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Cochetopa Dome Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational

$3,300,000 / 1,609.00 Acres / Sold

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COCHETOPA DOME RANCH

Property Summary

$3,300,000
Total Acres: 
1,609.00
ID #: 
Closest Town: 
Gunnison
County: 
Saguache County
Property Type: 
Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
Water Rights: 
600 gpm artesian well, combined right of 16.6 cfs
Mineral Rights: 
All seller owned minerals will convey
Home Style: 
Ranch
Exterior Features: 
Covered deck
State Hunting Unit: 
GMU 67 & 551

Activities & Amenities

ATV/Off Road
Cattle/Ranch
Equestrian
Farm/Crops/Ag
Fishing
Hiking/Climbing
House/Cabin
Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Predator/Varmint
Hunting - Small Game
Hunting - Waterfowl
Income Producing
Irrigation
Mineral Rights
Off Grid Power
Outbuilding/Barn/Shed
Pond/Lake
Skiing/Snowmobiling/Snow Sports
Stream/River
Water Rights
Waterfront

Land Details

Total Acres: 
1,609.00
Deeded Acres: 
1,609.00
Zoning: 
Agriculture
Elevation: 
9,000 ft
Topography: 
Generally level to slight slope
Vegetation: 
Native mountain grass, sagebrush
Irrigated Acres: 
815.00
Pasture/Grass/CRP Acres: 
1,609.00
Estimated Taxes: 
1,881
Source of Lot Size: 
Survey

Building Details

Homes: 
1
Type of Home(s): 
1 Custom log home
Finished SQFT: 
1300
Unfinished SQFT: 
0
Bedrooms: 
3
Bathrooms: 
1
Year Built: 
1997
Outbuildings: 
3
Outbuilding Types: 
Metal Barn/Equipment ShedLoafing Shedsbunk house
Fence Type: 
Perimeter & Cross Fenced, Barbed Wire

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Property Description

LOCATION

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.

WATER

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

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.

SUMMARY

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.

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