Johnny Valley Ranch

Property Summary

Location:  Las Animas County, Colorado
Acreage: 3,160 +/- Acres
Elevation:  4,400 to 4,500 Feet
Price: $1,100,000
Property Description:  Estate sale on 3,160 acres of grassland, with water well, windmill, pipeline, and stock tanks throughout the property.  The topography is mildly sloping grasses that consist of buffalo grass, western wheat grass, grama and other native grasses.  This is an ideal cow calf or yearling operation situated on the eastern plains of Colorado and priced under $350 per acre, this ranch represents a tremendous value.

Property Documents

Contact Broker

Jeff Switzer
Phone: 719-963-2513

Property Information

Looking for affordable grass pasture in Southeastern Colorado, the Johnny Valley Ranch may just fit your needs.  The Ranch consists of 3,160 acres of well  sodded pasture that has been owned in the same family for over 70 years.  The property is well located and accessible with frontage on two county roads.  

Improvements and Land Attributes

Estate Sale – All improvements are sold “as is” “where” is without representations or warranties.

Improvements Structure (s): • Old 3 room farmhouse.  (1) bedroom (1) bathroom.  Home in poor condition and not presently habitable. 1960 12 x 65 Marshfield mobile home which is not presently habitable. 

Outbuildings: Loafing shed, old schoolhouse, and working corrals in poor condition.  Steel storage container.

Utilities: Electric service to homestead area and well location.

Acreage: 3,160 acres per Las Animas County Assessor Records

Carrying Capacity: The ranch could be operated as a cow/calf or yearling operation.  An average stocking rate is 15-20 acres per yearling per summer or 50 acres per cow/calf pair on a year-round basis.

Vegetation: Grama grass, Buffalo, Western Wheat, and assorted other native grasses.

Topography: Flat to Rolling, Very Useable Acreage

Climate: This area has warm summers and mild winters.  The average annual precipitation is 14″ to 16″ with the majority falling within the growing season.

Minerals:  Any owned by Seller will convey as part of sale.

Nearest Town(s): La Junta, Colorado   

Access: Maintained year‐round gravel roads. County Road 90 and County Road 209. 

Location and Accessibility

Johnny Valley Ranch has year-round access and sits at the corner of two county maintained roads, County Road 90 and County Road 209  The ranch is located about 7 miles east of paved State Hwy 9 and about 35 minutes southeast of La Junta, Colorado.   Denver is 3.5 hrs – Colorado Springs – 2.5 hrs and Pueblo – 1.5 hrs. from the Ranch.    It’s location near La Junta, Colorado and the Hwy 50 Arkansas River corridor is strategically close to several livestock sale barns.

Water Features

Johnny Valley Creek is a seasonal and wet weather creek which bisects the ranch. 


There is one well with a submersible pump serving the farmhouse and numerous livestock tanks via an underground pipeline.  The well is not permitted.  There is a windmill located at the northern end of the ranch that is also operational.  There are numerous other wells and an additional windmill that may be able to be reworked and put back into service on the ranch.  The operational well and windmill produce ample water to serve the stocking capacity on the ranch.

Zoning and Taxes

Agricultural Zoning – Taxes based on 2023 assessments were $847 per year.

Cooperating Brokers Welcome 

All information provided by Rocky Mountain Ranch & Land, LLC, their agents or affiliates in connection with this property was obtained from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Rocky Mountain Ranch & Land, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchases (i.e. water and mineral rights, property income, zoning, boundaries, easements, permits, leases, and land use regulations) be independently verified. This sale offering is made subject to errors, omissions, change of price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice.



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