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.
$89,000  •  40 acres
This ag-zoned (A-1) 40-acre parcel offers privacy and seclusion, with easy, year-round access. Its landscape includes trees, open meadows, and creek beds, and its south-facing views take in quiet, scenic ranch country, and the mountains beyond. A lane is already in place, extending deep into the property interior, and utilities are available at the south property line. This parcel meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit; neighboring wells range from 8 to 15 gpm. This would make a great horse property. Deer and elk are on the property routinely. The Red Creek Fire Dept is less than 3 miles away; Beulah is a 12-mile drive; Pueblo is 17 miles east.
$865,000  •  35.6 acres
"Lakeside at Savage Ranch" is a scenic 35-acre property featuring a custom-built 6,300-square-foot lodge-style home, a private lake, two dramatic canyons, abundant wildlife, and private national forest access.The three-level home has four large bedrooms, large, luxurious bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen featuring granite countertops, a center island (with vegetable sink), and a counter bar. The vast living room (measuring approximately 30x36 feet) has hardwood (birch) flooring and a handcrafted fireplace fashioned from local stone and featuring traces of silver and copper. The living room has a 10-foot ceiling (14 feet at its peak), and two walk-outs: to the 60-foot-long north deck, with its mountain views, and to the zero-maintenance south deck.The large, main-floor master suite has its own gas fireplace, a walkout to the home's south deck, a large en suite master bath, and a 7x11 walk-in closet. The upstairs (which has barely been lived in) has three large bedrooms (the largest approximately 15x20), each with its own room-sized walk-in closet; 9-foot ceilings; and a bathroom that's approximately 170 square feet all on its own. Additional home features include a metal roof, handmade wood doors, custom millwork throughout the home, custom closet cabinetry, directional lighting (ideal for highlighting wall art), dual-pane windows, and a spacious laundry room, complete with a utility sink. The home is equipped with a tankless hot water heater, and has central a/c, with two a/c units. The home's unfinished basement offers space for more bedrooms, living space, and workshop/office space. Basement access to the attached two-car garage adds significant convenience. The property offers an unmatched mix of adventure, tranquility, and privacy. A private, spring-fed lake occupies close to an acre when it's at its fullest, and attracts game and wildlife, including a heron that frequently visits. As the water level rises each year, a peninsula forms, creating a secluded sanctuary. A lakeside RV/trailer hookup site offers a great camping option for guests. (Lake photos and video will be available soon.)Two small canyons on the property feature dramatic rock formations, and carry seasonal creeks that help feed the lake. Hikeable/rideable trails lead from the lake to the property's interior. The western property line directly borders the San Isabel National Forest, with its thousands of acres ready to explore. Forest access is for landowners only; there's no forest access to the general public for many miles; as a result, game and wildlife thrive. Deer and elk are on this property on a near-daily basis. (This area is in Colorado GMU 84.)Approximately 5 acres around the house are already fenced, in part with zero-maintenance vinyl rail. And, there's ample level building space available for a shop or horse barn. Neighboring properties are all at least 35 acres, making for a peaceful, uncrowded environment. This area's well-maintained roads are easily navigable year-round. Keypad-coded, gated access ensures privacy and security. And, underground utilities (power, phone, internet) provide for a clean skyline and unobstructed mountain views.The property is less than 10 miles from the picturesque mountain town of Beulah (pop. 1,400), and under 25 miles to the services and amenities of Pueblo (pop. 110,000), home to a Colorado State University campus, two major hospitals, and numerous cultural events. The Colorado Springs airport is 73 miles north, generally just an 80-minute drive.
$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 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.
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AJ Mangum
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