6520 5300 Road, Olathe, Colorado, 81425
Located in one of the premiere ranching communities in Western Colorado, this 222-acre cattle ranch bordering BLM on its southern boundary is situated in arguably one of the most beautiful areas of Olathe, Colorado. Excellent hay production can be noted when entering the stack yard and cattle facilities at the Eastern entrance of the property. Cattle chutes, feed lot, and sorting areas are designed and built from steel pipe for functionality and hard use. The grazing acreage in the south portion of the property features a diverse terrain--from dry bluffs overlooking the larger pond, to small meadows and large cottonwood trees along the canal. Knowing your herd will have good feed and a flowing, steady water supply is rest assured. The two ponds, one being recently constructed, add functionality to this property as a potential hemp farm, many developed farms require a settling pond for irrigation systems. This ranch is plug and play with its water rights, improvements, and location bordering BLM.
With 112 +- shares of the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association water rights, this Colorado Ranch for Sale has more than enough water for its irrigated acreage. To the North of the sloping, varied terrain, the irrigated hay ground of the 222 acres easily produces three excellent cuttings of hay per year. Deep soils, good water rights, warm days, and cool nights are what the Olathe area is known for, producing great agriculture and crop land.
From wild ducks, geese, doves, pheasant, mule deer bucks, even Colorado elk, the roaming wildlife from the BLM lands adjacent add a significant hunting value. Waterfowl can be found drawn to the live water on the Uncompahgre canal, or feeding from the two large, developed ponds. The native pheasants love the russian olive trees and sage brush, and trophy mule deer bucks can be found regularly. The property has been leased to outfitters for its trophy hunting opportunities in the recent years. Although low in elevation, roaming herds of elk summering on the Uncompahgre Plateau frequent the lush ranches in the winter, giving almost a 100% opportunity to harvest in later seasons.
Development potential on this property is excellent. With availablility to purchase Tri-County water taps, and a 4" water line already installed along the ridge running north through an eastern portion of the property provides for potential beautiful home sites. With water taps, county road access from two sides, plenty of irrigation water, and utilities close by, this acreage has the means to develop into multiple parcels that could be sold as smaller, irrigated rachettes for equestrian buyers.
Whether it's downhill mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, or hunting, the Western Slope of Colorado is a haven for activities. With great fly fishing, lake fishing, camping, mountain recreation, hunting for big game and wild birds, or taking part in festivals, the growing valley has closeby hospitals and airports less than 25 minutes away, breweries, car dealerships, restaurants, boutiques, and large name-brand stores.