The Nottingham Ranch - Colorado's Premier Legacy Ranch! Indescribably beautiful mountain vistas!
A working cattle ranch approximately 1.25 hours from Vail and 45 minutes from the Vail/Eagle Airport. The offering includes 19,493 deeded acres; over 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) of very senior water rights; extraordinary elk and deer hunting; Bureau of Land management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service grazing permits on over 50,000 acres.
The property is located near Burns, Colorado and spans from Burns, bisected by the Colorado River from the west side of Castle Peak towards the Flat Tops Wilderness Area to the west and sprawls along both sides of Derby Mesa Loop and Sunnyside Road into Routt County. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is the third largest U.S. Wilderness Area in Colorado . It consists of 235,214 acres in Routt National Forest and in White River National Forest stretching from Dotsero to Meeker, CO. It was designated a wilderness area in 1975.
The ranch is a self-sustaining ranch inclusive of 1,200 pair of cattle and calves; over 50,000 acres of leases for grazing permits; 2,000 acres of flood irrigation plus 1,200 acres irrigated by pivot irrigation systems (which is rare in the mountains) and produces 3,500 tons of hay annually. The price includes livestock and equipment as well as seven residences and additional cabins.
The land value is extraordinary as most of the ranch is surrounded by the National Forest, Flat Tops Wilderness or BLM property. One of the largest elk herds of Colorado is located in this area and a very successful private hunting outfitter has been based on the ranch for 23 years.
This is a remarkable trophy property unlike any other in Colorado. The ranch is a part of Colorado’s rich history with hunting, fishing and ranching and so close to the ski resorts of Vail and Steamboat Springs. The Nottingham Ranch truly is Colorado’s premier legacy ranch