Colorado Development Land For Sale on I-70
Located right off Interstate 70, this rare Colorado land offering with immense development potential has countless potential uses. Adjacent to Exit 62 off the Interstate, this property has ideal proximity to Exit 62, as well as the frontage road, US Highway 6, running along the South/East property boundaries. Comprising of 175 total deeded acres, the property contains diverse terrain suitable for many uses. Along the frontage road is flat, highly visible, and easily accessible land. Moving past this acreage to the North is four large ponds developed from previous gravel mining on the property, and large, open meadows that front the Colorado River.
Whiskey’s for Drinking, Water’s for Fighting. In the West, water is one of the most precious resources. It’s important when looking at development and irrigated acreage to research the water rights and decree, as well as the strength and priority of the water right. This ranch has impressive water rights. Served directly out of the Colorado River from a headgate just upstream, the Larkin Ditch, with 90 shares total, running approximately 25 cfs of water, supplies substantial water resources to the property. With 6 total shares from the ditch, the water allotment easily fills the four ponds on the property, with the rule of thumb each share irrigates approximately 10 acres of land. The supplemental Blue Stone Ditch, runs approximately 80 cfs, with 2,000 shares total, irrigates pastures around the ranch house, totaling around 15 acres. The ranch owns 15 shares of the Blue Stone Ditch, with 1 share of this ditch providing enough to irrigate one acre.
The four ponds were mined for gravel resources, and have depths of up to approximately 20 feet, where the gravel mining hit bedrock. The Western portion of the property also holds gravel reserves, however, was never mined due to being in agricultural production at the time. The permit could be expanded and renewed in the future to expand to this area if desired.
The property is adjacent to US Highway 6, the frontage road running along I-70, where the utilities for the areas around De Beque. City water, natural gas, and electricity can all be found along this frontage road.
Experienced Waterfowl hunters know that open water in flyways will always be a desirable hunting area for several waterfowl species. In the eye of hunting, this ranch property has multiple options to utilize year-round water assets for winter and early spring waterfowl hunting. With the Western boundary of the property having Colorado River frontage, blind locations are numerous. With the installation of aeration, the large ponds would be ideal hunting locations for winter waterfowl hunting, and the adjacent open fields if planted with a feed crop would attract geese and other fowl.
The river frontage area is ideal for a river float take-out area. Many floaters will drop in upstream, and pull from the river in areas like Parachute and Silt. Making a launch & pickup ramp available downriver from those areas would allow for longer fishing & recreation trips, and bring traffic to the property.
The ranch has components. Grazing land, a historic home, outbuildings, corrals, fencing, cattle setup, as well as ponds & land adjacent to frontage road for possible commercial or industrial use. The property could lend itself as a possible lake front homes development.
Riverfront acreage and open land with nearby utilities provides for Potential RV park or other use. Easy access from frontage road to county road has two county maintained
175 acres for sale adjacent to Interstate 70 has many uses and development scenarios. Plentiful water rights, river frontage, easy access to the highway, utilities adjacent to the property and installed, make this an ideal property for a mixed-use development. Adjacent to the city of De Beque, the city limits are along the Northern property boundary, and the property could be annexed into the city.
Gary Hubbell, ALC
Jake Hubbell, ALC