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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

Visit Patagonia: Christmas in Austral

The best time of year to visit Patagonia is during their summer season, which for the southern hemisphere is November through March. For this Christmas season, my family and I are traveling to Argentina and Chile to visit a number … Continued

Supporting Colorado Ranches and Ranchers

Last week, Mirr Ranch Group sponsored an event hosted at the Flying Dog Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT), an organization that works to protect Colorado ranches. CCALT is celebrating 20 years of conservation around the state … Continued

Fire on the Ranch: A Ranch Broker’s Experience

This post is written by Woody Beardsley, Ranch Broker for Mirr Ranch Group. In the day-to-day “quiet enjoyment” that is the great privilege of the rural landowner, it is easy to forget that fire is an integral part of the … Continued

Greater Sage-Grouse Will Not Be Listed as Endangered Species

This past week, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell announced that with a combined effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), western landowners, and state governments, a new landscape-scale conservation effort to protect the “Sagebrush Sea” will be … Continued

Conservation Flying with a Ranch Broker

This post is written by Daniel Carter, Ranch Broker for Mirr Ranch Group. Aside from my tireless work as a ranch broker with Mirr Ranch Group, I also operate a small flying business called True West Aerial Company. From an … Continued

Hardscrabble Fishing Report

Up in the high country, the very first signs of fall are in the air – mornings are cooler, aspens and cottonwoods are showing hints of fall color, and days are getting much shorter. My favorite time of year. On … Continued

Covenants and Restrictions on Ranches for Sale

When most people think of real estate covenants, they envision residential neighborhoods with strict, lengthy rules governing all aspects of life in the development: architecture, landscaping, paint colors, and even what type of recreational vehicles a homeowner can and cannot … Continued

Ranch Broker Woody Beardsley Appointed to Land Trust Board

Ranch broker Woody Beardsley has been appointed to the board of directors of the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. Recently, the announcement was made in the local paper in Westcliffe, Colorado, Wet Mountain Tribune: Beardsley’s family roots date back four … Continued

The 50,000-Acre JE Canyon Ranch Sells to TNC

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of JE Canyon Ranch, one of Colorado’s largest private ranches and wildlife preserves, to The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Centrally located east of Trinidad in the highest conservation priority landscape in Colorado’s grasslands, this … Continued

Mirr Ranch Group to Market Patagonia Sur Properties in Chile

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce it will be marketing Patagonia Sur properties in Chile to North Americans under a new exclusive agreement with the Santiago-based sustainable land use company. Under the agreement, Mirr Ranch Group will market five properties in the … Continued

North American Mule Deer Hunting at Its Finest – Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch

For all of its impressive attributes – large acreage, 2 ½ miles of private fishing, water rights, hay production, and proximity to a commercial airport – one of Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch’s most remarkable features is its world-class trophy mule deer … Continued

CCALT Launches Campaign to Raise $5 Million for Colorado Ranches

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) just launched a new campaign called Forever Colorado. The campaign sets a goal of raising $5 million to continue conserving important agricultural ranches in the state of Colorado. Mirr Ranch Group ranch broker, Ed … Continued

The Land Report Names Historic Deal of the Year: Caribou Ranch

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce The Land Report has named the sale of Caribou Ranch, a Colorado ranch in Nederland, as the 2014 Historic Deal of the Year in the Spring 2015 issue. Mirr Ranch Group ranch broker, Jeff … Continued

Centaur Meadows Ranch: Conservation + Responsible Development

Given the population growth of the Denver metro area, the number of large acreage, multigenerational ranches in the Front Range foothills are quickly fading. As ranches are subdivided, we not only lose some of the character and heritage of the … Continued

Conservation Update: Senate Bill 206 and Colorado Landowners

Over the past several years, the pace of land conservation in Colorado has slowed due to the lack of sufficient incentives and uncertainty in the existing tax credit structure and the State’s commitment to the program. This changed on May … Continued

Colorado Ranches: Who Owns the Mineral Rights?

Despite current sluggish oil prices, the issue of understanding mineral rights on Colorado ranches for sale continues to be a hot topic.  A decade ago, few mountain-area landowners considered oil and gas development to be a threat to their properties’ … Continued

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