Gary Hubbell- Broker, ALC Broker/Owner/Auctioneer Accredited Land Consultant
Gary Hubbell is a Colorado rancher, real estate broker, and auctioneer with wide-ranging experience in ranches, hunting properties, luxury homes, orchards and vineyards, mountain land, recreation properties, horse properties, homes with acreage, and small farms. Gary has sold properties in all corners of Colorado, from hay farms in Rocky Ford and La Junta, to outfitting businesses in Granby, to hunting ranches bordering Dinosaur National Park in the far northwest corner of the state, and resorts and ranches in Durango in the far southwest corner of Colorado.
Gary Hubbell–one of only 40 Accredited Land Consultants in Colorado
Gary is a proud member of the Realtors Land Institute, an association of ranch and land professionals administered by the National Association of Realtors. RLI acknowledges brokers that are especially proficient in land transactions with the Accredited Land Consultant designation, which is awarded only after extensive classroom study, demonstration of practical knowledge, a final exam, letters of recommendation by two other ALC’s, and a documented portfolio of at least $10 million in land sales. Of the roughly 40,000 real estate agents and brokers in Colorado, Gary Hubbell is one of only 40 Accredited Land Consultants.
Western Colorado native, outfitter, fly-fishing guide, rancher, horseman
A native of western Colorado, Gary spent over two decades guiding Aspen-area clients on fly-fishing and hunting expeditions, upland bird hunts, waterfowl hunts, and horseback rides. His outfitting business, OutWest Guides, became famous in the Aspen area for providing 5-star experiences for discriminating clientele. At one point, Gary and his wife, Doris, maintained a herd of 45 hard-working horses and mules.
Gary Hubbell worked many years as a professional writer, photographer, location scout, and producer for photo shoots and film productions. He has worked on marketing campaigns for Marlboro, Coors, Victoria’s Secret, UnderArmour, Izod, Bushnell, ATK, Weaver rifle scopes, K2 skis, Remington, Ralph Lauren Chaps, Santa Cruz snowboards, Fenwick fly rods, Ford, Seiko, and many others. Gary has won 2 Colorado Press Awards, a Colorado Book Award, an American Horse Publications writing award, and 7 United Country Marketing Services national auction marketing awards. Gary has been at the forefront of drone property video production in Western Colorado, with his son Jake serving as drone pilot.
Colorado auctioneer and personal property appraiser Gary Hubbell
In 2016, Gary attended the Texas Auction Academy led by Mike Jones, a former World Champion Auctioneer and president of United Country Auction Services. Gary has already spearheaded several of the largest personal property and real estate auctions held in Western Colorado, selling everything from antiques & collectibles to estates, collector cars, heavy equipment, and ranch land. One of his sales included the former World Record American Elk taken by John Plute near Crested Butte in 1899. The trophy sold for $121,000. Gary is capable of appraising personal property assets for clients needing valuation services.
Rancher, horseman, hunter, fly-fisherman, dog trainer, skier
Gary lives with his wife, Doris, on a 118-acre hay farm and horse ranch in Crawford, Colorado, where they raise hay, horses, and Labrador retrievers. He is an avid upland bird hunter, waterfowler, fly-fisherman, horseman, and skier. Their two sons are college graduates and working in engineering and real e
Historic Gold Mining Camp Lodge and Restaurant for Sale near Fairbanks, AK
Restaurant & country inn for sale north of Fairbanks--Historic Landmark for Sale
Chatanika Gold Camp, 5550 Steese Highway, Chattanika, AK 99712
14,785 square feet
35 acres of land
30 minutes from Fairbanks International Airport
Located just an hour north of Fairbanks, Alaska, the Chatanika Gold Camp historic lodge and restaurant property is for sale. Listed with the National Register of Historic Places, the property consists of 35 total acres of land; almost 15,000 square feet of lodge, restaurant, and outbuildings; 30 total rooms, historic blacksmith shop, boiler house, and garage.
Historic Alaska Inn and Restaurant for sale north of Fairbanks--National Register of HIstoric Places
Chatanika was known since the early days in Alaska as a rich source of placer gold, with miners sluicing gravel deposits from nearby creeks to find gold nuggets. Those deposits were played out by about 1910. However, once the Alaska Railroad was pushed through in 1923, the Fairbanks Exploration Company (FEC) was able to import a large dredge that could move enough material to go after lower-grade deposits. At one time, Chatanika had 10,000 residents—more than Fairbanks! Between 1923 and 1925, the Chatanika Gold Camp was built as a bunkhouse and lodge for the men working the dredges. The lodge was designed to last through the rough Alaska winters, with corrugated sheet metal used as both siding and roofing material on the lodge, restaurant, blacksmith shop, boiler house, and garage. Known as the Chatanika Gold Camp, the property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Parker Schnabel's production crew from The Discovery Chanel's Gold Rush show spent the entire season filming here in 2022
The current owners of the Chatanika Gold Camp did a fairly extensive remodel of the property in the early 2020’s, just in time to get it ready to host famed Discovery Channel star Parker Schnabel’s production crew as they filmed another season of shows on Alaska gold mining, this time for Discovery Australia. Parker and crew leased 3,000 acres of old placer claims near Chatanika and went to work re-mining the leftover tailings from the old operations. The lodge served as a base camp for the entire crew for a season of filming. In 2023, the operation has been sitting vacant, booked only for special occasions.
Gold mining, backcountry hunting for moose & caribou, Alaska fishing adventures
Today the Chatanika Gold Camp awaits its next adventure. Many opportunities can be realized from this historic property. Gold mining has a constant lure for adventurers and fortune seekers, but Chatanika also serves as a jumping-off point for many backcountry hunters and fishermen going further into the Alaska bush. Fairbanks International Airport is only an hour away, and travel connections are good.
Another very interesting listing by Gary Hubbell, ALC--brokering land, income properties, resorts, B&B inns
This listing is brought to you by Robert Fox of Alaska Realty in cooperation with Gary Hubbell, ALC, of United Country Colorado Brokers, Inc., who is acting as the marketing agent for the property.
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.
Dallas Divide near Ridgway and Telluride is how you access this Colorado log home for sale
This mountain log home for sale provides incredible mountain lifestyle, comfort, seclusion, and privacy. Located between Ridgway and Telluride in southwest Colorado, the home is accessed by Last Dollar Road off of Dallas Divide, which is famous for its stunning views of the San Juan mountains, beautiful meadows of wildflowers, and pristine groves of aspen trees. Situated in an aspen grove at 9,423 feet in elevation, this log home is part of a small neighborhood of mountain cabins, which has a common access point to thousands of acres of National Forest lands. This is truly one of the most scenic locations in the Rocky Mountains, with picturesque views of S9, Hastings Peak, and North Pole Peak. While this home is located in an aspen grove, nearby terrain in comprised of open meadows, aspen groves, and healthy stands of Englemann spruce and Douglas fir.
Outstanding quality on this Colorado log home for sale near Telluride
Built in 2019, the main home is 2,565 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The quality of construction is very high—it is a true round log home built of thick Douglas fir logs from Montana. The south and west sides of the home have a wide porch for outdoor living. The southern side of the home features a wide bank of picture windows which frame a snow-covered mountain peak rising in the background. The property also includes a 300-square-foot guest cabin that could be used as a home office or studios, plus a 2-car expansive garage.
Spacious log home for sale comes with original settler's cabin as a guest cabin
The main level has a master bedroom & bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and living room with a wood-burning stove. The upstairs features the second & third bedroom with a jack-and-jill bathroom. The basement features a second living area, office, utility room and laundry area, and a half bathroom. The basement garage can park 2 vehicles, as well as provide additional storage. The utility room holds 1,200 gallons of cistern water from the water well, and domestic hot water is provided by an efficient on-demand system.
Wood heated, solar powered off-grid Colorado log home for sale
The home is off-grid and completely powered by a solar panel array with a bank of well-maintained batteries. In the event that there are several cloudy days in a row—which doesn’t happen often—there is a backup propane-powered generator to charge the batteries and provide power. Heat is provided by a very efficient wood stove, and firewood is abundant. As well, the home has an efficient furnace with in-floor radiant heat. The home has two 1,000-gallon propane tanks, and over the last winter the occupants used only 500 gallons to heat and power the home.
Colorado elk and mule deer hunting in GMU 70
Local hunting opportunities are very good—this area is fantastic elk and mule deer habitat. Colorado Game Management Unit 70, situated in the southwestern territory of Colorado/San Miguel counties, Unit 70 is known as a prime hunting area. This property neighborhood is shares a boundary with National Forest lands directly to the south, with access to thousands of acres of National Forest lands. Whether you’re hunting mule deer or elk, both have a thriving population in Unit 70.
Colorado mountain log home for sale has outstanding recreation--snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, hunting, hiking, mountain biking
Multiple recreation opportunities are easily accessible from this property, including 4-wheeling, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, backpacking, back-country skiing, snowmobiling, and many, many more options. San Juan Vista Road is a 2.5-mile scenic loop for four-wheeling on and around the property. In the winter, property owners snowmobile to their homes and either sled around the loop or down to County Road 58P to Last Dollar Road.
Valerie Siler, Country Home and Log Home Specialist with United Country Colorado Brokers
This home is presented by Valerie Siler of United Country Colorado Brokers, an award-winning brokerage representing properties all across Colorado. Valerie and her husband, Brad, own a cabin near this property and are very familiar with the neighborhood. Brad is a contractor who specializes in maintaining and repairing log homes across Colorado. Valerie sells homes, land, country properties, country estates, and mountain properties in Western Colorado.
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.
Horse property for sale Colorado--Cedaredge CO horse property for sale
Located just three miles north of the small western Colorado town of Cedaredge, this mountain horse property has a stunning combination of assets. Built in 1999 in Southwestern style, the home is a solidly constructed 4-bedroom, 2-bath home with an office and sunroom, 21 total acres, a spacious shop building with vehicle storage, a 4-stall horse shelter with paddocks, and irrigated hay meadow and horse pasture. It is bounded on the north by Young’s Creek, a mountain stream, and two ponds. On the south it is bordered by a flowing seasonal creek or irrigation ditch. The main access is via a quiet country road on the west side of the property, while the east side of the property fronts Highway 65, about 350 yards from the main house, which is also the site of a roping arena and hay barn.
Colorado's Grand Mesa is a beautiful setting for country living
For those unfamiliar with Cedaredge, it is a small rural town situated on the south shoulder of the massive Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. The Grand Mesa tops out at 10,400 feet, and is home to over 300 lakes and reservoirs and over 500 square miles of National Forest and BLM lands. Cedaredge is home to about 1,500 people and has a popular 18-hole golf course, several restaurants, health clinic, grocery store, bank, convenience store, several churches and schools. Major services and hospitals are available in Delta, Montrose, and Grand Junction. Delta is about 20 minutes to the south, while Montrose and Grand Junction—both of which have busy regional airports with connecting flights to around the world—are each about an hour away. The elevation in Cedaredge is about 6,200 feet, while the elevation at this horse ranch is about 6,700 feet, which makes for cool summer nights.
Horse property for sale has irrigated horse pasture, hay meadow, flowing creek and two ponds
The farm has a Child’s Ditch running right and also has a separate Young’s Creek Reservoir right that provides 6-7 feet of water each year. The Young’s Creek water is offered separately from the rest of the property for an additional $30,000. The water rights are usually sufficient to irrigate the hay meadow and the horse pasture prior to turning on the Young’s Creek share later in the summer. Young’s Creek is a year-round flowing stream that courses through the north side of the property and fills two lovely ponds, surrounded by a grove of cottonwood trees and a grassy meadow. It is a beautiful spot for family gatherings and picnics.
Western Colorado horse property for sale offers excellent recreational opportunities
If you like mountain recreation, you’ll love this property! You can load your horses in a trailer and be riding on thousands of acres of public lands within minutes. There is a multitude of lakes and reservoirs teeming with rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout; excellent elk and mule deer hunting; waterfowling and upland bird hunting; golf; Nordic skiing on 30 km of Grand Mesa trails; miles and miles of routes for snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and horseback riding; downhill skiing at the nearby Powderhorn Resort; and even desert exploring in the nearby Escalante Canyon near Delta. Aspen, Telluride, and Crested Butte are all within about 2.5 hours’ drive.
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.