The Farm on the Colorado sits along the northern bank of the Colorado River in the valley between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction in the western Colorado I-70 corridor. The river is the property’s southern boundary, at approximately 5,500 feet, then the property gently slopes upward to about 6,500 feet at its north end where it connects with BLM land, making the property feel even larger than it is. In between, the lands are either fertile, irrigated fields (300+ acres), or rolling, oak, and sage dotted lands with scenic overlooks of the Colorado River valley.
Eight humble, traditional ranch houses exist on-property that are primarily leased short-term by locals, with one rented annually. Corrals, pens, and turnouts serve as facilities for a horse boarding operation that also pays rent to the property owner.
The bustling New Castle-Glenwood area in eastern Garfield is essentially a Ski Country bedroom community, where residents often quickly pop on to I-70 to commute to jobs upvalley in the real estate construction and/or resort industries in the nearby Roaring Fork Valley that runs from Glenwood to Aspen. The property is located less than a mile from the New Castle I-70 interchange and has frontage on both sides of the interstate between Mile Markers 105-107.
While a McDonald’s, a hotel, an anchor grocery store, a golf course community, and some restaurants are in New Castle, Glenwood Springs is just 10 minutes away and world-renowned for its hot springs and spas, numerous hotels, Adventure Park, restaurants, shops, schools, hospitals, banks, and a smaller plane private jet airport. Glenwood Springs lies just off I-70 at the confluence of the Colorado and the Roaring Fork River, with other character-filled destination mountain towns such as Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen located upstream on the Roaring Fork on CO Hwy 82. Downstream, in the other direction from The Farm (westbound on I-70), are lower elevation towns like Rifle and Grand Junction, so choices abound at all times of the year for different weather and recreational opportunities, everything from the world-famous downhill skiing to golf (New Castle is home to Lakota Golf Club, a fine, newer layout), fly-fishing, and wineries and orchards.
The Farm is conveniently located between two commercial airports with both the Grand Junction airport to the west and the Eagle County Regional Airport in Eagle to the east (servicing Vail and Beaver Creek) being less than an hour away. Top-notch private jet service is 10 minutes down the road at the Garfield County Airport in Rifle, Colorado, and also one hour away in Aspen and Eagle.
Several world-class ski resorts are within an easy drive. Aspen/Ajax Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass are all located in and around Aspen, one hour away, and Beaver Creek and Vail Resorts are less than ninety minutes away.
Summertime temperatures are in the 70s and 80s. Fall temps range in the 60s and 70s during the day, with evening temperatures dropping into the 40s and 50s. Wintertime temperatures range from highs in the 30s to 40s during the day and dropping into the teens and 20s at night. Average annual precipitation is approximately 16.5 inches. At 5,500 feet elevation, this part of the Colorado River Valley is much lower elevation than the well-known resort towns in the region, so it is known for its milder, manageable winters.