River's Edge Ranch is located just east of Walsenburg, Colorado and offers many possibilities and value for its size. Hunting or get-away ranch, recreation, horses, hobby farm, cattle. The ranch has been in the same family since it was originally homesteaded and has excellent access off a county road close to State Hwy 10. The land is gently rolling and rises up from the Cucharas River on to the surrounding prairie. There are majestic views of the Spanish Peaks, the Sangre De Cristo Range and Greenhorn Mountain. The land is combination of rolling prairie and river bottom and has Cucharas River frontage. In addition, the Walsen Arroyo bisects the eastern portion of the ranch offering excellent cover and seasonal water resources for wildlife.
The ranch features a spacious 2,000 square foot home with 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It has a large country kitchen, eating area, and two separate family rooms for entertainment. The home is powered by an efficient solar system with a back-up generator. The house also includes an attached breezeway and mudroom with a two car garage and large attic storage area. The home has been recently renovated including new paint, flooring, counter tops, roofing and more.
The property has Cucharas River frontage and bottom lands with abundant hunting and recreational opportunities for the sporting enthusiast. Elk,deer and antelope are seen regularly on and around the property. Recent game cameras showed a sizable elk herd and also large mule and whitetail deer. The river bottom area provides good cover and water resources for upland bird and waterfowl activity including turkeys, dove, ducks and geese. The land is located in Game Management Unit 133 and would qualify for additional big game tags under the Landowner Preference Program. The ranch could easily be used for equestrian purposes with plenty of room to ride and explore. This property is short drive to Lathrop State Park, which is Colorado's first state park. The park encompasses 1,600 acres of land with two lakes, boating, camping, and great fishing. Lathrop State Park is also the only state park that includes a 9 hole golf course.
The ranch is served by a new well installed in 2012 which is solar powered and offers developed and consistent livestock water. An underground pipeline distributes water to 3 livestock tanks throughout the property. There are several seasonal pond collection areas that will typically hold water during spring and summer rains and there is river frontage on the Cucharas River. In recent years the ranch has been used for winter grazing pasture for cattle, however, it could sustain a small livestock operation on a year-round basis. The property is fenced and cross-fenced and much of the fence is newly installed. Grazing lease income is approximately $4,000 per year.