LOCATION AND ACREAGE
The 160± acre House Creek Ranch is located approximately 11 miles south of the town of Jefferson, Colorado on paved Park County Road 77 in the scenic Tarryall Valley. Downtown Denver is a one and a half hour drive and Denver International Airport is two hours away.
The ranch is ideally set up for horses. There are six separate pastures, three corrals, five loafing sheds, a paddock for horses and a barn with hay loft. There are also assorted sheds and buildings for equipment and storage. Stout fences and cross fences are six feet high. The three bedroom, 1,102± sq. ft. farm house dates from 1950 and has been completely updated for modern living. The home has a full unfinished basement. There also is an historic log homestead cabin, structurally sound and ready for restoration. Various other historic log structures lend an old west feel to the ranch. Both House Creek and Tarryall Creek traverse the ranch providing stock water and lush sub-irrigated pastures as well as excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Pike National Forest adjoins the property.
Unlimited miles of trails through Pike National Forest and Lost Creek Wilderness are right out the back gate. Access to the famous Colorado Trail is approximately a six mile ride through the wilderness. One half mile of Tarryall Creek provides excellent habitat for brown and rainbow trout and affords exciting fly fishing. Elk hunting and game viewing on and around the ranch is very good. The ranch sits on the southeastern edge of the spectacular geologic feature known as South Park. South Park was an ancient Indian hunting ground and is a magnet for a wide variety of wildlife today. The headwaters of many of Colorado’s premier trout streams, including Tarryall Creek , originate in south Park. Gold medal fly fishing on the South Platte River is just minutes away. Additional good fishing can be found on Antero, Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoirs, all within easy reach of the ranch. The old west town of Fairplay is a short drive west on Highway 285 and offers restaurants and shopping. The ski resort town of Breckenridge is located just over Hoosier Pass on Highway 9, approximately 22 miles north of Fairplay.
Electric service is provided by IREA. Telephone service is provided by Qwest. The home is heated by propane and the gas is provided by Glaser Gas.
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