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Crawford CO hay farm and hunting property for sale—trophy mule deer & elk
Located about 5 miles west of Crawford, Colorado this historic Colorado ranch for sale has a unique combination of assets combining recreational values with historic cattle ranching. The ranch has a total of 320 deeded acres but borders large tracts of BLM lands that are almost impossible for the public to access. Approximately 40 acres are irrigated grass-alfalfa hayfields served by a small center pivot sprinkler and gated pipe. The balance of the acreage is either open meadows or pinyon-juniper forest. Improvements include a relatively modern 3,200-square-foot 5-bedroom 2 & 3/4-bath home, a 1,238-square-foot 1-bedroom guest home, and various outbuildings, corrals, and a well-improved spring. There are three Fruitland Mesa domestic water taps that come with the property.
Colorado GMU 63 trophy mule deer and elk hunting property for sale
Fruitland Mesa is known for its hay farms, cattle ranches, and especially for its trophy mule deer hunting in Colorado GMU 63. The area has consistently produced Boone & Crockett bucks for years, and this ranch is in the epicenter of the excellent hunting on Fruitland Mesa. To the north of the ranch is the Smith Fork of the Gunnison, flowing through a scenic canyon. The canyon rim is mostly BLM lands, which are favorite bedding habitat for mule deer and herds of elk. The configuration of the ranch makes it seem much larger than 320 acres, and the neighboring BLM lands offer basically exclusive hunting.
Historic Colorado ranch for sale has easy year-round access, good schools
Back in the 1890’s, this was one of the first ranches settled on Fruitland Mesa and was the home of a historic dairy. The original settlers knew what they were doing—this ranch offers an excellent situation for year-round living. Access is very good via a paved county road. Crawford has a K-6 Montessori school and nearby Hotchkiss is home to the middle school and high school. The local schools are well known for excellent academics, extracurricular activities, and sports programs. Crawford has a bank, convenience store, liquor store, a couple of restaurants, town hall, library, small clinic, and other services. Big-box stores, car dealers, larger banks, etc., are available about 35 minutes away in Delta, as well as regional airports about an hour and a half away in Grand Junction and Montrose.