Come Experience the Ultimate Ranch Lifestyle in the small town of Crawford Colorado
Ranching Acreage in Crawford, Colorado
Embark on an incredible journey with ranch broker Jerad Cotten to a 320-acre ranch nestled in western Colorado near the small town of Crawford. Immerse yourself in the ranching lifestyle and embrace and explore the limitless possibilities this expansive ranch offers.
Water is Life in Western Colorado making the 3 water taps invaluable
Discover tranquility in the presence of two tranquil ponds and a life-giving spring that persevered even during the harshest drought years, providing a lifeline to the ranch's wildlife and livestock. The spring is piped into two concrete tanks for collection and then over flows into the draw. 2500 shares of Fruitland Irrigation Water are used to produce the hay that is needed to feed some livestock on the ranch through the winter. In addition to the irrigation water there are 3 fruitland mesa water taps with the property.
Ranch Living is a Lifestyle sought after by so many
The main ranch house offers 3287 square feet of spacious living spave spread across two levels. With 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and down stair entertainment area the home provides ample room for all your desires. A 2-car garage adds convenience to the ranch lifestyle. A second guest house or ranch hand home awaits, featuring a comfortable 1238 square foot home with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom layout. Ascend to the upper level, currently used as a second bedroom, for additional versatility and space. The Guest house has a mini split installed in the upstairs for heating and cooling.
Majestic Mountain Views of the West Elk Mountains
Revel in awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic West Elk Mountains, casting a spellbinding backdrop for your everyday life. The views of the west slope really set the landscape apart. High reaching mountains along with the world largest flat top mountain, "The Grand Mesa"
Wildlife Stewardship on the Ranch can pay off high dividends for the outdoorsman
Embark on a captivating journey alongside elk, mule deer, and other wildlife. This ranch has been home to some true trophy Mule deer along with some great elk herds. The owners and the local outfitter have taken bucks scoring into the 190's and have taken some nice bull elk off the ranch and the lower BLM ground. The hunting unit is unit 63 which is an over the counter unit for archery and two rifle seasons. The muzzle loader season and the 1st and 4th rifle seasons must be drawn. There are 2 additional cow elk seasons one in August and one in December January for private land only. These tags must be drawn or every year there are leftover tags for these seasons. With a little more focused effort on wildlife habitat the ranch could become a stewardship property that can work hand in hand with a small cattle operation or other livestock. As the current owners saw the beauty of the ranch and the growth cutting up the areas family farms they had the forsight to put the ranch into a conservation easement to protect the property from being developed. Although this has been done there are still some 3 acre building envelopes for additional homes to be constructed on the property. See attached documents for more information on the easements.
Exclusive Landowner Voucher Program in Colorado
Benefit from the coveted Colorado Parks & Wildlife landowner voucher program, securing your access to one or two buck vouchers each year, a testament to the ranch's wildlife-rich landscape. Listing Broker is well versed in helping ranchers apply for these vouchers and can assist in the application process.
Gateway to Nature's Beauty
Bordering BLM land to the north, the ranch offers direct access to the awe-inspiring rim of Smith Fork Canyon—a true marvel of nature's grandeur. Or enjoy time on horseback traveling the ranch and the scenic canyon area.
Ranching Infrastructure and Amenities
Grazing opportunities abound across the ranch, complemented by well-placed cross fences that partition the land into pastures. Cattle-fenced perimeters to keep the neighbors livestock on their land and the ranch livestock where they are supposed to be. A variety of essential structures grace the property, including a hay barn, shop, outdoor bar, chicken coop, wood shed, tack shed, lean-to stall, and partial corrals. An enchanting relic from the past, an old milking barn stands as a poignant reminder of the days when local producers provided fresh milk to the area.
Hunting Paradise and Natural Wonders
For the avid hunter, this ranch offers a golden opportunity to own a personal hunting paradise, close to thousands of acres of public land. Revel in proximity to the famed Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a beloved tourist destination.
Crawford: A Gem of Small-Town Living in Rural America
Experience the heartwarming charm of Crawford, a quintessential small-town gem where unity and support form the foundation of the community. Cattle ranching, hobby farms, and outdoor recreation remain vibrant threads of the area's tapestry.
Secure Your Western Colorado Ranch Today
Don't miss your chance to own a slice of Colorado's captivating beauty. This 320-acre ranch in Crawford presents an idyllic canvas for your ranching, hunting, and outdoor dreams. Act now and make this remarkable property your forever home.
Cattle & Hunting Ranch
36325 Fruitland Mesa Road, Crawford, CO, USA