This ranch has been owned and continually operated as a cattle ranch by the Stroh family since the late 1950's. It consists of 4,600 deeded acres and over 7,000 acres of leased acres. The ranch features several miles of the Cucharas River which bisects the dramatic Cucharas Canyon with its sheer face walls and rock outcroppings. Smaller canyons feed into the Cucharas Canyon and provide a fascinating canyon network throughout the ranch. The northern boundary of the ranch adjoins thousands of acres of BLM lands much of it leased by the ranch. The ranch is not only visually stunning but also has a rich and colorful history. Evidence of Native American and earlier habitation is evident in old tipi circles, campsites, caves, and numerous petroglyph rock drawings which can be found in the canyon areas. In addition, a cave used as an outlaw hideout for Black Jack Ketchum, who once road with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is hidden on the canyon floor. Unlike many southeastern Colorado canyon ranches, this property is very accessible off State Highway 10 east of Walsenburg. The ranch is 45 minutes to Pueblo and 2 hours to Colorado Springs. The improvements consist of a modest cabin on the northern part of the ranch. There is a well, stock tank, and cattle working facilities in this location as well. These improvements are serviced by a county road. The property is owner rated for 200 cow/calf pair on a year-round basis and has a extensive water system. The ranch has a premier environment for resident game including trophy elk, mule deer, white tail deer, and antelope. The abundance of water resources, forage in the river bottom and excellent cover provide an ideal habitat for wildlife including turkey and waterfowl. The ranch is in GMU 128 which is a Plains Elk Unit. The Plains Units offer extended seasons and more liberal bag limits for elk than other game units in Colorado. This is a historic cattle ranch with unlimited possibilities!
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