An ecological and geological jewel, the Lower Ranch at Cross Mountain lies west of Craig, Colorado near Cross Mountain and the entrance to the Dinosaur National Monument in Moffat County. The ranch is named after the nine mile long and 8,000 foot high Cross Mountain that towers above the irrigated fields and pastures of the ranch. This portion of the overall ranch consists of 27,566 deeded acres that adjoin and are intermixed with over 113,000 of acres of Bureau of Land Management and State land, on which they hold grazing permits for sheep and cattle. In addition to habitat for livestock, the area is also known for its critical range for big game including elk, mule deer and antelope and is home to one of the largest migratory elk herds in North America.
The Lower Ranch is part of Cross Mountain Ranch, one of Colorados premier ranches that effectively balances livestock production, agriculture, water resources and wildlife management. Contact Ken Mirr.