The BX is located approximately 25 miles east of Pueblo, CO just south of the confluence of the Huerfano and Arkansas Rivers. An easy 20 minute drive from Pueblo, the north boundary of the ranch lies 3 miles south of US Hwy 50 and is accessed by full service county roads. Heading east of Pueblo along the Arkansas River, the setting quickly becomes more rural upon entering the area known as East Mesa, which is mostly made up of lush farmland irrigated out of the river and the Huerfano Uplands to the south side of the river, consisting mostly of wide open rangelands and shortgrass prairie. The natural vegetation and ecology of the Huerfano Uplands and the BX Ranch consist primarily of untilled native shortgrass prairie, cholla shrublands, wetlands, riparian vegetation, and seeps and springs. The confluence of the Huerfano and Arkansas Rivers is historically significant and was a major landmark along the Santa Fe Trail, serving as the gateway to the Spanish Peaks Country and La Veta Pass. The ranch is historically and archaeologically important, with a number of significant cultural sites including a pioneer cemetery on the western edge of the property overlooking the Huerfano River Valley.
While there are no residential improvements on the BX, the ranch has a full set of steel pipe working pens including loading chute, squeeze, calf-table, and 360 sq. ft. container/storage shed.
The deed of conservation easement identifies five future development locations (“building envelopes”), with up to three additional residential structures.
Pueblo is the 9th largest city in Colorado and plays an important part of the front range urban corridor. Home to ~160,000 residents and known for its industrial heritage in steel production, mining, and agriculture, Pueblo offers a full array of modern amenities and services, including big-box regional retail shopping, and full-service hospitals and health facilities. Pueblo Memorial Airport is a 15 minute drive from the ranch, and in addition to regional commuter service (United Express) to Denver International Airport (DIA), has an active tower-served FBO offering general aviation jet service and ground transportation.
The ranch generally has an arid climate typical of this portion of the Great Plains with low humidity and most of the annual participation (~12 inches) occurring during the summer months.
- Rainfall (in.): 11.5”
- Snowfall (in.): 5”
- Precipitation Days: 31
- Sunny Days: 335
- July High: 95°, Avg, July Low: 61°
- Jan. High: 48°, Avg, Jan Low: 17°