$1,900,000   •   1,078 Acres
Under Contract

Just an hour outside Denver sits a rare Front Range offering with tree-lined creek frontage, a large reservoir, ponds, and incredible habit for birds and wildlife. The Blue Agate Ranch adjoins the agricultural town of Agate just minutes from I-70. It is situated along two miles of East Bijou Creek that oxbows its way through the ranch with large cottonwood trees and wetland habitat. The wildlife ranges from mule and white deer populations to migratory birds that arrive annually on the property. In addition, the property attracts over 200 bird species and other game. The Blue Agate Ranch has a few existing improvements including an older shed with living quarters on the second level, corrals, and livestock handling facilities. The property has city water from the town of Agate, power, and the ability to connect to telephone and high-speed Internet. The current operation uses solar panels for pumping water from one of the adjudicated alluvial ground wells for livestock watering, cross-fenced pastures, and a fully fenced perimeter. The rich water sources and grasses on the property provide a diverse ecosystem. Tall cottonwoods line the creek beds, native grasses, and wetlands. These different environments attract numerous species of wildlife including but not limited to elk, white-tail deer, mule deer, antelope, migrating waterfowl, and over 200 bird species. The Blue Agate Ranch is more than an investment in agricultural potential, it is also home to multiple forms of recreation. The numerous populations of birds and big game that call Blue Agate Ranch their home make the property a prime candidate for upland bird, waterfowl, and big game hunters. The property is home to numerous types of grass including Alfalfa, Brome, Millet, Buffalo Grass, Dry Mix: 5-seed Grass Crop, Timothy Grass and Sunflowers.Historically, the property harvested wheat, millet, alfalfa, oats, clover, sunflowers, and sorghum. The property is leased to an adjoining rancher for grazing. The carrying capacity of the ranch is about 100 head. Blue Agate Ranch has sufficient water rights on the property for wildlife habitat, overall ecological conditions, some irrigation, and livestock water. ALLUVIAL GROUNDWATER RIGHTS: Two ponds consisting of 2.8 acres. Exempt well with solar panels used for watering livestock (1 acre-foot) AGATE RESERVOIR SURFACE STORAGE RIGHT: 7,727 acre-feet of absolute storage and 1,135 acres for irrigation (NOTE estimated yield averages 605 ac-ft) 70 acres have been used historically for irrigation 1,065 acres with conditional rights to irrigate when water is available DENVER BASIN GROUNDWATER: Limited solely to the Laramie Fox-Hills aquifer. No well but estimated 261 ac-ft/year available. The depth of the aquifer is estimated to be 325 to 375 feet deep.

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Mirr Ranch Group
Mirr Ranch Group
Mirr Ranch Group
Mirr Ranch Group

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