Wright's Mesa Ranch

Wright's Mesa Ranch

Montrose County Colorado
Wright's Mesa Ranch
ID: 55905
Status: New Listing
Price: $3,975,000
Acres: 1,384±
Price Per Acre: $2,872
Address: 8795 U29 Rd. E.
City, State: Redvale, Colorado
County: Montrose County
ZIP Code: 81431
Presented By: Keith Stephens
Taxes: $4,600
Dwelling Sq Ft: 3,200
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6.5

Property Description

Welcome to Wright’s Mesa Ranch, where luxury living meets premier Mule Deer hunting in the heart of the West. Enjoy observing trophy-class Mule Deer right from the house deck in the nearby pasture, and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains to the Southeast and the La Sal range in Utah to the Northwest.  Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the 1,384± property features a diverse landscape with Piñon and Juniper wildlife bedding cover, long meadows that serve as vital food sources, and two year-round ponds that create the perfect environment to sustain herds of Mule Deer and Elk. Nestled in GMU 70, this ranch is renowned for its trophy Mule Deer and quality Elk, featuring resident herds of both species. Positioned in a major migration corridor, the property sees hundreds of Mule Deer and Elk pass through during each hunting season from archery to late rifle. The ranch qualifies for Landowner Preference Program Mule Deer vouchers, giving the owner the opportunity to draw Mule Deer tags annually.  Additionally, you can explore thousands of acres of BLM and National Forest lands nearby.

The ranch includes an impressive 3,200 square foot main house designed with an open floor plan, vaulted and beamed ceilings, wood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances, a gas cooktop, granite countertops, and beautiful cabinetry. The Master Suite offers a spa-like bath with dual vanities and a walkout balcony. Additionally, the property includes a renovated historic cabin and a barn with three bedrooms and two baths, providing ample space for hosting family and friends.

Located just 5.5 miles south of Redvale, Colorado, the ranch is conveniently situated 1.5 hours from Montrose & Telluride airports and less than an hour from the town or Telluride, Colorado; known for its world-class dining and winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding. For some fishing fun, Miramonte Reservoir offers multiple trout species including Rainbow, Brown, and Snake River Cutthroat, or drift fish the San Miguel River with a fly rod. National Parks are popular in this part of the West including Arches, Mesa Verde, and Canyonland. 


PROPERTY ATTRIBUTES

  • Trophy Mule Deer hunting
  • Qualifies for Landowner Preference Program
  • Hunting for Elk, Black Bear and Mountain Lion
  • Main House, cabin and barn
  • Mild terrain with meadows and Oak Brush
  • Several creeks and ponds
  • 80 miles to Montrose, CO Regional Airport

HUNTING

  • GMU 70
  • ELK:  Elk are frequent on this property from archery (rutting activity) through late rifle seasons, as they seek out the food and water provided by the property.  The brushy cover provides them bedding cover and can be a sanctuary. The property sets up great for both archery and rifle hunting from the mix of open meadows and thicker cover.

    • Archery, 2nd & 3rd rifle season: Over-The-Counter (OTC) tags
    • Low preference points required to draw other tags (*contact broker for additional details)
    • Short distance away from Trophy Elk Unit GMU 61.  (Tags for this unit can be purchased from local landowners)

  • MULE DEER:  There is a high density of resident and migratory Mule Deer from the archery season through the late rifle season.  The property attracts a good population of does during the rut (November), and the bucks will frequent the property looking for does.  The area is known for trophy caliber bucks, and bucks over the 200” (B&C score) have been harvested on the property, with many bucks scoring in the 170”-200” range present over the years also.

    • Several Mule Deer in the 200” plus range have been harvested on the property.
    • Both typical and non-typical Mule Deer genetics are present on this ranch.
    • The ranch qualifies for the Landowner Preference Program (LPP), and will give the landowner preference when applying in the draw for the highly coveted Mule Deer tags. These tags can also be sold for income if desired.

  • Other game species: Mountain lions and various small game.
  • Thousands of additional acres of local BLM and National Forest access for hunting and fishing.

 

FISHING

  • Miramonte Reservoir just to the south offers Rainbow, Brown, and Snake River Cutthroat trout.
  • The 72-mile-long San Miguel River provides live water with eddies and pools for hungry trout.

 

RECREATION

  • Thousands of local BLM and National Forest Land acres from high desert and rugged mountains to explore.
  • Burn Canyon and Thunder Trails offer hiking and mountain biking. Including up to 12,614 ft Lone Cone Mountain.
  • World class skiing and snowboarding, winter sports, and a variety of summer activities are available at nearby Telluride, CO
  • Hundreds of miles of public access trails for Horseback adventures.
  • Explore 14,000 ft mountain peaks down to hunting for petroglyphs or rock climbing in Paradox Valley.  All within 1 hour from Wright’s Mesa Ranch. 

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Main House

    • 3,200± sq. ft.  (Built in 2005)
    • Two master suites with two master baths and a loft for additional sleeping space.
    • High-end finishes throughout the house.
    • Commercial-grade appliances.
    • Wrap-around deck.
    • Built-in wood-burning fireplace. A fireplace is also on the exterior wrap-around porch.
    • Two-car detached garage.
    • Electric power; and propane gas for cooking.
    • 2,000-gallon buried cistern for water supply.

  • The 494± square foot historic cabin has been remodeled with a 1 loft bedroom, bathroom, living area, and a small kitchen.
  • The barn includes three bedrooms, two baths, and a common living area with a small kitchen.
  • The barn includes walkout stalls with a tack room.
  • Large loafing shed and cattle pen facilities.
  • Property is fenced and cross-fenced for rotational grazing.

 

LAND

  • Juniper, Pinion, and Oak Brush habitat.
  • Gently rolling with elevations from 6600’ to 7100’.
  • Borders thousands of acres of BLM land on the southwest corner.

 

ACCESS

  • Year-round access from a county-maintained gravel road.

 

WATER

  • Two dirt ponds hold water year-round (additional ponds could be improved to hold water)
  • Includes water shares from the Lilyland Canal.

 

INCOME

  • The current income is from cattle grazing and selling Mule Deer vouchers.
  • The property could also potentially be used as a rental.

 

LOCATION

  • Redvale, CO (5 miles)- Post Office
  • Norwood, CO (15 miles)- Hotel, Fuel, Hardware Store, Grocery Store, and Small Local Restaurants.
  • Montrose Regional Airport (80 miles)- Daily flights to Denver, Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix.
  • Telluride, CO (47 miles)- Fine Dining, Summer Hiking, and Winter Sports.
  • Moab, UT (90 miles)- Hiking, Rafting, and Overland adventures.
  • Arches, Canyonland, and Mesa Verde National Parks. All within 2.5 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

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