Cedarwood Ranch

Cedarwood Ranch

Pueblo County Colorado
Cedarwood Ranch
ID: 54566
Status: New Listing
Price: $3,450,000
Acres: 2,256±
Price Per Acre: $1,529
Address: 2900 Cedarwood Rd
City, State: Colorado City, Colorado
County: Pueblo County
ZIP Code: 81069
Presented By: Blayne St. James

Property Description

Cedarwood Ranch is a unique trophy Elk, Mule Deer, and Antelope hunting property located in Southern Colorado.  The blend of rolling prairies, Cedar filled draws, and many water sources provide the habitat needed to attract Big Game to the property.  A unique Plains rifle season for Bull Elk (OTC tags) begins during the tail-end of the rut and runs 6 weeks long.  There is a 5-month long cow Elk season, and easy to draw Mule Deer and Antelope tags, which makes this a very rare hunting ranch.  Both archery and rifle hunting set up well on the 2,896± total acres (2,256± deeded acres / 640± recreational lease acres), and since this ranch is a larger parcel for the area, it attracts area Big-Game given the beneficial habitat. In addition, the small game is abundant with fantastic Dove hunting. There are options to further preserve the ranch, or to develop the ranch using the building envelopes or the plotted development parcel if that would be of interest.

There are multiple natural water sources on the property including seasonal creek beds.  Several permitted wells, ponds, gravity water tanks and a 10,000-gallon holding tank provide ample water.  Open prairie grasses benefit the wildlife, and cattle grazing has been leased to an area farmer.  Just West of the rolling terrain on the property there are beautiful views of the prominent Spanish Peaks and Greenhorn Mountains, especially during sunset.

In addition to hunting on the property, the area offers lots of outdoor recreation like hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, and golfing.  Colorado City, CO provides basic supplies, restaurants, and hotels.  Pueblo, CO is located 33 miles to the North and offers larger city amenities such as hospitals, school, and a regional airport (Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport are located further to the North). There is also shopping, festivals, sporting events, and music events as several venues.


 

PROPERTY ATTRIBUTES

  • 2,256± Deeded acres
  • 640± acres Recreational Lease
  • Hunting for trophy Mule Deer, Antelope, and Elk
  • Unique 6-week long Bull Elk rifle season (Oct. 12- Nov. 24, 2024) with OTC tags
  • Easy to obtain hunting tags for Mule Deer and Antelope
  • Property qualifies for the Landowner Preference Program for Mule Deer and Antelope
  • Permitted water wells and 10,000-gallon water tank
  • 13 gravity water tanks
  • Ranch House (2 bed / 1 bath)
  • Power and phone line on property
  • Rolling terrain with Cedars and Pinon draws
  • Cattle grazing for potential income stream (* contact agent for details)
  • Native grasses for livestock and wildlife feed

PARCELS

  • 2,256± Deeded acres
  • 640± acres-Recreational Lease acres
  • 233± acres (3 parcels) bordering the East side of the Recreational Lease
  • 1,696± acres Conservation Easements (1,094± and 602± acres)
  • 79± acres Building Envelopes (39±acres and 41±acres)
  • 223± acres Platted development on the Eastern half (Labeled as Cedarwood View Estates) of the property containing thirteen 5±acre lots with 158±acres of open space. Lots of options to either break up the ranch or keep it as one large parcel!

RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

HUNTING

  • Game Management Unit 128
  • Hunting for Trophy Mule Deer, Elk, and Pronghorn.  Also great hunting for Dove and Small Game.
  • Mule Deer: The property holds trophy caliber Mule Deer from the archery through the rifle seasons.  There is plenty of feed for the Mule Deer herds, and the water sources and bedding cover give them the habitat they require.

    • Property qualifies for Landowner Preference Program; and has received 3 Mule Deer vouchers in the past.  Hunting Tags could also be obtained through Colorado CPW state draw (*contact agent for more specific draw odds for residents and non-residents)
    • Archery (October 1-25 & November 6 – December 31, 2024): Tags are issued throught the Colorado State Draw
    • Muzzleloader (October 12-20, 2024): Tags are issued throught the Colorado State Draw
    • Rifle (October 26 – November 5, 2024): Tags are issued throught the Colorado State Draw

  • Antelope: Herds of Antelope are on the ranch with quality Bucks present, including B&C caliber bucks. [A buck killed on the ranch last year placed 1st in Colorado Bowhunter's Association annual awards]  The terrain sets up great for both archery and rifle hunting with open grass prairie and cover from the Cedar and Pinons.

    • Property qualifies for Landowner Presence Program; and has received 3 Antelope vouchers in the past.  Tags could also be obtained through Colorado CPW state draw (*contact agent for more specific draw odds for residents and non-residents)
    • Archery (August 15- September 20, 2024): OTC tags
    • Muzzleloader (September 21-29, 2024): Tags are issued throught the Colorado State Draw
    • Rifle (October 5-13, 2024): Tags are issued throught the Colorado State Draw

  • Elk: There are quality bulls rutting on the property during the archery, muzzleloader, and rifle season.  A unique Plains rifle season (Oct. 12- Nov. 24, 2024) for Bull only provides a longer than normal rifle hunt beginning during the tail end of the rut, and the tags are OTC.  The water sources and feed on the property attract the Elk, and the herds use the area through the late winter. The C-List tags for the 5-month long Cow Elk season are a great way for family and friends to enjoy the property as well.

    • Archery (September 2-30, 2024):  OTC tags
    • Muzzleloader (September 14-22, 2024): Tags are draw only (*contact agent for specific draw odds)
    • Plains Bull Elk Rifle (October 12- November 24, 2024): OTC
    • Cow Only Rifle (C-list tags // September 1, 2024- January 31, 2025): *Contact agent for more details.

AREA RECREATION

If you are looking for recreational activities outside of hunting on the ranch, Hollydot Golf Course in Colorado City is an 18-hole public course with scenic mountain views to its West. If you want to go fishing, the nearest lake is Lake Beckwith, which is fully stocked and you can bring a boat with an electric trolling motor (no gas-powered engines), kayak, or paddle-boards. You could also try your luck on Greenhorn or Graneros Creek which are both on the outskirts of Colorado City. However, if you do want to break out the big boat, the nearest and best place to go for standard boating is about an hour North at Pueblo Reservoir which is known for its black crappie, bluegill, blue catfish, and bass fishing.

If you're seeking a mountain retreat, San Isabel National Forest is a short 20-mile drive from your front door which provides great camping, hiking, ATV trails, mountain biking, and backpacking. Skiing is not Southern Colorado's strong suit, but if you're really itching to hit the slopes, the nearest ski areas are going to be 125 miles (Monarch Ski Area) or 195 miles away (Wolf Creek Ski Area).


LAND

  • Rolling prairie with multiple draws and seasonal creek bottoms
  • Native grasses in open areas with Cedars and Pinons in draws
  • Open views of the mountain ranges to the West (Spanish Peaks and Greenhorn Mountains)
  • Portion of property is currently leased for grazing (*contact agent for more specifics)
  • The terrain features mainly Cedars and Pinons as well as some canyon land, but the terrain is flat throughout most of the property. Access can be gained year-round thanks to a well-maintained county road that goes through the property. The property has a variety of grasses (such as Gramma, Crusted Wheat, Smooth Brome, Tall Wheat, and Lincoln Smooth Brome), to provide for livestock or game.

ACCESS

Year-round access off of Cedarwood Road and Elk Lane


WATER

  • Multiple Wells
  • Water tanks, dirt tanks and seasonal ponds
  • 10,000-gallon water storage tank (fed from wells)

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Ranch House, 1,061± sq. ft. (2 bed/1 bath)
  • Garage and shop
  • Outbuildings throughout property
  • Wells, Water Storage, Power, and Phone Line
  • Corrals, Loadout Chute, Grain Bins
  • The Ranch also has a platted development called Cedarwood View Estates with 13, five-acre lots, each of which is permitted to have one water well. Each lot has access to 158± acres of open space, and presents a great opportunity for future income. The Ranch falls under the Rye fire protection district, and phone/power are right on the property border so they are ready to be set up at your discretion. The nearest airport with commercial flights is Colorado Springs Airport, about 75 miles away, or 33 miles away for private flights at the Pueblo Airport.

LOCATION

  • Colorado City (13 miles)- Gas, Restaurants, Hotels, Supplies
  • Pueblo (33 miles)- 110,000 est. pop. (Hospital and Pueblo Memorial Airport)
  • Colorado Springs Airport (COS) (75 miles)
  • Denver International Airport (DIA) (160 miles)

The ranch sits just outside of Colorado City, which has a current population of just over 2,000. Colorado City is known for its uncharacteristically green summers, and a more temperate climate in the fall, winter, and spring. Old Colorado City (current day Colorado Springs) was laid claim to in 1859 and was meant to serve as a hub for nearby mining outfitters in the Pikes Peak region, and served as the capital of the Colorado Territory for five days at which point it was moved to Denver due to its unsatisfactory accommodations. The town population declined soon after which turned Colorado City into a watering hole because of its many saloons, opium dens, brothels, and the occasional skirmish with Native tribes. Because of the unsavory environment that Colorado City provided in the late 1800s, it was annexed and relocated 70 miles South to where it currently sits today as a cozy small town.

 

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