In addition to the ranch's tree-covered slopes, its grassy meadows with ponds and a sub-irrigated field allow support of up to 160 pairs of cows year round. The property is excellent for horses as well. All the perimeter fencing is good with miles of good cross fencing. Cattle have been run on this ranch since before 1885. Unpaved ranch roads allow easy access throughout the pastures. Ten and eleven-thousand -foot mountains surround the ranch, with a 9, 800 foot peak on the ranch itself. Views are genuinely breathtaking. Spectacular building sites abound among bristlecone, Douglas fir and Ponderosa pines. Highway 9 runs thru the ranch for easy year round access, yet this land's high -country feeling remains intact. All construction in this area is electrified by solar. Just a short distance into Pike National Forest you can find the origins of Currant Creek, which flows southward through the property into the Arkansas River and gives its name to the pass on the ranch. wildlife includes elk, mule deer, antelope and bear. The ranch borders National Forest on 3 sides. Currant Creek Pass Ranch is centrally located: only 70 miles from both Interstate 25 at Pueblo and Interstate 70 at Frisco. The ranch is only about 1 hour from Canon City and only about 45 minutes from a beautiful view of the world-famous Royal Gorge and its historic suspension bridge. A fifteen minute trip over a back road brings you to Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile reservoirs and the Gold medallion trout waters of the South Platte. Indians, fur trappers, mountain men and prospectors all used the Currant Creek Pass in their travels from South Park down the Arkansas River basin. In 1844, Lieutenant John C. Fremont and his guide, Kit Carson, traveled through the ranch on their way back from surveying CA.
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