Long Canyon Ranch

SOLD 1,400 Acres Branson , Colorado Las Animas County

Ranch Property Brief

Sitting on the Colorado New Mexico state line, Long Canyon Ranch is offered for the first time since it was originally homesteaded in the late 1800’s. While the original ranch was much larger, Long Canyon Ranch has remained in the family and been utilized as a cattle operation for over 100 years. 

The family has been an excellent steward of the land and the ranch. Ranch fences are good to brand new and unlike many ranches that have been in the same family for generations, Long Canyon Ranch has been kept free from rusting relics, stray fence wire, etc. 

The ranch is situated for a new owner to build a home with incredible views and enjoy ranching and hunting. There is excellent trophy antelope as well as elk, bear and turkey to be hunted. Enjoy the peace and quiet of rural life and leave the cities behind.


Long Canyon Ranch is located just 10 minutes east of Branson Colorado just to the north of the New Mexico state line.


Access to the ranch is provided by county maintained gravel road.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

The ranch sits at a little over a mile above sea level at about 5,900 feet. The terrain is rolling hills covered in western wheat, sideoats grama, and blue grama with some cholla interspersed.


The ranch is improved with a set of functional working cattle pens, windmill and water troughs.

Ag Uses

Historically the Long Canyon ranch has been utilized as a cattle ranch and currently is leased for summer grazing of 80-90 pairs. It is strong grass country that will produce good calves and can also be used for horses and other livestock.  


Located in Game Management Unit 143, the ranch is allowed unlimited elk tags. Elk will come out of the canyon to graze up on top giving elk hunters opportunity. 


Over-the-counter Antelope tags are also available for archery and draw tags for muzzleloader and rifle.   There are private land only rifle tags that are fairly easy to draw.


There are occasional bears as well that will come up out of the canyon to feed. There is turkey hunting opportunities on the ranch as well. 

Water and Power

There is power on the ranch and water is provided by water wells. There is also a cell tower on the ranch which allows area to have cell reception which is a big bonus in the area.


Any and all owned will convey.

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Broker Remarks

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.

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Long Canyon Ranch

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Long Canyon Ranch

Property Summary

TOTAL ACRES: 1,400.00 +/-

Deeded- 1400 +/-

COUNTY: Las Animas County, Colorado

MINERAL RIGHTS: Convey any and all owned


ZONING: Agricultural

ELEVATION: 5,900 ft

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Canyons

VEGETATION: Rolling hills covered in western wheat, sideoats grama, and blue grama with some cholla and juniper interspersed. 


WATER - 2 wells

Branson, Colorado Area and Ranches

Branson is a small town located in southeast Colorado not far from where a minor branch of the Santa Fe Trail crossed through the break in the mesas between Colorado and New Mexico. The area is predominately large cattle ranches although it has also become properly more recently for hunters due to lower price per acre values and unlimited plains elk tags for many of the units. At one time the town was approximately 1,000 people strong thanks to the Colorado and Southern Railway. In the early 1900s, the town had 3 grain elevators supporting the local dryland farmers. Today there is a historical marker where one can still stop and step inside the local jailhouse.

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