Chico Basin Ranch Updated:12/2016

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre family-run, working cattle ranch that operates on the high prairie 30 miles southeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its sprawling ranges of shortgrass and sandsage prairie, spring-fed lakes, creeks, and pools are home to diverse populations of birds, pronghorn, deer, fish, prairie dogs, coyote, badgers, and much more. The ranch is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed by Ranchlands in a one-of-a-kind partnership. In addition to our cattle business, the Chico offers education, farming, recreation, sporting, arts, and hospitality programs.

A rich tradition in ranching and an innovative business strategy form the backbone of the ranching operation. Our mission on the Chico is to create a ranching model that views the land as an ecological resource base, where cattle are not only the primary economic driver of our business but also an important tool that we use to manipulate the land and achieve positive conservation outcomes. Upon that foundation, we layer on a suite of complementary land-based businesses with an emphasis on land stewardship, innovative management, and economic viability. The result is a sustainable, diversified business that enables the preservation of the land, our lifestyle, and our ranching legacy.

Year-round Daily From I-25 take Exit 122, access road north on east side of the highway, cross railroad tracks, river, right at Hanover Rd., 12-13 miles, right at stop sign, take main road at ranch sign for 4 miles.

On-farm/ranch sales: ranch-made leather goods. Ranch stays. Experience a real working ranch by working side-by-side with cowboys.

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22500 Apelt Ranch Rd
Colorado Springs, CO  80928
Phone: (719) 683-7960

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