Joseph Burns


As a young boy Joey grew up on a Hay farm in Arizona where he worked with his family on Burns Brothers Farms. He later attended Olivet Nazarene University where he played football and graduated with a degree in business and communications. He returned to the family farm and married his childhood sweetheart Michelle. In 1994 they left their family and friends to start new lives in western Colorado, where Joey began to sell ranch real estate. As their lives began to change so did their family. They were blessed with five children; Brayden, Brittany, Bryce, Landen and Luke, who have been home schooled. Joey progressed in the real estate community and became the proud owner of Lone Eagle Land Brokerage. His business continued to expand as Joey introduced a mapping and aerial photography company known as Land Information Systems. In addition to selling real estate Joey has had a call for missions. He has enjoyed leading philanthropic adventures to Nicaragua, Brazil and Ecuador. Joey is also the chairman of the board for Samaritan Aviation, a medical mission based in Papua New Guinea. Joey loves his work as a real estate broker, business owner and Father, and it is his goal to treat his clients with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
$4,755,000  •  528 acres
Thirty minutes from downtown Montrose and tucked within the Cornerstone golf community is this stunning 528-acre preserve. Colorado’s San Juan Mountains tower above the ranch’s rolling hills, grass meadows and ponderosa pines. Manicured oak forests are interspersed between spring-fed ponds and outcroppings of sandstone bedrock. Servicing the entire ranch are graveled roads constructed with native rock. This phenomenal internal road system, coupled with strategic vegetation management and developed surface water, is reminiscent of an African safari transposed into southwestern Colorado. The Preserve at Cornerstone is well located between Montrose and Telluride, Colorado, and features paved/gravel road access with readily available utilities. The property is teeming with wildlife and provides a gentleman’s hunt within golf cart distance of a Greg Norman course. From summer pasture to fall hunting, spring golf and legacy building sites, The Preserve at Cornerstone has it all!
$1,495,000  •  36 acres
Income producing, 36-acre, trout farm- just minutes outside of Montrose, Colorado! Unlike other commodities, pisciculture offers large-scale production on small acreage. The Silver Springs Trout Farm is an ideal operation. Productive springs provide the property with first use water, promoting healthy fish and reducing disease. From the onsite hatchery to the fingerling tanks, fish runs, shops, and water management system, the enterprise is well thought out and maintained. The charming, 2,460 SQFT manager’s home has undergone multiple updates. With all the major renovations completed, all that remains is personal touches. Much of remaining property is sub-irrigated pasture that has already been fenced and is ready for livestock. With a prosperous business, charming home, low maintenance pasture, and three recreational ponds, the Silver Springs Trout Farm is perfect for developing fish, family, or a diversified portfolio!
$13,500,000  •  4,269 acres
The North Fork Valley Ranch consists of 4,269 +/- acres (per 2019 survey), 90 miles from Aspen, 50 miles from commercial air service in Montrose, and 5 miles north of Paonia, Colorado. Surrounded by public land on three sides, the ranch is well protected while retaining year-round, county road access. The property also boasts fantastic deer, elk, and bear hunting with over-the-counter elk tags available. To improve suitability for livestock operations, over 16.5 miles of new fence has been constructed since 2017. Two cabins with domestic water rights, telephone, and generators provide lodging. The main cabin has been completely refurbished and is quite comfortable. Additional building sites have power available and overlook the West Elk, Ragged, and San Juan Mountain Ranges. The ranch features year-round live water with approximately 50 ponds having been reworked, redug, or created. The property is vegetatively diverse with Gambel Oak and open meadows interspersed amongst mature aspens, timber stands, and wetlands. To improve wildlife habitat, over 475 acres of low-lying brush has been cleared and reseeded into highland pasture. The North Fork Valley Ranch has been refurbished, replanted, re-surveyed and fenced as part of a million-dollar vegetation mitigation/improvement project. Nothing has been left undone and this turn-key property is ready to be sold.
$800,000  •  25 acres
For Sale: 71,680 SQFT of fully operational greenhouses off US Hwy 6 & 50, within minutes of Mack, Colorado. In addition to current production space, the Mack Greenhouse complex includes: a 1,637 SQFT building (breakroom, two offices, kitchen, commercial restrooms) and 71,680 SQFT of greenhouses currently under construction. If 143,360 SQFT proves insufficient, twenty-eight more (140’ X 128’) greenhouses could be constructed.
$1,500,000  •  3.95 acres
The Palisade Greenhouse complex offers the growing space and infrastructure required for large-scale production, all bundled within the business-friendly city of Palisade, Colorado. The 100,000 SQFT of greenhouse space is heated by two boilers (primary plus a backup) and cooled through evaporative coolers. The latter is powered by a recent $240,000 electrical upgrade that included 3-phase power. Addition improvements include: a 9,198 SQFT warehouse, strategic fencing, a guard house, and office space. Whether petunias or commercial marijuana, the Palisade Greenhouses only lack a grower.
$3,500,000  •  418 acres
Panoramic views, open meadows, gamble oak and quaking aspen- stepping on to True Grit South brings one into John Wayne’s Iconic 1969 film True Grit. Access to the 418 +/- acre parcel is provided by the Last Dollar Road and a fly-in, fly-out airstrip. Improvements include a 2,197 SQFT hanger with living quarters and two runways. The Duke traveled on horse but you don’t have to! This magnificent property is nestled atop Hasting’s Mesa in Colorado Game Unit 70. With hiking, fishing, and public land nearby, Grit South is an adventure’s fantasy. World class skiing in Telluride, Colorado is only 18 mi away. Montrose, 44 mi to the North, provides big town amenities (including a 10,000’ runway), with small town hospitality. Excellent building sites, stunning views, and a convenient location, True Grit south is well suited to provide true comfort.
$3,350,000  •  203 acres
The Colona Ranch is located just 10 minutes south of Montrose in the direction of Telluride, Ridgway, and Ouray at the intersection of us 550 and County Road 1. The property has multiple points of access off County Road 1 and highway frontage off of 550 giving the ranch high development potential. One of the many highlights of the ranch is its priority water rights. With 13.5 shares of the Agency Ditch the ranch boats the number 1 water right on the Uncompahgre River irrigating 155 lush acres on the 203-acre ranch. With the nearest town of Montrose all the amenities you could ever need like a Wal-Mart Super Center, Target, Natural Grocers, and the largest recreation center in western Colorado. All this while at the gate of the San Juan Mountains to endless recreation. Stunning southern views and Storm King Peak just to the east. This ranch also holds potential for a valuable conservation easement with its prime wintering ground for hundreds of elk and mule deer that can been seen on the ranch in the later winter months. An excellent building site atop a hill overlooking the entire ranch and Colona. This is a ranch you do not want to miss!
$9,600,000  •  374 acres
PRICE REDUCED! True Grit West captures the same iconic American essence John Wayne modeled on this very ranch, in his 1969 cult classic- True Grit. The 374 +/- acre property offers stunning views of the San Juan Mountains and sizable populations of elk and mule deer- all unmolested since the days of covered wagons. This sportsman’s paradise rests in Colorado game unit 70 near some of Colorado’s most pristine hiking and fishing destinations. With a 6,200 SQFT log home (five bed, seven bath, custom home), private or public air transport in Montrose, 40 miles away, and world-renowned skiing in Telluride, 30 miles away, True Grit West presents all the West has to offer, no grit required.
$7,700,000  •  2,258 acres
Located just outside of Placerville, Colorado, right down the road from the iconic ski and resort town of Telluride, is this bountiful 2,258-acre ranch! Right between Lone Cone Peak and Flat Top Peak of the San Juan Mountain range is the outstretched Beaver Mesa. Wilson Mesa Ranch sits right at the base of this mesa, where the mountain ranges level out across lush, green mountain pastures lined with clusters of mature aspens. Views of these ranges are completely unobstructed from the ranch, with white capped peaks towering over dark timber and aspens climbing out from green meadows. Water is life in Colorado, and this ranch obtains plenty of it for irrigation from the Woods Lake reservoir.
$6,203,600  •  1,100 acres
Located 10 miles from the bustling town of Montrose Colorado this 1,100-acre ranch peers over the valley floor atop Bostwick Park. Bordering Hwy. 50 to the south and Bostwick Park Road to the east, the ranch has great access, underground utilities offering tremendous future upside potential.
Eagle Land Brokerage

Joseph Burns
21263 Hwy 550
Montrose, CO 81403

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