Colorado is one of the most popular places in the country to buy real estate, especially land. With a huge dichotomy in land values dictated by such attributes as topography, access, location, proximity to resorts, amenities, agricultural potential, hunting and fishing opportunities, as well as conservation values, Colorado land for sale is a unique landscape for buyers and sellers.
We’ve gathered some of the top ranches for sale in Colorado below, split up between southern Colorado opportunities and land available near Colorado’s world-class ski resorts. Take a look at our list and let us know if you have any questions.
Southern Colorado Ranches for Sale
560 +/- Deeded Acres
560 acres of comfort, tranquility, and privacy best describe the Burnt River Ranch, which boasts numerous springs, canyons, ponds, grasslands, mountain views, hunting opportunities, and a wonderful family ranch home conveniently located within 25 minutes of Pueblo. The Burnt River Ranch has all the desired elements for the discriminating owner who seeks the rural Colorado lifestyle, while also being near great amenities.
La Veta, Colorado
295 +/- Deeded Acres
Located along the banks of the Cucharas River, 2.5 miles south of the scenic town of La Veta, the owners of Ute Ranch are offering 295 acres of this lovely bucolic property. The ranch includes ~125 acres of lush irrigated hay ground, private access to 1.5 miles of the Cucharas River, which boasts excellent fishing for brown and rainbow trout, and a pleasant mix of grasslands, scrub oak, and riparian woodlands. Highlights of the ranch include stunning views of the Spanish Peaks and Culebra range, beautiful cottonwood lined hay meadows, and proximity to the many prominent geologic features that grace the Cucharas River Valley, including the dramatic Big Wall volcanic dike, Goemer Butte, and the famous Devil’s Staircase. The family intends to keep their legacy homestead on the adjoining 35 acres and share reciprocal access on the remaining balance of the ranch. The working ranch headquarters include a handsome 2,200 sq. ft. managers home as well as a number of barns, work-sheds, and functional out-buildings.
3,423 +/- Deeded Acres
Oak Ridge Ranch is a classic Colorado intermountain recreation and production property. The landscape is gently sloping with beautiful meadows and aspen trees. This is a fabulous hunting property with loads of deer and elk, and over-the-counter tags (elk) for residents and non-residents. Sweeping views of dramatic snow-capped peaks abound in nearly every direction. The BLM trailhead for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is only a few hundred yards from the property boundary, and the charming town of Crawford, Colorado is only about 10 minutes away.
(Las Animas County)
7,600 +/- Deeded Acres
Sweetwater Ranch is situated along the Colorado/New Mexico border mesa country about an hour east of Trinidad. The northern half of the property is composed of open high prairie grassland while the southern half is mostly pinon and cedar hillsides rising to the southern boundary atop Horseshoe Mesa. This is a terrific hunting property with good numbers of elk, and the area is known for producing great bulls. Also boasting mule deer, pronghorn, bears and turkeys, Sweetwater Ranch enjoys the unique combination of solid grazing along with diverse, high quality hunting opportunities.
24,778 +/- Deeded Acres
A spectacularly sited expanse of shortgrass prairie located east of Pueblo, CO, the 26,018 total acre BX Ranch is one of Colorado’s great land conservation and regenerative agricultural success stories. Situated just south of the confluence of the Arkansas and Huerfano Rivers and identified by State wildlife officials as crucial shortgrass prairie habitat, the ranch was rescued from decades of over grazing and abuse and given more than a full year of rest. With help from the Savory Institute, the current landowners made significant capital improvements, installing state-of-the-art short-rotation grazing infrastructure, including miles of new electric interior paddock fencing and extensive waterlines servicing new stock tanks and ponds. The improvements allow for a much more productive and healthy grazing regimen which has lead to the robust return of native grasses and a diversity and density of herbaceous cover. Given the increased vegetation, the ranch is more drought tolerant, and boasts double the per-acre carrying capacity of other area ranches. As a large, healthy, and productive expanse of native prairie grass land, the BX is an excellent long-term agricultural investment.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
(El Paso County)
6,033 +/- Deeded Acres
4-Way Ranch is 6,033 acres of unencumbered grassland located in the middle of the Colorado Springs MSA between Falcon and Peyton. This is one of the last remaining undeveloped and unencumbered properties of its size along Colorado’s rapidly growing Front Range. The property has extensive water rights and would be ideal for a developer, conservationist, cattleman or land banker.
69,126 +/- Deeded Acres
With 69,126 deeded acres, Red Top Ranch represents one of the largest and best known operating cattle ranches in Colorado. Conveniently located near the I-25 corridor and the Front Range, and situated just southeast of Pueblo, the ranch is in close proximity to the Front Range and cattle markets. Lying in the Great Plains and Central Shortgrass Prairie Ecoregion, the ranch is recognized nationally for its significant ecological grasslands with its flat to rolling prairie, mesas, sandstone breaks, and sculpted canyons. It is also a repository of fascinating geologic, archaeological and historic heritage sites including prehistoric rock art, and pioneer homesteads. With a cattle operation rated for 1,200 cow/calf pairs, the property offers extensive water infrastructure and important natural habitat for big game, birds, and plants.
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. This approximately 6,100-acre ranch has end-of-the-road privacy walled by mountains on either side with rivers, creeks and ponds, alpine terrain, irrigated meadows, rolling hills, and glades of aspen, pine, spruce, and fir. It represents 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.
Land for Sale in Colorado Near Ski Resorts
(Rio Blanco County)
Opportunities Starting at $1,100,000
2,850 +/- Total Acres
Mirr Ranch Group is proud to introduce the Elk Creek Ranch. This private sporting club is one of the most premier and exclusive fly-fishing and hunting communities in the world. Tucked away in northwestern Colorado and along the banks of the legendary White River, Elk Creek Ranch is comprised of 2,850 total deeded acres and has access to more than 25 miles of pristine and private trout water. Take a look at the following opportunities:
142 +/- Deeded Acres
Located at the confluence of Anthracite and Coal Creeks, along a national scenic byway, the 142± acre Snowshoe Ranch is for the fishing enthusiast looking for a private and scenic sporting getaway surrounded by the wondrous mountains, mesas, National Forests, and Wilderness Areas of Gunnison County, Colorado. Options abound at Snowshoe Ranch, as one mile of both sides of Anthracite Creek is the main draw, but when runoff occurs on this freestone stream in the late spring, the property’s nine ponds, three with spawning areas, await the angler. Located at a comfortable four-season elevation of 6,300 feet, Snowshoe is bordered on three sides by the Gunnison National Forest, with several trailheads accessing these mountains and mesas for the hunter. Just a bit further up Kebler Pass Road, a seasonal highway designated as the West Elks Scenic Loop here between Paonia and Crested Butte where the Snowshoe is located, are the Raggeds and West Elk Wilderness Areas, both also big draws for hikers, hunters, and sightseers seeking dramatic high alpine settings. On-property, sitting streamside amidst the well-manicured grounds and spruce-fir forest is a handsome, remodeled 2,100 square-foot Craftsman style main residence and a separate, matching guest studio/garage, each close enough to the streams to hear their soothing sounds.
337 +/- Deeded Acres
The Gore Canyon Ranch resides in the coveted 19,000-acre Grand River Ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Situated only two miles from Kremmling, this community of ranches is a unique combination of high alpine aspens, vertical rock formations, lush valleys, and rolling irrigated meadows. Grand River Ranch was designed for those who wish to own a ranch but need access to resort-class amenities like the artfully crafted main lodge, private fishing cabins, and equestrian facilities. It is rare for a property at Grand River Ranch to become available, especially a ranch with 360-degree views of the Gore Range, Flat Tops Wilderness, and the Continental Divide. The 337-acre Gore Canyon Ranch sits on the southern end of the community atop the Gore Canyon with the sound of the Colorado River raging below. The property is the perfect canvass for future owners to build their dream home with an existing trail system, drive way, underground electricity, and well site. When you buy into the Grand River Ranch, you are investing in your own slice of the American West with all the comforts of home.
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.
Oak Creek, Colorado
2,126 +/- Deeded Acres
Owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years, the C Cross C Ranch represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the last remaining trophy ranches in one of Colorado’s most desirable areas, just 20 minutes from the resort town of Steamboat Springs. The ranch includes approximately 2,126 deeded acres, almost one and a half miles of the Upper Yampa River, historic water rights irrigating lush hay fields, unobstructed views of the Flat Tops Wilderness, and year-round access off of Routt County Road 14 and Highway 131. With elevations ranging from 7,200’ – 8,800’ above sea level, the terrain and vegetation on the ranch varies from the lush irrigated hay meadows along the river up to the thick fir and Aspen covered mountainsides with wildflowers and bracken ferns blanketing the forest floor.
(Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties)
3,460 +/- Deeded Acres
One of the finest combinations of exceptional privacy, live water, wildlife, and year-round access ever offered in the Mountain West, the Crystal Creek Ranch is located one hour from Steamboat Springs in the majestic Williams Fork River basin of northwest Colorado. This 3,460-acre legacy ranch boasts over seven miles of pristine live water and is surrounded by the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and BLM on three sides. The ranch is home to North America’s largest elk herd which is drawn in by the lush grassy meadows and the South Fork of the Williams Fork River which bisects the heart of the ranch for more than three miles. Owned by the same family since 1934, the Crystal Creek Ranch stands alone as an unrivaled legacy ranch and an incredible investment opportunity.
18,627 +/- Total Acres
Conveniently located only an hour from Vail, Diamond C Ranch is a hunter’s paradise and quintessential western ranch with lush irrigated meadows and cottonwood-lined creeks, all in a private valley surrounded by public lands. The ranch offers sweeping views of the Flat Tops and surrounding mountains, an extensive mule deer population, generous water rights, and is just moments from gold medal fly-fishing and rafting on the Colorado River. 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 boasts recently renovated homes, a bunkhouse, and equestrian facilities evoking the western lifestyle. The ranch offers all the amenities ranch owners are looking for, affording an opportunity to raise cattle and grow hay, as well as boundless opportunities to recreate and hunt on the ranch and adjoining public lands.
80 +/- Deeded Acres
Eagle’s Nest Ranch offers the opportunity to own an end-of-the-road, exceedingly private mountain retreat within 25 minutes of world-class skiing, dining, and resort life at Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado. Surrounded on 3 sides by the Holy Cross Wilderness and White River National Forest, Eagle’s Nest Ranch will forever remain uncompromised by neighbors or development. The property sits at the head of Lake Creek, one of the Vail Valley’s most iconic locales. Private access into hundreds of thousands of acres of public land is right out the back door. The property is traversed by ¼ mile of West Lake Creek, offering private high mountain fishing; and the deeded property itself, with its irrigated hay meadow, is frequented by deer and elk. There is a two bedroom cabin with a full kitchen, two bath, loft, multi-use area, and lower level large garage area for storage, cars, and toys.
(Routt, Rio Blanco, Moffat, & Garfield Counties)
52,896 +/- Deeded Acres
Located in northwest Colorado, the 52,896 +/- deeded acre Cross Mountain Ranch represents one of the largest and most diverse recreational and operating ranches on the market today. A wildlife preserve stretching over four counties and 168,000+/- acres of leased National Forest, BLM, State and Park Service lands, the ranch is home to North America’s largest elk herd. It is an ecologically diverse landscape with several miles of river frontage on the Yampa, Little Snake and Williams Fork Rivers and numerous other streams, lakes and ponds. With valuable and historic water rights and within forty-five minutes from the resort town of Steamboat Springs and twenty minutes from a commercial airport, Cross Mountain Ranch is an incredible legacy ranch and investment opportunity.
Portions of Cross Mountain Ranch can be purchased separately:
- The Lower Ranch at Cross Mountain (27,566 +/ acres) – $21,000,000
- Sanctuary Ranch (4,811 +/- acres) – $15,000,000
- Pyramid Peak Ranch (2,579 +/- acres) – $7,750,000
- Egry Mesa Ranch (2,014 +/- acres) – $6,500,000
- Fish Creek Lodge (2,189 +/- acres) – $5,900,000
- Dunckley Ridge (1,929 +/- acres) – $4,900,000
- Grassy Creek Ranch (2,444 +/- acres) – $3,200,000
- Ranger Station (588 +/- acres) – $2,000,000
There is a wide variety of land for sale in Colorado that ranges from some of the most productive grasslands to some of the most exclusive hunting and fishing opportunities. One thing is for sure, there is something for everyone when it comes to buying Colorado land for sale.