Huerfano River Canyon

Property Summary

 Location: Huerfano County, Colorado   Acreage: 6,080 +/- Acres                                     Price:  $4,500,000                                                   Property  Description:   Amazing ranch in Southern Colorado with plenty of character.  Directly bordering  BLM and State lands, this ranch offers prominent mesa land,  unique rock formations, wooded ridge lines, secluded valleys, and native prairie. Magnificent views of the entire southern mountains.  Three bedroom home, nice barn, complete water system with piping and tanks accent the ranch.  Hunt, ATV, ride horses, run cattle… many uses could be imagined!

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Contact Broker

Jeff Switzer
Phone: 719-963-2513

Property Information

  • Location: Huerfano County, Colorado
  • Deeded Acreage: 6,080 +/- Acres
  • Bordering BLM/State Land: 1,680 Acres
  • Price: $4,500,000 
  • Property Description: The Huerfano Canyon Ranch represents an incredible opportunity to own a ranch in southern Colorado which is reminiscent of the large ranches of the old west.  Land holdings of this size and nature are becoming harder and harder to find.   It has been operated as a working cattle ranch for generations, but also offers excellent hunting, horseback riding, and other recreational opportunities.  It is easily accessible to the Front Range cities of Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. The ranch offers diverse geographic characteristics including wooded ridges and buttes, hidden valleys, mesa land, rock formations, springs, small canyons, seasonal creek beds, and native prairie.  On its northern end the ranch has frontage along the Huerfano River and Canyon. When you reach the top of this ranch you can see the entire southern ranges all the way to New Mexico.  The views are stunning and include the Spanish Peaks, the Sangre De Cristo Range, Greenhorn Mountain and Pikes Peak.  The high point of this ranch known as Turkey Ridge is one of the most prominent mesa formations in Southern Colorado.  Tree cover includes pinon, cedar, juniper and oak brush.   This ranch directly borders 760 acres of BLM Land and 920 Acres of State Land.  With no public access to these lands, the ranch has virtually private use of these lands as additional hunting and recreational ground. This property is extremely unique and there are many possibilities here including a family legacy ranch, hunting ranch, corporate retreat, cattle ranch, or horse property. 
  • Accessibility:   The ranch is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Walsenburg, Colorado.  The ranch is accessed via a gravel county maintained road and boasts end of the road, locked gate privacy.  The Ranch is easily accessible from the major Colorado cities without crossing mountain passes.  Denver is 3 hrs – Colorado Springs is 2 hrs – Pueblo is 1 hr and Walsenburg is 25 minutes from the Ranch.
  • Elevation: 5600-6100 Ft.
  • ImprovementsThree-bedroom, two bath modular ranch home built in 1996 with approximately 2,000 square feet of living space and two car attached garage. In addition, there is a 40 x 50 Cleary built barn with attached 12 x 50 pole shed and corrals.  The improvements could be upgraded or expanded to suit a new owners needs or serve as a residence for a ranch manager.  The ranch includes a productive well which feeds the home and miles of underground pipeline servicing livestock tanks throughout the property.  A live and productive spring also supplements the livestock water system.  The steel tanks dispersed around the ranch have provided  consistent water resources for wildlife and livestock management.  The ranch is fenced and cross fenced.  
  • Income and Tax Advantages:  The Ranch is currently leased and this lease could be extended to provide a consistent yearly income to a new owner.  The property could also be leased for hunting to local outfitters.  There are no conservation easements on this property, however, this property would be an ideal candidate for a conservation easement, especially for higher income buyers looking for tax credits.  More information on the advantages of a conservation easement are available upon request.
  • Wildlife and Recreation: The ranch is located in Game Management Unit 128 which is a Plains Unit and is accessible during all seasons.  With the added use of the bordering 1,680 acres of BLM and State  land, this ranch offers some tremendous and productive hunting ground.  Unit 128 offers a month long OTC season for bull elk from mid-October to mid-November.  This area of southeast Colorado is known for producing large mule deer and many have been seen throughout the ranch.   The ranch is situated along the eastern edge of the Huerfano River basin which is an active big game corridor in the area.  The terrain, water resources, forage, and protective bedding areas on this ranch combine to create the ideal habitat for elk, mule deer, antelope and bear.  The ranch has been enrolled in the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) and receives multiple vouchers for mule deer and pronghorn each year. Equestrians, ATV, or off-road enthusiasts  would love this property as there are miles of old roads and trails running through most of the ranch. 
  • Water Rights: The property has a state permitted domestic well which allows an owner the right to use this water for in-house use, watering livestock and irrigation of up to 1 acre of land.  Several live springs are present on the ranch and the property has frontage along the Huerfano River.
  • Zoning and Taxes: AG – Taxes based on 2017 assessments were approximately $2,500 per year.
  • Broker Contact: Jeff Switzer
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  • Contact Phone: 719-963-2513

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