The ranch is headquartered by a 2,200 sq. ft. managers home with a two-car garage, two barns, five work sheds, and hay barn. The owner’s legacy homestead sits on two acres across the river from the main HQ and is not for sale, but intends to share full access on the 35 acres they will retain. The ranch is perimeter and interior fenced and generally serviced by full service and two-track ranch roads.
Situated 2.5 miles south of the town of La Veta, Colorado, Ute Ranch is located in the heart of the Cuchara River Valley. With unparalleled views of West Spanish Peak, Trinchera Peak, and the greater Culebra Range, the ranch is also graced by the many prominent geologic features that define the immediate area, including the dramatic Big Wall volcanic dike, Goemmer Butte, and the infamous Devil’s Staircase.
- Rainfall (in.): 15.5”
- Snowfall (in): 95”
- Precipitation Days: 35
- Sunny Days: 330
- Avg. July High: 77°, Avg. July Low: 53°
- Avg. Jan. High: 49°, Avg. Jan. Low: 20°
Set at the foot of the Spanish Peaks with the Curcharas River running through, La Veta, CO is a beautifully scenic town with a rich history, and friendly neighbors who take close care of the vibrant agricultural heritage of the area. La Veta offers a traditional mix of grocery, hardware, motels, and most other major services. With the full-service Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center located between La Veta and Walsenburg (County seat), the area also serves a vibrant retirement community.
Ute Ranch is bordered by Co Highway 12, the reknown scenic Highway of Legends which links the Spanish Peaks country from Walsenburg to Trinidad, Colorado. Blessed with a diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities, the surrounding area, commonly referred to as the Cucharas Valley, includes East and West Spanish Peaks, the Culebra Range, and a vast swath of the San Isabel National Forest which draws hundreds of visitors year-round. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, hunting and horseback riding are just some of the reasons people are attracted to the area.