A VALUABLE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO CATTLE AND HUNTING RANCH
The South Place Ranch is a valuable cattle ranch and hunters paradise. Its 5,801 secluded acres are completely private with NO public access, NO conservation easement, and NO state land. This beautiful ranch is located in an area of Southeastern Colorado known for its vastness, trophy hunting, high weaning weight calves, as well as its historical, geological, and archaeological sites.
Located 10 miles north of Kim, Colorado, 33 miles south of La Junta, 180 miles northwest of Amarillo, and 221 miles south of Denver, this canyon land ranch offers unparalleled beauty and seclusion. Located in hunting unit 136, the ranch has been lightly hunted and well managed for the last 20 years. It is surrounded on two sides by ranches enrolled in Ranching For Wildlife, which are also encumbered by perpetual easements, restricting their future development and improvement possibilities. The South Place offers trophy mule deer and plains elk as well as pronghorn antelope, coyotes, mountain lions, bear, turkey, some quail and a transient big horn sheep herd. Unlimited over-the-counter elk tags for either sex can be purchased annually from September 1- January 31st. Additionally, landowner tags for deer are available through application to the Landowner Preference Program.
With elevations ranging from 4800 - 6000 feet, well located water sources and varied topography, the ranch provides plentiful resources for the wildlife. Wildlife focused clearing and burning have improved the grass cover on the plateaus and valleys which consists of blue stem gramma, western wheat, and June grasses. Naturally, cattle grazing conditions were improved as well adding to the ranch's productivity. Rocky Mountain Junipers, Pion Pines and some spring-side Plains Cottonwood grow throughout the ranch. Shrubs and antelope brush can be found along the rimrock and sides of the mesas. Wildlife and livestock protection as well as scenic beauty abounds in the unique caprock formations. Smith Creek runs seasonally through the property with some year-round springs supplying water for livestock and wildlife. In addition to the springs, the ranchs strong well, earthen ponds, and cement-lined or fiberglass water tanks make this a very well watered ranch in the region.
Historic homesteads and artifacts found on the ranch from the days of the settlers provide a sense of nostalgia in the wide open spaces of this region. Dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs on the South Place have been preserved through the best means possible, private ownership. The sellers will convey one-half of seller-owned mineral and water rights. Situated in a beautiful valley is a two bedroom, one bath homestead with septic and electricity where the ranchs caretakers reside. There is also a garage and old set of working corrals.
A county-maintained road runs through the ranch providing good access year round. The ranch currently runs 100 pair of cow/calves year-round and always yields high weaning weights. An opportunity for leaseback by the current owners with flexibility for grazing seasons conducive with hunting is available and desired. The owners have a long history of good lease agreements and on-time payments, some simply being verbal agreements for more than 20 years and can provide references if a buyer is interested in the income potential from grazing. The current ranch caretakers have lived in the area for generations and maintain the sellers property and interests impeccably. Property taxes on the ranch for 2017 were $1,217.12. The listing broker is a co-owner of the ranch.
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