About this Ranch
Horsefly Mesa Ranch covers 1,525± deeded acres of majestic mountain property, located on a plateau between Ridgway, Colorado, and Norwood, Colorado. The ranch’s topography serves up a variety of old-growth Ponderosa, Aspens, Spruce, mountain shrubs, and natural grasses. The landscapes of open meadows, forests, canyons, and level open land are accompanied by stunning views of the Dallas Divide. Elevations of the ranch range from 8,400’ to 8,900’. The area is vast and mostly untouched giving way to great opportunities for hunting and grazing. Mckenzie Creek, Dripping Vat Creek, and East Fork Horsefly Creek run through the ranch giving excellent water supply for ponds, wildlife, and livestock. The ranch is completely fenced, and a set of corrals is already in place. The ranch is accessible year-round and is not under a conservation easement. The ranch has roads in place to get around the spectacular acreage. The Horsefly Mesa Ranch is mostly undeveloped giving way for opportunities for hunting and livestock grazing within its fenced borders.
Horsefly Mesa Ranch is in game management unit 62, which consists of 30% private land ownership and 70% public land ownership. Unit 62 is over-the-counter elk tags and draw for Mule deer. Other species in the unit are pronghorn, black bear, mountain lion, and turkey. The ranch currently qualifies and is enrolled in the landowner preference program.
Located approximately 12 miles from the town of Ridgway and 22 miles from Montrose, each gives you amenities like shopping, restaurants, medical facilities, and entertainment venues. World-class skiing can be had at Telluride Ski Resort, approximately 62 miles from the ranch. Fishing can be found in every direction from the Black Canyon of Gunnison, San Miguel River, Dolores River, Blue Mesa, or Ridgway Reservoirs, just to name a few. Simply put, the ranch is an outdoorsman’s paradise, if it’s not on the ranch it can be found nearby.