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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.

Calving season offers opportunity and challenge for rancher and investors
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April 9, 2024

Calving season offers opportunity and challenge for rancher and investors

After a patch of cold and wet weather in the Colorado Rockies, spring looks like it might actually happen. And for ranchers and owners of Colorado ranches for sale, it’s calving season. Calving season arrives in Colorado with optimism for the second year in a row. Beef prices look good after coming off a strong... Read more »

Draw-tag and controlled-hunt applications are due soon
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March 29, 2024

Draw-tag and controlled-hunt applications are due soon

Hunters in the Rockies are on a deadline. Draw tag applications are due in the coming weeks for most big-game species. That means now is the time to get those applications and any applicable fees into state fish and game management agencies.  Whether you’re after draw tags for mule deer, pronghorn, elk, bighorn sheep or... 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 »

Caring for wildlife is good for game herds and good for ranches
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February 27, 2024

Caring for wildlife is good for game herds and good for ranches

Large western ranches are more than just fenced-off livestock operations. Ranchers are stewards of some of the most important game habitat in the country.  Big spreads in the Rockies – including some ranches for sale now – serve to safeguard important year-round range. Mule deer, elk and pronghorn don’t honor property lines or political boundaries.... 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 »

Why buy a ski house near your ranch?
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January 23, 2024

Why buy a ski house near your ranch?

If you own ranch real estate that’s close — but maybe not close enough — to your favorite ski mountain, buying a ski house near your Colorado or Wyoming ranch may be something to consider.  This seems to be a growing trend as finding a large ranch for sale close enough to the slopes can... 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 »

Ranch real estate investors who love to ski have some great options
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December 27, 2023

Ranch real estate investors who love to ski have some great options

The ranch real estate market continues to remain hot. Investors are on the prowl for property that boasts great on-site assets, like trout water and good wildlife habitat. But some are taking location into consideration when considering a purchase. One question many investors ask when taking a look at ranch real estate? “How close is... Read more »

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play
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December 23, 2023

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play

Winter on a Rocky Mountain ranch might be considered a slow time for some. With livestock close to home and access to distant pastures difficult due to snow, it might be tempting to kind of hibernate and wait out the season. But owners of ranch real estate know that the work never really stops on... Read more »

Ranch real estate market remains red hot
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December 8, 2023

Ranch real estate market remains red hot

Higher mortgage interest rates are slowing overall real estate sales growth across the country. But one pillar in the market isn’t slowing down at all: high-end ranch real estate is still a hot commodity. “Overall, demand remains extremely high for high-end ranch property,” says Hunter Harrigan of Harrigan Land Company. “There is still an abundance... Read more »

Readying your ranch for the holidays
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November 27, 2023

Readying your ranch for the holidays

There’s nothing wrong with getting into the holiday spirit if you own ranch real estate. Decorating for the holidays is a good way to foment goodwill among your local community. It’s also a great way to showcase your ranch to prospective buyers. Often, large ranches, particularly legacy ranches, are sources of pride among locals. Working... Read more »

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