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Changing Leaves Means Moving Cows Off Summer Pasture

Ranch broker Robb Nelson was moving cattle on a working ranch last week, one of his favorite annual routines. Here’s what he had to say: Changing leaves and October usually signal one thing for western ranchers and that is moving cows … Continued

Fall Is In The Air at Elk Creek Ranch

Elk Creek Ranch in northwestern Colorado provides an ideal setting as autumn sets in. On a recent trip to Elk Creek Ranch, I was able to enjoy and experience the splendor of the changing season in the White River Valley. … 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

Fishing Report: The Grey Reef in Wyoming

As the spring run off continues and temperatures begin to rise, the Grey Reef is coming to life. Flows have continued to increase in recent weeks with current discharges from Grey Reef Dam around 3,400 CFS, making for quicker trips down river. … 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

Prime Opportunities along Colorado’s White River Corridor

Originating from the high elevations of the Flat Tops Wilderness and reaching to the high desert, the White River Valley is one of the most pristine recreational and agricultural locales in the west. Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado, … Continued

Colorado Fishing Update – Spring 2016 Report

Spring is officially here and with summer just around the corner, the shift to longer days, running rivers, and rising trout is finally upon us. This season is shaping up to be outstanding throughout the Rocky Mountain West, with most … 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

Changing Seasons in Crested Butte, Colorado

As the valley meadows begin to slowly green up and the tops of the surrounding peaks are still covered in a heavy layer of wet spring snow, we’re entering the time of year affectionately known in the Rockies as “mud … Continued

Summer at Black Bear Ranch

Summer in the Rockies is one of the greatest seasons for the adventurer in all of us. The mountainous terrain and sweeping forests lend themselves to every type of recreation including fishing, hiking, mountain-biking, kayaking, and canoeing. Black Bear Ranch … 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

Springtime and the End of Cabin Fever

Ranch broker Jim Whalen couldn’t wait for some spring fishing in Wyoming last weekend, and he shares his experience with us here, as well as some good advice on where you can fish on private Wyoming fishing properties. After a long winter … Continued

Silver Mountain Ranch: A Recent Winter’s Day

Silver Mountain Ranch has the best of both worlds: an income-producing working cattle operation and exceptional trophy big game hunting. On our last visit, ranch hands were busy feeding cattle and calving season was in full swing. Long days and nights are the norm right … Continued

Turkey Fever at Cougar Canyon Ranch

It was still 2 to 3 months before the spring rut, but I was thrilled to find two large “bachelor bands” of Toms and Jakes (no hens) not even 100 feet from the house at Cougar Canyon Ranch. Strutting and displaying for … 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

The Appeal of a Turnkey Ranch

Like any real estate asset, ranches come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions.  Some ranches are “fixer-uppers”—rundown properties bought on the cheap that require an additional investment of cash and hard work to get them to a reasonable level of … 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

Fall is Upland Time – A Wingshooting Report from Days Afield

  The feel of a crisp fall morning can only mean one thing. For me, it is time to chase birds. The past month or so I have been from Colorado to South Dakota, and up through Montana combing the … 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

The Fall Rut: Lancaster on the Hunt at Cielo Vista Ranch

During the fall rut, ranch broker Pat Lancaster is busy guiding clients with his other business, Lancaster Outfitters. Here’s a recount of one of his outings this year on Cielo Vista Ranch, a legacy ranch for sale in southern Colorado:  I … Continued

The Upside of Ranch Investment in Eagle County

With its miles of private fishing, trophy big game, water rights, productive agricultural operations, adjoining private land, and nearby ski resorts, the 1,540-acre Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch is, by any standard, a once-in-a-lifetime ranch offering.  However, all of these desirable recreational, … 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

Ranch Brokers and the American West: Patrons Ball 2015

Last weekend, Mirr Ranch Group Owner/Broker, Ken Mirr, joined Ranch Broker, Mac McWhorter, in Cody, Wyoming to attend the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s annual Patrons Ball.  Mirr Ranch Group hosted a table in the Whitney Western Art Museum with … 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

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