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340-acre ranch near Rocky Mountain National Park asks $14.9M

A Colorado retreat in the mountains

The exterior of buildings on a Colorado ranch. Courtesy of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

A 340-acre ranch near the base of Longs Peak in Colorado has hit the market, and the property offers direct access to one of the most popular national parks in the country. The ranch was established in 1909 by Enos Mills, an American naturalist and homesteader who helped to create nearby Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915.

The property features a main house with custom millwork, soaring ceilings, and a chef’s kitchen. Timber ceilings and stone fireplaces are found throughout the house, and the main living areas include walls of windows that frame panoramic mountain views. A newly rebuilt 6,000-square-foot owner’s quarters features a spa-like bath, fireplace, and terrace, while a guest house can sleep up to 12.

But unlike other properties where the buildings are the biggest asset, this Colorado ranch offers unaltered mountain acreage. At least eight miles of marked hiking trails criss-cross the property, and other perks include a stocked trout pond for fishing, a year-round, spring-fed creek, and a large equipment barn. The topography includes a mix of aspen and conifer trees, gorgeous peaks, and grassy meadows, and owners have the ability to build three more structures on the property if desired.

Ready to make this sprawling ranch your own? Bear Gulch Ranch is on the market for $14,875,000.

The interior of a house on a Colorado ranch. The room has a fireplace, table, chairs, couches, and a vaulted wooden ceiling.
The main house features open-concept living areas with a large stone fireplace.
A kitchen area in a Colorado ranch house. The floors and cabinetry are wooden. There are granite countertops.
Wooden beams and a chef’s kitchen look out onto the living room.
A hallway in a Colorado ranch house. The ceiling is vaulted and wooden and there are floor to ceiling windows.
A long passageway connects the sleeping quarters with the entertaining areas.
A bedroom in a Colorado ranch house. The ceiling is arched and wooden. There is a fireplace, bed, and floor to ceiling windows.
Panoramic mountain views are framed in arching windows in the bedrooms.
A bathroom in a Colorado ranch house. There are wooden ceilings and cabinetry and a copper standing tub.
A spacious bath with copper tub.
A gym in a barn which is part of a Colorado ranch house. The ceiling is vaulted and wooden and there are floor to ceiling windows overlooking trees and rock-faces.
The gym and exercise barn.
A guest house at a Colorado ranch. The exterior is wooden with a porch. There are trees and mountains in the background.
A guest house provides extra sleeping space for 12.