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R A NC H ES | SH A R ED R A NC H C OM MUN I T I ES & LU X URY ESTATES

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“Where Legacy Matters”

Contents LISTINGS Page

4 Ranches 44 Luxury Estates 52 Shared Ranch Communities

ARTICLES Page

16 “Understanding” Buyers Western Ranches 40 A Brand of Excellence 50 A Ranch within Reach

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R A N C H E S | S H A R E D R A N C H C O M MU N I T I E S | L U X U R Y E S T A T E S

M4 Ranch Group specializes in selling and marketing premium ranch properties, shared ranch communities, sportsman’s properties, and luxury estates throughout Colorado and New Mexico. Our brokers share our founders’ passion for preserving and experiencing the ranching and recreational lifestyle, approaching each partnership with the very authenticity, respect and integrity that the great outdoors represents. M4 clients receive personalized and dedicated expertise and advocacy that continues beyond the closing. With over 30 years’ experience in real estate, our team brings knowledge and perspective to critical aspects of land ownership needed to maximize investment in ranching property, including water rights, conservation easements, land owner preference and habitat restoration.

Your TEAM

Dan Murphy Broker 970-209-1514 Dan@M4RanchGroup.com

Michael Murphy Broker Associate 719-849-1441 Michael@M4RanchGroup.com

LaWana DeWees Broker Associate 970-749-6521 Lawana@M4RanchGroup.com

Suzy Woodward Broker Associate 719-873-5050 Suzy@M4RanchGroup.com

Michelle Murphy Broker Associate/Contract Coordinator 970-275-4838 Michelle@M4RanchGroup.com

Sandy Murphy Broker Associate/Listing Coordinator 970-901-6870 Sandy@M4RanchGroup.com

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Powderhorn, CO

A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 40 ± acres could be the vacation home location of your dreams. The property has year round access and maintained roads as well as an absolutely lovely cabin - remodeled and never lived in - featuring vaulted great room, custom kitchen, pine ceilings and rock fireplace. The cabin and property are located literally at the end of the road. Imagine having a backyard that encompasses tens of thousands of BLM acres.

$495,000

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Powderhorn, CO

Located in the Willow Creek Drainage area off County Road 25 sits 318.14± acres with some improvements. A well is in place and a spring is on the property, just needs to be filed on. Nice RV site with electricity, gazebo, and storage shed. Located in Game Management Unit 66, with herds of elk and mule deer migrating through every year. A historic cabin can be found on the property along with incredible views of the West Elk Wilderness and the San Juans. Rolling hills with aspens, pines and sage make up the topography on this ranch. Recreational opportunities are boundless on and near this seasonal ranch. Fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Cebolla Creek, and Lake Fork of the Gunnison. Hiking, biking, OHVing, horseback riding right from the property or nearby. A private outdoorsman's paradise.

$699,000

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Dolores, CO

Located roughly 20 minutes outside of the small mountain town of Dolores, Colorado, home to the McPhee Reservoir, the largest reservoir within the San Juan National Forest and second largest in Colorado. Salter Y Ranch is a seasonal, off-grid hunter’s paradise. Bordering the San Juan National Forest, it has spectacular views of Haystack Mountain. Mature ponderosa pines and significant aspen coverage, and a wide variety of wildlife cover the ranch. Summers Reservoir is located on the ranch with several small tanks scattered throughout this 345± acre ranch.

$799,000

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South Fork , CO

Beautiful 111± acres with 1,086± feet of the Rio Grande River and 71 acres has enchanced an pond for fish habitat. This parcel is located near South Fork, Colorado on the Rio Grande River. Trees, mature grasses and river frontage. This is not in a homeowner’s association. Views of the mountains and river and an upper pond on the property. Agriculturally exempt. Buy and hold or build your dream home. South Fork sits at the intersection of two highways in Southwest Colorado and serves as the unofficial gateway to true Colorado. Incorporated in 1992, South Fork is one of Colorado’s newest towns but its roots in logging and farming extend prior to the 1870s. As an introduction to the outdoor opportunities offered by the region, South Fork is home to fly fishing on the gold medal waters of the Rio Grande River in the summer and serves as a great winter basecamp for those looking to snowmobile miles of trails to the south or for visitors making the daily trip to Wolf Creek Ski Area. Just 20 minutes from South Fork is phenomenal Wolf Creek Ski Area, which boasts some of Colorado’s best powder skiing. The ski area is also known for having one of the state’s highest annual snowfalls, creating a skier’s paradise with five different lifts, runs for all ability levels, and access to the backcountry. One of South Fork’s most notable areas and attributes is the Rio Grande Club, which features beautiful homes, creeks, a restaurant and an 18-hole championship golf course. The course winds its way along the Rio Grande River, passes beautiful pine and aspen groves, and consists of dramatic elevation changes which provide not only challenging shots but beautiful vistas as well.

$1,200,000

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Mogote, CO

Lovely alpine vistas, a marvelous trout stream, four-season recreation and one of the nation’s last operating narrow gauge railroads all make the Rio de Los Pinos Ranch, a rare treasure west of Antonito in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado. Anglers, hunters, history buffs and solitude lovers all will appreciate the unique draw of the Rio de Los Pinos Ranch, just waiting for the construction of a very special high-country retreat. The centerpiece of this 287.7± acre ranch is the Rio de Los Pinos itself; an enchanting clear water river, about 20 feet wide, that flows from Trujillo Meadows Reservoir about five miles to the west. On the ranch, it traverses for almost 3/4 of a mile in a series of lovely riffles and oxbow bends through natural grasslands. The river is a productive aquatic insect factory, with strong populations of mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly nymphs, which in turn, feed its wild trout population. Once the native range of Rio Grande Cutthroat trout (some of which populate nearby tributaries) this section of the Los Pinos now supports brown and rainbow trout that run in the 10- 12-inch range, with some reaching 16 inches or so in the deeper pools at the oxbow bends. Best of all, these fish love to take a fly, and the river offers brush-free, dry fly fishing at its finest in the summer months. Beginning fly fishers will find this water perfect for learning the sport, while veteran anglers will enjoy a season’s worth of challenges as well.

$1,200,000

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M o r r o w Po i n t R a n c h - Montrose, CO

Build your dream off-grid home or hunting lodge on this 606Âą acre parcel adjoining National Forest with year-round access and great views. Excellent hunting property, deer, elk, bear, and turkey calla this place home. This parcel is about 15 minutes from Blue Mesa Reservoir located on the upper reaches of the Gunnison River in Gunnison County, Colorado, boasting great fishing, boating, and sailing. Hunting licenses for this area are not difficult to come by. Multiple decreed springs, with electricity bordering the property on Highway 92. The property is covered by oak brush, aspen, service berry bushes.

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Powderhorn, CO

Privacy, improvements, access, location, and views are just some of the key words that help to describe Powderhorn Creek Ranch. The valley views, rock formations and meandering Powderhorn Creek are gracefully accented by a wonderfully built frontier style home. An oversized garage and fully equipped guest quarters are welcome additions to a well laid out master plan of the improvements. Irrigated hay meadows, water rights, a work shop and full equestrian facilities complete this western ranch. The 200Âą private acres are backed into thousands of public acres. At the back door and as a ranch backdrop are the 62,250 protected acres of the Powderhorn Wilderness Area. From a wildlife stand point, the ranch is located in the world famous Big Game Unit 66. The terrain, location, and habitat make the ranch a spectacular place and the total acres make it eligible for land owner preference applications. Unit 66 boasts well managed deer and elk herds with trophy bucks and bulls. Whether you like the challenge of the hunt or to walk where few tread, you can enjoy both from Powderhorn Creek Ranch.

$1,295,000

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Powderhorn, CO

A beautiful 2,490± square foot Swedish Cope log home sits on 160± acres, complete with a private lake and surrounded by BLM and National Forest lands. Entertaining guests is an easy task with the large, well designed kitchen which features a large range and island bar as well as the adjacent open dining and living areas. Keep warm on cool nights by the living room’s exceptional stone fireplace with a pellet stove insert and enjoy the breathtaking views through the large picture windows. The log walls and tongue and groove ceilings in each of the three bedrooms lend to the quintessential mountain cabin feel of the home. The lower level of the home is great for relaxing after a day of outdoor activities and has lots of extra sleeping space. On warm summer evenings, entertain on the spectacular wrap around porch, complete with stone grill and rotisserie. The ranch is a seasonally accessible, off grid property. The ranch recently added new solar, with full generator back up. The ranch is located in GMU 66, which is known for its trophy elk. Elk are not the only wildlife on the ranch. The ranch is frequented by moose, mule deer, bears, turkeys and many small game predators. The ranch truly offers spectacular viewing from the cabin’s interior living and spectacular wrap-around deck.

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L ake City, CO

The Island on Lake San Cristobal boasts a highly coveted home site which features unparalleled and unobstructed views of Colorado’s second largest natural lake. The 10.3± acre island has its own boat dock with four spaces, a beautifully constructed boat house with storage space, and wonderful lake fishing spots. Enjoy views from the other smaller islands or from the lighted steel cable bridge that connects the three pieces of land. A well is in place and underground electric to the property has recently been added. All this beauty is only minutes from the town of Lake City and its amenities. Great stream fishing is located just a half mile from the island as is a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities. $1,450,000

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Saguache, CO

Los Creek Ranch lies in one of Colorado’s largest public lands playgrounds with few people playing in it. This portion of the Gunnison National Forest and the La Garita Peaks is a true sportsman’s wish come true. The 497± deeded acre ranch is strategically located on Los Creek, providing senior water rights to open hay meadows. Timber ridges and open grasslands make up the balance of the ranch acreage. In addition to world-class big game hunting, the ranch is adjacent to miles upon miles of exceptional public trout streams. The Los Creek Ranch offers complete facilities, sitting at a spectacular 9,100’ in elevation, providing cool summers, colorful mountain falls, and white winters. The improvements on the ranch include a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with an attached 2 car garage, a guest/bunkhouse, heated shop, 2 insulated horse stalls, and dry covered storage for hay/farm equipment and toys. The ranch acreage and amenities are a gateway for generations of adventures. $1,540,000

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W a l e s C a n y o n R a n c h - Pueblo County, CO Wales Canyon Ranch is a unique find in South Central Colorado, located 15 miles west of Pueblo and 24 miles south of Canyon City. The 759.5± acre ranch is comprised of canyons and mesas, and an impressive variety of habitat, from native grasslands on the high mesas to cottonwood lined creek bottoms. Topography on the ranch includes blue spruce shadowed rims, ponderosa canyon walls, oak brush mesas, and pinon and cedar rims. The ranch has picturesque backdrops of the stunning skylines of the San Isabel National Forest and the high peaks of the Big and Little Red Buttes. Wales Canyon Ranch is in the highly sought-after trophy big game unit, GMU 84, and qualifies for landowner preference big-game licenses. The land, location, and active water on the ranch, coupled with the 6,300’ to 6,700’ in elevation, provide outstanding wildlife habitat. With the diverse terrain and variety of habitats, Wales Canyon Ranch is naturally home to a strong population of elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, and a full variety of small game and birds. the owner has actively worked to protect the ranch and the historic agricultural uses. Wales Canyon Ranch is under a well written agricultural conservation easement protecting future owners, and the ranch’s agricultural uses. Improvements on the ranch include cross fencing and productive water well. Water is piped to several stock tanks across the ranch, making it a prime location to run cattle. Two premier, well-identified building envelopes allow for the future landowner to develop the land in a way that takes advantage of the ranch’s natural offerings. Other than the raw beauty of the Wales Canyon Ranch and its diverse terrain, the huge 360-degree views accent the ranch’s eastern-facing slope from the day’s first beams of the morning sun to a starlit night sky. Wales Canyon Ranch is a rare find in today’s busy world.

$1,599,000

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L ake City, CO

Muchas Truchas Ranch hosts 4,000 ± ft. of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River on 39± acres that complement an expertly designed and executed trout lake filled with line-breaking rainbows and brown trout. While an astounding fishing property, this ranch will also overwhelm you with its high alpine San Juan Mountain views and local recreational opportunities. While wonderfully private, this tract is less than five minutes from Colorado’s second largest natural lake, Lake San Cristobal. The properties’ key location provides quick and easy access to historic Lake City, Colorado and the limitless sea of protected public lands out the gate. Property improvements include improved roads and home sites, and an existing water well and toy storage shed. This is the perfect canvas with terrain, live water and outstanding alpine views from which to create your Colorado dream home. $1,695,000

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Blanca, CO

Sacred Peak Ranch is an exceptional find in Southeast Colorado. Sitting near Blanca Peak, the 1,895.961± acre ranch is properly named. Blanca Peak was known to the Navajo people as the Sacred Mountain of the East. The ranch is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, and located near Great Sand Dunes National Park, and Alamosa, Colorado, allowing for great recreational opportunities. On the ranch you will find diverse terrain with elevations ranging between 8,200’ to 9,200’, 19 drainages and seasonal Ikes Creek running through. Sacred Peak Ranch is located in GMU 83, and the ranch is neighbored by north of 100,000 plus acres of single owner private land of trophy managed big game herds.

$1,895,000

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“ Understanding" Buying Western Ranches by Dan Murphy - M4 Ranch Group, Broker/Owner

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any of us dream of owning a western ranch, fishing on our own trout streams or chasing elk across our own backyards. But in today’s world, most of those who are able to invest in ranch property have done so through hard work within a nonranching industry. As with any lucrative investment, the ability to recognize the potential in any asset and also conceive and execute a plan for transforming that potential into a valuable investment is the key to success. Similar to standard-fare housing, “fixerupper” ranches can provide significant opportunity as investment vehicles, and understanding a few key components of personal aspirations and ranchland valuation can help kick-start a rewarding, ranchland restoration journey. IDENTIFY YOUR GOALS AND VALUES Before beginning your search for a ranch, clearly identify your motivation for wanting to purchase a ranch property. What does success mean to you, your family and your investment in becoming a ranch owner?

SET YOUR PRIORITIES

Is it finding a long-term, secure investment, building a family legacy or getting back to life’s more simple and tangible moments? For many people, owning a western ranch means privately and exclusively relaxing on a covered deck enjoying peak views or fly-fishing for huge rainbow trout just off the back porch or hearing elk bugle in your own hay meadow. Or do your ranch ownership priorities lean toward productivity such as hay production, controlling senior water rights, producing an exceptional herd of cattle? Perhaps a ranch could serve as a business need for entertaining clients or as a recreational escape from the break-neck pace of the city? Similar to considerations when purchasing a home or a business, note your wants and needs for location and amenities. Rather than considering the strength of a particular school district or criminal activity within a particular area, a ranch purchase requires consideration of surrounding land elevations, seasonal temperature ranges, property access issues, and access to air travel/FBO’s, travel times for accessing shops, restaurants, medical care and community events. Would you prefer to own a ranch with high peaks or foothill terrain that overlooks rivers or streams? Establishing and noting this type of criteria will help you to pinpoint the geographic parts of the country that best fit your goals. Once you have a handle on your ranch goals, regional preferences and the surrounding property attributes that you value, you are ready to begin your search.

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Know, or work with someone who knows, how to optimize ranchland fundamentals.

RANCH WITH FISHERIES If your ideal ranch property must have the potential to support a strong trout stream with a healthy trout population, focus your search on properties that provide as many raw attributes as possible. • Live Water - How much existing live water does the ranch control? Is the stream exclusively private or does it have public sections? • Water Quality - What is the “bug life”? Does the stream have healthy water to support fish? Will it grow big fish? • Instream Flows - How strong are stream flows during dry years? If you buy this ranch with fishing recreation as a priority, will that low flow support a strong healthy trout population during dry years? • Late Season Water Temperatures - Has the ranch historically seen high, late summer stream temperatures on dry years that could ultimately jeopardize your trout and your investment? • Upstream Users - Understand your water; how many times has the water in your stream come on and off irrigated ground above your fishery. Investigate whether or not the area’s water rights are truly first-come/first-serve. • Senior Water Rights - What is meant by “wet”? Many ranches have water rights on paper, but understanding the priority of the water right and timeframe-of-use relative to

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water right decrees determines your ability to maintain or build enhancements on historic ranches. What are your water rights, how can they be used and are they wet? • Natural Terrain – One of the most important issues when considering a fishing ranch is whether or not the topography of the ranch could sustain a river enhancement project. Does the ranch have visible historic stream beds? Can more “live” water be added by returning the live stream to historic stream beds that have been manipulated for pasture production? • Fall Rate – How much elevation does the stream drop from the start to finish? Does the drop allow you to move and manipulate that live water? Can you make it longer, slow it down, and build better habitat? • Material Availability –Does the ranch itself, the nearby areas, or adjoining regions have stone, trees, and raw materials that can be used for stream improvements? What does your trucking cost for materials look like? Explore the issues and attributes of any ranch property you would like to purchase relative to your motivation and goals for ranch ownership. Partnering with a team of experts who can assess ranchland functionality and potential can save you money, time and sanity in the long run. If you invest in building and nourishing the habitat, the fishing population will grow!

RANCH WITH HUNTING If you define ranch quality by its wildlife populations and the health of its big game herds, your list of considerations would focus on wildlife attributes such as these: • Leverage Big Game Data – Each big game area of the west establishes game counts, game management and criteria for managing game. • What are the post-season herd estimates? • What is the ratio of bucks-to-does and bulls-to-cows? • What is the area management goal of herd compositions? • What are the historic hunter success rates? • What are the post-season counts on mature bucks and bulls? • Hunting Licenses – Having plenty of tags and nothing to hunt is not a good plan: What are the overall tag numbers offered in the area? If you are a ranch owner who prioritizes quality hunting, and have a vested interest in cultivating a quality big game herd, buying a ranch in an area with an abundance of big game tags in a poorly managed big game unit is not what you are looking for.

• Land Owner Licenses – What type of land owner preference does the state offer? Can the ranch apply for land owner licenses? Does the ranch give you the opportunity to hunt regularly in limited yet well managed areas? • Understand Your Neighbors – How big is your back yard? Who else can easily play in it? To what extent—public or private—does the ranch back into public lands? Do those public lands provide the ranch owner with access to additional quality grounds with limited public access? • Topography – What type of terrain does the ranch offer, does the ranch have easier access quality hunting areas to take advantage of with young or ageing sportsmen? • Public Pressure – Where does it come from and how difficult is the access? • Pasture Mitigation – Does the terrain of the ranch enable dry land pasture enhancement? Do the natural and irrigated water and water rights lend themselves to pasture enhancements? If the ranch is the greenest thing in the area, animals will come! • Migration Patterns – Does the ranch have historic migration patterns? What seasons do those migrations come through or onto the ranch? Is the property contributing winter habitat? There are a multitude of ways a ranch owner can maximize a western ranch’s investment potential; the opportunities to enhance ranchland are limitless, depending on each ranch’s unique characteristics and your passions, interests and goals. Building both daily enjoyment and increasing property value comes in finding a ranch with good “bones”, located in an area that best suits your criteria. Much like building a thriving shopping center, remodeling a house, or investing in the right company, understanding your end goals relative to the ranch’s capabilities is critical to ensuring a positive ownership experience. M4 Ranch Group can help you locate and better understand these and many more considerations in identifying, buying and then building a plan for transforming the right ranch into a gem of a nest egg!

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Gunnison, CO Five ranch parcels may be sold individually 182± Acres at $425,000 each.

Privacy, year round accessibility, and Colorado views are key factors to the 911.92± acres that make up the Sapinero Ranch. Located just 22± miles west of Gunnison, Colorado and 39± miles east of Montrose, Colorado. The ranch starts at an elevation of 7,600 ft. and rises to a height of 8,400 ft. Sapinero Ranch offers exceptional views of the West Elk Mountain Range, the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River Basin, Curecanti National Park, and the world famous Pinnacle Rock formation located on the shores of Colorado’s largest body of water, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. The west ranch gate is located 2± miles from the Lake Fork Marina providing excellent boating access onto one of Colorado’s finest fresh water fisheries that holds many of the state fishing records. Rolling terrain, gamble oak, sage and pine forest make up the entirety of Sapinero Ranch. Located in Big Game Unit 66, this piece of land is nestled in one of the finest big game units in Colorado, offering exceptional wildlife. The ranch is in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Big Game Land Owner Preference Program, giving the ranch owner the possibility to enjoy hunting this exclusive ranch and unit year after year. The ranch is fully conserved with several amazing building sites. This is a great opportunity to own an amazing tract of land that has endless recreational opportunities. $1,999,000

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Collbran, CO

Buck Basin Ranch lies in the Salt Creek Basin, nestled in and facing the north rim of the Grand Mesa National Forest just southwest of the mountain town of Collbran, Colorado. The ranch boasts 548.43± deeded acres, exceptional water rights, excellent public land access, and over 2 miles of Salt Creek. As a working ranch, Buck Basin Ranch hosts very good water rights with an exceptional water distribution system, greatly enhancing the 5 irrigated pastures for both livestock and wildlife. Buck Basin Ranch is backed and fronted by over 5,500± acres of hard to reach public BLM lands, and has the trifecta for wildlife, hosting protected bedding grounds, high-quality food sources, and highly available water. The Buck Basin Ranch located in Big Game Unit 421 and is home to some of Colorado’s true quality big game. Collbran, Colorado is home to the American Service Women’s Memorial, dedicated to recognizing the role of women in America’s war efforts. Collbran is also home to Vega State Park and Vega Lake. This small mountain town is blessed with annual highs in the region averaging a comfortable 62.2 degrees and sees average lows of 32.8 degrees. Close to the ranch is the city of Grand Junction, Colorado where you can get your big city fix, or adventure to world-famous views, with the vistas and canyons of the Colorado National Moment, and Powderhorn Ski Area. Buck Basin Ranch is located in the heart of the best recreational opportunities of the western United States.

$2,145,000

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L ake City, CO

At 10,500 feet, Oleo Guest Ranch offers rustic Colorado vacation cabin rentals. The mountain cabins are located in a remote part of Southwest Colorado (between Creede and Lake City) and are surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Each secluded mountain cabin offers privacy and breathtaking views with comfortable accommodations. The ranch’s water is drawn directly out of the mountain the cabins are built upon. Propane gas runs appliances, lights and heats water for the kitchens and bathrooms. Recreational activities at Oleo include miles and miles of scenic trails for mountain hiking/climbing, photography, fishing, or just relaxing. Moose and elk are often seen and several kinds of hummingbirds are always around the many cabin feeders. The colorful wildflowers in summer, the wind blowing through the aspens, and the spectacular fall foliage are nature at its best. Five stocked ponds and 1.5 miles of streams provide guests with private fishing, so beginners to avid fly fishermen will have ample opportunity to wet their lines. Peace and quiet is not something you have to seek out at Oleo… the wind blowing through the aspens will be the only thing you’ll hear while reading your book on the deck. $2,195,000

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Powderhorn, CO

Six J’s Ranch can best be described as a live water ranch, centered by the world-famous trout stream, Cebolla Creek. The Six J’s Ranch is enhanced by three cultured trout lakes designed by one of the west top water restoration specialists. From trout stream to spectacular lakes and senior water rights, the Six J’s Ranch’s historic footprint has been a huge part of Southern Colorado. The property was a well-known and respected guest ranch, named after the owners six daughters, and for decades families called this ranch their part of Colorado. Under new ownership the ranch has strived to convert this property to the western greatness it was so well known for. Restoring the original name is just a part of its path to greatness. This property has been converted from the ground up, from new utilities and services to hand picking and restoring the historic western accommodations to fulfill its journey for generations to come. The ranch offers the whole western package, appropriate and fitting improvements, a riverfront main home and three outstanding guest cabins all coupled with direct access to a lifetime of world class recreation. From the lakefront lodge to the riverfront main home in addition to keeping and preserving 3 of the 17 original guest cabins, the owner’s goal was to respect the history, and redeem and restore the greatness of Six J’s Ranch at this outstanding location.

$2,500,000

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Cortez, CO

The ranch is comprised of 576Âą acres, fronting County Roads 26, M, N, and Highway 145. Mostly irrigated grass and alfalfa with 300 shares of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company water. 3.6Âą acres holds a pond that is used to store water for irrigation. The water is piped to the ranch using the gravity fed method and is distributed on the land with a side roll irrigation system. Other improvements to the ranch include corrals, a large hay barn, and the ranch is fully fenced. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently runs 300 pair of cattle. Historically the area has been used for agriculture with irrigated farming and grazing. The ranch does have significant development opportunities that are accented by its proximity to amenities and attractions. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently holds a farming/ranching/grazing lease and an FAA lease, which puts some minimal restrictions on the small part of the ranch acreage. Ranch elevations range around 6,200 feet, and area elevations range from 5,500 to 7,500 feet.

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Hesperus, CO

Devils Canyon Ranch consists of 2,520± deeded acres and is backed into over 640± limited access BLM public acres. The property is nestled in Cherry Creek Basin beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is said to be the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of Southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year round access located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include good road access and two well located rustic off-grid hunting cabins. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat, terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grass land mesas, open hay meadows and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional elk and mule deer herds, turkey, black bears and mountain lions. Due to the exceptional wildlife presence, the ranch has been preserved with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to maintain the ability to recreate, ranch, and enjoy future use of the property while protecting the wildlife sustainability. With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The recreational opportunities in this area are never ending.

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L o n e s o m e R a n c h - Del Norte , CO

Epic views surround this stunning 574± acre ranch nestled in the mountain valleys of the San Luis Valley. Situated along 2,600± feet of gold medal trophy trout waters of the Rio Grande River. The ranch has an abundance of water, with 1.05± cfs of senior water rights and 42.81± cfs of junior water rights. It has two center pivot irrigation systems that provide water for approximately 260± acres with hay production, and another 30± acres sub-irrigated by river bottom. There are fertile meadows and dramatic rock bluffs framed by the Rocky Mountains in all directions. Numerous ponds are home to migrating geese and duck populations. The ranch provides home to deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, and occasional bears, lynx, and fox as well as many other wildlife species. The ranch is entirely located in Wildlife Management draw unit 79 for which landowner vouchers may be applied. Located within 10 minutes of the Rio Grande Club Championship 18-hole golf course, and a short 17 miles to Wolf Creek Ski Area for the most champagne powder in the state. Trophy fishing and hunting on the ranch and public lands are within minutes in any direction. Improvements include two homes on the property for a total of over 5,700± square feet of living space. One of the homes is currently receiving rental income. In addition, there is a large shop, hay barn, corrals, grain bins, sheds, and the property is fenced and cross fenced.

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Eagle Canyon Ranch is a well-blocked parcel encompassing 2,369Âą acres at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, about 10 miles northeast of the "twin cities" of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. One of the largest remaining parcels in Custer County, Eagle Canyon Ranch brims with scenic beauty created by an ever-changing combination of granite outcroppings, small meadows and forests of pinion pine, juniper, spruce and fir. Mountain views abound of both the Sangre de Cristos, reaching far above treeline at over 14,000 feet, and the nearer forested peaks of the Wet Mountains. Presently undeveloped, the ranch is perfectly situated for a variety of recreational activities. Healthy mule deer and elk herds roam through the ranch itself and on the bordering BLM land, including the Upper Grape Creek Wilderness Area. As a draw only unit for both deer and elk, Unit 69 holds many trophies of both species. Mountain lions and black bears are also found in the area. Grape Creek flows just west of the ranch, and miles of public fishing for 10- to 14-inch brown and rainbow trout are available on this "sleeper stream" by only a short 4WD trip from the ranch. Lake anglers will appreciate the waters of Deweese Reservoir, only a few miles upstream, with its combination of trout, smallmouth bass and huge tiger muskies. Eagle Canyon Ranch can also serve as a headquarters for mountain biking and horseback riding, both on and off the ranch property, OHVing, and even rock climbing on scores of granite outcrops on the property. Mountaineers will find plenty of summits in the Sangre de Cristos, including the famed Fourteeners of Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak, just a few miles away. Photographers will discover endless photo opportunities every season of the year, and the area's dark skies are internationally recognized as some of the best in the world for astronomical observations

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R e d H a w k R a n c h - Gunnison, CO Red Hawk Ranch, high in the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, you’ll not only be “away from it all”, but also “above it all”. This 923± acre wilderness ranch boasts sweeping views of the magnificent Ohio Creek Valley that will be shared only by you and the eagles. If you’re interested in having your nearest neighbors be elk, mule deer, black bears and lush meadows of wildflowers, Red Hawk Ranch is the wilderness hunting retreat of your dreams. A 3,045± square foot lodge serves as headquarters for this magnificent property. It includes four bedrooms, full kitchen, storage garage and a vaulted great room filled with trophy mounts. Spectacular high country views can be enjoyed from its large deck. The lodge is entirely off-gird, powered by a solar system with generator backup.

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Juniper Mountain Ranch occupies the heart of untamed Northwest Colorado, only a few miles from the ranching hamlet of Maybell. At 6,972.40± deeded acres, it’s an impressive spread that covers rolling hills of pinon/juniper woodlands and sagebrush bottomlands at elevations of 6,100 to 6,800 feet, surrounding the local landmark of 7,847-foot Juniper Mountain. With an attendant state lease and a 5,800 acre BLM grazing permit, over 20 square miles of territory fall under its domain. For years it has been productive grazing ground for 800 animal units, comprised of both cattle and sheep. Juniper Mountain Ranch is easily accessible from US Highway 40 and thus not far from some of the West’s most spectacular recreational opportunities. The resort town of Steamboat Springs is less than 90 minutes to the east, offering world-class downhill skiing, and Dinosaur National Monument, with its incredible fossil beds and spectacular sandstone canyons, lies only 45 minutes to the west. The Yampa River flows just north of the ranch, featuring renowned white water rafting and some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the state.

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Whole Ranch What a way to isolate! A stunning 82± acres in the Upper Blanco Basin on the Blanco River; The Harvey Ranch has it all. Water rights from 1901 Decree out of the Sissons/Stevens Ditch, 1912 Decree out of Square Top Ditch and another 1943 Decree out of Square Top Ditch. There is a top of the line irrigation/sprinkler system in place and there is an undivided 1/8 Mineral Right that goes with the property. The ranch is bordered on one side by a conservation easement. Excellent grazing meadows and property is fenced and cross fenced. The historical home on the ranch was the former Frank Oppenheimer Ranch. The home was built in 1944 and some restoration work has been done to the home. You will also find several outbuildings as well as a garage/farm equipment building of new construction built in 1993. Qualify your clients and come for a look. There are tremendous views from this parcel and well worth your time for consideration.

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47± Acres with Improvements Stunning 47± acres in the Upper Blanco Basin on the Blanco River. Water rights from 1901 Decree out of the Sissons/Stevens Ditch, 1912 Decree Out of Square Top Ditch and another 1943 Decree out of Square Top Ditch. There is a top of the line irrigation/sprinkler system in place and there is an undivided 1/8 Mineral Right that goes with the property. This property is bordered on one side and the other side of the river by properties that are in a conservation easement. Excellent grazing meadows and property is fenced and cross fenced. The historical home on the property was the former Frank Oppenheimer Ranch. The home was built in 1944 and some restoration work has been done to the home. You will also find several outbuildings as well as a garage/farm equipment building of new construction built in 1993.

$2,800,000 35 Acre Parcel Stunning 35+ acre parcel with water and mineral rights bordering National Forest. Located in the Upper Blanco Basin and completely fenced with an irrigation system in place. Qualify your clients and come for a look. There are tremendous views from this parcel and a perfect home site.

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Pitman Cherry Creek Ranch consists of 713.52± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased land and is backed into over 2,100± limited access BLM public acres. The ranch is nestled in Cherry Creek Basin and sits beneath the extraordinary skyline of the La Plata Mountain Range. With 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, the ranch is benefited by both irrigation and recreation water rights. Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is reportedly the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorado’s most desired counties and home to Durango, Colorado, known as the gateway to some of Colorado’s top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year round access, located off Hwy 160 and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a 6 car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with a roping arena and great horse pasture. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat; terrain, water, and feed providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional elk and mule deer herds, turkey, black bears, and mountain lions.

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The Piedra Forks Ranch is a fly fishing haven. The ranch is comprised of 169.32± acres of wilderness, meadows, and live water. Offering numerous fishing arenas with 1.2± miles of the East Fork River and .73± miles of the Middle Fork River. There is a 1.23± acre lake on the ranch. The ranch offers breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Weminuche Range. Impressive improvements include a 2,976± square foot main home with 2 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. This stunning log home is perched on one of the highest points of the ranch. The home has been recognized in both the Smithsonian and Sunset magazines. The home was designed by Peter H. Dominick Jr., a distinguished graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. It offers an inviting open floor plan, captivating rock fireplace, tons of windows that provide the home with an abundance of natural light. Sunrise and sunset porches for amazing viewing and a cozy hot tub to enjoy the outdoors to its fullest. Additional ranch improvements include a 2 bedroom, 2 bath , 1,116± square foot guest home with an attached garage and amazing outdoor fireplace; 544± square foot 1 bed, 1 bath rustic cabin and finally a 1 room 360± square foot fishing cabin located right on the river bank of the East Fork of the Piedra River. The ranch has a conservation easement to preserve its outstanding beauty, with an option left to still build an additional cabin and barn. $4,5000,00

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Comprising 737± acres at about 8,000 feet, most of the Circle J Ranch lies in grass and hay meadows, surrounded by sagebrush hills. 2.49± miles of Quartz Creek winds through the ranch property. Tributary Alder Creek is a smaller stream that runs for 2.69± miles on the ranch and is excellent habitat for both brown and brook trout. Improvements on the ranch include the large historic barn, complete fencing, and a classic two-story ranch house, which was constructed in 1914. It contains 1,952± square feet and has three bedrooms and two baths. A strategically situated deck allows you to enjoy many incomparable Colorado summer evenings to the soothing sounds of Alder Creek murmuring nearby.

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Lake Fork River Ranch is 269.844± acres of exceptional mountain property hosting a world class lodge, two family cabins, a caretaker house, and two guest dorms, as well as a 39,000± square foot riding arena. The terrain on the ranch varies from large aspen groves, to alpine meadows, to deep pine forest and extraordinary rock outcroppings. The term "backyard" on this ranch could be the understatement of the century, directly backed by over 2,000,000± public acres of the San Juan Mountains and fronted by over 34,000± public acres of the Red Cloud Peak Wilderness Study Area. The ranch is a sportsman’s paradise, home to one of the wests top trout streams, the famous Lake Fork River, as well as a premier custom-built trout lake. Located in one of Colorado’s top big game units, Unit 66, home to truly exceptional mule deer, elk, moose, big horn sheep, and even some predators. Lake Fork River Ranch offers access to a lifetime of unparalleled mountain recreation. Large acreage, live water, big views, ease of access, built improvements, and lifestyle best describe the offering of the Lake Fork River Ranch.

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Indian Creek Ranch sits on center stage on 875± acres in one of Mother Nature’s virtuoso performances. This is the heartbeat of Spanish Peaks Country and its handcrafted lodge is as bold and beautiful as the panorama that surrounds it! The 16,000± square foot custom lodge features impressive high ceilings, oversized picture windows, masterful stonework and massive log timbers. The fully furnished home includes many European antiques and an extensive western art collection. All the common areas of the home are spacious enough for large gatherings yet cozy enough for quiet reflection. Five fireplaces create ambiance and infloor radiant heat adds a gentle blanket of comfort throughout the home. Ambient light spills into the Master Chef ’s Kitchen, which features commercial grade appliances, custom cabinetry and solid granite counter tops. A historic Royal Charter Oak Dual Range is the room’s centerpiece. Each of the lodge’s eight bedrooms have private baths. Four of the Guest Suites encompass over 1,000 square feet each and include kitchenettes, living areas, fireplaces and direct outdoor access. Indian Creek Ranch covers 873± fenced and cross-fenced acres and includes roughly 140± acres of productive hay fields. Long summer growing seasons and mild Southern Colorado winters add up to superior year round grazing. The ranch has been under the watchful eye of attentive management and proud ownership.

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La Plata Mountain Ranch is properly named, nested on Cherry Creek, and sitting under the skyline of the extraordinary La Plata Mountain Range. The ranch is said to be the background to many Louis Lamour western novels, and when traveling through the ranch’s varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges, to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if you’ve enjoyed these western novels. La Plata Mountain Ranch is one of the largest deeded ranches in southwest Colorado’s most desired county’s, La Plata County. The Ranch is comprised of 3,721± acres, 3,233± deeded acres and 488± acres of state leased lands, and borders over 760± acres of limited access BLM lands. The La Plata Mountain Ranch is fortunate to have 1.5± miles of live water on Cherry Creek, water rights for irrigation, recreation, and ease of access year-round on both paved and county-maintained roads, with excellent road access to a great majority of the ranch. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220± square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069± square foot fully insulated shop. For the equestrian enthusiast, the ranch has a 6-stall barn with roping arena, great horse pasture, and live water. The upper ranch has a conveniently located historic and useful hunting cabins, allowing you to cover much of the ranch during hunting season without traveling through prime habitat at the break of dawn. The ranch is home to exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat; terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this region’s best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes make this ranch home to some of the top regional elk, mule deer herds, turkey, black bears, and mountain lions.

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A true cowboy cattle operation ranch. Located in Disappointment Valley in Southwest Colorado, about 65 miles from Telluride, Colorado. The ranch is strategically placed throughout its 8,200± deeded acres and its 81,133± leased acres of forest service and BLM land, making for a highly successful operation. The ranch holds the sole permits on the forest service and BLM acreage, which is a rarity and asset to the ranch operations. The ranch’s vast acreage is made up of various topographies giving way to good winter and summer operating climates. It is approximately 15 miles from the winter camp in Disappointment Valley to the summer camp on the Glades, San Juan National Forest. The cattle are trailed to summer and winter range but never leave the ranch property, so no trucking is ever needed. The operations of the ranch have been skillfully thought out, leading to 60 years of good ranching. The calves are processed on the winter range when they come off the summer permit then weighed on the ranch scales and shipped out or weaned. If you chose to wean the calves there is a weaning fence between the fields, creating less stress on the calves. The ranch can be run by two good hands and occasional day help making the cost per head much lower than most ranching operations. The corral work is done at a central location from branding in the spring to weighing and shipping calves in the fall. The acreage includes some irrigated land. The irrigated land surrounding the corrals is critical in this operation. The water comes from Disappointment Creek and is good until early July, giving the ranch one cutting of hay, approximately 300 round bales, and good pasture for the fall. The ranch is comprised of enough acreage that you never have to feed cows as there is enough pasture to graze. Improvements are spread throughout the ranch and leased acreage. The headquarters is in the valley, consisting of a 2,808± square foot ranch house, full RV hookup, 30 x 40 Quonset Shop, 40 x 50 workshop, 84 x 90 combination hay shed – equipment shed – calving stall – tack room, full set of working corrals, and a pond filled with a good working well. At the working facilities for cattle and the hay fields, improvements in place are a 12 x 20 workers cabin/cook shack, certified set of scales, hydraulic chute, and calf table. In the mountain section of the ranch is a line camp with a 12 x 20 cabin. On the forest permit section of the ranch, where summer operations take place is a 1,326± square foot cabin, and the cabin is privately owned. Additionally, there is a bunkhouse, tack shed, and corrals and other equipment.

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Consisting of more than 1,580± acres, the Flying W Ranch is a hidden gem with a private and secluded atmosphere to escape into while being located adjacent to the town of Del Norte and the amenities of town life. The mighty Rio Grande River is the heart and soul of the Flying W Ranch. This Colorado “River Mountain Ranch” is an exclusive one-of-a-kind property located in Rio Grande County. The ranch sits on the western edge of the San Luis Valley, the largest alpine valley in the world. A rarity for river ranches, this ranch includes acreage along both sides of the Rio Grande River. Abundant surface water rights provide for irrigation of more than 600± acres and provide more than 500± acre-feet of consumptive use water rights. The ranch has more than 15 cfs of surface water rights, of which more than 6 cfs are senior water rights. These priority water rights assure that irrigation water will be available during the entire growing season.

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The Pick Bar Ranch occupies 1,008.9± acres in the scenic Pine River Valley, a few miles north of Bayfield, on the main road to Vallecito Reservoir. Located at approximately 7,000 feet, the ranch has a mountain section and a meadow section. The eastern mountain section is dominated by extensive forests of mature ponderosa pine, with abundant draws to shelter mule deer, elk and black bear. The western meadow section contains the ranch headquarters, irrigated meadowlands and the riparian corridor of the Pine River, vegetated with a lovely mix of pines and native cottonwoods. Water makes or breaks ranches in Southern Colorado, and the Pick Bar Ranch is blessed with over a mile of the coveted Pine River, and a mile of its tributary, Bear Creek. Senior water rights of a healthy 3.278 cfs ensures that nearly 200 acres of hay is well-watered, including a 1/4-mile radius pivot. As a result, the ranch has been a solid cattle producer since 1883, and currently supports up to 70 AUs year round, with winter pasture and summer grazing all available on-property. The Pine River is a closely guarded fishery among those who are fortunate enough to control access to it. Rich in insect life, and partially controlled by the outflow from Vallecito Reservoir, the Pine can produce some of the largest brown and rainbow trout in Colorado. Not far upstream from the Pick Bar Ranch, a 40-inch rainbow was recently caught, and trophy browns and rainbows in the multi-pound category live throughout the river, including on the mile of river on the Pick Bar Ranch. Careful riparian habitat management and engineered habitat improvements ensure that the Pine on the Pick Bar will continue to grow and retain trout of bragging proportions. The mountain portion of the ranch adjoins public land in the 2.5-million-acre San Juan National Forest, which makes for hunting opportunities for both mule deer and elk. Both species can often be seen on the ranch, especially when early snow pushes them to lower elevations. Improvements on the ranch equip it to be an ideal equestrian site, including a classic red barn, 75x175 indoor riding arena and an outdoor arena. Wonderful riding opportunities are abundant on both the meadow and mountain sections of the ranch, and the climate is mild enough to keep horses year round. Other recreational amenities on the ranch include dog kennel, private shooting range and a small bass pond. An impressive gated entry leads to the Pick Bar Ranch headquarters, with its historic three-story home and wraparound porch. A second, newer home nearby allows ample room for ranch help, or can serve as a guest house, and underground sprinkler system keeps the lovely grounds well-watered.

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M4 RANCH GROUP A Brand of Excellence W R I T T E N BY L OR I E A . WO ODWA R D OF L A N D M AGA Z I N E

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rothers Dan and Michael Murphy, owners of M4 Ranch Group based in Lake City, Colorado, are leaving their mark—well, actually their brand—on Colorado ranch real estate. “The Rocking M4 brand is way more than just a logo—it’s our family ranch brand,” Dan said. “It says a lot about who we are and what we do.” It is a Murphy family tradition that when the children turn 18, they receive a belt buckle emblazoned with the Rocking M4 brand. “When my dad handed my son Jake his family belt buckle on his 18th birthday, it was one of the proudest moments of my life,” Dan said. “It was a symbolic statement of the honor and pride associated with our western history—and the responsibility to honor and uphold it as the next generation.” An expectation of excellence that results from hard work is part of the family inheritance—and it’s not lost on the next generation. Jake, in a recent paper for a class at Western State University, where he, as a student athlete, is pursuing a double major in business and environmental sustainability while earning his real estate license, quoted his grandfather, “Work half a day—do whatever you want with the other 12 hours.” “I got a kick out of the paper because it proves the family brand goes far beyond an identifying mark,” Dan said. “It is a statement of trust and excellence.”

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In hindsight, the family brand seems obvious as the choice for the ranch division’s logo, but it was selected after extensive research and an outside evaluation of the team’s strengths and identity. “After all of the time, money and research, the most descriptive and meaningful name for the ranch division had been right in front of us,” Dan said. Because it carries so much meaning, applying the brand to their business is not a responsibility the brothers take lightly. Michael said, “Our name and our history is on this company, so we strive to be the best we can be in every aspect of this business. We never forget that M4 Ranch Group directly reflects on our family’s legacy.” The ancestors have reason to be proud. Team Murphy, the parent company, has been a driving force in recreational real estate for decades. The M4 Ranch Group division has, after just three seasons in ranch sales, already risen to the top of Colorado land brokerages, selling roughly 100,000 acres in mountain ranches in 2017.

school, he met Michelle DePinto, a ballerina who lived in Denver. After a long distance relationship, she traded in her pointe shoes and urban existence for a life off the beaten path as the “best partner a man could find.” Under the banner of MMLO Outfitting, they owned and operated an outfitting business that took clients in pursuit of the West’s top big game in the back country of Colorado, Alaska and Montana. To succeed as an outfitter, he not only had to master the art of hospitality and client relations, but also the natural history and behavior of big game, federal and state regulations, habitat management and the principles of business. In the meantime, Michael took his passion for the outdoors in a different direction, turning his attention to the land’s bounty as a classically trained French chef. “I love anything to do with food—hunting it, catching it, preparing it,” he said. Eventually, though, he left the kitchen for the beverage business. He helped grow the American Beverage Company in San Antonio from a small upstart company to a major distributor that counted 70 percent of Texas as its territory. Then he returned to Colorado, where he was on the leading edge of the craft brewery movement as part of New Belgium Brewing. As part of that team, Michael opened a Southwestern sales territory for the brewery’s products, including Fat Tire, and further refined his marketing chops in an emerging industry, knowledge that he now applies to rural real estate. Both brothers were carving out their places at the top of their respective fields when Dan recognized that the outfitting business kept him away from Michelle and their young children too much for his taste. After 20 years in the outfitting business, Dan and Michelle decided to fold the tents at the peak of that career.

“Our name and our history is on this company, so we strive to be the best we can be in every aspect of this business. We never forget that M4 Ranch Group directly reflects on our family’s legacy.”

The M4 Brand of Business

The family, who has put down deep roots in Colorado over the past 40 years, can trace their ancestry back to the settling of the western frontier. The Murphy’s are direct descendants of Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second President of the Republic of Texas, best known for trading off the western Colorado Rockies in 1850 to help retire the then-republic’s debt. “Our family has been trading in the Mountain West for more than 170 years,” Michael joked. Despite the constant joking and laughter, the brothers take their business very seriously. Neither likes to lose. Their highly competitive natures don’t cause problems in the office because they’re tempered by an inherent belief in fair dealing with each other as well as team members, clients and colleagues. Plus, they have an abiding respect for the different skill sets each of them developed in the years they worked apart. Dan built his first career on his passion for the outdoors; few things in life meant more than being in the field where his respect for nature and the role of man’s stewardship grew. “I spent at least a hundred nights a year sleeping in a sleeping bag, for more than 20 years,” he said. As he was preparing to depart for Africa to finish

The M4 Brand of Real Estate

Believing that the Mountain West real estate industry would provide an ideal environment for their work ethic, knowledge of the outdoors, and vast network, Dan and Michelle launched Team Murphy Realty. e like to call Michelle the ‘Closer,’” Dan said, pointing out that she gives the team a focal point of concentration and, with a Master’s degree in Business and Marketing, has the ability to bring the “high-flying, big-picture goals “into a

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grounded, get-the-details-done perspective.” They enlisted the expertise of the immediate family. Parents, Tom and Midge Murphy, lend their talents to the team. “Our dad is an exceptional businessman and has trained us since we were in diapers—and no one can make people feel more welcome than our mother,” Dan said. Michael and his wife Sandy succumbed to the call of the wild— and of the family. “When the family decided to get into the real estate industry, I wanted to be part of it,” he said. Michael brought with him marketing and business networking acumen as well as a passion for the West’s live water and anything that swims in it. Sandy, who is a paralegal, ensures that the flood of paperwork flow smoothly, so transactions are completed as efficiently as possible. In addition to the immediate family, the real estate family includes 10 associates divided between offices in Lake City, Pagosa Springs and South Fork. “Everybody in this company is family, either by blood or by choice, so there’s never any question that everyone is giving 100 percent,” Michael said. “Our goal is simple: Efficiency achieved by great people with great knowledge and work ethics.” The shared commitment and unique office dynamic gives Michael and Dan the freedom to roam. “Ranch real estate gives us a chance to experience incredibly spectacular land just as I did as an outfitter,” Dan said. From February through October this year, they collectively logged more than 70,000 miles exploring and showing ranches—and the odometer is still turning. “Our goal from the outset was to be the best informed brokers in Colorado and northern New Mexico,” Michael said. “We work hard to acquire personal, first-hand knowledge of all of the ranches in the marketplace.”

The M4 Brand of Life

Lake City, which serves as the hub of Team Murphy Realty and M4 Ranch Group, has 400 residents and is the only town in Hinsdale County, the nation’s most remote county. The town is situated in a valley deep in the San Juan Mountains at the base of five 14,000-foot peaks. Lake City also has more Fortune 500 CEOs per capita than any other town in the country. “They call this place home because this area is not about what you have, but more about what elk you harvest or the fly used to land the latest trout,” Dan said laughing. Once, Dan was helping a neighbor—a hell-bent-

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for-leather old-timer—drive cattle. They were joined by one of these CEOs, whose company refines about two-thirds of the oil in the U.S. He had parked his Gulfstream III at the airport and driven his 1979 Ford pickup to the cattle drive. According to Dan, the CEO’s cowboying skills favorably impressed the veteran cowhand, who said to the CEO, “You need some cash? You could probably make some decent money with day work around here.” The CEO responded, “I’m doing ok on cash.” The story resonates with Dan and Michael not only because it is par for the course but it reinforces their parents’ teachings to treat every “book” respectfully regardless of its “cover.” The Golden Rule is one of the family’s core values that is also at the heart of the company. “We’re real people living in the best part of the U.S., living what we do—and what we believe,” Michael said. “Obviously we’re in the real estate business, but from our perspective we’re really in the relationship business.”

The M4 Brand of Marketing

M4 attributes a great deal of their success to an aggressive marketing strategy. They utilize the most cutting-edge technology and a variety of deep integrated digital marketing tactics, in addition to proven and established print media, including two in-house magazines featuring the full scope of their listings, and national impact print marketing. They also regularly attend gatherings of a wide variety of organizations such as the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association because they “want to know everyone connected with land through livestock and wildlife.” The brothers take great pleasure in really getting to know people outside of their offices. Relationships thrive and understanding grows when people get away from the constant pinging of cell phones and out of the relentless reach of email. To that end, they employ—and enjoy—their “handshake” marketing initiative. The Murphy’s put current and prospective clients in the field for local events: floating the Rio Grande River during the famous salmon fly hatch during M4’s Wild Trout Week or riding the Rockies horseback on the 100-mile annual Roundup Ride. They also sponsor and guide hunts for one of their favorite charities, the Colors of Heroes hunts celebrating the sacrifices of our veterans. “Our goal is not just selling the ranches we are blessed to work on, but building something bigger and longer lasting than a closing,” Dan said.

The M4 Brand of Stewardship

The Murphy’s love of people and wildlife has inspired the brothers to be heavily involved in protecting the western lifestyle. “Generally, most land is managed better privately than publicly due to the landowners’ passion, finances and ability to make and carry out a decision,” Dan said. “The private, long-term commitment to manage for the most diversity is far beyond most government agency’s desires or capabilities.” The brothers characterize their philosophy as “cowboy conservatism” noting that their first line of defense for the

western lifestyle is first-hand knowledge gained through leadership at the local and state levels. Dan is currently serving on the Upper Gunnison Water Advisory Group, the Sportsman’s Round Table and its advisory committee to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department. He previously served on the Big Game License Application, Big Game Allocation Program, the Colorado Wildlife Federation and the Hinsdale Planning Commission. Michael served as a Lake City Town Trustee, Chairman of the Hinsdale County/ Town of Lake City Marketing Committee, and currently sits on the advisory committee for both the Agricultural and Public Lands and the Neutral Resources, as well as representing Hinsdale County on the Club 20 Board of Directors. “Being on the front lines of emerging issues helps us help landowners,” Michael said. “We have insight into the debates, the regulations, the concerns and the challenges because we’re engaged in the process.” One of the team’s most important duties is “match making.” The team excels at identifying the right property for the right buyers—and helping the new owners see what the property can become with good stewardship. “Our job is to understand a property,” Dan said. The M4 Ranch Group relies on cutting-edge technology in all aspects of the business, including their own 3D virtual camera, drone filming and editing department to showcase the height, depth, breadth and nuances of each property. The Murphy’s’ goal is to give potential buyers a true sense of a ranch before they ever tour it. Once boots are on the ground, the brothers use their experience and expansive network of restoration and preservation professionals to help the potential owners see what the land can be rather than simply what it is. For instance, if a ranch has a degraded stream, the brothers help the client understand what it will take to restore it to a healthy, productive fishery. “We’re the concierges of conservation,” Michael said, noting they introduce landowners to some of the best conservation practitioners in their respective fields. Together, they’ve prompted the restoration of miles upon miles of streams and thousands of acres of habitat. This has helped greatly increase the value of numerous ranches while greatly increasing the volume of habitat Colorado’s wildlife depends on. To keep space open in the west, the intrinsic value of undeveloped land has to be recognized, they believe. “Habitat has value from an ecological and emotional standpoint as well as a financial one,” Dan said. To be clear, conservation work is not an income stream for the business, but a passion. “What makes us proudest is sharing what we’ve helped conserve with generations to come,” Dan said. When we’ve helped build legacy ranches that families can convey to their children or when we see a kid reel in a big brown or a cutthroat on a fly while fishing an enhanced stream, the circle is complete. We’ve passed forward what’s important to us.” He continued, “Our family and team understand that we’re on this earth for a limited amount of time and it’s about leaving this place better than we found it. For us, that means creating a legacy through relationships and conservation.”

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Hidden just off of the highway and perched above the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River is a stunning home on 5.37± acres with 900± feet of river frontage. At 6,460± square feet with six bedrooms and five and a half baths, there is plenty of room for family and friends. Upon walking in the front door, the large living area greets guests with a two story stone fireplace. The open living area leads to the beautiful kitchen, complete with river rock accents, large island, plenty of storage and rustic style tin ceiling. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area with large windows, perfect for enjoying the views while enjoying a meal. Also on the main floor is a spacious master suite with deck access and luxurious bathroom. Local mountain scenes adorn the large walk in shower’s sandblasted glass and the large walk-in closet boasts lots of storage. As luxurious as the main living floor is, the basement level offers its own type of luxury combined with comfortable living. Its master bedroom offers deck access and features four built-in bunk beds. The large game room and bar create a great atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing. Also on the walk-out basement level are an exercise room, large mud room, laundry room, guest bathroom and large, heated 2 car garage. The third floor is home to four bedrooms, two baths and a loft. The 3,000± square foot deck and impeccably manicured lawn create additional opportunities for entertaining or just taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains and river.

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A Native American word for “Gathering Place”. The Thendara Estate is a spectacular 6,706± square foot contemporary home with a detached 3 car garage on 36± acres. The beautiful acreage has diverse topographies, fantastic views, seclusion, lots of wildlife, and easy access to State Highway 50. Located in Southwest Colorado near the Curecanti National Recreation Area, midway between Gunnison and Montrose, Colorado. A short distance from Blue Mesa Lake and Marina, and the entrance to the Black Canyon National Park. The well-designed home lives up to its name “Gathering Place.” Four levels of room to gather, with several entertaining areas and many decks to enjoy the fantastic views and mountain air. We will start with the walkout basement with its own covered deck. Home to a giant bunkroom, game area, living area, guest bedroom, a full bathroom, and lots of storage areas. Next up is the main floor with tons of entertaining space, a large kitchen, two large eating bars, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, covered deck and hot tub area, and a screened-in deck. The third floor is home to 4 bedrooms with their own ensuites, a sitting area with gas fireplace, and of course, its own deck. The top floor is set up for two office studios, one bathroom, several storage areas, and top floor views to die for. The exterior of the home has low maintenance vinyl siding, natural landscaping, and a large firepit to enjoy marshmallows and star filled nights. The detached 3 car garage has room to store all your toys.

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This one of a kind 33.269± acres nestled into a 30,000 acre American National Park. Secured gated entrance, plus a locked federal gate on the East Portal Road five months of the year, delivers outstanding privacy and seclusion. From this home, you will never, for all eternity, see another home, or the lights of another home. All of the land in the veranda viewshed is federally controlled national park land… locked away forever. An amazing home designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture, the home has an extremely high luxury level of finish. The home is a prototype, constructed with steel, Rastra and other materials that make it noncombustible. This amazine 33.269± acre parcel was originally part of a larger 112.497± acre park private inholding owned by the seller. The seller sold an adjacent 79.228± acre parcel in 2010 for $2,120,000 cash, unimproved, undeveloped and deed restricted to one single family residence on a designated 20 acre footprint . . . no power, no water, no sewer, no surfaced road. NOTE: In January 2016, during the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service, this 79.228± acre parcel was generously GIFTED to the National Park Service by owner Elliotsville Plantation, Inc. The subject 33.269± acre parcel is now an island of private land inside the national park (nonconservation easement).

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Five Star Ranch’s property is exceptional and includes a 71.6± deeded acres and 490± acres of leased state land. The ranch is situated at about 8,000 feet in Southern Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley, considered by many to be one of Colorado’s most scenic undiscovered locations. The 500+ acres controlled by the ranch is a mix of grassy meadows, rugged rock outcroppings and a mature forest estimated to contain 30,000 ponderosa pines. Five Star Ranch is exceptional in the artistry and architecture of its award-winning lodge-like ranch house. Featured as Timber Home Living’s “Home of the Year” in 2009, this custom-designed timber frame home is 10,292± square feet of unmatched mountain luxury. Its lodge-like feel begins with its unique 42-foot arched canopy marking its main entrance. This entrance leads to a vast great room with 22-foot high ceilings with a walk-around natural stone fireplace, large dining area and a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances. Over all this space spreads a vaulted, open beam ceiling that completes the blend of rustic/ modern styling that captures the best of the surrounding environment. Infloor heating throughout keeps the main house very comfortable twelve months of the year. A master suite is accessed off of the great room, which includes its own fireplace. Completing the main level is a five car garage. Upstairs via an open spiral staircase lies a reading room and a unique observation room that creates a space that captures 360 degrees of mountain views. The lower level of the main house is 4,130± square feet, fully finished, and has a private office, gym and full bathroom. A short hike into the woods leads to a refurbished rustic cabin, perfect for star gazing. Two large metal shops with overhead garage doors complete the improvements at Five Star Ranch and allow plenty of work space for vehicles and other equipment.

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n today’s world, with fewer and fewer large western parcels available, a large, quality ranch can exceed even the most affluent buyer’s budget. An ideal solution for many, then, is a ranch community. Ranch communities can be found throughout the mountain west in which shared ownership can be had for a fraction of the cost of a stand-alone, single-owner property. Ranch communities deliver collectively what few can afford individually: owning a piece of the western lifestyle, including a home with a mountain stream as a front yard and a mountain range as a backyard. WRITTEN BY DAN MURPHY—OWNER/BROKER OF M4 RANCH GROUP AND LYNN LAMPERT

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Ranch communities can be an attractive option for people who want to spend less time, less money, and less commitment on upkeep and more time enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends. The many benefits of shared cost among ranch community owners include preserving the surrounding ranch lands, maintaining healthy meadows, fisheries and wildlife habitat, ensuring established access, and providing for caretaker needs. Owners can simply reap the benefits of ranch living (jump in the jeep, head to the ski hill, grab the fly rod and fish) instead of being consumed with ranch maintenance details. As part of a ranch community, you can live on a premium piece of property without paying a premium price. Eagle Ridge Ranch, north of Gunnison, Colorado, is a prime example of a thriving Ranch Community that maintains a cherished agricultural tradition along with an equally strong commitment to conservation and recreation. Eagle Ridge Ranch is 4900± deeded acres sweeping across the fertile Ohio Creek Valley only 8 miles north of the university town of Gunnison. Operated for decades as a productive cattle and hay ranch, the property is now shared by 15 families who seek to steward the ranch for the maintenance of profitable agriculture, land conservation and enhancement of wildlife values. Situated at elevations of approximately 8000 to 9800 feet, the ranch encompasses rich hay meadow and cottonwood bottomland in its lower reaches, bordered by rolling sagebrush hills and groves of aspen and spruce at higher elevations. Unspoiled views throughout the ranch are far-reaching and include the remote West Elk Mountains to the west, the rugged Anthracite Range to the north and flattopped Red Mountain to the east.

maintains 2600± acres as a common primitive area open to hunting, horseback riding and hiking. Two wilderness cabins are available in this area, available by reservation to property owners. Anglers will cherish the private trout fishing on the 3± miles of Ohio Creek that wind through the heart of ranch. This 20-foot wide stream is a major tributary of the Gunnison River, and holds fat brown and rainbow trout, some in the 16- to 20-inch class. Many carefully-engineered structures maximize prime trout habitat, and the stream is a particular delight for dry fly fishing. Beyond the ranch proper, nearby outdoor recreational opportunities are nearly endless. The adjacent West Elk Wilderness is home to a huge herd of elk and miles of hiking or horseback riding on its network of trails. World-class river fishing is available only a few miles away on the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers, and Blue Mesa Reservoir offers boating and trolling for lake trout in excess of 50 pounds. Mountain biking is popular throughout the Gunnison Basin, especially in the nearby 6000-acre Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. In the winter, downhill skiing and snowmobiling are about 45 minutes away in Crested Butte, and ice fishing is superb on Blue Mesa Reservoir. As a pioneer in the Common Ranch Community concept, Eagle Ridge Ranch has a proven track record of preserving the best of the West’s agricultural heritage while allowing for self-limited development of caring landowners committed to common conservation values. If joining such a visionary community is appealing to you, contact us at M4 Ranch Group soon. We think that Common Ranch Communities are the smart development wave of the future, and at Eagle Ridge Ranch you can ride

Amenities available to all owners in the Eagle Ridge Ranch community are many and varied. Horse lovers will especially appreciate the Equestrian Center with its barn, stables and corrals. A lifetime of horseback riding is available on the ranch itself and the adjacent Gunnison National Forest. The ranch

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E a g l e R i d g e R a n c h A c r e a g e - Gunnison, CO

Located in the prestigious Shared Ranch of Eagle Ridge Ranch, this 35.20Âą acre undeveloped Homestead #4 is ready for you to build your dream home. A graveled driveway is in place and utilities are at the lot line. A well permit is in place and is good for a year. Unspoiled views throughout the ranch are farreaching and include the remote West Elk Mountains to the west, the rugged Anthracite Range to the north and Flat Top and Red Mountains to the east

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Casa Tres Unos at Eagle Ridge Ranch is a 6,468± square foot sustainable ranch house on 35.2± deeded acres within the Shared Ranch Community. Completed in 2008, this beautiful eco-friendly and efficient straw bale construction features six bedrooms, five baths and a workout room. The custom kitchen holds a wood pizza oven and its main room is centered on an impressive fireplace. Finally, the home is graced with a three-car garage, 28x40-foot toy barn and an 800± square foot basement that includes wine storage. Whether as a second home, weekend retreat or primary residence, this beautiful luxury eco-friendly home shines.

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L ake City , CO

The Club The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club controls a great deal of exceptional hunting on both private and public lands. You have access to over 1,376.69± deeded acres of strategically located ranch land, including one of the West’s finest trout fisheries. The club hosts over 3 miles of the world-famous Lake Fork of the Gunnison River as well as 12 active trout lakes. The ranch gives access to 8,000± acres of public lands, 62,000± acres of Powderhorn Wilderness, and 102,000± acres of Big Blue Wilderness.

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Emerge yourself in western living with spectacular views of the mountains, crisp mountain air, and a beautiful log cabin and guest cabin. The cabin features an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings with large windows, hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, and tongue-and-groove ceilings. A master bedroom loft suite with a private bath, walk-in closet, office area, and its own deck. There are two additional guest rooms, one on the main floor and the other in the walkout basement accompanied with two more baths. The cabin has 3 living areas, several decks to enjoy the Colorado sunsets, and a 1 car attached garage. The quaint guest cabin has 1 bedroom, 1 bath with a loft, located just a short distance from the main cabin. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 1/3 membership at The Lake Fork Hunt & Fish Club with a spectacular, partially furnished log cabin and guest cabin located on 7.40Âą acres with an additional 1/3 interest in 35 acres of deedrestricted ranch land. $1,279,000

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Considered by many to be the jewel of Hidden Valley Ranch, this coveted 52± acre estate, tucked in among towering ponderosa pines, stands sentinel above Hidden Valley Lake amid expansive Colorado Rocky Mountain views that will take your breath away. The estate’s inspired hilltop residence, featuring all-timber frame and accented with native rock, are built in harmony with the natural beauty of the forested setting, and include a 5,067± square foot, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home; a 2,365± square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest home; and a caretaker’s studio apartment located above a separate 3 car garage. The well-planned design of this spectacular jewel maximizes indoor and outdoor living with large gathering places as well as intimate rooms, making this estate equally suited to becoming your primary residence or second-home retreat. The shared gated ranch community is made up of 35 exclusive home sites, of 35 to 55 acres each, situated on more than 1,630± pristine acres, approximately 300 of which are devoted to common area. The community offers private equestrian facilities, miles of riding and hiking trails, wildlife viewing and a 55-acre private lake with a boat dock for small water craft. Hidden Valley Lake, the community’s focal point, provides fly-fishing opportunities with a developed fish habitat for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Snake River Cutthroats.

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M4 Ranch Group specializes in selling and marketing premium ranch properties, shared ranch communities, sportsman’s properties, and luxury e...

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M4 Ranch Group specializes in selling and marketing premium ranch properties, shared ranch communities, sportsman’s properties, and luxury e...