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Owning a ranch in the breathtaking state of Colorado may feel like a dream as tall as the Rocky Mountains. However, what if we told you buying your own Colorado hunting ranch, cattle ranch, horse property, or fly fishing property in Colorado might be easier and more attainable than you think? Ranches for sale in Colorado can offer diverse landscapes of arid deserts, massive canyonlands, lush river corridors, and towering snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Many Colorado ranches are also close to world-class ski resorts, entertainment, and fine dining.

High-water fishing tips for a Rocky Mountain spring
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May 25, 2024

High-water fishing tips for a Rocky Mountain spring

High water is a reality during a Rocky Mountain spring. Runoff starts in May and, in wet years, it can last through June. If you’re an avid angler and an investor looking for ranches for sale in the Rockies, you don’t have to let runoff spoil your spring fishing. While you’re out shopping for ranch real... Read more »

These five flies need to be in your fly box this spring
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April 30, 2024

These five flies need to be in your fly box this spring

Spring fishing on fly fishing properties and ranches for sale in the Rockies can be really good. Or it can be an exercise in humility. It all depends, of course, on the water, and how much of it you’ll have to deal with.  For ranch real estate owners, and investors looking for ranches for sale,... Read more »

Colorado ranches in store for good water year
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March 22, 2024

Colorado ranches in store for good water year

Recent spring snowstorms across the Colorado Rockies have bumped the state’s snowpack into the “above average” category for the second year running. And that’s welcome news for Colorado ranch real estate owners.  Colorado’s annual snowfall acts as the state’s largest water reservoir. When spring arrives and snow begins to melt, all that water flows into... Read more »

How to get the most out of pre-runoff fishing in the Rockies
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March 12, 2024

How to get the most out of pre-runoff fishing in the Rockies

So Mother Nature has strung a few nice days together. It looks like winter just might not last forever. For ranch real estate owners, the itch to go fishing needs to be scratched. But, technically, it’s still winter. Should you approach a fishing trip like you’re prepping for a winter outing? Or should you switch... Read more »

Ranch real estate fencing isn’t just a livestock issue
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February 13, 2024

Ranch real estate fencing isn’t just a livestock issue

At first blush, ranch real estate owners in the West may not consider fencing to be worrisome issue. But for many ranchers, including ranches for sale, fencing is a primary focus for several reasons.  First, fences are vital to any swath of ranch property involving livestock. It’s a simple proposition when you consider things like... Read more »

How to build healthy trout habitat to improve winter survival
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January 10, 2024

How to build healthy trout habitat to improve winter survival

Do you have healthy trout habitat on your private ranch? If so, are you doing everything you can do help your fish endure a Rocky Mountain winter? Many large ranches boast generally healthy trout streams. Fishing is culturally vital in the West. And fly fishing for trout has a cult following that ensures good habitat... Read more »

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches
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October 17, 2023

Fall fishing can be great on Colorado ranches

While many ranch real estate owners and investors have their eyes on wildlife assets for potential hunting during the fall months, savvy Colorado landowners and potential buyers are keeping an eye on the trout water that flows through ranch property.  Fall is perhaps the best time of the year to fish private water in the... Read more »

How to score an elk harvested from your ranch
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September 25, 2023

How to score an elk harvested from your ranch

Having elk on your ranch is a good sign. It means you have great wildlife habitat that’s necessary for big game to thrive. And that’s not just great for you as a hunter. It’s also good for you as a landowner and for the value of your ranch property. But how big are the elk... Read more »

Add equity to your ranch by documenting the presence of wildlife
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September 18, 2023

Add equity to your ranch by documenting the presence of wildlife

In the West, ranch real estate owners are working on new ways to add equity to their investments. Some are tapping into the carbon market; others are raising legacy strains of livestock, or using rivers, lakes and streams on the land to build a marketable recreational fishery.  But one very dependable way to add value... Read more »

Land banking: investing in ranch property to safely park money
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July 29, 2023

Land banking: investing in ranch property to safely park money

With an ever-more volatile stock market where progress graphs look a lot like a sketchy EKG readout, finding dependable places to park money without risking it is getting more and more difficult. But one strategy remains solid, even if it’s not exactly flashy: land banking.  What is land banking? Land banking is exactly what it... Read more »

Legacy ranches are sought after by investors
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July 21, 2023

Legacy ranches are sought after by investors

Over the last few years, investment in “legacy ranches” across the West has grown in popularity. A number of factors created the “perfect storm” for investing in large, rural properties with certain assets.  According to Harrigan Land Co.’s Hunter Harrigan, the legacy land boom can be largely attributed to three outside circumstances. The pandemic inspired... Read more »

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing
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July 14, 2023

Colorado ranch owners can capitalize on quality fishing

Fishable water abounds on Colorado ranches. Properties that possess quality trout waters, either in the form of free-flowing streams or even large, fabled rivers, enjoy added value thanks to the fishing these waters provide.  First, intact and fishable rivers and streams likely means that overall habitat on the ranch property is in good shape. This... Read more »

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