$8,120,000 | 812± ACRES


2000 S. COLORADO BLVD., T1, STE. 3100 , COLORADO 80222 P: 303.861.8282 M: 303.229.9932 [email protected] EL DORADO PRESERVE GOLDEN, COLORADO

$8,120,000 | 812± ACRES


2000 S. COLORADO BLVD., T1, STE. 3100 DENVER, COLORADO 80222 P: 303.861.8282 M: 303.229.9932 [email protected] Land… that’s where it all begins. Whether it is ranch land or family retreats, working cattle ranches, plantations, farms, estancias, timber or recreational ranches for sale, it all starts with the land.

Since 1946, Hall and Hall has specialized in serving the owners and prospective owners of quality rural real estate by providing mortgage loans, appraisals, land management, auction and brokerage services within a unique, integrated partnership structure.

Our business began by cultivating long-term relationships built upon personal service and expert counsel. We have continued to grow today by being client-focused and results-oriented—because while it all starts with the land, we know it ends with you.





Exceptionally well located 812± acre recreational parcel within 35 minutes of downtown Denver. This rare alpine land holding affords an abundance of heavily timbered, diverse, and undulating topography. A seasonal stream, small lake, and combination of mountain meadows, rock outcroppings, and breathtaking vistas put El Dorado Preserve in a class of its own.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 3 – LOCATION Ideally positioned between Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Ralston Creek State Wildlife Area, and White Ranch Park sits El Dorado Preserve. It is just eight miles from the town of Golden, and less than an hour’s drive from Denver International Airport and Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Sweeping views of the downtown Denver skyline, , and Continental Divide are appreciated from the property’s idyllic vantage point.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 4 – LOCALE El Dorado Preserve offers unprecedented access to the coveted Rocky Mountain lifestyle with unmatched privacy and convenience. The property is easily accessible via a private road off Crawford Gulch Road, eight miles from the city of Golden along the Colorado Front Range. Home to a lively downtown, scenic beauty, and area attractions like Lookout Mountain and Coors Brewery, Golden is more than a convenient spot to fill up on gas, refresh supplies, or grab a bite to eat.

The former gold rush town sits at the foothills of the and is steeped in history. Here you will find The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, the famed White Water Park kayaking course, Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum, and the Colorado Railroad Museum, featuring vintage trains and a 1800s-style railroad depot.

Situated only two hours from several major ski resorts, including those in Vail, Winter Park, Breckenridge, and Keystone, world-class Colorado skiing is but a day trip away. A little closer to home there is an abundance of outdoor recreation, including trophy hunting, miles of private nature trails for traversing on foot or horseback, and an onsite trout stocked pond. Area lakes, rivers, and streams offer a variety of gold medal fishing.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 5 – GENERAL DESCRIPTION For the avid outdoorsman, few land offerings compare to the sheer size and untapped natural beauty of El Dorado Preserve. Nestled in a pristine alpine mountain setting, you’ll feel worlds away, yet close to it all with nearby city amenities of Golden, Denver, Boulder, and Evergreen.

Minutes from Whole Foods, state parks, ski resorts, and the gambling towns of Central City and Blackhawk, El Dorado Preserve is a once in a lifetime legacy ranch with limitless potential – ideal for conservation easement and/or use as an executive retreat or development.

Elevation ranges from 6,500 to 9,200 feet featuring tremendous topographical diversity and iconic views of Mount Tom. The black timber habitat of the ranch attracts a variety of species of wildlife including elk, deer, bear, and turkey. This results in exceptional trophy hunting.

There is also access to Ralston Creek State Wildlife Area adjacent to Golden Gate Canyon State Park with 12,000± acres of forest and trails for hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

The property includes a large 40’ x 120’ metal barn with concrete floor.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 6 – ACREAGE The 812± acre El Dorado Preserve presents a rare opportunity to own a significant amount of raw, undeveloped, and recreational land within minutes of Denver area attractions. Abundant with dark timber, pine, spruce, and aspen trees, the property plays host to vast open meadows and wildflowers, a spring-fed lake, seasonal stream, and private internal developed trail system for ease of use.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 7 – CLIMATE Golden, Colorado gets 19 inches of rain on average, per year, compared to the US average of 39 inches of rain per year. Golden averages 66 inches of snow per year, while the US average is 26 inches of snow annually. Summer highs tend to sit around 86 degrees in July, with winter lows averaging 18 degrees in January.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 8 – FISHERY RESOURCES Anglers enjoy world-class fly fishing in neighboring rivers and alpine lakes. The “Golden Mile” of fly fishing begins in the town of Golden and extends up Clear Creek Canyon, known for brook, cutthroat, brown, and rainbow trout biting year-round. These home waters offer 20-miles of access. Other great fisheries close by include Bear Creek, near the historic town of Morrison offering beautiful scenery and a stream and Blue River in Summit County. Blue River is where the colossal fish hide with reported catches of 25-inchers in this river. There’s also potential for a Grand Slam--rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat. Within a 2.5 hour drive, South Park offers a variety of fishing including deep, cut banks, tailwater, and inlet fishing for spawning trout and the occasional salmon. North Fork of the Platte in has rainbows and browns coupled by exceptional forest views.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 9 – RECREATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Golden is perhaps the gateway to experiencing “where the west lives.” With renowned trout and salmon fishing, mountain getaways in Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and the ability to explore the forested wildlife of your own secluded 812± acre parcel, nothing compares to El Dorado Preserve.

If it is year-round recreation you’re after, there is no better place than the Rocky Mountains. Numerous peaks soar above 14,000 feet, met by aspens and evergreen, racing streams, crystal blue rivers, and wildlife. From fly-fishing and summer hiking, to mountain biking, and white water rafting, to winter skiing and snowboarding through deep powder snow, there is no shortage of ways to embrace nature.

A total of eight ski resorts can be reached within a 35 to 75-minute drive, including Echo Mountain, Eldora, Loveland, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Winter Park and Vail. These resorts offer some of the best skiing conditions and terrain in the world.

There are 21 picturesque golf courses in Jefferson County including Trace, a premier public golf course designed by notable golf course architect Jim Engh. The Foothills Golf Course, named “Most Family Friendly Golf Course” in Colorado by Avid Golfer Magazine offers 36-holes of championship golf.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 10 – DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL While there is vast development potential for El Dorado Preserve, conservation easement and/ or use as a corporate, family, or recreational retreat has its appeal. This would protect the land for future generations while allowing owners to retain many private property rights while living on and/or using their land for recreational purposes.

Additional proposed development of a total of 13, 35-acre estate lots on the lower portion of the ranch is available. Capturing spectacular city and mountain views, each owner would have access to the three-mile private trail system, and would be responsible for drilling their own water well and constructing a septic system.

TAXES As per the Jefferson County Appraisal District, taxes on the tract are relatively inexpensive as the ranch is being worked with cattle and qualities for an agricultural exemption. Taxes paid to Jefferson County total approx. $3,286.00 per year.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 11 – WATER RIGHTS • Water Case No. 90CW005 – 0.013 cfs • Water Case No. 90CW006 • Water Case No. 90CW007 – 0.017 cfs • Water Case No. 90CW008 - Koch Spring Well No.1

UTILITIES Existing power to the El Dorado Preserve’s ranch cabin is provided by United Power. Internet is provided from Wild Blue and television via Direct TV. Phone service is from Comcast. Propane is provided by Ferrel Gas.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 12 – BROKER’S COMMENT As the Front Range and population of Colorado continues to expand, large acreage holdings like El Dorado Preserve with its proximity and accessibility to Denver and area attractions are increasingly rare to find. El Dorado Preserve is unspoiled natural beauty at its finest, cradled amidst 812± pristine acres of towering pine and aspen trees with unsurpassed views of downtown Denver, the Front Range, Pikes Peak, and the Continental Divide. In addition to abundant wildlife and miles of private nature trails, it presents optimal trout fishing and an unbelievable location. Few Colorado land holdings preserve the privacy of an alpine mountain setting this close to the city.

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 13 – Click on map above for link to MapRight map of property.



Hall and Hall is acting as a Seller’s Agent and will cooperate with other agents acting as a Transaction Broker or Buyer Agent only. NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, building measurements, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.


1. MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek, or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

2. RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources. Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek, or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

3. AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate. Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation. Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day. For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

4. APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe. Stacy Jackson at (903) 820-8499 is available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

5. SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners. In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing | Flexible Terms | Efficient Processing Tina Hamm or Scott Moran • (406) 656-7500 Adam Deakin • (970) 716-2120 Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882 J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

© 2018 HALL AND HALL | WWW.HALLANDHALL.COM | [email protected] — 15 – In Colorado, Buyers should be aware that different real estate brokerage relationships are available which include seller agency, buyer agency or transaction-brokerage.


DEFINITIONS OF WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: SELLER’S AGENT: A seller’s agent (or listing agent) works solely on behalf of the seller to promote the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the seller. The seller’s agent must disclose to potential buyers all adverse material facts actually known by the seller’s agent about the property. A separate written listing agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the seller.

BUYER’S AGENT: A buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The agent negotiates on behalf of and acts as an advocate for the buyer. The buyer’s agent must disclose to potential sellers all adverse material facts actually known by the buyer’s agent including the buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction and if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. A separate written buyer agency agreement is required which sets forth the duties and obligations of the broker and the buyer.

TRANSACTION-BROKER: A transaction-broker assists the buyer or seller or both throughout a real estate transaction by performing terms of any written or oral agreement, fully informing the parties, presenting all offers and assisting the parties with any contracts, including the closing of the transaction without being an agent or advocate for any of the parties. A transaction-broker must use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any oral or written agreement, and must make the same disclosures as agents about all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction-broker concerning a property or a buyer’s financial ability to perform the terms of a transaction and if a residential property, whether the buyer intends to occupy the property. No written agreement is required.

CUSTOMER: A customer is a party to a real estate transaction with whom the broker has no brokerage relationship because such party has not engaged or employed the broker, either as the party’s agent or as the party’s transaction-broker.

Please contact one of the Hall and Hall brokers for a complete discussion of potential working relationships for this property. A written relationship disclosure will be provided to a prospective buyer prior to engaging in brokerage activities as defined by the Colorado Real Estate Commission.

Jeff Buerger of Hall and Hall is the exclusive agent of the Seller.

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