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Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Cattle Ranch in the Intermountain West

When it comes to cattle ranches for sale in the Intermountain West, ranch buyers have different considerations than ranchers residing on the plains. At the end of the day, every rancher’s goal is economic viability and sustainability. So what goes … Continued

8 Incredible Tracts of Land for Sale with Ecological Values

When dealing with land for sale, we throw around a lot of terms like conservation and ecology to describe the ranch. These terms can be confusing. So what is the difference between conservation values and ecological values? We draw a … Continued

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7 Considerations When Buying a Ranch Encumbered by a Conservation Easement

When buying a ranch, buyers are often concerned about the impact a conservation easement (CE) will have on the land. What should a buyer consider in evaluating an easement? Beyond the conservation easement tax deduction, how will a conservation easement … Continued

Top 7 Factors Affecting Ranchland Prices

The valuation of ranches and finding the price per acre is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on MLS data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area … Continued

11 Iconic Properties Adjoining Public Land

As we’ve discussed before, adjacency to public land, such as a National Forest, National Park, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, state land or wilderness areas, adds incredible value to a ranch. Neighboring public lands can give you private access … Continued

10 Impressive Ranches with Valuable Water Rights

As we have noted in the past, water rights can be one of the most valuable components of your ranch. Operating throughout the Rocky Mountain region, we run into water rights stemming from several different river basins. Here’s our round-up … Continued

Irrigated Land for the Budget-Conscious Ranch Buyer

For buyers seeking smaller-acreage ranches under $1 millon with irrigation sufficient to keep meadows lush throughout the summer, water rights values are reaching levels that can make such ranches unobtainable. Because of Colorado’s fast-growing population and a healthy agricultural land … Continued

5 Valuable Features of Ranches & Sporting Properties

We all want to make wise investments when it comes to buying a ranch property. When you are ready to start your search, here are five of the most valuable features of land to consider in your selection. 1. Water … Continued

Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture

For decades, it has been no secret among ranchers that strategic grazing can improve not just a ranch’s financial bottom line, but also the overall ecological health of the landscape. Through grazing, cattle or other livestock defoliate the grass, disturb … Continued

Ranching the Northern Great Plains: Holistic Planned Grazing

The Cinch Buckle and Antelope Springs Ranches are stellar examples of the significant positive impact that holistic planned grazing can have on ranches’ capacity, profitability, resiliency, and overall ecological health. Grasslands LLC, the manager of both ranches, has not only … Continued

Sold: Sandstone Ranch Sells to Douglas County Open Space

Iconic Property to Be Protected as Open Space Sandstone Ranch, a scenic 2,038 property between Denver and Colorado Springs, was recently acquired by Douglas County Open Space. This unique landscape, with its brilliantly colored red rock formations, creeks, irrigated meadows, historic … Continued

Cattle Ranches for Investment-Minded Buyers

When purchasing a legacy ranch, most investment-minded buyers are focused solely on the land’s appreciation potential. By harnessing the expertise of experienced brokers, buyers are able to understand markets and analyze trends with the age-old goal of “buying low”, and … Continued

Sold: Cielo Vista Ranch Marks Largest US Ranch Sale in 2017

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of Cielo Vista Ranch. With over 80,000 deeded acres encompassing life zones ranging from foothills to alpine—including Culebra Peak (one of Colorado’s fourteeners) and eighteen 13,000 peaks–Cielo Vista is one of the … Continued

The Economic Return of Conservation Easements

Colorado State University (CSU) has come out with a new study that focuses on the economic return of conservation easements funded by the Easement Tax Credit Program and Great Outdoors Colorado (both state-based conservation easement incentive programs). The study concluded … Continued

Sale of Fundo Los Leones, Future of Market in Patagonia

We are pleased to announce the sale of Fundo Los Leones located in the Aysen Province of Chile.  Once owned by Douglas and Kris Tompkins, this ecological jewel rests between the Palena River, Pitipalena Fjord and the Pacific Ocean and … Continued

Video: Buck Point Ranch, a Colorado Ranch Near Aspen

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to present our latest video on Buck Point Ranch, a 960± acre Colorado ranch located in one of the last pristine valleys in close proximity to world-class Aspen. More information about the property, including interactive … Continued

Tompkins’ One Million Acre Donation in Chile

This past month, Kris Tompkins donated 1 million acres to the country of Chile, one of the largest private donations of land in the country’s history. With this donation, along with a 9 million acre donation made by the Chilean … Continued

The Ultimate Hunter Pursuit: Bighorn Sheep

Recently the New York Times published a piece entitled, “The Ultimate Pursuit in Hunting: Sheep,” which explains how “permits to hunt bighorn sheep are auctioned for hundreds of thousands of dollars — and that money has helped revive wild sheep … Continued

Winter Fly-Fishing at Deckers

Only eight miles from Lazy Bones Ranch, Deckers offers some of the best fly-fishing in Colorado. One of the things that makes Deckers incredible is its’ year-round accessibility and warmer water temperatures. Deckers is found directly downstream from Cheesman Reservoir along … Continued

Holidays at Lazy Bones Ranch

When one thinks of the holidays in Colorado, they imagine a warm log home surrounded by pine trees with loved ones nestled inside. Scents of honey baked ham and cranberry waft through the rafters as fire places blaze. Family and friends’ … Continued

Investment and Conservation Opportunity in Crested Butte

Crested Butte and Gunnison County have recently been on the forefront of Colorado’s land conservation movement, thanks in part to several large-scale, public-private conservation projects. In early 2015, Crested Butte Land Trust purchased Snodgrass Trailhead (a Mirr Ranch Group listing), … Continued

Fly-fishing at Whitten Ranch

Last week I had the good fortune of doing some late summer fly-fishing with a good friend. We fished along the winding stretch of Michigan Creek that flows through the Whitten Ranch. August and early September mean grasshoppers are out on … Continued

Back in the Creek

Written by ranch broker Woody Beardsley as he discusses moving water on his ranch this summer. It’s the middle of July and in our neck of the woods that means it’s time to put the water back in the creek. A relative luxury … Continued

Climbing Cielo Vista’s 14,047-foot Culebra Peak

Anyone with the goal of climbing all of Colorado’s 54 14,000-foot mountains knows that Culebra Peak can be one of the more difficult “14ers” to check off the list. For experienced climbers, the hike to the 14,047-foot summit is not … Continued

A Night with Minister Muñoz

This week Ken and Haley had the opportunity to attend the inaugural launch of the Latin American Center at Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Given Mirr Ranch Group’s extensive work in Patagonia, and specifically … Continued

Ranch Broker Attends Water Education Event

Ranch broker, Woody Beardsley is attending the 22nd Annual Arkansas River Basin Water Forum today. “Definitely the best water education event in the state.  There are amazing changes occurring in Colorado water policy, with opportunities for creating new collaborative partnerships … Continued

A Reunion at El Palenque in Argentina

Our final stop in Patagonia was at Estancia El Palenque, a historic ranch situated just outside the small town of Corcovado, Argentina. Our family had been here ten years previously, so we were excited to revisit the property. The ranch manager … Continued

Depreciation of the Chilean Peso

The United States dollar (USD) has been rising at a higher rate than the Chilean Peso (CLP), and as a result, the prices of property in Chile have decreased by over 30%. This is the perfect time to invest and … Continued

Escape to the Coast at Fundo Los Leones

Our next stop on the Mirr Family Patagonia Adventure was the coast of Chile at Fundo Los Leones. From Palena, we drove four hours through mountain valleys, glacial rivers, rainforests, Nalca, cascading waterfalls, and farms mainly using the Carraterra Austral.  … Continued

Adventure Through Valle California

Patagonia Sur has made it easy to visit the heart of Patagonia through their Valle California property. They have created a limited development ranch where a few select owners have access to 8,000 acres of conserved land near the small … Continued

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