Crawford, Colorado Hay Farm, Mountain Ranch, Hunting Property With Beautiful Improvements
2111 Black Canyon Road, Crawford, CO200 Acre Mountain Ranch6,300-Square-Foot Custom Home2 Car Attached Garage2 Car Detached Garage
Barn, Equipment Sheds, Outbuildings3 BR 2 BA Modular Ranch Manager’s HomeIrrigated Hayfields In High Game Fencing400-500 Tons/Year Hay ProductionNew 5-Wire Fence5 Sideroll Sprinklers, Pressurized Irrigation Water4 Miles From Quiet TownStunning 270-Degree Mountain ViewsOutstanding Mule Deer Hunting7,000 Feet In Elevation
Colorado Productive Hay Farm Is In Immaculate Condition
Sparkling clean and immaculate—those are the first words that come to your mind when you visit the Black Canyon hay 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.
Gorgeous Improvements On Top-Quality Colorado Farm
This isn’t a trophy ranch with ostentatious gates, pillars, and bubbling fountains. It is a working farm with an outstanding set of improvements, starting with the 6,300-square-foot home. Built in 2003, the owners built it to LAST. For example, the floors have 1 1/8" decking (standard is 3/4") and the roof has 50-year shingles. The 2x6 frame walls are all sheeted with 5/8” wallboard for extra smooth finish, rigidity, and fire protection. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 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 2-car detached garage, a 60x80 machine shop, 40x112 hay barn, and a 1680-square-foot 3 BR 2BA modular home for a caretaker or ranch manager.
Quality Water Resources On A Colorado Ranch Property
Water is everything in western Colorado, from domestic water taps to irrigation water. This ranch is served by three 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.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 favored 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 & Goats
This farm has excellent soils, good water rights, and is set up to FARM. Historically the farm has produced between 400 and 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 grass hay and rotates one 12-acre field into wheat production each year. Hay is stored in a 40x112 hay barn. Separate from the hayfields is the horse pasture and the goat and sheep pastures. There are a 12x40 and a 12x12 horse sheds that are currently being used for sheep and goats. Historically, hay from this farm would easily sell for $150-180 a ton. However, as the Southwest experiences drought, this hay could sell for $270-$300 a ton. 2012 hay production should be good.
Hay And Sideroll Sprinklers Included
3/4 of a mile of the property boundaries are newly fenced with a 5-wire perimeter fence, as well as the 8-foot game fence around the hayfields. The 5 sideroll sprinklers are included as well.
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PROPERTY NUMBER: 05071-12017