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Williams Fork Mountain Ranch is a pristine mountain wildlife property with an exceptional location on the North flank of the Flattop Mountain Range in Northern Colorado and home of the White River Elk herd, the largest in the US. The property consists of 16,000± acres (13,973± acres deeded) with rolling mountains, aspen groves, oak and sagebrush, grassland and cropland with excellent live water characteristics including numerous wells, springs, livestock ponds and perennial streams. This ranch offers tremendous big game hunting with resident and migratory elk herds, deer, antelope, bear and lion present as well as a livestock operation with summer grazing capacity for 500+ head. The mix of size, geography, vegetation, water, and location makes this one of the greatest big game properties being offered in the Western US. The property has excellent Conservation Easement potential and also been enrolled and could be easily re-enrolled in the State of Colorados Ranching for Wildlife program. The close proximity to Steamboat Springs Ski Resort and the Hayden jet port, combined with its ranching and hunting characteristics offers a buyer an exceptional opportunity not otherwise available in the central Rockies.
Features of the property also include:
Meandering Williams Fork River
2,050± acres of BLM grazing leases
More than 37,000 elk with a bull to cow ratio of 27-100
Numerous wells, perennial streams, livestock ponds and developed spring
1,200± square foot modular bunkhouse conveniently accessible off County Road 53
1,200± acres of crop production
Metal shop at the cropland area
Numerous amazing future building sites
Mail Sealed Bids to:
Mason & Morse Ranch Company
Sealed Bid Williams Fork Mountain Ranch
Attn: Kay Muller
2001 Blake Street, Suite 2A
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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Located 8 - 15 miles south of Hayden, Colorado and 26 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, Williams Fork Mountain Ranch offers the finest in recreation and resort activities and is within 15 minutes from the Yampa Valley Regional commercial airport and 45 minutes from Steamboat.
The property is nested along the northern slope of the Williams Fork Mountains. The Williams Fork River runs through the southern end of the property for a short stretch and the Routt National Forest and Flattop Wilderness Area are within 5 10 miles. The ranch varies in elevation from 6,900 to 7,900 feet, and receives 16-20 inches of precipitation per year.
The property is accessible from Hayden on County Roads 53, 59 and 61 as well as County Road 29 on the southern portion
ACREAGE & DESCRIPTION
Williams Fork Mountain Ranch consists of 16,000± acres (13,973± acres deeded) with rolling mountains, aspen groves, oak and sagebrush, grassland and cropland with excellent live water characteristics, including 1,200± acres of crop production. Numerous wells, springs, livestock ponds and perennial streams flow through the property, which allows for a livestock capacity of 500+ head cattle or sheep equivalent and includes 2,050+/- acres of BLM grazing leases.
The ranch is best described as a premier wildlife sanctuary, with unforgettable panoramic views of rim rock formations and the Flattop Wilderness Area. The property is gently rolling hills of cropland and grassland on the north end and grades upward in elevation through sage and brush covered hills with several long wide draws with large Aspen forests on the northern exposures, making for near perfect elk habitat.
Currently, there is summer grazing lease for sheep on a portion of the ranch and a farm lease on the cropland. The hunting rights are open and available to the new owner in the 2015 season.
This is one of those rare properties to have both a resident and migratory White River Elk herd. It is estimated that this herd is over 37,000 elk with a bull:cow ratio of 27:100. It is common to see 500+ head of elk on the property daily during hunting season. The property is also very accessible due to the internal trails, gravel roads, and natural layout. In addition to the large population of elk, the property is inhabited by mule deer, mountain grouse, pronghorn antelope, black bears, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions.
The big game hunting opportunity offers tremendous value to the owner. The State of Colorado, Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Ranching for Wildlife (RFW) program and the possibility for a Conservation Easement provide a great opportunity for the owner to capitalize on two very unique and sought after options. The property was previously enrolled through 2014 in the Ranching for Wildlife program where it received 45 elk hunting permits for both private and public hunts. The ranch was rated with the Tier A designation under the RFW program, which allowed the ranch to set the hunting seasons and tags in cooperation w