Agricultural land for sale is a cornerstone of our nation. Between breeding and raising livestock and cultivating crops, farmers, ranchers, and producers are the reason you have food on the table. Here is our list of intriguing agricultural property for sale in the Rocky Mountain region.
Top Agricultural Land for Sale
A turnkey small agricultural operation, Bellis Road Acreage offers 62 irrigated acres, complete with an expansive pipe corral system and outdoor 160 x 300 roping arena, horse pens, and paddocks, in addition to numerous supporting outbuildings. The property is easily accessible, just minutes from downtown Wheatland.
Easily accessible and near Pueblo, the Burnt River Ranch provides cattle grazing o 560 contiguous acres of gently rolling prairie and trees that are bisected by a beautiful canyon that hosts several springs and seeps. This small-scale operation provides adequate grazing for approximately 50 head of cattle over the summer, or approximately 25 head throughout the year.
Balcony Farm is currently used for grazing cattle. There are approximately 240 acres of irrigated hay ground and pasture on the ranch, capable of producing (~300-350 tons). The pipes and ditches on 140 acres of the main meadow were all reworked and repaired this summer (2019) with successful ample delivery of water over the full span of the acreage. The ranch is serviced by the county road and two-track interior roads, providing easy access to all of the residences, ranch buildings, and pastures. The main work area, sheds, and former pens are served with domestic water and electrical service.
Beckwith Ranch / Seven Diamonds Ranch | Westcliffe, Colorado – $3,400,000 / $2,950,000
A unique opportunity exists to combine two neighboring ranches in Colorado’s storied Wet Mountain Valley: the Seven Diamonds Ranch and the historic Beckwith Ranch. More than forty years ago, the two properties were once part of the Clevenger Ranch, which was broken up in the 1970s. Separated only by the state highway, the combined ranches would control over 4,000 contiguous acres (fee simple and leased ground), include extensive hay production with upwards of 600 acres of irrigated ground, and control the most significant senior water rights in the valley operating on the same ditch/drainage system. Putting the two ranches back together would unify and expand combined agricultural production on the two properties, centralize ranch headquarters improvements, while affording ownership extended resources and greater management flexibility.
C Cross C Ranch has traditionally been a cow/calf operation supporting up to 150 pairs. Historic water rights come with the ranch, providing valuable water to irrigate approximately 140 acres along the Yampa River. The ranch is fully functional with a home and large metal barn and loafing shed. The ranch includes large native mountain pastures as well as grassy hillsides providing excellent feed for livestock. Natural springs and additional water resources are located throughout the ranch or livestock and wildlife.
The cornerstone of the last pristine ranching valley in proximity to Aspen, Jeff Gordon’s Coulter Valley Ranch encompasses 1,930 acres. The lower parcel comprises much of the expansive and dramatic Coulter Valley, with a couple miles of the spring-fed, oxbow meadow-meandering Coulter Creek coursing through it, and the upper parcel being home to terrific hunting and the high country above Glenwood Canyon. In between these private deeded parcels is another approximate 1,000 acres where the Gordon property controls a BLM grazing permit for 150 AUMs. This unimproved working/sporting ranch controls 30% of Consolidated Reservoir, an 860 acre-foot capacity reservoir, along with a variety of other surface water rights and springs, well, and 200 acres of irrigated ground.
Available in its entirety or as two separate parcels
Diamond C Ranch is a productive hay and alfalfa farm with room for 200 head of cattle annually on the deeded ground. The property has room for an additional 918 AUMs on the surrounding 17,286 acre BLM lease. There are two rotating pivots gravity fed from the nearby Grimes Ditch and the property is fully fenced for cattle. The average yield over the past three years has been 357 tons of hay with a total of 238 irrigated acres.
4-Way Ranch is 6,033 acres of unencumbered grassland located in the middle of the Colorado Springs metro area between Falcon and Peyton. This is one of the last remaining undeveloped and unencumbered properties of its size along Colorado’s rapidly growing Front Range. The property offers extensive water rights, perimeter and pasture fencing, and older cattle facilities.
With 69,126 deeded acres, Red Top Ranch represents one of the largest and best known operating cattle ranches in Colorado. Conveniently located near the I-25 corridor and the Front Range, and situated just southeast of Pueblo, the ranch is in close proximity to the Front Range and cattle markets. With a cattle operation rated for 1,200 cow/calf pairs, the property offers extensive water infrastructure and significant ecological grasslands.
An ecological and geological jewel, the Lower Ranch at Cross Mountain near the entrance to the Dinosaur National Monument in Moffat County. Part of the incredible Cross Mountain Ranch, this portion of the overall ranch consists of 27,566 deeded acres that adjoin and are intermixed with over 113,000 of acres of Bureau of Land Management and State land, on which they hold grazing permits for sheep and cattle. Currently a well balanced sheep operation with livestock handling facilities and grazing of 7,900 AUM’s on neighboring public lands, the Lower Ranch is home to incredible water resources with approximately 12 miles of the Yampa River and 6 miles of the Little Snake River.
The Cottonwood is a 105-square-mile ranch situated in the shadow of three mountain ranges in the Upper Green River Valley of northwest Wyoming, just 70 miles south of Jackson. Offering 11,138 deeded acres and 55,800 acres of adjoining public lands, the ranch is in one block with 40 miles of meandering rivers and streams. Through pioneering conservation efforts, the owners have enhanced and conserved miles of rivers, riparian corridors, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and open spaces, while also improving the ecological and economical sustainability of the overall ranch. A well-balanced cattle operation with a capacity to run 2,000 cow/calf pairs or 5,500 yearlings, this is an exclusive investment opportunity with 6,310 acres irrigated/sub-irrigated lands and over 76.9 cfs of historic water rights.
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Recent Sales of Agricultural Land
This ranch is a value play for a hay production ranch in western Colorado with great water rights, as it’s rare to find one under $5 million in this pricey region. Plus there is terrific hunting on this parcel too! This ranch has historically been a well-known cattle/hay operation, with the current owner more recently leasing the hay production and grazing to a local producer. Most of the valley floor portion of the ranch is irrigated meadow, with hay production occurring on approximately 400 acres with the 9.2 shares of Niblock Ditch water the ranch controls (over 22 cfs). Approximately 800 tons of hay is produced annually on this ranch in most years.
A historic and scenic agricultural ranch with miles of trophy fly-fishing and extraordinary water rights, the Double R Ranch consists of approximately 5,815 +/- deeded acres, with 10,550 +/- acres of adjoining public land leases. With a carrying capacity of 925 cow/calf pairs, and valuable water rights that irrigate 3,150 acres of hay ground, Double R includes numerous well maintained improvements that fit the scale and needs of an operating cattle ranch, perimeter fencing with good interior roads, wells, access to utilities, and direct access to public roads. This ranch has it all!
The Porcupine Ridge Ranch is a classic Colorado mountain working ranch situated in the Yampa River Valley just south of Steamboat Springs at the base of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. The 9,177 +/- deeded acre ranch offers an incredible investment opportunity to own one of the largest blocks of privately owned senior water rights in the Colorado River and Yampa River basins. The pastoral property is over 9 miles long and includes 50 miles of streams, reservoirs, wetlands, lush irrigated hay fields, grasslands, treed hillsides and sagebrush range.