About this Ranch
Quarter Circle E Ranch is located less than one mile north of the town of Cortez, Colorado, in the Montezuma Valley. The ranch is comprised of 576± acres, fronting County Roads 26, M, N, and Highway 145. Mostly irrigated grass and alfalfa with 300 shares of Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company water. 3.6± acres holds a pond that is used to store water for irrigation. The water is piped to the ranch using the gravity-fed method and is distributed on the land with a side roll irrigation system. Other improvements to the ranch include corrals, a large hay barn, and the ranch is fully fenced. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently runs 300 pairs of cattle. Historically the area has been used for agriculture with irrigated farming and grazing. The ranch does have significant development opportunities that are accented by its proximity to amenities and attractions. Quarter Circle E Ranch currently holds a farming/ranching/grazing lease and an FAA lease, which puts some minimal restrictions on the small part of the ranch acreage. Ranch elevations range around 6,200 feet, and area elevations range from 5,500 to 7,500 feet. Big views of Sleeping Ute Mountain, sandstone mesas, and Montezuma Valley surround the ranch. Cortez is a gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir, Dolores River, and the San Juan National Forest, making for an array of activities and sites to explore.
12261 Hwy 145