Dolores River Ranch

$2,850,000 NEW 1,120 Acres Dolores , Colorado Montezuma County

Ranch Property Brief

The Dolores River Ranch located in Southwest Colorado sits on top of Haycamp Mesa offering tremendous views from various locations.  Bordered on 3 sides by national forest the terrain varies from canyons marked by rock outcroppings and overhangs to rolling wildflower-filled meadows with ponds and springs. There are still historical remnants from when hay was cut in the meadows. The ranch is modestly improved allowing for a new owner to mold and shape it to their vision. With an abundance of untapped potential, the ranch offers excellent hunting and recreation opportunities for those looking for the perfect getaway. 

Or for those looking for a more permanent home, the property offers numerous building sites with expansive views of the Dolores River Valley, Sleeping Ute Mountain, the San Juan Mountains, La Platas, Mesa Verde, and as far as the eye can see.


Located approximately 5 miles east of Dolores, Colorado in Montezuma County only an hour drive from Durango, CO with commercial jet service. The property lies on top of Hay Camp Mesa and is bordered by the San Juan National Forest on 3 sides falling off to the Dolores River Valley and CR 36.

Dolores, once a station for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, lies just 40 miles from the 4 Corners Monument. The area is known for its Native American history with numerous historic sites such as Mesa Verde and the Canyons of the Ancients. The town of Dolores sits in a narrow valley on the banks of the Dolores River at the edge of the La Plata Mountains just upriver from McPhee reservoir.


Access to the property is by Forest Service Rd 392 and CR 36.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

Dolores River Ranch sits from about 7,100 ft. to around 8,000 ft. The property has everything from open meadows with high elevation grasses and forbs to thick oak brush, large mature oak motts and lots of majestic old-growth ponderosa pines and aspen groves.


The property lies in GMU 73 which was home to the Boone & Crockett World Record Typical Mule Deer scoring 226 4/8. Montezuma County is on an upward trend of Trophy production since 1984 and is ranked 11th for total B&C trophy entries.

Mule Deer:
Tags can be drawn about every year to every other year in the regular draw and the property also qualifies for the Landowner Preference Point Program.

Elk hunting is also good and either sex tags are good for units 71, 72, 73, 711. Elk tags can consistently be drawn every other year for 1st rifle season.

Bear hunting is very good with excellent bear habitat. Both Colorado residents and nonresidents drew 100% with 0 points.

Turkey hunting is excellent with large populations and over the counter tags for both Spring and Fall seasons.


There are limitless opportunities for recreation with close proximity to skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, backpacking, and camping to name just a few. Durango Mountain Resort is just a 1 ½ hour drive. The Dolores River, McPhee Reservoir and the San Juan National Forest is right out your backdoor.

Water and Power

The property has a well with solar pump located at the Hogan and a generator provides power for the Hogan. Closest electric is located along the property line adjacent to the Dolores River.


There is some potential timber value. Parts of the nearby national forest have been logged and a sawmill is located outside Dolores.



Interactive Map

Dolores River Ranch

Broker Comments

Financial verification required to schedule showing.
All units of measure and maps showing property boundaries are approximate. Buyer to verify to their own satisfaction.

This property is offered by John Hayter Inc, DBA Ranch Marketers. All information provided by Ranch Marketers or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Ranch Marketers recommends that every item of importance to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser and/or purchaser’s attorney.

Area Map

Dolores River Ranch

Aerial Map

Dolores River Ranch

Property Summary

TOTAL ACRES: 1,120.00

Deeded- 1,120.00

COUNTY: Montezuma County



ZONING: Agricultural

ELEVATION: 7,000 - 8,000 ft

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Canyons

VEGETATION: Ponderosa Pine, Aspen. Juniper, Oak,



HOME: Hogan 900 SqFt


WATER - 1 well with solar pump

Dolores, Colorado Area and Ranches

Dolores meaning sorrows in Spanish is located not far from the Four Corners area. The area is rich in Native American culture with many historical sites being only about an hour from Mesa Verde National Park and Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The area has a rich farming and ranching history and also at one time had a thriving timber industry. Dolores was originally established as a station for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad.

The area in more recent times has become very popular for hunters and recreationists. The hunting and fishing in the area is excellent and was home to many Colorado record book mule deer.

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