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Pleasant View Ranch

Colorado Gunnison County - Gunnison
$6,720,000 Total Acres 10,853.00+/-
Deeded Acres 960.00+/-
Leased Acres 9,893+/- Forest Service & BLM
Status ActiveNew Listing

Property Summary


Property Summary


The Pleasant View Ranch is a balanced farm and ranch property located in the Tomichi Creek Valley only 23 miles east of Gunnison with 960 +/- deeded acres further benefitted by 9,893 +/- Forest Service and BLM lease acres. Tomichi Creek flows through the meadows on the south of the property and provides year-round live water and habitat for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout. The ranch has adjudicated water rights for 300 +/- acres of irrigated meadow that has historically produced 400 tons of native grass hay annually. 

The ranch supports thriving populations of elk, mule deer, and Gunnison sage grouse in addition to mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, black bears, bobcats, ducks and geese.  Pleasant View Ranch has historically qualified for deer licenses through the Landowner Preference Program and is located in GMU 551 where Over-the-Counter elk licenses are also available.

Highway 50 provides year-round access to the property and the existing ranch improvements are located on the south side of the highway. The ranch home has 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, an office, spacious living room and primary bedroom suite. Other improvements include a barn, open-faced livestock and equipment sheds, corrals and a garage. 

The heavily irrigated hay meadows south of Highway 50 are protected from future development by an agricultural conservation easement held by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which allows hunting, fishing, farming and recreating. This portion of the property practically could not have been developed anyway due to the heavy irrigation of the meadows and floodplain along the creek. The easement allows the repair or replacement of the existing improvements and also allows the construction of an additional single-family residence and a guest bunkhouse/residence.



The ranch borders thousands of acres of public land and provides access to Bureau of Land Management land and the 1.7 million acre Gunnison National Forest land. The Fossil Ridge Wilderness, Curecanti National Recreation area and multiple large reservoirs are all nearby recreational attractions. 

Gunnison, Colorado is 22 miles from the property and is the nearest town offering year-round dining, shopping, a hospital, and Western State College. 

The town of Crested Butte is less than 30 miles north of Gunnison, 50 miles from the ranch and offers additional recreation, dining, and shopping amenities. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a popular skiing destination and is located only 50 miles from the ranch with 121 runs known for their extreme terrain. In addition to the well-known ski area in Crested Butte, Monarch Ski Area is a family-friendly resort located ten miles east of the ranch on the Continental Divide at Monarch Pass and has 54 different ski trails. 

Private and commercial air service is available in Gunnison at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) with a 9,400' long runway. Throughout the year, there is a rotation of daily flights to Denver, Dallas and Houston. Denver International Airport is four hours from the ranch via Highway 285 east. 

The property is located in proximity to the following towns:

- Gunnison Colorado (22 miles)
- Crested Butte, Colorado (50 miles)
- Salida, Colorado (50 miles)
- Montrose, Colorado (89 miles)
- Leadville, Colorado (104 miles)
- Aspen, Colorado (130 miles)
- Colorado Springs, Colorado (158 miles)
- Denver, Colorado (187 miles)