$17,350,000   •   19,008 Acres

Now offering separately, the the West Unit of the famed Tee Cross Ranch! This remarkable ranch is now available for the first time in 73 years, having been cherished and owned by the renowned Robert C. Norris and his family. Spanning an impressive 19,008 +/- acres, the ranch consists of 3,430 +/- deeded acres and an additional 15,578 +/- Colorado State Lease acres. Assignment of the lease requires review and approval from the State Land Board.LandLocated  alongside both Williams Creek and Chico Creek, both of which run the entire length of the ranch, this property offers diverse natural features. The terrain itself ranges from level to gently rolling, and the native grass forage is  well-established and boasts healthy sod coverage. The Tee Cross Ranch -West Unit,  presents a fantastic opportunity with several prime pieces of development land included in the sale. These parcels offer a range of possibilities, from potential higher-density housing located near the eastern borders of Fountain and Colorado Springs, Colorado, to other sections that would be ideal for county subdivisions. These desirable locations are conveniently situated just 5 miles from Fountain and 15 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. The main artery connecting these areas is Squirrel Creek Road. This well-maintained paved road provides excellent access to all the properties along its route. One particularly noteworthy tract, resembling a key shape on the map, stands as the closest parcel to Fountain. Encompassing 640 acres, this tract is just a quarter-mile from the Fountain city limits. It boasts stunning features such as a picturesque creek bed and majestic cottonwood trees. The property’s highest point lies along its eastern boundary. It offers breathtaking unobstructed views of Pike’s Peak, with the creek bottom unfolding below. This remarkable property holds immense beauty and substantial potential for future development. Located half a mile east of the “Key” tract on Squirrel Creek Road, there is a 640-acre parcel of land that is surrounded by State Land. This site presents an ideal opportunity for establishing a homestead or headquarters, providing ultimate privacy to those seeking a spacious area to construct their dream home and ranch  barns, and outbuildings. There is also the good potential for development. Another exceptional tract with development potential is located at distances of 5.5  east of Fountain on Squirrel Creek Road. The site encompass approximately 1,910 acres in a contiguous block with excellent road access and frontage. Notably, it boasts convenient access to Fountain, Colorado Springs, and Peyton via well-maintained paved roads. These parcels of land are truly picturesque, offering magnificent views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. While presently utilized for cattle operations, their potential for development extends far beyond their current use. ImprovementsThe ranch has good exterior and interior fencing and livestock water. RecreationThe ranch is home to Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Coyote, Fox, Mourning Dove, and many other birds and wildlife. AgricultureProperly managed, the ranch has the capacity to graze over 400+ cow-calf pairs annually or 880 +/-  yearlings through the growing season. Region & ClimateEastern El Paso County Colorado is known for its superior native short grass rangeland and mild climate. Colorado Springs is a world class city with world class amenities. The region has become popular and population growth rates are strong. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, the  region is home to the United States Air Force Academy, several military bases, the US Space Force, the Broadmoor Resort, the US Olympic Training Center, world class restaurants and shopping and many popular attractions. HistoryThe Tee Cross Ranch at Squirrel Creek was founded in 1950 by Bob Norris, famously known as the Original Marlboro Man. Interestingly, Bob found himself unexpectedly becoming the face of Marlboro when the company was shooting an ad campaign on his ranch. They decided to replace the hired model with Bob right then and there because of his genuine authenticity and the fact that he was already dirty. Bob Norris was a legendary figure, and his family, the Norris Family, continues to hold a revered status in the Colorado Springs area. They are widely recognized and respected for their reputation as ranchers, horsemen,  business leaders, and philanthropists. LocationThe ranch is located south and east of Colorado Springs and east of Fountain, Colorado. It stands out as one of the few expansive land properties in the surrounding area. The Colorado Springs area and its surroundings are experiencing rapid growth, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in Colorado. The Tee Cross Ranch presents a unique blend of offerings, encompassing both a high-quality cattle ranch and exceptional development opportunities. The ranch is additionally offered in combination with the East Unit. See Tee Cross at Squirrel Creek. Contact Jim Digby, Seth Hayden, or Dax Hayden for your qualified private showing.


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