The Greene Valley Ranch is located just south of historic Florence, Colorado and boasts irrigated lands, creek frontage, valuable water rights, and a mild year round climate. The ranch has sweeping views of the Wet Mountain Range, San Isabel National Forest, and Pikes Peak. The land is flat to gently sloping with a combination of irrigated hay pasture, wooded creek bottom and grazing land. The town of Florence, located only 10 minutes away, is a town of "old west" character. Originally built as a rugged, western mining town, a walk down the streets of Florence today surrounds you with unique businesses for your browsing, shopping, and dining pleasures. Widely renowned for its fine antique and gift stores, Florence also showcases many artists and craftsmen. Antique buffs, collectors and art lovers put Florence on their "to do list" to visit several times a year. Main Street reveals the true character of Florence, where activities might include a parade, dance, holiday festivities, sidewalk sale, car show, or just a quiet evening stroll. The property is also only 20 minutes to Canon City, 45 minutes to Pueblo and 1 hour to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Greene Valley Ranch sets up well for residential, ranch, livestock, equestrian, hunting, or other recreational uses and is private and secluded. It is truly a property with unlimited potential!
The ranch improvements consist of a 10,000 square foot equestrian facility built in 1997. This steel frame building includes a 60 x 100 indoor riding arena which could also be used to store hay and equipment. It includes 8 stalls with outside runs, foaling stall, wash rack, feed room and tack room. It also includes a one bedroom residential apartment with two bathrooms and a kitchenette area.
The ranch is bordered by two creek bottom areas offering water resources and cover for game. Mineral Creek runs along the western boundary of the ranch and Hardscrabble Creek along the eastern boundary. Mule deer and pronghorn antelope are regularly seen in and around the ranch. Upland birds, especially, dove, are plentiful and the ranch also has a 3 acre lake which attracts waterfowl including ducks and geese. The property has been used as a horse breeding ranch in the past and is ideally suited for equestrian uses.
The ranch has one of the oldest and most senior water rights you will find in southern Colorado. The ranch owns the #1 priority right on Hardscrabble Creek which is a tributary to the Arkansas River. This valuable right dates back to 1860 and the water is used to irrigate pasture for hay production. The ranch also includes an active spring and a 3 acre lake for water storage. Additional information on the ranch water rights is available upon request.