Located on the north slope of the nation’s largest flat-top mountain, lies one of western Colorado’s finest ranches for sale. Big Iron Ranch is 1,720 acres of premier Colorado recreational ranch land. Trophy big game hunting, trout fishing, agricultural production, and valuable water and mineral rights make Big Iron one of the most well rounded ranches for sale in Colorado.
With year-round, end-of-the-road access and a 2.5 mile boundary with Grand Mesa National Forest, Big Iron Ranch is a private hunting preserve loaded with elk, mule deer, turkey, bear, and an occasional moose. This excellent hunting ranch is guaranteed annual tags with over-the-counter elk tags and landowner deer tags.
This Colorado sporting ranch is extremely well watered by three creeks, several ponds, and numerous springs. Grove Creek traverses the property for 1.5 miles, offering excellent fishing opportunities for wild brown and brook trout. Several ponds on the ranch could also be developed into outstanding still-water trout fisheries. Valuable water rights are used to irrigate approximately 85 acres near the ranch headquarters. These scenic and productive meadows allow for two cuttings annually.
Year-round recreational opportunities on this Colorado mountain ranch are endless. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and cross county skiing can be enjoyed year-round, both on the ranch and in the adjoining national forest.
Improvements on the ranch are substantial with three residences, two backcountry cabins, shop, barn, corrals, and several outbuildings. Good ranch roads, irrigation infrastructure, and perimeter and pasture fencing add to the agricultural components.
Mineral rights are a coveted asset in this area of Colorado. Big Iron Ranch owns 50% of the mineral rights on 1,120 acres in this natural gas rich area. 400 acres of the ranch have been placed under a conservation easement, and the balance of the ranch would be an excellent candidate for additional conservation or development opportunities.
Big Iron Ranch is a special ranch with a lot of investment and enjoyment options. Please contact Harrigan Land Company anytime to learn more about this exceptional Colorado sporting property.