Situated in the heart of Middle Park, the 1190 acre Elk Mountain Ranch straddles some of the richest hunting grounds in the state. Held for 3 generations by the same family, the ranch offers a great blend of hunting and ranching. Back when the Ranch was homesteaded in 1945 its focus was on the western heritage and cattle drives. Today the cattle still roam but yield to the majestic Rocky Mountain Elk and trophy Mule Deer. Middle Park, known for its great mule deer genetics this ranch could be one of the top hunting ranches in the area, producing multiple 180?+ every year.Situated in a combination of pines, aspens and sage/ grass meadows, the ranch sits at elevations ranging from 8,200ft to 8,900, at the base of Elk Mountain. Numerous springs as well as Smith and Jensen Creek run year round on the property, supplying water to the hay field and wildlife. Water rights support the hay fields and offers tremendous potential to develop ponds for fishing. The Ranch has a good trail system making it easy to access all parts of the property as well as the BLM. This wildlife rich property is enclosed, by over 12 miles of BLM boundary. The combination trails on the property and BLM makes it a desirable ranch for snowmobiling, four wheel rides and horseback rides.Operated as a family hunting retreat, the ranch has produced many trophy animals. Mule deer ranging from 180? up to 200? are commonly seen and harvested. Middle Park is known for its great Mule Deer genetics and this property has the perfect habitat for these animals to thrive. Large numbers 200-300 elk can be seen coming off of Elk and Grouse Mountain during the Colorado Rifle seasons and winter on the ranch. Located in CO GMU 18, over the counter elk archery and rifle tags are available to buy every year. Mule deer tags are through the draw and can be drawn every year also. A conservation easement blankets the property protecting the ranching heritage and its sought after hunting grounds. The conservation easement however allows multiple building envelopes for one to build their dream home.The property also offers good pasture which produce a substantial amount of hay annually for the owners livestock, or to sell. The current owners lease the grazing rights out to a nearby owner. Improvements consist of a 1200 sf cabin, hunters cabin, corrals, and a rustic barn. The cabins are a great place to enjoy in the summertime or during hunting season. Located an hour from Steamboat Springs, 2 hours from Denver, and only 35 minutes from Grand Lake/ Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park Ski resort, the ranch is widely accessible at an time of year.If you are looking for a trophy hunting ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado don?t miss this one.