Rafter H Ranch in Mesa County, Colorado

Collbran,

$4,750,000
244 ACRES
Mesa COUNTY
Active LISTING
LISTING # 05022-10288

Colorado Ranch for Sale has excellent improvements, superb water rights, hay production

The Rafter H Ranch in Collbran, Colorado, is the luxury ranch where a full-time or absentee owner can enjoy a terrific Western Colorado lifestyle with a well-planned ranch property that is relatively easy to maintain and run. With a total of 244 acres, the ranch has a beautiful modern ranch home, excellent hay barn, corrals, large shop building, horse pasture, and over 200 acres of irrigated hayfields served by a #1 water right and an engineered pressurized irrigation system. Irrigation improvements include 3 sideroll sprinklers, 2 center pivot sprinklers, and 7 big gun sprinklers. The property averages about 350 tons a year in hay production.

Improvements on the Rafter H Ranch—Colorado cattle ranch for sale

This mountain ranch has a very nice set of improvements and there is very little deferred maintenance or upkeep on the property. The home is a very well-built Southwestern-style stucco home with a total of 5,880 square feet (3684 living area), which includes the 3-car garage and RV garage slot with custom wet bar. The home is very spacious, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sunroom, and outdoor natural gas grill on a covered patio. The property has 2 water wells and year-round stock water. It has a very nice deep pond stocked with chunky brook trout that average well over a pound. The grounds are neatly manicured and surrounded by 4-rail lodgepole fencing. The cross fencing on the ranch is new and excellent. Corrals are neatly organized and built of railroad ties and guardrail, with new squeeze chutes and automatic waterers. Outbuildings include a red-iron 75’x100’ hay barn, a newer 40’x80’ Quonset shop building with oversize door and concrete floor, and 3 loafing sheds. The hay barn has an 8100-KW solar system that provides ample electricity for the home place, although it is tied to the grid as well.

Mild climate and beautiful weather at 6,200 feet in elevation on Colorado ranch for sale

While some Colorado ranches experience severe weather and deep snow accumulations, this ranch is in a temperate climate zone that experiences mild weather. Of course there are snowstorms that come through, but all in all snow accumulations are light and the weather is beautifully temperate most of the year. The elevation of the property is high enough for cool summer breezes, but low enough that deep snowfall doesn’t normally occur.

Ranch is also available with grazing permits and a complete set of equipment and cows

The pricing with this listing includes all the ranch real estate assets and grazing permits. For the buyer seeking a complete cattle ranch, the seller can add assets to make a total package.

  • 138-acre home place with custom home, 75×100 hay barn, shop building, excellent water rights
  • 106-acre irrigated mountain pasture with sideroll sprinklers and excellent hay production
  • 13.96% interest in 160 acre inholding property on NF with line riders cabin
  • 12,000-acre US Forest Service mountain summer grazing permit
  • 38,000-acre BLM winter grazing permit in the Utah desert

The ranch real estate and grazing permits is offered at $4,750,000. The ranch has an excellent set of quality equipment, much of it either brand-new or with low mileage and excellent maintenance. A complete equipment list is available, but a short list includes tractors, balers, rotary mower, hay rake, tub grinders, portable corral system, portable loading chute, bale hauler, manure spreader, backhoe, bulldozer, 1999 Kenworth T-800, Wilson 48’ cattle trailer, 48’ step-deck trailer, F350 ranch truck, 2,000-gallon fuel tank, dump truck, and much more, as well as the following cattle herd, which can be purchased separately along with the equipment:

  • 426 head of cattle, give or take, depending on seasonal losses
  • 355 bred cows
  • 52 replacement heifers
  • 19 bulls

Colorado recreation property with hunting, fishing, horseback riding, skiing

Collbran, Colorado, is beautifully situated for mountain recreation. The area is well known for excellent big game hunting for elk and mule deer in GMU 421, and Powderhorn Ski Area, a small family ski area, is less than half an hour away. The Grand Mesa, with its 500 square miles of National Forest lands and 300 lakes and reservoirs, is just to the south, where the ranch has a vast grazing permit. The fishing in these lakes can be outstanding, and Vega Reservoir, a large recreational lake, is very close by. Snowmobiling on the Grand Mesa is simply outstanding, with many miles of trails in a beautiful alpine setting.

Colorado cattle ranch is easy to manage and run–an investor’s dream property

For the investor who has always dreamed about a Colorado cattle ranch, the Rafter H Ranch is an excellent choice. It is set up for one man to run with occasional help, such as driving cattle up to the high country. Most of the yearly duties of haying, irrigating, fencing, and checking cows can be handled by one good ranch hand. It is the type of property that an investor can purchase and, with the hiring of the right manager, can turn a profit and provide both income and great personal satisfaction. Many times a ranch will be advertised as “turn-key”. However, few ranches are truly turn-key like this one. It has every asset in place to be successful.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS

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Loren Williams
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A fourth-generation native of Colorado, Loren Williams has deep family roots in the northwest part of the state. Born in Steamboat Springs, he was raised with a ranching and hunting background in Routt, Mesa, and Logan counties.

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