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Legacy Ranches: Monument Butte Ranch, Northwest Colorado

Monument Butte Ranch is one of Colorado’s most extraordinary legacy ranches. Southwest of Steamboat Springs, the recreational real estate for sale spans over 34 square miles of undulating natural beauty.  Perched on the north flank of the Flat Tops, Monument Butte comprises one the largest contiguous ranches in the Colorado Rockies.

Monument Butte has been most recently operated as one of the finest wildlife-rich ranches in Colorado—a corporate retreat.  It is an hour from Steamboat Springs, a world-class ski town and year-round destination. Commercial air service is available from Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which is 35 minutes north of the ranch.

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Impressive Terrain and Water Features

Practically impossible to explore in a week, Monument Butte Ranch encompasses 21,793 acres of unbroken heaven.  Thus, it ranks as one of the West’s legacy ranches.  Wildlife thrive in the fabulous setting.  Mule deer and one of the nation’s largest elk herds play hide and seek in the rolling hills, valleys, and open meadows, aspen forests, dark timber and oak brush thickets.

Wildlife drink in clear mountain water at permanent small streams and over 30 reservoirs.  From 6800 to 8600 foot elevations, the profound natural beauty unveils the glory of our purple mountain’s majesty.  On this land, artists and photographers will always find spectacular subjects.

Ranching and Fishing Activities

The premier Monument Butte land contains hundreds of irrigated and sub-irrigated acres of meadows.  This makes it wonderful for summer cattle grazing and/or equestrian activities.  A good number of the reservoirs contain trout and others could be developed to make this property a destination for stillwater fishing.

Lodge and Ranch Facilities

Reminiscent of the Old West, a handsome, understated lodge accommodates large hunting parties and family gatherings.  The 4900 square-foot log cabin contains eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms all on one level.  The log architecture highlights a tall stone fireplace, walls of windows, and a huge wraparound deck.  Interior design reflects the hunting heritage.  Additional ranch developments include a 2100 square-foot manager house, two small cabins, two barns, and numerous outbuildings.

Real Estate Agents – Big Hunting Ranches

Request more information about Monument Butte Ranch and legacy ranches out West.  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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