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1461 Cr 17

Ridgway, CO 81432
  • $8,000,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 48 Days
  • MLS #: 795631
UPDATED: 17 min ago
$8,000,000
  • 2
    BEDS
  • 417
    ACRES
  • 0
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 733
    SQFT
  • $10,914
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Farm
Built:
1985
County:
Area:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Listing courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, Llc: 970-944-5050.


Description

Steeped in history and wrapped in breath-taking beauty, the 417 acre High Meadow Ranch is one of the most desirable properties on the market today. Located above the banks of the Uncompahgre River, overlooking Ouray, Colorado, known as the "Switzerland of America and the "Outdoor Capital of Colorado. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, the ranch is extremely private, creating the opportunity to bask in the grandeur of jagged peaks and alpine forests uninterrupted. Bordered by public lands giving you unlimited recreational opportunities. Horse enthusiasts can ride their horses off the property above the Dallas Trail into National Forest, giving you thousands of acres to explore and enjoy. Situated in the high peaks of the San Juans, the ranch has stunning views of Dallas Peak, Box Canyon, Sisters Peak, Abrams Mountain, Treasure Mountain, Twin Peaks, Cascade Mountain, Baldy, and Whitehouse Peak, just to name a few. Elevations on the ranch range from 8,000 feet to 9,500 feet. Included in the ranch sale are the Millersburg and Silverspur mining claims, each with its own bit of history. In a federal patent issued in 1886, President Benjamin Harrison authorized the original ranch. Founded as a working cattle ranch, the Erickson family later converted it to an alpine dairy ranch to furnish milk and dairy products to the townsfolk of Ouray and the hard rock miners searching for gold at the legendary Camp Bird Mine. In the winter, Mrs. Erickson and her children moved to Ouray so the children could attend school. Mr. Erickson and a helper attended to the dairy cows and farm. The milk was delivered to the town over the alpine road, which required plowing by the horses in the winter months. After Mrs. Ericksons passing, the family sold the historic dairy ranch. Since then, the ranch has been used for recreation, hunting, and cattle grazing. A small dovetail log cabin and the historic Erickson Dairy barn, built by a Scandinavian shipwright, stand as testaments to the past, while the stunning landscape remains a blank canvas of opportunity. Owned by a local ranching family in the Montrose Valley since 1963, the property qualifies for agricultural tax valuation. Plentiful water helps ensure the land's productivity. The ranch boasts 50 irrigated acres of mountain meadows that are enhanced by 4 cubic feet per second (cfs) of historic water rights as well as three ponds, one is stocked, and numerous springs, including one that is adequate for domestic use. The ranch's agricultural opportunities include a BLM grazing permit with profuse grazing in its lush forest. The ranch is bordered USFS and BLM public lands for 3 miles, ensuring that the ranch's enviable privacy will be protected from encroaching development far into the future. While the "neighborhood" is protected, the ranch itself is not under a conservation easement, leaving all options on the table for the next owners and their heirs. Because the ranch borders more than a million acres of National Forest Lands, many species of wildlife including elk, Mule deer, and bear can be found on the ranch. Historically, High Meadow Ranch qualifies for big game landowner tags. Located in GMU 65, which has over-the-counter bull tags, and 85.6% success for first choice draw requests in the overall unit, the ranch is positioned to deliver memorable hunting year after year. The Uncompahgre and Mount Sneffels Wilderness Areas at the south end of GMU 65 offer challenging terrain, but good hunting potential. With unparalleled privacy, grass-filled mountain meadows, unimaginably beautiful peak views, big timber, and aspen-filled benches, and abundant wildlife, no other mountain property offers what the High Meadow Ranch does. In an area known for yielding gold to those who dared to dream big, High Meadow Ranch is the undeniable gold standard.

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1461 Cr 17 Ridgway, CO 81432

  • Price: $8,000,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 48 Days
  • Updated: 17 min ago
  • MLS #: 795631
2
Beds
0
Baths
0
½ Baths
417
Acres
733
SQFT
$10,914
$/SQFT
1985
Built
Neighborhood:
None
County:
Ouray
Area:
Ouray County
Elementary School:
Open Enrollment
Middle School:
Open Enrollment
High School:
Open Enrollment
Property Description
Steeped in history and wrapped in breath-taking beauty, the 417 acre High Meadow Ranch is one of the most desirable properties on the market today. Located above the banks of the Uncompahgre River, overlooking Ouray, Colorado, known as the "Switzerland of America and the "Outdoor Capital of Colorado. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, the ranch is extremely private, creating the opportunity to bask in the grandeur of jagged peaks and alpine forests uninterrupted. Bordered by public lands giving you unlimited recreational opportunities. Horse enthusiasts can ride their horses off the property above the Dallas Trail into National Forest, giving you thousands of acres to explore and enjoy. Situated in the high peaks of the San Juans, the ranch has stunning views of Dallas Peak, Box Canyon, Sisters Peak, Abrams Mountain, Treasure Mountain, Twin Peaks, Cascade Mountain, Baldy, and Whitehouse Peak, just to name a few. Elevations on the ranch range from 8,000 feet to 9,500 feet. Included in the ranch sale are the Millersburg and Silverspur mining claims, each with its own bit of history. In a federal patent issued in 1886, President Benjamin Harrison authorized the original ranch. Founded as a working cattle ranch, the Erickson family later converted it to an alpine dairy ranch to furnish milk and dairy products to the townsfolk of Ouray and the hard rock miners searching for gold at the legendary Camp Bird Mine. In the winter, Mrs. Erickson and her children moved to Ouray so the children could attend school. Mr. Erickson and a helper attended to the dairy cows and farm. The milk was delivered to the town over the alpine road, which required plowing by the horses in the winter months. After Mrs. Ericksons passing, the family sold the historic dairy ranch. Since then, the ranch has been used for recreation, hunting, and cattle grazing. A small dovetail log cabin and the historic Erickson Dairy barn, built by a Scandinavian shipwright, stand as testaments to the past, while the stunning landscape remains a blank canvas of opportunity. Owned by a local ranching family in the Montrose Valley since 1963, the property qualifies for agricultural tax valuation. Plentiful water helps ensure the land's productivity. The ranch boasts 50 irrigated acres of mountain meadows that are enhanced by 4 cubic feet per second (cfs) of historic water rights as well as three ponds, one is stocked, and numerous springs, including one that is adequate for domestic use. The ranch's agricultural opportunities include a BLM grazing permit with profuse grazing in its lush forest. The ranch is bordered USFS and BLM public lands for 3 miles, ensuring that the ranch's enviable privacy will be protected from encroaching development far into the future. While the "neighborhood" is protected, the ranch itself is not under a conservation easement, leaving all options on the table for the next owners and their heirs. Because the ranch borders more than a million acres of National Forest Lands, many species of wildlife including elk, Mule deer, and bear can be found on the ranch. Historically, High Meadow Ranch qualifies for big game landowner tags. Located in GMU 65, which has over-the-counter bull tags, and 85.6% success for first choice draw requests in the overall unit, the ranch is positioned to deliver memorable hunting year after year. The Uncompahgre and Mount Sneffels Wilderness Areas at the south end of GMU 65 offer challenging terrain, but good hunting potential. With unparalleled privacy, grass-filled mountain meadows, unimaginably beautiful peak views, big timber, and aspen-filled benches, and abundant wildlife, no other mountain property offers what the High Meadow Ranch does. In an area known for yielding gold to those who dared to dream big, High Meadow Ranch is the undeniable gold standard.
Exterior Features

Acreage Range 200+ Acres Approx Irrig Acres 50 Barn No Carport No Corral No Garage No Improvements Structures Hay BarnBarn Pasture Yes Property Attached No Property Description Borders National ForestBorders Public Land Siding Cedar Stories 1.5 Story Street Description Dirt Style Cabin Topography LevelSloped Views Lake/Pond/ReservoirMountainsStream/RiverValley Water Well No Waterfront Pond Waterfront YN Yes

Interior Features

Additional Living Quarters No Flooring Wood Heating Fuel Source Wood Interior Inclusions Other One Quarter Baths 0 Total Office Dens 0

Property Features

Adjudicated Yes Annual Irrig Cost 0 Can Be Divided Yes Covenants No Current Use CattleSheep RanchHorsesDairyHogsAg/LivestockFeed LotAg/Row CropsHay ProductionRecreationMountain RecreationPastureCommercialGrazingResidential Single FamilyIrrigated FarmlandHunting Green Certification No Hoa No Horse Setup No Income Producing No Irr Water Desc Amnt 4 Irrigation Water District 4 Leased No New Construction YN No Possible Property Use Ag/LivestockAg/Row CropsCattleDairyFeed LotGrazingHay ProductionHogsHorsesHuntingIrrigated FarmlandMountain RecreationPastureRecreationResidential Single FamilySheep Ranch Press System No Property Type AgricultureMountainRecreationalResidential/Single Family Reo Lender Owned No Tax Year 2021 Total Taxes 748 Type With Residence Water Rights Yes Zoning Agriculture

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Listing courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, Llc: 970-944-5050.