Ute Pass was first utilized as a trail between the prairies and the mountains by the Ute individuals, who relied upon the assets of the two regions to help their traveling way of life. In the 1860s, the Ute trail turned into a wagon street interfacing Colorado City to the mining camp of Leadville. Voyagers through the pass conveyed success to the area.
Beginning in 1888, the Colorado Midland Railway ran tracks through Ute Pass in to the mines at Leadville, Aspen, and later Cripple Creek. With the happening to the railroad, tourism thrived. Inns, lodges, and little lakes were worked to serve the hordes of summer visitors and extended the nearby economy that had already depended on farming and timber factories. Mining declined throughout the years and the railroad quit running, however tourism kept on prospering in the mountain towns. Today, the railroad tracks are gone, and the old wagon street is a four-path U.S. interstate.
HISTORY and LOCALE
A considerable lot of the present occupants are utilized in the City of Colorado Springs. While general administrations are offered in close-by Woodland Park, Colorado Springs is the metropolitan region where a large portion of the business bolster offices are found for this territory. The more prominent metropolitan Colorado Springs populace is assessed at 678,000. Colorado Springs economy is driven essentially by the military, the cutting edge industry and tourism. With its nearby connections to resistance, the avionic business likewise impacts the Colorado Springs economy. Military segments are spoken to by Fort Carson Military Base, Peterson Air Force Base, NORAD, Schriever Air Force Base and the U. S. Flying corps Academy. Relaxation and tourism exercises given by the Rocky Mountains give local people and guests world class skiing, waterway related exercises on the eminent South Platte River framework and the Arkansas River and endless other recreational mountain settings including lake angling at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir and Antero Reservoir.
Colorado Springs offers a huge number of expressions, occasions and attractions including Broadway visiting appears, broadly acclaimed move organizations, top jazz specialists, globally perceived entertainers and the locales possess Philharmonic Orchestra. Numerous outstanding settings are offered including the Broadmoor, a 5 star lodging, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak International Raceway and the U. S. Olympic Complex.
Inside Divide there is a relative new retail business focus that incorporates supermarket, eatery, post office, blessing shop and a neighborhood distillery. Mueller State Park abuts the south end of the farm and offers more than 5,000 sections of land of normal magnificence.
Ute Pass Ranch lies just on the west side of the Ute Pass summit close Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs, Colorado, with 2,400+/ – deeded sections of land it is one of only a handful couple of extensive grounds farms staying in the zone. The property takes a gander at the northwest side of Pikes Peak and is found west of Divide, Colorado and along the two sides of US Highway 24. It has been used for steers nibbling alongside chasing and entertainment and comprises of Aspen and Pine edges with grass secured slants and live water draws, making it an incredible diversion farm for family delight. Verifiably worked as a late spring brushing unit and for private chasing the farm is in superb condition with an occupant elk group and abundant donkey deer. After some time the territory has seen populace development bringing about an expansion being developed and protection esteems.
The long haul past possession and in general land quality has permitted a “jewel” to be made in an engaging verifiably noteworthy mountain network overhauled by a residential community climate with nearness to a noteworthy city with shopping, work, social and transportation administrations.
Broker(s): John Stratman, Kem Winternitz
Close to the summit of Ute Pass (height 9,165 feet), the farm fringes both Highway 24 and 67 and begins just on the west edge of the town of Divide. Separation is 26 miles west from Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs and 8 miles from Woodland Park. Partition and Woodland Park are room networks for Colorado Springs and utilized for summer excursions and recreational interests. The property is in Teller County and the district seat of Teller County is Cripple Creek, CO which lies southwest of Divide and gotten to by Highway 67.
Ute Pass Ranch has approximately 2,400 acres (Zoned A – 1) which are bisected by US Highway 24. There are 595+/- acres on the south side of the highway and 1,803+/- acres on the north side of the highway. Also, Highway 67 borders the south parcel and County Road 51 north of Divide borders the north parcel. The roads and highways give the property excellent access and influence the value of the property. There are several rural subdivisions in the area; however, they do not impact the use or character of the ranch. The property is very private and is a haven for elk, deer and other mountain wildlife. The ranch has several live water draws traversing through the acreage with intermixed aspen trees and dense stands of pine timber on the northerly slopes and more open southerly exposures highlighted with unique rocky outcroppings. A large man-made lake lies on the northern part of the ranch. The owners were creative in the placement of an electric transmission line through the property setting the route so that it does not interfere with development as well as creating a wildlife riparian food plot. The grass production is excellent with a variety of mountain grass species available for summer season grazing and as part of the habitat for the ranches wildlife.
The property offers unlimited recreation opportunity. The ranch has a resident herd of elk along with mule deer that reside on the property. Other Rocky Mountain wildlife species are present including coyote, bear, grouse, raptors and more.
The opportunity for ATV riding and horseback riding is unlimited with a variety of terrain present to challenge the most skilled riders. Jeep touring, sightseeing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking or just a quiet stroll through the rustling Aspen stands make the property an enjoyable place to spend time. There are multiple sites that highlight the Pikes Peak views or have a private setting with a mountain feel that would make desirable home sites.
Whether the next owner is interested in development, conservation or operating the property for ranching and hunting, the recreation potential will always be present.
DEVELOPMENT & CONSERVATION
The opportunity to develop or conserve will be in the hands of the next owner. Due to the proximity to Colorado Springs and the Front Range of Colorado, the areas mountain setting is sought after as a place to live and play. The development activity over the years has provided a stable land value base allowing for either development or conservation planning.
The ranch headquarters are the site of the improvements, which consist of a 1,747 square foot, two-story three-bedroom home, originally built in 1898 with the latest remodel in 2003. There is also a frame shed, horse barn, calving barn and several pole sheds along with a more modern four bay shop building (50’x76’) with concrete floor and a 12’ concrete slab in front of the building. The improvements are adequate for the operation of the ranch property. A domestic well serves the building site (Permit No. 49102) along with a well in the northern part of the property (Permit No. 28-60887). Multiple springs and wet draws, and a lake provide adequate water for livestock and wildlife.
Ute Pass Ranch is an outstanding ranch property that has been held by the Maytag family for 65 years. The outstanding location and accessibility make it a highly sought after property. Between the Pikes Peak views, blend of Aspen, Pines and live water draws, privacy and wildlife attributes Ute Pass Ranch is an ideal land investment. The long term potential for increasing land values driven by development or conservation plans is as very favorable. The long term past ownership and overall land quality has allowed a “gem” to be created in an appealing historically significant mountain community serviced by a small town atmosphere with close proximity to a major city with shopping, employment, cultural and transportation services.
Full 2,398 Acres – $11,400,000
South Parcel, 595 Acres – $3,275,000
North Parcel, 1,803 Acres – $8,125,000