Here’s our quarterly snapshot of the most expensive ranches currently listed for sale throughout the United States. Half of the properties on this list hail from Texas, where ranches currently for sale include incredible legacy property in the wilds of West Texas to real estate owned by T. Boone Pickens. Elsewhere, land for sale covers prized coastline near Santa Barbara and the best wilderness places in Colorado, Oregon and Idaho. Sit back and enjoy the view of some of the most amazing land and rural real estate on the planet!
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#10 Circle Ranch, Texas | $59,200,000
Set high in the fortress-like Diablo Mountains of far-West Texas, the epic 32,000-acre Circle Ranch has had only three owners since Obadiah Bounds pioneered the ranch in 1879. Bounds established the O brand, hence the ranch’s name. Circle Ranch covers Hudspeth and Culberson counties, just 11 miles northwest of Van Horn (which boasts a jet-accessible runway, among other amenities).
#9 McCall Red Ridge Ranch, Idaho | $61,669,440
At over 30,000 contiguous deeded acres, McCall Red Ridge Ranch is a scenic mountain timber ranch nestled in the stunning Payette National Forest. Overlooking and adjacent to the major tourist town of McCall, Idaho, the ranch has uniquely positioned mountain ranges; making it one of the very few ranches located on a geographic divide that produces streams flowing both north and south. A unique and rare first time offering, this recreational and productive ranch is full of water, timber, big game, and endless division and subdivision possibilities.
#8 Antone Ranch, Oregon | $62,500,000
The Antone Ranch, located 100 miles east of Bend, Oregon, is a legacy recreational ranch consisting of approximately 36,663+/- deeded acres in a large private block with exceptional water resources, including live-water creeks, numerous fishing lakes and irrigated lands. With the Spanish Peak as its backdrop, the topography ranges from timber-covered slopes, grassy hillsides, steep canyons and large irrigated meadows. The ranch has an elevation ranging from 2,600 to 6,000 feet, with over ten miles bordering the Ochoco National Forest allowing for diverse wildlife habit. The property’s pristine 85-acre Rock Creek Lake provides recreational opportunities ranging from water-skiing to trophy trout fishing, along with an additional 14 miles of Rock Creek offering further fly-fishing opportunities.
#7 Las Varras Ranch, California | $80,000,000
Stretching between the Pacific Ocean and Los Padres National Forest, Las Varras Ranch features some two miles of unspoiled oceanfront, including a coveted surf break at Edwards Point. Inland, over 500 acres of pristine, gentle ranch land and oak-filled canyons offering recreational as well as ranching acreage. An 18-acre surface lake overlooking the entire ranch completes the picture with spectacular ocean and Channel Island views.
#6 Ranch San Carlos, California | $85,000,000
Framed by tall, swaying SoCal palm trees, Ranch San Carlos is a 237-acre estate property that for nearly 100 years been under the ownership of one family. It’s also the kind of place that you imagine has hosted its share of A-list Hollywood royalty over the decades. Spilling down the foothills of Montecito, with panoramic vistas across the valley to the shimmering Pacific, a long, gently curving driveway edged with Santa Barbara stone ascends through acres of citrus groves to the sprawling hilltop manor home designed in 1929 by master architect Reginald Johnson for one of America’s most prestigious families. Johnson was the pre-eminent architect of the era and continues to be celebrated for the many notable homes he designed in Pasadena and Montecito.
#5 Veale Ranch, Texas | $95,000,000
Veale Ranch is a unique real-estate opportunity just 11 miles from downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Occupying 3,790 acres across Tarrant and Parker counties, the working cattle ranch has been owned by the Veale family since 1935. It was listed for sale at $95 million through Republic Ranches on September 27, 2017.
#4 Cross Mountain Ranch, Colorado | $100,000,000
Located in northwestern Colorado, the 56,050+/- deeded acre Cross Mountain Ranch represents one of the largest and most diverse recreational and operating ranches on the market today. A wildlife preserve stretching over four counties and 168,000+/- acres of leased National Forest, BLM, State and Park Service lands, the ranch is home to North America’s largest elk herd. It is an ecologically diverse landscape with several miles of river frontage on the Yampa, Little Snake and Williams Fork rivers and numerous other streams, lakes and ponds. With valuable and historic water rights, plus within 45 minutes from the resort town of Steamboat Springs and 20 minutes from a commercial airport, Cross Mountain Ranch represents a significant legacy ranch and investment opportunity.
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#3 Rancho Agua Grande, Texas | $100,000,000
Listed on June 21, 2016, Rancho Agua Grande is an exceptional live-water ranch in southwest Texas, boasting an incredible diversity of terrain across its 17,132 acres. Split by seven miles of the year-round Live Oak Creek, which is fed by more than 30 springs, the ranch supports abundant wildlife, from local game to non-native wildlife species including kangaroos, camels, zebras, gemsbok and water buffalo. Along with its impressive bonafides as a commercial hunting venue, the ranch features eight antique cabins plus an expansive 6,000-square-foot lodge for hosting private events or corporate retreats.
#2 Mesa Vista Ranch, Texas | $250,000,000
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.
#1 Sandow Lakes Ranch, Texas | $250,000,000
Industrial manufacturing giant Alcoa Inc. listed its Texas land holdings for sale in April 2017, including what could be the state’s largest water rights deal. Sandow Lakes Ranch covers 33,800 acres and is for sale at $250 million. The property includes 14 lakes comprising 1,960 surface acres and almost 50,000 acre-feet of water; an additional 44,000 acre-feet of water per year are permitted from the local Simsboro aquifer, plus another 18,000 acre-feet from the Little River governed through a 1950s diversionary rights agreement. All water rights transfer with sale of the property, along with some oil and gas mineral rights on certain acreage throughout the property.
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