Sheep Springs Ranch in Fremont County is just the right size for a weekend getaway. This 70-acre raw land for sale is only 45 minutes from Cañon City and is great for an active family who enjoys spending time outdoors in nature. Whether you want to just camp, hunt, or build your dream home, this Colorado ranch is perfect.
Sheep Springs Ranch could not be in a better position as it is within easy reach of BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land, where there are many sports available such as fishing, trails for OHVs, mountain biking, hiking, and horse riding. The terrain is varied with rolling grassy hills giving way to spectacular rock formations.
There is so much wildlife to watch. Big game such as mule deer, bear, mountain lion, elk is prolific and there is plenty of small game such as wild turkey.
If you are into history, there are three historical towns within driving distance.
The three historical towns, Cañon City, Florence, and Penrose lie in the Royal Gorge Region. Each is well known for its own original character. Cañon City and Florence are famous for their farmer’s markets in the spring and summer. You can find local produce such as grass-fed beef or freshly picked fruit from orchards in eastern Fremont County. They also have a lively downtown.
Florence is also known as the “Antique Capital of Colorado” whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. In addition, the Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway Arts And Antiques Tour begins here and ends in Westcliffe.
Apple Day in Penrose is a tradition that started in the 1930s when the apple harvest coincided with a softball tournament. Even today, nobody leaves without a slice of apple pie.
Fall is a great time to visit the towns for their harvest festivals. Children will enjoy the pumpkin patches and corn mazes. For the adults, there are wine tastings and apple cider.
After a long day enjoying the outdoors on Sheep Springs ranch, you might find that a good meal sounds appealing. Problem solved. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in and around the Royal Gorge Region. This region is well known as the climate capital of Colorado because of its mild climate and fantastic views at every turn.
For the more adventurous there is a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the year in the Royal Gorge. If you are a thrill-seeker and want to go white water rafting in Arkansas, there are many outfitters to take you. Or if you are a rock climber, there is the Via Ferrata, a guided climbing tour.
Near Sheep Springs, there are many state parks and recreation areas like11-Mile Reservoir State Park, Spinney Mountain State Park, Mueller State Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, and Pikes Peak.
One of the most interesting parks to visit is Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. This prehistoric park is one of the richest sources of fossils in the world. When you visit, it’s like entering the island in a Jurassic Park movie. It has fossils of fourteen-foot-wide petrified redwood trunks, as well as insects and plants. There are nine hiking trails from an easy 0.4 miles to 3.9 miles for the more experienced hiker.
This Colorado off-grid ranch for sale is offered by Mossy Oak Properties, Colorado Mountain Realty. Our agents know their stuff and you will find dealing with us is a pleasure. We’ve been around a long time and pride ourselves on our honesty, service, and teamwork. Contact the listing agent, Olga Smith, to see this stunning property right away. She can be contacted at:
Phone: (720) 273-8858