The 1864 square foot earth home is an over constructed work of art. The beautiful 3 bed, 2.5 bath home is one of a kind; boasting incredible energy efficiency and quality construction that will stand the test of time. With an open floor plan and custom features like the inlaid native rock fireplace, separate prep kitchen & pantry, an additional 650 square foot "bonus" room, this home has a lot to offer. Land Located just ten minutes from Fort Collins, Colorado and situated high along Rimrock Ridge, sits this wonderful home on acreage. Nestled in the foothills near Horsetooth Reservoir you will drive into this private gated community, immediately you will begin to feel the serenity, the privacy, and appreciate the breathtaking views throughout the valley. Venturing out onto the Department of the Air Force Certified shooting range, you will encounter a regulation 100-yard pistol range, a 600-yard range and a 1000-yard range. Accompanying this well-designed range is a host of shooting mounds and bench rests allowing 13 shooters to train at any one time. Larimer County sheriffs, ATF & Special Operation forces have trained here in the past. Sitting on 152.37 acres and proximity to Larimer County open space, you can rest assured knowing that the surrounding lands will remain relatively untouched. You can enjoy your morning sunrise hike in the hills above your private home, followed by an afternoon bike ride along the miles of trails accessible from your front door. Wildlife is abundant and sightings of deer, turkey and various species of birds are the norm. This is truly a combination of privacy and outdoor adventure! There are three additional possibilities for homesites on the property for added family expansion or subdivision. Buyer would need to undergo county permitting process if this is of interest. Improvements This acreage includes two outbuildings. The wood working shed has ample room and dry storage for tools, wood storage etc. The horse barn includes two stalls with indoor/outdoor access. Recreation This property is the outdoor families dream! There is endless opportunity for exploration, whether it be horseback riding, ATV riding, hiking, biking, shooting, hunting, or animal observation. There are so many possibilities. Region & Climate Region & Climate Description More Fort Collins Weather Records 1893–2023 Highest daily low 76 °F July 31, 2006 Lowest daily high -10 °F February 4, 1989 Greatest daily range (Difference of high and low) 75 °F February 12, 1899 Difference in high temperature over two conscutive days 58 °F Dec 9–10, 1919 Most daily precipitation 4.6 inches July 29, 1997 Most monthly precipitation 8.3 inches April 1999 Most yearly precipitation 28.2 inches 1961 Earliest freeze August 25 1910 Latest freeze June 16 1945 Earliest snow in season September 8 2020 Latest snow in season June 12 1947 Most daily snow 21.1 inches November 20, 1979 Most monthly snow 39.6 inches March 1988 Most yearly snow 105.8 inches 1979 Greatest snow accumulation 23.0 inches March 19, 2003 Most days in a year ≥ 80 °F 126 2012 Most days in a year ≥ 90 °F 57 2012 Most days in a year ≥ 100 °F 5 1954 History RimRock Open Space Information – taken from Larimer.gov Website. Nestled against the red cliffs south of Horsetooth Reservoir, this scenic open space includes a combination of fee simple acquisitions and conservation easements. Rimrock Open Space is open to the public and it is accessed through the City of Fort Collins Coyote Ridge Natural Area south of the Larimer County Landfill on Taft Hill (Ft. Collins) and/or Wilson Ave. (Loveland). This area is important to protect because of the abundant wildlife found here. On any given day you can spot raptors circling overhead looking for a quick meal. Or, if you are particularly observant you will also be able to see telltale signs left by mule deer, rabbits, coyotes, and other mammals.