Paonia Colorado 40-acre farm with horse setup, center pivot sprinkler, 7 ponds

Property Name: 
12629 4050 Road
Property Status: 
Asking Price: 
Paonia home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
12 paddocks for horse training
30x60 horse barn with paddocks
round pen for horse training on Paonia 40 acre property for sale

40-acre Paonia Colorado hobby farm with home, shop building, horse setup, trainer’s paddocks, 7 ponds 

This small farm setup in Paonia, Colorado has a lot of assets at a good price. Located just a couple miles southwest of town on Stewart Mesa, it sits on 40 acres in a quiet rural area with outstanding views of Mt. Lamborn and Land’s End, the twin peaks that tower over the North Fork Valley. This hobby farm has a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, a 40x70 shop building with three roll-up doors, a “windshield wiper” center pivot sprinkler that irrigates about 20 acres, a horse setup with a 30x60 hay barn and tack shed, and 12 paddocks that would suit a horse trainer or serious horse enthusiast. Last but not least, it has a string of 7 ponds.

Paonia Colorado is known as the garden spot of Colorado—fruit, organic vegetables 

Paonia, Colorado, is one of the most famous garden spots in Colorado, with local growers raising organic vegetables and fruit, beef, lamb, honey, goat cheese, and many other crops that are popular with food enthusiasts far and wide. Peaches, wine grapes, apples, cherries, all manner of truck vegetables, pears, garlic, okra, and even award-winning hops are grown in the local area. This particular farm is set up to grow alfalfa/grass hay, but could easily be converted to other crops.

Water rights are an important asset in Western Colorado

Colorado water rights are an important asset to any Colorado property. This farm is situated on the Minnesota Ditch and has 6 shares of the Minnesota Ditch Extension, which is not a great amount of water for a property this size. However, this particular farm is situated in an area where it collects runoff irrigation water from several properties above, and the water is collected in the chain of 7 ponds that go through the property. The center pivot sprinkler is fed by a 10-horsepower electric pump from the biggest pond on the west side of the property. In all but very dry years, there is plenty of water.

horse setup, paddocks, lean-to 30x60 barn in a nice horse trainer’s setup 

It appears that previous owners were into horse training, because there’s a good setup for a serious horse trainer. There are 12 well-built metal pipe paddocks, a well-constructed 30x60 open-sided barn, and a very well-built round pen. National Forest lands and a state wildlife area with lots of trails are just up the road as a good place to ride colts.

40x70 shop building, home, small guest house—basic improvements

The property features a home-built but very functional 40x70 shop building with a concrete floor and three large roll-up doors; a basic bunkhouse; and a 2,168-square-foot 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that was originally a 1973 trailer that had a wing added onto each side. You can't really tell there's a trailer inside the home, and it's functional. It is probably best used as a rental or as a manager's home. The owner has an additional Bone Mesa water tap that can be purchased to go with the property. 

Property Type: 
7 ponds, center pivot sprinkler
Paonia, Colorado 40-acre farm
Climate Zone: 
Valley floor--4,500-5,500 feet. Riverbottom, farm ground, near town.
Property Acres: 
Water Rights: 
6 shares Minnesota Ditch extension, runoff water into ponds

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