Music Meadows Ranch with Sangre de Cristo Mountains

About Our Ranch

In the grass-finished beef business the most important commodity is not the cattle themselves but the grass they eat. At Music Meadows Ranch, home of Sangres Best, we employ sustainable land-management practices and holistic herd management to ensure our range provides the best high-altitude grazing for cattle both now and in the future. These practices ensure your beef is tasty, healthful, and of the highest quality.

Located near Westcliffe, Colorado, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, Music Meadows Ranch is owned by the Parker Family and offers an incomparable landscape to raise cattle.

Colorado Central Magazine

In 2007 we permanently protected our 4,000-acre ranch from development with a conservation easement through the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. It has been in our family since Bill Parker purchased it in 1968, and it is our intention to keep it as a working cattle ranch in perpetuity. Bill recognized early on the importance of stewarding the grass and we continue to follow these guidelines today.

And while good pasture is the foundation of our business, another key to Sangres Best grass-finished beef is selection of high-quality cattle. Our third-generation family rancher and ranch manager, Elin Parker Ganschow, chooses superior Hereford and Angus cattle that exhibit the best characteristics and disposition to thrive on our high-altitude, nutrient-rich ranch pastures.

If you’d like to read more about us, we’ve been featured in the Colorado Central Magazine. Read the article, “Good Grass Makes Great Beef“, written by our good friend Hal Walter.

And if you’d like to come out to visit the Music Meadows Ranch, then just get in touch with us to schedule your visit.

Our Unconditional Guarantee

We have a passion for providing the highest quality products and service for all our customers. We send our beef straight from our ranch to your home, so you can bet it will delight your taste buds. From the way we raise our animals and steward the land, to the handling and packaging of our beef and service we provide to each of our customers, you can rest assured with our unconditional guarantee. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of our products, let us know and you will receive a full refund.

Music Meadows Family Dude Ranch Vacations

If you’d like to learn about our Music Meadows dude ranch vacations, then visit and read up on all we have to offer from horseback riding, cattle drives, and more. Experience first-hand what a true family-run Colorado working ranch is all about!

Music Meadows - Colorado Dude Ranch Family Vacations