Western Colorado Ranch with Excellent Deer and Elk Hunting

County: Garfield
5708 County Road 301, Battlement Mesa CO 81635

Property Description

Colorado hay farm and hunting ranch

Western Colorado Colorado GMU 42 Hunting Ranch for Sale

Property Assets:

  • 390 Total Acres / 20 Irrigated Acres w/Gated Pipe
  • 1,744 sq ft main home
  • 70×50 Shop with 2-Bed / 1-Bath Apartment
  • 300 sq ft historic 1 Bedroom Cabin
  • 97×30 ft steel greenhouse
  • 50×30 shop building
  • Historic Hay Barn
  • 50 ft loafing shed for horses & animals
  • High-producing domestic water well (25 gpm)
  • .37-acre spring fed pond
  • Decreed Spring Providing water to property
  • Cottonwood Creek Frontage
  • Mountain atv road & trails to access hunting land & National Forest

Western Colorado mountain ranch for sale–Holmes Mesa Ranch

Situated in the Grand Valley of Colorado, the Holmes Mesa Ranch is just a short drive from the I-70 corridor. The ranch sits in a secluded mountain setting with impressive improvements. The ranch has a multitude of uses with the assets included. Irrigated hay ground & loafing sheds accompanied by miles of trails and National Forest access make this property ideal for equine recreation. The mountain acreage south and up the slope of the mountain provides excellent hunting. Trophy mule deer, large bull elk, bear, and other wildlife have repeatedly been harvested on the property itself, although it backs up to National Forest and BLM lands for additional hunting access. The outbuildings are immaculate. A large detached shop contains an additional apartment, car lift, and storage bay. Other outbuildings store hay equipment, hay, large equipment, and more. The large greenhouse on the property is top-of-the-line construction with metal walls, polycarbonate roof, heating system, and filtered water system for producing incredible vegetables. There’s even a historic one-bedroom cabin ideal for short-term rentals or guests.

Colorado country estate for sale with historic remodeled farmhouse

The main home on the Holmes Mesa Ranch for Sale is a beautifully remodeled 1930’s historic home. The current owners undertook a complete overhaul in 2012, and the craftsmanship is stunning. Historic refurbished logs and wood accents throughout the house accompanied by stylish flooring, wood cabinets, granite counters, and rustic finishes provide for a cozy home heated by a wood stove and hot water baseboards. The home is a total of 1,744 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2 ½  bathrooms.

Impressive Ranch Improvements, Shop, Greenhouse, Hay Barn, Loafing Shed

Welcoming all recreation and any projects, the additional outbuildings on the ranch are capable for housing guests, storing equipment, and undertaking automotive & maintenance projects. The main outbuilding is a 50×70 shop, equipped with a 2-bed 1-bath apartment with kitchen, large storage bay with loft storage, and two large work bays for auto storage and repairs. There is currently even a car lift equipped in one of the bays. The entire building is well insulated and heated by the forced-air furnace for all zones. Additionally, there is a 50×30 storage shed behind the building, which houses hay equipment and large machinery. A historic hay barn near the loafing shed stores the mountain grass hay produced on the property. A large 97×30 greenhouse with steel frame & walls comes equipped with a polycarbonate roof, heating system, cooling system, filtered water system, lights, and gravel floors. Lastly, there’s a small 300-square-foot historic cabin adjacent to the home that needs work, but would make for an ideal studio cabin for guests.

Ranch with Pond, Water Rights & Irrigated Acreage

Water rights can determine the productivity and usage of a mountain ranch. The Holmes Mesa mountain ranch has an impressive array of water assets appurtenant to the property. Irrigating almost 20 acres of hay ground, water rights are diverted out of Cottonwood Creek which flows through the property. This allows for typically 2 good cuttings of hay per year, and lush pasture for horses, cattle, and other livestock. The domestic water is fed by a 80-foot-deep high production water well. The well produces 25 gallons per minute, an incredible amount of water which is utilized for the domestic water, greenhouse, and other needs. A spring has been developed up the mountain on the property, and piped to the pond & hydrants around the property. The 1-acre pond has been stocked with all kinds of fish, including smallmouth bass and trout.

Mountain Hunting Ranch, Colorado Mule Deer, Elk, Bear & More

Mountain hunting land coupled with productive hay fields naturally draws game to the Holmes Mesa Ranch. The owners of the ranch have successfully harvested countless large bull elk, mule deer bucks, healthy bears, and Merriam’s turkeys on the property. The mountain acreage to the south is easily accessible by the ATV road and provides for a haven for the wildlife to avoid public land hunters. Quiet access leads to successful hunts & easy recoveries on the ranch. The ranch directly borders National Forest and GMU 42, as well as trailheads to GMU 421 nearby.

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