W. HWY 40 Farm/Ranch for sale in Craig, CO

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Looking for a ranch that offers mule deer, elk, antelope, predators, and small game hunting with year-round access- LAY CREEK RANCH is your answer! This 1,240 acre parcel is located 30 minutes west of Craig, Colorado (south of US Highway 40). Accessibility, Hunting Opportunities, Recreational use, or a Cattle Operation...LAY CREEK RANCH is a great buy at a very reasonable price of $945,000.

Multiple springs located throughout the property provide wildlife and cattle year-round accessibility to water. Lay Creek runs east / west for 1.8 miles though the northern area of the property providing the bonus of additional water for wildlife and cattle. Property is fenced and crossed fenced.

Topography consists of rolling hills, much of Lay Peak, ravines, deep washes, and wide open parks. Elevation ranges from 6200 ft. to 6600 ft. Topography and elevation offer easy to moderate hiking for stalking big game. Vegetation consist of pinyons, junipers, sage, and sage steepe. Colorado State Land abuts the east end of the property and BLM borders over half or the southern boundary of the property. Hunting pressure from the State Land and BLM moves big game on to Lay Creek Ranch, offering excellent hunting opportunities.

Lay Creek Ranch is in Colorado Parks & Wildlife designated Game Management Unit 3. This area is also known as the Lower Yampa. Liberal tag allocation in GMU 3 make it attractive for hunters who would like the opportunity to hunt big game without waiting years to accumulate preference points. Over the counter elk licenses are available for antlered elk rifle 2nd & 3rd seasons, either sex elk archery, Additionally GMU 3 is designated as a "B Unit" elk tag allowing for an additional cow tag.

Mule deer populations are doing quite well in this area. We found a great shed in just minutes of exploring the ranch! Archery, Muzzle loader Second Rifle & Third Rifle mule deer tags can be drawn with zero to 1 points in landowner draws (Landowner Preference Program). If you need more information on public land draws, contact us directly.

Antelope hunting is huge bonus! This area is known as one of the best trophy antelope units in the state! What normally takes the public 13-14 years to draw a rifle tag, you as the ranch owner have 50% odds of drawing a unit wide voucher every other year!

For a personal showing or more details, please contact Blayne St. James (970) 596-6089 or Mike Lewis (970) 712-1404.

  • Price: $899,000

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