Historic Colorado Ranch
Historic Ralston Ranch is one of the last large tracts of undeveloped land remaining along the I-70 corridor near Denver. This 780-acre ranch is less than 20 miles west of Denver and one mile south of I-70 interchange #253. Denver Mountain Parks and the exclusive mountain residential communities of Spring Ranch and Genesee adjoin the ranch. This is pristine wilderness with four creeks, forests, meadows and rock outcrops. Numerous home sites on ridge top meadows provide spectacular views of snow capped Mount Evans. Traces of the old Denver to Leadville wagon trail traverse the ranch. Miles of hiking, equestrian and cross country skiing trails meander through the woods and creek bottom. Large resident herds of elk and deer provide viewing or hunting opportunities. Abundantly watered and separately fenced pastures make this an ideal horse property or limited ranching operation. The owners currently run a small herd of cattle with barns, corrals and various sheds. A small old cabin has power and running water but would need to be refurbished for a caretaker residence. Ralston Ranch is the perfect park-like setting for someone wishing to build a secluded yet accessible personal ranch estate. Subdivision may also be possible.