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Green Ranch on High Creek, Colorado
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
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Green Ranch on High Creek
A property like this comes on the market only once in a lifetime. In fact, it may take you several lifetimes to find everything that The Green Ranch has to offer. This 3,800+/- deeded acre cattle ranch leases an additional 7,000 acres+ of BLM Land, making it a genuinely working cattle operation with tremendous Colorado hunting. Capable of running up to 250 head of cattle year round, The Green Ranch is indeed a turn-key operation.
Located 40 minutes from Canon City and just 21 miles from Cripple Creek, The Green Ranch is both convenient and private. The ranch itself falls into three counties; Teller, Fremont, and Park, and is just a quick drive from the Colorado Springs Airport.
The vast grazing lands and steep canyon walls make for a majestic ranch setting. A creek fed by multiple springs divides the ranch providing nature’s resource to your cattle and wildlife. This ranch is well watered, and many of the natural springs would need very little improvement to make them more functional. There are at least three active springs on private land and several more on BLM acreage. Roughly 3498 acres of the deeded ground falls under a conservation easement held by Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, protecting from over-development and stabilizing the magnificent agricultural, wildlife and hunting opportunities. This easement is very well written and allows owners to enjoy the land in its entirety while preserving this profound habitat. There are 3 building envelopes with the ranch for new owners to consider building homes and more infrastructure. Buyer has the option to purchase 794 acres, not under the conservation easement.
There is an incredible array of history on The Green Ranch. Across the entire property, you can find over half a dozen homesteads and old home sites. The owners are fourth generation ranchers on this land. The headquarters of the Ranch is just off the highway with easy access to and from town. Improvements on the ranch include a massive storage barn and all of the pens needed for running and working your cattle. The nearby home is ready to be remodeled to meet your needs. Beyond this home site, which consists of a ten-acre building envelope, there are two additional five-acre building envelopes strategically located across the 3498 acres on the ranch under the conservation easement. If a Buyer opts to include the additional 794 acres, it offers a plethora of choices for additional building sites.
Across the highway, a large section of the Green Ranch features some unbelievable hunting. A restored two-story cabin is tucked away among the pines, which was originally built by a veteran of the Civil War! This is one of only two known two-story cabins built in this period still intact today. It has the potential to be on the Historic Register if the new owners want to pursue that classification. The fully functioning cabin is a great place to headquarter your hunt. It also has the potential to be rented out as part of a hunting lease or for independent outfitters. Known as a strong wintering spot for elk, the wildlife on The Green Ranch is second to none. Everything from heavy horned mule deer and majestic bull elk to turkey and predator hunting are available on this ranch. It’s not uncommon to see turkey, waterfowl, mountain lion, coyote, bighorn sheep, elk, deer or bear all roaming around the property on any given tour.
Beyond running a strong cattle operation, the income potential of this property is limitless. The jaw-dropping vistas are the perfect backdrop for a wedding venue, a dude ranch with miles and miles of horseback riding, a fully functioning guiding operation, or any number of other possibilities.
For additional information call, Twila Geroux, at 719-371-4344