Bear Creek Ranch - Huerfano County, Walsenburg, CO

Bear Creek Ranch in Southern Colorado is 2,100± acres of incredible terrain and stunning views. This long-time family ranch holding is coming on the market for the first time since it was first assembled in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When first homesteaded in the late 1890s, the area was known as Laguna, the Spanish word for lake, because of the numerous depressions scattered across the ranch that hold water. Historically the ranch has been used for cattle grazing with an ample supply of well water piped to six stock tanks on the property. Bear Creek flows seasonally through the ranch, and vegetation zones vary from creek bottom cottonwoods, classic piñon juniper forest, and towering ponderosas. Volcanic dike walls and dramatic sandstone rock formations can be found in many parts of the ranch accentuating the scenic vistas.

Perhaps the biggest secret about the ranch is its prolific wildlife and the exceptional hunting opportunities that it affords. Virtually un-hunted for decades, the ranch shows evidence of numerous trophy bull elk wandering the meadows and forests and visiting the scattered watering holes. Black bear, bobcats, turkeys, and mule deer are frequently seen on the ranch and offer excellent hunting with a rifle or camera. Mountain lions are known to be on the ranch as well.

There are no public access easements within the ranch. The entire ranch is perimeter fenced with 2.5 miles of new fence added and 8.5 miles of fence rehabilitated in 2016. The current owner leases the grazing to a local rancher who typically runs 35 pairs for four or five months in spring and summer.

Like this spring, that number could easily be increased without a negative impact on the ranch in wet years. Bear Creek Ranch is situated below the East Spanish Peak, approximately halfway between Walsenburg and the quaint small town of La Veta, Colorado.


  • 2,100 ± Acres
  • Bear Creek runs through the property
  • Excellent elk, mule deer, turkey, bear hunting
  • Located in over-the-county elk GMU 85
  • Water piped to six stock tanks
  • Diverse terrain of forest and meadows
  • Some mineral rights included
  • No public access easements
  • Numerous catch ponds
  • Cattle grazing
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.


Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a sporting ranch company, we have expanded our focus and expertise to include the finest farms, ranches, timberland, plantations and vineyards from coast to coast. Over the last two decades, we have built a network of relationships including our Strategic Alliance with Texas-based Republic Ranches. We continue to lead the industry with our consistent ability to source land opportunities for investors and use our unrivaled reach and marketing platform to handle the sale of exceptional land assets.  Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices across the United States, from Oregon to Tennessee.


Bear Creek Ranch

Huerfano County, Walsenburg, CO

2,100+/- Acres