Dan & Michael Murphy


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$1,400,000  •  10.77 acres
This 10.77± acres could be the vacation home location of your dreams. This property offers you 800± feet of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, which provides exceptional private fishing. Big views of Round Top and Red Mountain can be seen from multiple vantage points and potential home sites along with breathtaking views of the canyon walls on the property. Feels like country living yet close to town. Easy access from Highway 149 and no covenants. The property has year-round access and maintained roads. This is the ultimate property that has riverfront, views, and privacy! Owner Financing available.
$975,000  •  97 acres
This New Mexico hunting ranch for sale is located in "Unit 2B New Mexico," the heart of monster Mule deer country. This 97± acre ranch is nearly surrounded by National Forest and close by the prestigious Jicarilla Indian Reservation. Within minutes of arriving at the ranch, the elk started filtering in the lowlands of the property, chirping and barking at their little calf elk. It is surprising that a ranch of this size could hold as much big game as it does. There have been sightings on this New Mexico hunting ranch for sale of hundreds of elk coming down to water in the ponds on the ranch, and dozens of bucks on the hillside with one tipping the scales at over 180 inches. If you're an extreme Mule Deer hunter, you've likely heard of Unit 2B in New Mexico with more Boone and Crocket entries than any other unit in the state, and the biggest tipping the scale at over 300" non-typical mule deer. Jicarilla Ranch is perfectly situated in the tall ponderosa and spruce with great cover on the hillsides and plenty of feed and water throughout. As the sun sets, you'll see this country come alive right from the porch of the picturesque cabin. This New Mexico hunting ranch has been a haven as the animals put on a show nearly every night in the meadow. Elk hunting is phenomenal, with bulls scoring over 350 up to 380 taken each year. The ranch house is a 3-bedroom, 1 bathroom stucco cabin with all the amenities of a home, and offers amazing views right from your living room. Jicarilla Ranch is about a 10-minute drive off a paved road, in Dulce, New Mexico, so you can enjoy all the seasons. The ranch sits at 7,100 ft elevation and is surrounded by over 152,000 acres of Carson National Forest. Call today for a qualified showing.
$1,444,000  •  152 acres
Jarosa Creek Ranch is an exceptionally diverse property located near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The ranch is comprised of 152± acres with both sides of Coyote Creek and Jarosa Creek giving the ranch over .5± miles of live water creating a mecca for wildlife from the confluence of both creeks creating a superior water source. The creek bottom and sub-irrigated meadows have the ideal mix of native grasses and alfalfa. In addition to the expansive creek bottom, this property includes a dryland agricultural field, native grasses, and a large pond. This diverse ecosystem attracts wildlife from all over and provides the perfect habitat for them to grow in both quality and quantity. To sustain this ecosystem the ranch has water rights for proper irrigation of 15 acres of land. Water rights are for domestic use, and for watering of livestock. Located in Game Management Unit 46, this unit is well known for producing quality elk with the genetics and phenomenal feed that this property and area offers with the solitude to grow mature bulls. Jarosa Creek Ranch has irrigated fields that hold elk year-round. The ranch qualifies for several landowner tags. Other species found on the ranch include elk, Mule deer, bobcat, mountain lion, and waterfowl. Fishing on the ranch is created by two creeks that meander the property. The ranch also has stocked ponds making great fishing experiences for the young anglers in the family. Fish species on the ranch include Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. The ranch offers incredible scenery throughout the year with abundant wildflowers and beautiful fall foliage throughout this small valley. A small home is located on the property, currently without plumbing, but opportunities abound with this little diamond in the rough. The ranch is nicely located 8 miles from downtown Angel Fire, you can be on the ranch within minutes of landing at Colfax County FBO (airport). This 152± acre ranch is in the heart of everything recreation from ATVing, snowmobiling, bike riding, and some of the best skiing around, "Angel Fire Ski Area," is just a 10-minute drive. Angel Fire offers many amenities, including restaurants, retail shopping, hardware stores, hotels, and amazing restaurants. Call M4 Ranch Group for a tour of this magnificent property.
$1,543,000  •  2,115.24 acres
This vast piece of property with deep canyons offers you solitude in Northeastern New Mexico. Higgins Canyon comprises 2,115.24± acres, with giant Ponderosas and a mixture of Juniper and Pinyon Pines. The ranch's elevation starts at 5,700 feet and expands up to 6,400 feet creating deep crevasses with seasonal creeks and springs. Located in game management unit 42, this Northeastern New Mexico ranch for sale qualifies for landowner tags yearly. The 2,115.24± acres of land locks another 1,500± acres of state land and another 20,000± acres in the Sabinoso Wilderness. This wilderness includes big canyon walls and Mesa tops that support grasslands historically known for their expansive cattle ground. Sabinoso Wilderness has elk, deer, and wild turkeys; it is surrounded by private land. Located within about an hour's drive from Las Vegas, New Mexico. Las Vegas has amenities from shopping to great local restaurants. If you were in the market for a picturesque ranch at a phenomenal price, Higgins Canyon Ranch is for you.
$1,999,000  •  1,018 acres
Elk Basin Ranch encompasses 1,018± acres of topography that is relatively gentle for a mountain property making the entire ranch extremely accessible to people/hunters of all ages. The ranch has a conservation easement through Mesa County Land Conservancy, protecting it from developments and preserving the ground for the wildlife. The scrub oak brush provides an excellent source of cover and feed for both deer and Black Bear. The five springs and six water holes help keep the game nearby during the early season hunts. There are also over 11 miles of Jeep/ATV trails throughout the ranch. The elk hunting on the ranch is nothing short of incredible. This region of Colorado is known for its high elk populations offering hunters an excellent chance of harvesting both bull and cow elk. Opportunities to harvest two elk per hunter are possible; unit 421 is classified as a List B unit, which means depending on the season you are hunting, a hunter can harvest an additional antlerless elk. Located in game management unit 421, over-the-counter elk tags are available for archery, 2nd rifle, and 3rd rifle season as well. Elk can be found on the ranch from the early archery season through the late rifle seasons. Mesa County is renowned for HUGE mule deer, and there are 47 documented typical mule deer bucks listed in Boone and Crocket records book! Since the ranch encompasses 1018 acres, it is above the threshold to receive landowner tags through the landowner preference program and draw those highly coveted deer tags yearly. Do not underestimate the trophy potential of the local black bears either! Other species found on the ranch include Merriam turkeys, mountain Lion, coyotes, and bobcats. Elk Basin Ranch is situated on the western slope of Colorado, just outside of the small town of Collbran. The surrounding area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Enjoy downhill skiing at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, camping on the Grand Mesa, fishing in Vega State Reservoir, horseback riding the numerous trails in the area, and of course big game hunting for elk, Mule deer, and bear on your own private hunting retreat. If you’re looking for a Colorado elk hunting ranch, then Elk Basin Ranch is the perfect property for you. Contact M4 Ranch Group to learn more.
$2,000,000  •  1.55 acres
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 1/3 Membership at The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club with a spectacular, fully furnished luxury log home located on 1.55± acres with an additional 1/3 interest in 35± acres of deed-restricted ranch land. The Rocking R Ranch is built within the prestigious shared ranch of The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club. The shared ranch experience gives you the feel of owning a big ranch without the work of a big ranch. The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club controls a great deal of exceptional hunting on both private and public lands. You have access to over 1,376.69± deeded acres of strategically located ranch land, including one of the West’s finest trout fisheries. The club hosts over 3 miles of the world-famous Lake Fork of the Gunnison River as well as 12 fully stocked and active trout lakes. Indulge yourself in western living with private & spectacular views of the mountains, once the filming location of the movie “The Cariboo Trail.” The stunning 3,515± square foot log home with rock accents sits elegantly above the Lake Fork of the Gunnison, providing stunning 360-degree views. Enjoy Colorado sunsets on the covered and open decks and landscaped grounds with a fenced front yard and wood and gravel steps from the front to the back of the home. The main level living has massive windows to take in the incredible rock cliffs and mountains views. Oak hardwood floors, vaulted tongue and groove ceilings, wood stove, and a guest half bath. Flowing from the living area is a large dining area that opens to the kitchen with granite countertops, maple cabinets, and breakfast bar, and a laundry room sits right off the kitchen with views of the river. The large master suite is located on the main level with access to the outside deck boasting its own incredible views, a walk-in closet outfitted with a California Closet system, and a master bath with a jetted soaking tub. Sitting above the living area is a loft office or den with outstanding views, 2 guest bedrooms, and 1 bath. Downstairs is a family media room, 1 guest bedroom, 1 bath, access to a 1 car garage, and a private patio with a spectacular fire pit area. There is plenty of room for toys in the custom 1,768± square foot engineered bi-level 4-car garage. Sitting next to the house and constructed of log & stone, the garage matches the main home and is heated by double upper and lower soapstone wood stoves. Above the top garage is space to add an apartment. Offering miles of river to fish, and a lifetime of outdoor adventure, this is truly a place where family legacies are built. Show up, open the door, fish, hunt, OHV, climb the five 14,000-foot peaks, Lake City Ice Wall, snowmobile, jeep the endless off-road access, or even “just” relax at a cool 70 degrees all summer. The Rocking R Ranch truly has ‘everything’.
$2,999,000  •  1,249 acres
Los Hornos Mountain Ranch is one of the most picturesque pieces of ground in Northern New Mexico. Consisting of two ranches, totaling 1,249.31± acres with various topographies of giant spruce, quaking aspen forests, and mountain meadows. Both ranches are undeveloped, offering tremendous hunting, recreation, and summer grazing opportunities. The larger ranch, totaling 807.05± mountain top acres is home to rolling terrain, heavy timber, spring valleys, and alpine meadows. Three predominant springs coupled with the terrain create great habitat environments for wildlife. Offering two access points from both East and West provides diversity in uses. Elevations on the ranch scale up to 9,200 feet making this high-top mesa mountain acreage optimal in views and privacy for early archery and rifle hunts. The lower acreage offers 442.27± acres with paved access off County Road 518. Old timber growth, big views, and outstanding privacy make up this portion of the ranch. The ranch is embedded with Calvary history and backs up to Carson National Forest on its west border. Carson National Forest is well known for its big canyon walls, mesa tops, and outstanding habitat of grasslands promoting the expansive elk habitat. Located in game management unit 46, the ranch qualifies for landowner tags yearly. The ranch qualifies for the e-plus tag program and gives you the opportunity to hunt any 5 days from September 1st until the end of December. Located north of Mora and south of Angel Fire, New Mexico providing both ease of travel access as well as a limitless recreation out your door. Access from both the historical town of Taos to the slopes of Angel Fire, the ranch offers airports and amenities. You can either shop in comfort, eat at one of the west’s oldest dinners or be on the ski slopes in minutes. If you are in the market for an amazing ranch at a phenomenal price, call us at M4 Ranch Group.
$16,950,000  •  1,023.67 acres
Rare opportunity to own a nationally recognized hunting operation with a proven record of success. The Blue Creek Elk Ranch spans into two counties, the upper ranch and lodge are nestled in the high country between Montrose and Gunnison giving an outstanding alpine setting for hunting and lodging. The lower ranch, located in a much milder climate is near Cedaredge below the Grand Mesa, offering large pastures to grow and cultivate the elk. The lower ranch is made up of years of cumulating property for growing the elk. This is where the operation begins. The lower ranch consists of 7 parcels, encompassing approximately 330± acres. The ranch consists of facilities for maintaining the elk herd, pastures for feeding the herd, water rights, and housing for ranch staff. Most of the lower ranch can be irrigated. 290± acres of the 330± acres are irrigated land all done by underground irrigation system and above ground gated pipe. Some of the best genetics come out of the ranch with the heaviest mass of any elk herd in North America as well as very wide bulls. Blue Creek Elk Ranch’s upper ranch is one of the most beautiful ranches in Colorado. The ranch’s diverse topography offers lakes, streams, Blue Spruce Pine, Douglas Fir Pine, White Spruce, quaking Aspen strands, high mountain alpine sage, and high mountain meadows all contributing to the growth of the trophy elk herds. The ranch sits at elevations of 7,800 to 9,600 feet, but at mostly level terrain. The upper ranch has its own water rights totaling 1.65± cfs. The hunting lodge is in the beautiful mountain area of Arrowhead. The lodge is not your typical hunting lodge, it’s a beautifully finished out 7-bedroom, 7- bathroom log masterpiece with two kitchens, huge main living area with stone fireplace, wood flooring, tongue and groove, stunning metal and rock details, private decks and porches, and stunning mountain themed furnishings throughout. The hunting is phenomenal, not only shown by its success but also by the testimonials of its hunters. The trophy elk hunts at the ranch start at around 350-inch bulls with the majority in the 375-450 range with bulls in the 500–650-inch range taken every year. During the fall elk rut, the elk herds can be found feeding in the big open mountain parks in the evenings and in the more secluded meadows in the mornings then moving into the dark timber for the middle of the day. Hearing bull elk bugle back in the dark timber and calling bulls in during the elk rut is one of the most amazing hunting experiences that there is in all elk hunting. As the aspen trees on the ranch turn golden yellow, signaling fall, you can start to hear the ringing of elk bulges all over the ranch. With the high density of bull elk on the ranch, the elk bugles can be heard continually throughout the ranch during September and October. With a high bull to cow ratio and monster 400 inch plus typical bulls throughout the ranch, it is an amazing sight to see during the fall elk rut. With the beautiful scenery and vast numbers of elk, there is no place with a better setting to be hunting trophy elk than the Blue Creek Elk Ranch. The ranch has been owned by one family for the last 20 plus years. Its success comes from the passion and respect that the ranch gives back to the mountains. Imagine seeing over 100 head of elk each day of hunting with 30+ bulls mixed in, cool mountain air, the wind blowing through the pine trees and elk bugling everywhere. The ranch encompasses one of the most beautiful hunting areas in Colorado, making this turnkey profitable hunting operation a must see!
$3,499,000  •  574 acres
The Rio River Ranch encompasses 574± Acres and is surrounded by epic views. This Del Norte real estate and land for sale is nestled in the mountain valleys of the San Luis Valley. Situated along 2600± feet of gold medal trophy trout waters of the Rio Grande River. The Rio River Ranch has an abundance of water, with 1.05 C.F.S. of senior water rights and 42.81± C.F.S. of junior water rights. It has two center pivot irrigation systems that provide water for approximately 260± acres with hay production, and another 30± acres sub-irrigated by river bottom. There are fertile meadows and dramatic rock bluffs framed by the Rocky Mountains in all directions. Numerous ponds are home to migrating geese and duck populations. This Del Norte real estate and land for sale provides a home to deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, and occasional bears, lynx, and fox as well as many other wildlife species. The ranch is entirely located in Wildlife Management draw unit 79 for which landowner vouchers may be applied for. Located within 10 minutes of the Rio Grande Club Championship 18-hole golf course, and a short 17 miles to Wolf Creek Ski area for the most champagne powder in the state. Trophy fishing and hunting on the ranch, and public lands are within minutes in any direction. Improvements on this Del Norte real estate and land for sale include two homes on the property for a total of over 5,700± square feet of living space. One of the homes is currently receiving rental income. In addition, there is a large shop, hay barn, corrals, grain bins, sheds, and the property is fenced and cross fenced. The ranch is a rare and incredible piece of land for sale in Southwestern Colorado!
$629,000  •  251.62 acres
Located on County Road 25 in the Willow Creek Drainage area sits 252± acres known as the Slater Ranch. The ranch is comprised of 6 surveyed buildable parcels of rolling hills with aspens, pines, and sage. One of the prime building sites sits at 9,000 feet giving you stunning views of the West Elks to the North, Mount Stewart, San Luis, Baldy Alto and the Powderhorns to the south. An excellent well, electricity, and a storage shed are in place. The ranch has good cell phone reception. Road accesses to the north and south of the ranch are within ½ mile of year-round maintained roads. There are also two other access points to the ranch just as accessible but underdeveloped. The ranch is within the borders of the highly desirable Game Management Unit 66. The property provides a home for Mule deer, migrating elk, and much more wildlife for excellent viewing opportunities. Recreational opportunities are boundless on and near the ranch, fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Cebolla Creek, and Lake Fork of the Gunnison, hiking, biking, ATVing, and horseback riding right from the property or nearby. It’s truly a private outdoor sporting paradise. The towns of Gunnison, Montrose, and Lake City are near for amenities and shopping needs.
$600,000  •  160 acres
Valley View Ranch Acreage is in the highly sought-after Cherry Creek Valley in La Plata County, Colorado. This 160± acre parcel has direct access off Colorado State Highway 160 at the top of Mancos Hill. The property is an easy commute to Durango, Mancos, Dolores, and Cortez. The topography of Ponderosa pines, Oak brush, and pasture make this property an outstanding place to find elk, mule deer, bear, and turkey. Its name Valley View Ranch Acreage comes from its incredible valley views. This unique offering borders BLM, Forest Service, and the neighbor is under a conservation easement protecting three sides from development. No HOA’s, covenants, or deed restrictions associated with the property.
$4,999,000  •  680 acres
Courthouse Peak Ranch is a stunning off-grid hunting property. The ranch consists of 680± acres and spans 1.7 miles long and 1 mile wide on the west end. The views off the cabin porch are second to none, with the San Juan Mountains in your face with 10- 13 thousand-foot peaks and Sneffels standing at over 14,000 feet. This ranch has been in the family since it was initially homesteaded back in 1888 and preserved through conservation for future generations. The two-bedroom log cabin with loft can sleep up to 20 people and is the end of the road where no one else can have access and located within two air miles of Cimarron Mountain Club. As you make your way through the ranch, you'll go from the thick oaks that offer tons of feed for the elk, Mule deer, and bears, up to the staggering aspen groves, several creeks, and ponds flowing throughout the property, offering some of the best habitats in the West. Located in Unit 65, this property qualifies for landowner tags annually with two applications in which you could draw several Mule deer tags. Elk is "Over the Counter" for archery second and third seasons. As the season progresses, you'll see several herds throughout the ranch, a main migration of the Cimarron Mountains. Elk hunting on the ranch is nothing short of phenomenal; big bulls up to 350 class have been taken off the ranch. This property is a wildlife sanctuary. Don't discount the bear hunting; several world-class black bears find their way through, with some tipping the scale at over 500 pounds. Courthouse Peak Ranch is located between Montrose and Ridgway, Colorado, which offers excellent amenities from the regional airport with flights to Denver, Dallas, and Houston daily, hospital, and all the shopping you could desire. Call us today for a tour of this fantastic property.
$12,495,000  •  35 acres
The Red Bridge Ranch Estate is an outstanding 35± acre luxury estate nestled in the Animas Valley near the quintessential mountain town of Durango, Colorado. The area is steeped in history from ancestors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Utes, and the Spanish conquistadors. The 19th century brought ranching and agriculture back along with modern movie making such as the 1969 western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. The owners paid tribute to the history of the valley in planning and building the Red Bridge Ranch Estate. No expense was spared in the design of the estate and its grounds. A powerful team of designers took their individual specialties to the limit. The home has been featured in Luxe Interior Design, praising its ability to merge outdoor and indoor living, quoting, “Colorado home puts a vivid spin on Western Style”. Architect Adam Garner described the home this way: “A 40-acre family compound in the Animas River Valley, this sprawling mountain modern lodge is located along the edge of a Creek. Designed for indoor-outdoor living the home has grand entertaining spaces, multiple access points to the many covered porches and terraces. The central great room has high vaulted ceilings with tall windows and a locally sourced stone fireplace. A loft overlooks this space and serves as the entrance to three upper floor en-suite bedrooms with elevator access. Although grand in scale, there are also many smaller, intimate spaces to feel at home, a cozy den and lounge area, and an informal breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen. The master suite is a secluded retreat on the main floor with its own covered porch and lavish master spa with views of the mountains beyond. The Saloon has a vaulted ceiling, a river rock fireplace, and an old west-style bar. A self-contained caretaker’s cottage is located over the four-car garage and has convenient, secure access to the main house through the service wing. The homes take advantage of the views, setting, and proximity to the canal…a true retreat. The outdoors also played a strong role in the design–it’s ever-present through 16 sets of glass doors and folding walls that open to porches, patios, balconies and covered living areas. “There are a lot of ways to get outside. This house really lends itself to an open flow,” Gardner says, adding that the dwelling’s outstretched wings establish a dialogue between indoor and outdoor space. “The wings pull you in and draw you out,” he explains”. Landscape designer Lorain McGlothlin, in turn, built walkways that encircle the house through stacked-stone beds planted with deer and elk resistant perennials such as lavender and coneflower, mixed with shrubs and aspen trees. Interior designer Julie Massucco Kliener took her designs from the incredible sunrises and sunsets and the owners' love for colors along with incorporating the region’s wild west mindset and Native American spirit. The exterior attributes of the estate are just as stunning as the home. You enter the ranch over a red bridge, thus the name, and go down a tree-lined drive opening to a beautiful estate. Giant cottonwoods, running water, numerous ponds, fencing, impressive horse barn with indoor stalls, living quarters above, and exercise area with stunning views of the estate. There are numerous outdoor living areas to enjoy, a firepit, and a tennis court with a viewing deck. The land is filled with the sounds of nature. You may hear a bugling bull elk from the significant elk herd that calls the ranch home, with knee-deep grasses, protected benches, and running springs, it is easy to understand why. The ranch has .25cfs of water rights out of the Ambold Ditch No. 2 for irrigation, recreation, piscatorial, and filling of ponds. Red Bridge Ranch Estate pays respect to its old west roots and comfortably lays in a modern contemporary ranch house blended with landscapes of ranch life and modern amenities, giving a perfect tranquil lifestyle.
$2,795,000  •  44.36 acres
Mountain River Retreat is a very rare find in the alpine west, comprised of 44.36± acres located near Lake City, Colorado in Hinsdale County, said to be “the most remote county in the lower 48 states.” The front door is a short jump to Lake San Cristobal, the state’s second largest natural lake. The property has year-round access off what is said to be the west’s “most scenic byway’, The Alpine Loop. Nestled in the Lake Fork River Valley with direct access to three renowned 4wd mountain passes; Cinnamon, Engineer, and Stoney Pass, as well as the historic ghost towns of Sherman, Animas Forks, and Carson townsites. The virtually unlimited trails in the immediate area provide direct access to the mountain west’s spectacular assets. Fronted by 34,000± acres of the wilderness study area and backed by over 2,000,000 acres of public lands, the lifetime of adventure is literally out the front and back door. The property backs up to public land which includes a gorgeous section of the Lake Fork River and a crystal-clear fishing pond. The home is nestled in the trees with plenty of deck space and inspiring, awesome views. The front deck over the entryway is partially covered with views of the sprawling wooded areas. The back deck overlooks a magnificent valley and pond. The 2,338± square foot Swedish Log Cope Cabin is in the perfect location, from the extreme privacy overlooking 14,000-foot peaks to the Lake Fork River running through. The home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, which includes 2 owner suites. The large logs give the cabin the presence of a grand mountain retreat. The living and kitchen are open to each other with both offering large windows to bring the forest up close giving you a true mountain experience. The property offers a private trout lake and is accented with aspens, pines, cottonwoods. The mountain meadow off the front deck is continuously home to Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Beavers, Bears, and Mountain Lions. The best terms that describe this mountain paradise are privacy, views, live water, and wildlife.
$745,000  •  64.45 acres
Sitting 22 miles east of Montrose, Colorado near Blue Mesa Reservoir is the Little Cimarron Ranch. The Little Cimarron Creek transverses throughout the ranch’s borders. Encompassing 65± acres with a varied topography of meadowed bottoms, giant old-growth cottonwoods, and pine trees. Utilities are near, well and septic are required. Offering year-round access, up to 4 building envelopes, and tremendous views of the Big Blue Wilderness Area. The Cimarron, CO land for sale has been replated for a 4-lot subdivision or could be left as a stand-alone ranch. Convenient to endless ATV trails, whitewater kayaking, boating, and fishing. Owner financing available to qualified buyers.
$16,000,000  •  2,214.58 acres
Introducing 2,214.58± meticulous kept acreage, bordering 6,200± acres of USFS lands, 600± acres of habitat enhancement, 9± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, 31± miles of secondary roads, erosion mitigation, no conservation easement, seasonal senior water rights, stunning wildlife, and an exceptional luxury estate creates a ranch offering rarely seen in the ranching world, this is “Taylor Canyon Ranch”. Pagosa Springs, Colorado, located in Archuleta County is steeped in western history, starting with its name Pagosa (a Ute word meaning “healing or boiling water”). In the 1970’s Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County became a haven for land developers. The county offered what hungry land seekers wanted, panoramas of mountains, forest, streams, and large open acreage. Taylor Canyon Ranch encompasses 2,215± deeded acres of exceptional well-maintained land. The ranch has 600± acres under habitat enhancement with exceptional restoration work, totaling over 30 years of aggressive efforts. An estimated 10,000 stumps have been removed from turn of the century clear cuts. Washout and erosion points have been mitigated on a huge portion of the ranch. These efforts have paid off creating a national park-like setting, attracting an abundance of different wildlife making the ranch their home. Hundreds of resident elk, mule deer, and turkey can be found throughout the ranch. Also, some black bear, mountain lion, and eagles. The ranch’s topography is made up of varying elevations from 6,800 ft. to almost 8,000 ft. This sprawling ranch gives you an accumulation of meadows, forests, ponds, and springs. There are 11.5 cfs of senior seasonal water rights, 9± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, and 31± miles of secondary roads. Picnic tables and fire pits have been strategically placed throughout the ranch to enjoy picnics and barbeques while capturing stunning mountain sunsets and sunrise views. Ten different mountain peaks can be seen from within the ranch borders with elevations ranging from 11,289 to 12,769 feet, which is spectacular. The ranch borders 6,200± acres of USFS lands, is in GMU 771, has no conservation easement, is fenced on three sides, and is under Ag status with the forestry program: all attributes of an outstanding Colorado ranch property. Improvements on Taylor Canyon Ranch include a unique luxury 10,308± square foot main home. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an apartment with its own entrance, several living areas, an office, a theater room, and a large second-floor balcony. The home is serviced by underground utilities, including a 6-inch waterline, which is a rarity on a mountain property. With too many upgrades on this home to list, a home tour is a must. The ranch offers two additional homes and a large workshop. Taylor Canyon Ranch is a short 15 minutes from Pagosa Springs. Pagosa Springs offers shopping, restaurants, an airport, a hospital, and its famous hot springs. Wolf Creek Ski Area is located 31± miles from Pagosa Springs, offering some of the largest snow totals in the state. South of the ranch is the New Mexico border and Navajo State Park, providing a lake experience for great fishing and water sports. The whole area is filled with outdoor activities to enjoy. Call M4 Ranch Group today and let them help you with your dream of owning a Colorado ranch. Start your legacy today.
$2,600,000  •  206 acres
Bull Basin Ranch sits in the world-renowned recreational hub of Mesa County Colorado, home to almost every western recreational opportunity the mountains and deserts of America have to offer. From your backyard, you have the Grand Mesa paradise with both winter and summer recreation hosting hundreds of alpine lakes, miles of trails, and excellent big game hunting. The ranch encompasses 206± acres with varying terrain. Timbered ridges, oak brush flats, three lakes, 8.39 cfs of water rights, 23.2-acre-feet of storage rights, and an off-grid cabin make Bull Basin Ranch the perfect end of the road mountain retreat property. The cabin is 2,310± square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. It can accommodate up to 14 comfortably. The cabin is on propane with a generator, although electricity can be brought to the property. The lower level of the cabin has a nice living area with a wood stove, kitchen, den, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and has access to a covered wrap-around porch and upper deck stairs. The upper level has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living area with a wood stove, and access to a large deck. The property also has a 3-car garage to hold all your mountain toys and is set up for horses with a corral and stables. A well-placed fire pit area with seating is placed in front of the cabin to enjoy the gorgeous views and starry skies. Bull Basin Ranch is located in Big Game Unit 421, which is comprised of 317,125± acres, and the ranch is backed into USFS public lands in the Grand Mesa National Forest totaling 247,124± acres. Bull Basin Ranch is located approximately an hour from Grand Junction and 30 minutes from Powderhorn Ski Resort.
$2,899,000  •  2,042 acres
Mesa Verde Ranch encompasses 7,217± acres; 2,042± deeded acres, 4,700± BLM leased acres, and 475± state leased acres. For the size and price point, Mesa Verde Ranch offers the avid outdoors enthusiast hunting opportunities like no other ranch on the market today. The ranch is ideally located in Southwest Colorado. The ranch has several sources of water, such as seasonal ponds. The property boasts prime deer, elk, and bear habitat. With minimal public ground, relatively mild winters, excellent genetics, good feed, and water sources, it is no wonder why there are so many trophy caliber animals in the immediate area. The Southwest Colorado elk hunting ranch offers potential income in areas of grazing leases, hunting leases, and conservation. Mesa Verde Ranch offers excellent hunting opportunities for deer, elk, turkey, and bear from the beginning of archery season through the last rifle season. There is an excellent mix of cover, meadows, topography, and water sources, which makes this property the perfect sanctuary for wildlife. Located in Game Management Unit 73, which is renowned for big elk and mule deer, the ranch qualifies for the LPP (landowner preference program) for mule deer vouchers, it has several OTC (over-the-counter) options for elk licenses too. Mesa Verde Ranch is one of the best mule deer hunting properties in the state, every year as fall and winter sets in it pushes these giant monarchs out of the national park right through the property. The ranch consists of mountainous land that spans from the valley floor and climbs up to nearly bordering Mesa Verde National Park. The massive landscape blocks public access to 4,700± more acres of public hunting, where only two other ranches can access it. Mesa Verde National Park grows giants with over 53,000 acres of no hunting pressure, which has the perfect habitat to grow those monster muleys. Unit 73 is a mecca for giant elk and Mule Deer, with the agriculture and high-country ground being the hub for growing those giant antlers. With easy access to Cortez for all its amenities, Mesa Verde Ranch checks all the boxes. Contact M4 Ranch Group today to learn more about this Southwest Colorado elk hunting ranch.
$9,950,000  •  8,200 acres
The Suckla Ranch is a true cowboy cattle operation ranch. Located in Disappointment Valley in Southwest Colorado, about 65 miles from Telluride, Colorado. The ranch is strategically placed throughout its 8,200± deeded acres and its 81,133± leased acres of forest service and BLM land, making for a highly successful operation. The ranch holds the sole permits on the forest service and BLM acreage, which is a rarity and asset to the ranch operations. The ranch’s vast acreage is made up of various topographies giving way to good winter and summer operating climates. It is approximately 15 miles from the winter camp in Disappointment Valley to the summer camp on the Glades, San Juan National Forest. The cattle are trailed to summer and winter range but never leave the ranch property, so no trucking is ever needed. The operations of the ranch have been skillfully thought out, leading to 60 years of good ranching. The calves are processed on the winter range when they come off the summer permit then weighed on the ranch scales and shipped out or weaned. If you choose to wean the calves there is a weaning fence between the fields, creating less stress on the calves. The ranch can be run by two good hands and occasional day help, making the cost per head much lower than most ranching operations. The corral work is done at a central location from branding in the spring to weighing and shipping calves in the fall. The acreage includes some irrigated land. The irrigated land surrounding the corrals is critical in this operation. The water comes from Disappointment Creek and is good until early July, giving the ranch one cutting of hay, approximately 300 round bales, and good pasture for the fall. The ranch is comprised of enough acreage that you never have to feed cows as there is enough pasture to graze. Improvements are spread throughout the ranch and leased acreage. The headquarters is in the valley, consisting of a 2,808± square foot ranch house, full RV hookup, 30 x 40 Quonset Shop, 40 x 50 workshop, 84 x 90 combination hay shed – equipment shed – calving stall – tack room, a full set of working corrals, and a pond filled with a good working well. At the working facilities for cattle and the hay fields, improvements in place are a 12 x 20 workers cabin/cook shack, certified set of scales, hydraulic chute, and calf table. In the mountain section of the ranch is a line camp with a 12 x 20 cabin. On the forest permit section of the ranch, where summer operations take place is a 1,326± square foot cabin, and the cabin is privately owned. Additionally, there is a bunkhouse, tack shed, and corrals. Other than the incredible cattle operation of the ranch that is already in place, the ranch offers other opportunities for growth and development. Located in Game Management Units 70 & 711, the ranch has a multitude of wildlife including mule deer, elk, bears, mountain lions, antelope, mountain sheep, and turkey. It also has bald eagles and wild horses for great viewing experiences. Giving way to other income operations such as hunting and recreational ventures. Recreational opportunities around the ranch are plentiful. The Dolores River is nearby, Telluride is 65 miles away with festivals in the summer and world-class skiing in the winter, Canyonlands National Park is not far for hours of hiking and ATVing. The sweet spot of the ranch is the very private setting, a cowboy way of life. Call M4 Ranch Group today for your private showing.
$4,500,000  •  713.52 acres
Pitman Cherry Creek Ranch consists of 713.52± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased land and is backed into over 2,100± limited access BLM public acres. The ranch is nestled in Cherry Creek basin and sits beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. With 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, the ranch is benefited by both irrigation and recreation water rights. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is reportedly the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango, Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year-round access, located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with a roping arena and great horse pasture. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat; terrain, water, and feed providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk and Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Ski Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The Ranch is greatly benefited by its proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure, city amenities like great restaurants, theatre’s, medical care, shopping, and regional airport access.
$1,250,000  •  36 acres
THENDARA – A Native American word for “Gathering Place”. The Thendara Estate is a spectacular 6,706± square foot contemporary home with a detached 3 car garage on 36± acres. The beautiful acreage has diverse topographies, fantastic views, seclusion, lots of wildlife, and easy access to State Highway 50. Located in Southwest Colorado near the Curecanti National Recreation Area, midway between Gunnison and Montrose, Colorado. A short distance from Blue Mesa Lake and Marina, and the entrance to the Black Canyon National Park. The well-designed home lives up to its name “Gathering Place.” Four levels of room to gather, with several entertaining areas and many decks to enjoy the fantastic views and mountain air. We will start with the walk-out basement with its own covered deck. Home to a giant bunkroom, game area, living area, guest bedroom, a full bathroom, and lots of storage areas. Next up is the main floor with tons of entertaining space, a large kitchen, two large eating bars, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, covered deck and hot tub area, and a screened-in deck. The third floor is home to 4 bedrooms with their own ensuites, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, and of course, its own deck. The top floor is set up for two office studios, one bathroom, several storage areas, and top floor views to die for. The exterior of the home has low maintenance vinyl siding, natural landscaping, and a large firepit to enjoy marshmallows and star-filled nights. The detached 3 car garage has room to store all your toys. The Thendara is centrally located for easy day trips to take in many outdoor adventures like fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, 4×4 trails, hiking, biking, local town festivals, wineries, and unique Colorado shopping destinations. Lots of opportunities for this “Gathering Place.” Let your imagination take over, and your dreams come true. Schedule a showing today.
$11,970,000  •  1,582.98 acres
The mighty Rio Grande River is the heart and soul of the Flying W Ranch. This Colorado “River Mountain Ranch” is an exclusive one-of-a-kind property located in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The ranch sits on the western edge of the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine valley in the world. A rarity for river ranches, this ranch includes acreage along both sides of the Rio Grande River. Internal access to both the north and south banks of the river is achieved by way of a unique single-lane steel truss bridge that was formerly a Rio Grande County bridge. Including more than two and one-half (2.5) river miles of the Rio Grande River and more than one and one-half (1.5) creek miles of Pinos Creek, this ranch is a recreational water paradise. The entire 2.5 miles of the Rio Grande River are classified as Colorado Gold Medal Waters by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, a designation for trophy trout waters. Less than 4% of all rivers and streams in Colorado have achieved this lofty Gold Medal status. One of the most unique attributes of the river throughout the ranch is the lake effect section, consisting of over one-half (1/2) mile of the river located along the lower section of the river corridor. This lake effect on the flowing Rio Grande River is caused by the Rio Grande Canal dam/diversion, located just below the lower river corridor property boundary, which holds back the entire width of the river. This provides the opportunity to paddle and row both upstream and downstream due to the slower moving water. Big water! The mighty Rio Grande River flowing through the Flying W Ranch contains the highest river flows of any section of the Rio Grande River in Colorado. The Rio Grande River is the 3rd longest river with headwaters in the United States and is the 20th longest river in the world. This “Grande River” has its headwaters above the Flying W Ranch along the continental divide and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive riparian ecosystem along the river corridor provides the abundant habitat biodiversity needed for aquatic, wildlife, fish and woodland habitats. An abundance of trophy trout along with a multitude of wildlife species are found throughout the ranch. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope can often be found grazing or bedded on the ranch. Both bald eagles and golden eagles soar year-round on the ranch along with red-tailed hawks. Other raptors can be viewed seasonally. In the spring, after the snow and ice melt, waterfowl return to nest and hatch their young along the river, creek, slough, and pond waterways. The ranch experiences an annual return of the great blue heron to its rookery located on the lower ranch with over 50 returning blue herons nesting in the cottonwoods along the river. Ducks and geese return to the ranch in significant numbers along with a myriad of small bird species. Spring and fall migrations also provide for the occasional glimpse of both sandhill cranes and great white pelicans. Occasional moose, elk, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx and other species of both big and small game pass through the ranch as well. Abundant surface water rights provide for irrigation of more than 600± acres and provide more than 500± acre-feet of consumptive use water rights. The ranch has more than 15 CFS of surface water rights, of which more than 6 CFS are senior water rights. These priority water rights assure that irrigation water will be available during the entire growing season.
M4 Ranch Group

Dan & Michael Murphy
201 Gunnison Ave
Lake City, CO 81235

Office: 970-944-4444
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