Colorado Mountain Hunting Ranch For Sale w/ Lodge & Airstrip

16845 County Road 5, Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado 81641, USA
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Mountain Hunting Ranch Bordering BLM with Airstrip, Cabin, Airplane Hangar For Sale

Encompassing a total of 320  acres, this unique hunting ranch located in hunting management unit 22 outside of Rifle, Colorado is a truly unique and private ranch. Located in an area surrounded by large tracts of privately owned ranches, the access is limited to property owners and the rare lessee in the area. Well-maintained gravel roads lead to the property along County Road 5, and the well-maintained grass airstrip provides quick, easy access for the air enthusiast. The property is encompassed on it’s northern and eastern boundaries by public lands, making it an ideal hunting ranch and base camp to access thousands of acres of hunting. Ownership currently has the ranch leased by an outfitter guiding high country mule deer and elk hunts from the location. With the cabin, airstrip, airplane hangar, and water resources on the property, it’s one of the most desired locations for hunters looking to bag roaming elk and mule deer.

Solar Powered Water Well & Troughs 

Water in the mountain west can be more valuable than gold, and when it comes to hunting, this rings true. Areas with limited surface water and no high country providing streams shows the importance of having developed water resources. Besides the domestic water well that feeds the main cabin, this property also has a solar-powered water well with a depth of only 100 feet. Bringing cool, crisp water to the surface into two large stock water tanks and a spill off area, roaming mule deer and elk herds are drawn to this property and the curated high country grass food plots that were developed to entice game.

GMU 22 Hunting, Trophy Mule Deer & Over the Counter Elk Tags

When looking for hunting properties, analyzing the management unit the property is located in can mean the difference between small, difficult to find animals, and the large trophy mule deer found in this unit. GMU 22 is a difficult area to draw a mule deer tag. Land owner tags for this property are easy to acquire, typically providing two mule deer tags per year, increasing the odds of killing a trophy animal. Elk hunting in the unit is over the counter, and although easy to get, success is found often on and off the ranch on the BLM lands due to the nature of the limited public access to the area. The current owner has leases to hunt the surrounding Conoco Phillips ranches, a lease that may be transferred to a new buyer as well. With the property being outfitted, and utilized for its hunting as well as surrounding lands, it’s not uncommon to kill up to 28 animals in a season.

Large Custom Amish-Built Log Cabin 

The right set of improvements on a hunting ranch can make all the difference in the quality of life and enthusiasm to use a property. Custom built by Amish craftsmen in 2002, the 24×60 log cabin was built right, and even issued a certificate of occupancy by the county to allow for lodging and other uses. The main level has propane heaters, a wood stove, large kitchen with propane burner stove, water well for continuous water, propane water heater, and electric generator. One bathroom on the main floor has a full shower and tub. Used mainly for meals and living space, the main floor has great views up and down the valley. Upstairs currently holds 18 separate beds, and has been known to carry upwards of 20 patrons.

Private Airstrip & Hangar 

Having accessibility in mind, the owner leveled and maintains a 2,000-foot airstrip on the property for easy airplane access. Storage and parking planes is no issue with the concrete-floor, 40×80′ airplane hangar with a 40′ door.