Looking for Distinctive Colorado Cattle/Hunting Ranches that Have it All?
Citadel Ranch is one of the premier Colorado cattle/hunting ranches found anywhere. It offers a mild climate and unmatched resources. Although the ranch is completely outfitted for cattle operations and horses, this impressive large ranch is noted as one of the best all-around hunting ranches in the American West. Expect to find trophy elk hunting along with bighorn sheep, antelope, mule deer, turkey, and bear.
This extraordinary mountain ranch also features potential for more development. Take these fantastic improvements and carve out the ranch or development of your dreams.
- 17,520 acres (14,800+/minus deeded)
- 300 irrigated acres
- copious water resources
- two huge lodges and to manager homes
- 38,000 square foot indoor arena
- complete cattle facilities
- potential equestrian operations
As one of our finest Colorado ranches for sale, Citadel Ranch features many life zones. Ranch boundaries reach from the grasslands to the east (about 6800-foot elevations) all the way to the Rocky Mountains.
At 10,000-foot elevations on its western edge, the contiguous property peaks in the forests of Silver Mountain. Part of the southern Sangre de Cristo range, Silver Mountain reaches 10,525 feet. Gold and silver deposits have been discovered in the Mountain; hence the name La Veta or “mineral vein.”.
Offering its own seclusion, this magnificent Colorado ranch is also wonderfully accessible. It is five miles north of La Veta, an artistic hub of under 1000 residents. From US Highway 160, the ranch is only 10 miles from Interstate 25 and 45 minutes from Pueblo. Denver International Airport lies about 2.50 hours north of Citadel Ranch.
Horseback riding is a perfect way to take in the gigantic panoramic Western vistas on the ranch. Miles of riding trails and a spectacular riding arena set the stage for unlimited recreational opportunities in the area.
For example, the extraordinary hunting ranch takes you through gorgeous forests and mountain reaches. Bull elk over 350 inches are common, and they are especially stunning within a heard numbering over 500. In the grasslands over pronghorn antelope and in the pinon and Juniper trophy mule deer. The ranch comes with landowner tags for pronghorn and mule deer. This is also the best hunting unit four Big Horn sheep.
At this huge cattle ranch can support 500 cow/calf pairs throughout the year. Cattle improvements are fully in place. There are well-equipped barns, corrals, and other outbuildings. The owners have it fenced and cross fenced. The pastures are accessible via roads. In addition, Citadel Ranch obtained exclusive grazing and recreational leases on adjacent State land that may also be available to new owners.
Outstanding Water Resources
At Citadel Ranch in Southern Colorado, the excellent water resources add tremendous value. All year round, the North Abeyta Creek flows through the ranch land for miles. Many other water resources have been developed and some trophy trout ponds could be in the future. • There are two reservoirs, one full of trophy trout.
- Irrigation is possible through valuable senior water rights.
- Windmills fill the supply tanks which are all around the ranch.
Citadel Ranch has it all! To find out more about Citadel Ranch and similar Colorado cattle/hunting ranches for sale, contact Dave Harrigan or Hunter Harrigan at Harrigan Land Company at (800) 524-1818. Specializing in large ranch and recreational properties in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.