Florissant, Colorado (Teller)
Colorado Ranch for Sale! Wildhorn Ranch has a rich history that unfolds like old time western movie - full of elite Hollywood stars, hootin’ and hollerin’ cowboys, outlaws, moonshine and thrilling stories! Bought by the Hoder Family in the 1920’s, it served as the headquarters for boot-leg moonshine operation during the Prohibition Period (local lore still claims undiscovered, buried caches of moonshine exist on the Ranch) as well as a resort and hunting destination for Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and Esther Williams. Another episode that will go down as part of the Ranch history includes the changes to the landscape resulting from the Hayman Fire that swept through the region in 2002. Ever resilient, you can see the scenic grandeur of the Colorado Rockies and Pikes Peak region restructure these acres with new growth of native grasses, aspen and pine. Today, you will find Wildhorn Ranch nearly as wild & untamed as its early days. Situated off the beaten path and with the majority of its acres surrounded by Pikes National Forest, boosting of large lakes & ponds, fed by the lengthy and meandering Turkey Creek, sub-irrigated meadows and abundant wildlife (including moose, elk, deer, bear, turkey, ducks & geese), Widlhorn Ranch still offers an ideal location for the modern day entrepreneur. Excellent water rights for the lakes and water wells create limitless possibilities: guest/dude/working ranch, outfitter camp for fishing and hunting, or a fish nursery. The existing structures include an 8-stall barn with tack, hay and grain storage, the old ranch house, boat house, and an 8-room hotel. Also, find the stone remnants of the Main Lodge and Carriage House, as well as the swimming pool and tennis courts. Wildhorn Ranch is a place your dreams could take root and offers a unique opportunity to redefine and improve this legacy Property!