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The Porter Ranch—Colorado Legacy Ranch for sale near Aspen & Glenwood Springs
Colorado Trophy Elk and Mule Deer Hunting on GMU 42 Private Ranch
Serous big game hunters will love the hunting opportunities on the Porter Ranch, which is famous for outstanding hunting for elk, trophy mule deer, and bear, as well as turkey and grouse. The ranch is in the heart of Colorado GMU 42, which has been known as one of the top producers of trophy mule deer bucks since the Boone & Crockett club was organized in the late 1880’s by Teddy Roosevelt and his cohorts. In fact, TR stayed in the famous Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs and his guides took him up Alkali Creek to hunt on the Porter Ranch and adjacent properties for mule deer and bear in 1905. The ranch is classic mule deer and elk habitat, with sagebrush and pinyon-juniper forests in the lower elevations and oak brush mixed with aspens at the higher elevations. The ranch provides critical wildlife habitat, as numerous does and fawns can be spotted while touring the ranch, and herds of elk live on the ranch year-round. Bulls scoring up to 360” have been taken on the property, and many bucks scoring 180”-200" have been harvested on the Porter Ranch, including several Boone & Crockett record-book entries scoring between 220-240 inches.
Western Colorado ranch with Large acreage and abundant water rights for sale
Large ranches in the Aspen/Vail/Grand Junction triangle do not often come up for sale, but the Porter Ranch, located just a few miles south of the town of New Castle, is now on the market. The ranch has excellent assets, including 3,526 deeded acres, superior water rights, beautiful year-round climate, irrigated hay meadows, world-class hunting, easy access to I-70 and airports, and a blank slate for future development.
3,526 Deeded Acres
885 Irrigated Acres
1,175 Acre-Feet of Water
Trophy Bull Elk Hunting, Mule Deer, Turkey, Bear, & More
120x50' Hay Shed
80x40' Machine Shop
Manager's Home: 2015 Modular
Pressurized Irrigation Systems
Historic Cattle Ranch
Legendary historic Colorado hunting and cattle ranch is offered for sale
The Porter Ranch is one of the most historic ranches on the Western Slope, as the forebears of the Porter family gathered up a herd of cattle near Denver in 1880 and drove the herd all the way across the mountains to the Grand Valley on a 3-month cattle drive. It was one of the earliest settled ranches on the Western Slope. The Porter Family has held the ranch for the past 5 generations, raising hay, running cattle, and outfitting hunters on the ranch.
Centrally located between Grand Junction, Aspen, Vail, and Glenwood Springs on the I-70 corridor
The Porter Ranch is easily accessed from Exit 105 on I-70, which parallels the Colorado River as it flows through New Castle and then down to Rifle and Grand Junction. From I-70, it is a short 11-minute drive up Alkali Creek, or County Road 312, to the ranch gate. Glenwood Springs, with its famous Hot Springs Pool, Fairy Caves, and tourist attractions, is just 15 minutes further up I-70, and Aspen is a total of 1:15 from the ranch. Vail is 1:17 from the ranch. Grand Junction, with its regional airport, Colorado Mesa University, Country Jam, world-class hospitals, and excellent concert venues, is about 1:25 down I-70 from the ranch gate. There are four different airports in fairly close proximity, including Aspen, Vail (which is actually Gypsum, under an hour from the ranch); Grand Junction; and Rifle airport, which doesn’t have connecting flights, but can land large jets. Rifle airport is less than half an hour from the Porter Ranch.
At 6,000 feet, Porter Ranch is enjoyable year-round.
Many Western ranches are located at high elevation, where heavy snowfall can make life difficult. Winters are long and frozen, involving feeding hay to hungry animals, plowing snow, and waiting for spring. Fall comes too quickly and it’s winter again. With the Porter Ranch headquarters at 6,000 feet in elevation, the ranch has an enjoyable year-round climate. Spring comes earlier, fall arrives later, and the ranch enjoys a long growing season. The upper reaches of the ranch top out at 7,800 feet, so there are zones that have a longer winter, but generally speaking the weather is pleasant on the Porter Ranch.
Water resources on the Porter Ranch for sale—excellent water rights for ranching or future development
As the saying goes in the West, “whiskey’s for drinking; water’s for fighting,” because water is such a precious resource. The Porter Ranch has several different diversion points from local creeks to water the ranch, as well as a large reservoir situated on the top of a ridge overlooking the basin below. Fed by mountain snowmelt, the reservoir holds 1,175 acre feet of water that is entirely dedicated to the ranch. Further, the Porter family installed a network of underground water pipelines to irrigate close to 800 acres of the ranch with gravity-fed pressurized sprinklers, which makes for an easy job of irrigating and results in quality hay production. There are four (4) large center pivots and an array of big gun sprinklers to reach the best areas on the ranch for hay production.
The Porter Ranch is one of the last big ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley with Outstanding future development property.
Growth and development has accelerated in the Aspen corridor and property values are high. The average home price in Carbondale, just 25 miles to the southeast, is over $1,600,000, and Aspen home prices averaged $14 million in 2022. This ranch is basically a blank canvas for development, with high demand in the I-70 corridor for new homesites, especially in a private ranch setting. The ranch has more than adequate water to serve new development, and Garfield County is receptive to new projects. There are literally hundreds of gorgeous homesites on the Porter Ranch, from which there are only a handful of other homes within eyesight.
the Porter Ranch has limited improvements on leaving a blank slate for the new owner
Many Western ranches have been highly improved over the years with improvements that are not necessarily to the taste or function of new ownership. The Porter Ranch has few improvements and those structures on the ranch are utilitarian. Aside from the small historic ranch home, there is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath modular home (built in 2015) that would serve well as a ranch manager’s home; a 40 x 80 machine shop; a 50 x 120 hay barn; and a set of cattle pens. There is no grand lodge or set of cabins or trophy custom home. It is basically a blank slate for a new owner to come in and design the next role for the property.
A Western Ranch with An Outstanding Buy-and-Hold Strategy for the Wise Investor
With its unique combination of assets, the Porter Ranch offers a wise investor a very good buy-and-hold strategy for land banking. Every investor knows that the stock market may not be the best place for their money, and land has appreciated steadily in value over the decades. The development potential of the Porter Ranch cannot be overlooked—it will only appreciate in value. Its water rights alone are worth millions. However, the ranch can serve as a legacy family property for decades to come, hosting family and visitors for vacations, big game hunting, and learning about agriculture, while the development potential is always there.
United Country Colorado Brokers, UC Hunting Properties and UC Ranch Properties combine to offer The Porter Ranch
The Porter Ranch is offered as a team effort by the brokers and agents of United Country Colorado Brokers (UCCB), UC Ranch Properties, and UC Hunting Properties. Loren Williams, Jake Hubbell, ALC, Brooke Snyder, and Gary Hubbell, ALC, are the listing agents for the Porter Ranch. Gary Hubbell is the managing broker, auctioneer, founding member, and Accredited Land Consultant with UCCB. Jake Hubbell, ALC, is a top agent within the United Country franchise system, having sold ranches, hunting land, wineries and vineyards, and farms all across Colorado and Wyoming. Loren Williams is an active hunting outfitter and specializes in selling hunting land, ranches, and outfitting businesses on the Western Slope of Colorado. Brooke Snyder is a granddaughter of the Porter family and is emerging as a top agent in her own right, listing and selling ranches, mountain property, hunting land, and custom homes in Western Colorado. She runs her own herd of Angus cattle with her father, famed outfitter Trent Snyder, and she has guided many hunters on successful elk and mule deer hunts.
Beaver Lake Lodge property consists of 3,000-Acres of Pristine Hunting and Recreation Land with a little over 1-Mile of Lake Frontage on the southern end of Beaver Lake. This Property has been in the same Family for over 100-Years. The Lodge itself was built in 1920. The Lodge and 2-Story Garage/Barn have been Well Maintained over the Years. The Lodge has Updated Electrical & Plumbing and a new Roof. The Garage had the Upper Floor area over the lower level Rebuilt recently and a New Roof. The Lodge is located on the South Shore of Beaver Lake and it's just a very short walk to the water where there’s a nice boat dock with Sandy Lake Frontage great for Swimming and Fishing. This portion of the Property has over 500-Feet of lake frontage.
The Beaver Lake lodge property is in the heart of Northeast Michigan located in the South West part of Alpena County, in Ossineke Township. Neighboring Counties are Alcona, Oscoda, Presque Isle, and Montmorency. Many Large tracts of land remain in this area. The Entire West side of this property borders the famed Turtle Lake Club which is encompasses approximately 26,000-Acres and has been Extensively managed for white tailed deer hunting, bear hunting, etc for many years. Beaver lake Club Shares about a 4-Mile stretch of land with the Turtle Lake Club. Other well-known Hunting Properties include the Edgewood Hunt Club on the northern border, and nearby Doctors Club, the Old Stove Lodge, and the BIB Club.
Outstanding Whitetail Deer Hunting on this diverse property with great Bear Hunting, Turkey, Grouse, Woodcock, and Waterfowl. Beaver Creek has Trout and runs through the property from Beaver Lake. Beaver Lake lodge is one of the largest continuous properties in Northern Lower Michigan. All mineral rights are included for the 3,000 acres. Also included are Mineral Rights for an additional 1,000 acres, as this was originally a 4,000-Acre Property. Oil and gas revenues from the royalties Offer great income for the owners and will be a Great Source of Income to the New Owners.
This property has been managed for Whitetail Deer Hunting and Bear Hunting specifically for many years, with around 50-Food Plots, more than 20-Deer Deer Blind/Stands, a well-groomed Road system throughout the property Allows a standard pick Up Truck to drive nearly the whole Property, a variety of terrain, With Timber, Trout Stream, Lowland, High Ridges, and Open fields, makes spectacular diverse cover for all types of wildlife. Most years only about 25-Deer Hunters at the most have been privileged to hunt this Property, so it defiantly has never been over hunted.
Beaver Lake is Spring Fed, Very Clear, and one of the deepest lakes in the state with a maximum depth of 77-Feet. Boasting a Nice Variety of Fish Species including Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Bluegill, and some Northern Pike. Beaver Lake is also an All Sports Lake so you can enjoy Jet Skis, Water Skiing, Tubing, or Relax on a Pontoon Boat, Canoe or Kayaks.
Northwest Colorado Outfitting Business and Ranch for Sale
The serious investor and recreation provider should take note, Tel and Ashlie Gates are offering River’s Bend Outfitting business and their ranch for sale. Located on 70 acres southeast of Meeker, Colorado on the banks of the world-famous White River, the ranch is the home base of a thriving and beautifully run outfitting business. River’s Bend is known for offering outstanding hunting experiences for wilderness elk, mule deer, Shiras moose, bighorn sheep, and bear, as well as fly-fishing expeditions on the famous South Fork of the White River. The business has 15 wilderness camps and is booked for 200 hunters a year for three years in advance.
Two historic homes come with this 70-acre Colorado ranch for sale
Situated at the end of a well-maintained gravel county road, about a mile from a paved road and 8 miles southeast of Meeker in northwest Colorado, the ranch has 70 acres, almost all of it irrigated, and bordered on the east by the White River. Built in 1904, the main house has been added onto a couple of times so that it now comprises over 3,600 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. It has a large south-facing living room with vaulted ceilings and enough wall space for many trophy game mounts. Adjacent to the main house is a wrangler’s bunkhouse, a fairly simple home with 2 bedrooms, a bath, and kitchen. Additionally, there is a small wrangler’s cabin that can bunk 4 people with no bathroom or kitchen.
Ranch with White River frontage has excellent horse improvements
The River’s Bend Ranch is set up to efficiently gather, saddle, and transport over 100 horses. While the pasture is set in the riverbottom and provides lush grazing for the horses, the barns are located on a bench above the pasture. The wranglers push the horses into a set of well-built pipe corrals, where they can select the horses for the day’s work. Saddles and tack are stored in three different metal storage containers, which is important because they can be sealed tight against mice and packrats. Roof trusses are bridged between the storage containers to make an excellent shelter to saddle horses out of the elements, whereupon the horses are loaded into waiting horse trailers to head to the trailhead. It is an incredibly efficient system that can handle the large volume of business accomplished by this endeavor.
70 head of horses, tack, camp equipment, trucks, trailers, & bookings
This business is well set up and ready to operate the first day a new owner takes over. It has all the tack and equipment necessary to take out up to 200 hunters a year, with a complete set of riding saddles, packsaddles, halters, bridles, saddle blankets, panniers, tents, camp gear, and even four diesel trucks and large horse trailers. The business is offered with 70 head of livestock—52 horses and 18 mules—that are well conditioned, well trained, and know the job. Most of these animals were raised on the ranch by Tel and Ashlie Gates. Many are stout draft cross horses that can carry large people into the mountains and back.
Colorado GMU 24 Outfitting Business for Sale in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area
River’s Bend Outfitting operates in the famous Flattops Wilderness Area in northwest Colorado, which is home to the largest elk herd in North America. The business owns US Forest Service Special Use Permits in Colorado GMU 24 to hunt on almost 300,000 acres of stunning wilderness that is known for spectacular elk and mule deer hunting. River’s Bend has permits for 15 different camps that are accessed from four different trailheads and can accommodate up to 200 hunters a year for fully guided and drop camp hunts. The business is fully booked for 2023 and 2024 and has only a few openings for 2025. A new owner can go to work immediately with a slate of pre-booked business. 85% of the bookings are repeat customers. Obviously the business has excellent cash flow and is a profitable enterprise. Financials can be shared with qualified buyers who provide a signed non-disclosure agreement. Future expansion is possible with more summer bookings and fly-fishing trips on the world-famous South Fork of the White River, which flows directly through the permit area.
Another outstanding hunting property offered by United Country Colorado Brokers!
River’s Bend Outfitting is the 25th outfitting business offered for sale by Gary Hubbell, ALC, and Loren Williams of United Country Colorado Brokers, based in Hotchkiss and Carbondale, Colorado. Gary is a former wilderness outfitter and hunting guide, and Loren Williams is active as the owner of Mesa Outfitters, which operates on the slopes of the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction. This business is offered under the umbrella of UC Hunting Properties, an entity of United Country Real Estate that is known for brokering quality hunting properties across North America. Gary Hubbell, ALC, and Loren Williams specialize in brokering ranches, farms, hunting properties, and recreational real estate in Colorado, Utah, and across the West.
Wilderness outfitting business for sale near Aspen Colorado--elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats
One of the premiere outfitting businesses in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is for sale—Capitol Peak Outfitters is on the market. Situated in the prime markets of Aspen and Snowmass, Capitol Peak Outfitters actually has two outstanding US Forest Service outfitting permits—Aspen Wilderness Outfitters and Capitol Peak Outfitters, both with summer use days for horseback rides, fishing, and overnight pack trips, and hunting permits for elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. The Capitol Peak permits are situated near its namesake, Capitol Peak, which is a 14,000-foot peak that dominates the skyline southwest of Snowmass Village and Snowmass Ski Area, and also access the famous Maroon Creek valley. The Aspen Wilderness Outfitters permits access the Hunter Creek area east of Aspen and close to the Continental Divide.
Excellent income history with Colorado outfitting business for sale
One of the most important factors in the success of an outfitting business is its access to good terrain and clientele. Capitol Peak Outfitters is ideally situated in an area with high-end clientele like no other business can offer. The joke in the Aspen/Snowmass area is that the billionaires are pushing out the millionaires, and an outfitter offering quality services can reach the top of the scale on charging for their services. Of course, the setting in the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness and the Hunter/Frying Pan Wilderness is absolutely phenomenal, with amazing views and a stunning mixture of mountain peaks, meadows of wildflowers, rushing streams, evergreen forests, aspen groves, and rocky peaks. The business has a long history of providing an excellent stream of income that will more than support its purchase price.
Business for sale has a horse pasture lease
Any interested operator will want to know where CPO keeps their horses, as horse property real estate in that area ain’t exactly cheap. There is a local “shared amenities” ranch that has a large hay meadow and horse pasture owned jointly by the homeowners’ association, and the owners are delighted to see a herd of mountain horses grazing in the meadow below their estates. It is a short trip to haul a load of horses to the nearest trailhead to set out on half-day rides and day rides.
elk, mule deer, and bear hunts in GMU 43, 47, and 471; mountain goats in G12 & G13 and bighorn sheep in S13 and S25
Capitol Peak Outfitters and Aspen Wilderness Outfitters has excellent permits to operate on US Forest Service lands for elk, mule deer, and bear in GMU’s 43, 47, and 471; bighorn sheep in GMU’s S13 and S25; and mountain goat in G12 and G13. Hunting is excellent with high success rates, particularly on sheep and goats. Hunters seeking trophy mule deer have a good chance of scoring on a truly trophy buck. The outfitter operates a large base camp for fully guided hunts and several drop camp locations for drop camp hunters.
Business is offered for sale with 25 head of mountain horses, tack, camp equipment, rolling stock
Capitol Peak Outfitters will provide a list of equipment and gear that is offered with the business, including a herd of 25 well-broke mountain horses and mules; saddles, packsaddles, and all manner of tack; tents and camping equipment; trailers and rolling stock; and client list and website, as well as the successful transfer of USFS special use permits.
Colorado business brokers Gary Hubbell, ALC, and Loren Williams
This business is represented by Gary Hubbell, ALC, and Loren Williams of United Country Colorado Brokers. As business brokers, we specialize in outfitting businesses, resorts, wineries and vineyards, RV parks, restaurants, and other businesses with Colorado real estate attached.
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