J C Cross Ranch
Colorado operating grass hay production ranch and horse property
The J C Cross Ranch, an operating grass hay production ranch and horse property with 255 acres of irrigated farm ground, is located on the northern Colorado Front Range with unobstructed Rocky Mountain views. 185 acres are irrigated by two pivot sprinklers producing an average of 500-550 tons of hay annually, depending on moisture conditions. A 1 1/2 story, three-bedroom, two-bath Cape Cod farm house built in 1998 has 2,156 sq. ft. of open-concept living space and additional improvements include a 50′ x 120′ x 18′ steel building with a 16′ lean-to which is currently used for hay storage, 49′ x 120′ x 18′ steel hay storage building, 60′ x 104′ Cleary building with 24′ lean-tos off each side with tack room and space for vehicle and equipment storage, indoor and outdoor arenas, 36′ x 40′ Cleary building with a one-bedroom bunkhouse with kitchen, living room and bath, two round pens, and working cattle facilities. J C Cross Ranch owns 260 acres of Henrylynn Irrigation District providing approximately 104 acre feet of allocated water, has an additional 5-acre building site and 250 acres of the 255 total acre ranch in a conservation easement which allows the home to double in size.
Location and Climate:
J C Cross Ranch is located in Keenesburg, Colorado, approximately 40 miles northeast of Denver, 20 miles east of Ft. Lupton, 30 miles southeast of Greeley and 30 minutes from Denver International Airport. The ranch is close to endless entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities in and around Denver and is a quick drive to the best hospitals, medical centers, schools and universities available in Northern Colorado.
A charming small town proud of their community involvement and rich in a agricultural heritage, Keenesburg has a population of 1,100 and is the ideal rural, front range location to own and operate a ranch and agricultural production business while enjoying a quiet country lifestyle.
Keenesburg average summer temperatures are in the 70s and average winter temperatures are in the 20s. The warmest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 88 degrees Fahrenheit and the coldest month of the year is January with an average low temperature of 12 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature variations between night and day can be relatively big during the summer and winter months with a difference up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation at Keenesburg is 14 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year but the wettest month is May, producing approximately 2 – 2.5 inches. Northern Colorado receives 250 – 275 sunny days per year.
The J C Cross Ranch is the ideal cattle operation and agricultural production ranch located just five miles from Interstate 76 in Keenesburg , Colorado. Less than one hour from Denver International Airport and downtown Denver where choices for entertainment, dining, and shopping is endless, the J C Cross Ranch is the ideal investment property that currently operates to provide a comfortable, country living lifestyle with big city conveniences close at hand.