Do You Hunt or Fish? See 2 Colorado Ranches for Sale in Gunnison County
Looking for a real estate investment combined with a marvelous place to get away for hunting or fishing? Come on out to Colorado and see two picturesque ranches for sale in Gunnison County.
- Red Hawk Ranch in the West Elk Mountains, 923 acres, $3,950,000
- Gateway Ranch at the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, 41.93 acres, $2,995,000
Why Invest in Gunnison County Ranches?
Gunnison County encompasses Gunnison Basin. This part of Colorado is known for its amazing natural beauty. It is full of state parks, recreation areas, national forests and wilderness areas – all crisscrossed with scenic byways, trails, and bicycle routes. The county is also home to Taylor Park Reservoir. The county remains a serene rural area with hardly any more residents than a small town.
Gunnison, the county seat, lies at the confluence of the Gunnison River and Tomichi Creek. Historic Downtown Crested Butte adds a splash of civilization with charming shops and eateries along Elk Avenue. And other small towns add interest to the ranching paradise.
Red Hawk Ranch for Sale – Crested Butte/Gunnison
Nestled into the exalted elevations in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte lies the Red Hawk Ranch. The alpine hunting ranch offers amazing recreational activities. The magnificent 923-acre mountain hunting ranch features the healthy forests and wildflower meadows favored by mule deer and elk as well as black bear. Perched just below the tree line at an average 10,000 feet, Red Hawk Ranch is an excellent hunting ranch.
Make yourself at home in the 3045-square-foot hunting lodge, which is completely equipped as a ranch headquarters. All furnishings, big game mounts, equipment, vehicles and tools are included in the sale. The lodge features four bedrooms, a full kitchen, a vaulted great room, and large deck with spectacular views of the high country. Powered by a solar-powered system with generator backup, the lodge is completely off grid. A nearby spring with a gravity-feed system bring in water. In addition, this authentic Western ranch is completely fenced and includes a barn and storage cabin.
Enjoy the natural grandeur and beauty in many ways. Tour the wonders on a snowmobile, into snowshoes, or cross-country skis. How about mountain biking and horseback riding? Fit in some world-class skiing in Crested Butte Resort, a town of 1600, or fish away the day at the Gunnison, East, and Taylor rivers–all less than an hour away. Just fly into Gunnison Airport.
Gateway Ranch for Sale – Powderhorn
How about fishing from home? Gateway Ranch features a 3,000-square-foot main ranch house and 1,200-square-foot guest cabin overlooking the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The ranch accesses trophy stillwater and freestone trout fishing with an adjoining two miles of public fishing.
And there is more. Set at 8,000 feet elevations, Gateway Ranch offers almost 42 acres of meadows and riparian woodlands with views of the Great Gate rock formation. Half of the ranch is irrigated as pasture for horses or cattle, and it comes with senior water rights.
Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to buy a Colorado ranch for fly-fishing, hunting, and recreation? The ranch offers direct access to public lands in every direction. Gateway Ranch is located 20 minutes north of Lake City, a western mining town from the Victorian era. It sits on the Highway 149/Alpine Loop that is so popular for jeep rides.
Wild Wilderness and Scenic Surroundings
Numerous surrounding protected areas help extend the wildlife habitat and recreational options. Travel off road or zip around in your Corvette convertible. Take the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway and the Silver Thread Scenic Byway. Pack a bicycle or two and get onto the Great Parks Bicycle Route or the Western Express Bicycle Route. Or strap on a backpack and head for the hills on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Colorado Trail, American Discovery Trail, or Old Spanish National Historic Trail.
Paonia State Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison National Forest and Fossil Ridge Wilderness, and Raggeds Wilderness make for some great adventures. Collegiate Pass Wilderness is northeast; Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and White River National Forest on the north; and West Elk Wilderness lies on the western border. Uncompahgre Wilderness lies southwest and Powderhorn Wilderness on the east, along with the Continental Divide.
Real Estate Agents – Ranches in Colorado
Request more information about Colorado ranches for sale in Gunnison County. 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.