The Milburn South Fork Ranch is an excellent, well maintained ranch close to Limon, Colorado. The ranch consists of 40 +/- acres deeded and 40 acres adjacent lease ground, 3 wells, good fences, mature shelter belt, good access. The ranch has been operated as a purebred wagyu cattle operation but could be used as a farm headquarters, cattle ranch headquarters, or equestrian property. Land The Milburn South Fork Ranch is consists of 80 +/- contiguous acres, deeded and leased. The ranch is well-fenced and all easily accessible with topography consists of level pastures to gently rolling and has an excellent combination of cool and warm season native grasses. There is a seasonal stream running through the ranch, with two large ponds on the place. The seller has additional 270 acre grass parcel west of the headquarters that he is willing to lease to the discerning buyer, giving the extensive headquarters ample land for a cattle or horse operation. Improvements The Milburn South Fork Ranch has a very nice set of improvements. There is a lovely and spacious 4,992 square foot ranch style home with abundant living space including a newly finished basement with kitchenette/coffee bar area. With 5 large bedrooms and three full bathrooms, the home also has an office, library, 2 living rooms, and a sunroom. The sturdy brick home has a metal roof and an attached 2 car garage. There are multiple outbuildings on the property including two 15 thousand bushel grain bins, a large 54x96x14 machine shed, a newer 46×48 livestock or equestrian barn, a 36×48 shop with heat and electric, and a chicken house. The grounds have abundant healthy mature shelter belts, giving the property wind protection and privacy. These trees also give wildlife cover and protection. Recreation Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Pronghorn, Coyote and Fox are all in the area. The ranch provides excellent cover for wildlife and is an oasis on the prairie. The ranch has the facilities to be a horse focused operation. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources Any and all appurtenant Water Rights associated with this property will transfer to the Buyer at Closing. There are no Mineral Rights included with this property. Region & Climate The climate in Arriba, CO is generally dry and mild throughout the year. Winters are usually cool with highs averaging around 40°F and lows in the low to mid 20s°F. Snowfall is light and temperatures rarely dip below 0°F. Summers are also mild, with average highs in the mid 80s°F and lows in the high 50s°F. Precipitation averages between 13-14 inches a year mostly occurring during the spring months from April to June. Due to its elevation, Arriba enjoys some of the lowest humidity levels in Colorado. History On August 23, 1888 the Chicago, Kansas &, Nebraska Railroad laid rails on the prairie west of Flagler. The railroad foreman named this place “Arriba” (pronounced Ah-ree-ba). That pronunciation held true until latecomers began slurring the word. Today it is commonly referred to as “Air-Ah-Buh”. Now that train service appeared imminent, a man named Creel built the first farm house in Arriba. Once that was completed, he brought his wife from Cripple Creek to this new home. Creel appointed himself mayor, and became a real estate agent, laying out lots on this 43 acre parcel. He soon became wealthy, as the new arrivals flocked to this area to seek their fortune. Shortly after, a man by the name of C.C. Coleman came to town. He was upset because there was no saloon. Creel’s goal was to keep Arriba dry. Coleman figured the only way he could get a regular drink, was to purchase the 43 acres immediately to the east of Arriba, establish his own town- name it “Frontier City”, and build his own saloon. He built his watering hole just a stone’s throw from Creel’s back porch! Coleman even gave his east and west streets new names so that when Arriba met Frontier City the streets had different names. Arriba’s Elbert Street now became Frontier City’s Lincoln Avenue and so on, beginning a fourteen year war where Creel attempted to separate the towns by fences and ditches. By 1918, the Citizens of both towns had enough and talked about a merger. When the votes were counted they showed 90 for merging, 1 against. The townspeople also decided the blended town should be called Arriba, although the street names have never gotten around to be changed! Location Located just 30 minutes east of Limon, Colorado, and less than 1.5 hours east of Denver International Airport, the Milburn South Fork Ranch is situated in Lincoln County Colorado just 7.5 miles south of Interstate 70.