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Emerald Sod Farm

31581 East 128th : Commerce City, CO 80022

Adams County, Colorado

1,120 Acres
$22,500,000 USD
$20,089 / ac
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Ranch Description

Hayden Outdoors is proud to present Emerald Sod Farm for sale. This incredible sod farm and property is one of the most successful sod farms in Colorado. The property consists of +-1100 acres with a beautiful creek bottom running through the center. It features 460 acres of irrigated land of which +-310 acres is in turf production. With plenty of water to develop. This turnkey operation has a great Roi.


Emerald sod farm is +-1,120 total acres of productive perfection. The property is cut by Boxelder Creek which is a seasonal stream and includes adjudicated junior water rights as well. The creek bottom is covered with large cottonwoods and is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary.

The property features 461 acres of irrigated land consisting of 320 acres of sod, 120 acres of alfalfa and 40 acres of hemp with drip irrigation. The property has an additional 300 acres of dry land farm ground that has the infrastructure in place to add another pivot if needed or wanted. The farmland is irrigated by 753 acre feet of Class D irrigation water from Central Colorado Water Conservancy District. The property has additional water in the form of Denver Basin Water. It is decreed for 757.8 acre feet from four aquifers. This water is in a designated basin and can be used with no restriction. Emerald sod farm has a 50 acre feet water storage facility and three wells drilled into these aquifers. The water from the three wells is pumped into the storage facility and can be moved to any irrigation pivot on the property. There is currently a water contract with a water delivery company for 29 cents/barrel for up to 1,500 acre feet per year. This contract is lucrative and adds consistent revenue on the property.

The property offers great development potential. There is 480 acres currently not related to the sod operation. These properties have plat plans and have been preliminarily approved by Adams County for up to 173 units. These lots would offer excellent creek and mountain views in a great location on good county paved roads close to Denver and Brighton Colorado and just minutes from Denver International Airport. The best part of this development scenario is that it will not affect the water used to run the sod operation or disturb any of the 310 acres of sod.


The property has a 50 x 80 shop with an office and a living quarter in it.

As well as a large covered hay storage metal structure.

3 modular homes for employees of the sod farm.

3 Denver basin wells.

50 Acre Feet water storage facility with a load out station.


The property is excellent dove, duck and goose hunting. The creek offers 120 acres of good deer and duck hunting as well.


461 Irrigated Acres.

320 Acres of Sod Production

120 Acres of Irrigated Alfalfa

40 Acres of Drip Irrigated

Water/Mineral Rights & Natural Resources

Water Rights 753 acre feet of Class D allotment from the Groundwater Management Subdistrict of Central Colorado Water Conservancy.

Denver Aquifer 137.9 Acre Feet. Upper Arapahoe Aquifer 216.8 Acre Feet. Lower Arapahoe Aquifer 190 Acre Feet

Laramie Fox Hills Aquifer 214.7 Acre Feet. Total of 757.8 acre feet of potable/industrial use water.

There is also just over 11,000 acre feet of banked water from these 4 aquifers meaning 1 time use. +-160 Acres of Mineral Rights.

General Operations

Emerald Sod Farm has been in operation for over 30 years. It has been run by the same manager for most of that time. The sod farm is a finely tuned and well known business and is completely turnkey with the experienced staff. The property has a strong NOI which is available to interested buyer with the signing of an Nda.

There is also a water contract for 29 cents a barrels with Select Energy. They have set up pipelines and run the system in its entirety. The water delivered off the property is metered and Emerald is paid for each barrel.


The property is located just north of Denver International Airport. It is 7 miles west of Brighton, Colorado and just 35 minutes to downtown Denver. It is located on excellent county roads.

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