Kucera Ashcraft Craig Ranch
The 31,750 +/- deeded acre Limon Division of the Tee Cross Ranch makes an excellent grass ranch with good sod and tight fences located just about an hour from Colorado Springs, near the town of Limon, Colorado. The Kucera/Ashcraft Ranch consists of 14,907 +/- deeded acres and this property is rated as a 700 cow units or 1600 yearlings for the summer season. The Craig Ranch consists of 16,843 +/- deeded acres and the property is rated as 470 cow units and or 1,050 summer yearlings. The ranch's convenient location in the center of Colorado offers easy access to markets and the best sale barns. Located just 30 minutes south of Interstate 70 and a little over an hour to Interstate 25, this vast ranch spreads through two parcels that are in Elbert and Lincoln Counties. In addition, there is 7,729 acres of Colorado State Lease land that is included in the sale.This cattle ranch is currently managed as a yearling operation with tenants bringing in light cattle in the spring and running through fall. There are experienced tenants in place should the new owners choose to continue the current program. The ranch has two units the Kucera Ashcraft and the Craig Unit which is 10 miles to the south. The fences are in great condition and the properties fit well together, but could also be split into two completely separate ranches. The Kucera Ashcraft is located closest to Limon, Colorado and the I-70 corridor and offers plentiful short grass country with high quality fencing. There is a plentiful mix of grasses and it is in good condition, not too overgrazed. The Kucera Ashcraft has proper working facilities for shipping/managing the herd and excellent fencing. The Craig unit is also a profitable grass ranch with few improvements and quality forage. The improvements on both ranches are modest and just right for the serious operator and conscientious investor. The ranches are operated by high quality foremen and Bobby Norris, a name synonymous with quality run Colorado cattle ranches.Hunting on the ranches are diverse, offering small and big game pursuits. The ranches are located in Colorado Game Management Units GMU 106 and 107. There are decent numbers of antelope and some quality White-tailed deer and Mule Deer. There are also blue quail and a manageable amount of predators for the buyer with a passion for hunting. The ranches have valuable live water for livestock and there is a fishing pond on the south ranch for those much-needed breaks! There are mineral rights available on the ranches and exact acreage and details of offering are available upon request. The north ranch, the Kucera Ashcraft, has a wind lease and there is potential for income from this development.Historically, the ranch was founded by Robert C.(Bob) Norris in 1950 Bob was a longtime rancher and steward of the land. He was very well known for his ranches, fine cutting horses and just having a great operation. But he was more widely known as the original “Marlboro Man”! His son Bobby operates the ranches and has carried on the tradition of quality his father established.