Just 15 miles south of Montrose, Colorado off Highway 550, the Buckhorn Mountain Ranch spreads across 6,573 deeded acres of stunningly beautiful high desert land at the base of Storm King Peak. The ranch also encompasses 6,003 acres of leased BLM land for a total of 12,575 acres under its control. Buckhorn Mountain Ranch is almost halfway between Montrose and Ridgway and only 58 miles from the ski slopes, restaurants, and cultural attractions of Telluride.
This exceptional property is both a working cattle ranch with a full complement of livestock facilities and a superb hunting retreat with excellent habitat for mule deer and elk, located in Core Occupied Elk Range (COER) 65. The current owner runs about 300 head of Angus cattle year round and approximately 400 acres of irrigated pastures and hay meadows, as well as numerous stock ponds for cattle and wildlife, and 3 irrigation storage ponds.
A beautiful two-story owners home has 3,290 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two wood-burning fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and a separate 747 square foot apartment. The managers home has 3,278 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a 1,023 square foot detached apartment. Both homes have large detached garages.
Acreage: 6,753 deeded/ 6,003 leased acres
Elevation at headquarters: 6,700 feet above sea level
Counties: Montrose and Ouray
15 miles south of Montrose
19 miles north of Ridgway
Ranching facilities: corrals, riding arena/horse paddock, calving shed, 20K lb scale, maintenance facilities, irrigation equipment
Owners Home: 3,290 sq. ft., 4 beds/3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2-car detached garage
Managers Home: 3,278 sq. ft., 6 beds/4.5 baths, 4-bay detached garage.
Bunkhouse, three cabins, six heated hunting blinds
Staff housing: two, 1,848 sq. ft. modular homes
Core Occupied Elk Ranch (COER) 65
Airport: Montrose Regional Airport, 16 miles, daily non-stop flights to Denver and other major cities
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