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Prince Creek Ranch
Looking for a private, secluded sanctuary? The FDRW is it! This 224-acre legacy ranch nestled at the base of Mt Sopris is 3.5 mi to Carbondale, 29 mi to Aspen. This rare & scenic location has 180 panoramic views. A safe haven perfect for a family compound, wellness retreat or horse ranch. Rich in history, water rights, wildlife & potential;...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Carbondale, Pitkin County, Colorado, 224 Acres
McElmo Creek Estate
McElmo Creek Estate is a one-of-a-kind gorgeous ranch where the desert Southwest meets the lush irrigated cottonwood creek bottoms of McElmo Creek. The owners brought back to life old homestead structures, painstakingly restoring, each designed and furnished to tell its own story. The ranch is complete with water rights and irrigated fields. Once i...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Production Ranches - livestock & farming
Cortez, Montezuma County, Colorado, 71 Acres
Cherry Creek Ranch
Cherry Creek Ranch lies along the banks of Cherry Creek just to the southeast of Mancos, Colorado encompassing approximately 713 +/- deeded acres and 488 +/- acres of State Lease. Cherry Creek flows through the ranch for approximately 1.5 miles and the ranch has water rights for irrigation as well as recreational enhancement. The ranch is benefitte...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Mancos, La Plata County, Colorado, 713 Acres
Crawford Ranch
2 HOMES ON ALMOST 40 AG EXEMPT ACRES. INCOME PRODUCING! Don't miss this opportunity to own a gorgeous horse property with two homes and tremendous views of the city. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,736 square foot guest house is currently rented at $2,400 per month and tenants are willing to stay or the new owners could utilize as a guest house. The prope...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Small Acreage
Conifer, Jefferson County, Colorado, 37.56 Acres
Twin Spruce 188
Twin Spruce 188 offers an opportunity to own one of the larger parcels available within an easy commute to Boulder and the Denver Metro area. The property offers multiple south-facing building sites that provide awe-inspiring views. There is approximately 1 mile of paved road frontage Twin Spruce 188 has been in the same family since about 1870...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, 188 Acres
Cat Creek Ranch
Cat Creek Ranch is located in the much-in-demand area of Pagosa Springs. This area is one of the prettiest in Southern Colorado and the ranch is ideally suited for a horse property, hunting, or small hobby farm. The ranch has a mixture of topography from the valley bottom to timber-covered hills. Cat Creek runs along the eastern boundary for about ...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado, 321 Acres
Champagne Springs Anasazi Ruins
Champagne Springs Anasazi Ruins offers an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for someone who has a passion and a love for the desert Southwest and Native American history and culture. The site is one of the largest tenth-century communities in the northern Southwest with an estimated 250 rooms and 50 kivas and is one of a very small number o...
Dove Creek, Dolores County, Colorado, 160 Acres
Badito Ranch
Badito Ranch offers 555 +/- acres with a 945 acre BLM lease in Southern Colorado situated along the front range just to the Northwest of Walsenburg. Enjoy tremendous views of the Spanish Peaks and eastern sunrises that will never get old. The ranch is ready for an owner to put their stamp on it. It is easy to see why an author purchased it in the p...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Production Ranches - livestock & farming, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Walsenburg, Huerfano county, Colorado, 555 Acres
Cinder Gulch Ranch
Cinder Gulch Ranch offers a beautiful tranquil setting in the high desert Southwest Four Corners Region of Colorado. With unobstructed views in every direction providing astounding vistas with Ute Mountain, Mesa Verde, and the La Platas providing incredible backdrops. If you enjoy riding horses while viewing beautiful scenery, Cinder Gulch should b...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Production Ranches - livestock & farming, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Red Mesa, La Plata County, Colorado, 520 Acres
Canyons of the Ancients Ranch
Canyons of the Ancients Ranch offers some of the most beautiful views and building sites in the desert Southwest Four Corners Region of Colorado. The ranch borders BLM lands and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offering hundreds of thousands of acres for recreation. For those who love the Southwest Culture and have an interest in Native Am...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Cortez, Montezuma County, Colorado, 110 Acres
Eleven Mile Promontory
211 acres with beautiful views towards Eleven Mile Reservoir with many great building locations. The property qualifies for Colorado LPP (Landowner Preference Program) tags for elk, deer and antelope. The property borders state trust land and is just a short distance to national forest. There is also a spring on the property. The property quali...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Hartsel, Park County, Colorado, 211 Acres
Eleven Mile 120
120 acres with beautiful views towards Eleven Mile Reservoir with many great building locations. The property borders BLM and is just a short distance to national forest. There is also a spring-fed stream on the property. The property qualifies for a domestic well. Wells in the vicinity are generally less than 500 feet in depth. Build your...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Hartsel, Park County, Colorado, 120 Acres
Cheyenne Canyon
Every once in a while, one of those truly unique properties with a grand history and rarely seen on the market comes available. Cheyenne Canyon Retreat is one of those rare magical properties. If you have ever dreamed of owning an extraordinary mountain retreat that offers everything an owner can desire, this is your chance. Cheyenne Canyon Retreat’s 37 ± acres offers massive awe-inspiring views that expand over Colorado Springs clear into Kan
Small Acreage, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States 37 Acres
West Elks Lodge
West Elks Lodge has been accommodating hunters and guests since 1994. Hunters have access to some of the best hunting in the West Elks and guests can enjoy one of the most beautiful valleys in all of Colorado. Phenomenal recreation for both summer and winter activities at Crested Butte is less than 40 minutes away and Gunnison is just 30 minutes. ...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Small Acreage, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado, 40 Acres
Long Canyon Ranch
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 ...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches, Production Ranches - livestock & farming, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Branson, Las Animas County, Colorado, 1,400 Acres
Thorson Arkansas River Farm
The Thorson Arkansas River Farm consists of approximately 200 +/- acres located east of Pueblo, CO. The property is ideally suited for many uses including farming, cattle production, horse / equestrian use and is a great small hunting property with lots to offer.
Production Ranches - livestock & farming, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Boone, Pueblo County, Colorado, United States 200 Acres
Horse Creek Ranch
Horse Creek Ranch is a great little horse property that is ideally located just to the west of Colorado Springs up in the Front Range. The ranch is complete with home, pasture, live water, and all the necessary elements a horse property needs. To top it all off the ranch sits in one of the most beautiful quiet settings and provides tremendous views...
Horse and Equestrian Ranches
Lake George, Teller County, Colorado, 34 Acres
Wilderness Ridge Retreat in Colorado
Get away from the hustle and bustle and be prepared to relax and enjoy the tranquility and privacy that Wilderness Ridge offers.  Sit on your front steps sipping coffee or chai tea and drink in the awe inspiring views of the Spanish Peaks. Wilderness Ridge provides ample recreational opportunities for the more adventurous owner as well.
Small Acreage, Sporting, Fishing, & Hunting Ranches
Weston, Las Animas County, Colorado, United States 120 Acres

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Colorado Ranches and Land For Sale

Ranching has a long history in Colorado, dating back to the early 1800s. The first cattle and sheep were brought to the area by Spanish explorers and missionaries. Ranching began to develop as a commercial enterprise in the mid-1800s, as Colorado became a hub for the cattle industry.

The arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s further fueled the growth of the industry, as it made it easier to transport cattle to markets in the East. By the early 1900s, Colorado was home to some of the largest cattle ranches in the country, with thousands of head of cattle grazing on vast tracts of land.

The state’s ranching industry has faced many challenges over the years, including droughts, economic downturns, and competition from other regions. In recent decades, concerns about the environmental impact of ranching and the treatment of animals have led to increased regulation and scrutiny of the industry.

Despite these challenges, ranching remains an important part of Colorado’s economy and culture, with many families and communities continuing to rely on it for their livelihoods. Today, Colorado is home to more than 30,000 farms and ranches, with agriculture contributing over $40 billion to the state’s economy each year.

Colorado has always been considered something of a last frontier when it comes to usable land. While much of the rest of the country gives way to cities and suburbs, the state continues to boast large tracts of wilderness for hunting and numerous ranching properties. Whether a buyer’s interest specifically lies in fully operational Colorado cattle ranches for sale or simply finding some recreational land on which to hunt, fish, or keep horses, it’s important not to just buy the first property that sounds good sight unseen. Buying land is a serious investment, so buyers should give some thought to the property’s current and intended uses to ensure they are in line with their personal and financial goals.

  • What to Look For in Colorado Cattle Ranches
    Buying a cattle ranch can be a fantastic business venture. Raising cattle takes a lot of work, but it pays off in a return on the initial investment when it is done correctly. Even if potential buyers stumble on what seems like the perfect investment, it’s important to take a look at how the ranch is doing financially and figure out how much additional investment would need to be made to make it sufficiently profitable. Purchasing cattle ranches for sale from a company that specializes in ranches and recreational land makes this challenge much easier
  • How to Choose a Colorado Horse Ranch
    Horse ranches are very different. Most people searching for Colorado horse property for sale are less concerned about the bottom line and more concerned about having enough land to enjoy equestrian activities. The needs of horses are also very different from those of cattle, so be sure to find a property that already has well-constructed and currently usable stables and grazing fields. If the intent is to turn the land into a business, the presence or absence of existing structures like ranch houses and guest houses on any given piece of property can make the decision a little bit easier.
  • Buying Colorado Hunting Land
    Passionate sportsmen care less about existing structures and pastures for grazing than they do about game. A Colorado hunting property that is up for purchase should be sufficiently remote to allow a wide variety of local game, such as deer, elk, and upland game. This is often the first priority of avid hunters who are just as happy to construct a small cabin and live simply miles from civilization as they are in a classic ranch house with modern amenities. Although hunting certainly can be profitable most buyers consider the thrill of the hunt a reward in its own right. Find hunting property for sale in Colorado through a company that works with hunting enthusiasts and can help you find what they need.
  • Finding Colorado Fly Fishing Ranches
    Those looking for Colorado fly fishing ranches for sale have very particular needs and should absolutely take a careful look at the water supply on any property they are considering for purchase. While the value of a cattle ranch is obvious more or less throughout the year, it only makes sense to buy a property for fly fishing after it has been evaluated during fly fishing season. Put that enthusiasm on ice until spring.

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