they do exist. As most people are aware, water rights have been an issue throughout the western states. Many of Colorado's most successful farmers now use modern technologies to deliver only the water needed to crops, producing flourishing fields of corn, sugar beets, onions, and other crops.
Another of Colorado's surprises is the excellent wine produced in the state. While most vineyards are found on the western slopes of the Rockies, wineries are also springing up on the Front Range.
Hunting and Fishing in Colorado
Fishing enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the opportunity to fly fish for the elusive rainbow trout in one of Colorado's 6,000 miles of streams. Walleye can be found in many of the more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs. In all, Colorado offers the opportunity to catch more than 35 different fish species while enjoying some of the world's most spectacular scenery.
Trophy trout fishing can be found in many lakes and streams. One of the particular pleasures about becoming the proud owner of a colorado ranch for sale is the opportunity to fish for the big one without leaving your own property.
Anyone searching for the perfect Colorado hunting property for sale probably already knows that only in Colorado is it still possible to obtain over-the-counter bull elk tags. For hunters, Colorado is truly a dream come to life, creating some of the world's best hunting experiences. Hunting in Colorado takes place on both private property and public land.
Proper land management is the reason behind Colorado's flourishing wildlife. The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) partners with many landowners to ensure that Colorado's wildlife and resources are protected. Landowners who choose to participate profit from the partnership while preserving ecological excellence on their property. The CPW considers that the abundant wildlife and rich opportunities for fishing and hunting would not exist without the support of private landowners. Colorado contains more than 36,000 ranches and farms, totaling about 11.5 million acres.
Colorado is home to more elk than anywhere else in the world, making elk the most sought-after big game animal. There are ten other species of big game animals found in Colorado including black bears, antelopes, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and moose. The number of animals available to hunters is calculated each year based on the animal density in a particular GMU (Game Management Unit). The most current information can be found online at "Post-Hunt Population Estimates by Unit." The USDA Forest Service also posts a map of the state's many GMUs and the hunting availability and requirements for each.
Private landowners with a minimum of 160 acres can register with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for special vouchers. Ranchers with 12,000 acres or more have the option of partnering with Colorado's Division of Wildlife to provide hunting opportunities on their land as part of the overall game management program.
Finding the Perfect Property for You
Ranch Marketing Associates is the premier broker of ranches and horse properties in the American West. Their knowledgeable brokers live the ranching lifestyle, understanding all the ins and outs of the various properties for sale. Clients interested in investment properties, recreational uses, or taking advantage of the many sporting opportunities will be presented with properties that fulfill their requirements.
Some properties include fully furnished homes with an abundance of grazing acreage while others are more rustic. While cost and location are always important factors, the brokers at Ranch Marketing Associates will ensure that your new property is just what you've been searching for.
What to Look For in Different Types of Colorado Ranches for Sale
Colorado has always been considered something of a last frontier when it comes to usable land. While much of the rest of the country gives way to cities and suburbs, the state continues to boast large tracts of wilderness for hunting and numerous ranching properties. Whether a buyer's interest specifically lies in fully operational colorado cattle ranches for sale or simply finding some recreational land on which to hunt, fish, or keep horses, it's important not to just buy the first property that sounds good sight unseen. Buying land is a serious investment, so buyers should give some thought to the property's current and intended uses to ensure they are in line with their personal and financial goals.
What to Look For in Cattle Ranches
Buying a cattle ranch can be a fantastic business venture. Raising cattle takes a lot of work, but it pays off in a return on the initial investment when it is done correctly. Even if potential buyers stumble on what seems like the perfect investment, it's important to take a look at how the ranch is doing financially and figure out how much additional investment would need to be made to make it sufficiently profitable. Purchasing Colorado Ranches for sale from a company that specializes in ranches and recreational land makes this challenge much easier.
How to Choose a Horse Ranch
Horse ranches are very different. Most people purchasing Colorado horse property for sale are less concerned about the bottom line and more concerned about having enough space to enjoy equestrian activities. The needs of horses are also very different from those of cattle, so be sure to find a property that already has well-constructed and currently usable stables and grazing fields. If the intent is to turn it into a business, the presence or absence of existing structures like ranch houses and guest houses on any given piece of property can make the decision a little bit easier.
Buying Hunting Land
Passionate sportsmen care less about existing structures and pastures for grazing than they do about game. A Colorado hunting property for sale should be sufficiently remote to allow a wide variety of local game, such as deer, elk, and upland game. This is often the first priority of avid hunters who are just as happy to construct a small cabin and live simply miles from civilization as they are in a classic ranch house with modern amenities. Although hunting certainly can be profitable most buyers consider the thrill of the hunt a reward in its own right. Buy through a company that works with hunting enthusiasts and can help them find what they need.
Finding Fly Fishing Ranches
Those looking for Colorado fly fishing ranches for sale have very particular needs and should absolutely take a careful look at the water supply on any property they are considering for purchase. While the value of a cattle ranch is obvious more or less throughout the year, it only makes sense to buy a property for fly fishing after it has been evaluated during fly fishing season. Put that enthusiasm on ice until spring.