Sold - Fly Fishing Property, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch
Owl Mountain Ranch- Colorado: Precious few Colorado ranches for sale can boast of private elk, deer, moose and bear hunting on literally thousands of acres, plus five trophy trout ponds and lodging that is “turn-key ready” for guests, but Owl Mountain Ranch has them all. This exceptional Colorado mountain property near Rand includes 3100 deeded acres and an additional 640 leased acres of state land, making Owl Mountain Ranch a hunting and fishing ranch for sale with ample room to roam.
Set in a mix of mature lodgepole pine, aspen and open meadows, Owl Mountain Ranch sweeps upward from 8500 to 9700 feet at the foot of rugged 10,957-foot Owl Mountain. Gentle terrain dominates the ranch, and a good network of established roads and trails lends itself perfectly to mountain biking, horseback riding, ski touring or snowmobiling. To the east, Owl Mountain Ranch shares two miles of its boundary with the Routt National Forest, which permits many more square miles of nearby backcountry recreation.
Owl Mountian’s potential as a trophy hunting and fishing property is as wide as a North Park vista. Operated in recent years primarily as a guest ranch and fishing property, this Colorado ranch for sale has experienced minimal hunting pressure. Healthy herds of elk, mule deer and moose wander the ranch and in the adjoining National Forest. Black bear and mountain lion also prowl the ranch, providing additional hunting opportunities. Owl Mountain Ranch has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the state’s finest stillwater trout fishing properties. Rainbow trout grow rapidly in five food-rich lakes ranging from three to five acres. Many four- to eight-pound fish have been hooked, with float tube and pontoon boat fishing being most productive. Small streams and springs could be developed to feed additional ponds as well.
Improvements on the ranch are superbly tailored to a Colorado guest ranch operation. In addition to an owner’s house with a detached two-car garage and a ranch manager’s house, a large lodge and six smaller cabins are available for guests. The recently-constructed lodge is particularly impressive, with two master suites, a large commercial kitchen, outdoor hot tub and accommodations for ten. The cabins vary from recently remodeled to rustic. At full capacity, this Colorado ranch can accommodate 50 guests. The possibilities for operation as a guest ranch, hunting and/or fishing resort, corporate retreat or camp are legion.
Located slightly more than an hour east of Steamboat Springs and Yampa Valley Regional Airport, three hours from Denver and two hours from Fort Collins, Owl Mountain Ranch is readily accessible year-round.