Live Water Properties features stunning Colorado ranches for sale. Whether located on one of Colorado’s famed rivers, bordering pristine national forest or perched above a spectacular mountain vista – ranches for sale in Colorado have it all. Colorado offers endless pursuits in skiing, fishing and hunting for any outdoor enthusiast. Browse our collection of Colorado cattle ranches for sale too.
Denver quickly became the hotbed of the West as it developed into the largest city between Chicago and Los Angeles in a matter of years. The first draw for folks to move to Colorado was the proximity to some of the largest mountains in the Rocky Mountain West. The sun shines over 300 days a year and temperatures in the front range generally stay around the mid-60s. The front range of Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs are simply the beginning of what colorful Colorado has to offer. The mountain communities that occupy western Colorado each have their own feel as every valley is surprisingly different. The communities of Steamboat Springs and Gunnison still have an authentic Western feel. Vail and Aspen offer world-class amenities that are surrounded by pristine wilderness in every direction. The difference between such communities can be seen readily, however, they both still offer the opportunity of finding the authentic Western spirit when purchasing a Colorado ranch.
Steeped in rich ranching tradition, the Sherrod Ranch is an opportunity to purchase a multi-faceted working and sporting ranch within 15 minutes of Steamboat Springs. The Sherrod Ranch has a storied history as a cattle ranch complete with productive hay operations and exceptional fishing and big game hunting, both on the deeded land and adjoining […]
In a time in which family togetherness, enjoyment of simplicity, the solace of the natural world and peaceful respite have taken center stage we are honored to showcase a mountain retreat that offers these elements in spades. Introducing Mount Thomas – this 280-acre mountain oasis offers grand vistas, a menagerie of wildlife and an eloquently […]
Rocking TW Ranch comprises 90+ acres with over a mile of Colorado River frontage, & bordering BLM. Most of the ranch is irrigated pastures, comes with 8.793 cfs water rights, and has ranch road access to almost the whole ranch. The architectural highlight is a 7,800 sqft custom luxury family home that sits high on a […]
Located in an inspiring mountainous setting, the +902 Black Bear Ranch is an opportunity to own a classic Colorado ranch that offers the finest in sporting pursuits and peaceful seclusion. The retreat features stunning mountain vistas, private fishing and hunting and the benefit of adjoining vast public land. Located six miles from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, […]
The Reserve on the East River is an unforgettable property in an exclusive shared ranch community of luxury homes nestled among 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness. With wildflower meadows and mountain panoramas, this is the perfect setting for all types of year-round recreation: exceptional fly fishing, equestrian facilities, hiking, cross-country skiing. The community boasts two […]
There are fabled fishing waters so abundant with trophy trout that they are often talked about with mysterious lore as if only existing in legends. The 1.5+/- miles of Yampa TailWaters Preserve is such a fishery. The approximately 514-acre Preserve features storied water, teeming with voracious browns, acrobatic rainbows and eager cutthroat trout, all exceptionally large.
The exclusive and remote Winding River Ranch is perhaps the best natural fishery in Middle CO. The amount of large Brown and Rainbow Trout keeps one fishing until dark every day. This small intimate fork of the Platte is secret that is trying to be kept. Spectacular views, great fishing and wilderness at your finger tips.” Billy Berger, guide with Breckenridge Outfitters
The Tarryall Tailwater Ranch is comprised of 579 scenic acres with sub-irrigated meadows, big mountain views and dramatic rock outcroppings. The ranch is virtually encompassed by Pike National Forest and is teeming with wildlife visitors. What sets the Tarryall Tailwater Ranch apart is approximately 5 miles of both sides of Tarryall Creek that is situated immediately downstream of the Tarryall Reservoir. This meandering fishery winds its way from the outlet of Tarryall Reservoir through the ranch for providing habitat for line-ripping rainbow trout, territorial brown trout and the aquatic entomolgy necessary to keep all the fish species ‘fat and happy’. There has been a collaborative fishery enhancement on this fishery upstream from the ranch, which provides an exceptional opportunity for further enrichment and conservation possibilities.
The Howard Ranch totals +/- 306.48 acres and is located in southwestern Colorado in the picturesque San Juan Mountain Range. The property is located in Hinsdale County, a popular summer and fall vacation destination dues to its scenic high-country setting, pleasant temperatures and endless recreational pursuits with 96% of the land designated as public lands. Nestled between picturesque alpine peaks at approximately 9,100 ft. in elevation, the ranch is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of protected public lands.
In a serene valley with unobstructed views of towering granite peaks lies the Los Pinos Retreat. This +200 acre oasis offers the finest in mountain recreation and serenity. With +3,600 feet of both sides of the Los Piños, or Upper Pine River, shared boundary to USFS land to the west and nearly 500,000 acres of Weminuche Wilderness to the east Los Piños Retreat is the complete package for the outdoor enthusiast.
Conveniently located in close proximity to both the Roaring Fork Valley and the Vail Valley the 645+ acre Silvertree Ranch is a premier hunting retreat complete with a high-quality home, barn and storage facilities. Managed exclusively for elk and deer hunting for nearly 20 years, the ranch offers ideal habitat including numerous water sources, healthy timber and abundant native grasses to recruit and hold big game. From the picture window in the dining room, the postcard views to the south include the towering peaks of Mount Sopris, Capitol Peak and Snowmass Mountain. Silvertree Ranch offers best in class hunting and recreation within 45 minutes of unrivaled downhill skiing, numerous dining options and tremendous fishing opportunities – at a price point of $3.95M
Nestled in a spectacular canyon-like setting flanked by inspiring cliff walls and lush timbered hillsides sits a fishing community with established roots and exceptional fishing. Crystal Creek on the Taylor River is a 400±- acre community located outside of the thriving resort community of Crested Butte with some of the most productive trout habitat in the continental United States. There is a grand log home with custom rustic designs and finishes with comfortable spaces, steps from the magnificent fishing on the renowned Taylor River. Rarely does a residence in this 13-home community become available on the open market. This offering represents an excellent opportunity to become a part of this storied fishing legacy and a chance to make memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime.
Elk Meadows Ranch seamlessly blends the convenience of its proximity to Colorado’s Front Range with peaceful seclusion and inspiring views. Located approximately 45 minutes from both Denver and Boulder the Elk Meadows Ranch offers exceptional fishing in 2 private lakes which total approximately 15 acres in total surface. A well-built cabin overlooks the lakes and is available for immediate use to an incoming owner; an expansive sun deck directly off of the cabin offers a premium setting to enjoy the sunset and to watch the foraging wildlife. Should an new owner choose to build a new home or cabin there are numerous building sites available to establish your family’s new dream getaway. A vast elk herd frequents the ranch given the protection of the timbered hillsides and extensive food resources throughout the meadows on site. With trophy fishing, a furnished cabin and postcard-quality views Elk Meadows Ranch is an idyllic escape within close proximity to amenities of a nearby metropolitan area.
Nestled in the Elk River Valley just 10 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, CO lies the 151 Ranch. Boasting private trout fishing on a 1/3 mile stretch of the Elk River and excellent hay production, the 151 Ranch is an ideal Western ranch.
Stepping into this idyllic ranchland is like stepping back into time...claiming a slice of "Old Aspen." The picturesque property and improvements are part of the original Wheatley Homestead that has been ranched since 1899.
Rist Canyon Ranch, located near Fort Collins, Colorado, is a spectacular equestrian and recreational offering and is comprised of 442 acres. The property was originally created as an impressive gentleman’s equestrian ranch for Arabian horses.
The 90.37-acre Tarryall River Ranch offers exceptional recreational opportunities. Bordered on three sides by the Pike National Forest and in close proximity to the Lost Creek Wilderness, the ranch scenery is spectacular. This guest ranch can accommodate up to 40 guests, and is an outstanding equestrian property and fly fishing retreat.
Featuring nearly 2 miles of exceptional trout fishing and surrounded by Powderhorn Wilderness Area to the west, and the La Garita Wilderness to the south and east, Sleeping Dog Ranch represents the ultimate in Colorado retreats.
Located approximately 2 hours north of Denver, Colorado, and 25 minutes east of Laramie, Wyoming, is the 1,000±-acre Windsong Ranch. A secluded western retreat with direct access to the Medicine Bow National Forest, the ranch offers a unique blend of rich riparian corridors, mountain views and dramatic rocky outcrops.
In the most prestigious resort valley in the scenic Rocky Mountains, the 105-acre offering is situated minutes from the world-class resort towns of Aspen and Snowmass. With access to the second largest privately-held river frontage on the “Gold Medal” designated Roaring Fork River, the offering enjoys a shared boundary with forested Federal lands. This Aspen Valley property represents a rare ownership opportunity for the serious outdoor enthusiast.
Walden Hollow on the Colorado River is the ideal 40-acre family getaway offering excellent fishing on 2,000 feet on both sides of the Colorado River tailwater below Lake Granby. In addition to the quiet seclusion of the private fishery, an incoming owner will enjoy the perfectly placed 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath log home, which overlooks the river and provides the tranquil sound of live water from every room. The cabin has been meticulously maintained and is being offered fully furnished. There are several historical cabins that would make excellent opportunities for a bunkroom, game room, or any number of other options for the new owners to enjoy. Conveniently located 2 hours from Denver and approximately 2.5 hours from Denver International Airport, Walden Hollow on the Colorado River provides easy access to a major metropolitan area while maintaining the feel of a remote fishing escape to enjoy with family and friends. Elk, deer and moose as well as a wide range of bird life often frequent Walden Hollow.
The Platte River Cabins' 8-acre offering represents exceptional trout fishing perched on ½ mile of the North Fork of the South Platte River. Ideally located in Pine, Colorado, within 1 hour of the Denver-Metro area, the Platte River Cabins offer a quick escape from city life to enjoy the rich recreational offerings available outside the cabin doors. This riverfront retreat offers ten historical cabins with five that are newly-remodeled. Additional renovations of the five historical cabins would allow for an increased bed count as a commercial operation or the opportunity to host more family and friends. Each private riverfront cabin is unique and provides excellent amenities including modern appliances, tastefully decorated furnishings and spacious decks, several with hot tubs overlooking the river. Enjoy fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and other recreational opportunities all within close proximity to Denver.
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Live Water Properties is a ranch and land real estate brokerage specializing in land and ranches for sale. Live Water Properties represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of investment quality ranch properties in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nebraska, California and Utah and land properties in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Our focus is on fly fishing ranches, hunting ranches and cattle and guest ranches, as well as farms, plantations, timber, equestrian and sporting properties for sale.
“When it came time to sell our 1,500-acre Montana fishing ranch we knew we would have to find a broker who understood the beauty and uniqueness of this special place. We found that in Jeff Shouse, of Live Water, and his 35 years of market knowledge. Jeff’s expertise in how to position this property and his understanding of who the buyer would be, led to an efficient process and excellent final sales price. Jeff’s friendly, pleasant and easygoing manner made for a wonderful experience!”
“A family client asked me to interview and hire a ranch broker to sell a very unique recreational ranch property. After numerous interviews with all the known brokerages and being in the ranch brokerage business myself in Texas, the choice became a no-brainer after meeting Brian Hartley. Brian understands the product as well as anyone I’ve met with. He also understands how important these rare assets are to the families that own them. I look forward to many more successful sales with Brian and give him my highest recommendation!”