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Cochetopa Dome Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Cochetopa Dome Ranch contains direct, year-round access from State Highway 114, between the towns of Gunnison to the north and Saguache to the south, arguably one of the most scenic highway tours Colorado has to offer. The 1,609-deeded acres reside at the base of Cochetopa Dome and is bound on (3) sides by BLM lands and Gunnison National Forest, significantly expanding the footprint of the ranch. Gunnison and the Mount Crested Butte Ski Resort are located within an approximate half-hour and one-hour drive, respectively.
LAND & AGRICULTURE
The tremendous water resources of the ranch and fertile valley bottomlands combine for hay production, cattle grazing and as a refuge for big game. An additional 500-acres +/- of adjoining BLM lands (transferable grazing permit through February 2029) increases carrying capacity. The ranch has historically been stocked at an average summer rate of 250 pair and generates 200+ acres of hay production. Ownership currently leases summer grazing and hay rights. The ranch is perimeter and cross fenced with a scale and descent set of working corrals. The property would be an ideal candidate for a conservation easement.
West Pass Creek is a trout stream that extends the length of the deeded property. The creek contains a seemingly unlimited number of bends and pools, holding some respectable brook and rainbow trout. The ranch also contains several springs and (2) sizable ponds for the wing shooter. The meadows of the ranch are watered via irrigation ditches with a substantial 16.6 cfs water right along with a 600 gpm artesian well.
WILDLIFE & HUNTING
The ranch and surrounding public lands are home to good populations of Elk and Mule Deer. The ranch is located in Colorado GMU’s 551 (west of SH 114) and 561 (east of SH 114). GMU 551 provides over-the-counter antlered elk tags for second and third season rifle hunts. Limited draw archery, muzzleloader and rifle Elk tags are also available in both units. Potential buyers should reference the State of Colorado’s Landowner Preference Program (LPP), which allows an owner of agricultural lands (greater than 160-acres) to apply for preferential big game licenses.
For 2020, the ranch has received the following vouchers:
GMU 67 - (3) Antlered Elk – 2nd Season Rifle
GMU 67 - (2) Antlered Deer – 2nd Season Rifle
GMU 67 - (3) Antlered Elk – 3rd Season Rifle
GMU 551 – (1) Antlered Deer – 3rd Season Rifle
Improvements consist of a well-constructed three bed, two bath log cabin of 1,300 square feet. The cabin is off-grid with solar power, a back-up generator and wood burning stove. Other amenities include a full kitchen, laundry room and covered deck overlooking the ranch. An adjacent shop building of approximately 4,000 square feet contains a concrete slab, insulated walls and is heated. The property also contains older bunkhouses and sheds that could be utilized for additional storage or renovated for a caretaker.
Income, hunting, fishing. A Colorado ranch this scenic and well-diversified is hard to come-by. Cochetopa Dome Ranch checks the boxes and allows options: from agricultural production and sustainability to a recreational hunting and fishing escape.
Contact Brent Hedrick or Pat Doyle to request additional information or to schedule a qualified, private showing.