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Grand Mesa Ranch is one of the most unique, private, and scenic properties in the North Fork area. Located in Hotchkiss, Colorado, this ranch contains 4,338± acres and sits between 7,800’-9,200’ in elevation. Located in GMU 52 & 521, this ranch is permitted over-the-counter landowner elk tags with bulls in the impressive 280-340± range. This county is known for their trophy Mule deer and this property qualifies for landowner Mule deer tags as well through the application process. This property would also make an incredible summer pasture for cow-calf pairs, with a continuous source of stock water supplied by Jay Creek that spans the length of the ranch. Water resources are vital in the state of Colorado, both for agriculture and recreation, and Grand Mesa Ranch boasts abundant access to both. The property possesses a substantial 184± acre-feet of unencumbered water rights, 3.5± miles of live water, a 15± acre reservoir, 9 ponds, and 2 lakes, ensuring a consistent and reliable water supply. A significant aspect that distinguishes this property is the conservation easement that protects this ranch for posterity and has created a haven for the wildlife that call this ranch home. This ensures that Grand Mesa Ranch remains the scenic beauty that it is today for generations to come and for the bear, elk, mule deer, mountain lions, and numerous bird species that are found here. If having over 4,300± acres of your own private land to enjoy wasn’t enough, Grand Mesa Ranch offers an additional appeal- its proximity to public lands. This ranch adjoins approximately 21,000± acres of BLM property on 3 sides. For those seeking further exploration, the Grand Mesa National Forest is conveniently located less than one mile away, offering 325,000± acres, providing endless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The Grand Mesa is recognized as the largest flat-topped mountain in the world and in addition to offering hiking and mountain biking on its extensive trail network, it is renowned for the trout fishing in its many lakes and streams.
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Listed By: Seth Craft of M4 Ranch Group, Llc