Ragged Mountain Ranch is the quintessential Colorado mountain ranch located on McClure Pass, a little over an hour from Aspen Airport and Snowmass and only 35 minutes to the town of Carbondale, Colorado. Ranches of this size are rare in Colorado, close to resort communities. With extensive National Forest border, water rights, seasonal creeks, irrigated hay fields, dark timber, aspen groves, and several elegantly restored ranch cabins, there is nothing like this ranch, with this proximity to world-class resort towns.

Stunning views of Ragged Mountain and Chair Mountain from everywhere on the ranch offer the opportunity for many possible trophy homesites with existing underground electricity. The restored “cabins” on the ranch are each defined by their character and history. Immediately upon entering the ranch sits the old “post office.” This fully restored cabin was once an actual post office. Next up as you drive through the ranch are the twin set of pristine Beuten cabins that would be excellent for housing hunters, guests, or ranch staff. The current main house is known as the Clathis House and though modest, has six bedrooms and majestic views. There is a large shop building and a ranch manager’s residence also. A hunting cabin and bunk room round out the improvements.

The elk and mule deer hunting is superb, with large herds of elk and solitary big bulls and bucks cruising the ranch. Located in over-the-counter GMU 52, hunters may purchase bull elk tags for second and third rifle and archery seasons wherever hunting licenses are sold. Landowner tags for mule deer and other elk seasons may be applied for through the Landowner Preference Program. Two United States Forest Service (USFS) inholdings offer exceptional hunting and recreational opportunities.

There are several gas well pads unobtrusively located on the fringes of the property. Minimal future development is possible depending on market conditions, with potential income in that eventuality. The sellers welcome discussions about this ranch attribute.

There is also an option to buy 2,900± acres in the heart of the ranch known as Ragged Mountain Ranch East.


  • 6,483± Acres
  • 2,900± Acres available to purchase separately on the east side of the ranch
  • Four rustic luxury cabins
  • Large shop building with ranch manager quarters
  • Aspen Airport 65-minute drive; Carbondale 35-minute drive
  • 25 Air-miles to Aspen
  • Water rights; Irrigated hay meadows
  • Fantastic big game hunting
  • Numerous ponds and small reservoir
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Aspen and dark timber forests
  • Good road network
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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Licensed in: CO, NM

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