$2,692,000 • 7,085 acres
The main grasses on the ranch are blue grama, sideoats grama, buffalograss, and galleta. These grasses are all native to the area and provide food and shelter for livestock, and wildlife, including cattle, deer, and pronghorn. The fourwing saltbush a small shrub that is also native to the area. It is a valuable food source for cattle, pronghorn, deer, and other herbivores, and it also helps to stabilize the soil. The ranch is managed to protect and conserve these native grasses and shrubs. The ranch has proven itself as a valuable resource for cattle grazing and wildlife.
The Santa Fe Trail Ranch is located in the heart of southeast Colorado, just 3.5 miles from La Junta, Colorado. La Junta is the county seat of Otero County and is located along State Highway 350. The ranch is surrounded by majestic high plains scenery, including, in the background, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Arkansas River. The ranch is also home to livestock grazing and a variety of wildlife, including deer, and pronghorn.
The Santa Fe Trail Ranch has a well-developed water system that includes three wells, two with submersible pumps. The wells are connected to a pipeline that feeds 11 strategically placed stock tanks scattered throughout the ranch. This system provides a reliable source of water for the ranch's livestock and wildlife.
The Santa Fe Trail Ranch is a working ranch with a large set of shipping and receiving corrals along Highway 350. A small corral for doctoring is located in the center of the ranch. The interior fencing is a good 3-wire fence, while the exterior fencing is a mix of 3- and 4-wire fence.
The Santa Fe Trail Ranch is a 7085-acre native grass ranch with excellent livestock water distribution. The ranch is centrally located to all amenities, including schools, two of the most renowned livestock sale barns, a hospital, and agricultural supplies. This ranch parallels US Highway 350 for great access. The ranch is a great place to raise livestock, enjoy the outdoors, and be close to everything you need.
7085 Deeded Acres
CRP: Of the deeded acreage, 310 acres is enrolled in CRP. The contract expires in 2032.
State Lease: Total State Lease acreage is 624.68 acres. The annual lease fee is $2,229.76 for 128 AUMs. Assignment of State of Colorado leasehold interest and fees per acre are subject to the State of Colorado Land Board approval and the Buyer’s objection to pay the transfer fees.