Moonshine Spring Ranch
Meeker, Colorado | Rio Blanco County | 2431 Acres
Northwest Colorado has long been regarded as one of the preeminent trophy big game and sporting regions in Colorado. This 2,431 deeded acre +/- ranch is owned by Watson Ranches LLLP and has been in the same ownership since 1957. Located approximately 16.5 miles northwest of Meeker along the Rio Blanco/Moffat County line with good year round access off of paved county road 7, while a portion of the property offers end of the road seclusion with direct access to adjacent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands. Two large privately owned ranches border the ranch, both of which are known for well managed and cooperative hunting practices. The combination of large adjoining ownerships and access to protected adjacent BLM lands enhances the seclusion, making Moonshine Spring Ranch a true big game hunting gold mine.
The combination of large adjoining ownerships and access to protected adjacent BLM lands enhances the seclusion, making Moonshine Spring Ranch a true big game hunting gold mine.Close Details
The diverse terrain and topography contribute to the panoramic mountain views in addition to a variety of vegetative cover. Gently sloping meadows give way to rolling brush covered hillsides and steeper slopes associated with mixed timber and rock outcroppings. Long valleys with native grass meadows are flanked by higher ridges which include some aspen tree covered northen facing hillsides and pockets of transitional oak brush groves. This topography and vegetation provide excellent habitat complimented by the ranch’s water resources. Spread throughout the property are spring fed ponds, spring fed water trough, along with an underground pipeline system delivering water to three water tanks. As a result Moonshine Spring Ranch offers a trifecta of good cover, feed and water resources that attract and hold big game. A well developed interior road network makes on-site access and touring a breeze. Improvements are minimal, allowing the new owner a unique opportunity to expand on their terms.
Located in Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) 211, this ranch is situated in the Danforth Hills area strategically near the transition between summer and winter concentration areas for elk. GMU 211 has over-the-counter tags for elk during archery and two of the four rifle seasons. Landowner applications enhance the odds of drawing tags for Mule Deer, which the ranch has participated in each year. Current ownership has done an excellent job of managing for both livestock and hunting, and recent years have seen limited grazing pressure on feed resources. The ranch is located within 30 minutes from Meeker, Colorado; where you can find grocery shopping, dining, medical services and the Rio Blanco County airport.
Meeker, Colorado is surrounded by public lands, including the White River National Forest and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, offering a wide range of outdoor activities. It offers stunning views and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. It has a small town charm with a population of around 2,500, which makes it a tight-knit community where everyone knows each other. The cost of living in Meeker is lower than in many other parts of Colorado, making it an attractive place to live for those looking for a more affordable lifestyle.