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Blue Mesa Lake Sporting Ranch

$1,500,000 Gunnison, CO 160± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Blue Mesa Lake Sporting Ranch is a 160± acre secluded sporting retreat in Gunnison County alongside Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado’s largest body of water. Its cove access to the lake offers the best of waterfront and mountain living beneath the iconic Pearson Point. Hunters, fishers, and nature-lovers will appreciate the ranch’s unique position within the Curecanti National Recreation Area adjacent to the West Elk Wilderness. An abundance of wildlife exists both on and off the property with springs, drainages, and access to adjacent public land. The property offers stunning panoramic views from every vantage. Gunnison is nearby for easy access to goods and groceries, as well as the Gunnison County Airport. Its restored historic compound features two cabins and a loafing barn with a corral and stock tanks. A portion of the film True Grit was filmed near this property.

Just the Facts

  • 160± acres
  • Adjacent to Blue Mesa Reservoir and West Elk Wilderness
  • Located within Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains and Pearson Point
  • 30 miles from Gunnison and Gunnison County Airport
  • Restored historic compound including two bunk cabins, hitching post, loafing barn, corral, and stock tanks
  • Fenced and cross-fenced for potential 15-20 head of livestock 
  • Located in GMU 54 for trophy elk and deer hunting
  • Access points to Blue Mesa Lake and West Elk Creek for salmon and trout fishing 
  • Two year-round springs
  • Abundant wildlife including elk, deer, bear, moose, mountain lion, bighorn sheep, antelope, coyote, fox, beaver, eagle, hawk, heron, ducks, and geese
  • Private road access
  • Full water rights 
  • Opportunity for a conservation easement
  • 2019 taxes: $1,460.01
  • Within driving distance of three major ski resorts: Crested Butte, Aspen, and Telluride
  • Known as an important historic filming location for the classic film “True Grit”


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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Deeded Acres: 160±
Total Acres: 160±

Mineral Rights

Any and all mineral rights appurtenant to the property owned by the Seller are included in the sale.

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