$6,500,000

Trapper Divide Ranch

Craig, Colorado

In the heart of this unspoiled territory lies Trapper Divide Ranch, with over 3000 nicely-blocked acres of prime elk country, and only five miles from Craig itself.

Acres: 3000

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,500,000

Acres: 3000

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$17,150,000

Storm King Ranch

Montrose, Colorado

Few indeed are spectacular Colorado mountain ranches that remain large, honest-to-goodness cattle and horse operations, but Storm King Ranch just south of Montrose is a rare jewel in that category.

Acres: 6600

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch, Production Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$17,150,000

Acres: 6600

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch, Production Ranch, Recreational Ranch

Unlisted

Bradley Peak Ranch

Lake George, Colorado

Imagine freely-rising brown and rainbow trout on a broad Rocky Mountain meadow stream. As you rig up in the cool morning air, you notice two mule deer fifty yards upstream, cautiously making their way to drink from the stream. The valley is entirely silent, except for the gentle slosh of your wading boots as you […]

Acres: 235

Fly Fishing Property, Horse Property, Recreational Ranch

Unlisted

Acres: 235

Fly Fishing Property, Horse Property, Recreational Ranch

$25,000,000

Lonesome Bear Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

A massive, wildlife-rich ranch situated within minutes of one of the finest ski resorts in the world sounds like a nearly unbelievable find in the twenty-first century, but the Lonesome Bear Ranch, a short drive from world-class skiing in Steamboat Springs, is no myth.

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

$25,000,000

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

$8,200,000

Yampa River Ranch

Colorado

Massive trout are the two words that get even the most jaded anglers excited about the Yampa River, specifically the section that flows through the 371-acre Yampa River Ranch just west of Milner, Colorado.

Acres: 371

Fly Fishing Property, Production Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$8,200,000

Acres: 371

Fly Fishing Property, Production Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,500,000

Egry Mesa Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Hidden in the heart of one of Colorado’s last unspoiled mountain valleys, Egry Mesa Ranch is tailor-made for hunting and fishing of exceptional quality.

Acres: 2014

Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,500,000

Acres: 2014

Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$6,250,000

K-T Ranch

Meeker, Colorado

Controlling ¾ of a mile of the trout-rich White River just upstream from Meeker, Colorado, K-T Ranch with a large population of hefty browns and rainbows easily qualifies as one of Colorado’s premier flyfishing properties.

Beds: 5Baths: 4Acres: 725

Fly Fishing Property, Production Ranch

$6,250,000

Beds: 5Baths: 4Acres: 725

Fly Fishing Property, Production Ranch

UNLISTED

Elk Fork Ranch

Kremmling, Colorado

Elk Fork Ranch, near Kremmling in the heart of Colorado’s historic Middle Park, overflows with production, recreation and investment values.

Beds: 10Baths: 8Acres: 3

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

UNLISTED

Beds: 10Baths: 8Acres: 3

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

$33,500,000
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Motherwell Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The 10,000-plus acre Motherwell Ranch can rightfully lay claim as one of Colorado’s legendary properties.

Beds: 10Baths: 10Acres: 10

Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$33,500,000

Beds: 10Baths: 10Acres: 10

Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$25,500,000

Citadel Ranch

La Veta, Colorado

Trophy hunting, 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.”

Acres: 17520

Cattle Ranch, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch

$25,500,000

Acres: 17520

Cattle Ranch, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch

$10,000,000

Wakara Ranch

Meeker, Colorado

Easily qualifying as one of the finest all-round large ranches in northwest Colorado, the 2,192-acre Wakara Ranch will capture your Western imagination and not let it go for years to come.

Acres: 2192

$10,000,000

Acres: 2192

$1,450,000

Crossbones Ranch on Tarryall Creek

Lake George, Colorado

First settled during the great mining rush of 1859, the Tarryall Creek Valley produced riches of placer gold for a few lucky prospectors.

Acres: 80

Fly Fishing Property, Recreational Ranch

$1,450,000

Acres: 80

Fly Fishing Property, Recreational Ranch

$2,200,000

Wakara River Ranch

Meeker, Colorado

The White River Country near Meeker, Colorado has long been known as some of the finest territories in the state for producing quality hay, abundant big game, and second-to-none fly fishing, and this ranch excels in all three.

Acres: 132

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

$2,200,000

Acres: 132

Cattle Ranch, Fly Fishing Property, Hunting Ranch

$3,250,000

Pikes View Ranch

Larkspur, Colorado

You’ll sense the rich heritage high plains ranching history the minute you set foot on the scenic Pikes View Ranch near Monument, Colorado.

Acres: 478

Cattle Ranch, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$3,250,000

Acres: 478

Cattle Ranch, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$19,900,000

Williams Fork Mountain Ranch

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

A massive, wildlife-rich ranch situated within minutes of a world-class ski resort sounds like a nearly unbelievable find in the twenty-first century, but the Williams Fork Mountain Ranch, a short drive from fabulous Steamboat Springs, is no myth.

Acres: 13928

$19,900,000

Acres: 13928

$28,500,000

Monument Butte Ranch

Pagoda, Colorado

Northwestern Colorado overflows with features that echo the Old West: seemingly endless miles of gorgeous, unpopulated territory, scores of hidden valleys, vistas that extend forever and grand herds of elk that number in the thousands of animals.

Acres: 21793

$28,500,000

Acres: 21793

$11,500,000

Whistling Elk Ranch

Rand, Colorado

Precious few Colorado ranches can boast of private elk, deer, moose and bear hunting on literally thousands of acres, plus five trophy trout ponds and lodging that is “turn-key ready” for guests, but Whistling Elk Ranch has them all.

Acres: 3793

$11,500,000

Acres: 3793

$26,550,000

Silver Mountain Ranch

La Veta, Colorado

One of the largest ranches in the highly scenic Cuchara Valley of southern Colorado, 15,000-acre Silver Mountain Ranch is a wildlife and horse-lover’s dream property.

Acres: 15000

$26,550,000

Acres: 15000

$5,950,000

Broken Bone Ranch

Yampa, Colorado

One of Colorado’s best-kept secrets is the Upper Yampa River valley southwest of Steamboat Springs.

Acres: 1388

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch

$5,950,000

Acres: 1388

Cattle Ranch, Hunting Ranch, Recreational Ranch


What Should I Know When Buying A Colorado Cattle Ranch?

The most important thing to consider when looking at and buying a Colorado cattle property is your operational plan for the land. If you plan to run a yearling ranch, you will want to prioritize grazing land to give your herd the space and food resources it needs so the yearlings can gain weight quickly.

A cow-calf operation tends to need more infrastructure and year round facilities to house staff and the long-term portion of cattle. Cow-calf operation ranches need to be larger in order to facilitate a year-round herd, as well as have the resources to basically double the herd size during calf season.

Depending on which type of operation you plan to have on your Colorado cattle property, you will want to consider water resources, carrying capacity, and operational strategy when looking for a ranch to purchase. Harrigan Land has Colorado cattle ranches that fit the needs of both operations and provide the resources needed to run a successful ranch.

Why Buy a Cattle Ranch in Colorado?

Cattle and calves are the top agricultural commodity in the state of Colorado with 2.6 million head of cattle. This makes agribusiness a steady market throughout Colorado, however, it’s not oversaturated, and it’s still small enough to accommodate new comers. You don’t need to have owned a ranch for generations in order to be a successful cattle rancher in Colorado, all you need is the proper resources and a well-kept Colorado cattle property.

Can I Make Money with a Cattle Property?

The opportunity to make money with a Colorado cattle property is two fold. On one hand, you have the business that is run on the land, and the success of that business depends greatly on the resources available. At Harrigan Land, we have several Colorado cattle ranches for sale that are sure to match your priorities and give you the resources you need to run a profitable cattle business.
On the other hand, owning ranchland is a significant alternative investment opportunity. The cattle business you run on the ranch will make you money in the short-term, while the land you own will appreciate over time. Then, when and if you decide to sell your Colorado cattle ranch, you can sell for higher than your original buying price.

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