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Cochran Ranch , Colorado
Property Types: Farms, Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Homes, Cabin, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
The Cochran Ranch consist of 256.6+/- Acres of exceptional Hay/recreational ground with no conservation easement approximately one-mile Northeast of Monte Vista, Colorado on the Eastern side of Rio Grande County. The property lies right in the heart of the San Luis Valley along the Rio Grande river drainage, famous as one of the most vital river systems in the American West. The property has exceptional hay production averaging around 100 Tons a year and an extensive list of senior water rights. The Cochran Ranch is located at an elevation of around 7660+/- Feet in the riparian corridor of the Rio Grande River with towering cottonwoods and willow covering the northern end of the property and lush hay meadows and sloughs covering the southern half of the property. Views of the towering San Juan mountain range can be had from most places on the property looking to the west, and to the east the Sangre de Christo range with 14,351' Blanca Peak. The property boasts 1+/- miles of Empire Canal which is a major supplier of irrigation water to most of the valley and has running water year-round with brown trout and other species calling the canal home providing a potential fishery on the property. The Cochran ranch is a phenomenal hay and grazing property with an abundance of wildlife sitting in a prime location in the heart of the San Luis Valley.
Wildlife Resources: The Cochran Ranch sits in the luscious Rio Grande river bottom just northeast of Monte Vista, Colorado. Being right in the heart of the wildlife filled river bottom the property boast quality numbers of Elk, Deer, Turkey, and a multitude of waterfowl species. The property is in Colorado game management unit 791 with landowner vouchers available for Elk and Deer. The waterfowl hunting the San Luis Valley has to offer makes the Cochran Ranch that much better in regards to hunting resources. Pivot circles of barley, alfalfa, and potatoes make this valley a magnet for migrating and local populations of waterfowl with a variety of duck species and Canada geese. The sloughs running through the property and year-round live water in Empire Canal makes the habitat exceptional for all these waterfowl species. Elk and Mule Deer can be found moving through the property at all times of the year with exceptional fall rut activity for both species. The variety of wildlife resources on this property make it tough to beat for being just a stone’s throw away from town.
Improvements: The Cochran Ranch has minimal improvements boasting a 1125 SF 3BR/1BA old ranch home along with a few other outbuildings. There is also an old grain silo and a set of sheds and pens that are in great shape. The perimeter and cross fencing is noted as good on the ranch and is in working condition. Sufficient water rights and five wells are conveyed with the property giving a future owner plenty of water resources to continue a hay/agricultural operation.
Overall the Cochran Ranch is a phenomenal agricultural property with recreational characteristics that make it one of a kind for the San Luis Valley. Call for a private showing today!