North Mountain Ranch is 3,778.49± deeded acres located in San Miguel County, 31± miles west of Telluride and 12± miles southwest of Norwood, Colorado, and sits near the north boundary of the Mckenna Peak Wilderness Area. Located in GMU 70, North Mountain Ranch may be one of the strongest elk hunting ranches M4 Ranch Group has had the opportunity to market. The unit is comprised of 871,086 acres of which are 30% private, 70% public, 16% USFS, 49% BLM, and 5% state lands. The ranch qualifies and is in the landowner participation program. The ranch’s large tract of deeded acres is fronted by Dry Creek State Wildlife Area, totaling over 2,220± acres. The ranch is not under conservation easement, though it is fronted by lands that are protected from future development being under conservation easements. North Mountain Ranch is home to 9 distinct drainages, numerous ponds, and lakes. There is a spectacular variety of terrain and fauna, from the cool wetland bottoms to the lush aspen forest, and protein-rich oak brush all make this ranch the perfect home to very large numbers of elk. There are substantial elk populations that reside on the ranch throughout the summer and fall months. Offering year-round access with size, terrain, and habitat as well as an exceptional hunting lodge with 4-bedrooms 3-bathrooms, built-in 2016 coupled with a 36’X45’ equipment accessories barn, equipped with a walk-in cooler. While the ranch has direct electricity, it is greatly enhanced with a new substantial solar system and a 1,500-gallon spring-fed cistern with direct gravity feed water pressurizing the home to 40 psi with no pumps. Recreational access to Southwest Colorado out of North Mountain Ranch is exceptional. There are miles of 4wd trails into the San Juan National Forest, and outstanding fishing for Rainbow, Cutbows, Browns, and Snake River Cutthroat trout, as well as an exceptional Colorado Crawfish population, can be found in the neighboring 405± acres of Miramonte Reservoir. Just a short drive from the ranch is Telluride, Colorado. Telluride Ski Resort has been a top-ranking ski destination in North America for many years. Along with its outstanding skiing is the quaint town itself with great restaurants and shops. Telluride is a year-round destination with festivals and events throughout the year.