Past Auction

Colorado Hunting Ranches

This auction was on Jun 8 Moffat County, CO 6,417± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Douglas Mountain (Tracts 1 – 7): Located in northwestern Colorado’s Browns Park Region is a diverse and well-watered 3,724± deeded acre property with an additional 14,678± acres of BLM grazing allotments. Located in Game Management Unit 2, this acreage is notable for regularly producing multiple elk with Boone and Crockett scores in excess of 370”. The property is almost encapsulated by public lands giving the owner access to thousands of additional acres. Accommodating year-round access, there is a 2,400± square foot home and trout ponds on Tract 3.

Lay Creek Ranch (Tracts 9* – 12): The ranch is comprised of 2,693± deeded acres with an additional 2,305± acres of BLM grazing allotments and 639± acres of state-leased ground. The ranch boasts over three miles of Lay Creek frontage, excellent hunting, highway frontage, and power availability along Tracts 8 – 11. The Lay Creek Ranch is located in the Game Management Unit 3, which boasts excellent mule deer and pronghorn antelope hunting, as well as migrating elk. Lay Creek Ranch is ideally suited for nearly year-round cattle grazing and is being offered in cooperation with Hayden Outdoors Real Estate.

* Tract 8 and part of Tract 9 have been removed from the auction.

Auction Date and Location:
- Thursday, June 8th at 10:00 AM MT
- Held at Frontier Station
277 Ranney Street, Craig, Colorado 81625

Information Days:
- Thursday, May 11th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT
Meet an auction representative to learn more about the auction process and hear about the offering. Held at Frontier State, 277 Ranney Street, Craig, Colorado 81625.

- Thursday, May 25th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT: Meet at the house on Tract 3 to tour Tracts 1 – 7.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM MT: Meet at the entry to Tract 9 to tour Tracts 9 – 12.

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Just the Facts

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Learn about the locale


The ranches are located along US Highway 40 and County Road 10, a few hours west of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the Yampa Valley Regional Airport and the FBO in Hayden, Colorado.

Directions to Douglas Mountain: Approximately 30 miles west of Maybell, Colorado on the south side of County Road 10 via Highway 318

Tract 1: On the south side of Douglas Mountain Boulevard, approximately five miles from the County Road 10 and Douglas Mtn. intersection

Tracts 2, 4 & 5: Just south of the County Road 10 and Douglas Mountain intersection, turn left on County Road 116

-         Tract 2: Turn right on County Road 119, continue five miles

-         Tract 4: Is immediately on the left after turning left on County Road 116

-         Tract 5: Tract 5 is two more miles past Tract 4 down Country Road 116

Tract 3: Is five miles west of Tract 6 & 7, down County Road 84

Tracts 6 & 7: Approximately 30 miles west of Maybell, Colorado, on the south side of County Road 10 via Highway 318


Directions to Lay Creek Ranch:

Tracts 8 to 11: 35 miles west Craig, Colorado, on the south side of Highway 40 between Lay, Colorado and Maybell, Colorado. 

Tract 12: 30 miles west of Craig, Colorado, just off County Road 17 and south of Lay, Colorado.


The southern tip of Douglas Mountain is within three-quarters of a mile from Dinosaur National Monument. The area is steeped in Western history and appreciated for its notable and notorious individuals who occupied and visited the location of the ranch headquarters. The properties sit among the small communities of Maybell and Craig, Colorado.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Douglas Mountain:

Tract 1: 645± Deeded acres plus 2,603± BLM acres

Tract 2: 80± Deeded acres

Tract 3: 223± Deeded acres plus home and improvements

Tract 4: 616± Deeded acres

Tract 5: 618± Deeded acres plus 12,075± BLM acres

Tract 6: 597± Deeded acres

Tract 7: 946± Deeded acres

Lay Creek Ranch:

Tract 8: Removed from the auction.

Tract 9: 108± Deeded acres (Reduced from the previously advertised 148± acres)

Tract 10: 620± Deeded acres plus 105± BLM acres

Tract 11: 954± Deeded acres plus 546± BLM acres

Tract 12: 571±Deeded acres plus 639±State Leased acres

Deeded Acres: 6,417±
State Leased Acres: 639±
BLM Leased Acres: 16,983±
Total Leased Acres: 17,622±
Total Acres: 24,039±

Additional Information

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Water Rights

All Seller-owned appurtenant water rights will convey to the new Buyer(s).

Mineral Rights

The Seller does not believe they own any appurtenant mineral rights, but they will convey any owned.

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General Operations

The deeded and leased lands have long been utilized for summer pasture. Portions of the deeded lands are also utilized as winter range during mild winters. At the Buyer(s) discretion, the Seller would entertain leasing back the grazing rights.

Leases and Permits

Eligible Buyers must apply with and be approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and/or the State Board of Land Commissioners to receive the mentioned permits. The permitted lands are not included in the sale nor is there any value in the purchase price associated with these permits. The Buyers are solely responsible for applying for the permit assignments after closing. Additional terms or qualifications will apply.


Tract 1: The Buyer of Tract 1 will receive a “Grazing Preference” from the BLM to the 2,603± acre, 170 AUMs, Peterson Draw BLM allotment.

Tract 5: The Buyer of Tract 5 will receive a “Grazing Preference” from the BLM to the 12,075± acre, 770 AUMs, Browns Draw BLM allotment.

Tract 8: Removed from the auction.

Tract 10: The Buyer of Tract 10 will receive a “Grazing Preference” from the BLM of the Seller’s portion of the shared Lay Creek EU BLM allotment. The Tract 10 Buyer’s portion is estimated at 105± acres, 34 AUMs.

Tract 11: The Buyer of Tract 11 will receive a “Grazing Preference” from the BLM of the Seller’s portion of the shared Lay Creek EU BLM allotment. The Tract 11 Buyer’s portion is estimated at 546± acres, 179 AUMs.

Tract 12: The Buyer of Tract 12 will receive a “Preferred Status” to obtain the Grazing Lease from the State of Colorado to the adjacent 639± acre section.

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Summary of Terms:

-         10% earnest money deposit of the purchase price will be due immediately from all successful bidders.

-         A 5% buyer’s premium will be added to the high bid to determine the total purchase price.

-         The property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” and without any contingencies, including financing.

-         Closing will be set 45 days from the auction date or as soon thereafter as closing documents are available.

-         Broker participation is available. Contact our auction office for details.

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