Peak to Peak Bison Ranch

  • $5,800,000
  • 160 Acres
  • Longmont, CO
  • Colorado
  • Boulder
  • Longmont


Located in the peaceful, rural area of Boulder County's upper northeast corner will find the Peak to Peak Bison Ranch, featuring direct westerly views of Longs Peak. The Ranch consists of 159.5 deeded acres plus a 50 acre lease on the adjoining Open Space. Operated as a bison ranch, it is secured with 8’ custom fence which divides separate pastures. Exceptional water rights (see complete list below) for irrigation that include a year around spring, four ponds and small wetlands area are included. Improvements are a 2,466 sq ft brick home, shop, rustic barn, steel loading facility with a set of corrals. There is NO conservation easement on the ranch and it is eligible to subdivide into 3 additional 35 acre parcels. Alternatively, it is a great conservation easement candidate with the ability to transfer 30+ Boulder County Development Rights. The Ranch is only 10 minutes to either Longmont or Berthoud and 20 minutes to Interstate 25.


The ranch is located in the northeast corner of the County. Although shown by
appointment only, from Longmont take Hwy 66 from Main Street East one mile to
115 th Street. Turn left heading North 2.5 miles to Wasatch Road, turn right for ¾
mile to Elk Lane, under the green wagon wheel gateway. From Berthoud, go East
on Hwy 56 for 1 mile to County Line Road, then South 3.5 miles to Wasatch Road,
turn right 2 miles to Elk Lane. Elk Lane is gravel and in the process of being
improved and re-graded.


The ranch has a total of 210 acres m/l which includes 159.50 deeded acres m/l and a bordering
50 acre m/l lease with Boulder County Open Space. The ranch is private and consists of flat to gently rolling terrain, ideal for pasture and irrigation. A custom 8’ secure fence surrounds the ranch and provides 9 separate pastures for grazing rotation and hay production. Pastures are established Alfalfa, Alfalfa/Grass and Native Grass. One pasture is irrigated with a cement lined ditch and six others with gated pipe served by cement head gates. There is a year around spring in the north pasture and all pastures have excellent stock water sources from the four ponds and small wetlands area. The Ranch attracts a variety of ducks, geese, pheasant, eagles, red tail hawks, owls and numerous songbirds.


The home is a ranch style single level consisting of 2,466 sq ft built in
1993. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and great
room. Heat is forced air and a fireplace.

The shop/garage consists of 2,160 sq ft, has three commercial height roll down
garage doors, concrete floor and a 200 sq ft office.

The rustic wood barn is 1,936 sq ft, with adjacent wood corral and steel loading

The property has domestic water and a septic system. Electric is provided by Poudre Valley, phone is Century Link and Propane gas by Coop.

2019 property taxes were $7,013.00

Water Rights

Peak to Peak Bison Ranch has domestic water at the improvements from Longs Peak Water District and the following valuable water rights:

60 Shares of Colorado Big Thompson Water
4 Shares of Ish Ditch
1 Share of Supply Ditch
1 Share of Highland Ditch

The ranch has abundant stock water from 4 ponds, a small wetland area and a
year around spring located in the north pasture.

Brokers Comments

The majority of the value offered here is in the extensive water rights which will not be sold separately so that the property can continue as a producing ranch. However, this is a unique offering when considering the owner has not entered into a conservation agreement with any agency. The ranch is bordered on all sides by property that is subject to conservation restrictions administered by Boulder County Open Space. Such restrictions should help preserve ranch view corridors and the predominantly quiet, agricultural use of surrounding properties. Should Buyer choose not to sub divide the property and develop its three additional building sites, Buyer would have the prospects of entering into a conservation easement offered by Boulder County Open Space or other agencies as well as obtaining 30+ Boulder County Transferable Development Rights that can be sold on a related marketplace. Any of these avenues offer embedded value options that are rare in today’s Front Range market.

The ranch is offered in total including all land, water rights, improvements, development rights, mineral rights (subject to any pre-existing reservations) for $5,800,000. Terms are cash, shown by appointment only to qualified Buyers. Broker cooperation invited.