Laramie Foothills Reserve is situated just 25 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado, and lies in the Laramie Foothills region characterized by rolling grassy uplands with private parks and swales, granite rock outcroppings with Ponderosa Pines, and deep canyon walls reaching down to river bottom. This unique property offers a striking balance of a sustainable cattle-grazing operation and unspoiled wildlife habitat within a distinctive ecological landscape.
The reserve’s 3,853 acres represent a rare opportunity to own sizable property with a Front Range locale. Ranching culture and land stewardship runs deep in this region. The mild elevation and strong grass make the property an ideal venue for grazing. The property supports approximately 1600 AUM’s including a State lease section, and is complete with a network of pastures and stock watering resources. Laramie Foothills Reserve is an integral part of a renowned eco-system where the prairie meets the mountains. This environment is home to a diversity of wildlife including mule deer, elk, big horn sheep, pronghorn antelope, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, foxes, and coyotes, as well as over 100 bird species including songbirds, bald eagles, golden eagles, prairie falcons and red-tailed hawks.
The property adjoins the renowned “Phantom Canyon Preserve,” a prized private sanctuary that is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Laramie Foothills Reserve has been thoughtfully protected by a conservation easement held by TNC that is both user-friendly and integrates the property with its neighbor. Furthermore, the ranch is situated within a vast and scenic landscape consisting of state parks, wildlife areas and protected private lands that encompass more than 100,000 conserved acres.
Laramie Foothills Reserve includes excellent recreational features that are hard to come by in the Front Range. The reserve’s western border connects to the banks of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River, a tail-water style fishery with stunning topography. The property utilizes over 2.5 miles of access to trophy fly-fishing along the river and enjoys recreational use of the 275-acre Halligan Reservoir. Other recreational pursuits include hunting, horseback riding, hiking, and more.
When compared to other properties in the region Laramie Foothills Reserve rises to the top as a diverse and practical ranch with a very reasonable pricing structure.
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