Country horse ranch on 24 acres in Weld County, Colorado. Over 20 acres of irrigated pasture for grazing and/or haying. The nicely appointed home has over 3,800 square feet, finished. Barn includes four stalls, hay storage and tack room. Ranch has a 100’ by 200’ outdoor arena and 60’ round pen area. All fencing is pipe and cable. The layout of the ranch would allow it to be used for any horse activity, including roping, cutting horses and working cow horse. Over 100 trees are planted on this ranch. Water and ditch shares sell with property.
Broker(s): Karen Mikkelson
Located in unincorporated Weld County, Colorado, the ranch is approximately five miles northwest of Greeley. Weld County is the third largest agricultural producer in the United States. It also leads in Colorado, being the largest in cattle, grain and sugar beet production. Although rural, Fort Collins and the North Metro Denver area are within a 30 minute drive. Coming from the north or south on I-25, take Exit 262, go east on Hwy 392. Travel approximately 12.5 miles to County Road 33. Turn left and travel 1 mile north to County Road 70. Right on County Road 70. The ranch is at the end of a private road a half a mile down on the left.
ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION:
The land is fairly flat with a slight slope to the west, affording nice views of the Rocky Mountains. The pastures have been over seeded with select and native grasses, fertilized and are irrigated. The soil is a sandy loam, with good drainage. The farms surrounding the property produce primarily alfalfa, corn and sugar beets. Since purchasing the property in 2005, the owners have annually planted trees and shrubs of various heights. These plantings are all on drip irrigation. In addition to the landscaping at the house, there are well over 100 evergreen and deciduous trees. The concrete irrigation ditch runs along the entire length of the east side of the property, just outside the fence line. A conservation easement is in place on 19 acres of the pasture area. The property is fenced and cross fenced, with all perimeter fencing being pipe and cable set in concrete.
WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES:
One share of Larimer & Weld Irrigation and two shares of Lucas Lateral ditch rights sell with the ranch. Historically, this has been more than ample to irrigate the pastures and plantings. The house and livestock water is supplied by North Weld Water District.
House: The home consists of over 3,800 square feet finished, with approximately another 700 square feet of unfinished area in the walk out lower level. Every room, in the three-bedroom, four-bath home is ample in size. On the main level, the majority of the floors are hickory, as are the cabinets and trim work. The master bath and entry inset is all smooth slate, as well as the bathroom countertops. The kitchen has granite countertops, two ovens, an eating area and is designed to accommodate two cooks. A large deck is attached to the kitchen. The home also has an over-sized two bay garage, mud room, office, dining room and a lower level recreation room. The 2 other bedrooms are on the lower level. The area around the home is nicely landscaped and has a full sprinkler and irrigation system. The back yard is also fenced in 5’ high wrought iron. The front grazing pasture for horses can be viewed from the master, great room, recreation room, back yard and decks.
Barn: The metal barn is a total of 2,350 square feet. Inside the barn are four well constructed stalls, each having an interior door and an exterior door to a large turn out pen. That pen connects to the front pasture and the arena, via gates. There is an enclosed and insulated tack and med room inside the barn, along with a large indoor hay storage area. Two oversized sliding doors on the barn allow for drive through access.
Other Structures and Features: There is an additional holding pen for cattle (or horses) with a three sided shed. This is adjacent to the horse turn out and the arena, making the entire livestock area very workable. To the east of the barn is a 60’ round pen area, trailer and equipment parking area, along with a fenced garden. The circular driveway through this area makes it easy to move trucks and equipment through this area.
$1,962 for 2010
This 24-acre ranch is very well planned and constructed. From the custom home to the location of the outbuildings and roads. It is in a great rural ranch setting, with end of the road privacy, yet close to all services and amenities of the city.