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Morapos Creek Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Cabin, Recreational
$3,500,000 / 1,950.00 Acres / Sold
Activities & Amenities
Overview- With almost 2,000 acres to its name, the Morapos Creek Ranch is a beautiful ranch located on the western slope of Colorado, just outside of Craig, Meeker and Steamboat Springs. This classic high mountain ranch has incredible topography, water and habitat for big game and fishing. With over 2.5 miles of Morapos Creek, over the counter tags, 4 miles of private national forest boundary, and a picturesque Colorado landscape, this ranch is hard to contest as one of Colorado’s premier recreational ranches currently on the market.
Big Game - Morapos Creek Ranch is a productive hunting ranch for big game, notably elk and deer. The ranch is fortunate enough to have incredible elk habitat and is located in GMU 12; the most densely populated elk unit in Colorado. The ranch hosts both local and migratory elk. An estimated 42,000 elk make up the White River elk herd and the ranch is within the core summer and migratory range this herd utilizes. Quality elk can be can be regularly seen and harvested each year, all the way from archery through the end of rifle season. Many mule deer and bear call this place home too. Mule deer are dispersed among the scrub oak and along the creek bottoms in exceptional numbers. Landowner tags are available for mule deer with over the counter elk tags!! As if the 1950+- acres was not enough, the ranch has over 4 miles of national forest boundary, some being extremely private, adding to the huntable acreage. Habitat on the ranch ranges from low bottom creeks, all the way to high aspen/pine ridges, allowing wildlife to thrive!
Improvements/assets - Situated amongst the aspen trees and overlooking the creek, the 2,400 square foot cabin boasts 7 bedrooms (plus loft) and comfortably sleeps 16 people – perfect to accommodate big families or a large group of hunters. The cabin has electricity and also offers great views, a wood burning fireplace and covered deck. Step out onto the deck and listen to the sound of the creek below while watching wildlife feeding across the ravine on the adjacent hillside. Another valuable assets this property obtains is Morapos Creek, which meanders through the property for over 2.5 miles. With a little improvement Morapos Creek has the potential to be an incredible fishery and already holds brook trout.
Location/ Access - The ranch is within 45 minutes of the Hayden Airport, 30 minutes to Craig/ Meeker and only 1:15 minutes to Steamboat Springs CO. Morapos Creek Ranch is easy to access via county road 53 and can be assessed during the wintertime via snowmobile for only 2 miles. Elevations on the ranch range from 7800ft to 8700ft above sea level. Topography includes lush creek bottoms, scrub oak, aspen groves, pines and well-watered meadows. With a good trail system it is easy to get around and enjoy the ranch. To top it all off the landscape here is certainly the epitome of Colorado, and is truly breathtaking.