An Exclusive Colorado Legacy Ranch
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Co-listed with M4 Ranch Group
Wolf Springs Ranch is a treasure that took the Seller years to assemble through small purchases and public land trades which blocked up this marvelous land holding. The 55,486-deeded-acre ranch is a sportsman’s paradise outfitted with plenty of natural resources, production capabilities, and magnificent scenery along the eastern face of the continental divide. Abundant water from several streams, reservoirs and springs support a resident elk herd with 350 plus bulls, plentiful mule deer and pronghorn antelope. The ranch has first-class improvements and includes an established American Bison herd, Angus cow herd and equipment, with over 3,370 acres of irrigable water rights. The ranch is in an excellent location, just 10 miles to the Silver West jet-accessible airport and under a two-hour drive to Colorado Springs. At a time when larger ranches are disappearing, this true legacy ranch is offered whole or in three parts.
Wolf Springs Ranch is set along the eastern front of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south-central Colorado, sixteen miles south of Westcliffe and 40 miles northwest of Walsenburg. State Highway 69 runs through the northeast portion of the ranch providing good year around paved road access. Denver is a three-hour drive and Colorado Springs is a two-hour drive from the ranch. The jet-accessible Silver West Airport is located 15 miles north of the ranch and features a 7,000’ x 55’ paved runway at 8,300’ elevation and offers private jet charter transportation. The ranch borders two different national forests on opposite sides including the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area.
The majority of the ranch lies in Huerfano County. Its county seat, Walsenburg, is located on Interstate 25, the main central north/south route through Colorado. The principle trade area for the ranch is Westcliffe, the county seat of Custer County, a rural community of 4,000 residents that has a charming small town feel with a thriving art scene, several historical attractions and numerous shops and restaurants. Custer County, created in 1877, was named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer who died the previous year, and was the site of a major silver rush during the 1870s.
Situated on the east side of the Continental Divide at the south end of the Wet Mountain Valley, the ranch enjoys a four-season climate with good moisture on an average year. The climate is ideal; cool and clear with average winter low temperatures of 10 degrees and average winter highs of 43 degrees. The area has 300+ days of sunshine per year with low summer average temperatures of 40 degrees and average highs of 78 degrees. Fall is the most beautiful season with golden aspen groves intermixed in the lush pine forests against the backdrop of snow that crowns the mountains surrounding Wolf Springs Ranch.
Wolf Springs Ranch
Colorado - Huerfano/Custer Counties - Westcliffe
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