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.
$80,000  •  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. An adjacent 35 acres is also available, creating the opportunity to purchase nearly 90 acres.
$1,350,000  •  35.13 acres
Located on a paved county road just minutes from the small town of Rye, Colorado, Obert's Landing is a stunning 35.13-acre mountain property, boasting a custom 4,651-square-foot, lodge-style home, a vast 60x80 shop building, a creek, and awe-inspiring mountain views.The 5-bedroom, 4-bath home is constructed from Canadian lodgepole pine, and features a custom-carved front door, beautiful hardwood and stone flooring, four fireplaces, aspen ceilings, in-floor radiant heat, and unique antler chandeliers, creating the quintessential Colorado mountain living environment. The home offers numerous amenities. The kitchen is a beautiful blend of form and function, with stainless appliances, a B&B fireplace, a large zinc-top island, soapstone counters, and an open floor plan leading to the large dining area, perfect for family gatherings. A wet bar/wine storage room has a custom Mexican tile floor. A multipurpose loft area overlooks the main floor, and is perfect for an office, a workout area, or additional living space. The large master suite has its own fireplace, a walk-in closet, and an attached bathroom, complete with a luxurious steam shower. The full basement has its own kitchen and living space, as well as two bedrooms and a full bathroom, offering the option of separate living quarters or a guest rental. A hot tub is inside a custom-designed building, one entire wall of which opens to an amazing mountain view. Outside, a vast, zero-maintenance wraparound deck offers abundant space for outdoor entertaining or for simply enjoying the front-row view of the Wet Mountains. An elaborate water feature leads to a koi pond, and a firepit offers an ideal spot for outdoor gatherings. The landscaping includes an automatic sprinkler system and a false western storefront that offers a hint of the Old West.Wooded with aspens, apple blossoms, oaks and pines, the property is fenced on three sides, and has a productive domestic well approved for up to three homes.South Muddy Creek runs through the southern half of the property. Enjoy the creekside "picnic grove," and explore the creek canyon's intriguing rock formations. The property's southeast corner has its own driveway, and 30-amp power in place, perfect for an RV hookup. The property's expansive and versatile 4,800sf shop building features keypad access, a concrete floor, ample RV parking, office space, and insulated/heated workshop space. Add rubber stall mats and the shop can transform into a horse barn with abundant remaining space for hay, vehicles, trailers, storage, hobbies, and businesses. The shop comes with a compressor. In addition, there's a separate 900sf outbuilding outfitted for processing game.There are existing relationships with a caretaker, a housekeeper, and an on-demand snowplow service, all of which would be available to a new owner. Obert's Landing is located just 2 miles from Rye, 8 miles from Colorado City, and 74 miles, via I-25, from the Colorado Springs airport. The area receives adequate winter snowfall to ensure green springs and full creeks, but a typical winter day offers highs in the 40s/50s and abundant sunshine. The property is easily accessed year-round.
$72,000  •  62.44 acres
This 62.44-acre parcel is located in the tranquil ranch country of western Pueblo County, near the San Isabel National Forest and the small mountain village of Beulah. Lightly wooded with juniper, the property has thriving native grass, and backs to dramatic bluffs that offer both a cinematic setting and natural protection from north winds. Incredible mountain views from the property lend themselves to amazing high-desert sunsets. Several improvements are in place to give a new owner a head start on development. A roadbase driveway leads to one of many potential home sites, where a partially constructed pole barn is ready for a new owner to complete. The driveway crosses one of the property's numerous stream beds; there's already a large culvert in place that, after completion of installation, will allow for easy road access to the home site and the parcel's north end. The property has a seasonal pond, and a nearby livestock water tank attracts deer and elk, which tend to gather at the back end of this parcel. The property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. Power and phone service are at the property line, and the Red Creek Fire Dept is just 2 miles away. Located on a well-maintained gravel road that sees little traffic, the parcel is easily accessed year-round. This parcel would make an outstanding horse property, with numerous sites for a barn, arena, and other outbuildings, with ample room to ride without having to leave the property. Significant mineral rights are available. The adjacent 42-acre parcel is also available.
$159,000  •  7 acres
This 7-acre +/- parcel is a one-of-a-kind Colorado property that will make an amazing future home site among some of the state's finest scenery and recreational opportunities.Located at the edge of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, at the end of a paved road that gets very little vehicle traffic, this parcel borders public land on two sides, offering unimpeded access to the Pike National Forest and its endless recreational opportunities.The property offers direct access to Catamount Trail (a favorite of area hikers), Catamount Creek, and Catamount Reservoir. The creek and its waterfall run just off the SE corner of this property; one can hear the rush of the water from the parcel.The property has mature pines, intriguing rock formations, and incredible views of the surrounding forested mountains, and is easily accessed via a gated road bordering the east side of the property.Located just 12 miles from the amenities and services of Colorado Springs. No covenants or HOA. Per the owner, water and power are available from Colorado Springs Utilities; natural gas is available from Black Hills Energy.
$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.
$229,000  •  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.
$79,000  •  35.2 acres
This 35.2-acre parcel is located in western Pueblo County, just 7 miles east of the small ranching community of Wetmore, and in close proximity to Lake Pueblo and the San Isabel National Forest. Just a half-mile off of Hwy 96, the parcel fronts a well-maintained county road. Views from the property include the mountains to the west and Pikes Peak to the north. Red Creek runs just behind this property, to the west.The property is zoned A-1, is partially fenced, boasts level topography and outstanding native-grass pasture, and has a driveway in place running the length of the property. Power and phone service are at the property line. With no covenants, and no HOA, a new owner can take this parcel in any number of directions: a horse property, the site of a future home, a commercial cultivation operation, or any of a number of other options available with A-1 zoning. Pueblo, pop. 111,000, is only 20 miles east. The property is inside CO hunting unit 84.
$119,000  •  35.1 acres
Pope Valley Ranch 24 is an A-1 (ag) zoned, 35-acre parcel located in western Pueblo County, near Wetmore, Beulah, and the San Isabel National Forest.The property has power and phone service at the property line, and offers both diverse terrain and plenty of level ground for building.Views from the parcel include Pikes Peak and the mountains to the west.There's a seasonal pond at the NE corner of the property, which draws abundant wildlife and game; on our first visit, we spooked 3 sizable bucks that had been taking a siesta beneath a tree (see final property photo).From this parcel, it's only 4 miles to Hwy 96, which offers quick access to either Pueblo or Westcliffe. From the property, it's just 63 miles to the Colorado Springs airport.With its abundant native grass, Pope Valley Ranch 24 would make an outstanding horse property, and would be a strong candidate for a commercial cultivation operation.
$100,000  •  45.8 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast is a 45.8-acre parcel (zoned A-1) featuring stunning but little-explored canyons; lush, subirrigated meadows; and seasonal and year-round creeks.The property is fenced on the east and south sides, and is located on a quiet, well-maintained county road. Utilities are in place at the property line, within easy reach of potential home and barn sites. Easternmost 10 acres (approximately) are inside a Pueblo County non-conforming-use area.Just 7 miles from the mountain village of Beulah, 23 miles from Pueblo, and 67 miles from the Colorado Springs airport. Two adjoining parcels (Little Owl Canyon Ranch Northeast and Little Owl Canyon Ranch West) are also available.
$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 horse corral (with 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 and seasonal creeks provide valuable subirrigation, and attract abundant game: deer, elk, wild turkey, and more.A private, 1,000-foot stretch of scenic canyon cuts through one corner 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 hike from this property's back gate. In this area, there is no forest access available to the general public; as a result, this portion of the forest gets very little pressure, and wildlife/game thrive. Deer, trophy elk, and wild turkey are on the property nearly every day.The property is fenced on the north, west and south sides. There are multiple potential home sites within easy reach of power, phone service, and landline internet. Located just 7 miles from the mountain village of Beulah, 23 miles from Pueblo, and 67 miles from the Colorado Springs airport. Two adjoining parcels (Little Owl Canyon Ranch Northeast and Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast) are also available.
$130,000  •  40 acres
Savage Ranch is a scenic, 40-acre, ag-zoned property bordered by two canyons, one of which carries a seasonal creek. Ownership of the property comes with access rights to a private gate leading into the San Isabel National Forest, offering limitless hiking and horseback riding opportunities for a new owner. There's little public access to this portion of the forest, so wildlife and game thrive, with trophy elk, deer, wild turkey, and more on this parcel nearly every day.This parcel boasts stunning views of Pikes Peak and Lake Pueblo. In addition to its thriving native grass, the parcel has colorful wildflowers, as well as pines and other evergreens. Underground utilities (power, phone, internet) are at the property line. There are multiple potential building sites to meet a new owner's needs for a home, barn and other outbuildings.Access to this and neighboring properties is gated, ensuring privacy and security. The Red Creek Fire Department is approximately 9 miles away.This parcel meets the acreage requirement for a Colorado domestic well permit.Commutes: 10 miles to the mountain village of Beulah, 30 miles to Pueblo, 75 miles to Colorado Springs airport.
$299,000  •  70 acres
Spring Canyon Ranch is a unique find for a buyer seeking a hunting HQ, a secluded mountain retreat, or a home or cabin site offering tranquility, privacy, mountain views, and unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. Consisting of two adjoining 35-acre parcels, this 70-acre property directly borders thousands of acres of BLM ground, ideal for hunters, hikers, horsemen, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Located approximately 3 miles outside the historic mountain town of Cripple Creek, the property is situated just west of Mt Pisgah, and boasts breathtaking views of the Collegiate Peaks and other surrounding mountains.Wooded with ponderosa, oak, and aspen, the property is south-facing, making it a perfect candidate for off-grid development with solar power. The parcel rises to a glacial cirque; the property's summit offers some of Colorado's finest mountain views. Each of these two adjoining parcels meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. The property already has a highly productive, year-round artesian spring. Per the seller, adjudicated water rights for this spring can be pursued by a new owner. Well contractors have IDed additional springs on the property. A driveway is already in place, and a poured-concrete home foundation, with heavy-duty rebar, is constructed and ready for county inspection so a new owner can put it to use. The foundation is positioned for maximum southern exposure. Detailed foundation plans are available to aid a buyer's architectural planning. Other improvements include an A-frame barn, providing convenient storage for gear and equipment, and a redwood platform, offering a peaceful spot to enjoy the mountain views to the south. An RV or trailer can be positioned next to this platform, creating useful deck space. A septic system is already installed, making RV/trailer camping convenient.Game and wildlife thrive on this property, which is frequently visited by deer, turkey, mountain goats, and elk. An old gold mine (with no known history of claims) is on the property. Cell service at the property is outstanding. The property is reached via 2.5 miles of private road, with fully deeded access. The town of Cripple Creek, with its casinos, restaurants, and the charm of a historic Colorado mining town, is only minutes away. It's just 25 miles to Woodland Park, and only a 55-mile drive to the Colorado Springs airport.
$399,000  •  45.7 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch Northeast is a scenic 45.7-acre property featuring a spacious 4-bedroom, 3-bath home with hardwood flooring, central air, a well-appointed kitchen, a wood fireplace, an oversized master suite, and a walk-in closet for each bedroom. The water heater and the well pressure tank are new, and the home's log exterior has been recently re-treated. The home has a metal roof.On construction, the property's well tested at a stunning 20 gpm, making it one of the most productive domestic wells in the region. A 10,000-gallon cistern provides additional water security.The large 36x60 (approximately) shop has power, and can be put to numerous uses: garage, workshop, barn.The property also boasts a spacious backyard beside an intermittent creek, and an additional versatile outbuilding.The property offers a tranquil environment of trees and grassy meadows, and is fenced on the north and east sides. The home, barn, and surrounding several acres are fenced off from the remainder of the property, making it easier to run cattle or horses on the ranch. Seasonal Peck Creek and two smaller creeks run through this parcel. Deer, trophy elk, and wild turkey are on the property nearly every day.The property is located on a quiet, well-maintained county road. Just 7 miles from the mountain village of Beulah, 23 miles from Pueblo, and 67 miles from the Colorado Springs airport. Two adjoining parcels (Little Owl Canyon Ranch West and Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast) are also available.
$49,000  •  35 acres
Sunset Ridge is a 35-acre parcel, located just south of Colorado City, 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 parcel boasts incredible mountain views in every direction (Pikes Peak, the Spanish Peaks Greenhorn). The property has numerous potential home sites that will offer unmatched vistas, and gently drops to a valley that would make an ideal horse pasture. Utilities are at the property line. This parcel has A-1 zoning, and meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit.Deer and antelope are frequently on the property.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 north side of the road. See available mapping. An adjacent 54 acres is also available, creating the opportunity to purchase nearly 90 acres.
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