The 151-acre Genesee Mountain Ranch boasts expansive Front Range views, a diverse topography with multiple homesites, and a convenient location less than two miles from Interstate 70. With its mix of open meadows, healthy timber, woody draws, rocky outcroppings, and scenic overlooks, the ranch has the feel of a much larger property. The ranch adjoins Genesee Mountain Park, the largest park in the Denver Mountain Parks system, allowing for a myriad of recreational opportunities. With its south-facing exposure, the ranch enjoys abundant sunshine, while also being tucked away on the quiet, private side of Genesee Mountain.
Genesee Mountain Ranch is conveniently located on the south flank of Genesee Mountain, less than two miles from the I-70 Genesee Park exit (Exit 254). From the ranch, it is just 12 miles to both Golden (to the east) and Evergreen (to the west), and it less than 20 miles to downtown Denver. With its south-facing exposure and an average elevation of approximately 7,500 feet, the ranch is well situated to become a very comfortable and convenient year-round home for future owners.
The ranch adjoins Genesee Mountain Park to the north, providing direct access into 2,413 acres of open space for hiking, picnicking, or observing the park’s resident herd of buffalo. Thanks to its highly accessible location, the property is less than one hour from world-class skiing at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and all of the exciting mountain recreation in Clear Creek and Summit Counties.
- Average Annual Precipitation: 18.8 inches
- Average Annual Snowfall: 84 inches
- Average July High: 82° F
- Average January Low: 10° F
- Sunny Days: 245
Other than one small, off-the-grid shelter, the ranch is unimproved.
Genesee Mountain Park, which adjoins the ranch’s northern border, is the largest park in the Denver Mountain Park system. From the ranch, one has direct access to miles of hiking trails, challenging road biking, or simply exploring the park’s 2,413 acres. Within a one-hour drive of the ranch, one can enjoy the best of Colorado’s outdoor recreation—14,000 foot mountains, world-class snow sking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and much more.
The ranch is located in Game Management Unit 391 and is one of the few large-acreage, undeveloped tracts in the immediate area, making it a haven for local wildlife. According the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the ranch is habitat for both elk and mule deer, and it also lies in a concentration area for both bears and turkey.
Genesee Mountain Ranch is one of the largest, most diverse tracts available in the highly sought-after community of Genesee, and it provides a unique opportunity to build up to four homes with no further county approval. There are four existing wells on the property, and a mix of terrain providing numerous private homesites, each with spectacular views. Roads to the ranch are maintained year-round and electricity runs directly to the property’s northern boundary, so a new owner could begin building immediately without significant infrastructure expense. This ranch property gives buyers a chance to buy into the robust Denver metro real estate market and, at the same time, throughly enjoy their investment.
The property is completely unencumbered by conservation easements. Given the development pressure along this section of the I-70 corridor, large acreage properties like the Genesee Mountain Ranch are highly coveted by both local and statewide land trusts and conservation groups. Should a buyer decided to conserve part or all of the property, significant state and federal tax benefits may be available.