Each September, Colorado ranch broker Coble Thurman of Fay Ranches, coordinates an annual fly fishing weekend outing with a group of members & guests from his ski club in Grand County. This year the group of 30 fly fishermen enjoyed fishing six miles of private waters along the Colorado & Fraser Rivers.
Earlier this September, Fay Ranches was a major sponsor for Colorado Trout Unlimited's First Annual Golf Tournament, supporting their efforts in raising money for statewide conservation efforts, stream improvements & Youth Programs. Company Founder Greg Fay & Colorado Broker Coble Thurman joined clients, friends, and new acquaintances in an entertaining day of golf on a spectacular autumn afternoon, all for a good cause. The opportunity to be one of the major sponsors in this first annual event was an easy decision as CTU's conservation ideals go hand-in-hand with the values that we stand for at Fay Ranches. Although the Fay foursome didn't score as well as the had hoped on the golf course, their support helped make this year's tournament a huge success.
Fay Ranches is proud to represent these four properties for sale, all of which offer tremendous value and endless outdoor recreation possibilities in some of the most beautiful locations in the Northwest.
Lander’s Fork Ranch is the quintessential Montana property. It spans 200 acres of timbered mountain ridges, rolling meadows, and prime big game hunting and fly fishing territory. The ranch is host to a healthy population of moose, deer, and elk, and the section of Lander’s Fork that runs through the ranch is packed with large cutthroat trout. Priced at only $675,000, this ranch offers amazing value. Learn more about Lander’s Fork Ranch, or contact Chris Fagan to schedule a showing.
Fay Ranches is proud to represent these three exclusive Colorado properties. These Colorado ranches all present several recreational opportunities, such as big game hunting, fly fishing, and hiking, but all offer a close proximity to a city or town, in case the owner wants nearby social amenities. Click on each ranch below to learn more.
A couple highlights from a recent article from the Denver Post that covers the Colorado Ag Tax Break controversy.
"They can throw some cows on there and then give us a lease and then fence it, and they could take the cow off after one day," he said. "We can do nothing." However, he pointed out that the current system has no middle ground between low ag rates and the alternative high vacant-land rate. "We're in a scenario where it is one extreme or another," he said.
On a recent Colorado Mule Deer hunt I was reminded of a great late winter and early spring activity that is a great way to spend time outdoors as well as a great way to spend time with family. During my hunt I covered a lot of country, both on foot and with optics. While hunting several ridge lines and canyons I happened upon a really nice 6X elk shed from the previous year. It was a little sun bleached but rodents hadn’t gnawed on it so it was still in great shape. As luck would have it I was hiking around a ridge opposite the canyon where I found the shed and stumbled upon the mate to the 1st shed. So now I had a really nice set of elk shed.
Imagine you are sitting in a makeshift ground blind before dawn on a crisp September morning at about 8500 feet in elevation in one of Colorado’s premier trophy elk hunting areas. There is a slight breeze moving up slope as the sun rises and you get the feeling some one or thing is staring at you. It’s one of those subliminal feelings hunters know they need to pay attention to. You move your head oh so carefully and see the largest bull elk you have ever encountered at your 2 o’clock at thirty yards. We are talking monster bull! As you try to calm your nerves and adrenaline, he winds you and is gone. Three days later you shoot a 352 bull and you still can’t shake the feeling you messed up the shot of a lifetime.
Not very often does a property that is completely surrounded by city parks and national forest come available. Not to mention one that is within minutes of downtown Colorado Springs. Well, Cheyenne Canyon Retreat is one of those special parcels. It is tucked away in North Cheyenne Canyon overlooking The Broadmoor Hotel & Resort, Helen Hunt Falls and Silver Cascade falls with recreation abound.
The property was once owned by General Palmer, who was the founder of Colorado Springs, and is traversed by Old Gold Camp Road which is the old rail bed for the "Short Line" that ran from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs. The property is just a few minutes to all types of activities, arts, recreation, and historic locations.
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