Badito Ranch

$850,000 555 Acres Walsenburg , Colorado Huerfano county

Ranch Property Brief

Badito Ranch offers 555 +/- acres with a 945 acre BLM lease in Southern Colorado situated along the front range just to the Northwest of Walsenburg. Enjoy tremendous views of the Spanish Peaks and eastern sunrises that will never get old. The ranch is ready for an owner to put their stamp on it. It is easy to see why an author purchased it in the past in hopes of building an artistic retreat. The ranch is currently leased out to a local ranching family and has not been hunted in several years. Badito Ranch is suited for numerous uses including use as a horse ranch, hunting ranch, or simply for leisure and inspiration.



Located approximately 30 minutes to the northwest of Walsenburg near the community of Badito and only an hour to Trinidad.

Trinidad, Colorado – 1 hour

Pueblo, Colorado – 1 hour

Walsenburg, Colorado – 30 minutes


Access to the ranch is provided by county-maintained road 616.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

The ranch sits at approximately 6,500 feet with a topography of rolling hills, draws, and canyons with juniper, pinyon pine, oak, and grama grasses.


There is an unfinished structure that is used as a garage and storage that could be finished out to make a cozy cabin.

Ag Uses

The ranch is well suited for any type of livestock including cattle and horses.


The ranch sits in GMU 84 which is a draw only for elk unit and is a quality unit. Elk tags can be drawn every 2-4 years depending on which season and if applying restricted or unrestricted. Mule deer can be drawn every 1-2 years typically. There is also hunting for bears, mountain lions, antelope and varmints. 

The ranch provides access to thousands of acres of BLM and national forest that are nearly impossible to access other than through the ranch or the neighboring ranch.

Water and Power

There is power on the property and the ranch qualifies for a well permit. There currently is not a well on the property.

Interactive Map

Badito Ranch Colorado

Broker Remarks

Financial verification required to schedule showing.

All units of measure and maps showing property boundaries are approximate. Buyer to verify to their own satisfaction.

This property is offered by John Hayter Inc, DBA Ranch Marketers. All information provided by Ranch Marketers or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Ranch Marketers recommends that every item of importance to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser and/or purchaser’s attorney.

Aerial Map

Badito Ranch

Property Summary


Deeded- 555 +/-

Lease - 945 +/-

COUNTY: Huerfano County


ZONING: Agricultural

ELEVATION: 6,500 ft

TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills and Canyons

VEGETATION: Sage, Pinion Pine, Juniper, grama grasses & Oak



WATER - 3 Dirt tanks and 1 large galvanized trough

Southern Colorado Ranches and Land

Walsenburg, Colorado is the county seat of one of Southern Colorado's best-known counties; Huerfano County. Walsenburg was originally called La Plaza de Los Leones and was later renamed. It is a small town situated in southern Colorado, about 87 miles south of Colorado Springs and 90 miles north of Trinidad.The area is known for its history of coal production. Colorado's first state park, Lathrop State Park, sits just to the west of Walsenburg and the Spanish peaks rise dramatically just to the southwest. The old Cuchara Ski Resort is set to reopen in 2022 breathing life back into the ski mountain that hasn't been open since 2000. One can take the scenic byway over to La Veta and then up to Cuchara past the Spanish Peaks and the down and over to Trinidad.

Ranching in Walsenburg

Walsenburg is known for its rich history in ranching and agriculture. Ranching is still an important industry in the area, and many families have been involved in ranching for generations. The ranching industry in Walsenburg is primarily focused on raising cattle, although some ranchers also raise other livestock such as sheep or goats. Many ranchers in Walsenburg also participate in the local agricultural community, including attending farmers markets and selling their livestock at auctions. The Huerfano County Fair, held annually in August, is also an important event for the local ranching community, where ranchers can showcase their livestock and participate in competitions.

The area is known for large farms and ranches with much of the farm ground lying along the Huerfano River. In more recent years many of the ranches have turned to hunting for additional income. The area is known for trophy quality elk and mule deer and also provides hunting for bear, mountain lion and turkey.

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