Located 25 minutes from Telluride mountain village, this +/- 2239 acres of the Beaver Mesa Livestock Elk Ranch is so beautiful that it was selected by renown professional photographer John Fielder for some of its most photogenic views, ,…we think you’ll agree. Land Being that the water out west is now held as the gold standard these days, there are  7 registered ponds, and absolutely  the best water rights out of the J&M Hughes Ditch (named after the original owner) that  irrigates 1000 +/- acres of Beaver Mesa Livestock & Elk Ranch and is a huge value and runs through the entire ranch,  few ranches can compare and this ranch, it’s  one of the few last large family holdings remaining so close to Telluride. Has to been seen and felt.  Priced several million dollars below comparable size ranches in the area, the Cattlemen’s Assoc Conservation Easement which is a ( very different and unique and well thought through easement ) that allows for some development,  there are  4 separate building envelopes (each envelope is 5 acres, build what you like) that would be ideal for that Yellowstone dream home & value is already factored in.  This conservation easement  also has +/- 200  acres that is NOT  enrolled with the easement and also has even more  developmental potential. It is like living inside your own national park away from everyone but close to everything at Telluride Village. Even more unique, the easement also allows the property to be subdivided one time (must be a minimum of 500 acres) and sold off or built on. Tax credits still available on the +/- 200 acres and is part of a huge aspen grove. With the location of the ranch being just a few minutes to National Forest for even more recreation and is very convenient. Improvements  Improvements include a comfortable & warm +/- 1200 sqft  3/2 ranch home that makes for great guest or caretaker quarters with a spring fed well with stunning views every room showcasing the Telluride mountains. Or you could even live there while you build the ultimate dream mountain home with views that take everyone’s breath away. An easy road system allows access throughout the ranch, all 100% fenced and crossed fenced. There is also a 3000 foot airstrip in place, but not currently in use. Recreation BGU 70 offers todays sportsman with over-the-counter rifle elk tags, and close to 100% draw for archery elk tags. Beaver Mesa Livestock and Elk has been documented as an excellent producer of both trophy quality elk and mule deer. With +/- 20% of the ranch in gorgeous aspens, huge open pastures  allowing for deer & elk bedding areas with abundant feed and water throughout, it’s all about the water. The ranch does qualify landowner mule deer tags that have been unit wide allocation (always check regs), with monster bucks documented from the area. Blue grouse & turkey also call the ranch home. BML&E Ranch has traditionally carried +/- 300 pair for 4 months a year, and keeps an incredibly low tax bill of +/- $3100 annually…The ranch also has phenomenal hunting and is currently leased out to a great outfitter generating 50K +/-  dollars of income from the great hunting and the cattle lease. Agriculture 1000 +/- acres is irrigated. Cattle lease for grazing. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Some of the very best water rights you can have. The Huges ditch also runs through the ranch. More than enough water. General Operations Cattle lease and hunting generate income. History Be it the land investment retreat you always dreamed of- close to Telluride skiing,  dining & air access, or the several locations  to build that Yellowstone Dream home/homes that would make for an unimaginable equestrian property, away from the hustle.  Large watered & protected land holdings like Beaver Mesa Livestock & Elk Ranch are becoming more and more scarce and priced several million below other similar size ranch in the area…call or email today for more info and your qualified showing. Co brokers welcome… Location 25 min to Telluride and world class skiing and dinning.

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Property Status:
Acreage: 2239.39
Price: $7,700,000  
MLS/Other ID: 1028
Listing Website: Vist Here
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