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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

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

Elk Creek Ranch: A True Fly-Fisherman’s Paradise

Elk Creek Ranch is located in a pristine part of northwestern Colorado and is a true fly-fisherman’s paradise. This private sporting community boasts one of the finest and largest private fishing resources in the world. The ranch controls over 25 … Continued

World-Class Fishing at Rivercliffe Ranch

This past weekend Mirr Ranch Group ranch broker, hunter and fisherman, Pat Lancaster, had the chance to fish at the Lodge at Rivercliffe Ranch. The property is situated just 45 minutes from Denver outside of Bailey, Colorado on the North … Continued

New Listing Boasts More Ski Terrain Than Vail

Stretching for miles along the ridge of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, lies one of the most spectacularly pristine and private recreational properties available in the US. Featured in today’s Denver Post, Wasatch Peaks Ranch offers more ski terrain than Vail. Owned … Continued

Exciting Summer News from Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been hard at work for the last few years, methodically improving the resort for both summer and winter recreation, while steadily increasing the number of visitors to the mountain. In just the past three ski … Continued

1031 Exchanges Explained

If you’ve spent any time in the world of investment real estate and ranches, then you’ve certainly come across the term “1031 exchange.” While the overall concept of a 1031 exchange is simple, some of the specific details and timelines … 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

Ranch Due Diligence – An Overview of Access Issues

In most sectors of real estate, the ability to legally access a property is a basic assumption that rarely receives significant consideration during the due diligence process. When purchasing either residential or commercial real estate in a town or city, … 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

New Offering: Vail Valley Property Now Three Parcels

Originally listed as Tepee Creek Ranch, this Colorado ranch near the Vail Valley is now being offered as three separate parcels: Cottonwood Bend Overlook, Tepee Creek Ranch, and Antelope Creek Ranch. These scenic properties offer wonderful views of the Colorado … Continued

Montana Ranch Sale Validates Today’s Buyers’ Desire for Versatility

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of Wolf Mountain Ranch, a western big-game hunter’s paradise situated in an incredibly scenic mountain setting. The property is comprised of approximately 9,280 deeded acres, located in the heart of the … Continued

Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch Making Headlines in Vail Valley

This past month, Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch, the ranchland associated with the Adam’s Rib Ranch and Adam’s Mountain Country Club, was placed on the market and listed with Mirr Ranch Group. Recently acquired by a Denver-based group of investors led by Brue … Continued

Should I Survey My Ranch?

One of the more common questions we receive from buyers of ranches for sale is “Do I need to have the ranch surveyed?” In a perfect world with unlimited time and resources, it would always be beneficial for a buyer … Continued

Sold Ranches: Snodgrass Trailhead Protected by Crested Butte Land Trust

Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce the sale of Snodgrass Trailhead, the northern 101 acres of the Promontory Ranch. This sold ranch boasts significant wetlands and wildlife habitat, and is the only public access point for the Snodgrass Mountain Trail. Due … Continued

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