As we head into the heat of the summer season, here’s our quarterly snapshot of the biggest ranches for sale throughout the United States. At a combined acreage of over a million acres, this collection of ranches and farmland represents the sprawling and monumental diversity of land for sale across the country!
#10 60,171+/- acres within 26 Ranch, Nevada | 60,000 Acres
Positioned within the perimeter of 26 Ranch are the 60,171 deeded acres of New Nevada Lands. Currently leased by 26 Ranch and spanning across Humboldt, Lander and Euerka Counties, these fee owned acres are ideal for grazing land. 26 Ranch is one of the state’s oldest and largest ranching operations.
#9 Cable Creek Ranch, Oregon | 61,497 Acres
This deeded 34,497+/- acre working cattle ranch is nestled in the Blue Mountain Range of Northeast Oregon. In conjunction with the additional 27,000+/- acre forest service grazing allotment, the 61,497-acre operation has historically maintained 500 mother cows, 1,500 yearlings, 300 feedlot and 450 bred heifers annually. Bordered on two sides by National forest, the ranch is non-contiguous by design; primarily sectioned North and South by adverse elevations and climate. This ranch is undoubtedly affected by the warm Pacific storms that march up the Columbia River Gorge, providing a much longer growing season than most of Eastern Oregon and other areas of the country.
#8 Mesa Vista Ranch, Texas | 64,809 Acres
Famed oil tycoon and businessman T. Boone Pickens listed his longtime Texas Panhandle ranch for sale in December 2017. Occupying a 100-square-mile swath in Roberts County that includes about 25 miles of Canadian River frontage, Pickens assembled Mesa Vista Ranch over the course of almost a half-century since his first acquisition of 2,900 acres along the south side of the river in 1971.
#7 Marton Ranch, Wyoming | 69,550 Acres
Marton Ranch is a resource-rich working livestock ranch that includes eight miles of North Platte River frontage, as well as numerous creeks, wells, springs and reservoirs spread throughout the well-watered property. The North Platte’s tailwater section below Grey Reef Reservoir is considered one of the best wild-trout fisheries in Wyoming, and is home to a healthy number of trophy rainbow and brown trout. Rising from an elevation of 5,300 feet along the Platte River to 7,500 feet near Bear Mountain, the habitat here is ideal for livestock grazing as well as robust populations of pronghorn antelopes, mule deer, elk, upland game birds, not to mention incredible waterfowl hunting along the river’s grassy shores. Marton Ranch was listed for sale on June 3, 2016.
#6 Rimrock Ranch, New Mexico | 69,823 Acres
This old reputation ranch, steeped in New Mexico history, is on the market for a buyer who wants the best of everything: scenery, hunting, grazing, infrastructure and water distribution. The ranch is the headwaters of the Alamogordo Creek, giving rise to the large caprocks on three sides of the ranch. It is comprised of approximately 30-percent top mesa country and 70-percent bottom valley area. Rimrock Ranch is your basic livestock ranch and has been operated in this fashion for many years.
#5 O X Ranch, Arizona | 94,289 Acres
The O X Ranch is a beautiful desert ranch, highly improved for an efficient livestock operation. The headquarters is situated in a lush valley surrounded by desert mountains. It is uniquely located close to the cowboy atmosphere of Wickenburg, Arizona, which has all the amenities of a small town and is isolated enough for the quiet enjoyment of the desert scenery. The combination of range land and irrigated pastures allows great flexibility for a cattle or horse operation. The headquarters site has been studied as an ideal location for a resort operation utilizing the vast expanse of the ranch property for recreation, scientific studies and horse and cattle experiences.
#4 Continental Divide Ranch, Wyoming | 98,424 Acres
Relisted for sale by Mirr Ranch Group on March 15, 2018, the Continental Divide Ranch is an outstanding large working ranch located in south-central Wyoming near the town of Rawlins. It’s situated along the North Platte River and Haystack Mountain Range. The ranch totals approximately 98,424 acres and offers diversity, from irrigated hay meadows along the North Platte River to pockets of pine and aspen draws in the Haystack Mountains. There is approximately five miles of river frontage along the famed North Platte River, providing excellent fishing and riparian habitat for wildlife, along with a significant irrigation source for productive hay ground.
#3 IX Ranch, Montana | 126,000 Acres
Set in the rolling prairie land of north-central Montana, IX Ranch is a true legacy ranch, with only two owners in its 128-year history. Currently owned and operated through three generations of the same family, the Roths, IX Ranch runs over 4,000 head of feeder cattle, plus a smaller horse-breeding program for use working the cattle and occasional recreational programs. Given its enviable location in the foothills of the Bear Paw Mountains and adjacent to the protected lands of Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, hunting opportunities at this stellar Western ranch include elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion and five species of upland birds.
#2 La Cienga Ranch, Arizona | 169,658 Acres
This working cattle ranch is located where the Mohave and Sonoran deserts converge; and where grass, browse and succulents abound. It has excellent water and year-round feed with a tastefully updated headquarters situated in the foothills of the Hualapai Mountains. The terrain consists of open flat desert areas in the lower country that transition to rolling hills and mountains with elevations ranging from just below 2,000 feet to just over 7,200 feet on Pine Mountain. The ranch has scenic mountain and desert views and contains an array of wildlife including deer, jackrabbits, lion, coyotes, quail and javelina.
#1 Turkey Track Ranch, New Mexico | 256,000 Acres
Listed for sale in February 2017, this is a first-time offering for an historic cattle ranch that has been under the same family ownership since 1947. The expanse of the ranch extends into three southeastern New Mexico counties from the Pecos River Valley in Chaves and Eddy counties, east to the “Caprock Escarpment” in Lea County. The acreage includes 36,582 deeded acres, 49,433 NM State Lease acres and 169,926 Federal BLM Lease acres. One of the last remaining large cattle operations in southern New Mexico, Turkey Track Ranch’s year-round cattle operation has traditionally been a cow/calf operation with calves born in the spring and weaned in the fall.