Acreage : 960
Address : Rangely, CO 81648
Located 30 minutes S.E of Rangely, CO youll find 960 acres of premium hunting ground. Spring Creek Ranch offers a discriminating buyer a very rare opportunity to own an outstanding hunting property located in the highly publicized Game Management Unit 21. This region of Colorado is nationally renowned as one of Colorados top trophy mule deer units. Spring Creek Ranch is located behind locked gates while surrounded by BLM on three sides. BLM access for the public on the south side of the property is very limited or none existent as access requires riding miles by horseback or foot over extremely rugged terrain. This is a major deterrent to public hunters accessing the BLM abutting Spring Creek Ranch. Deer and elk congregate on the southern areas of the ranch due to the isolation and excellent habitat that is offered to them. Sagebrush, bitter brush, mountain mahogany, scrub oak, service berry, and willow located on the ranch give deer and elk a variety of vegetation they require to survive the harsh winters. CPW 2014 deer harvest statistics show that GMU 21 had a 100% successful buck harvest for 3rd rifle season and a 93% overall successful buck harvest 3rd season over the last 5 years, only 2 others units in Colorado can compete with these success rates.
There are 3 water wells with tanks and several natural springs with tanks that are located throughout the ranch, providing year round water for both cattle and wildlife. Lower areas on the ranch have provided a safety area for fawn and elk calving during the spring.
The current owners have enjoyed finding numerous deer and elk sheds during the spring/summer months. Excellent deer and elk populations located on the ranch also attract natural predators such as bear and mountain lions while small game such as rabbits, grouse, coyote, and bobcats also reside here. The ranch annually averages two landowner voucher buck mule deer tags through the CPW (Colorado Parks & Wildlife). Elk tags are over the counter.
Additionally there are 3 older hunting cabins located on the ranch. The main cabin has its own water well and hidden on the ranch is a historical cabin that outlaws used during the Wild West! County Rd. 122 is maintained year round offering close access to the property during the winter. Two track vehicle or snowmobiles would be required to access the cabin during the heart of winter. Currently the BLM has granted a grazing permit for 75 head of cattle on over 3500 acres of BLM. Plenty of grass and water located on ranch ensure a healthy herd.
Rio Blanco County has over 1.5 million acres of Federal Lands and less than 600,000 acres of private property in the county. Large private properties as this offering are rarely available. Spring Creek Ranch offers a rare opportunity to own a ranch located in North Western Colorado in a trophy hunting game management unit that blocks thousands of acres of public lands. Beautiful scenery, seclusion, a small cattle operation, and excellent hunting are waiting for you at SPRING CREEK RANCH. Contact Mike Lewis 970-712-1404 or Blayne St. James 970-596-6089 for your private tour!