3800 Acre Recreational Ranch for Sale at Foot of Owl Mountain
Colorado, here we come! Accessible all year round, this wonderful recreational ranch for sale offers endless possibilities for new owners. Bring your hunters, anglers, equestrians, and mountain bikers to Whistling Elk Ranch, a 3793-acre oasis adjoining Routt National Forest. It is turn-key ready to accommodate 50 guests. Listing Price: $11.5 million.
The deer and antelope roam through the thousands of acres – joined by elk, moose, and bear. The gentle rolling terrain at Whistling Elk Ranch combines forest and open meadow. Its position at the foot of Owl Mountain spans elevations ranging from 8500 to 9700 ft. Owl Mountain peaks at 10,957 ft.
Rocky Mountain Location
Whistling Elk Ranch is in Jackson County outside of Rand, CO, a ranching community established in 1881. Along Indian Creek, Rand sits at the junction of Hwy 125 and County Road 27 at the southern end of North Park. It is about an hour east of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, two hours west of Fort Collins and three hours from Denver.
Improvements – Recreational Ranch for Sale in Colorado
Ranch improvements include a nice system of roads and trails, including those leading to backcountry recreation in the national forest. Superbly tailored to a guest ranch, hunting and fishing resort, and/or equestrian Lodge, the roadways also provide access to all ranch facilities. And there are many. Whistling Elk Ranch features:
- Owner’s house with a detached two-car garage
- Ranch manager’s house
- Large lodge with two master suites, a large commercial kitchen, outdoor hot tub, and accommodations for 10
- 6 smaller cabins, rustic to remodeled
- Heated shop
- Full hook-up RV park
- Hay barn
- Horse park
- Indoor arena
- Breeding facilities
- Agricultural production capacity
- Fully fenced
Whistling Elk Ranch has been operated as a guest ranch and horse property. So, it has not experienced much hunting pressure. Healthy herds of elk, mule deer, antelope and moose wander through the ranch and adjoining National Forest. Black bear and mountain lion add to the hunt. The property receives annual big game tags.
Whistling Elk Ranch is also one of Colorado’s top stillwater trout fishing properties. Six food-rich lakes (3 to 5 acres each) fortify the rainbow trout population. Float tubes and pontoon boats offer excellent access to the 4- to 8-pound fish. Additional ponds could be developed from the small streams and springs on the property.
Speaking of water, the Ranch comes with excellent water rights that permit the irrigation of over 500 acres of hay meadow. More than 400 tons of hay are produced annually.
Colorado Real Estate Companies – Large Ranches
Request more information about Whistling Elk Ranch, a fine recreational ranch for sale in north-central Colorado. Contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.