The Bell Ranch Trust lands includes 137 acres of deeded lands together with 560 acres of grazing lease on State of Colorado lands. The property is located near US Highway 83 between Denver and Colorado Springs about 10 miles south of Franktown, Colorado. The property has been historically used for grazing purposes but, would make an excellent location for an equestrian/lifestyle property and could readily be divided to make multiple units. The lands have spectacular view of the Pikes Peak and the Front Range with easy access to Franktown or Castle Rock. Most recently, the Seller is offering the 57-acre tract separately.
Bell Ranch Trust would make an excellent location for an equestrian/lifestyle property and could readily be divided to make multiple units.
Broker(s): Ron Van Pelt
Comprising two parcels being 80 acres and 57 acres adjoined by 560 acres of State of Colorado grazing lands. The 80-acre tract adjoins Dahlberg Road on its western boundary offering excellent access. The 57-acre tract has an access easement to Highway 83 which is 3/4th of a mile to the east. The property is entirely grassland and can continue to operate as a combined grazing unit or subdivided in accordance with county and state regulations. The State of Colorado grazing lease is available to applicants whom qualify in accordance with the State Land Board requirements showing demonstratable ability to manage the grasslands.
The property has excellent location in southern Douglas County, Colorado and about 10 miles from Franktown, CO. The 80-acre tract adjoins Dahlberg Road, a well-maintained county gravel road just two miles south of the intersection of Lake Gulch Road and US Highway 83. The 57-acre tract has an access easement to Highway 83 which lies to the East approximately 3/4th of a mile. The property is located about 10 miles from Castle Rock, CO via Lake Gulch Road or 15 miles from Parker, CO via U S Highway 83.
The area consists of a mixture of larger ranches, many with Conservation Easements of them or smaller parcels, typically 35-acre tracts with a home and outbuildings. The area is considered a desirable living area and well known as equestrian country with excellent views and easily accessible to Denver or Colorado Springs. Franktown is the nearest town and offers minimal services. The County Seat of Douglas County is in Castle Rock, Colorado. Most services are offered either in Castle Rock which is 15 miles via Lake Gulch Road or Parker, CO which is 15 miles north on US Highway 83.
The 80-acre tract has an electric water well located on it. A well would need to be drilled on the 57-acre tract. The State of Colorado lands have a windmill and several earthen dams or water reservoirs for livestock drinking water. The deeded lands are underlain by the Denver Basin aquifer and that deep water could be adjudicated for future use.
The 137 deeded acres and 560 grazing lease could continue to be operated as a grazing unit by a qualified operator or the deeded lands could be subdivided into smaller parcels. By Colorado statute the lands can be subdivided into 35-acre tracts with anything smaller requiring approval of the Douglas County Planning and Zoning Department. The 57-acre tract is now available separately for $342,000.