Hunter Creek Ranch

Hunter Creek Ranch

Rio Blanco County Colorado
Hunter Creek Ranch
ID: 42714
Status: Under Contract
Price: $1,100,000
Acres: 480±
Price Per Acre: $2,292
City, State: Rifle, Colorado
County: Rio Blanco County
ZIP Code: 81650
Presented By: Jeff Masterson

Property Description

Nestled in the heart of the vast expanse of the Roan Plateau in Northwest Colorado, an area known for some of the country’s largest Mule Deer and Elk herds, lies Hunter Creek Ranch. This 480± property has great versatility with hunting opportunities. Steep Ridges, drainages, dense trees, valleys, pastures, water, dirt roads, BLM access... this ranch has it all.  Located in GMU 22, renowned for abundant wildlife and impressive success rates for Mule Deer and Elk, it offers Over-The-Counter (OTC) Elk licenses for Archery and 2nd & 3rd rifle seasons. These OTC licenses combined with the low draw odds for early rifle & muzzleloader Mule Deer seasons, along with its past qualifications for a Landowner Preference Program for Mule Deer vouchers each year, ensures an abundance of achievable hunting opportunities all season long. By bordering over 3 miles of private access to thousands of acres of BLM, this ranch’s opportunities do not end at the fence line.  An existing road system allows for easy access in and out of the ranch and the ability to reach many of the drainages and canyons.

Hunter Creek Ranch is strategically situated in a transition zone between Summer and Winter Ranges of big game animals, making it a hub for migratory corridors. This ensures that the Elk and Mule Deer in the area spend their fall foraging here, as they move from the high country to lower elevations. The South side is densely covered by Oak Brush, and several pockets of Aspen groves exist on the steep North facing slopes, making it a haven for Elk bedding areas. The North side of the property, which borders thousands of acres of BLM land, is the ideal Mule Deer habitat with its Sagebrush draws, Oak Brush hill sides, scattered Junipers and Pine trees, and rocky terrain. At the heart of the property lies Hunter Creek, a meandering creek system that remains wet throughout the year, providing rich vegetation for the near two-mile stretch of meadows and pastures that supports the frequent wildlife encounters.


  • 480 +/- deeded acres
  • Borders thousands of acres of BLM to the North
  • Borders large private ranches to the South
  • Surrounded by several steep canyons and drainages
  • Over 2 miles of a meandering creek system
  • Ample Big Bame habitat
  • Situated between several Big Game migration corridors
  • Private & secluded


  • GMU: 22
  • Big Game Species: Elk, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion
  • Small Game Species: Coyote, Turkey, Quail, Rabbit, Bobcat, Squirrel, etc.
  • OTC Elk Archery, 2nd & 3rd Rifle
  • OTC Turkey
  • High success for drawing early rifle and muzzleloader Mule Deer licenses
  • 100% success rate for Bear licenses
  • Has qualified for Landowner Preference Program Mule Deer vouchers
  • Direct private access to 1,000's acres of BLM land


  • Meeker, CO: 50 miles (small town amenities and attractions)

    • Regional Airport
    • Hospital
    • Golf Course

  • Rifle, CO: 55 miles (small town amenities and attractions)

    • Regional Airport
    • Golf Courses

  • Grand Junction, CO: 115 miles (big city amenities and attractions)

      • Airport
      • Golf Courses
      • Shopping/Dinning 

  • Denver, CO: 240 miles (big city amenities and attractions)

    • International Airport

  • Aspen, CO: 125 miles (luxury ski resort town)


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