M66 Ranch

M66 Ranch outside Westcliffe, CO

Located along Highway 69 North outside of Westcliffe, M66 Ranch is part of an original homestead dating back to the late 1880s. Composed of 199 acres situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the property boasts glorious pastureland and multiple buildings constructed of rough-cut lumber dating back to the early 20th century.

M66 Ranch enjoys significant conservation value, not the least of which is visual access from Highway 69. Taking advantage of soil conducive to high-quality hay production and domestic livestock management, a neighboring rancher leases much of the property. Each year, the land treats Valley residents and visitors alike to splendid views of a working ranch with rolling green pastures backed by a dramatic mountain range. The year-round Texas Creek meanders through the northwest corner of the property, providing a constant source of water for cattle as well as an abundance of birds and other wildlife.

  • "The Hood Family placed a conservation easement on our ranch because it gave us a chance to preserve the land as undeveloped property while allowing the operation of the ranch to continue to make ranching decisions as we have always done. It also provided funding to establish retirement funds and an investment portfolio, providing long-term income."

    – Keith Hood, fifth-generation rancher

We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.