Large Colorado Ranch For Sale with Extensive Water Listed By Mason Morse Ranch Company

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The L Cross Ranch in the western mountains of the San Luis Valley near Del Norte comprises of more than 67,000 acres.

SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The L Cross Ranch is a trophy-caliber cattle and recreational ranch in the western mountains of the San Luis Valley featuring outstanding agricultural production, cattle grazing, bordering public lands, ownership and control of large volumes of senior priority streamflow water rights, access to excellent hunting and fishing together with significant ranch and building improvements.

Listed for sale by Mason Morse Ranch Company real estate brokerage firm, the ranch comprises of 67,366 contiguous acres including:

  • 6,307 Deeded Acres
  • 15,490 BLM Lease Acres
  • 29,085 USFS Lease Acres
  • 16,484 State Lease Acres

Located about four hours southwest of Denver, Colorado, the ranch is easily accessed from Gunnison, Pagosa Springs or Taos, New Mexico. The highlights of the L Cross Ranch are the water resources, livestock and hay production, scenic beauty along La Garita Creek and Carnero Creek. The public lands offer this Colorado ranch grazing access and wildlife recreational opportunities.

Abundant water is available across 4,500+/- irrigated acres include six center pivots, the ranch has significant water resources for a Colorado ranch. The 206.46 CFS of senior streamflow water rights from La Garita Creek and Carnero Creek have volumes approximating 10,200-acre feet which are utilized across the ranch annually. The water value is driven by the downstream need for water augmentation in a large river basin with constraints driven by a multi-state compact.

The registered Sim-Angus herd provides unique high altitude tested, proven performance genetics and a solid revenue source for the operations. The 25-year specialized breeding program on the ranch is the largest, true high-altitude herd in the nation and is highlighted by the annual bull sale showcased on the ranch. The ranch is fully improved and operational under an intensive management program running nearly 850 cows year-round along with additional revenue from high-quality grass and alfalfa hay sales. The livestock watering system and fences on the ranch have been extensively improved over time providing operational and productive functionality.

“The L Cross Ranch is a fully operational, trophy-caliber ranch with very valuable and extensive streamflow adjudicated water rights.” said John Braly, listing agent Mason Morse Ranch Company. “The proven registered cattle herd and full line of equipment can be purchased separately, making this a great opportunity for a turnkey acquisition. The ranch has a cashflow positive cattle and hay operation with beautiful mountain to valley scenery and quality modern improvements.” Braly continued.

The ranch has significant public land grazing leases and permits including its signature State of Colorado Stewardship Lease covering most of the state land grazing lease as compared to other similar ranches for sale. Additionally, the ranch is protected from future subdivision via a conservation easement within its deeded boundary.

The mountainous terrain, miles of creeks and wildlife populations of elk, deer, bear, lion, moose, big horn sheep, antelope and others make the ranch a recreation mecca for hunting.

“It is nearly unheard of to have all these big game species available on one ranch.” said Braly. “The natural resources for these animals is endless. The small creeks also offer fishing for brookies and trout. It provides fun for the entire family.”

Extensive improvements in recent years range from 35 miles of new water pipeline with 70,000 gallons of storage, numerous outbuildings and newly developed meadows make this an excellent long-term value proposition. The main ranch home is currently being updated and the guest cabin and another home have already been completed.

Mason Morse Ranch Company is actively marketing the property for 45 million dollars.

About Mason Morse Ranch Company

A leading provider of farm, ranch and recreational land brokerage services across the American west. Professional services include real estate brokerage, auction and market analysis. With roots dating back to 1961 in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado, the Ranch Company specializes in helping clients buy and sell high-value and large acreage farm, ranch and recreational land properties. Combined, Mason & Morse Ranch Company agents offer clients more than 133 years of experience in real estate land sales and acquisition. 877-207-9700

About John Braly, Associate Broker, Mason Morse Ranch Company

John Braly was born and raised on a cattle ranch in California and has over 40 years of ranching experience. His continued success stems from his authentic relationship with the western ranching lifestyle and his enthusiasm, enjoyment and participation in agriculture is provided by his connection with horses, livestock and the land. John’s enthusiasm for ranching began at a young age and continues today. John’s work experience includes working at Kern Livestock Supplement Co., handling livestock supplement sales for California, Nevada and Arizona, then continued his career as the Assistant Manager for Bidart Bros. in Bakersfield, California, which ran 5200 mother cows in California and Nevada and fed 25,000 head annually. After 16 years with the California Cattlemen’s Association, his continuing work experience includes moving to Colorado to join the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association team serving as the Vice President for Industry and Member Services where he oversaw the membership, education and publication functions of the organization; Destron Fearing as the Vice President of Business Development in the Animal Applications Division; and the North American sales team and government affairs duties to his responsibilities. In this position he managed seven North American sales positions that work through distribution with our line of livestock, pet and equine products and their outlets and represents the company in Washington, DC.

For more property information contact:

Listing Agent, John Braly, Mason Morse Ranch Company

Listing Agents [email protected]

Phone: 720-780-9344

Media Contact

John Braly, Mason Morse Ranch Company, 1 877-207-9700, [email protected]


SOURCE Mason Morse Ranch Company

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