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The following is some general information about Colorado for buyers seeking Colorado ranches and land for sale: Colorado is known world wide for the dramatic scenic beauty of its National Parks and Monuments. The Rockies run north to south through the middle of the state of Colorado, giving much of western Colorado a mountainous terrain with mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. Much of southwestern Colorado high plateau; it is the location of many historic sites, as well as large cattle ranches and horse ranches. Many offerings of Colorado ranches for sale and Colorado horse property for sale can be found in this area. And eastern Colorado is a seemingly endless expanse of flat farm land. [click here to expand] Gorgeous mountain vistas and a wide range of both winter and summer outdoor activities are among the biggest draws to living in Colorado. Buyers searching for rural real estate in Colorado are attracted by the opportunities for the many popular outdoor activities that are available in Colorado including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowboarding in winter months, and all the popular summer activities such as white water rafting, fly fishing, mountain climbing, camping, dude ranches with cattle drives, and tours to national monuments, ghost towns and abandoned mining towns.
Colorado cattle ranches often make use of grazing permits so that they can move their cattle to BLM land during the summer hay growing season. Cattle ranchers in eastern Colorado may employee dry farming methods; however, in the rockies, many Colorado cattle ranches make use of the snow melt as it runs off, using ditches to divert the water and flood the hay fields. Water availability and water rights are key to Colorado ranches in the western parts of Colorado.
Farming and ranching industries developed in Colorado in the 1800’s in response to the consumer demands created by the influx of miners and gold seekers. Early Colorado settlers gradually began to make Colorado their permanent residence, and to build homes in the rural communities that developed near the mining camps. Log cabin construction was common, although it was often considered to be a temporary type of home construction. Today, log home construction persists; however today, log construction represents the apex in high-end home design and style – the height of luxury living.
Cattle ranching became the focus of ranch life in Colorado in the mid 1800’s as the railroads opened up markets in the east. Large scale cattle ranching continues today, and Colorado is presently the site for many large cattle ranches. Colorado ranches for sale often will have some traditional improvements that date back to an earlier century. Colorado is also horse country, and buyers for Colorado horse property will find a variety of choices, including equestrian estates and horse facilities.
Colorado’s primary industries are mining and tourism. Overall mineral production in Colorado is about $1.7 billion annually. Colorado has benefited from rising costs of energy, but also produces a fair share of non-fuel minerals such as sand and gravel, cement, gold, and molybdenum. And the real estate market in Colorado has benefited from the turn-of-this-century real estate boom brought on by historically low interest rates.
Often, buyers for rural real estate in Colorado are looking for a rural retreat or hide-away – a place where they can truly feel like they can get away from it all. Many offerings of Colorado rural real estate are exactly that – a mountain hide-away or a wilderness retreat in one of the most magical places in the world!
The real estate market in Colorado has long had a tradition of flair! During the last 50 years, there have been periods of time when certain of areas of Colorado showed greater real estate appreciation than anywhere else in the nation. Buyers who are seeking a rural lifestyle with an abundance of natural beauty and a constant reminder of nature’s majesty will delight in the wide range of choices - from ranches to horse property to rural retreats to grand estates – Colorado has it all! [click here to minimize this text]
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