El Venado Ranch

El Venado Ranch

Dolores County Colorado
El Venado Ranch
ID: 47488
Status: Available
Price: $1,790,000
Acres: 625±
Price Per Acre: $2,864
Address: 10008 Road N
City, State: Cahone, Colorado
County: Dolores County
ZIP Code: 81324
Presented By: Keith Stephens
Dwelling Sq Ft: 1,417
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Property Description

The El Venado Ranch is a beautiful Southwest Colorado property consisting of 625± acres of Trophy Mule Deer habitat!  The ranch is in GMU 72 which has produced many Boone and Crocket Mule Deer and has qualified for the Landowner Preference Program to receive multiple Mule Deer vouchers every year.  Elk tags for the property are Over-The-Counter for archery and 2nd & 3rd season rifle.   With numerous canyons and outcroppings, that are filled with Oak Brush, Sage and Junipers, wrapping around the reddish orange agricultural land, the sunrises and sunsets make a brilliant looking setting.   There are multiple seasonal water sources, wildlife cover, food, and great genetics that results in consistent trophy caliber Mule Deer that can be hunted annually. 

The ranch lies just 5.5 miles NW of Cahone, Colorado and includes 200± acres in dry bean and wheat farm production.  Improvements include a 1300± sq. ft. off-grid cabin, with 2 bedrooms / 2 baths including a loft, plus a shed with overhangs for storage, city water, propane for heat, solar panels, and a backup generator. There are multiple seasonal water sources throughout the property. The ranch is 45 minutes from the Cortez, Colorado Municipal Airport, and 1hr 25 mins to the Durango Colorado Airport.  [*There is additional acreage available for purchase, please contact agent for more information.]

Strategically located within a few hours' drive of renowned national parks and monuments such as Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, and Glen Canyon, this property offers not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a gateway to some of the most stunning canyon terrain in the region.  Embrace the allure of Southwestern Colorado as you witness captivating sunrises and sunsets and envision owning your remote retreat in this extraordinary locale.


  • Cabin 1,300 sq. ft. (2 bed/ 2 bath)

    • Off-grid (500 gallon propane tank, solar panels and batteries, backup generator to charge batteries)\
    • City Water

  • Enclosed Garage
  • Storage container / covered carport
  • Game processing rack with a winch
  • Wood storage shed near the cabin
  • Income currently from crop-share of dry bean and wheat production [* contact agent for more agricultural income details]
  • Landowner Preference Program Mule Deer vouchers can be sold/traded


  • Access from the county road
  • 625± acres located near large tracts of public land
  • Multiple seasonal water sources
  • Vegetation includes Oak Brush, Cedars, Pinons, and native grasses
  • Canyons and ravines (with rock outcroppies) covered with thick vegetation
  • Elevation 6,600 ft - 6,700 ft
  • Private trail system
  • Fenced
  • 250± acres of Agricultural crops to attract and hold wildlife


  • GMU 72
  • Mule Deer, Elk, and Bear Hunting
  • 3 ways to obtain Mule Deer tags:

    • Property has annually received 1 Landowner Preference Program (LPP) voucher per year
    • Property has consistently acquired at least 1 leftover LPP voucher per year
    • Mule Deer tags through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife draw; Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rifle (0-1 points) and 4th rifle (1-2 points)

  • Elk tags are a draw for archery, muzzleloader, 1st & 4th rifle (0-1 points).  2nd & 3rd season rifle are Over-The-Counter.


There are limitless opportunities for recreation during all seasons since the property is close proximity to skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, backpacking, boating, rafting and camping. Telluride Mountain Resort about a 2 hour drive away, and a few hours drive from two National Parks; Mesa Verde in Cortez, CO and Arches National Monument in Moab, UT.


  • 15 minutes to Cahone and Dove Creek CO. (Groceries & Fuel)
  • 30 minutes to Cortez, CO (Airport, Hotels, Groceries, & Dining)
  • 1 hour 15 minutes to Durango, CO (Airport Hotels, & Dining)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to Moab, UT (Arches National Park & Whitewater Rafting & Off-roading)
  • 2 hours to Telluride, CO (Airport, Groceries, Dining)
  • 4.5 hrs. to Albuquerque International Airport


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