Property Name & Address
Magic Sky Ranch
17900 Red Feather Lakes Road (aka CR 74E)
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado 80536
Girl Scouts of Colorado,
a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation
Girl Scouts camp and recreational facility. Land and improvements are suitable for year-round educational, corporate, resort or ranch/camping operations. Upon completion of a sale, Girl Scouts will not be using this facility.
Approximately 724 total acres of land, with approximately 613 acres being contiguous and having direct access from Red Feather Lakes Road. A 120-acre parcel is not contiguous and is an in-holding within the Roosevelt National Forest. Rough-road access via an easement with the U.S. Forest Service allows access to and from the property’s larger contiguous land area. There are approximately 59,207 square feet of building improvements.
Property Construction Dates and Condition
The Upper Camp structures consisting of the dining hall/office building, six all-season cabins, four seasonal cabins, bath house, two manufactured cabin homes, activity center, equestrian center and two tool sheds were constructed in 2007 and are in very good condition.
Three residences, equipment shed, barn and two garages were built between 1940 and 1970 and have been well maintained.
Two small log cabins and a loafing shed built between 1930 and
1960 are in relatively poor condition.
Larimer County is the jurisdiction and the zoning is ‘O’ District, Open Zoning District, which includes a wide variety of uses:
• Agricultural and Forestry
• Minimum Lot Size within Open Zoning District is 10 acres
A seasonal/year-round-facility capable of serving as a summer resident facility for approximately 300-400 campers and staff. Winter capacity is estimated to be 144 to 184.
Seven (7) water wells, three of which are deep wells producing an estimated 29 gallons per minute for all purposes, domestic and otherwise; and 10-acre feet water storage in Magic Sky Reservoir.
Water produced by the wells is pumped to an on-site water treatment plant, where it is filtered and chlorinated and then pumped to a 203,000 gallon water storage tank. The treated water is aerated in the storage tank, which is located at a high point on the property where water is gravity-fed to buildings throughout the camp. See detailed summary of water rights found later in this offering material.
Sanitary sewer service is provided by an on-site waste water treatment plant. It has a 30,000 gallon holding capacity and treated water is released into Lone Pine Creek that traverses the property in a west to east direction across the property.
Gas is provided via propane tanks.
Public electricity and telephone service are to and through the site.
Internet, data and fire monitoring are available via three T-1 lines.
Fourteen fire hydrants are located on the property which are capable of releasing 950 gallons of water per minute for fire suppression. The water storage tank reserves 180,000 gallons of water for fire suppression needs. The dining hall/office building, six all-season cabins, bath house, activity center and equestrian center contain sprinkler systems for fire suppression.
Generally 7,800 feet to 8,300 feet with a few high areas of approximately 9,000 feet.
Topography and Character
Good mix of gently rolling open meadows and valleys to more heavily forested areas with abrupt rock cliffs and mountains.
Ponderosa and lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, juniper and non-resinous shrubs.
Fire Mitigation and Forest Management
Magic Sky Ranch is in its twelfth year of an extremely successful 20-year fire mitigation and forestry management plan, with tens of thousands of dollars spent in reducing wildfire risk to the property.