Colorado irrigated farm for sale—hemp, corn, pinto beans, onions, Colorado hunting property for sale
Olathe Colorado irrigated farm land for sale—pinto beans, sweet corn, alfalfa, hemp
Olathe, Colorado, is known as the location in Western Colorado with some of the most productive farm ground in the whole state. This 160-acre farm is situated close to the end of Falcon Road on the west side of Olathe, just below the Uncompahgre Plateau. At 5,600 feet, the elevation is ideal for growing a wide variety of crops, including hemp, alfalfa, feed corn, sweet corn, pinto beans, and onions. Nearby farms also grow wine grapes and fruit. This 160-acre farm property has excellent soils and is one of the most productive farms in a highly productive area. Currently it is used for feed corn, grass hay, and alfalfa production, but it has also grown onions, sweet corn, pinto beans, and fruit trees over the years. It is currently producing 225 bushels of corn per acre, or even more on a good year. Neighboring farms have been converted to hemp production with excellent results. This farm has high potential as an excellent hemp farm.
Excellent water rights on this Colorado farm for sale
Water is the key to a productive Colorado farm, and this farm is served by 80 shares, or 1.6 cubic feet per second, of Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association water. UVWUA water is served by two large irrigation reservoirs upstream, which guarantees water late into the irrigation season. 2018 was the driest year in almost a century, and this farm had good irrigation flows clear into November, while other farms went dry in early June. November 2019 will see the installation of a new $100,000 irrigation project to ensure even better flows. The farm is served by gated pipe and concrete siphon ditches.
Varied terrain features on this Olathe Colorado productive farm for sale
The farm is a very basic square configuration of a 160-acre quarter section with no cutouts. However, the terrain within that quarter section is a pleasing mix of flat, irrigated mesa tops, cottonwood groves, small valleys of irrigated hayfields, upland terrain, and pasture. The homestead is located on the southeast corner, with a 1,248-square-foot home that has been recently updated, along with the basic infrastructure of an old feedlot. Another homesite had a mobile home on it, which has since been removed, but the electrical hookup, septic tank, and water tap are still available for use. The property has a total of three domestic water taps served by Tri-County Domestic Water Users Association, and there are multiple beautiful homesites. Building restrictions are minimal. Views are excellent in all directions, with beautiful vistas of the San Juans, Gunnison Gorge, Grand Mesa, and the Uncompahgre Plateau.
Plentiful wildlife on this Colorado hunting property—trophy mule deer, quail, pheasant in Colorado GMU 62
The farm is a wildlife haven, with some surprising species present, such as Gambel’s quail and wild pheasants. It’s an excellent property for dove hunting as well, as doves love to roost in the tall cottonwoods on either side of the hayfields. This area is known for producing trophy-quality mule deer bucks, and bucks scoring over 200 have been taken in close proximity to this farm. Several nice bucks are known to bed down on this property on a daily basis. BLM lands are close by, but this property does not border public lands. The Uncompahgre Plateau rises just to the west of the property, with thousands and thousands of acres of BLM and National Forest lands in GMU’s 62 and 61 just to the west.
ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
Street Address: 53999 Falcon Road, Olathe, Colorado 81425
Gary Hubbell is a Colorado rancher, real estate broker, and auctioneer with wide-ranging experience in ranches, hunting properties, luxury homes, orchards and vineyards, mountain land, recreation properties, horse properties, homes with acreage, and small farms. Gary has sold properties in all corners of Colorado, from hay farms in Rocky Ford and La Junta, to outfitting businesses in Granby, to hunting ranches bordering Dinosaur National Park in the far northwest corner of the state, and resorts and ranches in Durango in the far southwest corner of Colorado.
Western Colorado native, outfitter, fly-fishing guide, rancher, horseman
A native of western Colorado, Gary spent over two decades guiding Aspen-area clients on fly-fishing and hunting expeditions, upland bird hunts, waterfowl hunts, and horseback rides. His outfitting business, OutWest Guides, became famous in the Aspen area for providing 5-star experiences for discriminating clientele.
Gary Hubbell worked many years as a professional writer, photographer, location scout, and producer for photo shoots and film productions. He has worked on marketing campaigns for Marlboro, Coors, Victoria’s Secret, UnderArmour, Izod, Bushnell, ATK, Weaver rifle scopes, K2 skis, Remington, Ralph Lauren Chaps, Santa Cruz snowboards, Fenwick fly rods, Ford, Seiko, and many others. Gary has won 2 Colorado Press Awards, a Colorado Book Award, an American Horse Publications writing award, and 2 United Country Marketing Services national auction marketing awards. Gary has been at the forefront of drone property video production in Western Colorado, with his son Jake serving as drone pilot.
Colorado auctioneer and personal property appraiser
In 2016, Gary attended the Texas Auction Academy led by Mike Jones, a former World Champion Auctioneer and president of United Country Auction Services. Gary has already spearheaded several of the largest personal property and real estate auctions held in Western Colorado, selling everything from antiques & collectibles to estates, collector cars, heavy equipment, and ranch land. One of his sales included the former World Record American Elk taken by John Plute near Crested Butte in 1899. The trophy sold for $121,000. Gary is capable of appraising personal property assets for clients needing valuation services.
Rancher, horseman, hunter, fly-fisherman, dog trainer, skier
Gary lives with his wife, Doris, on a 118-acre hay farm and horse ranch in Crawford, Colorado, where they raise hay, horses, and Labrador retrievers. He is an avid upland bird hunter, waterfowler, fly-fisherman, horseman, and skier. Their two sons are college graduates and working in engineering and real estate.
Gary Hubbell, United Country Colorado Brokers & Auctioneers
Jake Hubbell is a native of Western Colorado, born in Carbondale and raised in Marble and Crawford, small towns in the heart of the Elk Mountains. The son of an outfitting family, Jake was helping guide horseback rides at an early age. He grew up fly-fishing the Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Frying Pan rivers, hiking to high-country lakes and streams, and hunting elk in the high country.
Outstanding academic achievement
As a high school student in Hotchkiss, Jake excelled at wrestling and started at wide receiver on the football team, yet his best achievements were in the classroom. Jake graduated high school with an Associate of Science degree, and parlayed that success into the Professional Land and Resource Management (PLRM) degree program at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. As one of the top students in the program, Jake graduated Magna cum Laude in 2017—debt free, in three years. He became a licensed real estate broker while finishing his senior year of college.
Water rights, range management, geology, accounting
The PLRM program is centered around mineral rights leasing for the oil and gas industry, with a curriculum that is also ideal for Western ranch brokerage. Jake Hubbell has studied Colorado water law, range management, accounting and finance, mineral rights leasing and acquisition, hydraulic fracturing, environmental politics, contract law, geology, marketing, and communications—all skills that come in very handy when listing and selling Colorado ranch real estate.
Excellent marketing skills—websites, drone video, photography, social media
You know how you always ask a kid to help you with your smart phone or tablet? How to use a website or fly a drone? Jake Hubbell is that kid. He is innately familiar with many new technology platforms, and uses that to help his property sellers. Jake’s drone video won a national auction marketing award in 2016 for the Blue Mountain Ranch auction. His “new school” approach to real estate marketing benefits his clients with fresh ideas and disruptive technology. From targeted facebook marketing campaigns, to pin-pointed advertisements, Jake's approach is to find buyers and create engagement.
Mountain land, resorts, ranches, hunting property, luxury homes—a family legacy
Colorado real estate broker Jake Hubbell is an outdoorsman and adventurer, hunter and fisherman. His interests lie in selling the type of properties fitting his lifestyle—ranches, resorts, luxury homes, ski properties, mountain land, and hunting property. He is an avid skier, fly fisherman, upland bird hunter, waterfowler, and big game hunter, and has a beautiful yellow Labrador retriever. Jake has the benefit of seasoned leadership, as his father, Gary Hubbell, is an experienced and well known Colorado ranch broker and auctioneer.