Red Rocks Ranch
Unparalleled elk and mule deer hunting in Colorado's renowned big game unit 40.
- Red Rocks Ranch is located on the westernmost portion of Pinon Mesa, about 20 minutes west of the small community of Glade Park.
- 588 acres with 5.76 C.F.S of valuable water rights out of Coates Creek irrigating over 224 acres.
- Excellent elk and mule deer hunting in Colorado Game Management Unit 40, which is widely recognized as one of the best trophy units in Colorado.
- An adjudicated spring with reliable year-round flows provides an excellent opportunity to develop food plots further enhancing wildlife habitat.
- Very nicely improved with a custom log home, managers home, barn, shop, and working corrals.
- This property allows one direct access to otherwise hard to reach areas of the adjacent B.L.M., offering additional hunting and other year-round recreational opportunities.
- The owner’s home and ranch headquarters are nestled at the base of large sandstone bluffs providing a stunning setting for the home and improvements.
- The ranch is easily accessible from Grand Junction, CO. which offers commercial air service and all the amenities of a mid-sized city.
Located between Colorado National Monument and the Utah border is the 588-acre Red Rocks Ranch. It is a well-balanced farm and ranch operation with unparalleled elk and mule deer hunting in Colorado’s renowned big game unit 40. In addition to the recreational aspects of the ranch, the significant water resources provide seasonal irrigation to over 200 acres of alfalfa and native grasses. Improvements include a well-maintained custom log home, manager’s home, barn, shop, and working corrals.
- Main home – 3,906 sq. ft., 3-bed, 3-bath log home
- Modular / manufactured home – 1,490 sq. ft, 3 bed, 2 bath
- Barn, outbuildings, and working corrals
Red Rocks Ranch is approximately 1 hour from Grand Junction, Colorado, with all the amenities of a mid-sized city, including commercial air service, a hospital, restaurants, Home Depot, Costco, etc.
Glade Park, Pinyon Canyon, and Big Game unit 40 are well known to have some of the best bucks and bulls in Colorado. 100-200 deer frequent the fields every morning and evening in the late summer and fall months. In that time, it’s not uncommon to see 180″+ bucks. While not as numerous as the deer, there are good numbers of elk, and 350″+ bulls have been documented on the ranch and surrounding public lands.
While licenses are limited, the ranch qualifies for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife landowner preference program and generally is allocated one buck tag annually and one bull tag every other year. Other game animals include turkey, bear, mountain lion, and numerous other species of small game and non-game animals and birds.
In addition to the hunting, recreational opportunities abound on the property and surrounding public lands including hiking, biking, snowmobiling, fishing, rock climbing, and off-roading.
Red Rocks Ranch is a very well balanced ranch. Two direct diversion points on Coates Creek provide water for approximately 224 acres of irrigated lands, of which 116 acres are flood irrigated and another 108 acres are serviced by wheel lines. Currently, there is one good cutting of 3-5 tons per acre and then the owner turns cattle onto the pastures and leaves the excess for wildlife. Historically, up to 320 acres have been irrigated.
The adjudicated spring on the south side of the ranch produces anywhere from 3,600 – 4,500 gallons per day. This spring feeds two 16,500 gallon tanks, which can be used for additional irrigated land or food plots for wildlife.
The property is fenced and cross-fenced, with a complete set of working corrals.
The ranch is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement. The easement is held by Mesa County Land Conservancy. A PDF copy of the easement is available HERE.
The ranch may be purchased in its entirety for $2,150,000 OR 388 acres with irrigated lands and improvements for $1,800,000 and the 200 acres on the south side with the spring and access to BLM lands for $450,000.