Bow and Arrow Ranch
Sprawling cattle ranch with thoughtfully designed improvements allowing the potential of 1,200 cows year-round!
- 45,588 +/- total (deeded and leased) acres of plug-and-play production, recreation, and privacy
- Superb cattle production opportunity with 35 miles of recently upgraded fencing allowing for rotational grazing and updated water infrastructure in place to run 500+ cows
- In good water years, the owner has historically carried (+/-) 800 cows on the ranch
- Engineering and design are in place to pipe additional water throughout the ranch.
- Value add opportunity to further improve grazing land which the owner estimates could increase stocking by up to 60%.
- Hunting for Elk, Deer, Antelope, Turkey, and Quail
- A total of three homes, several outbuildings, and handling facilities
- Historically operated as a successful top-of-the-line cattle ranch
- In place conservation easements with NRCS and Palmer Land Trust (contact broker for details)
Bow and Arrow Ranch offers a combination of production and recreation in one of the best value areas in the West. As prices continue to skyrocket in the mountains, southeastern Colorado is emerging as one of the most desirable ranching and hunting areas in Colorado. Contributing factors such as thoughtfully planned in-place water infrastructure and sectioned pastures allow this ranch to historically handle 500+ cows year-round in normal moisture years. Southern Colorado enjoys a semi-arid climate with mild winters making it conducive to year-round grazing and minimizing harsh weather-related challenges for livestock. The ranch is nicely improved with three homes, numerous outbuildings, over 40 miles of new exterior fencing, good access roads, and handling facilities, along with ample stock water resources and the recent addition of numerous wells. The ranch has been separated into four quarters with redundant wells in each quarter to ensure an adequate supply of water to livestock and game animals. Deer, pronghorn, and elk inhabit the property year-round, and in good moisture years, there are plenty of turkey and quail.
The thoughtful management and carefully planned infrastructure throughout this working cattle ranch allows for a self-sufficient operation, all with the added benefits of excellent hunting opportunities and unparalleled solitude.
Improvements include three homes totaling 7 beds and 5 bathrooms:
- One completely remodeled stucco house with 2 beds, 2 baths, oak wood floors, and new electric, gas, and plumbing;
- A second 4-bed, 2-bath home, perfect for guests or a ranch manager;
- And a nicely improved 1-bed, 1-bath guest cabin.
The ranch has 35 miles of new exterior fencing completed and another 8 miles of fencing contracted to start in September of 2023. Numerous thoughtfully planned wells are situated throughout the ranch. The property has been divided into quarters with strategically planned pastures in each section to maximize grazing potential.
Located approximately 30 minutes East of the town of Walsenburg, CO with amenities such as a grocery store, local restaurants, and medical facilities.
Southern Colorado has a rich history tied to ranching. From the beginning days of the cattle boom in the late 1800s and early 1900s, ranchers have been drawn to the area due to the vast open spaces and plentiful grazing lands. The Bow and Arrow ranch has continuously been profitable under current ownership due to thoughtful grazing practices, management, and intentional improvements implemented throughout the ranch to maximize production.
- Average annual precipitation: 11.5”
- Average January temperatures: High 45°F, Low 10°F
- Average July temperatures: High 85°F, Low 52°F
- Days of sunshine per year: 300+
The ranch is located in GMU 133 and 134. Both units are known for quality deer, elk, and pronghorn hunting. Elk also inhabit the ranch year round and, in good moisture years, turkey and quail can be found. Once the ranch is registered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the ranch will qualify for approximately 19 landowner preference applications for each big game species, which if drawn, the vouchers are transferable to the hunter of the landowner’s choice.
The ranch has historically carried upwards of 500 cows and, in good water years, has the ability to run 800+ head. Further water disbursement investment would open up significantly more pasture land and 1,000+ head year-round is achievable.
Warm-season grasses on the ranch include fourwing saltbush, galleta, sand dropseed, and grama. Cool-season grasses include western wheatgrass and Indian ricegrass.
In addition to the 40,693 acres of deeded land, Bow and Arrow have an additional 4,895 acres of state lease land*.