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Line Shack Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Vacant Land, Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Recreational
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Line Shack Ranch, Unit 136, Plains Elk Units, Las Animas County Co.
+/- 3728 acres offered at $800 per acre.
5 month rifle elk seasons, World-class LandownerMule DeerTags, Antelope, Bear, Coyote & Bobcat
Line Shack Ranch goes back to the days of the JJ Cattle Company that held title to most of Southeast Colorado, from the Kansas state line all the way to the Front Range. The hand-built line shack still borders the Purgatoire Canyon Rim. Watch the nesting Peregrine Falcons, explore miles of canyons and the numerous hand-quarried stone homesteads on the ranch. The ranch consists of +/- 3728 deeded and secluded acres and is located in Las Animas County, the largest county by area in Colorado. Line Shack Ranch is halfway between La Junta and Kim, Colorado +/- 12 miles west of Hwy. 109 on County Road 177.9 near the Eight Mile and Miller Canyon intersection.
Spanning 9 miles from the round top mesa to the Purgatoire River Breaks, the Line Shack Ranch overlooks the Purgatoire River. The east side is a private holding and the west side is the 25,000-acre Purgatoire Ranch, enrolled in Colorado's Ranching for Wildlife. The north border along the Purgatorie River is thousands of acres of public Comanche National Grasslands, an incredible area that has limited public access. The varied terrain from round top mesa grasslands holding antelope to the Purgatorie River Breaks carrying B&C quality mule deer, all that with +/- 800 ft. of vertical.…….. A generation is not enough time to explore the miles of canyons and trails, creek bottoms, native ruins or even an old mineshaft that may hold secrets to the lost gold of the Purgatoire. The round top mesa hosts an incredible array of early stone homesteads, each a living work of art. This property would be considered a state park in a lot of locations, with some remote canyons only viewed by the astronauts!
Improvements include dozens of hand-quarried rock homesteads from the 1800s to early 1900’s. In addition to 2 new solar wells with drinkers and 2 improved springs, the Line Shack Ranch features 7 game-holding waterholes for the bow hunter to stake out, as well as bordering and accessing a couple thousand acres of National Grassland that has very little, if any, public access. There’s perimeter fencing and a good road system. Tired of this volatile stock market? Invest in a land investment that is also a family hunting retreat. Don't worry, you’re not buying anybody’s dream house.
Hunting is second to none. Colorado's Plains Elk units have become known as the best value hunting and ranch land in the country. Enjoy the plains elk units with unlimited tags from September 1 to January 31, with no limit on tags per hunter. While this ranch qualifies for landowner deer tags (+/- 3 to 4 per year), it is also located in a unit that has allowed for 100% drawings for mule deer & antelope without preference points (check regulations. Because the ranch borders the Purgatoire Ranch, it has been receiving one annual RFW late season buck tag (check current regs). Line Shack Ranch game harvest is well documented.
You'll spook antelope on the way to the homestead dwellings and spring, bump record-book mule deer (200” deer documented) from the canyon rims, and limit out on doves on any of the numerous waterholes. But be careful, as September 1 is opening day for rifle elk season! Enjoy the most liberal elk seasons in the country (September 1 through January 31). Coveys of blue quail run the grasslands and peregrine falcons nest in the canyons.
Fully fenced with water holes, springs and even a pocket of aspens, the ranch character is varied with an easy elevation in the 4000 - 5000 range. The Line Shack Ranch’s historic use has been for hunting mule deer, antelope, elk and limited cattle production. Prior to the 1960’s it was dry land wheat and bean farming. The land has homesteads going back to the 1800s and beyond. The ranch is approximately 1 mile to power and ideal locations for travel trailers or cabin locations.
Land values in Las Animas County have increased steadily for the last 10 years due to the incredible hunting, great land prices and its tremendous location within 3.5 hours of Denver/Front Range and 3 hours to Amarillo, Texas. All hunting rights/tags convey to Buyer for 2019 season. Call or email today for a qualified showing as Line Shack Ranch is priced to sell. Co brokers welcome!