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The Meadows

AT EAGLE RIDGE RANCH

GUNNISON, COLORADO


$3,495,000 35.2± Acre Homesite Nestled in 4,900± Shared Ranch Acres

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THE TEAM DAN MURPHY - BROKER 970-209-1514 - DAN@M4RANCHGROUP.COM

MICHAEL MURPHY - BROKER ASSOCIATE 719-849-1441 - MICHAEL@M4RANCHGROUP.COM

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The Ranch Community Ever since Joseph M. White trailed the first herd of cattle into the broad Gunnison Valley in 1871, the area has enjoyed a fabled reputation for some of the finest ranchland in the state. Today, Eagle Ridge Ranch, a Shared Ranch Community north of Gunnison, maintains that cherished agricultural tradition, along with an equally strong commitment to conservation and recreation. The net result is a unique development perfectly suited to the Gunnison Country lifestyle for generations to come.

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 maintains 2,600± 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.

The Eagle Ridge Ranch is 4,900± deeded acres sweeping across the fertile Ohio Creek Valley only 8 miles north of the university town of Gunnison, Colorado. 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.

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.

Situated at elevations of approximately 8,000 to 9,800 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 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.

As a pioneer in the Shared 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 Shared Ranch Communities are the smart development wave of the future, and at Eagle Ridge Ranch you can ride that wave today.

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The Residence The Meadows at Eagle Ridge Ranch is a spectacular 6,681± square-foot home that is ideal for guests

and family. This roomy, natural wood-floored home makes the most of its high country setting. The centerpiece of this home is an open beam Great Room that is bathed in light and offers lovely views of the rugged Anthracite Range at the head of the valley. A large natural stone fireplace highlights one side of this room, and a spacious kitchen with granite counters, on the other side. An inviting dining area easily accommodates 14 to 16 persons. A total of six bedrooms and six baths are distributed among the main home and attached guest house, making The Meadows an ideal location for large family gatherings or an abundance of guests. With many attractive seating areas, inside and out, The Meadows is custom made for relaxed socializing. A three-car garage is attached to the home, and a separate 1,734± square foot horse barn/shop with a workbench room includes well-lighted and insulated space for storage, cars, OHVs, tractors and room for two horse stalls. In short, the Meadows is ideally equipped as a luxurious headquarters for groups large and small to enjoy all that Eagle Ridge Ranch has to offer.

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The Residence

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The Ranch Common Areas

Equestrian Center

The red barn or equestrian center has stalls and a corral for several homeowner horses. Homeowners can arrange for horses to be fed and taken care of year-round.

The Cabins

The cabins are Longview and Cozy, in two separate areas of the ranch’s wilderness

Primitive Area. Both cabins are perched high on a mountain just at the edge of aspen forests, with spectacular views. They are actually comfortable, off-the-grid, two-bedroom houses, reachable by Jeep or ATV in the summer, or snowmobile in the winter. They have a generator for electricity and a water supply from a spring, as well as a good stock of housewares, firewood for the wood-burning stove, and even games. A refrigerator, stove, heat, and hot water are always on thanks to the propane tank. A nice place to go for a few days at any time of year, the cabins are especially prized by hunters, and homeowners must reserve in advance for hunting season. But they are beautiful all year round.

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Ranch Recreation

Eagle Ridge Ranch includes 2,600 acres of private big game Ohio Creek, which runs through the ranch, provides 3±

hunting in a beautiful Primitive Area, a mostly roadless wilderness. It has been compared to our own national park… with hunting allowed. The ranch is in Game Management Unit 54. The ranch is surrounded by places where hunting is allowed, and there is limited hunting on ranch private land, the animals are abundant. Watch for elk, mountain lions, bear, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, mule deer, badgers and other wild animals…. you will see them.

miles of world-class private fishing to owners. On top of that, the East, Slate, Taylor and Gunnison Rivers, as well as Taylor and Blue Mesa Reservoirs, offer more great fishing nearby. Most fishing is catch-and-release, but the stocked pond on the ranch and Blue Mesa Reservoir offer catch-and-eat as well.

Eagle Ridge Ranch had a fish habitat study done in 2017 on

the portion of Ohio Creek that runs through the Ranch. The Colorado multi-metric index (MMI) scores for three test sites on the Ranch in 2017 were between 68 and 76. Scores above 56 are considered “high scoring waters”.

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Ranch Recreation Eagle Ridge Ranch has more than 20 miles of developed trails and back roads within its borders. These

trails and roads are wonderful for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, cross country skiing and ATVs. Besides the ranch’s own roads, the local area is a delight for off-roaders. The ranch’s hay meadows are very popular in the winter for cross country skiing. 150 years ago, this part of Colorado was full of thriving mining communities that are now ghost towns, and the roads to them are open in the summer. Explore the Alpine Loop from Lake City over Engineer Pass to Ouray or drive the Cumberland Pass from the little hamlet of Tin Cup (inhabited only in summer; stop for a snack at Frenchy’s Cafe) across to Pitkin and Ohio City, where you can stop and pick up a welcome snack at the local general store. Just a short 45 miles is the town of Crested Butte with winter and summer activies for the whole family. For more Ranch informatin: www.eagle-ridge-ranch-colorado.com

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Location - Climate - Airports

The Eagle Ridge Ranch is 4,900± deeded acres sweeping across the fertile Ohio Creek Valley only 8 miles north of the university town of Gunnison, Colorado. Eagle Ridge Ranch combines the appeal of the old west with the best of modern land management.

Airports Airport

Kind of Service

Miles from the Ranch

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport Montrose Regional Airport Grand Junction Regional Airport Denver International Airport

Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic/International

10± Miles 76± Miles 140± Miles 233± Miles

Climate Gunnison - Colorado Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Average high in °F: 25 30 43 54 65 74 Average low in °F: -7 -0 14 22 30 36 Av. precipitation in inch: 0.75 0.63 0.47 0.71 0.87 0.71 Average snowfall in inch: 10 9 5 3 1 0 Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average high in °F: 79 76 69 58 42 28 Average low in °F: 43 42 33 22 11 -2 Av. precipitation in inch: 1.38 1.57 1.18 0.75 0.67 0.94 Average snowfall in inch: 0 0 0 1 5 11

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Surrounding Attributes Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Gunnison, CO

Crested Butte/ MT. Crested Butte Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is in western Colorado, one of the deepest canyons in the world. It surrounds part of a deep, steep-walled gorge carved through Precambrian rock by the Gunnison River. You can take a boat ride with the National Park Service in the depths of the canyon. Amazingly, there was once a narrow-gauge railroad through it, which Mark Twain called the most frightening ride of his life. Roads and trails along the north and south rims have views of the Black Canyon's dramatic drops and the striated Painted Wall cliff. The winding East Portal Road descends to the river. Wildlife includes mule deer, elk and golden eagles.

Authentic, open and free of crowds, Crested Butte is a quaint 1880s mining town, a registered national historic district and the celebrated wildflower capital of Colorado. Known as Colorado’s last great ski town, a great year-round mountain destination that offers gorgeous scenery, and rich history. Crested Butte Mountain Resort has expansive and diverse terrain across more than 1,500 skiable acres and offers terrain suitable for any ability type. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range. The resort town of Mt. Crested Butte is about three miles from the historic mining town of Crested Butte.

Blue Mesa Reservoir – Curecanti National Recreation Area Gunnison, CO Colorado's largest reservoir and home to the largest Kokanee Salmon population in the Western US. Blue Mesa Reservoir is 330 feet at the deepest point and is made up of 3 basins, 4 boat launches, two marinas and over 100 miles of shoreline. It is truly a magnificent area nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Blue Mesa is a recreationalist’s dream. Options for play include sailing, power boating, fishing, and water skiing. Windsurfing is popular among those looking to get a workout on the water.

In summer, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are the place to enjoy all of Colorado’s outdoor recreational activities: epic mountain biking (there’s more than 750 miles of trails to choose from!), hiking in alpine and aspen forests, fishing in pristine rivers, lakes and streams, and whitewater rafting and kayaking in class II–IV rapids.

Monarch Mountain Ski Area Salida, Colorado An authentic Colorado ski resort with high elevations, abundant snowfall, gorgeous scenery and excellent terrain. The ski area is situated high along the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range within the San Isabel National Forest near the towns of Salida, Buena Vista and Gunnison. The mountain sports 54 trails, two terrain parks, and an extreme terrain area called Mirkwood.

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The meadows at Eagle Ridge Ranch  
The meadows at Eagle Ridge Ranch