Legacy Ranches and Fine Sporting Properties

Tomichi Creek Ranch

Gunnison, Colorado (Gunnison County)
$1,100,000Sold
346 +/-

Located in the coveted Tomichi Valley, just 20 minutes east of the town of Gunnison. Characterized by open irrigated meadows, the property is bisected by the meandering, willow-lined Tomichi Creek. The meadows of Tomichi Creek Ranch are productive in growing hay and can also be utilized for grazing livestock.

Featuring
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  • 346 acres of open, riparian meadow with 1.5 private miles along Tomichi Creek
  • Productive flood irrigated acreage with over 17 cfs of total water rights
  • Less than 3 hours from Denver, and only 20 minutes from Gunnison, CO
  • Easy access right off Highway 50
  • Monarch Ski Area is only 30 minutes east of the property
  • The ranch produces about 300 round bales of grass hay per year, and can accommodate 100 yearlings for about 5 months
Introduction
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The 346 +/- acre Tomichi Creek Ranch lies in the coveted Tomichi Valley, just 20 minutes east of the town of Gunnison. The ranch is conveniently located right off of Highway 50. Characterized by open irrigated meadows, the property is bisected by the meandering, willow-lined Tomichi Creek. The meadows of Tomichi Creek Ranch are productive in growing hay and can also be utilized for grazing livestock.

Tomichi Creek is known as a hidden gem for its monster brown trout and totally private access, affording virtually no fishing pressure. The ranch lies in close proximity to BLM and Forest Service lands, and sits at the foot of the famous Tomichi Dome – a local landmark. Just a short drive from Monarch Ski Area, Crested Butte, and Gunnison, the ranch is surrounded by recreational opportunities and cultural amenities.

The wonderful location along with the combined agricultural and recreational values makes Tomichi Creek Ranch a truly unique opportunity that is priced to move quickly.

Lay of the Land
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Tomichi Creek Ranch’s acreage is mostly comprised of lush flood irrigated meadow. The acreage is currently divided up into pasture for grazing, and fields for haying. Fences are well maintained and protect the riparian corridor. The ranch is surrounded by other large ranches and sits at the base of Tomichi Dome, a beautiful dome shaped mountain made famous as a local landmark. To the north of the property lie huge tracts of BLM land and the expanse of the Gunnison National Forest.

Location

The town of Gunnison is a twenty-minute drive west along Highway 50,  Monarch Pass is 15 minutes to the east, and Crested Butte is about 35 miles away.

Sporting Features
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The property is well situated to enjoy endless recreation. The ranch is close to many recreational hot spots and features 1.5 miles of private fly-fishing along Tomichi Creek. Being located within Game Management Unit 551 and near the Gunnison National Forest, trophy hunting opportunity lies right out your doorstep.

Skiing, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as rafting, kayaking and fishing on famous waters, like the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers, add to the sporting value of the ranch.

Ranch Attributes
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Tomichi Creek Ranch has been historically run as an agricultural operation. Previously known as The Great American White Buffalo Ranch, previous owners raised bison in the healthy grass meadow. High fencing was built and has been maintained. Currently the ranch is utilized for haying and grazing cattle in the summer months.

Operational improvements include corrals, a historic barn, shop, and various other outbuildings. Some buildings have been out of use for some time and may require some restoration.

Conservation Value

The significant agricultural and open space values of the property are protected under conservation easement.  For further details regarding the easement, please contact one of the listing brokers.

Water Rights

Tomichi Creek Ranch has an intricate network of flood irrigation ditches and canals bringing water from Tomichi Creek in through the historic Stephensen Ditch, one of the oldest water-right delivery ditches in the Tomichi Valley. With over 17 cfs of total water rights, the ranch enjoys ample water and relatively good priority yielding productive hay meadows.

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