Hunting Land on the Uncompahgre For Sale in CO – 280 Acres

County: Mesa
TBD TBD , Gateway CO 81522

Property Description

Excellent Deer, Bear and Elk Hunting


280 acres on the Uncompahgre and it borders National Forest to the east. This parcel has excellent elk, deer, and bear hunting in Unit 62 and qualifies for Landowner tags for deer. Gorgeous views with several springs and irrigation on the property. Great place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. Mountain high elevations range from 8,000-9,000 feet. Drive scenic graveled roads through pine forests, valleys, rocky bluffs, and look for numerous wildlife sightings. Terrific opportunity to own a desirable piece of land and build your dream cabin. Seasonal access-new pictures to come in the spring.


Established in 1905, the  Uncompahgre National Forest spans across western Colorado counties covering almost a million acres of pristine high country. Within a few miles south of Grand Junction, CO access the Uncompaghre National Forest Mesa County area from highway 50 and drive scenic graveled roads through pine forests, valleys, rocky bluffs, and watch for wildlife and bird sightings. Top of the world views include valleys, sloping hills and the distance mountain and Uncompaghre ranges of the LaSalle, Utah mountains, Grand Mesa, aka the largest flattop mountain in the world, and on the faraway horizon stretches the majestic San Juans. From plateaus to peaks of natural terrain the vast country offers all mountain activities Colorado is known for in all seasons. The average elevation in the Mesa County Uncompaghre range rises to 8000-9000 ft.  Clear mountain streams and springs are fed from the melting snow spring runoff creating vegetation for wildlife habitat and ranching resources. Canyon rocky cliffs and crags offer hiking and climbing. Many trails provide OHV riding, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, camping or find a quiet spot for solitude. Don’t forget the camera for nature or scenic photo ops and selfies for special fun times. The area is home to many ranches and residential acreages for livestock operations, some with generational owners. Trophy hunts are successful in hunting districts. History runs deep with the settling of the old west. The Ute Indian tribe named the mountain ranges Uncomphaghre meaning ‘red water’. Find your adventure in the Uncompaghre National Forest in Mesa County.


Nearby Grand Junction and surrounding communities offer a regional airport, major shopping and services and more. The I-70 corridor leads to Denver and accesses more locations Colorado is known for. Work and play beneath blue mountain skies and star studded nights.

The towns of Palisade, Clifton, Grand Junction, Orchard Mesa, and Fruita span several miles along I70 corridor with major shopping, colleges, schools, hospitals, regional airport, and more amenities for residential and business needs. Stop at any one of the museums or visitor centers to learn more about the history and what the region has to offer. Enjoy annual all year-round events, farmer’s market, festivals, breweries, wineries, unique specialty shops, rodeos, fruit stands, and more that Western Colorado has to offer. The region is known for its mild winters, sunny days, and all year recreation from the high desert to the nearby mountaintops.


The Western Slope of Colorado has all year recreation for all outdoor enthusiasts. Travel the Rim Rock Drive of the nearby Colorado National monument. Enjoy the magnificent views of rock formations, canyons, plants, birds and wildlife along the drive or hiking trails. Photo opportunities for the photographer, and don’t forget the selfies. Stop at the visitor center for information on picnic and campground areas, hiking trails, youth learning opportunities, and the history of this valley’s treasure of beauty. Mount Garfield is one of the well-known landmarks for hiking and viewing wildlife, including wild horses. Enjoy river rafting or tube floating along the river or fish along the many easy accesses to the riverbanks of the Colorado River

The surrounding high desert offers off road, ATV, hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails with valleys of dinosaur finds and diggings, river rafting, boating, and fishing.

Within an hour’s drive along I70 and Highway 65, also known as the scenic byway of Grand Mesa, sits the largest flat top mountain in the world with over 300 lakes for fishing, boating, camping, lodges, and thousands of trails for hiking, ATV, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting districts. Photo opportunities abound for the amateur or professional photographer. A visitor center on top of the Grand Mesa has information and a gift shop. Powderhorn Ski Resort sits at the base of Grand Mesa with ski slopes for all ages and skills with winter and summer activities.


Property Details

Key Features

  • Borders Public Land
  • 280 Acres
  • Borders National Forest
  • GMU 62 - Excellent Deer, Bear and Elk Hunting
  • Qualifies for Landowner Tags
  • Springs and Irrigation on the Property
  • Elevation ranges between 8,000-9,000 feet
  • Seasonal Access