At the ranch's core is a high conservation

ethic which comes before all else.  


he Chico’s sweeping vistas epitomize the American West. Just 35 minutes southeast of Colorado Springs, this hidden kingdom has one of the most beautiful high plains landscapes imaginable: rolling hills, hidden draws and creeks, flowing springs, wetlands, and lakes. The ranch is traversed by 14 miles of the Chico Creek, plus a handful of smaller streams. Its vast expanse of prairie, spring-fed pools of water, and meandering creek bottoms support rich wildlife habitat. From many locations on the ranch, you have an unobstructed view of a 120-mile panorama of the Rockies, including the Spanish Peaks, the Greenhorns, the Sangre de Cristos, and, of course, 14,000-foot Pike’s Peak. The diverse terrain supports a variety of hunting experiences, from upland birds and waterfowl to big game and predator hunts.

The 87,000 acre historic working ranch is one of Colorado’s largest cattle ranches. Its rich cultural history dates back to the late 1800’s, when it was part of the Charles Goodnight rangeland, forger of the Goodnight-Loving Trail.

The ranch combines traditional, time-honored methods like working horseback with modern range management techniques that sustain the ranch’s natural resources and economic viability. Here, in a setting of spectacular scenic beauty, traditional cowboying goes hand-in-hand with modern philosophies of conservation. Sustainable ranching practices respect the ecosystem, while ongoing ecological management and monitoring programs work to preserve the ranch’s rich diversity of native plant and animal life.

Left column photo by Chris Sgaraglino 

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