Riverfront Colorado Development Land for Sale
Located right off Interstate 70, this rare Colorado development land offering with immense development potential has countless potential uses. Adjacent to Exit 62 off the Interstate, this property has ideal proximity to Exit 62, as well as the frontage road, US Highway 6, running along the South/East property boundaries.
Comprising of 175 total deeded acres, the property contains diverse terrain suitable for many uses. Along the frontage road is flat, highly visible, and easily accessible land. Moving past this acreage to the North is four large ponds developed from previous gravel mining on the property, and large, open meadows that front the Colorado River.
Colorado Development Land Ranch Assets
- 175 total acres
- 4 large ponds
- Substantial water rights
- Utilities nearby & on ranch
- Diverse terrain
- Multiple property uses – Industrial, commercial, agricultural, RV park/community
- Historic ranch home with outbuildings & facilities
- Certified cattle scale on location
- 3 bed 1 bath historic home
- Riverfront land along Colorado River
- Interstate 70 Access directly off property
- Adjacent to Debeque City Limits
- 6 shares Larkin Ditch Water
- 15 shares Blue Stone Ditch Water
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Whiskey’s for Drinking, Water’s for Fighting. In the West, water is one of the most precious resources. It’s important when looking at development and irrigated acreage to research the water rights and decree, as well as the strength and priority of the water right. This Colorado development land has impressive water rights.
Served directly out of the Colorado River from a headgate just upstream, the Larkin Ditch, with 90 shares total, running approximately 25 cfs of water, supplies substantial water resources to the property. With 6 total shares from the ditch, the water allotment easily fills the four ponds on the property, with the rule of thumb each share irrigates approximately 10 acres of land.
The supplemental Blue Stone Ditch, runs approximately 80 cfs, with 2,000 shares total, irrigates pastures around the ranch house, totaling around 15 acres. The ranch owns 15 shares of the Blue Stone Ditch, with 1 share of this ditch providing enough to irrigate one acre.
The four ponds were mined for gravel resources, and have depths of up to approximately 20 feet, where the gravel mining hit bedrock. The Western portion of the property also holds gravel reserves, however, was never mined due to being in agricultural production at the time. The permit could be expanded and renewed in the future to expand to this area if desired.
This Colorado development land is adjacent to US Highway 6, the frontage road running along I-70, where the utilities for the areas around De Beque. City water, natural gas, and electricity can all be found along this frontage road.