AJ Mangum


A.J. Mangum joined Hayden Outdoors in 2012 as a broker associate in Colorado. He grew up on a central Oregon ranch, and rode competitively in horse shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. He financed his college education with earnings from a commercial cattle herd he established as a teenager. After graduating from Oregon State University, A.J. began a 25-year career in journalism and publishing, working as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor, and writing extensively about the ranching culture. He was the editor of Western Horseman for a decade, and editor of Ranch & Reata for its full five-year run. As a journalist, A.J. has traveled widely throughout the North American West and beyond, visiting some of the world’s most intriguing and innovative ranching operations in order to share their experiences and knowledge with readers, a skill set that proves invaluable in marketing ranch properties. As a result, A.J. brings to Hayden Outdoors not only a lifetime of experience working with ranchers and livestock, but also a unique perspective on the rewards and opportunities represented by land ownership. A.J. is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
$950,000  •  2.27 acres
This 2.27-acre property is a rare throwback to an earlier time: a home with an in-town location, paired with a large shop, on acreage with abundant space for horses, gardens, and a semi-rural lifestyle, all in a secluded setting with incredible mountain views, the convenience of city utilities (including new fiber-optic), and quick access to everything on offer in Colorado Springs. Located at a secluded cul-de-sac in a tranquil neighborhood, this fully fenced property is zoned for up to 4 horses, and was historically an orchard, a productive garden space, and an equestrian property. It's now ready to be put back in use by a new owner seeking both the amenities of town and the breathing room of a small farm property. The spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath home boasts a wood fireplace and three levels of living space, and is move-in ready. The west deck offers a front-row view of Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain, while the spacious backyard includes a sprinkler system, a seasonal pond surrounded by trees, and a gazebo (with power and lights) perfect for family gatherings and BBQs. Watch for frequent visits from deer and other wildlife. A new owner can keep up to 4 horses on the property. The northern portion of the parcel was once used as a rodeo and roping arena, and could again be put to such use. The arena offers a view of the majestic Garden of the Gods. From the property's back gate, it's less than 300 feet to the Mesa Open Space, offering trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Simply ride or hike out the property's back gate and within moments, you're on the trail. Mountain views from the open space trails mirror those on the property. The 1,680 sf shop building has power, lights, a high-fiber concrete floor, and an intercom linking to the house. Add stall mats, and the shop could easily transform into a horse barn, with ample remaining space for hay storage and truck & trailer parking. Fruit trees on the parcel are still productive, and cottonwoods and evergreens populate the yard, adding to a sense of privacy and the property's decidedly "out in the country" feel.An incredible investment opportunity, this property can be further subdivided, creating options for additional homes, homesites, or townhomes.
$50,000  •  40 acres
Located in the Eagle Ranch subdivision, near the St Charles River, this 40-acre parcel will make an outstanding residential, agricultural, or recreational property, and is uniquely suited as a horse property or hobby farm. Utilities are at the property line, and the parcel meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. If an owner chooses to build a home, there's a 1,500 sf minimum. A guest home, barns and outbuildings are also allowed. Manufactured homes are not allowed; commercial marijuana production is not allowed. Pueblo is just over 10 miles away, and this property is within easy reach of hunting, fishing, rafting, skiing, and more.
$69,000  •  126 acres
Located just west of the dramatic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this 126-acre property offers wide open space, and limitless potential for residential, agricultural, and recreational use, all with an end-of-the-road location, and a front-row mountain view. This level, buildable parcel would make a great off-grid candidate; meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit; and could be further subdivided. Neighboring wells average 238 feet in depth, and produce an average of 10 gpm. The Spring Creek creek bed crosses the parcel's NW corner.The property is inside Colorado hunting unit 82, and has no covenants. Per the county, zoning is Residential-Agricultural.As the crow flies, this property is just 6 miles from the Baca National Wildlife Refuge, and only 20 miles from the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Located near the small towns of Crestone, Moffat, and Saguache, the property is nearly equidistant from Salida (44 miles) and Alamosa (51 miles). Seller financing is a possibility. The seller may also be willing to sell 40- and 80-acre portions of the property.
$53,900  •  54.3 acres
Legacy Ranch Lot 28 is a 54.3-acre parcel in Pueblo County's quiet ranch country. Located near the end of a well-maintained, but little-traveled, road, the property offers privacy, tranquility, and easy, year-round access. The property's terrain is diverse and dramatic, but easily navigable, providing both adventure and practicality. The north end of the property sits at about 6,200 feet, and has multiple potential home sites offering incredible views of the mountains to the west. A canyon, ringed with rimrock, leads to the property's south end, sitting at around 6,000 feet, where the landscape is defined by open prairie and grassy meadows. Two creek beds cross the property, bringing occasional live water. Deer and antelope are frequently on the property.Power and phone service are at the property line, near potential home sites. Despite the property's tranquil location, with no neighbors in sight, I-25 is only minutes away, making for quick commutes to Pueblo or Colorado Springs. Off-property recreational opportunities abound, with the San Isabel National Forest, Pueblo Reservoir, and Colorado City's Hollydot Golf Course within easy reach.The parcel meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. Directions: I-25 Exit 71. From east side of freeway, drive 2.5 miles south on Thacker Road. At T, follow Pickney Road north, then east, for a total of 2 miles. Turn south at Legacy Ranch gate. Travel 1.25 miles to a T, and turn east. Property is about 1 mile ahead, on the south side of the road. See available mapping.
$59,000  •  3.39 acres
Seemingly a world away from the rest of Pueblo County, this 3.39-acre parcel offers a scenic homesite in an environment defined by forested mountain surroundings, thriving grasslands, abundant wildlife, and dramatic canyons. The property is located inside Twin Butte Estates, just east of Beulah, a scenic mountain town on the edge of the San Isabel National Forest. A gated subdivision, Twin Butte features paved roads, underground utilities, and dramatic, front-row views of the Wet Mountains and the North St Charles River Canyon, which runs immediately adjacent to the subdivision. The parcel already has in place a well that's on record as producing an impressive 15+ GPM. With its corner location, the property shares a boundary with just one neighbor. And, just steps from the parcel are approximately 1,100 acres of open space, ideal for hiking or mountain biking, and available only to Twin Butte landowners. Owners also enjoy an exclusive access point to the North St Charles River, offering opportunities for fishing and exploring the canyon and its unique rock formations.The services and amenities of Pueblo (pop. 111,000) are just 17 miles away; Beulah is only a short 5-mile drive; and the San Isabel National Forest and Lake Pueblo State Park are within easy reach. The Colorado Springs airport is 67 miles away, generally just an hour's drive. This parcel presents an outstanding investment, and a great opportunity to acquire a home site with unsurpassed amenities, in stunning Colorado surroundings that should remain unspoiled for generations to come.
$199,000  •  183.32 acres
This 183.32-acre property is zoned A-1 (ag), and located in a tranquil ranch environment with outstanding lake and mountain views (including Pikes Peak), and numerous sites for a future home, barn, riding arena, and more, with abundant land remaining for pasture and other uses.The fully fenced parcel has outstanding pasture and level to gently rolling terrain, with seasonal creeks and ponds, and a landscape accented by stands of trees. Utilities are at the property line, ready to connect to a home and barn.Given its close proximity to the San Isabel National Forest, this area has thriving populations of game and wildlife. The property is located within CO hunting unit 84. A new owner could pursue landowner tags.Historically, this property has been leased to neighboring ranchers for grazing; a new owner could potentially continue such an arrangement.Located on a well-maintained gravel road, and less than 2 miles from Hwy 96, this property offers easy access to Pueblo (pop. 111,000) and the quaint ranching community of Wetmore. Lake Pueblo (viewable from the property) and the national forest are within easy reach. The Red Creek Fire Department is just 5 miles away.
$360,000  •  120 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch West is a scenic 120-acre property with much on offer: national forest access, live water, an awe-inspiring canyon, a hidden creekside camp cabin (with power), a hay shed, a developed driveway, lush meadows, and more. Protected by a keypad-coded gate, this property borders a well-maintained county road, and is easily accessed in all seasons. Year-round springs, a set of catch ponds, and seasonal creeks provide valuable subirrigation, and attract abundant game: deer, elk, wild turkey, antelope, and more. A private, 1,000-foot stretch of scenic canyon cuts through one corner of the property; from the top of the rim, one can watch hawks and eagles soar through the dramatic gorge, and hear the sound of the seasonal creek running at the bottom of the canyon. On the north end of the property, a historic homestead site provides a glimpse of Colorado frontier history. Ownership of this parcel comes with usage rights to a private access point to the San Isabel National Forest, located just a short distance from this property's back gate. In this area, there is no forest access available to the general public (access is landowner-only); as a result, this portion of the forest gets very little pressure, and wildlife/game thrive. Deer, trophy elk, antelope, and wild turkey are on the property nearly every day.The property is fenced on the north, west and south sides, and partially fenced on the east, for a total of about two miles of existing fencing. There are multiple potential home sites within easy reach of power, phone service, and landline internet. The property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit; the neighboring property's well tested at an impressive 20 gpm on construction.A new owner would not be required to build, but a home, a guest home, and barns/outbuildings are allowed. This property could potentially be split, creating the opportunity for up to two wells, two homes, and two guest homes, in addition to barns and outbuildings.Located just 7 miles from the mountain village of Beulah, 23 miles from Pueblo, and 67 miles from the Colorado Springs airport.
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