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Skyline Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational, Commercial, Mineral or Water Rights Only
$2,899,000 / 702.60 Acres / Available
Activities & Amenities
Price Reduced. Skyline Ranch is located just 3 minutes from historic downtown Canon City. Location, location, location! This ranch borders city limits to the east and is located less than one half mile from the Pueblo Community College Fremont County Campus. The ranch offers over 3/4's of a mile of U.S. highway 50 frontage. For about 1/4 of a mile the ranch owns both sides of U.S. highway 50, and brings in income for highway signage advertising from local Canon City businesses. With city water and sewer lines already run along highway 50 to the community college, a future developer has strong potential to get city water and sewer lines run the rest of the way to this property, and throughout. The ranch is located just 5 minutes east of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Which is a world famous park owned and run by the City of Canon City. This park houses aerial gondolas, zip lines, and bungee jumping, along with North America's highest suspension bridge.
Homes, Outbuildings, Improvements
The location of this ranch is prime, being so close to town, yet it feels worlds away. Because of the way the surrounding topography shields it from town. There are 2 small modest ranch homes located on the ranch. One of these homes was built in 1969 and the other in 1929. Both homes are cozy and located near the south entrance of the ranch. These homes are currently being rented out on a month to month basis. There is an outdoor riding arena that was historically used for roping competitions by the family for many years. Along with a 6 stall horse barn, and 5 loafing sheds, and 2 corrals. The ranch is adequately fenced, and cross fenced. The ranch is also setup perfectly for the horse enthusiast or farrier, and is being used to graze cattle. There are two water wells that feed both ranch homes. These wells are dug into a productive spring, and then fed into a cistern with pump, providing water for nearly 100 years without an issue. There is also a year round live running creek that runs through the east side of the property (Sand Creek).
Hunting, Recreation, and Quality of Life
This ranch is located in prime big buck country. It doesn't hurt that the ranch is so close to town, yet just outside city limits. Urban bucks get big, and sometimes cross the highway and end up on this ranch. There are some real giants that live in the area. The occasional elk will meander through this ranch as well. If enrolled in Colorado Parks and Wildlife Land Owner Preference Program, the ranch will qualify for at least two land owner deer applications. Bull Elk tags are offered over the counter in this game management unit, GMU 691. Horse back riding on the ranch is also excellent, and would make a great place to give people trail rides through the cedar covered hills and canyons, located on the ranch. Canon City is known as having one of the best climates in Colorado. Sure this ranch get's snow, but it melts quickly! 70 degree days in January are not that uncommon. While some mountain ranches are buried in snow during the winter, this ranch in enjoys 365 days of access, year in, and year out. Added to that, Canon City enjoys over 255 days of sunshine per year. While not being far from the Front Range Urban Corridor, Canon City also enjoys lower traffic levels, and a quality of life that can not be matched by any big city in the country.
Bordering city limits and having all the necessary infrastructure nearby, makes this ranch prime for development. Whether you're looking to build apartments, or a residential housing community, or even a future commercial shopping center, or truck stop, this location is perfect. The ranch is currently zoned for agriculture, but has strong potential to be re-zoned to fit a developers needs. Rather than building to the east of town where it is flat and without character, this ranch offers a beautiful mountainous landscape with views to boot! Views of Fremont peak and the Hardscrabble Mountains to the south also add to the attractiveness of this location. This ranch is located just one half mile north of the Arkansas River. The Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in Colorado. Large undeveloped ranches near the front range and just 43 miles from the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Area are getting tougher to find. Canon City is a growing, thriving community and offers easy access to the Front Range Urban Corridor. Please call for a qualified showing today.