Kimball Mountain Ranch is a 10,282± deeded acre mountain property located in the mesa country of western Colorado. This distinct holding is a contiguous block of unimproved land running nearly 7.5 miles in length and controlling the majority of Kimball Mountain. The ranch features a diverse blend of topography including lower valley benches with dramatic canyon walls and secluded timber valleys that rise to a long mesa bisected by a series of open parks and rolling ridges. While views of the property itself are striking, the top-of-the-ranch views of surrounding canyons, mountaintops and valley floors are truly inspiring. Kimball Mountain sits between two of western Colorado’s most notable hunting ranches and is home to trophy mule deer and elk as well as healthy populations of Merriam’s turkey, grouse, and black bear. Diverse habitat also insures healthy populations of raptors, song birds, and a host of other wildlife. The ranch is typically stocked with 40 pair or 80 yearlings during the 5-month summer grazing season.
Kimball Mountain Ranch is located in western Garfield County between the town of Rifle and the city of Grand Junction. Year-round access is provided by paved and maintained county road just 13 miles north of Interstate Highway 70 and the historic ranching community of De Beque. Driving time to Grand Junction is an hour and Rifle is a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Vail, Beaver Creek and Aspen are all within two hours of the ranch, with Denver about 3.5 hours to the east.
Just the Facts
- 10,282± deeded acres in single, contiguous block of unimproved land
- Beautiful terrain with expansive views of surrounding canyons, valleys, and mountains
- Diverse habitat with trophy mule deer and elk hunting in Colorado GMU 31
- Bordering BLM lands and notable private ranch with exceptional trophy game management
- Average stocking rate of 40 pair during the 5-month grazing season
- Excellent private internal road
- Year-round access to the ranch via paved and maintained county road
- Short drive to angling and rafting on the Colorado River
- 13 miles from De Beque and 14 miles from the I-70 corridor
- One hour drive to Grand Junction and commercial and private air service
- 45 minute drive to Rifle and private air service
- Less than two hours from Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek
- 3.5 hours from Denver
- Unencumbered by conservation easements
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