The dream of ranch ownership is real. And steeped within the fabric of American West ranching is Wilder on the Taylor, an iconic Colorado ranch property sandwiched between Crested Butte and Gunnison with a lineage dating back to 1893. As the story goes, three young men filed claims for a parcel of 160-acre homesteads that year. Within five years they were granted ownership, and soon began occupying and working the land.

Today, the sprawling Colorado ranch spans more than 2,100 acres along the Taylor River, offering a rare ownership opportunity for those looking to claim a slice of the good life in a thriving ranch community. Here we highlight five things to look for in a ranch community and uncover what makes Wilder on the Taylor so unique.
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