High country North Park livestock operation includes 8,686 deeded acres and 18,000 acres of BLM and State of Colorado leases.
An assemblage of three mountain ranches with a carrying capacity of 1,500 cow-calf pairs or 5,000 yearlings sold for $18.5 million this spring. It had been listed for $24.95 million. Called the Grizzly Ranch, it is situated in Jackson County, 12 miles southwest of Walden and 45 minutes from Steamboat Springs. Ren Martyn of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller; Rob Pfister of Pfister Land Company represented the buyer. The property includes 70 miles of irrigation ditches, 14 livestock wells, and significant water rights (226 cfs). The ranch produces 5,000 to 7,000 tons of hay annually and has substantial improvements, including three residences at the headquarters, three additional residences at the north end of the ranch, a two-story 19,000-square-foot show barn, a 11,250-square-foot calving barn, a 9,000-square-foot machine shop, and a 6,400-square-foot livestock working facility. Sixteen miles of rivers and streams crisscross the property, including Grizzly and Little Grizzly Creeks.