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KBO Ranch

$1,620,000 Cripple Creek, CO 360± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Located just over an hour’s drive, 42 miles west of Colorado Springs and at the end of a private road, KBO Ranch is 360± acres of raw, undeveloped mountain terrain and exceptional wildlife habitat. Views from the property are spectacular and include Pikes Peak, Mount Pisgah, the Collegiate Peaks, and the sun-soaked Sangre De Cristo Mountains. The land is vacant and undeveloped, while approximately 70 percent is tree covered with large stands of mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen surrounded by meadows and oak-covered hillsides. The topography is varied and elevations range from 9,500 feet at the high bluff site, down to 8,550 feet in the secluded valley bottom. The current owners have developed extensive trail systems, only allowed ATV access, and limited the use of the property to hunting only. Large herds of elk and mule deer roam the property along with bears, turkey, and mountain lions. With over 3.6 miles of common boundary with adjacent conserved lands, this property will remain a private and secluded retreat.

Offered in cooperation with Colorado Mountain Land & Ranches, LLC.

Just the Facts

  • 360± deeded acres
  • 42 miles west of Colorado Springs
  • Vacant land
  • Located in GMU 581
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Private road access
  • Adjacent to conserved land and open space
  • Approximately 70 percent tree covered
  • Mountain views
  • Private and secluded
  • Build to suit

General Description

KBO Ranch is one of the few large land parcels still available along Colorado’s Front Range. Situated at the end of a private road in Teller County, the ranch remains an utterly secluded wilderness, ideal for hiking and hunting across its rugged timber canyons and bluffs. The land remains naturally tree-covered with topography varying by 1,000+ feet, welcoming abundant wildlife from elk, deer, and turkey to bear and mountain lion that thrive on its compact diverse terrain.

The land is in pristine natural condition with extensive trails winding through the northern two-thirds of the parcel for ATVs and horses. Seventy percent of the property is covered in thick stands of mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and aspen trees alongside lush meadows, oak-covered hillsides, and a natural spring. The space is ideal for development, a family get-away, or for preservation as a legacy ranch. It's both remote and scenic, looking out along the Continental Divide. With quick access to neighboring towns and the city of Colorado Springs, it is a rare and ideal investment for future owners to hold or develop.

Broker's Comments

KBO Ranch offers an unprecedented opportunity to own one of the last remaining ranch parcels along the Colorado Front Range. Undeveloped mountain terrain presents the chance to preserve the land or develop for personal or commercial use. Highlights include breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, Mount Pisgah, the Collegiate Peaks, the sun-soaked Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as well as a natural spring and conserved land boundary. This is an exceptional sporting retreat for the avid outdoorsman, investment buyer, or one looking to build a home for an escape. 

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Location

Located in Teller County 42 miles west of Colorado Springs, the ranch is an easy drive away from bustling city life. It’s just an hour from the Colorado Springs Airport and less than two hours from the Denver metro area. Goods and groceries are minutes away in Cripple Creek, and the neighboring town of Woodland Park, the largest city in Teller County, is a 25-minute drive and offers quality dining, a new hospital, and full services. The ranch is conveniently accessed by a private road that leads deep into mountain country for year-round access about a mile off Teller County Road 1.

Locale

KBO Ranch is enveloped by BLM and national forest land and surrounded by quintessential Colorado culture. Hikers, fishers, hunters, and campers love the area for its natural beauty and mountain scenery. Western tradition abounds in the neighboring communities like the historic resort town of Woodland Park and the thriving city of Colorado Springs. Multiple ski resorts and the Denver metro area are also within a two-hour drive.

Pikes Peak National Forest

Pikes Peak is one of the most famed mountains in Colorado and is at the heart of this national forest. The area features many attractions beyond traveling to the top of Pikes Peak. Devil’s Head Lookout offers a singular hiking experience, fly fishers enjoy the Eleven Mile Canyon, and many scenic drives take visitors through thousands of acres of forestland.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a 300-foot stunning sandstone red rock formation against the backdrop of snow-capped Pike’s Peak. This National Natural Landmark draws hikers, rock climbers, and visitors for its unique geology and rich history.

Eleven Mile Reservoir

This 6-mile long reservoir is one of the largest bodies of water east of the Continental Divide. It’s known for excellent fishing of rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout as well kokanee salmon, northern pike, and carp. It boasts secluded trails and great weather for sailboats.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

This ski resort offers five dramatic peaks towering over the authentic mountain town of Breckenridge with the highest lift-served terrain in North America. It’s widely considered one of the best ski resorts in Colorado for its four terrain parks and thousands of skiable acres.

Climate

KBO features classic Colorado weather with over 242 days of sunshine a year and distinct seasons. In the fall, the view of Mt. Pisgah is completely ringed by aspen trees turning bright yellow, transforming the property into an iconic autumn landscape. The area averages 17 inches of rain per year with an annual snowfall of 87 inches. 

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

KBO Ranch offers 360+ acres of diverse, undeveloped mountainous terrain.

Deeded Acres: 360±
Total Acres: 360±

Additional Information

Some of the outstanding photography herein was provided by Lally Laksbergs. (Contact information is available upon request.)

Improvements

The property is currently a premier hunting location with vast trail systems, the northern portion of which can accommodate ATVs and horses. Current ownership has continually improved trail access, widening sections of the trail enough for a pickup truck. A historic settler’s cabin remains in its original condition.

Many potential building sites exist with stunning panoramic views that would suit either recreational or commercial ranch parcels. Picture an executive log home for a hunting base or a secluded family compound nestled into the meadow. Current zoning for the ranch is agricultural and no covenants or HOA’s exist that would restrict future building on the property.

Water Rights

Any and all seller owned water rights appurtenant to the property are included in the sale. KBO Ranch does not own any water rights.

Mineral Rights

Any and all minerals owned by the Seller and appurtenant to the property are included in the sale.

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Wildlife Resources

KBO is a true wildlife habitat, defying its compact size with herds of elk and mule deer and an abundance of bear, turkey, and mountain lion. The land’s diverse topography of valley bottoms, high bluffs, timber canyons, and meadows, along with its thick tree cover and natural water resources, welcome this variety of wildlife, making it ideal for hunters and nature enthusiasts. The ranch is located in GMU 581 and offers OTC elk tags. All other species are draw only per the terms set by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.  

Recreational Considerations

Current ownership has carefully developed extensive trail systems across the land that accommodate ATVs, horses, and mountain biking. Their primary use has been for hunters who particularly enjoy successful elk hunting seasons.

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