We are seeing a large surge in demand for turnkey ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and across the American West right now. These types of properties have well-maintained improvements and operations and are ready to go from day one.
As such, here’s our list of the top 10 turnkey ranches available in the Rocky Mountain region:
Top Available Turnkey Ranches for Sale
6,100 +/- Deeded Acres
Singing River Ranch is one of Colorado’s most scenic, exclusive, and pristine ranches, nestled in a protected river valley at the base of Blanca Peak in the Sangre De Cristo Range. One of the last private holdings in this spectacular valley with views of surrounding 14,000-foot peaks and adjoining national forest and wilderness that rival the Alps and Andes, the exquisitely landscaped grounds are highlighted by the Huerfano River that meanders through the compound fashioning several stocked ponds. This area contains two custom log homes, a beautifully restored five-bedroom bunkhouse, and a barn. There is also a historic fishing/hunting cabin at the base of another pond higher up on the ranch, ultimately leading to a Patagonia inspired refugio cabin with incomparable views in a wilderness setting. This is a unique chance to own a private recreational ranch with significant conservation values in a spectacular setting with abundant wildlife and recreational opportunities.
1,341 +/- Deeded Acres
Conveniently located near world-class skiing and dining in Vail, Diamond C Ranch is a quiet mountain retreat, investment opportunity, and one of the last quintessential western ranches in the area. With 1,341 deeded acres and a 17,286 acres BLM lease, Diamond C is one of the rare contiguous ranches of this size in Eagle County. The property is home to lush irrigated meadows and cottonwood-lined creeks, all in a private valley surrounded by public lands. The Diamond C Ranch boasts a recently renovated main home, guest house, and bunkhouse with enough rooms to comfortably fit your family and guests throughout the year. The ranch offers all the amenities landowners are looking for including newly built equestrian facilities, income production, sweeping views of the Flat Tops and surrounding mountains, an extensive mule deer population, and generous water rights, as well as boundless opportunities to fly-fish on the nearby Colorado River or hunt on the adjoining public lands lease. When you invest in the Diamond C Ranch, you are not only investing in the future, you are creating a legacy for your family.
(Rio Blanco County)
153 +/- Total Acres
66 Ranch is the ultimate luxury sporting compound situated in the heart of northwest Colorado’s upper White River Valley. The White River Valley is extremely secluded and private, yet boasts a quiet reputation for being the ideal recreational paradise with premier fly-fishing and big game hunting. The property comprises 153 private acres, about a mile of both sides of the esteemed White River with side channels, braids, deep runs, and pools, in addition to a 4-acre pond. The ranch is immaculately managed and improved with the complete package of custom structures including a one-of-a-kind 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom barn-dominium style home, river-camp, ranch shop, and various other outbuildings. Also offers a unique affiliation with Elk Creek Ranch for additional amenities, fly-fishing, and trophy hunting opportunities.
(Delta & Gunnison Counties)
250 +/- Deeded Acres
Situated along the banks of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River in the majestic North Fork Valley south of Aspen, Colorado, is the renowned Smith Fork Ranch. Surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest and overlooking the West Elk Range of the Rocky Mountains, this luxury ranch is set up as a private family retreat that can comfortably accommodate 30-35 people in its 4 houses and 3 cabins; plus housing for a full staff. A 250-foot equestrian arena, along with barns, corrals, pastures, and trails make the ranch complete for horses and horseback riding. The also ranch boasts an archery range, sporting clay center, wine cellar, and a spa.
79 +/- Deeded Acres
Situated along three-quarters of a mile of the cottonwood lined Virgin River near the gateway to Zion National Park, lies the Rio Virgin Ranch. With limited availability of private properties of this size and scale along the Virgin River, the 79-acre retreat is set within the stunning red rock landscapes of Southern Utah. The main home, guest house, and equestrian barn/bunkhouse are impeccably designed and offer architectural finishes complementary to their natural surroundings. The property is an ecological paradise with rare riparian habitat, irrigated fields, and is situated between protected lands offering direct access to thousands of acres of public land.
2,189 +/- Deeded Acres
Resting next to the Routt National Forest and Dunckly Flat Tops, Fish Creek Lodge is the headquarters of the famous hunting operation at Cross Mountain Ranch. With the perfect improvements for the ideal hunt, the property is complete with an LL Bean designed hunting lodge and processing facilities. Trophy hunting for elk and mule deer on the ranch and adjoining public lands is plentiful, as the famed White River Elk herd calls this hunting property home. Participation in the Ranching for Wildlife program has only enhanced the wildlife quantity, habitat, and access to landowner tags.
100 +/- Deeded Acres
Rarely does luxury, comfort, and Colorado wilderness co-exist like it does at the 100-acre Snowmass Wilderness Estate. Sitting just below Mt. Sopris and the Elk Range in proximity to Aspen/Snowmass and Basalt, Colorado, and bordering the White River National Forest, this new 5,646 square-foot architect-designed home beckons the active family who wishes to recreate in a majestic and secluded alpine setting. Hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding can all be enjoyed on the miles of trails accessing the heart of the Colorado Rockies, mere steps from this private, end-of-the-road estate property. An off-the-grid, green residence with modern amenities, this never-lived-in, four-bedroom, five and a half bath home is ensconced in a magical setting of aspen groves, open meadows, and a rushing creek, all at an elevation of 8,500’. Enjoy some top-notch Colorado alpine hunting here, where a 350’’ elk bull has been harvested, as well as wild turkey, mule deer, mountain lion, and black bear. A value purchase that is priced to sell well below appraised value.
Western Turnkey Properties Under Contract
4,811 +/- Deeded Acres
Set in northwestern Colorado, Sanctuary Ranch offers stunning accommodations, seclusion, and trophy hunting and fly-fishing, all just down the road from world-class skiing at Steamboat Springs. The property adjoins Routt National Forest for 3.5 miles, has 2.6 miles of private fly-fishing on Willow Creek, and is home to the famous White River Elk Herd, known as the largest elk herd in North America. Complete with a majestic 11,000 sq. ft. main log lodge with stocked trout ponds and senior water rights, the ranch is the perfect legacy property for a family or corporate mountain retreat.
1,785 +/- Deeded Acres
Located in the heart of the Laramie Mountains near the headwaters of Boxelder Creek and within some of the most coveted views in the Laramie Range lies the 2,000 total acre Pole Mountain Ranch. Towering granite rock outcroppings, aspen filled draws, and old growth timber covered hillsides compliment the developed meadows and irrigation that dot this incredible alpine landscape. World class recreational opportunities within one of Wyoming greatest elk areas round out this trophy property that includes an 8,000 sq. ft. estate-quality 6-bedroom lodge, 1,200 sq. ft. A-Frame, and a 2-story homestead cabin, all immaculately maintained and newly remodeled.
376 +/- Deeded Acres
Winding River Ranch is a tremendous property located along the North Platte River Corridor just south of Douglas, Wyoming. This property is home to impeccable mountain views, Platte River frontage, and a newly completed 4,000 sq. ft. custom home overlooking the river, offering incredible privacy and solitude on the 376 deeded acres. 169 acres of valuable irrigated land along the 1 ½ miles of river frontage create a stunning setting that is a waterfowl and big game sanctuary. This ranch provides a steady cash flow too, just minutes from town.
Turnkey ranches are the perfect types of properties for new landowners or those wanting to enjoy or operate their ranch from the moment they sign the papers.
Whether it’s for a family retreat, a cattle operation, or a hunting outfit, let us know how we can help you find the perfect ranch with the necessary improvements and infrastructure. Contact us today.