There are two homes on the ranch, a rustic 3,000 sq. ft. log built headquarters residence, and a 1,300 sq. ft. managers home. Additionally there is a 3,000 sq. ft. Quonset barn/mechanic’s shop and a full set of working pens for livestock.
In the 1990s, the ranch was developed as a remote recreational 18-unit RV campground retreat. The campground was very popular and well known for providing wheelchair access to handicapped outdoor and fishing enthusiasts. The commercial camping infrastructure includes two robust wells, septic, and fully operational office, laundry and shower facilities.
Cross D Bar Ranch, is a 20 minute drive from the friendly and scenic town of Westcliffe, in Custer County, Colo. The majestic Sangre de Cristo Range looms five miles as a crow flies to the West.
Westcliffe, Colo. (Population: 4,255) is home to several great restaurants, a grocery store, a hardware store, motels, movie theater, bowling alley, and most other major services. Pueblo, Colo. with all services including hospital, big box retail, and many hotels and restaurants is a 45 minute drive from the ranch. Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, with nonstop service to more than 11 major U.S. cities, is an hour and 20 minute drive.
The Wet Mountain Valley affords outdoor enthusiasts an incredible array of activities with hundreds of miles of the San Isabel National Forest and BLM lands in all directions. Numerous trailheads for hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, ATV, and snowmobile access. Hunting and fishing are abundant both on an off the property; Dewesse and San Isabel Reservoirs are less than 30 minutes from the ranch; the Arkansas River and the world famous Royal Gorge are a half an hour away and are renown for the excellent fishing, thrilling white water rafting, and incredible scenery. Ski Monarch is an hour’s drive, and over what many argue is one of Colorado’s most scenic highways, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is on the other (west) side of the Sangre de Cristo range an hour and a half drive from the ranch.
- Rainfall (in.): 14.4
- Snowfall (in): 49.4
- Precipitation Days: 82
- Sunny Days: 283
- Avg. July High: 85°
- Avg. Jan High: 42°