Goose Ridge Ranch

Horse Property in Douglas County, Colorado

Views of Pikes Peak and the mountain ranges from Walsenburg to Fort Collins can be seen from this 35-acre horse property in Franktown, Colorado. A grand log entrance and asphalt driveways leading to the 6,278 sq. ft. home which offers many upgrades including granite countertops, custom cabinets, wine cellar, theater, exercise room, sauna, mother-in-law suite and much more. There is a 36’ x 48’ drive-through barn with tack room, storage and four horse stalls, each with a walkout paddock. The 240’ x 96’ arena near the barn has a clay base with 3” of sand topping. A smaller barn is used for hay storage and there are several metallic three-sided animal shelters. An average year of dry land farming produces 600-900 bales of alfalfa/grass mix hay. A sprinkler system services over 9,000 sq. ft. of lawn, and over 60 mature pine, aspen and cottonwood trees are on a drip system. This beautiful equestrian property is perimeter fenced and cross fenced, and conveniently located near metropolitan areas, DIA, open space and Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Location:
The ranch is just off of Russellville Road, Douglas County, Colorado. It is an easy 40 minute drive north to downtown Denver or 35 minutes south to downtown Colorado Springs. The Denver International Airport is 35 minutes away. The towns of Castle Rock, Elizabeth or Parker are within 15 minutes. Castlewood Canyon State Park is nearby. The Colorado Horse Park is within 20 minutes.

Area and Acreage:
The area around Goose Ridge Ranch is known for dry farming hay production. In most years the area gets just enough moisture and the soil is good enough to produce large quantities of good quality hay. This deeded 35 acre property has perimeter and cross fencing. This area of Colorado is known as good horse ranch country. The Colorado Horse Park is only 20 minutes from Goose Ridge Ranch. The ranch also is within minutes of a number of different “Open Space” areas with public hiking, bicycling and horse tails. The ranch is very near Castlewood Canyon State Park. This area has rolling terrain with fantastic views of the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range from Walsenburg to Fort Collins. The area has good soil and adequate rain fall to have good dry land farming.

Climate:
Franktown, Colorado, gets 17 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 59 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 66. On average, there are 246 sunny days per year in Franktown, CO. The July high is around 86 degrees. The January low is 13. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 59 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Improvements:
The home on this ranch is a 6,300 square feet ranch style with a 3-car heated garage. The house is in excellent shape and has many extras. The house has a mother-in-law suite. There is a grand log entrance to the property and asphalt driveway. The yard around the home and down the driveway is well landscaped with flowerbeds and over 60 mature pine, aspen and cottonwood trees. The 9,000 square foot green lawn has an automatic sprinkler system. There is a water drip system for the trees. The 35 acres is perimeter fenced and cross fenced. Along the front of the property and down the driveway there is over one half mile of wood post and dowel fencing. The acreage is perimeter fenced and cross fenced. Water lines have been run to the different pastures. There is an 18′ X 25′ X 12′ hay barn and a 36′ X 48′ drive-through horse barn with stalls and walkout paddocks. In addition to these two barns there are a few animal shelters. Near the horse barn is an outdoor arena that is 96′ X 240′ with a clay base and 3″ sand cover.