This recreational and hay production gem is located just outside the quaint mountain town of Collbran, Colorado. Bordering 12,000± acres of public lands, the Hawxhurst Ranch consists of 3,166± deeded acres including a 120± acre BLM inholding. Hawxhurst Creek and Buzzard Creek both meander through the property. The varied topography consists of tree-covered hills, lush hay meadows, and wooded draws. The habitat is perfect to draw in and hold varying big game species such as elk, mule deer, turkey, moose, and black bear. Water rights are significant and ample for production. Approximately 600 acres of irrigated hay meadows produce about 450 tons of hay annually. The main improvements on the ranch include a main lodge and guest house, and a pond perfect for stocking your own private fishery! In addition, there are three other homes on the property for a ranch manager as well as rental properties, numerous agricultural outbuildings and a few historic buildings. The property is easily accessed only a couple of miles northeast from town on Buzzard Creek Road. The ranch is approximately 30 minutes from the Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 45 miles to the airport in Grand Junction, and an hour and a half to Glenwood Springs.
Just the Facts
- 3,166± acres of varying topography
- Elevations range from 6,100 feet to 7,600 feet against the BLM
- Prime big game habitat and food sources
- Over the counter elk unit and preference point deer unit
- 600± acres of side-roll and flood irrigated hay meadows
- Income from hunting opportunity, rental house and hay production
- Conservation Easement on 1,675 acres which allows ranching and recreation
- Mineral Rights are being retained by the seller
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