Elk Mesa Ranch

Elk Mesa Ranch

Las Animas County Colorado
Elk Mesa Ranch
ID: 54018
Status: Available
Price: $8,750,000
Acres: 7,697±
Price Per Acre: $1,137
City, State: Trinchera, Colorado
County: Las Animas County
ZIP Code: 81082
Presented By: Blayne St. James
Taxes: $2,146

Property Description


THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AND IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.   Elk Mesa Ranch was a 7,697-acre hunter's heaven located in the heart of southeastern Colorado. The land has a lot of elevation change, providing bedding area, ample feed, and numerous water sources. Even a +/- 3-acre pond that historically held trout could easily be stocked with fish again. Elk Mesa Ranch spreads across some of the most productive landscapes of southern Colorado. The northern portion of the property is high open prairie and buffalo and blue grama grasslands. At the same time, the southern end consists of hillsides, canyons, and draws covered in pinyon, cedar, oak brush, and dark timber, which provides excellent cover for wildlife year-round. Several springs, seasonal creeks, and a large +/- 3-acre pond provide ample water to the property. The pond could be stocked, providing an excellent opportunity for casual fishing. A 640-acre state land lease adjoins Elk Mesa Ranch, which adds additional elbow room, and there is potential to add more acreage from an adjacent landowner. A conservation easement unencumbers the property in an area with a high conservation value.

Tucked below Horseshoe Mesa's base along the Colorado/New Mexico border, this property boasts excellent hunting for multiple big game species for which the area is well known. This property is every hunter's best dream regarding a choice of game. Located in Big Game Unit 140, the elk are plentiful, and the area is well known for producing great bulls. If it's deer that you're looking for, several herds of muleys roam the acreage along with a good number of pronghorn. There's plenty of opportunity for quality bear and mountain lion hunting.

The land is near several small and large cities in all directions. The closest city is Trinidad, Colorado, roughly 40 minutes to the west. Trinidad has all the conveniences one would expect in a small town: shopping, restaurants, hotels, and even a small private airport. Raton, New Mexico, similar in size, also sits within 1-hour southwest, and a little further to the southeast is the quaint town of Dalhart, Texas. Other outdoor and recreational activities include Trinidad Lake State Park, which is within an hour's drive and houses an 800-acre reservoir just west of Trinidad. It allows fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and hiking. 

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