- Updated On:
- May 17, 2022
- 250.39 Acres
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3.75 Bathrooms
- 2,140.00 ft2
COLORADO HOMESTEAD CATTLE RANCH: INTRODUCTION
This 250 acre Central Colorado Cattle Ranch is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, rock formations, rolling red hills, and scenic mountain meadows. This authentic homestead ranch is situated in a picturesque valley with fenced pastures , two homes, multiple outbuildings, a large workshop/RV garage, and several loafing sheds for the equestrian enthusiast. The owner's residence is an adobe style ranch home with numerous upgrades and western flair. The authentic log cabin guest house is very tastefully done providing that true Colorado mountain feeling. This ranch offers the utmost in privacy and seclusion, while only 10 minutes from the town of Canon City, the Royal Gorge, and the Arkansas River. The ranch borders BLM land for over 2.2 miles and offers excellent recreational opportunities including hunting, horseback riding, hiking, four wheeling and an abundance of additional outdoor activities. This ranch also has existing electricity through much of the ranch as well as great year round county road access.
This versatile ranch offers quiet country living with many income opportunities. You can continue as a cattle ranch and you have the option of renting out either the old log cabin or adobe owner's residence. You could also provide ATV tours and horseback rides in a setting that surely depicts the traditions of the Old West.
COLORADO HOMESTEAD CATTLE RANCH – 250 ACRES WITH OVER 9000 ACRES OF BLM LEASES
Canon City recreational and cattle ranch for sale bordering BLM lands for over 12000 feet, and located on a county gravel road. Great opportunity for small cattle ranch or equestrian ranch with the potential to run 50-100 head of cattle from November to May on the adjacent BLM leases which total over 9000 acres. There are numerous cattle pens with 6 piped water hydrants providing a water source. There is also a great set of steel pipe working pens with tub and alley, and 5 nice horse runs with covered shed for the equestrian enthusiasts. Possibility of acquiring a USFS summer lease for up to 275 head of cattle for the right Buyer.
COLORADO HOMESTEAD RANCH – CANON CITY, COLORADO
Colorado Homestead Ranch is one of the more desirable and accessible low elevation ranch parcels remaining along the Front Range. This 250 acre ranch offers great privacy and seclusion with almost the entire parcel being gentle and usable land. The land also benefits greatly from being located in a very mild and temperate climate. Access to the ranch is via a county gravel road with this ranch being the last private parcel on the road. The views from this ranch are very soothing of the scenic mountain valley in which it is located, and of the surrounding mountains and red rock covered hillsides.
RECREATIONAL LAND DESCRIPTION
Colorado Homestead Cattle Ranch borders BLM land for over 2.2 miles.. The ranch consists of 250 deeded acres and currently has a BLM grazing permit for over 9000 thousands of acres of BLM land and pasture. One of the 40 acre parcels on the southwest corner of the ranch is an undivided 50% interest. The land is framed by inspiring red rock buttes and scenic red rock formations towering above the hillsides in the adjacent BLM land. Seasonal Wilson Creek flows through the BLM lease which will benefit the new owner with a water source. The land is covered with juniper and piñon trees with generous meadow space for endless recreational activities or horse facilities. The seasonal creek bottoms are lined with some majestic cottonwood trees providing some summer shade. Elevations range from 6200' on the timbered hillsides which border BLM lands down to 5900' feet elevation along the creek bottom near the old homesteads. Enjoy year around comfort with the low humidity in this comfortable semi-arid climate. You can enjoy an average of 260 days of sunshine per year with average July high temperatures around 86 degrees, and January high temperatures averaging in the mid- 40's. With only 74 days of precipitation,13 inches of average annual rainfall, and 43 inches of annual snowfall, this ranch will provide you with comfortable year round living. The property is easily accessible year-around by a county maintained road.
MAIN RESIDENCE AND GUEST LOG CABIN
The Main residence, Homestead # 1, is a Colorado ranch style stucco home containing 3 BR , 2.75 baths, and covers 2,140 square feet. The kitchen is adorned with granite countertops and includes a four stool breakfast bar, and features ceramic tile flooring, vintage wood cabinetry, and a lovely skylight. The walk out open dining room area features antique style tongue and groove ceilings with exposed wood beams and tile flooring. The great room also features antique style tongue and groove ceilings, exposed wood beams, original hardwood floors, and a wood burning fireplace with an amazing stone wall surround with stone mantel. The master bedroom boasts exposed wood beam ceilings, two closets, and built in drawers with a TV console. The adjoining bath has double vanity and a custom tile surround shower. Bedroom # 2 also has exposed wood beam ceilings and has three closets. Bedroom # 3 features knotty pine ceilings, two large closets, 3/4 bath , and painted concrete flooring. There is also an additional full bath, large laundry room, walk in freezer room with built in cabinets and shelving, a large carpeted storage room with tongue and groove ceilings, and a den or office. This home also features a a beautiful, two tiered 23' x 22' concrete and flagstone patio with great views of the scenic canyon it is located in. The yard is irrigated and contains a fenced in garden area with water for growing your own vegetables.
The guest cabin, Homestead #2, is a 1589 square foot authentic Colorado log cabin with 2BR and 1 bath and tucked along the scenic canyon hillside. The views of the surrounding mountains and rock formations from this log home are truly awe inspiring. When you enter this cabin you will be drawn to the wide plank ceilings accented by log beams. This country style cabin has a very open living concept featuring an eat in kitchen with attractive beetle kill pine cabinets with a tile backsplash. The appliances are stainless steel and the flooring is laminate wood. The walk out dining area features custom brick flooring, chinked log walls and a wood burning fireplace. The spacious living room has a pellet stove fireplace with tile hearth and a custom wood mantel. The living room also has some of the original exposed stone walls providing some great character. Bedroom #1 is an attractive western style room with exposed wood beam ceilings and custom barn wood closet doors. Bedroom #2 also has exposed log beam ceilings and has a large walk in closet with additional storage area. As you walk up the log staircase you will enter a large open loft or office area with vaulted tongue and groove ceilings, exposed log beams and a log railing overlooking the main level. The home also has 2 great wooden decks for outdoor entertaining.
The Workshop/RV Garage is a 32' x 40' fully insulated steel building with 220 power. It features 12' ceilings, built in work benches, cement flooring, and covered 14' awnings on each side.
LOCATION – 1 HOUR COLORADO SPRINGS – 10 MINUTES TO CANON CITY
Colorado Homestead Ranch is conveniently located just 1 hour southwest of Colorado Springs and just 3 miles north of State Highway 50, on Fremont County Road 69. The ranch is only 10 minutes from Cañon City, 2 hours from Denver, 1 ½ hours to Monarch ski resort, and approximately 2 hours to world class skiing in Breckenridge. Cañon City offers all the essential amenities you might need including a hospital, BLM land offices, and most of the major big box retail stores.
Ideal for year-around outdoor activities, Colorado Homestead Cattle Ranch offers trophy mule deer hunting, hiking, horseback riding, ATV-ing, dirt biking and more on this private 250 acre property. Nearby recreation venues include the Royal Gorge and Royal Gorge train ride for an amazing scenic and dining experience. You can also enjoy rafting and fly fishing trips in the nearby Arkansas River which is less than 10 minutes from the ranch. The adjacent BLM lands include thousands of acres of trails for ATV and horse riding, and miles of hiking trails and trout fishing in Four Mile Creek.
Experience Rocky Mountain mule deer hunting on 250 acres located in scenic Shaws Park and only 8 mile to Canon City, Colorado. This Fremont County ranch boasts some of the finest mule deer hunting with easy access to thousands of acres of adjoining BLM lands. Located in a really scenic valley a short 50 miles from Colorado Springs, the parcel has views of Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the local mountain ranges surrounding it. The private mountain setting provides numerous cabin sites and would be a great place to entertain your hunting friends and recreational enthusiasts.
WATER RIGHTS & MINERAL RIGHTS
Colorado Homestead Ranch does not own any water rights. There are two existing wells according to Colorado Division of Water Resources records registered with this ranch. Well permit # 207425 is listed as 38' deep with a 50 gallon per minute production rate and was permitted in 1952. Well permit # 207426 is listed as being 60' deep with a 50 gallon per minute production rate and was permitted in 1963. Any mineral rights owned by Colorado Homestead Ranch will be conveyed with the property, but owner is not representing ownership.
AGRICULTURAL ZONING & CURRENT USE
Colorado Homestead Cattle Ranch is zoned agricultural resulting in low property taxes. It is currently being used as a cattle ranch. The current owner winters cows from October 15th to June 1st on the ranch and on the adjacent BLM land with the grazing permits. The BLM permit has Wilson Creek running through it which has always provided water, and there is also a well with a solar pump on it providing additional water for livestock. The cows are moved to summer pastures in June. Fremont County also has reasonable building requirements, especially for agricultural buildings. Electric utility lines run through the property providing you the ability to tap into power at many sites within the ranch if you wanted to build an additional home or homes. The 2021 real estate taxes were $2725
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