Citadel Ranch Colorado: One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the Rocky Mountains, Citadel Ranch in southern Colorado is 17,520 acres (14,800+/- deeded) of incredible habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and even the coveted bighorn sheep. Stretching from the 6800-foot sweeping grasslands in the east to over 10,000 feet on the forested slopes of Silver Mountain in the west, this ranch encompasses numerous life zones that are perfectly suited to an abundance of wildlife that is simply amazing. What’s more, its copious water resources, mild climate, development potential, easy accessibility and proven ranching record all add up to make Citadel Ranch a rare Colorado property that truly “has it all.”
Water is paramount in this part of Colorado, and the water resources at Citadel Ranch are outstanding. Approximately 300 acres are irrigated with valuable senior water rights, and windmills supply stock tanks throughout the ranch. North Abeyta Creek runs for several miles year-round through the ranch and offers irrigation water for the ranch operation. Two reservoirs supply additional water, one of which has been known to produce monster trout. Other trophy trout ponds could be developed as well.