The Legendary Nick Gray Ranch

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Project Description

There are times when history and legacy collide. What is formed — an unprecedented cattle ranch in Montrose, Colorado built out of the valley floor and the mountains, which surround the alpine forest of the Cimarron. This year-round, 700 head cattle breeding operation was built on efficiency, productivity and an abundance of forage allowing livestock to thrive. The ranch is a combination of 5 parcels of land, a 3-month 600 head forest grazing permit and 600 animal units. Starting on the Valley Floor at the 1000 head feedlot in Montrose, moving East to the two ranches that provide spring and fall grazing, the ranches end at summer’s crown jewel, Cimarron Ranch, with its lush, irrigated, mountain meadows. The combination of these Legendary Nick Gray Ranches has never been offered for sale. This is an extremely rare opportunity and under the right scenario it can be purchased in various configurations. 

Disclaimer: All information provided herein was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate. However, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and recommend that every item of interest be independently verified by Purchaser.

Gray Big Cimarron Grazing Permit

Consisting of 21,000± acres, this 1,866 AU permit allows 600 animal units to graze this spectacular section of the National Forest. Located in the upper Cimarron Valley, 30 miles southeast of Montrose, this permit is easily accessible with county roads throughout the allotment. This mountain grass is abundant, lush and plentiful with great sources of water including Silver Jack Reservoir and numerous mountain streams.

Primary Use: Summer grazing permit from July 9th to October 10th.

Gray Cimarron Ranch

Consisting of 1,461± acres, with approximately 475± irrigated acres, corrals and fenced perimeter. There are good internal roads and ample water rights. This ranch includes 1.3± miles of both sides of the Cimarron River. The elevation ranges from 7,100 feet to 8,000 feet.

Improvements: 1,644 sq. ft., 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home built in 1890, 946 sq. ft., 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home built in 1895, Barn, 8 Farm Utility Buildings, 3 Open Sheds, 15/20 Ton Cattle Scales

Cedar Creek Ranch

Cedar Creek Ranch consists of 1,667± total acres with approximately 350± irrigated acres.

Primary Use: Spring grazing for the months of March – June. Once cattle leave for the Cimarron a hay crop is harvested and taken to the feed lot. The fields are then allowed to regrow, building pasture for the following spring. 

Improvements: 4 Farm Utility Buildings & Sheds, Corrals and Fenced Perimeter

5 Mile Ranch

Consisting of 319± acres, a 782 sq. ft. home built in 1940, corrals and fenced perimeter. There are good internal roads and direct BLM access. There are approximately 196± irrigated acres with 137.4 shares of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association. The elevation ranges from 6,200 feet to 6,300 feet.

Primary Use: Spring grazing for the months of March – June. Once cattle leave for the Cimarron a hay crop is harvested and taken to the feed lot. The fields are then allowed to regrow, building pasture for the following spring. 

Improvements: 782 sq. ft., 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home built in 1940, 4 Farm Utility Buildings, Open Shed

80 Acres

Located at 5,600 feet in elevation this ranch consists of 80± acres with approximately 60± productive irrigated acres. This property includes 46.8 shares of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association water.

Primary Use: Producing feed (hay/corn) for the feed lot and a secondary pasture for the cattle.

Feed Lot

This 1,000 head capacity, 20± acre feed lot consists of sixteen 125’ x 125’ pens and four, 250’ x 325’ pens with concrete bunks and good alleyways for feeding. The feed lot also features a calving barn, office, corrals, scale, squeeze chute, loading ramp, silage pit and hay storage area.

Primary Use: The majority of all Nick’s cows calve at this facility. It is kept extremely clean to promote good calf health. As cattle pods are filled, the cows are moved up the hill to the spring ranches.

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$16,075,000

24,820± Total  |  3,547± Deeded

Colorado

Montrose/Cimarron

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