At Auction – Republican River Ranches
Parcels were auctioned September 16, 2009
Download Auction Brochure: Republican River Ranches – Wray/Laird, CO
The Republican River Ranches are in two units encompassing 5,651 total acres with a collection of 39 individual ranch properties. The Laird Unit is located just east of Wray, Colorado with parcels ranging in size from 35 acres to 596 acres. The Wray Unit borders the city limits of Wray ranging in size from 7 to 328 acres. Each individual ranch parcel has its own unique characteristics including rolling hills, open prairie or slightly wooded vistas, several with river and water rights, and can be purchased separately or together with other parcels.
The ranches are located in eastern Colorado in the rural farming and ranching community of Wray and are situated in a scenic valley along the banks of the Republican River. Wray is located in the far eastern portion of Colorado at the point where Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska meet. Wray is 143 miles east of Greeley via State Highway 34, 150 miles northeast of Denver and is 56 miles north of Burlington, Colorado with a population of approximately 3,600.
Area and Climate:
Recognized as the “Recreational Hub of the High Plains”, the town of Wray, with a population of 2,200, has a lot to offer individuals searching for a slower-paced, community-centered lifestyle who enjoy having the convenience of Denver luxuries and amenities close by. The perfect place to raise a family or retire, Wray is a charming, safe and clean historic community with an agricultural-based economy and hosts annual Country Fair and Rodeos, Chili and BBQ Cook-Offs, and Holiday Festivals. There is a Municipal Airport, Senior Citizen Center, Hospital with Rehabilitation and Trauma Center, Library, Museum, Community College, Schools, Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9-Hole Golf Course and Country Club along with many surrounding lakes and parks offering year-round recreation activities for just about everyone. A long range of grassy sand hills stretch north and south from the town providing picturesque buttes, rock cliffs, canyons and abundant wildlife species for those interested in enjoying nature and scenic beauty. The town of Wray rests in the high plains valley of Yuma County at an elevation of 3,566 ft. and encompasses 3 square miles. Yuma County, with a total area of 2,369 square miles, receives 17” of rain, 22” of snowfall, 60 days of measurable precipitation and 260 sunny days per year, on average. The July high temperature is around 90 degrees and the January low is 15 degrees, on average.
5,651 acres offered for auction:
Parcel 1: 161+/- acres bordering the town of Wray with Holy Joe Creek frontage.
Parcel 2: 5+/- acres with city street acees and electric to the property.
Parcel 3: 9+/- acres is an ideal home site with views, city Wray utilities, services and grass pasture.
Parcel 4: 70+/- acres with substantial Holy Joe Creek frontage.