Property Location:
Mancos, CO (West of Durango, CO)

United Country | Blue Sky Homes and Land and United Strategic Client Services are proud to present this commercial gravel mining business for sale. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a mining operation with ample short-term and long-term possibilities. Owned by the current owners since 1994, this business is well established and has been a source for road and highway construction material for major clients throughout Colorado.

Business Summary:

This commercial mining operation has been a source for road and highway construction material for major clients throughout Colorado. The site has approximately 3 million tons of raw material in reserve.  Owned by the current company since 1994, the business has operated year round with an average of 135,000 tons in annual sales. The business for sale is a family owned S corporation, which has been in operation since 1980 and produced materials until 2003. The corporation then leased on a royalty basis, selling mine operational equipment. After conclusion of the lease, the owners have decided to sell in anticipation of retirement. This is an opportunity for a new owner to purchase the business, which will assume the real estate and permits, so a new owner can turn resume operations of the business very quickly. 

Materials produced have been used for Federal Highway Specifications, Federal Aviation Administration, Forest Service, City, State of Colorado, Bureau of Reclamation, concrete materials ACI certified, Chip seal, as well as a variety of custom and standard products for the construction industry. A steady following of construction and excavation companies provide great sales of construction materials with periodic bidding for the various government projects, along with custom products for said agencies.

The alluvial deposit is one of a few within the county, as private, state/county property comprises of 1/3 of the county, 1/3 National Park, Forest Service, and BLM, with the balance being Tribal Land. Sources are limited within the county by regulation and depleting deposits limited to adjacent property or sources 21 miles N, 37 miles E, or 50 miles SE.

Property Detail:

  • Acreage:
    – 307± Acres of Land (subdivided into 35± acre lots for zoning purposes)
  • Permits:
    – 120± acre Colorado Mining Permit (DMG 112)
    – High Impact Permit
    – Colorado Storm Water & Process Water
    – County Land Use (grandfathered with some restrictions)
    – Water Rights for Pit
    – Water Appropriation for Dust Control
    – CDOT Access Permit (grandfathered)
    – MSHA Mine ID
    – Storm Water Management
    – Colorado Air Quality/APEN
  • Leases:
    – Mineral Lease is 10 years
  • Water:
    – Adjudicated Water Rights & 2 Commercial Water Taps
  • Irrigation:
    – Side Roll Sprinkler & Irrigated Hay Field
  • Power:
    – Three-Phase Power Along Southern Boundary
  • Highway Frontage Access:
    – Three Access Points Off State Highway (one business & two agricultural)
  • Tribal:
    – Site is Not on Indian-owned Land Nor within Boundaries of Any Indian Reservation
  • Resource Information:
    – The materials sourced at the property are listed below and serve as an industry.
  • 3/4” Road
  • Pit Run
  • Clean Sand
  • 1 1/2” Road
  • 1/2” Clean
  • 3” to 6” Cobble
  • 3” Road
  • 3/4” Clean
  • Sand/Gravel
  • Bedding
  • 1 1/2” Clean
  • Coarse Sand
  • 3/8” Chips
  • Crusher Fines


  • Mancos, CO (30 Miles West of Durango, CO – Near Mesa Verde National Park)
  • Located in Colorado Enterprise Tax Zone 6, designed to promote a business-friendly environment by offering state income tax credits for businesses that relocate.
  • Easy access to NM, UT & AZ, with Four Corners border just 54 miles southwest by highway.
  • View the history of the property starting in 1993 until 2017 as the mining as progressed over time. Also, Mapright is a powerful due diligence tool with the proper boundary maps.

Revenue Opportunities for Next Owner:

Gravel mines have many short-term business strategies with the abundance of natural resources. The long-term strategies are plentiful as the new owner can transition the property to recreational land or a real estate development when the mine is depleted.


1850 E Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 516-1759

In conjunction with:

Mike Jones and Mark Woodling
(214) 945-4556

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