Colorado Horse Ranch For Sale w/ Productive Hay and Poultry Operations

2111 West Black Canyon Road, Crawford, Delta County, Colorado 81415, USA
  • ID: 5367
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Sparkling clean & immaculate – those are the first words that come to your mind when you visit the Black Canyon farm. Located Just 5.6 miles Southwest of Crawford, Colorado, the 200-acre property sits on Fruitland Mesa, a broad mesa dotted with productive hay farms, ranches, and cabins. Just 8 miles South of the ranch is the dramatic and stunning North Rim of the Black Canyon. At 7,000 feet in elevation, the ranch enjoys sunny, cool summers and relatively mild winters. The area is known for growing outstanding grass/alfalfa horse hay that is prized all over the country for discerning horse owners.

This is a working farm with an outstanding set of improvements, starting with the 8,000-sq ft home. Built in 2004, the owners built it to LAST. The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a huge family room, and a walk-out basement, and 9-foot ceilings on the main floors and the upstairs. There is a spacious 2-car attached garage and an additional 3-car detached garage, a 60×80 machinery storage building, 40 x 112 hay barn, and a1680 sq ft 3BR 2BA modular home for a caretaker or ranch manager.

Quality Water Resources On A Colorado Ranch Property – This ranch is served by two domestic water taps with two large cisterns to capture and store overflow for up to 3 months’ use. The ranch has 3,800 shares of Fruitland Mesa irrigation water to serve the five sideroll sprinklers and 100 irrigated acres. There is a commercial well that services the two chicken barns, built in 2016.  Both large barns are 29,400 sq ft, (58,500 sq ft total), with a 2,500 sq ft headquarters. The water is gravity fed and the ranch has its own headgate. Irrigation water is delivered at 65 psi for reliable hay irrigation. For those of you unfamiliar with hayfield irrigation, pressurized water is highly efficient and is very preferable to outmoded gated pipe and earthen ditch flood irrigation.

Wildlife And Views On A Colorado Ranch – Fruitland Mesa is known for outstanding mule deer hunting, producing trophy-quality bucks. This farm is in the heart of Unit 63, some of the best hunting in western Colorado. The north end of the farm has pinyon-juniper bedding habitat that attracts mule deer. On occasion, elk inhabit the ranch, particularly during the winter months, but sometimes during hunting season as well. The ranch has stunning views of the nearby West Elks mountain range to the East, as well as the Grand Mesa to the North and the Uncompaghre Plateau to the west. Snow coverage is fairly light during the winter, but the nearby mountains provide good irrigation water through most of the summer and sometimes as late as mid-September.

Hay Production, Horse Pasture, Sheep and Goats – This farm has excellent soil, good water rights and is set up to FARM. Historically the farm has produced between 400 & 500 tons of top-quality grass/alfalfa hay per year on 100 acres, which is fenced with 8′ game fencing to avoid game damage. Currently the owner is raising highly prized performance horses & pasture-raised chickens. Separate from the hayfields are the horse, goat and sheep pastures. There are a 12×40 and a 12×20 horse sheds that are currently being used for sheep and goats.

There is the option to purchase the property with a lease in place for the chicken barns & pasture raised chicken operations. Contact listing agent for more information.

Option to purchase in separate packages

1. Two Chicken Barns + 120 acres (to be surveyed off) – $2,800,000

This 120 acres and chicken barns can be purchased with a lease to begin at closing. Contact listing agent for details on lease options.

2. Home, Modular home, outbuildings, barns, garage, & 80 acres – $1,450,000