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Captains Rock Ranch

$16,400,000 Evergreen, CO 667± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Affectionally known as “Captains Rock Ranch” for the massive and iconic rock outcroppings towering over the primary residence, this property offers 667± deeded acres and is ideally located within the prized and protected community of the Evans Ranch. Numerous trees, wildflowers, and native grasses found in Colorado flourish throughout the property. Captains Rock and Evans Ranch also feature year-round creeks and ponds. Evergreen, Colorado, is the closest town and is approximately a half-hour drive from the property. Denver International Airport, Centennial Airport, and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport are all an hour’s drive from the property, subject to weather and traffic conditions.

Captains Rock Ranch is located within the boundaries of the Evans Ranch while also being adjacent to the Arapahoe National Forest on the property’s westerly boundary. The majority of the southerly boundary is contiguous to the Mount Evans Wilderness Area. The deeded acreage of the property is an excellent balance of both protective and undulating topography, offering northern-facing heavily treed hillsides, open meadows, southern exposed smaller hillsides, and transitional lower elevation bottom land that envelopes both banks of the Pedee Creek. Pedee Creek flows year-round from west to east through the southern portion of Captains Rock Ranch. An adjudicated pond offers a beautiful, tranquil setting in close proximity to all of the buildings on the property. Captains Rock Ranch, as well as the Evans Ranch as a whole, have been expertly managed and meticulously cared for over the course of many decades,

The primary residence is an archetypal Colorado log home, exceptional, masterfully built, designed, and engineered for mountain living. The Captains Rock residence was completed in 1996, has a total of 11,878± square feet, and offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half baths, a custom kitchen, a massive great room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, a family room, a master suite, five wood burning fireplaces, home office, laundry rooms, three-floor elevator, built in three-bay garage, backup generators, completely updated lighting system, fire sprinkler system, three 1,000 gallon subsurface propane tanks, two 10,000 gallon cisterns, and one 20,000 gallon cistern is also used for landscaping around the residence. The property also features a Morton-built indoor arena with a kitchen, bathroom, stalls, tack room, and sand/rubber-based riding area. Additionally, there is a completely refurbished turn-of-the-century schoolhouse with a small kitchen, bathroom, and one large open room. There is a small fishing hut with electricity and heat, also used for storage, next to the pond. The property has two domestic wells and adjudicated water rights.

Some of the outstanding photography herein was provided by Tahvory Bunting and Denver Image Photography - contact information is available upon request.

Just the Facts

  • 667± deeded acres, according to Clear Creek County Assessor records
  • Located approximately a half-hour’s drive from Evergreen, Colorado
  • Approximately an hour’s drive to DIA, Centennial, and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, subject to weather and traffic conditions 
  • Total of 11,878± square foot primary log home built in 1996, with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three- half bathrooms
  • Morton indoor arena featuring an office, full bathroom, mini kitchen, tack room, stalls, sand riding area, and new fire alarm system
  • Fully refurbished 1900 schoolhouse, with bathroom, small kitchen, large one-room area, decks, and new fire alarm system
  • Fishing hut, with electricity, heat, and lighting adjacent to lake
  • Adjacent to Arapahoe National Forest, offering 151,187± acres of public land
  • Adjacent to Mount Evans State Wildlife Area, which is 3,443± acres of additional public land
  • Located within the Arapahoe National Forest and in very close proximity to Captains Rock Ranch is the Mount Evans Designated Wilderness Area, which consists of 73,418± acres
  • Rights of full access to Evans Ranch offering 3,245± deeded acres of shared-use property. This, however, excludes a total of 200 acres, which consists of five – 40-acre tracts where all homeowner's primary residences and outbuildings are located
  • Evans Ranch and the communal ranch headquarters are protected by a conservation easement held by the American Farmland Trust
  • 40± acres of Captains Rock Ranch around the home is not subject to a conservation easement and is not part of the communal Evans Ranch
  • 80± acres of Captains Rock Ranch, located on the far western boundary of the property, is also not encumbered by a conservation easement and is not part of the communal Evans Ranch
  • Two domestic wells service the primary residence, indoor arena, and schoolhouse
  • Water rights include decreed water, wells, and ditch rights. Details are available upon request 
  • Pedee Creek flows year-round from west to east on the southern side of the property 
  • Evans Ranch offers a full-time ranch manager and full-time assistant manager

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