Southern Colorado grazing ranch near Trinidad with luxury home horse improvements

Property Name: 
Las Animas Ranch
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Southern Colorado ranch for sale near Trinidad
Luxury home on Trinidad Colorado ranch for sale
Home has big views of the mountains near Trinidad Colorado
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sunset on Trinidad CO ranch for sale between Pueblo and Taos
Small horse barn and shop building on Colorado ranch for sale
Elegant dining room on luxury ranch for sale near Trinidad
wide-open pastures on over 3,000 acres for sale near Trinidad CO

Southern Colorado Ranch for sale has over 3,100 acres of grasslands, luxury home

Trinidad, Colorado is the location of the Las Animas Ranch, a southern Colorado grasslands ranch with over 3,100 acres of expansive grazing lands, ponds, guaranteed water sources, excellent hunting, and a luxury ranch home, guest house, and horse improvements. Situated just 6 miles east of the mid-sized town of Trinidad, the ranch has easy access to I-25 and Pueblo and Colorado Springs to the north and Taos and Santa Fe to the south.

Ranch for sale has excellent improvements--luxury 5,589-square-foot ranch home, guest house, shop building and horse barn 

The Las Animas Ranch has achieved the balance of providing an excellent set of improvements without excess. The home is a comfortable 5,589 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (including a beautiful master suite); a custom chef’s kitchen; beautiful dining room with paneled ceiling and wine bar; large view windows of the mountains just to the north; and custom finishes such as granite countertops, cherry cabinets, sandstone accents, and gas fireplaces. The 1,000-square-foot guest house has 1 bedroom, a loft, and 1 bath, and is very comfortable. The 30x40 shop building has a shed roof to either side for extra storage, and the horse barn is 18x30 with 4 stalls and a shed roof to one side. The improvements are more than adequate, but not overbuilt for its purpose.

Colorado grazing ranch has stock tanks with guaranteed water

There are wide swaths of grassland in southern Colorado, but not a great deal of water. One of the most appealing aspects to the Las Animas Ranch is its water supply. There are over half a dozen stock tanks & ponds that fill up in the spring and provide water for wildlife and stock grazing. In mid-summer those ponds & tanks eventually dry up, but no worries—the Las Animas Ranch has domestic water lines from the Town of Trinidad going right through it, and the ranch has a water right to fill up those tanks from the domestic lines, providing a year-round source of water for cattle and wildlife. The ranch can accommodate up to 160 heifers or 120 pairs of cattle from spring to fall. Though this ranch is a dryland ranch with no irrigation, the grass crop is very good.

Good wildlife populations on the Las Animas Ranch--deer, antelope, turkey

The Las Animas Ranch has excellent wildlife populations of mule deer, whitetail deer, and antelope, along with predators such as mountain lions, coyotes, and bobcats. Scaled quail and Merriam’s turkey are also common in this area. In particular, the herds of antelope and mule deer are very healthy.

Unlikely drilling area; conservation easement in place

This ranch does not own its mineral rights. However, for buyers worried about the possibility of drilling, two exploratory wells have been drilled to a depth of over 3,000 feet and yielded only dry holes. The ranch has a conservation easement on it to preserve it from subdivision, which is why the ranch is intact in such a large parcel close to town. Finally, there are the remnants of an old prisoner-of-war camp to house German prisoners during World War II on the property. Some of the streets are still evident, but it has been dismantled for the most part and has largely returned to nature

Property Type: 
Grazing and hunting ranch with guaranteed water supply
Trinidad, Colorado
Climate Zone: 
Pinyon-juniper-sagebrush--5,500-7,000 feet. Arid, medium snowfall.
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