The ranch straddles the main stem of the Gunnison River and sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet. Towering cottonwoods line the river and stream banks and surround numerous grassy meadows and riparian areas that create a gorgeous setting. Views of the West Elk and San Juan mountain ranges can be seen from several locations on the ranch, as well as the Uncompahgre Plateau and the Grand Mesa.
There is a charming 3,596 square foot main home, a 1900 historic 1,352 square foot guest house, and a 40′ x 72.5′ insulated shop. There is also a set of working corrals and some vintage outbuildings.
Conveniently located five minutes northeast of the town of Delta, Colorado near the base of the Grand Mesa, the ranch enjoys year-round county-maintained paved access via Highway 65. The city of Delta has a really nice small-town feel with great amenities and health care. The Montrose Regional Airport is approximately 30 minutes away, and the Grand Junction Regional Airport is approximately 45 minutes away. Both airports offer exceptional air service and nonstop flights to several large cities.
Nestled in the valleys of the Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers, Delta County offers majestic mountains, lush forests, impressive canyons, sweeping deserts, pristine lakes, miles of rivers, and bountiful orchards and vineyards in staggeringly diverse landscapes.
There are eight towns scattered throughout the county, each offering its own unique flavor of western hospitality. Museums, art galleries, and antique shops abound here. Beautiful historic tree-lined parks host county fairs, free concerts, and annual festivals where nearby farm stands provide local wine tastings in stunning settings. Craft breweries, wineries, and restaurant patios are plentiful.
Outdoor adventure awaits in every season for hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, hunters, and water lovers. The diverse geology from one end of the valley to the other offers endless recreational activities from stand-up paddleboarding through red rock canyons to hiking in alpine meadows. Fall brings hunters and the much-anticipated color display along the West Elk Scenic Byway, and winter offers plenty of opportunity for snowmobiling, as well as cross country and downhill skiing nearby.
The area is known for its mild arid climate, plentiful water, and fertile soils that create the perfect ecosystem for agriculture and wildlife. High temperatures in January average approximately 40 degrees and in July average in the low 90s. The average annual precipitation is approximately ten inches with an average of over 300 sunny days per year.