Buffalo Ridge Ranch

Buffalo Ridge Ranch

This Property Has Sold

Dave Banzhaf represented the Seller

Overview

This expansive Cattle Ranch offers 855 acres of productive grassland featuring mature stands of Ponderosa Pines, interesting rock outcroppings, stock ponds, windmills and majestic views of Pikes Peak, the Sangre De Cristo’s and the Spanish Peaks.  Deer, pronghorn, turkey, mountain lion and the occasional elk call this sprawling Ranch home.

Opportunities for a new owner of this property include a working Cattle Ranch, Horse property, secluded private retreat or off grid enclave.  The Seller currently has established clientele for his Natural Beef. There is electric power into the Ranch provided by Mountain View Electric.  The line comes into the Northeastern parcel where the small barn is located.

The Buffalo Ridge Ranch has year around access via a private gravel road off of Ridge Road, a County maintained gravel Road.  The property is cross fenced and well managed.

Given its natural beauty and ample resources, the Buffalo Ridge Ranch is without question an excellent candidate for a Conservation Easement.

The Ranch is a true Sanctuary in the Great American West.  Private, yet accessible.  This is your opportunity to own the working Ranch you’ve always dreamed of operating and enjoying.

Acreage / Description

The Ranch is comprised of two bordering parcels.  The Northwest parcel is approximately 480 acres and is bordered by State land on it’s Southwest corner.  The Southeast parcel is approximately 375 acres. Many of the surrounding Ranches are under Conservation Easement which will serve to protect the rural integrity of the Ranch and adjoining properties for generations to come.  Much of the Ranch is undulating grassland comprised of Native Prairie, Buffalo, Grama and Brome grasses in excellent condition.  There are four stock ponds on the property as well as an intermittent stream on part of the property.  The two wells are operational and are currently set up with stock watering tanks.  The Seller owns mineral rights of approximately 268 MAF which he will sell separately .  Mature Ponderosa Pines and some Austrian Pines, line the ravines on the property creating a thriving habitat for the Turkey and Deer.   There are several good building sites which are protected by mature trees that offer expansive views of the Front Range.  Without question, these building sites offer a tranquil and pastoral setting for a new owner’s custom designed home.

Terms include possible Owner carry with a minimum of 30% down.

Wildlife and Recreation

Deer, turkey and pronghorn are plentiful on the ranch and in the area in general. Given its interesting terrain, this Ranch is an ideal place to spend the day on horseback enjoying the scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountains.   Seldom will you spend a day on the property without seeing pronghorn on the horizon or turkey feeding in the wooded areas.   The ranch is in GMU 105.

The Colorado State Land Board rates this area at 3.3 acres per AUM & NRCS rates this area between 30-40 acres per AU.  Local Ranchers rate the area somewhere closer to 11-20acres per AU.  Seller has run up to 60 head

Water Rights and Resources

The property contains two windmills: permit # 247936 & 247937 and 4 stock ponds.

Improvements

There is a small barn on the property which currently serves as hay and tractor storage.  There is an operational cattle pen near the barn.  An operational windmill is nearby which is currently supplemented by an electric pump which operates the well.  There are two windmills on the property.

Weather

Average annual precipitation is 15-18inches.

Average winter temperature is 29 degrees.

Average summer temperature is 74 degrees.

Taxes

Taxes on the parcels were $217.36 and $144.48 respectively.

Summary

This is solid investment opportunity for the buyer interested in finding a productive grazing operation that also offers hunting, ponds, two adjudicated wells and incredible natural beauty. This ranch could also be turned into an excellent off grid retreat for family and friends.  The Seller will offer owner-financing (for qualified buyers) and will consider reasonable offers. 

Property Specifications

  • ELBERT COUNTY – EAST OF KIOWA
  • 855 ACRES
  • ELEVATION: ~6,500′
  • TWO WELLS
  • THREE STOCK PONDS
  • PRODUCTIVE GRAZING OPERATION
  • PRIVATE, YET ACCESSIBLE
  • ABUNDANT WILDLIFE

SUCCESSFULLY MARKETED & SOLD!