Matheson Ranch - Kremmling, Colorado
Matheson Ranch Colorado: The term "legacy ranch" is probably overused, but no one will argue that the Matheson Ranch near Kremmling, Colorado, fully qualifies for the term. Homesteaded in the 1880s while Colorado was still a territory, the Matheson Ranch has been held for five generations in the same family, and for good reason. Located in the heart of what many consider the state's finest cattle country, the Matheson Ranch also holds extremely valuable water rights and access to some of the best hunting and fishing in Colorado. The family pride poured into this 2,000+ acre ranch for generations has made it into a showpiece of Middle Park. Many generations of thoughtful stewardship has made the Matheson Ranch productive for both cattle and hay. Two deeded parcels combined with a 1000-acre BLM lease has supported grazing of about 150 pair of cattle year-round, while producing 700-900 tons of hay on 450 acres of irrigated native grasses. Water rights from Troublesome Creek, which flows through the ranch, are excellent, as are rights to 1074 acre-feet from Matheson Reservoir. The Matheson Ranch is divided into two deeded sections connected by the BLM lease. The "river section" of the ranch includes 800 acres and one mile of Troublesome Creek. This section is mostly valley bottom with grass meadows, surrounded by rolling sagebrush hills. The "Antelope Creek section" to the west includes 1120 acres that is nearly surrounded by public land. This section is prime habitat for elk and mule deer among sagebrush hills and also includes three ponds. The Antelope Creek section is under a conservation easement that preserves the land while allowing for a building envelope. The reputation of Middle Park hunting and fishing is as legendary as its cattle ranching, and the Matheson Ranch is in the heart of it all. The mile of Troublesome Creek on the ranch has high potential as a wild trout resource.
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