For many, the quintessential experience of the west is ranch ownership. It is this independent lifestyle, grounded in tradition and steeped in cultural lore that calls to many of us. Where vistas are unbroken and a natural way of life is revered, where the priority is to live simply, in harmony with all of creation. Where a family legacy for future generations can be carefully shaped and protected.
If this is what you long for, we can help find the prefect venue for the fruition of your ideals. We have carefully chosen properties which have all the attributes one may look for in a ranch, while being accessible to conveniences expected in today's world. The following are all the listings of premier ranches for sale from Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Be sure to check this site often, because we continually add new listings. Also, if you don't find what you are looking for here, please give us a call and we can assist you in finding what you want.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango
Absolutely one of the rarest offerings, featuring 1,000-acres of dramatic mountains and rolling meadows within a lush river valley less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Durango. Nearly a mile of carefully restored Florida river frontage along with six stocked ponds make for a true "fisherman's paradise." Over 13,000 SF of rustic log, timber and stone residential and ranch improvements, can accommodate generations of family, friends and staff. Towering aspen, spruce and Ponderosa trees frame ancient cliffs and distant peaks, while surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of public lands.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango.
Granite Peaks Ranch is an exquisite, one-of a-kind, 565-acre fly-fishing and equestrian estate – the last privately owned ranch before the vast Weminuche Wilderness. With three miles of the Pine River, the property offers exceptional fly fishing a few steps from the main residence and cabins. There are several architectural masterpieces consisting of a 5,500 square-foot main home with a detached garage that has a caretaker's apartment above it, private guest house on the river, two large horse barns, and three historic cabins which have been completely restored. The entire property is beautifully scaled and landscaped, and has direct access into the Weminuche Wilderness and National Forests.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #676754
Gorgeous 70 acre north Animas Valley property with cabin, large lake, Animas River and National Forest frontage, manicured grounds and gardens, paved roads, underground utilities, and complete privacy/security. This is a "One-of-a-kind" property with exceptional beauty and amenities.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango.
This ranch represents the last large parcel in what has become known as the "Gold Coast" of the Animas Valley. At just under 100 acres, this ranch has all the qualities desired – including great water rights, lush pasture areas, stunning views, rock outcroppings, ponds, National Forest access, privacy and security – all within a short drive to the historic downtown area of Durango.
$4,800,000 – New Opportunity, Please Call
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #676901
This 38-acre equestrian estate is situated in the lush Animas Valley with unblemished views looking straight up the valley to capture Engineer Mountain from every area of the property. It includes a 4,800 SF main home, 1,800 SF private guesthouse with attached caretakers' house, old restored barn with horse arena and riding pen, multiple pastures, ponds with water features, and a charming potting shed, all with beautiful and mature irrigated landscaping. This is a lovely estate that offers unique artistic elegance, privacy and easy access, just a few miles north of Durango.
$3,997,000 – Reduced by $503,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango/Bayfield – MLS #676755
Located in the Pine River valley, the 100 acres are meticulously groomed. Lush hayfields are supported by exceptional water rights to irrigate the certified weed-free hay meadows all season long. The balance consists of treed acreage interspersed with meadows to provide exceptional grazing. The 3,300 SF home has been completely remodeled. An equestrian's dream riding/roping arena is complemented by a 9-stall barn, complete with caretaker's residence, bunk room, plus there's another breeding barn.
$3,200,000 – Price Reduced
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos – MLS #676895
This gorgeous historic 490-acre ranch has exquisite views, and is now available after 70 years of ownership by one family. Bordered on two sides by thousands of acres of National Forest, this ranch has abundant wildlife, lush meadows, stands of ponderosa pine, gambol oak, aspen and cottonwoods along a seasonal stream that flows through the heart of the ranch. It is truly one of the "last best places" with several magnificent building sites.
$3,200,000 – Reduced by $500,000
Colorado, Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs – MLS #676757
Just moments from historic downtown Pagosa Springs is where you'll find the Last Dance Ranch – the perfect private recreational retreat, mountain home and paradise. On 85 lush acres, with exquisite mountain views, the property is graced with a beautifully crafted 7,600 SF, 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath custom home, 4,576 SF barn/shop with 2 guest quarters, 2 well designed implement buildings and equestrian facilities. Now
Now $3,195,000 – By Appointment only
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango.
River Ranch is a stunning, private riverfront estate with 9 acres, 5,033 SF main residence, an adorable guest house, cottage, fishing tackle shop, garden shed and loft area that could be used as a workout or crafts room. Nestled right alongside the Florida River with approximately 550 feet of river frontage, ownership of both sides of the Florida River and a footbridge to the privately owned island – this setting is spectacular. Trout fishing on the river and stocked pond, in front yard; make this any angler's dream!
Offered at $2,900,000 or $700,000 for a 25% ownership interest
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS# 676751
This 29-acre ranch/farm is located in the Animas River Valley just 8 minutes from historic downtown Durango. The green-built, energy efficient 3,771 SF home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a detached 3 bay garage with a separate office area and 500 SF studio apartment over. The beautiful main residence is full of light and is complemented by lovely trim, finishes and high-end appliances. The land is expansive with fertile pastures that are irrigated with priority water, and there is exceptional Animas River frontage. This is a "one-of-a-kind" property in one of the most sought-after areas in Durango.
Now $2,150,000 – Reduced by $400,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango
Painter Ranch is one of those rare historic ranches that has been lovingly preserved along what many consider to be the most beautiful section of the Animas River, just north of Durango. Great care has been taken to build a private entry, roads and place underground utilities to 4 gorgeous parcels of 30 acres each. The parcels were placed to maximize privacy, river views and frontage, topographical diversity and ensure great building sites. Initially, two parcels are being offered in this exceptional setting:
Parcel 1 (Lots 1 & 2) – Offered for $2,500,000
Wonderful parcel with mature oaks, ponds, private entry and 1,000' of river frontage
Parcel 4 (Lots 7 & 8) – Offered for $2,150,000
Upper portion of ranch with long views, varied terrain with rock outcroppings, pine woodlands, meadows and river frontage
Colorado, Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs
Hartland Ranch is one of the most pristine properties you will find, with 35 +/- acres of manicured pastures and pine forest, gorgeous 6,303 SF main residence, 3,224 SF barn with 850 SF apartment, and outdoor riding arena. The property boasts excellent water rights, ponds and meticulously maintained grounds, while within walking distance from the heart of Pagosa Springs.
$2,498,000 – By Appointment only
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos
An exceptional 377 acre mountain ranch with gorgeous 360 degree views of the La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde, and the Sleeping Ute. This ranch has excellent water rights, 80 acres of irrigated hay pastures, pine forest, several large ponds/lakes and borders public lands. It would make a lovely equestrian or cattle ranch with several great building sites. This is a great value!
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos
This beautifully maintained 225-acre ranch offers a lovely 4,464 SF main residence, guesthouse, barn, storage shop and other outbuildings. There are 65+ acres in lush hay meadows served by exceptional water rights. The majority of the ranch is perimeter high-fenced creating a special protected environment suitable for organic gardens or hay production. Also, it would make a great equestrian ranch or purebred cattle operation. In essence, the property and amenities are first-class and provide the perfect platform for your favorite hobby, leisure pursuit or avocation.
$2,160,000 – By Appointment only
Colorado, Montezuma County, Lewis – MLS #676750
Jameson Ranch is a beautifully situated 173-acre equestrian and grazing property, fully fenced and cross-fenced with 100+ irrigated acres, open rolling meadows with many scattered trees. It has excellent water rights (100 shares of the Montezuma Valley Irrigation) and two good sized year-round ponds and a spring (livestock water only). It overlooks Narraguinnep Reservoir with expansive views, and the southern fence line borders 898 acres of Colorado State land. There is a custom 2,679 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 full-bath home with a separate manger's house/trailer, tack house, large shop, hay barn, loafing shed, and riding arena.
Offered at $1,750,000
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos – MLS #676950
This is the quintessential Colorado property with 245 acres of beautiful meadows, lush pastures, pine woodlands, ponds, rock bluffs and outcroppings, along with over one mile of the West Mancos River. The ranch includes several beautiful building sites. The property has been meticulously maintained and has excellent water rights including shares of Jackson Lake and adjudicated Mancos River rights. This is an exceptional property offered at an exceptional price.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS# 676744
Beautiful 33+ acre property with a gorgeous custom 4,501 SF log and glass home, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces and gorgeous views of the La Plata Mountains, Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge. Close to town, yet very private with close access to the San Juan National Forest. This property has all of the amenities for luxury living in a wonderful alpine setting. The architectural details, lovely finishes and trim make this a perfect Colorado retreat that embodies casual elegance at its best.
$1,695,000 – By Appointment Only
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos – MLS #676912
Nestled in the Four Corners just outside Mancos/Durango, this 35-acre ranch is the perfect equestrian property. Amenities include a spectacular newly built home with 4,276 SF of living space, a lovely custom Morton barn with 4 stalls w/runs, wash stall, tack room, workshop and upstairs guest apartment (1,700 SF), stacked aspen fenced pastures and more. All of this in a secure gated 500+ acre canyon community with access to hundreds of acres of BLM land for great everyday trail riding and minutes from the San Juan National forest.
Now $1,575,000 – Reduced by $200,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #665531
This one has to be seen! It is an exquisite 40-acre retreat surrounded by Ponderosa woodlands and overlooking historic Durango. The luxurious 3,689 SF, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom main residence is constructed of the finest materials and utilizes the latest technology to create a nurturing environment where your spirits will soar. Amenities include a gourmet kitchen, great room with spectacular views, game loft, steam room, and light filled master with an underwater portal to the courtyard saltwater pool. The styling is clean and classic, yet the attention to detail displays exquisite and artful elements around every corner. It is the best of conscious living, where you produce your own power and heat the pool with solar.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #676749
This 22+-acre ranch is located in the lush Animas River Valley between Coon Creek and Animas River on the east side of CR 250, only 10 minutes from historic downtown Durango. It has a 2,900+ SF custom home, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 offices, with beautiful detailed finishes and an abundance of light. The home and property offer views of Engineer Mountain and the Animas Red Cliffs and includes a barn, large shop and organic raised-bed greenhouse. There are excellent water rights and most of the property can be irrigated for good hay production. The home was originally designed to be a guesthouse and there is ample room within the building envelope to build another residence.
$1,495,000 – By Appointment only
Colorado, La Plata County, Hesperus – MLS# 676741
Cherry Creek Ranch is a gorgeous 36.96 acre property with a custom 5,093 SF log home built in 2004. The property has a barn with 3 stalls, 6 car/toy garage, large shop and 1 bedroom apartment, and an equipment garage for large ranch machinery and RV. The property is fenced and provides irrigated meadows (excellent water rights) for horses and other animals. There is a stocked 3 acre lake with 1,500 feet of Cherry Creek frontage. With all of the amenities for recreation, this is a rare property with new home, barn, equipment garage and corral. For the equestrian enthusiast, this is a dream property.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #676752
Located in the lush Animas River Valley, this 10-acre river property is special in all regards. There is a remodeled 4,414 SF, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, 1,200 SF caretaker apartment, barn and storage shed. The property is graced with mature trees and shrubs, 3 seasonal ponds, Animas River frontage and fenced irrigated pasture with senior water rights from the Reid Ditch and some water rights from the Animas River. This is a rare find in the Animas River Valley.
$1,425,000 – By Appointment only
Colorado, La Plata County, Bayfield
This 5,717 SF custom log home is beautifully crafted, full of light with lovely trim and finishes, along with all high-end appliances. The spaciousness provides for a beautiful private master suite, 3 guest bedrooms, office, family room with media room, bar, wine storage and sauna. There are gorgeous views and over 1,000 SF of outside decks for entertaining and viewing the abundant wildlife. This is an exceptionally private and secure estate, with easy access to shopping and local restaurants in both Bayfield and Durango.
Now $1,399,000 – Recently Reduced by $226,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Bayfield – MLS #676747
Beautiful self sufficient family retreat on 55 acres with lovely 4,034 SF, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom log main residence; 1,030 SF 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest house; and, a 1,200 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath caretaker or guest apartment above the barn. Other amenities include a kennel, greenhouse, stable/barn, corral and outdoor arena. There is solar and generator back-up power and the property has lush open meadows, pine woodlands, and a large pond.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS# 676761
This beautiful 240 acre ranch is just 20 minutes south of Durango with over a half mile of the Florida River running through it. The property has a total of 1.6 cfs in water rights that provide for lush irrigated pastures along the river. There are several great building sites on the canyon rims above the river with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Great value for productive acreage reasonably close to Durango.
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango
This 36.75-acre ranch is very private yet located conveniently close to the entrance of the Durango Ridge development on a bluff with outstanding views of the La Platas and eastern mountains surrounding Durango. The lovely 2-level 4,800 SF log home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 5-car garage, expansive gourmet chef's kitchen, game room, office, wine room, exercise room, all with high-end finishes/fixtures. This ranch has all the qualities desired – lush meadows, woodlands and expansive views – all within a short drive to the historic downtown area of Durango.
Now $1,250,000 – Recently Reduced by $100,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS #676753
This estate is located in the picturesque Cherry Creek valley, twenty-five minutes west of Durango and fifteen minutes from Mancos. The main residence is a beautifully designed 3,200 SF, one-story Adobe home. The sun filled space has 2 bedrooms, a large office/3rd bedroom, 2 ½ baths, with expansive views and great privacy, on 43 park-like acres along with an adjacent 640 acre lease.
Now $910,000 – Reduced by $85,000
Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos – MLS #676765
Menefee Mountain Ranch has 217 acres of beautiful rolling terrain with several building sites, all with exceptional views of the La Plata Mountains and Mesa Verde. Originally platted for a six-lot development, with roads and power, there is excellent potential for a conservation easement with potentially significant tax benefits. The property would make a great horse ranch with good grazing pasture in the front of the property with several good sites for a barn and other facilities.
Now $749,000 – Reduced from $868,000
Colorado, Montezuma County, Cortez – MLS #676748
This 48+ acre ranch is an exceptional equestrian property with 30+ acres of irrigated pasture, large pond, 96' X 129' indoor riding arena with 7 stalls and hay storage, two pipe-fenced paddocks with four loafing sheds, outdoor cutting pen and cross fenced pasture with barbless wire. With access to BLM lands on two sides, it is a recreational paradise. The property has a totally remodeled side-by-side with 1,876 SF, perfect for living while you build your dream home or it can be used as a guest house. With all of the improvements, this is a very efficient/productive ranch and terrific value in McElmo Canyon.
Now $599,000 – Reduced from $650,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Durango/Marvel – MLS# 676760
Bragg Draw Ranch is situated on Red Mesa southwest of Durango with outstanding views of the La Plata Mountains to the north and the Sleeping Ute Mountain to the west. A total of 643 acres, the ranch is an exceptional hunting property. The property's varied topography offers a wonderful variety of building sites with beautiful La Plata Mountain views.
Offered at $575,000
Colorado, La Plata County, Hesperus – MLS #676756
Situated on 35+ picturesque acres of woods and meadows, this property has a lovely 2006 custom built 1,620 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, filled with light. The home and property have expansive views of the lush Cherry Creek Valley and adjacent La Plata Mountains. The property is fenced on three sides and borders the San Juan National Forest, providing endless opportunities for recreation.
Offered at $495,000