Fish Away Leisure Time at Spectacular Western River Ranches
A spectacular fly fishing and hunting ranch could be in your future. Listen up if you envision yourself fishing the beautiful Western river ranches. Listen closer if you dream of owning a slice of river ranch real estate. Investment ranches could help your portfolio.
Buy the ranch and build a home, log cabin, or hunting and fishing lodge. Whether you’re looking for southern Colorado land for sale or undeveloped mountain land in New Mexico, ask the experts at Harrigan Land to scout out the best fishing properties for you.
Gateway Ranch in Southwest Colorado
41.93 acres with river and homes $2,995,000
At the northern San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, ‘The Gate’ rock formation signals proximity to Lake City and Gateway Ranch. Gateway Ranch consists of a 42-acre meadow and riparian woodland adjoining the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. It is one of the smaller hunting and fishing ranches in the area and offers wonderful accommodations.
Breathtaking views, surrounding public land, trophy stillwater and freestone trout fishing plus with senior water rights offer irrigated meadow for hay or grazing make this a well-rounded Western ranch. Fish from home and nearby at Lake San Cristobal or Blue Mesa Reservoir. The ranch boasts access to two miles of public special regulation water on Lake Fork. Local anglers enjoy gold-medal rainbow trout fishing and brown trout fishing (2 each).
Developments include a beautiful main ranch house overlooking the river with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It was built in 2010 with high open-beam ceilings and a huge stone fireplace. There is also a 1200 square-foot guest house with two bedrooms and two baths. These homes are meticulously and tastefully decorated.
Trophy Mountain Ranch in Northern Colorado
1595 acres with creek, reservoir, homes $4,199,000
Northeast of Steamboat Springs, Trophy Mountain Ranch is set up as a top-notch guest ranch with a 4000 square foot lodge, an owner’s house, and a manager’s house. It runs along the bottomlands of Three-mile Creek and doubles as a hunter’s dream ranch. Three-mile Reservoir is very deep and produces large trout. Other smaller impoundments could be expanded. More public fishing can be enjoyed on the North Platte River across the valley and Delaney Buttes Reservoirs to the south.
A productive large ranch for sale, Trophy Mountain Ranch offers a rich variety of potential. At this time, Trophy Mountain is zoned for commercial hunting and outfitting. It sits in North Park where recreation is front and center: trophy stillwater fishing, horseback riding, hunting, snowmobiling, ski touring and more. Trophy Mountain assets include the ability to support 75 cow/calf pairs. Water supports 400 acres of hay production. The property is managed to maximize the elk herd. It features a 10-foot fence and developed water and feeding sources.
Coyote Creek Ranch Northern New Mexico
878 acres fenced with trout stream $4,200,000
Far flung beauty intermingled with good fishing. You just can’t beat the setting, the sounds of nature, the fresh air. Watch the birds in the bush, the bears, elk, and mule deer, and relish the fresh catch–wild trout. All this and more can be yours when you invest in Coyote Creek Ranch.
What a wonderful setting to build a family vacation home or a wilderness cabin! This pristine New Mexico ranch for sale sits in the healthy riparian habitat along Coyote Creek. Completely fenced, the land features ponderosa pine forest and meadows in the uplands. Coyote Creek winds its way year-round for two miles through the 878 acres. It is fed by consistent flows from Black Lake, supporting solid populations of foot-long brown and rainbow trout.
Coyote Creek Ranch is accessible year-round. Ski resorts, golf courses, and mountain recreation are all around. Besides Angel Fire, Taos, and Red River ski resorts, there’s hiking and mountain biking through Carson National Forest, plus abundant variations for fishing and hunting close by. The thriving artsy communities of Taos and Santa Fe are not far.
Canones Creek Ranch in Northern New Mexico
518 acres with river, ponds, homes, barn $5,550,000
From Taos, take Highway 64 towards Chama, New Mexico. There you’ll discover the dramatic Chama Valley and Canones Creek Ranch. This NM fly fishing property is also a cattle ranch and hunting destination. It includes 518 acres of rich grasslands and hay meadow along 1.25 miles of the productive Chama River. The Chama River is 40 feet wide. Within its banks are excellent populations of brown and rainbow trout that often grow to over 20 inches.
In addition, the New Mexico fishing ranch includes five professionally designed and stocked ponds for more angling moments. Canyon Creek Ranch has been managed well and offers ample water rights from the Canones and Barranco ditches. These waters irrigate over 300 acres.
This mountain property is equipped with a historic but recently remodeled ranch home and a guest apartment, garage, shop, and barn. The right buyer may also consider preserving most of the open landscape with a conservation easement while realizing an accompanying tax credit.
Ranch Real Estate in the Mountain States
For more information about Western river ranches for sale, contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large ranches and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah–with eyes open for great small ranches for sale Montana, too!