Acreage : 154
Address : 8017 CR 24 Walden, CO 80430
Years of sweat equity, thoughtful planning, and building quality improvements, have made Chedsey Creek Ranch a true gem in Northern Colorado. You name it, this ranch has it, including a custom full log home, two ponds, two creeks, hay meadows, and multiple metal outbuildings. Chedsey Creek Ranch is an easy 20 minute drive to the town of Walden, but has end-of-the-road privacy that provides the peace and quiet we're all seeking.
Chedsey Creek Ranch is located in Jackson County, also known as North Park. Jackson County is an amazing sub-alpine valley in Northern Colorado. North Park is home to the headwaters of the North Platte River and claim to fame is that is it known as the Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado. 1,600 square miles of untouched mountain scenery provides abundant opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts with elevations ranging from 7,800 feet to 13,000 feet. Chedsey Creek Ranch is less than an hour drive to Steamboat Springs, 90 min to Laramie, WY, and 2.5 hours to Fort Collins or Denver, CO.
The keystone piece of this unique ranch is the custom log home. The quality, design, and functionality are something everyone can appreciate. The 4,600 finished square feet is spread out over 3 levels and includes a huge master suite upstairs, walkout basement with office and bedroom, and a private living quarters / studio separated by an elevated breezeway. In addition, there is an attached 2 car garage and 2 separate covered patio areas. One of the patios is elevated and positioned so that Newcomb Creek literally flows underneath the enclosed patio. In addition to the log home, there are 8 separate metal outbuildings on the ranch, all built to be different sizes and customized for specific uses. There is no lack of covered and secure storage on this ranch, so bring your RV, tractors, boats, snowmobiles, collectable cars, trailers, and suplies. There is plenty of room for all of them!
Hunting / Fishing:
As you can see from the pictures, the amount, and variety, of fish and game that call this ranch home is exceptional! Moose, Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Beaver, and the occasional Antelope all frequent the ranch thanks to the lush meadows and a large amount of water. Speaking of water, the ranch has almost 2 miles worth of creeks flowing through the property, both of which hold native Brooke trout, as well as some Rainbows and Browns. If that wasn't enough, there are two ponds on the property that hold huge trout in them year-around. If big game hunting is your passion, Chedsey Creek Ranch is located in GMU 16, which is an Over-the-Counter unit for archery, 2nd, & 3rd rifle season Elk tags. This means you are guaranteed to be able to hunt Elk every year, on the ranch, and the surrounding National Forest.
The added bonus of being less than a mile from the Routt National Forest and Mt. Zirkel Wilderness allows you to explore hundreds of thousands of acres of public land. In addition, this property is within an hour of some of the most famous fisheries in Colorado, including Delaney Buttes, Lake John, the North Platte River, and an untold number of secluded high country lakes and streams.
The recreational opportunities available to the next owners of Chedsey Creek Ranch are almost limitless! In addition to the vast amount of hunting and fishing opportunities surrounding the ranch, North Park is also well known for its variety of recreational options. Whether you choose to do some world-class snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears Pass, backpack deep into the peaks of the Mt. Zirkle Wilderness area, or ride your horse through the rolling hills, North Park is called an outdoorsmen's paradise for a darn good reason!
While the recreational opportunities on and around this unique ranch are exceptional, we'd be remiss to not mention the agricultural attributes that help makes this a true "ranch". The current owners plan on transferring their extensive, and valuable, water rights to the next lucky owner of Chedsey Creek Ranch. These rights help keep the creeks & ponds full, as well as to irrigate +/- 80 acres of grass hay. The owner also has a grazing lease agreement with the neighbor to run cows on the land when they are coming on and off the National Forest. This help keep the property taxed at a low agricultural rate, as well as keeping the water and fences maintained. Finally, the owner is willing to transfer their mineral rights associated with the property.
It won't take you long to see that this property provides everything the classic Colorado ranch should. Quality improvements, live water, agricultural attributes, countless recreational opportunities, and last but not least, privacy. Qualified Buyers call Mike Callan today to schedule your own personal showing of this one-of-a-kind ranch.