Big Cimarron River Ranch

Cimarron, Colorado


Colorado fishing property for sale: “Cimarron” means “wild” in Spanish, and the Big Cimarron River Ranch in southwest Colorado uniquely combines wildness and comfort in a 391-acre package. Surrounded by spectacular cliffs, rock pinnacles and 12,000-foot peaks, the Big Cimarron River Ranch lies in a setting right out of a Hollywood Western, yet offers all the comforts of home in three beautifully-appointed cabins. Wildlife like mule deer, elk and black bear frequent the ranch, and nearly a mile of trout-filled river tumbles through the property. Power, phone and year-round access makes this piece of wild Colorado as attractive of a mountain retreat as can be found.

The Big Cimarron River Ranch is located approximately 16 miles south of the community of Cimarron, in the northern San Juan Mountains. Just up the valley lies Silver Jack Reservoir and thousands of acres of the Uncompahgre Wilderness in the Uncompahgre National Forest. Black Canyon National Park and the thriving small city of Montrose, with daily jet service, are but an hour away to the northwest. Nearby recreational opportunities comprise a embarrassment of riches: everything from hiking, jeeping, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, wildlife photography, stream and lake fishing, big game hunting, mountain biking and even windsurfing are all available within an hour’s drive. If you enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation, you won’t be bored at the Big Cimarron River Ranch!

The Ranch ranges in elevation from 8500 to 9500 feet, and features extensive forests of aspen, spruce and fir. Open areas contain grasses and sagebrush, and are ideal locales for spotting elk and mule deer in the mornings and evenings. Nearly a mile of the Big Cimarron River flows through the ranch and is home to four species of trout. The action is fast and furious for 9- to 14-inch trout, and 100-fish days are possible. Abundant wild rainbows, brookies, browns and cutthroats eager to rise to a fly makes this an exciting stretch of river for novices and experts alike.

Lovingly managed as a family retreat for years, the Big Cimarron River Ranch is as comfortable as it is spectacular. Three cabins overlook the river, the largest with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath. Two smaller cabins contain beds and baths. All are set in well-kept, parklike grounds. Each cabin is carefully decorated in handpicked Western Americana furnishings. The ranch is a wonderful retreat as-is, but would also be an ideal location for a lodge or further-developed resort.

“Wild” and “comfort” don’t often go together in the same property. But they do at the Big Cimarron River Ranch. Harrigan Land Company is ready to meet you here and help you dream of the possibilities.

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