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Citadel Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
17,520.00 acres
- 17,520 total acres (14,800+/- deeded acres) - One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the American West - 300 irrigated acres with senior water rights - Trophy elk hunting, big horn sheep, antelope, mule deer, turkey, & bear - Two 6,000 sq. ft. log lodges, 38,000 sq. ft. indoor arena, two manager’s homes, & cattle facilities One of the best all-around hunting ranches in the Rocky Mountains, Citadel Ranch in southern Colorado is 17,520 acres (14,800+/- deeded) of incredible habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and even the coveted bighorn sheep. Stretching from the 6800-foot sweeping grasslands in the east to over 10,000 feet on the forested slopes of Silver Mountain in the west, this ranch encompasses numerous life zones that are perfectly suited to an abundance of wildlife that is simply amazing. What’s more, its copious water resources, mild climate, development potential, easy accessibility and proven ranching record all add up to make Citadel Ranch a rare Colorado property that truly “has it all.” Water is paramount in this part of Colorado, and the water resources at Citadel Ranch are outstanding. Approximately 300 acres are irrigated with valuable senior water rights, and windmills supply stock tanks throughout the ranch. North Abeyta Creek runs for several miles year-round through the ranch and offers irrigation water for the ranch operation. Two reservoirs supply additional water, one of which has been known to produce monster trout. Other trophy trout ponds could be developed as well. Fully equipped as a cattle operation, Citadel Ranch can support approximately 500 cow/calf pairs throughout the year. Cattle improvements include well-equipped barns, corrals and other outbuildings. The ranching facilities are second to none, including complete fencing and cross-fencing, a network of roads and even a 600-acre bison pasture. In additional to over 23 square miles of deeded acreage, Citadel Ranch also holds an exclusive grazing and recreational lease on 2,720 acres of adjacent State land. The wildlife values at Citadel Ranch are impressive enough to capture the attention of even the most seasoned big game hunter. The ranch has been managed carefully for hunting values, and bull elk over 350 inches are common and herds can number up to an incredible 500+ animals! Pronghorn antelope favor the grasslands, and animals of Boone and Crockett calibre can be found. Trophy mule deer find the pinion and juniper forest on the eastern part of the ranch to be an ideal year-round home. Landowner tags are available for both pronghorn and mule deer. The bighorn sheep hunting unit here (S-50) is considered by many to be Colorado’s best, and trophy rams can often be spotted traversing the rocky crags on the ranch. Bighorn sheep tags are acquired on a draw basis. It would be difficult to imagine a ranch better suited for the horse lover than Citadel Ranch. A 38,000 square-foot riding arena received an update in 2018 and is a showpiece on this property. Miles of riding complete with spectacular western views are available in every direction, without ever having to leave the ranch itself, ensuring privacy for as long as you’d like to ride. Four homes are included on this property, including two manager’s homes and two wonderful custom 6,000 square foot log homes. Both homes received full remodels in 2018 and boast inspiring views of the Spanish Peaks to the south. Currently completely unencumbered by conservations easements, the ranch offers many more homesites, and an already-approved 31-parcel subdivision on the east side. County-approved roads, buried utilities and water are in place, ready for this section to be fully developed if desired. Creative development possibilities include wind and solar energy as well. Only ten miles west from Interstate 25 via US Highway 160, Citadel Ranch is unusually accessible. Even Denver is only 2.5 hours away, and Pueblo is only a 45-minute drive. One of Colorado’s great small towns for art lovers, La Veta, is but five scenic miles south of the ranch. In short, Citadel Ranch is a classic southern Colorado property that contains a world of potential for big game, horses, cattle and wise development. Ranches of this size are nearly extinct in Colorado; Citadel Ranch preserves the best of southern Colorado in the form of a magnificent property that truly does “have it all.”
Singing River Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
6,100.00 acres
Singing River Ranch is one of Colorados most scenic, exclusive, and pristine ranches, nestled in a protected river valley at the base of Blanca Peak in the Sangre De Cristo Range. This approximately 6,100-acre ranch has end-of-the-road privacy walled by mountains on either side with rivers, creeks and ponds, alpine terrain, irrigated meadows, rolling hills, and glades of aspen, pine, spruce, and fir. It represents one of the last private holdings in this spectacular valley with views of surrounding 14,000-foot peaks and adjoining national forest and wilderness that rival the Alps and Andes. Situated in southern Colorado at the headwaters of the Huerfano River, the ranch has valuable wildlife habitat for trophy elk and mule deer, with bear and bighorn sheep, as well as several other mammals and raptors. The river, creeks, and ponds offer fly-fishing for native Rio Grande Cutthroat and other trout species. Singing Rivers diverse terrain and adjacency to hundreds of thousands of acres of national forest affords endless recreational opportunities including mountaineering on the neighboring peaks, pack trips to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking or solitude in your own private wilderness. The ranch also offers high quality grazing for cattle with ample grasses and water, and it currently leases 14,200 acres of National Forest as well as BLM and State lands. Within the river valley floor is the main headquarters with exquisitely landscaped grounds highlighted by the Huerfano River that meanders through the compound fashioning several stocked ponds. This area contains two custom log homes, a beautifully restored five-bedroom bunkhouse, and barn. There is also a historic fishing/hunting cabin at the base of another pond higher up on the ranch, ultimately leading to a Patagonia inspired refugio cabin with incomparable views in a wilderness setting. This is a unique chance to own a private recreational ranch with significant conservation values in a spectacular setting with abundant wildlife and recreational opportunities. Contact Ken Mirr.
Moonshine Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
6,300.00 acres
Located in one of the most scenic areas of southern Colorado is the 6,300+/- deeded acre Moonshine Ranch. Famously named after historical accounts of Al Capones days of bootlegging moonshine, the remnants of a turn of the century moonshine still remains on the ranch today. Most noted for its prolific rock upheavals and massive vertical dikes caused by thousands of years of plate tectonics, the incredibly charming town of La Veta is just 30 minutes from the ranch. Moonshine Ranch is a recreational paradise, remote yet accessible, offering seclusion and privacy while being completely immersed in a true wilderness setting and home to abundant wildlife. The ranch landlocks 3,400+/- acres of BLM land increasing its total size to just under 10,000 total acres. Recognized for its exceptional wildlife habitat, natural ecosystem, shielding topography, and excellent management, the ranch is one of the finest big game hunting properties in the Western US. Improvements are not overdone, functional, and include a primary lodge, caretaker home, shop, cabin, and livestock facilities. This property offers a little bit of everything; rugged and undulating topography, water rights and irrigated land, several water catchments including ponds, dirt tanks and small lakes, numerous springs and seasonal creeks, a variety of vegetation, diverse landscape, extraordinary views, absolute privacy, and presents an opportunity to acquire a significantly sized ranch for the area. Important to note approximately 75 percent of the ranch was unfortunately burned in the 2018 Spring Creek Fire. The owner has invested over a million dollars in reclamation efforts including hiring a professional-grade fire restoration team, aerial and terrestrial seeding, mulching, refurbished roads, new culverts, and has implemented many other mitigation efforts to reestablish vegetation growth for wildlife. Additionally, the asking price of the ranch has been substantially reduced to its current asking price to reflect fire damage. The Facts: ~ 6,300+/- deeded acres ~ 3,400+/- acres of BLM (large amount of leased acreage inside boundary and controlled by ranch) ~ Three hours from Denver and DIA ~ La Veta is within a 30-minute drive, and Pueblo, featuring commercial air service is an hour away ~ Accessed from County Roads 520, 530, 531, and 532 ~ Seasonal access ingress/egress agreement through neighbor off Highway 160 ~ 20 minutes from Green Mountain Wilderness Area ~ 2015 owners residence featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms ~ 2013 managers home featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms ~ Cabin with room for eight featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms ~ Large, 120X70 shop with heat, indoor walk-in cooler, and two bay doors ~ Equipment storage and corrals ~ 200+/- irrigated acres and water rights ~ Owner rated 200 cow/calf carrying capacity ~ Inclusion of mineral rights ~ Exceptional natural landscape and incredibly diverse topography ~ Outstanding views of Silver Mountain, Mount Maestas, Rough Mountain, and Sheep Mountain ~ Elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bear, Merriam turkey, antelope, mountain lion, blue grouse and a variety of small game species ~ Exceptional big game hunting** owner harvested 381 bull elk in 2017 ~ High volume of 340 bull elk and 180 mule deer bucks ~ Located in Game Management Unit 85 ~ Several ponds and small lakes, water catchments, springs, seeps, and numerous seasonal drainages including South Oak and Yellowstone Creeks ~ Elevation ranges from 7,500 to 10,000 feet ~ Private, remote and secluded ~ Highly unique area of Colorado in terms of aesthetic appeal due to prehistoric plate tectonics and massive rock upheavals ~ Approximately 80 percent of the ranch was burned in 2018 mid-summer fires, owners have initiated extensive mitigation efforts with input of over $1,000,000 in restoration efforts ~ New mulch, seeding, aerial seeding, removal of portions of dead timber, rebuilt roads and new culverts. (Additional information available upon request)
Indian Creek Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
874.00 acres
Indian Creek Ranch sits on center stage in one of Mother Natures virtuoso performances. This is the heartbeat of Spanish Peaks Country and this handcrafted Lodge is as bold and beautiful as the panorama that surrounds it! The 16,000 square foot custom lodge features impressive high ceilings, oversized picture windows, masterful stonework and massive log timbers. The fully furnished home includes many European antiques and an extensive western art collection. All the common areas of the home are spacious enough for large gatherings yet cozy enough for quiet reflection. Five fireplaces create ambiance and in-floor radiant heat adds a gentle blanket of comfort throughout the home. Ambient light spills into the Master Chefs Kitchen, which features commercial grade appliances, custom cabinetry and solid granite countertops. A historic Royal Charter Oak Dual Range is the rooms centerpiece. Each of the Lodges eight bedrooms have private baths. Four of the Guest Suites encompass over 1000 square feet each and include kitchenettes, living areas, fireplaces and direct outdoor access. Indian Creek Ranch covers 873 fenced and cross-fenced acres and includes roughly 140 acres of productive hay fields. Long Summer growing seasons and mild Southern Colorado winters add up to superior year-round grazing. The Ranch has been under the watchful eye of attentive management and proud ownership. The facilities of the working ranch include a newly remodeled three-bedroom Managers Home, a six-stall horse barn, eight loafing sheds, a large workshop, a new equipment barn and multiple outer sheds. A healthy herd of primary select Angus Cattle, additional livestock and all ranch equipment run with the land. The Ranch Manager would like to continue caring for the Ranch that he has grown to love if the new owners desire. In the early days, the Cowboys who worked this ranch were happy to have two squares a day and a roof over their heads. Today, you can still see their names etched in the walls of the historic Lake Cabin. Here, the hustle and bustle of modern living is just over the hill, yet it seems to be a world away. Water is a precious resource in this region and Indian Creek Ranch is blessed with abundance. Excellent water rights from four irrigation ditches and Indian Creek feed an eleven-acre trout lake and a twelve-acre irrigation lake. Drinking water is supplied by a historic artesian well. Water and Mineral Rights run with the land. Trophy hunting and fishing opportunities are plentiful on the ranch and the San Isabel National Forest is just a walk or horseback ride away. The Spanish Peaks and Goemmers Butte rise to the East and the massive Sangre De Cristo Range rises to the West. The views from the ranch are unchanged from centuries past, a virtue that is increasingly rare these days. The Indian Creek Ranch did experience slight damage in the Spring Creek Fire, but the ranch was not adversely affected.
Andorra Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
3,809.00 acres
The Andorra Ranch offers the opportunity to own a piece of history, exceptional hunting and cattle ranch all wrapped together into one of the finest ranch holdings available in this region. Situated in the mild climate of the Huerfano River valley, the dramatic Sangre De Cristo mountain range to the West provides a stunning setting. The ranch has over 4,500 acres comprised of 3,809 deeded acres, 640 acres of state lease, and 80 acres of BLM. Boasting over two miles of the Huerfano River along with 200 irrigated acres provides ample water for big game and cattle. Water is the lifeblood of the American Southwest, along with the Huerfano River there is Oak Creek as well as Yellowstone Creek traversing the landscape along with other springs and ponds creating a wildlife haven. Hunting on the Andorra Ranch is second to none. Wildlife thrives here with an abundance of elk, deer, antelope and turkey. Rocky mountain bighorn sheep also call the ranch home, living in the rocky crags of the pinion hills located on the Eastern flank of the Ranch. The Taos Mountain Trail was the historic pathway for trade and business exchanges between Taos in New Mexico and the Great Plains of Colorado from 1100 A.D. through the time of the European and American presence. The historic Taos Trail traverses the ranch leaving the Huerfano Valley following Oak Creek South and West towards New Mexico. There is a very nice but modest home adorning the property providing the new owner the flexibility to improve the ranch as they see fit. Explore all that this stunning ranch has to offer in beautiful Southern Colorado.
Saddlehorn Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
2,520.00 acres
The Saddlehorn ranch is located four miles west of La Veta, an hour south of Pueblo and Pueblo Memorial Airport and a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Denver, CO. Of the 2,520+/- deeded acres, approximately two thirds of the ranch is rugged mountain terrain, complemented by massive rock outcroppings, steep hillsides, and numerous drainages that transition into lower valleys. The eastern one third of the ranch is mild topography featuring a gentle rolling gradient interspersed with gamble oak, an abundance of grassland, and open meadows. Adjacent to the San Isabel National Forest and BLM land, and within a short drive of the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area, the property is a natural fit for migrating and abundant big game and small animal species. Minimally improved, there is a current managers residence and operational corrals. Additionally, there are numerous building sites to choose from when studying a desirable location for a primary residence. The views from nearly anywhere on the ranch are exceptional and include the mighty Spanish Peaks, Silver Mountain, Mount Mestas, Rough Mountain, and the infamous Sangre de Cristos. After the unfortunate 2018 Spring Creek fire, roughly 75% to 80% of the ranch was damaged. The owner took immediate action and has invested over $600,000 in complete mitigation efforts to manage the damage via aerial seeding, mulching, removal of timber, planting grasses, repairing roads and waterways, while also constructing new roads. The regrowth is tremendous and there is still ample amounts of heavy timber in various areas throughout the ranch. We have put together a pricing model reflective of the diminution of the fire and well below a retail per acre value. The buyer for this ranch must be willing to take a long term perspective while regrowth takes place. This presents an opportunity to acquire an extraordinary recreational property with a significantly less barrier to entry in terms of its market devaluation while also presenting an opportunity for long term appreciation and witnessing mother nature work her magic. The Facts: ~ 2,520 deeded acres ~ Adjacent to BLM and the San Isabel National Forest ~ Located four miles west of La Veta, CO ~ An hours drive to Pueblo and Pueblo Memorial Airport ~ Three-and-a-half hours drive to Denver and DIA ~ Managers home and corrals ~ Abundant wildlife including elk, deer, antelope, bear, turkey, and small game animals ~ 7,800 to over 9,000 feet ~ Extremely private and easily accessible ~ Remarkably diverse topography ~ Extraordinary views of the Sangre de Cristos, Spanish Peaks, Mestas, Silver, and Rough Mountains ~ Numerous private buildings sites ~ Four wells and six springs ~ Oak and Indian Creek are seasonal creeks traversing portions of the ranch ~ Significant percentage of ranch burned in 2018 Spring Creek Fire ~ Owner has invested in excess of $600,000 in mitigation efforts ~ Extensive new vegetation growth ~ New road construction and water bars ~ Priced with consideration for fire damage
Ute Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
295.00 acres
Located along the banks of the Cucharas River, 2.5 miles south of the scenic town of La Veta, the owners of Ute Ranch are offering 295 acres of this lovely bucolic property. The ranch includes ~125 acres of lush irrigated hay ground, private access to 1.5 miles of the Cucharas River, which boasts excellent fishing for brown and rainbow trout, and a pleasant mix of grasslands, scrub oak, and riparian woodlands. Highlights of the ranch include stunning views of the Spanish Peaks and Culebra range, beautiful cottonwood lined hay meadows, and proximity to the many prominent geologic features that grace the Cucharas River Valley, including the dramatic Big Wall volcanic dike, Goemer Butte, and the famous Devils Staircase. The family intends to keep their legacy homestead on the adjoining 35 acres and share reciprocal access on the remaining balance of the ranch. The working ranch headquarters include a handsome 2,200 sq. ft. managers home as well as a number of barns, work-sheds, and functional out-buildings. Contact Woody Beardsley.
Thorne Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
1,748.00 acres
Bachman & Associates is proud to represent the Thorne Ranch, Located at the historic Townsite of Badito in Southern Colorado. The Thorne Ranch Boasts two miles of the Huerfano River, bringing cool water from the Mountains. The River provides Senior Water Rights to the highly productive irrigated hay fields. At 1748 acres, there are multiple pastures in both the river bottom and dry ground providing adequate space and grass for a cattle operation. Badito represents the oldest settlement in the region and was the river crossing on the Historic Taos Trail. It has been home to a Spanish Fort, numerous settlers and was at one time the County Seat. A True Historic Ranch of the Great American West.
William Craig Ranch
Huerfano, Colorado
1,056.00 acres
The historic William Craig Ranch dates back to the 1800's and consists of 1056 fully fenced acres with over 1 mile of the Huerfano River running through the heart of the ranch. On the ranch you will find 2 historic homes, barns, chutes, a new 42x85 pole barn, river frontage, mature trees, a large pond, open meadows, and mountain views. An abundance of wildlife work the river and feed in the lush hay fields. Water rights attached to the ranch date back to 1889. The perfect agricultural, recreational, and/or hunting property.
Huerfano, Colorado
70.00 acres
Bachman & Associates is proud to present Cazadero! Located in the stunning Cuchara Pass Ranch high in the mountains of Southern Colorado. The views of the Sangre De Cristo mountains looming to the West are incredible and hard to match. The land provides hunting, exploring and lots of wildlife watching. The beautiful and impeccably maintained home sits perched along a ridge among Aspens and Pines. Offering a fabulous fireplace and kitchen along with room for the entire family. There is a large bonus room allowing for craft or shop space. The separate log office is private, cute and has fast internet, perfect for remote working. All this topped off with a large, high quality shop for all your toys and tools. This is a rare opportunity in Cuchara Pass Ranch subdivision.