970-399-9507
Agent

Jerad Cotten

Associate Broker

Since the late 1800s, the Cotten family has called Western Colorado home, settling in Crawford, Gunnison, and Mayer, Colorado. My early relatives were loggers, cattlemen, farmers, ranchers, and developers with visions of carving a living out of the West. As a sixth-generation Colorado native, it's my job to carry on the legacy of these pioneers.

Born and raised in Western Colorado, I had the privilege of growing up with the responsibilities of a ranching lifestyle. From calving cows to building fences and putting up hay, the land has always been more than just a backdrop – it's been a way of life. My father, a true outdoorsman, instilled in me a love and respect for wildlife and the great outdoors from a young age. Those early hunting trips and adventures in the wild nurtured a passion that would eventually lead me to turn my love for the outdoors into a thriving guide and outfitter business.

After graduating from Hotchkiss High School, I married my high school sweetheart, Mandy, in 2003. Our two children, Larissa and Brylan, now make Crawford their home, marking yet another generation of Cottens to call this small town in Western Colorado their own.

My journey into the outdoor industry began with a property management business focused on fuel reduction and wildlife habitat creation. Large-scale projects on Pikes Peak for Denver Water and private landowner initiatives were all part of my commitment to responsible land management. The birth of West Elk Outfitters in 2007 marked a new chapter, as I transitioned into guiding hunters in search of elk, mule deer, black bears, and mountain lions. The success of my outfitting business allowed me to expand into guided fishing trips, creating Colorado Fishing Expeditions for fishing experiences on Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison, Colorado.

As an entrepreneur dedicated to conservation, the hunting industry, and ranching, I've learned that success comes from hard work, innovation, and building lasting relationships. Today, I bring that same dedication to the world of real estate as a licensed real estate broker in Colorado.

At Western Land & Lifestyle Properties, I'm thrilled to leverage my extensive knowledge in property management, water, hunting, outfitting, and ranching to assist clients in buying or selling real estate in Colorado. From tag allocation to conservation easements, I pride myself on understanding the intricacies of the Western Colorado landscape. With a family history deeply rooted in this community and a longstanding reputation, I look forward to guiding you through every step of your real estate transaction. Let's make your Colorado real estate dreams a reality.

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      760 1630 Rd

      Delta, Colorado 81416, USA

      $440,000.00

      Well-Built Country Home For Sale in Delta, Colorado In the heart of Delta, Colorado, this inviting residence invites you to explore the charm of…

      • Bed3
      • Bath2
      • Sq Ft1,821
      • Year Built2008
      • Lot Size1.04 Acres
      • NeighborhoodDelta
      • Type Homes
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      19296 Surface Creek Rd

      Cedaredge, Colorado 81413, USA

      $150,000.00

      Build On This 5 Acres of Cheap Land For Sale in Colorado Cheap land for sale in a beautiful location with bountiful opportunities… If…

      • Lot Size5 Acres
      • NeighborhoodSurface Creek
      • Type Land
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      802 Puma Pl

      Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147, USA

      $1,100,000.00

      Southern Colorado Hunting Cabin For Sale on 175 Acres Are you looking for a Colorado cabin in the woods with excellent hunting all around…

      • Bed2
      • Bath1
      • Sq Ft1,117
      • Year Built2020
      • Lot Size175 Acres
      • NeighborhoodPagosa South
      • Type Cabin Properties, Homes, Hunting Properties, Investment Properties, Mountain Properties
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      2811 36 4/10 Rd

      Whitewater, Colorado 81527, USA

      $575,000.00

      Off-Grid Hunting Cabin on 60 Acres in Whitewater, Colorado Escape to the rugged beauty of Colorado’s canyon country with this exceptional property boasting an…

      • Bed4
      • Bath1
      • Sq Ft1,400
      • Year Built2001
      • Lot Size60 Acres
      • NeighborhoodWhitewater
      • Type Cabin Properties, Homes, Hunting Properties, Off- Grid Properties
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      83507 Deadwood Trl

      Crawford, Colorado 81415, USA

      $165,000.00

      Off-Grid Hunting Cabin on 40 Acres Near Crawford Colorado Welcome to your 40-acre, off-grid hunting cabin property in the Cathedral Peak Ranch Subdivision. Escape…

      • Bed1
      • Bath1
      • Sq Ft768
      • Year Built2004
      • Lot Size40 Acres
      • NeighborhoodNorth Fork
      • Type Cabin Properties, Hunting Properties, Off- Grid Properties
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      24816 Robin Rd

      Cedaredge, Colorado 81413, USA

      $399,000.00

      Potential Rental Property With Two Homes in Cedaredge, Colorado Welcome to your potential rental property in Cedaredge, Colorado, featuring a newly remodeled home and…

      • Bed3
      • Bath2
      • Sq Ft1,540
      • Year Built2023
      • Lot Size1.14 Acres
      • NeighborhoodSurface Creek
      • Type Cabin Properties, Homes, Investment Properties, Mountain Properties
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      351 Slide Down Rd

      Crawford, Colorado 81415, USA

      $275,000.00

      Off-Grid Mountain Cabin Property in Western Colorado If you talk to an outdoorsman, you may hear mention of someday owning a mountain cabin property,…

      • Bed2
      • Sq Ft519
      • Year Built1999
      • Lot Size40 Acres
      • Type Cabin Properties, Hunting Properties, Mountain Properties, Off- Grid Properties
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      2725 36 4/10 Rd

      Whitewater, Colorado 81527, USA

      $780,000.00

      Off-Grid Hunting Ranch with Cabin on 90 Acres In a quiet corner of GMU 62, the Antler Ranch offers 90 acres of prime hunting…

      • Bed2
      • Bath3
      • Sq Ft1,740
      • Year Built1915
      • Lot Size90 Acres
      • NeighborhoodGateway, Whitewater
      • Type Cabin Properties, Farms and Ranches, Historic Homes, Homes, Horse Properties, Hunting Properties, Off- Grid Properties
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