Monarch Mountain Ranch 2,356 Acres in Gunnison, CO
Located in the heart of the Gunnison Basin, Green Mt. Ranch offers world-class mule deer, antelope and elk hunting in the completely limited draw game management unit of 67. This +/- 2,356 seasonal access ranch is surrounded by BLM on three sides giving you direct access to thousands of acres of public lands for horseback riding, hiking, ATV riding, camping and of course, big game hunting.
This area of Colorado is renowned for world-class mule deer and antelope as well as great elk hunting. Fortunately, Green Mt. Ranch qualifies for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Landowner Voucher Program. This program allows for landowners that meet specific land criteria to apply and obtain transferable landowner vouchers which then can be redeemed for hunting licenses. This is a huge benefit to resident and non-resident hunters as some of these licenses can take many years to draw in the public system. Look in the photo gallery to see a mule deer I harvested less than 2 miles away from this ranch last fall. The buck is featured in the Oct/Nov 2014 issue of Eastman's Hunting Journal. The hunting truly is amazing!
With tall pines, deep sage draws and numerous water sources Green Mt. Ranch is able to hold small resident elk, deer and antelope herds year round. Stands of aspen, cottonwoods and evergreens are scattered around the property offering ample cover. As fall approaches, more animals are pushed into the ranch creating a unique wildlife sanctuary.
Although there are no structures on the ranch, there are good road systems throughout the property making getting around relatively easy. Also, there is a new domestic well which has be drilled to provide water to domestic livestock. There is a conservation easement in place which allows for six 35 acre home sites to be sold off individually.
As an added bonus this property is less the 20 min east of Gunnison, CO which has a regional airport, hospital, grocery and is home to Western State College. The historic ski town of Crested Butte is a 1hr to the north and is one of the most charming ski towns in the entire West. Besides fantastic skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and golf, Crested Butte is known as the wildflower capital of Colorado. The ranch is about 3 hrs West of Denver, 2:40 hrs West of Colorado Springs and 2.5 hours Southwest of Grand Junction. There is daily jet service into Gunnison Regional Airport(20 min away) as well as Montrose Regional Airport (1:15 hours away).