Ranchlands is seeking a ranch or partnership with a ranch owner as a home for a herd of 1000+ buffalo. For details email info@ranchlands.com. We are also now accepting ranch management proposals/inquiries.

 Cattle are an important tool that we use to

achieve positive conservation outcomes 



hico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre family-run, working cattle ranch that operates on the high prairie 30 miles southeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its sprawling ranges of shortgrass and sandsage prairie, spring-fed lakes, creeks, and pools are home to diverse populations of birds, pronghorn, deer, fish, prairie dogs, coyote, badgers, and much more. The ranch is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed by Ranchlands in a one-of-a-kind partnership. In addition to our cattle business, the Chico offers education, farming, recreation, sporting, arts, and hospitality programs.

A rich tradition in ranching and an innovative business strategy form the backbone of the ranching operation. Our mission on the Chico is to create a ranching model that views the land as an ecological resource base, where cattle are not only the primary economic driver of our business but also an important tool that we use to manipulate the land and achieve positive conservation outcomes. Upon that foundation, we layer on a suite of complementary land-based businesses with an emphasis on land stewardship, innovative management, and economic viability. The result is a sustainable, diversified business that enables the preservation of the land, our lifestyle, and our ranching legacy.

CONTACT US 719.683.7960 info@chicobasinranch.com