83,368-acre Sangre de Cristo giant includes coveted 14,000er.
One of the most significant ranch properties in the American West changed hands last week. Listing Broker Jeff Hubbard of Mirr Ranch Group confirmed that Cielo Vista Ranch has sold. Neither the buyer nor any financial details were disclosed. Originally listed for $105 million, the 130-square-mile property rises from the San Luis Valley to the crest of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and includes Culebra Peak (14,053 feet) and 18 summits above 13,000 feet. According to
Hubbard, â€œThe profile of the buyer is absolutely ideal. He is one who is a true conservationist and is deeply committed to preserving this national treasure and extraordinary resource.”
The sale closes the listing, which went up in 2015. And, according to The Land Report editor Eric Oâ€™Keefe, it is â€œwithout questionâ€¦the largest U.S. ranch saleâ€ this year.