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 seven and a half miles in length and controlling nearly the entirety of Kimball Mountain. The ranch features a diverse blend of topography including lower valley benches with massive 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 countless vistas from the top are dramatic – one can gaze down upon valley floors and across to surrounding canyons and mountaintops. 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. The diverse habitat also insures healthy populations of raptors, songbirds, and a host of other wildlife.
As a result of the unfortunate 2020 Pine Gulch Fire, portions of the acreage including the steep north slope were burned while others remained relatively untouched. Ownership took immediate action to protect the property through mitigation efforts including aerial seeding. This proactive approach resulted in diversified forage composition, good regrowth of forbs and grasses, curbed woody shrub encroachment, increased carbon sequestration, and improved hydrology. In short, Kimball Mountain and its wildlife have responded favorably to the burn and subsequent remediation. The pricing model incorporates the impacts of the fire and provides the opportunity to acquire a significant land holding at an attractive price point. Kimball Mountain Ranch is ideal for those seeking an investment opportunity with strong recreational benefits.
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 a 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 and the Grand Junction Regional Airport and FBO is an hour. The town of Rifle and the Rifle FBO is a 45-minute drive from the ranch. Vail, Beaver Creek, and Aspen are all within two hours of the ranch, with Denver about three and a half hours to the east.
Just the Facts
- 10,282± deeded acres in a 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 large ranches with exceptional trophy game management
- An average stocking rate of 40 pair during the five-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-40 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
- Three and a half hours from Denver
- Unencumbered by conservation easements
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