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165± Acres
Park County, CO

Horseshoe Creek Ranch, Bailey, Colorado

MLS ID: 815516
Status: Active
Price: $9,375,000
Acres: 165±
Type: Development, Farm, Land
Address: Horseshoe Creek Ranch
City, State: Bailey, CO
County: Park County
ZIP Code: 80241
Parcel Number: 598000000598
Listed by: Asher Watkins of Liv Sotheby's International Realty
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 7
Year Built: 1951


A Piece of Colorado's Wild West History Step into the heart of Colorado's rugged and captivating history with Horseshoe Creek Ranch. Spanning 165 +/- acres of pristine, untamed beauty, this ranch was once a stagecoach stop on the route from Denver to Fairplay. Just an hour from Denver, this ranch epitomizes the charm and adventure of mountain living. Horseshoe Creek Ranch is more than just a property; it's the ultimate mountain getaway. Here, you'll experience unparalleled mountain views, expansive meadows, and an abundance of wildlife. The crowning jewel of this property is the iconic barn. Built in 1865 and meticulously restored, this 7,600 square foot barn along Highway 285 showcases three floors of unique western and Colorado character. The ranch is crisscrossed with riding trails and is blessed with Deer Creek flowing year-round, complete with extensive water rights and water shares. With a rich history as a working ranch, Horseshoe Creek Ranch combines modern Colorado ranch living with rustic mountain fun, well-maintained houses, buildings, and amenities, all contributing to the property's magical atmosphere. Topography: Nestled in the foothills of the Front Range at an elevation at its highest point of approximately 8,600 feet, the ranch is a beautiful combination of valley meadows and higher elevations of rock formations and outcroppings. The upper part of the ranch is densely wooded with Ponderosa Pines, Aspen and Douglas Fir. Rosalie Peak dominates the view from the valley meadow and is visible from much of the ranch. Deer Creek flows from the northern boundary of the ranch toward the south to Highway 285. Water: Horseshoe Creek Ranch comes with 74.2 Water Right Shares from the Mountain Mutual Reservoir Company. Deer Creek defines the western edge of the ranch meandering over one-half mile through the valley and flows year-round. A one-acre pond sits on the edge of the valley meadow and can be kept full using the Water Rights. Three water wells on site provide consistent water for all the ranch’s domestic and livestock needs. · 74.2 water rights shares = 2.36-acre feet annually · 3 Water wells (2- Domestic /Stock), (1-Commercial) · ½ Mile of Deer Creek Frontage Wildlife: The ranch is rich in wildlife and has had a long history of hunting for over 150 years. The property is in the migration route, and provides excellent food sources, and cover for deer and elk. The valley is an excellent fawning and calving location with its tall grasses and creek. It is a common sight to see Mule deer and Elk bedded down amongst the Ponderosa Pines. Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, and the occasional Mountain Lion can be found on the ranch. Deer Creek provides year-round fishing opportunities for Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout, and the water on the property also attracts migratory geese and ducks. The ranch is in Game Management Unit 46. Improvements: Iconic Barn: Built in 1865 and fully restored, this 7,600 sq ft structure on Highway 285 offers three distinct floors, with entertaining and living areas. Homestead House: The 4,000 sq ft house (4 bedrooms/ 5 baths) from the late 1940s has been renovated to modern standards while preserving historical details. Additional Buildings: The property includes a two story 1,400 sq ft classic farmhouse which is currently being used as the ranch manager’s house and a 620 sq ft cottage guest house which once served as a turn of the century post office for the stagecoach line. Several multi-use buildings (1,600 sq ft hay barn, 960 sq ft workshop and various additional equipment and storage barns) are onsite.

Additional Information


Attached Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Bathrooms Full: 5
Building Area Total: 4,000
Furnished: Furnished
Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Garage Spaces: 4


Horse: Yes
Irrigation Water Rights (Yes/no): Yes
Parking Features: Attached, Garage
Waterfront: Yes
Waterfront Features: Creek, Pond


Days On Market: 8
Elementary School: Open Enrollment
Middle School: Open Enrollment
High School: Open Enrollment
Tax Annual Amount: 21960

Extra Information

Elevation: 8000
Spencer Jordan

Spencer Jordan

Carbondale, Colorado

(203) 962-3683

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Listed By: Asher Watkins of Liv Sotheby's International Realty