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Grand Mesa Ranches for Sale in Western Colorado

Are you searching for ranches for sale in Western Colorado?  Big Iron Ranch might be calling.  Surrounded by panoramic beauty, Big Iron Ranch sits on the moist northern slopes of the Grand Mesa with 2.5 miles of direct access.  The 1720 acre spread lies 10 minutes from the small ranching town of Collbran and 45 minutes east of Grand Junction.

Situated from 7100 to 9400 foot elevations, Big Iron Ranch offers wildlife a wide variety of terrain and geosystems.  Mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey, moose, and mountain lion make themselves right at home in the mountainous territory.  The colorful panoply of autumn’s changing leaves showcases glistening aspen and a brush against the backdrop of dark timber, spruce and fir trees.  Then again, it’s exhilarating to cast a line for brown trout and brook trout in the ranch streams.

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Suitable Uses

Big Iron Ranch is suitable for many private and commercial uses.  Present facilities include four ranch homes and two off-grid cabins, providing turnkey outfitter and guest ranch properties.  This special recreational and income-producing ranch bursts with possibilities.

  • Cattle Operations
  • Fly Fishing – Trout up to 10-12 inches
  • Stillwater Fishing possibilities
  • Equestrian Activities
  • Hunting

Water and Mineral Rights

Water and mineral rights abound.  The ranch features three streams including one point five miles on Grove Creek.  The wealth present at Big Iron Ranch has only begun to be tapped.  Valuable 7 CFS watering rights add to the practical functions and income-producing capabilities.  The ranch is suited for extensive “stair step pool” enhancements that would accommodate larger fish.  It is also possible to develop other springs to create destination still water fishing.

In this natural gas rich area, mineral rights add great value, too.  The ranch owns 50 percent mineral rights on 1120 acres.

Cattle and Hay Operations

Fully fenced, Big Iron Ranch is outfitted as a commercial cattle and hay operation.  Facilities include pipe corrals, a large barn, and several outbuildings.  Irrigation is set up in 85 acres of hay meadows.

Conservation Easement

Approximately 400 acres of Big Iron Ranch are in a conservation easement with Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust.  More acreage can be allocated in the future, as desired.

Nearby Outdoor Activities

The Grand Mesa peaks at an elevation of 11,332 feet.  The region contains 200 trout-producing lakes and reservoirs.  One of the largest lakes is Vega Reservoir, which is only 12 miles from the ranch.  Collbran serves as a gateway to adventures in Vega State Park.  The Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway offers magnificent photo shoots.  Mountain biking and jeeping are popular along with ski touring and snowmobiling.  About 30 minutes from the ranch is the Powderhorn Mountain Resort for alpine skiing.

Real Estate Agents – Western Ranches

Request more information about Big Iron Ranch in Collbran or other ranches for sale in Western 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.

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