Versatile Large Ranches for Sale in Central Colorado

Versatile Large Ranches for Sale in Central Colorado

Elk Highland Ranch is one of the most versatile large ranches for sale in Colorado.  Blending a ranching heritage and recreational opportunities, the 14,000-acre paradise is a unique piece of Park County Colorado ranch real estate.  Over 2145 deeded acres and almost 12,000 permitted acres – plus a series of yearly tags for hunting — come with the package.  Price: $5,750,000.

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Pike National Forest surrounds three sides of the ranch.  From 9000-foot elevations, panoramic views extend from Pikes Peak to Sangre de Cristo to the Sawatch Range.  Terrain includes rolling hillsides, grasslands, aspen groves, and pine and spruce forest.

Hunting Opportunities

Hundreds of elk thrive in the mountainous habitat.  Consequently, it is prime big-game hunting land.  Other prevalent wildlife – mule deer, antelope, black bear – place this property in top-notch hunting territory.  It lies in Colorado Game Unit 58, a draw only unit. The ranch owner receives yearly big-game tags for several species as a member of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Landowner Preference Program.

Fishing Options

Two miles of Current Creek and two additional miles of its tributary flow through Elk Highlands Ranch all year round.  These small, cold water streams could be modified to support larger trout.  Several spring-fed ponds on the ranch support trout, and these could be enlarged.  And there’s more great fishing nearby.  The South Platte River’s Dream Stream section flows through Park County 10 miles north of the ranch and the frolicking Arkansas River is 30 miles south.

Ranch Improvements

At first glance, the 1885 ranch headquarters establishes history on the property.  The two-story, three-bedroom house has been beautifully remodeled to offer modern conveniences as well as off-grid solar and wind power.  Also renovated, the nearby log cabin guesthouse features a kitchen and living area with one bedroom and bath.

To facilitate cattle operations, the ranch features a log barn, steel corrals, and nine miles of fenced perimeter.  Mountain meadowland can be used for sub-irrigated hay crops.

Development Ideas

Do you have plans for country living?  Are you searching for large ranches for sale?  One can’t help but toss around ingenious ideas for maximizing the land uses for this Colorado ranch.  The property is set up for profitable cattle production but it is much more.  Perfect for cattle, hunting, fishing, and equestrian activities, the ranch also features eight permitted wells supporting a variety of uses.

The eight wells could serve as many as 28 homes.  Maybe smaller ranches with a large central equestrian facility?  Maybe hunting lodges?  Unencumbered by conservation easements, the extensive acreage provides plenty of natural spaces to complement any development.


Elk Highland Ranch is accessible on Colorado Highway 9 all year round.  It is 17 miles southeast of Hartsell in Park County.  From Breckenridge, Colorado, go south on Highway 9 past Hartsell.  The ranch straddles the Highway.

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Request more information about large ranches for sale west of Colorado Springs.  Contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818.  Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.

We have over 30 years of experience throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and New Mexico. We know these states well, including some “undiscovered” places. We are offering best hunting ranches for sale along with other premier properties
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