Royal Gorge Ranch


Cañon City, Colorado

2,852± ACRES


Cañon City, Colorado

2,852± ACRES

About this Ranch

Own Your Frontier: Your 2,852 Acre Canvas for Adventure & Investment near Royal Gorge & Arkansas River

Forget cookie-cutter ranches. This isn't just land; it's a 2,852 ±-acre canvas for your wildest Colorado dreams. Invest in breathtaking vistas, boundless adventure, and the freedom to write your own frontier story.

Untamed Vistas, Unburdened Freedom:
• Access is Everything: Located south of the iconic Royal Gorge Bridge, this ranch enjoys year-round accessibility via a county-maintained road connecting directly to Hwy 50.
• No Strings Attached: Unlike many ranches, Royal Gorge Ranch thrives free from the constraints of conservation easements. This pristine canvas awaits your vision, unburdened by limitations. Potential development into a shared ranch or short-term rentals may be the highest and best use. The property is currently zoned agriculture. (Please do your own due diligence on current and potential zoning).
• Panoramic Playground: Witness breathtaking mountain views and open vistas in every direction, you can even see Pikes Peak. Picture buffalo grass valleys unfolding beneath jagged peaks and lose yourself in the endless horizons that meet the vast BLM lands bordering three sides of the property.

Rancher's Dream, Hunter's Haven:
• Ready-to-Go Grazing Leases: Established leases make embarking on your ranching dreams a breeze. Herds roam lush pastures, nourished by two seasonal water rights crisscrossing the ranch.
• Hunt Where Legends Roam: GMU 691 offers over-the-counter elk tags. Whether seasoned hunter or aspiring adventurer, feel the adrenaline rush as you stalk your trophy amongst these untouched landscapes.
• Fenced and Cross-Fenced: Divided into about five pastures (able to be fenced up to 28 pastures), with water access and fair roads to each, ensure optimal livestock management and rotational grazing practices.
• Remnants of a Legacy: Discover the hidden charm of an old homestead, complete with an old adobe barn, whispering tales of the ranch's storied past.

Adventure Awaits at Every Turn:
• Arkansas River Rush: The world's most rafted river flows just minutes away. Conquer whitewater rapids or cast a line for trophy trout in the crystal-clear waters, right outside your doorstep.
• Scale New Heights: Renowned climbing spots dot the landscape just 30 minutes away, test your limits, and embrace the thrill of the ascent.
• Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding Paradise: From wildflower-covered meadows to rugged canyons echoing with the calls of eagles, diverse trails wind through the property, offering endless exploration for every level of adventurer.
• Wet Mountain Valley Oasis: Just 30 minutes south, the Wet Mountain Valley unfolds, your opening to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Trek through breathtaking landscapes, explore 50+ high-country lakes, and experience the serenity of horseback riding amidst the beautiful Colorado landscape.
Beyond the Essentials:
• Charming Ranch House: The existing 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom ranch house provides a foundation for building your Colorado dreams.
• Functional Corrals & Barn: Practical corrals and a barn offer endless possibilities for customization and utilization.
• Private Airstrip: Update and take advantage of the 3,300-foot airstrip for convenient private aviation access, adding a touch of exclusivity and personalized arrival to your Colorado escape.

Location, Location, Location:
Cañon City, located 15 minutes from Royal Gorge Ranch, offers a charming small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities. Art galleries and historic buildings line Main Street, while the Arkansas River is perfect for whitewater adventures. Outdoor enthusiasts flourish in hiking trails, rock climbing spots, and nearby mountain biking destinations. History buffs can explore the Royal Gorge Bridge and Abbey, while cultural experiences await at the Fremont Center for the Arts and a lively local theatre scene. For more adrenaline, take a ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad or visit the thrilling Cave of the Winds. And when city lights call, 35 minutes to Westcliffe, 45 minutes to Colorado Springs, or a 1.5-hour drive to Denver. Whether you crave mountain adventures, cultural escapes, or urban convenience, Cañon City's vibrant spirit and central location make it the perfect base camp for exploring all that Colorado has to offer.

Invest in Your Legacy:
Owning the Royal Gorge Ranch is more than acquiring land; it's about claiming a piece of Colorado's untamed spirit. Imagine sunrises that paint the mountains in hues of gold and crimson, crisp air invigorating your senses, the haunting melody of elk echoing through the valleys, and a tapestry of stars blanketing the night sky. This is your chance to write your own chapter in the story of the Colorado frontier.
Contact M4 Ranch Group today to learn more and privately explore the endless potential of the Royal Gorge Ranch.

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Property Details

Price: $7,120,000

16300 CR 28
Cañon City, Colorado

Acres: 2,852±


  • Year-round accessibility
  • No conservation easements
  • BLM lands bordering three sides
  • Grazing leases in place
  • GMU 691 (over-the-counter elk tags)
  • Fenced and Cross-Fenced

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