Sanctuary Ridge Ranch

Berthoud , Colorado | Larimer County | 105 Acres

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The Sanctuary Ranch is an approximately 105 acre ranch that is a rare find along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Composed of several ridges and valleys, the native land is untouched and distinctive. It was recently platted into six 35+ acre parcels, three have been sold and three remain. They can be purchased individually or the entire 105acres can be purchased for spectacular trophy residence and private ranch. Inhabitants can relax with their coffee as the sunrise brightens the view stretching from Wyoming to Southern Colorado. The evening glass of wine is accented by the moon rising ahead of the millions of lights which will soon cover the Front Range like a shimmering carpet. Weekends are spent leisurely exploring the untouched beauty of your 105 plus acre private preserve. Come choose your place in the foothills overlooking the front range of Colorado.

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The ranch is located just 20 minutes from the Interstate 25 and Highway 56 exit. It is also located within 30 minutes of several major Northern Colorado cities, including the Metro Denver Area, Longmont, Loveland and Ft. Collins. Sanctuary Ridge Ranch is secretly nestled within the ridges and valleys of the foothills just 8 miles west of Berthoud, Colorado. Entrance into the property is on paved and maintained County roads.

Berthoud, known as “the garden spot of Colorado” is a small, quaint and historic community of approximately 5,000 people. There are several restaurants, shopping centers and conveniences. Ft. Collins, to the north is the county seat of Larimer County and has a population of over 130,000. Within an easy 30 minute drive of the ranch there is variety of fine shopping, dining and entertainment amenities. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is just a scenic 30 minute drive up the canyon to the west, where year round activities and diverse wildlife abound.


The approximate 105acres consists of a large grassy valley to the east, with numerous moss rock ridges on the east and west, scattered with mature pines, Mountain Mahogany, Wild Plum, Choke Cherry and Cottonwoods in the riparian areas. The ridges all have excellent views that can never be obstructed. There are many suitable building sites to choose from at each vista. One of the most unique sites lies on the south end and is enclosed within a one of a kind boxed canyon with rock walls, but still with an awesome view of the Front Range cities. It has ultimate privacy, at the end of the road. The vista from the premier ridge top site on the ranch is a breathtaking 360 degree view of not only the mountains, but the entire Front Range, as far as the eye can see. The west side of the property has an unobstructed view of the mountains and Back Range with several large meadows and building sites.


The Dry Creek flows year round into a small basin at the entrance of the ranch, before crossing under the maintained County Road. The creek nourishes the wild plum at the entrance. There is also a spring in the south canyon which seasonally forms a small waterfall and pools as it traverses down the canyon. The rock outcroppings at this site are beyond description.


Sanctuary Ridge Ranch has an abundance of wildlife year round. Most frequent and numerous are herds of mule deer, coyotes and rabbits. There are also elk, pheasant, quail, bobcat, eagles and occasionally moose. Birds of all kinds are abundant on this foothills ranch.

Minutes away to the west of the ranch is Carter Lake, an 1,100 acre reservoir that has full recreational facilities, including moorings, boat docks, a sail boat yacht club and a new visitor’s center. Primary activities on the lake are sailing, fishing, camping, hiking and power boating. Fishing opportunities include Trout, Walleye and Kokanee.

In addition, there are currently over 20 golf courses within 30 miles of Sanctuary Ridge Ranch. With Rocky Mountain National Park less than 30 minutes up the canyon, year round sporting and outdoor activities await. Ski resorts are as close as 45 minutes from the ranch.


In the past there have been a small number of cattle, horses or bison run on the acreage. The large valley to the east has all native grass and is well suited for horses and cattle. It has never been overgrazed.


The obvious option is a single landowner who is purchasing the entire parcel for their own private sanctuary, use and enjoyment. Having a sanctuary of over 105 acres to creating and build your own ranch or home exactly the way you want it. Undeveloped land in the Rocky Mountain Foothills with the unobstructed 360 degree views is an extraordinary find.


Property like the Sanctuary Ridge Ranch rarely exists within this proximity to the Front Range communities. It offers a very pristine, yet private retreat for a few exclusive individuals. The healthy mature trees, enchanting rock outcroppings, wildlife, privacy and close in location make this property one of a kind along the Northern Front Range.

TAXES for 2009: $63.93