$4,750,000   •   1,779 Acres
3 br / 2 ba /

Sidwell Hereford Ranch is an excellent, well managed ranch close to the Northern Colorado Front Range that has been in the same family since the 1930's The ranch consists of 1779 +/- acres, is well watered, has an excellent set of older improvements and has good fences. A well-maintained county road provides good access to the property. The ranch is an excellent location for a purebred cattle operation and also has terrific development potential.LandThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch consists of 1779 +/- contiguous acres only separated by a couple of well-maintained county roads and is located in northwestern Weld County Colorado with 3 miles of Hwy 85 frontage. The ranch is divided into multiple pastures with excellent fences. The ranch’s topography consists of gently rolling hills to level pastures and has an excellent combination of cool and warm season native grasses. There is a seasonal stream running through the heart of the ranch. The Sidwell family have been excellent stewards of the land and the grass on the ranch is in great condition. The Sidwell Hereford Ranch offers multiple possibilities. The 3 miles of Hwy 85 frontage makes it an excellent location for a purebred cattle operation with tremendous exposure. The ranch would also have great potential as an equine ranch. Considering the location and growth in this area, combined with the ranch’s proximity to Greeley, Ft. Collins and Cheyenne, WY, the development potential is very appealing. ImprovementsThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch has a very nice set of improvements. There is a lovely 2604 square foot ranch style home with 1788 square feet of living space and an unfinished basement that was built in 1918. The headquarters is situated only a little over a mile off of Hwy 85. The home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living/dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a nice office and a porch with laundry area. All the appliances currently in the home are included. There are multiple outbuildings on the property, a large Quonset shop, 2 barns, a sale barn with an attached show barn, a garage and several grain bins. RecreationThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch offers endless recreation from hunting small game and varmints to monster plains mule deer and pronghorn. You also have the opportunity to go hiking, biking or having fun on your ATV/UTV all on your own property! AgricultureThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch is a traditional grass ranch raising Purebred Hereford cattle on a year around basis. The Sidwell Ranch would also work well as an equine ranch. Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesAny 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. General OperationsThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch has been primarily operated as a Purebred Hereford operation, selling quality Hereford Bulls and females mainly through private treaty and/or their annual sale for many years. Region & Climate Climate in Nunn, Colorado Nunn, CO has a cool semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperatures range from 37°F in January to 82°F in July. Snowfall is common in the winter months and can provide up to 35 inches of snow annually. The warmest month of the year is usually July, with an average high temperature of 92°F. Precipitation averages 12 inches per year, with most falling between March and May. Due to its location on the High Plains of Colorado, Nunn generally experiences strong winds throughout the year which can make temperatures feel colder than they actually are. Nunn, Colorado gets 15 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. Nunn averages 47 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year. On average, there are 240 sunny days per year in Nunn. The US average is 205 sunny days. Nunn gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 83 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure. Weather Highlights Summer High: the July high is around 88 degrees Winter Low: the January low is 13 Rain: averages 15 inches of rain a year Snow: averages 47 inches of snow a year HistoryThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch is located in an area with great history. In 1870, Union Pacific developed the rail line, the Denver Pacific, that ran through central Colorado from Cheyenne to Denver.  Although no grants came from the Federal government to finance its development, Congress provided a generous land grant to encourage investment.  Denver Pacific further encouraged settlement by offering incentives to buy land in the area around what is today the Town of Nunn (formerly named Maynard Flats) Tom Nunn, one of the area’s early settlers, allegedly flagged down a passenger train locomotive that was moving toward a burning railroad bridge.  Tom Nunn helped save the train from potential disaster and Denver Pacific allotted a square mile of land for settlement in appreciation of his deed and named the community after him.  The Nunn Depot was built in 1908 following Nunn’s official incorporation that year.  The Town also adopted the slogan “Watch Nunn Grow.” Nunn continued to develop but was hit hard by the Great Depression.  The Civil Works Administration (a New Deal program) financed the development of Municipal Hall in 1933.  However, the program was discontinued before the building could be completed.  Citizens came together and raised money by staging benefits, dances and other events to complete Municipal Hall which housed the police station, fire department and Town Clerk.  The building was used for numerous community activities over the following decades and today has transitioned into Northern Drylanders Museum.  Historically, the Nunn community has addressed and overcome many fiscal, economic and environmental challenges through collaboration and dedication.  Today is no different and the community must continue its strong history of civic engagement and activism to overcome challenges and ensure that Nunn remains a great place to live and raise a family.  Taken from: History | Town of Nunn (colorado.gov) The Eastern Plains of Colorado  have long been the hunting grounds for Native Americans and early settlers, once tens of thousands of bison roamed these grass covered rolling hills and lush stream bottoms. The area was also grazing territory for the historic cattle drives from Texas to Montana.  Most recently this area has mainly been utilized for ranching or dryland farming. LocationThe Sidwell Hereford Ranch is located on the west side of Hwy 85 approximately 4 miles north of the community of Nunn.  The ranch is nicely located 20 minutes south of Cheyenne, WY, 30 minutes north of Greeley and 30 minutes east of Ft. Collins.


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