DENVER, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cross Mountain Ranch, one of the largest and most ecologically diverse recreational and operating ranches in the nation, spanning four counties in Northwestern Colorado near Steamboat Springs is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades. Listed for $100 million, the Ranch is one of the largest and most diverse ranches on the market in the United States and features 20 miles of river frontage.

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The family homestead of development tycoon Ronald Boeddeker, Cross Mountain Ranch is the confluence of history, nature, recreation and agriculture. The Ranch’s 56,000 +/- deeded and 168,000 +/- leased acres were once home to the Ute Indians and is now abode to North America’s largest elk herd.

With a working cattle and sheep ranch with valuable water rights dating back to the late 1800s, and unlimited outdoor recreation options including trophy hunting, fly fishing, snowmobiling, white water river rafting, kayaking and more, Cross Mountain Ranch is one of the most spectacular and unique ranches in the West.

«Cross Mountain Ranch is an incredible legacy ranch and investment,» says listing broker Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group. «On their own, components such as water rights, hunting and recreation offerings and agricultural operations make for a strong investment opportunity, but linked together, as they are at Cross Mountain Ranch, it creates a property with invaluable potential. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the most significant and diverse properties in the west.»

Cross Mountain Ranch consists of two distinct ecosystems stretching across four counties, abutting thousands of acres of national forest, BLM, state and park service land and rising more than 2,500 feet in elevation. The Upper Ranch, with alpine landscapes, rich game and rushing rivers includes the historic Pyramid Peak Guest Ranch, a former stagecoach stop at the base of the 13,000-foot Pyramid Peak. The Lower Ranch with its lush meadows and pastures fed by the Yampa river encompasses the genesis of western ranch settlements including the historic Victorian Sevens Ranch.

Other key features of this legacy ranch include:

  • Numerous homes including a nine bedroom and nine and a half bath, 11,000 square foot main lodge, as well as an LL Bean designed hunting lodge, barns, shops, livestock handling facilities and manager and employee housing
  • A substantial agricultural operation rich in water resources and hay production with a carrying capacity of 2,000 cows and 10,000 sheep grazing on 224,000 acres of deeded and adjoining National Forest, BLM and state land
  • World-class hunting with unlimited big game hunting, an abundance of fly fishing rivers and several stocked trout ponds
  • Valuable and historic water rights that irrigate hundreds of acres of meadows and pastures that rest alongside the rivers. These rights are recognized as some of the most senior water rights on the Yampa River Basin
  • Close proximately to Steamboat Springs, Colo. (45 minutes) and Yampa Valley Regional Airport (20 minutes) with private FBO services and direct flights from major US cities
  • A commitment to the conservation of America’s rich western heritage in the form of a 16,000-acre conservation easement put in place to protect the vital Sage Grouse habitat
  • Shared borders with hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands including the acclaimed Dinosaur National Monument, Flat Top Wilderness Area and the Routt National Forest

The perfect blend of agriculture, livestock, hunting, fishing and recreation, Cross Mountain Ranch is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the historic Great American West.  For more information, visit https://www.mirrranchgroup.com/ranches/cross-mountain-ranch/

About the Boeddeker Family & Cross Mountain Ranch
Cross Mountain Ranch was purchased by the late Ronald Boeddeker and his wife Kitty in the early 1990s as a refuge and a way for the real estate developer who was known for building several luxury developments including Lake Las Vegas, Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii and Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M, to escape back to nature and reconnect with the land and his roots. Raised on a ranch, Boeddeker’s commitment to improving and preserving the diversity and majesty of Cross Mountain Ranch is evident today in the current size and scope of the property, its conservation commitment and its well-documented cherished history. For him, Cross Mountain Ranch was a place to remember who you are without labels or expectations. With these values, he instilled in his family a deep affection and respect for the legacy of the Great American West often reminding his friends and family that he was «simply a steward of the land and its legacy.» Boeddeker passed away in 2010 and his family has been enjoying the ranch in his memory ever since. It is their hope that the next owner of Cross Mountain Ranch will continue in the spirit of reconnection, recreation and preservation that has made Cross Mountain Ranch the property it is today.

About Mirr Ranch Group
Mirr Ranch Group offers marketing and buyer acquisition services for fine sporting properties and legacy ranches for sale throughout the American West and Patagonia. Brokers for the company are known for their expertise in agriculture, hunting, fly-fishing, public lands, and conservation, in addition to their unsurpassed knowledge of ranch and land transactions. Specializing in finding conservation and ecological buyers, past sales have included JE Canyon Ranch, a 50,000-acre working cattle ranch in Las Animas County, Colorado, the Trees Ranch adjoining Zion National Park in southern Utah, and the Mantle Ranch, an inholding in Dinosaur National Monument. Recently, the real estate firm sold the 83,000 acre Cielo Vista Ranch, home to the highest privately-owned peak in the world, Culebra Peak.

Cross Mountain Ranch, one of the largest and most ecologically diverse recreational and operating ranches in the nation is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades.

 

Spanning four counties in Northwestern Colorado near Steamboat Springs, the Ranch is one of the most diverse ranches on the market in the United States and features 20 miles of river frontage.

 

The Ranch consists of two distinct ecosystems: The Upper Ranch, with alpine landscapes, including 13,000-foot Pyramid Peak, rich game and rushing rivers; The Lower Ranch with lush meadows and pastures.

 

Valuable and historic water rights that irrigate hundreds of acres of meadows rest alongside the rivers. The rights are recognized as some of the most senior water rights on Yampa River Basin.

 

Numerous homes including a 11,000 square foot main lodge, LL Bean designed hunting lodge, barns, shops, livestock handling facilities and manager and employee housing.

 

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