This Colorado Mountain Ranch is a cattle/horse ranch located in the heart of the Wet Mountain Valley. The location of Colorado Mountain Ranch is an amazing find with huge, breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range - only eight miles from the town of Westcliffe, Colorado. This amount of productive acreage is seldom found within this proximity to town. There is year around accessibility consisting of approximately two hundred feet of a graveled county road and the rest is county paved and maintained road.
Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range you'll find a unique opportunity to own and operate the family ranch. This 118+ acre ranch consists of a 74 acres of prime hay ground with excellent water rights. 25 acres of sub-irrigated hay meadow and 18 acres of open dry land grazing.
Rancher has an underground pipe system on the west and north side of the irrigated property and an irrigation system for all trees, yard and garden from the water right out of Heniquin Creek which runs through the property and down by the house.
The yard is landscaped with several aspens and evergreens. There?s a patch of the old cottonwood trees still thriving from the original homestead cabin location.
Crop Production and Water Rights
The water rights attached to this property are very good. Hay production for the past two years has exceeded 90 tons. Hay quality consists of native, high-country timothy. This hay is highly desired by horse lovers and cattlemen alike. Rancher does not use any type of synthetic fertilizer. This nutritious feed is grown only with natural fertilizer and pure Rocky Mountain spring water.
Outbuildings and corrals
There's an 8000 sf. metal hay barn, heated tack room/barn with hot and cold water, well-lit loafing sheds, pipe corrals with water, arena, and shop in in-floor heat and bathroom. There is a nice unfinished one bedroom, one bathroom apartment with outstanding views from all directions.
The modest ranch house is a three bedroom, two bathrooms, with a bright and sunny dining and living room. The kitchen has a nice island/bar sitting area and ample storage. There is an additional bedroom, bathroom and office that is not included in the square footage and is unfinished. This home has raised lots of good farm kids and is ready for a new set?even if it?s the grandkids!
This property is located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Alvarado Camp Ground is just west of the property and is a perfect place to ride too. From there you can get to the 126 mile Rainbow Trail that runs from New Mexico to Salida Colorado. From the Rainbow Trail, there are 52 high-country lakes with good horse trails to most every one! If camping, hiking, fishing and riding your horse are all activities to your liking, you will LOVE these mountains!
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