The Tomichi Dome Hunting Ranch is a rare opportunity to own a premier mule deer and elk hunting ranch on the western shoulder of Tomichi Dome located only 25 minutes east of Gunnison, Colorado. This unimproved mountain property consists of 860 +/- deeded acres, of which 640 acre are in one tax parcel and the four other tax parcels range in size from 40 to 80 acres along Hot Springs Creek and County Road 887, which provides improved, maintained, year-round access to the ranch. Power is located on the property and live water runs through the ranch for 1.25 miles. There is a 80-acre tract that has irrigated meadows and is an excellent site for improvements. The ranch is located in GMU 551, which has an over-the-counter season for elk and in the past, the property has qualified for landowner preference mule deer tags. The deeded land borders thousands of additional acres of public land for recreation and hunting.
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:
The 2023 property taxes for the Tomichi Dome Hunting Ranch total $269.
The towns of Gunnison, Crested Butte and Salida are some of the best-recognized destinations in Central Colorado. The cultural atmosphere, thriving tourist seasons, and variety of recreational amenities make the area a popular destination with a multitude of shops, restuarants, and museums as well as quality hospitals and schools.
Western State College is an accredited four-year institution located in Gunnison. There are multiple world-class ski resorts within close proximity to the property as well as the family-oriented Monarch Ski Area only ten miles from the ranch.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a popular, well-renowned skiing destination only 50 miles from the ranch with 121 runs known for extreme terrain. Monarch Ski Area is a family-friendly resort located ten miles east of the ranch on the Continental Divide a Monarch Pass and has 54 runs.
The fishing and live water recreation in the area is incredible from Hot Springs Creek flowing through the property, to the Gunnision River, Taylor River, East River and the gold-medal Arkansas River, there is no shortage of opportunities to catch quality trout.
The Tomichi Dome Hunting Ranch resides in Game Management Unit (GMU) 551, offering over-the-counter elk hunting opportunities. Historically, this property has also qualified for coveted landowner preference mule deer tags, making it a haven for both big game and small game hunting. With its strategic location, this ranch provides direct access to thousands of acres of public land, expanding your hunting and recreational possibilities.
The wildlife and big game hunting on the ranch and in this area is plentiful and diverse. There are thriving populations of elk, deer, bear, moose, antelope, big horn sheep, lion, small game and bird species.
This property offers the opportunity to pursue bull elk that consistently average an impressive 330 to 385 inches, with the occasional trophy-sized elk pushing the boundaries even further. The ranch is also home to mule deer of exceptional quality, with some boasting antler spreads in excess of 200 inches. The terrain, rich forage, and strategic location ensure that these mule deer thrive, making the ranch a coveted destination for those in pursuit of these incredible creatures.
Climate & Elevation
CLIMATE & ELEVATION
Tomichi Dome Hunting Ranch graces an elevation ranging from 8,600 to 9,600 feet above sea level, bestowing upon it a truly unique alpine climate. The elevation not only lends itself to a comfortable climate but also contributes to the breathtaking scenery. From vantage points on the ranch, you can gaze upon sweeping vistas of the surrounding valleys and peaks, providing a front-row seat to the changing colors of the seasons.
The temperature on the ranch averages 11 degrees in January and 55 degrees in July.
The average precipitation is 16.25 inches.
The average annual snowfall at the ranch is 88 inches.