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Elk River Ranch

Del Norte, Colorado

Property ID: CO202530
Luxury Ranch in Del Norte, Colorado


Unique and lush, this island ranch is the PERFECT outdoorsman's dream property. This 210 acre property has 3/4 of a mile of the south channel of the Rio Grande River, and is also bordered on the west and north by sections of the north channel of the Rio Grande River. This ranch has excellent water rights, creating a lush paradise with great hay production! There are 6 separate meadows on the ranch all surrounded by trees and shrubs creating a much desired "edge effect" for wildlife. There is a resident herd of elk that live in and around the property year around and mule deer are also abundant! Approximately 201 acres are in a Conservation Easement with Rio Grande Headwaters Trust restricting subdivision however there is a five acre area for building a residence. There is a contiguous 8 acre parcel that is not included in the Conservation Easement that also has highway access that could be zoned for commercial or residential with county approval. The easement does allow several types of agricultural businesses. The ranch has a total of three wells and also has 1.34 cubic feet per second out of the Weiss Ditch, and another 1.2 cubic feet per second out of the Rio Grande #4 making irrigation water available every day of the irrigation season (almost 4 acre feet over the entire ranch) In addition many of the meadows are sub-irrigated creating lush hay meadows, mature trees, and ample wildlife forage. The hay meadows produce 1 1/2 to 2 tons per acre. A new substantial bridge was erected less than ten years ago as the access to the property and is a private access affording seclusion only 5 minutes from town. There is a very charming 800 sq. foot cabin that has been brought in that is included in the asking price. The property is currently "off grid" and well pumps are run with solar and generator pumps. Owner financing is available! Call for terms.


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