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Big Union Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Cabin, Recreational

$1,250,000 / 195.00 Acres / Under Contract


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Property Summary

Total Acres: 
ID #: 
Closest Town: 
Lake County
Property Type: 
Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Cabin, Recreational
Water Rights: 
Yes - 2.5 CFS off Big Union Creek
Home Style: 
Waterfront Features: 
Big Union Creek & Spring Creek
State Hunting Unit: 
GMU 49

Activities & Amenities

ATV/Off Road
Development Potential
Hunting - Big Game
Income Producing
Skiing/Snowmobiling/Snow Sports
Water Rights

Land Details

Total Acres: 
Deeded Acres: 
9,500 ft
rolling sage to hay/ creek bottoms
Productive hay bottoms up to National Forest
Irrigated Acres: 
Riverbottom Acres: 
Estimated Taxes: 
Source of Lot Size: 
Assessor/Tax Data

Building Details

Type of Home(s): 
1 Home
Finished SQFT: 
Year Built: 
Outbuilding Types: 
working corrals
Fence Type: 
Barbed Wire


Property Description

Big Union Ranch - 195 acres offering trophy big game hunting, producing pasture/ hay ground and has great fishing opportunities, all in a one of a kind, iconic Colorado setting. The deeded 195 acres sits down in an irrigated valley that is truly breaktaking, Elk and Mule Deer inhabit this valley yearound due to the incredible amount of food sources and ample amount of water. Historically the ranch has run livestock and sets up well for a small livestock operation. Situated just 15 mins from the town of Leadville CO and 20 mins to Buena Vista CO, offering out the gate access to National Forest, BLM and State allows even more trophy big game hunting, gold medal fishing and plenty of room to explore. The property is also within 45 minutes of Aspen, Monarch and Copper ski resorts.

Built in 2018, the 834 sq.ft 2bd/2bath home is simple and efficient offering, in floor heat, colored concrete floors, and incredible views in every direction. Additional improvements  include a full-set of working corrals with power, heated automatic waterers, lights, heated tack room ect. The property is fully fenced and cross fenced to pasture livestock. A great domestic well serves the property. No covenants or restrictions! 

Approximately 130 acres of grass is irrigated with the 2.5 CFS of valuable water rights. Big Union Creek runs the length of the property and has two diversion ditches to control the irrigation water. In addition Spring Creek runs through the upper corner of the property bordering the National Forest. Countless springs can also be found throughout the ranch, making this ground very well watered. The ranch has some of the best, high protein grass and runs/supports 50 au during the summertime. In addition to the endless fishing potential on the property, Big Union Ranch has direct access to the Arkansas River which is managed by the state for gold medal trout fishing and is a short walk from the west boundary. Here browns and rainbow trout in the 16 to 20 inch range are prevalent, and the views are amazing!

With end of the road privacy, the property has great access to very secluded public lands. The 195 acres borders Arkansas River State land to the West, BLM to the South, and National Forest on the East. Abundant wildlife frequent the ranch including (elk, deer, badgers, lions, bears, bald eagles, golden eagles, coyotes, fish, hawks, etc). Located in the highly sought after GMU 49 the ranch qualifies for the LLP program for elk and mule deer. The ranch consistently draws tags each year for Mule deer and Elk! Trophy animals live on the ranch and large herds of elk migrate here from the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Area during the hunting season.

The Big Union Ranch has many characteristics one could only find in a larger ranch, making it quite unique. Whatever your vision, this ranch probably has many or all of the aspects you are looking for.

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