Redden Ranch is a sustainable mountain ranching operation with free water flowing from the mountains every year together with high mountain pasture to graze cattle on natures nutritious grasses every summer. Redden Ranch represents a ‘drought proof’ fourth-generation cattle ranching operation that has sustained the family for 70+ years. The home ranch consists of nearly 1,000 acres of deeded land located in the Ohio Creek Valley north of Gunnison. The ranch holds a 345 head grazing allotment at the headwaters of Carbon Creek. Livestock are trailed seasonally from the home ranch to the grazing allotment. During that time, the meadows are irrigated from excellent priority water rights and hay is harvested to sustain the herd during the winter. Cattle return from the mountain pasture to graze the aftermath in the hay meadows at which time the calves are weaned to complete the harvest of some of America’s beef. Generations of ranch families still exist in Gunnison County and owning a ranch here allows one to be with nature year round. Recreation abounds in this area with access to hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, horse back riding to name a few of the favored activities.
Working Cattle Ranch