Centennial Ranch, nestled in a canyon along one-half mile of the Uncompahgre River in Southwestern Colorado, is more than the acres it encompasses. It is more than the hayfields that feed the herd of Angus/Hereford cattle. It is more than its convenient location and its magnificent buildings. Centennial is the result of one man’s dream to preserve, for future generations, a small piece of this nation’s rich heritage forged by a strong work ethic, dedication, following the basic cycles of life and adapting to whatever those cycles dictated.
Living at the Centennial Ranch means spending time outside, being connected to a place and the land, responsibility and closeness with family and neighbors. It is a life that follows the changing of weather and climate as well as the ebb and flow of the river. It is the children raised doing meaningful work, experiencing an intimate connection with the land and learning to value what is truly important. It is the sound of the cowboys, horses and cows during the fall gather, the smell of newly cut hay, the tracks of deer in the snow and the music of the river as it passes by each day.
Through its conservation easement, the ranch will continue in perpetuity to be home to families who are dedicated to carrying on the tradition of caring for the land, the livestock and preserving the habitat for its many species of wildlife.
- 392.18 acres
- Spans the sandstone canyon cliffs basically rim to rim
- One-half mile of private river frontage
- 97.6 irrigated acres
- 8.25 cfs of irrigation water in two ditches
- 6,064-square-foot ranch house
- Timber frame barn and authentic line cabin
- Employee housing, equipment sheds, machine shop, corrals and historic calving shed
- Supports 60-75 head of Hereford/Angus cattle
- Ranch is self-sufficient in hay production