December 4, 2022

In ancient times, dinosaurs roamed this area. And by the standards of real estate, almost as much time has passed that this area last adorned the market.

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Actually over 50 years old.

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This historic cattle and big game ranch offers a massive 21,000-acre (108,277 acres including leased and owned) slice of the Colorado countryside, perfect for those looking to hunt for trophies or try to find reptile bones. who have been dead since then. before the birth of mankind. Selling for $15.5 million.

This stunning, calendar-worthy hotel is located just east of the aptly named Dinosaur City, Colorado, and is adjacent to the city’s fossil-filled namesake, Dinosaur National Monument.

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Three Springs Ranch, as the vast land is called, has a history with dinosaurs. In 1979, while visiting the ranch with her mother (who was friends with the ranch managers), then-teenager India Wood noticed a piece of bone sticking out of the hillside. After some digging, she found what turned out to be an Allosaurus femur. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal..

The estate also includes an employee house, a shop and two owners’ houses.
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Three Springs Ranch has been in the same ownership since 1970.
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Three Springs Ranch Colorado Dinosaur
Aerial view.
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The listing suggests a wide sprawl of land.
The listing suggests a wide sprawl of land.
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Building on site.
Building on site.
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Animal husbandry is carried out on the territory all year round.
Animal husbandry is carried out on the territory all year round.
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She dug up more bones over the years, eventually bringing them to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (where the bones were donated), who confirmed they once belonged to a dinosaur and sent a team to help her with further excavations.

At the time, the property was owned by New Orleans investor Jack Foster, who bought the ranch with a group of fellow investors in 1970. just listing nowafter 52 years.

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In addition to cliffs, hillsides and temple hills, the property also includes two owners’ houses, a hunting lodge, a steward’s house, an employee’s house and a shop.

The land is still full of fossils as well as preserved Native American petroglyphs – and is often the site of deer hunting as well as year-round livestock farming, said listing agent Brian Smith of Hall and Hall.