Silver Mountain Ranch Colorado

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Sold $26,550,000.00 Sold - Cattle Ranch, Horse Property, Hunting Ranch, Sold Ranch
15000 Acres 10 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms 4 Garages
 
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Silver Mountain Ranch Colorado: One of the largest ranches in the highly scenic Cuchara Valley of southern Colorado, 15,000-acre Silver Mountain Ranch is a wildlife and horse-lover’s dream property. Stretching from the 6800-foot sweeping grasslands in the east to over 10,000 feet on the forested slopes of Silver Mountain in the west, this ranch encompasses numerous life zones that are perfectly suited for several species of big game, including elk, mule deer, pronghorn and most notably, the coveted Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.

Fully equipped as a cattle operation, Silver Mountain Ranch can support 600 cow/calf animal units throughout the year. Approximately 300 irrigated acres fully support the cattle operation, along with two reservoirs, stock tanks, a year-round stream, windmills and well-equipped barns, corrals and other outbuildings.

Recreationally, Silver Mountain Ranch is ideally situated for both equestrian and hunting operations. A 38,000 square-foot riding arena is a showpiece on this ranch, and miles of riding are available in every direction on the ranch. The ranch has been managed carefully for hunting values, and bull elk over 350 inches are common and herds can number up to 1000 animals. Pronghorn antelope favor the grasslands, and animals of Boone and Crockett calibre can be found. Trophy mule deer over 180 inches find the pinion and juniper forest on the western part of the ranch to be an ideal year-round home. The bighorn sheep hunting unit here (S-50) is considered by many to be Colorado’s best, and trophy rams live on the rocky crags of Silver Mountain on the ranch.

Four homes are included on this property, including the owner’s home, manager’s home and two custom 6,000 square foot log homes. Currently completely unencumbered by conservations easements, the ranch offers many more homesites, most with inspiring views of the rugged Spanish Peaks to the south. A 31-parcel subdivision on the property is already fully approved.

Only ten miles west from Interstate 25 via US Highway 160, the ranch is unusually accessible. Even Denver is only 2.5 hours away, and Pueblo is only a 45-minute drive. One of Colorado’s great small towns for art lovers, La Veta, is but five miles south of the ranch.

In short, Silver Mountain Ranch is a classic southern Colorado property that contains a world of potential for horses, cattle, big game and wise development. Ranches of this size are nearly extinct in Colorado; Silver Mountain Ranch can preserve a slice of southern Colorado with the remarkable values that it offers in abundance.

Harrigan Land Company represented the buyer.

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