Presenting Wildflower Ranch, ideally located in scenic Southwest Elbert County, Colorado. The ranch boasts rolling pastures, rocky bluffs, pine and fir forests, abundant wildlife, and dramatic views of the Colorado Front Range mountains; yet lies within easy driving distance to metropolitan areas. (Approximately 25 to 30 minutes to Colorado Springs, 60 minutes to Denver.) Land With 737 total acres of rolling rangeland, canyons, rocky bluffs and pine forests, this ranch has the ideal terrain and water resources to host numerous wildlife varieties, including Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer and Whitetail Deer and Merriam’s Turkey. The un-hunted property is an oasis. The grasses are very well sodded and healthy and water resources include a live spring and four water wells. Improvements The home on the ranch is a quality built, farm house style, two story with a full finished basement. The home boasts four bedrooms and four a half bathrooms, an open concept living room and kitchen, an office and dining room. It is ideally set tucked against the mature pine forest to the west with open meadow to the east. It has over 4,000 square feet of finished living area. The home has beautifully landscaped garden areas and a grand front sitting porch situated to enjoy the morning sunrise. The home also has an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy on warm summer days. The home is off grid with a primary solar array, a backup solar array, a backup 12KW generator and propane. The detached garage is an oversized 2 car garage with a finished room currently used as a music room. The garage houses the solar controls and a backup generator. The shop/equipment storage building on the north side of the property is a 1,525 square foot pole building with a concrete floor, insulation, and electric. There’s also a historic 638 square foot barn with a loft on the property with corrals and a cattle working area. The property is serviced by 4 water wells, one with an electric submersible pump, two solar wells and a windmill. The property listing includes a John Deere tractor with a loader bucket, post hole auger, mower and blade attachments. Also included is a 12KW Koehler generator, and other tools and equipment. Recreation The ranch has super rich wildlife resources and is in a “honey hole” area of Colorado with abundant numbers of Rocky Mountain Elk, Trophy Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Merriam’s Turkey, Pronghorn and various small game, predators and birds. The current owners don’t hunt and the property is a refuge and oasis for all the above. Located in GMU 104, Elk tags are over the counter. The geographical features of the property with its rocky bluffs, outcroppings, access to water, dense forests, and open meadows, makes it an ideal wildlife habitat. These features also make the property ideal for other recreational uses, such as, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, trail riding, equine sports, and others. Agriculture Currently the owners lease the pasture to a cattleman for grazing on a year to year basis. The rangelands are lush and produce great livestock gains. The ranch is fenced and cross fenced to take advantage of rotational grazing and for ease of operation. There is good cover via trees and deep draws for livestock protection and calving. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Rich in deep water resources, the ranch features 1301 acre feet per year of determined water rights from 5 aquifers. All of the water rights will convey to the purchaser. There are currently 4 producing water wells on the property. The seller owned mineral rights will convey. Region & Climate The Elbert area, where the ranch is located gets 16 inches of precipitation annually. It averages 247 days of sunshine annually. The winters are mostly mild with some major snowstorms and summers are pleasant and mild. Elbert and Elbert County Colorado is generally a ranching community. The area boasts activities such as rodeos, county fairs, and small town activities. Yet the ranch is within a short distance of Colorado Springs, Denver Metro and Castle Rock with their world class entertainment, restaurants, and attractions. History Once a Portion of the famed Packard Cattle Company, the ranch and neighboring ranches maintain the feel of an era gone by. In the 1880’s the town of Elbert was a logging and railroad town. Trees were harvested and milled and shipped to the front range to meet the demand for construction in Denver and Colorado Springs. Location The property is located east of I-25 on the high elevation Palmer Divide The ranch is 22 miles northeast of the Briargate/Northgate area of Colorado Springs, 23 miles from Monument, 27 miles from Castle Rock, 41 miles from South Denver metro.