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.
$49,000  •  61.84 acres
This 61.84-acre parcel is located southeast of Pueblo, Colorado (pop. 111,000), and offers great diversity, including level to gently rolling terrain, thriving grass pasture, copses of trees, and a dramatic creek bed that crosses the property. Located in unspoiled ranch country, this tranquil property offers end-of-the road privacy, with easy access, and power and phone service at the property line.The parcel would make an outstanding horse property or small ranching operation. Zoning is agricultural (A-1). Numerous potential building sites exist for a home, guest house, barn, arena, and other outbuildings, leaving ample remaining space for pasture and recreation. The property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit.The parcel boasts a front-row view of the Wet Mountains to the west. The recreational opportunities offered by the San Isabel National Forest and Lake Pueblo are within easy reach. Located less than 25 miles from Pueblo, just 11 miles from the small town of Colorado City, and 70 miles from the Colorado Springs airport. Seller financing is potentially available.
$529,000  •  40.21 acres
"Las Colinas" ("the hills") is a stunning 40-acre property featuring a custom-designed, true-adobe Southwestern home, in a tranquil setting offering privacy, incredible mountain views, and abundant wildlife, including deer, elk, antelope, hawks, and more.Located southeast of Pueblo, Colorado, the property is wooded with cedars and oaks, and crossed by scenic arroyos that get occasional streams. Just south of the property, the landscape opens dramatically to high prairie, leading to the iconic Spanish Peaks and the Wet Mountains. Fronted by a tranquil courtyard with flower beds and a central fountain, the 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 3,500sf home features timber-beam ceilings, abundant natural light, and porcelain-tile flooring throughout the main level. The home is heated by a solar-powered hot-water radiant in-floor system. (The home is on-grid, and has on-grid electrical service, as well as fiber optic.) Each room (other than bathrooms) leads outside to one of 5 patios, each offering a unique view. The meticulously designed gourmet kitchen has a 6-burner gas cooktop, double oven, island, glass-front cabinets, reverse-osmosis system, walk-in pantry, and numerous other amenities. An adjacent wet bar offers wine storage. Countertops throughout the home are granite. A custom staircase leads to a private upstairs artist studio with inspiring mountain and prairie views. Adding to the home's ambiance and complementing its heating system are 2 fireplaces: a wood fireplace in the living room and an elegant 2-way gas fireplace serving both the family room and master suite. The vast master suite opens to a patio (with hot tub pad) facing the Wet Mountains, and includes a walk-in closet and a luxurious 5-piece master bath with an antique claw-foot tub and walk-in spa shower. An attached 2-car garage offers additional storage space. A detached 32x40 shop building has room for 3 more vehicles, as well as storage and workshop space. The A-1 (ag) zoned property has a domestic well on record as producing an impressive 15 gpm. The small town of Colorado City is 10 miles away, and the services and amenities of Pueblo (pop. 111,000) are within easy reach, just 20 miles north. The Colorado Springs airport is only a 65-mile drive north via I-25.
$137,000  •  104.5 acres
This 104.5-acre property includes two adjoining parcels, and 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 already in place and 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. (A second roadbase driveway offers an additional access point, providing flexibility in building site selection.)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 property.Each of the two parcels meet the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit, creating the potential for two water wells. 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 property is easily accessed year-round.This 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. Light, ag/livestock-friendly covenants apply.Significant mineral rights are available. These parcels may also be purchased individually.
$65,000  •  42.06 acres
This 42.06-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. A roadbase driveway is in place, offering easy access to the property's interior. Numerous stream beds cross the property, 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. Light, ag/livestock-friendly covenants apply. Significant mineral rights are available. The adjacent 62-acre parcel is also available.
$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. Light, ag/livestock-friendly covenants apply. Significant mineral rights are available. The adjacent 42-acre parcel is also available.
$180,000  •  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.
$69,000  •  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.
$269,900  •  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. 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.
$89,000  •  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 gravel 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 is located on one of the best gravel roads in Pueblo County, 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 NW 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.
$150,000  •  45.8 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast is a 45.8-acre parcel 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. Red Creek Ranch covenants apply, but there are no dues, given the property's location on a 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 Northeast and Little Owl Canyon Ranch West) are also available.
$400,000  •  120 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch West is a scenic 120-acre property with much on offer: year-round springs, seasonal creeks, rock formations, a hidden creekside camp cabin, a corral and hay shed, and a historic homestead site.An awe-inspiring canyon cuts through the property; from the top of the rim, one can watch eagles soar through the dramatic gorge, and hear the sound of the seasonal creek running at the bottom of the canyon.The property is fenced on the north, west and south sides. Deer, trophy elk, and wild turkey are on the property nearly every day. Ownership of this parcel comes with usage rights to a private access point to the San Isabel National Forest, located just a short hike to the west.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.
$139,000  •  34.8 acres
Boasting both tranquility and a convenient location, this scenic 34.8-acre parcel features open meadows, two year-round creeks (known to carry brook trout), wooded hillsides, abundant wildlife (deer, elk), and canyons surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Multiple potential home sites offer easy access, creek proximity, tranquil settings, and views of the stunning surroundings.A coded gate ensures privacy and security, and an owners' association handles snow and trash removal. Roads are already in place, and power and phone are already on the property, giving a new owner a significant head start on developing a quintessential Colorado home. The property is conveniently located less than a half-mile from a paved county road, and just minutes from the small towns of Rye and Colorado City, home to an outstanding golf course. The San Isabel National Forest, with its limitless recreational opportunities, is also just minutes away.Commute times: 30 miles to Pueblo, 75 miles to the Colorado Springs airport, 134 miles to the Denver Tech Center, 112 miles to Monarch Mountain, 150 miles to Taos, and 226 miles to Santa Fe.
$589,000  •  35.06 acres
Spanish Peaks Ranch is a scenic 35.06-acre southern Colorado property featuring a custom 5,300sf, lodge-style log home and a large, multi-use barn/shop, all set in a tranquil landscape of cedar, pinon and pine trees, and boasting a stunning view of the Sangre de Cristos, Greenhorn Mountain, and the iconic Spanish Peaks. Update: the seller of this property will provide to a buyer a seismoelectric survey report (offering data on potential well locations), and a credit of up to $10,000 to assist with well-drilling costs.The 2-story home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 2 half-baths. The main level includes a vast living room with a hickory floor, exposed Douglas fir beams, and a cultured-stone fireplace supplementing the upstairs' in-floor radiant heating. The fully appointed kitchen features knotty-pine cabinets, a 4x8 island, and double doors leading to the home's wraparound deck. The sizable master bedroom has an en suite master bath and walk-in closet, and connects to a 12x24 solarium, which in turn opens onto the wraparound deck. Downstairs, there's a large family room complete with a wet bar, a wood stove (supplementing the downstairs baseboard heating), and a built-in, floor-to-ceiling trophy cabinet; the family room floor has a customized, artisanal ceramic-tile floor, adding a unique touch to this living space. There are 2 large downstairs bedrooms (connected by a full bath), as well as a workshop/hobby room (complete with custom workbenches and cabinets), an office, a mechanical room, and access to the home's attached, oversized 1-car garage.Throughout the home, all interior walls are pine; ceilings are aspen. Outside, the home's log exterior features accents of moss rock, harvested directly from the property. The treated-lumber deck has pine railings and recessed exterior lighting, and wraps around 3 sides of the house, offering more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space. The home has a metal roof, offering durability and peace of mind. And, the landscaping around the home includes a decorative waterfall powered by a recirculating pump. The property has a log-and-rock entrance equipped with an electric gate.The combination shop/barn, measuring approximately 42x72, has a concrete floor, garage space for at least 2 (if not 3) vehicles, a 20x30 wood shop, and additional storage and workspace. The building also comes equipped with a 3/4 bath with a shower. One side of the building has been designed as horse shelter; this could be divided into 3 approximately 12x20 stalls. There's a separate RV garage built to shelter a large travel trailer. Deer, elk and turkey are frequent visitors to the property. A creek bed runs along one edge of the parcel, and sees an occasional live stream. Water for the property is cistern-sourced. Spanish Peaks Ranch is located approximately 15 miles from Walsenburg, and approximately 35 miles from Trinidad. Pueblo is about 60 miles north, and the Colorado Springs airport is a little over 100 miles north via I-25.The seller's transferable mineral rights are included.
$399,000  •  40 acres
Timber Canyon Retreat is a secluded 40-acre, ag-zoned property with a unique, handcrafted log home offering the character of a log cabin, but with ample space and flexibility of use. Located just north of Trinidad, Colorado, and the New Mexico state line, the property is 6 miles west of I-25, and easily accessed. The wooded property offers stunning views, "end of the road" seclusion, and frequent visits from deer, elk, turkey and other wildlife. The custom, handcrafted log home is unlike any other - period - and features a vast wraparound deck, hardwood flooring, and numerous artisanal touches, including hand carved doors and a hand carved spiral staircase. There's a private guest suite above the attached, oversized garage. The home is easily heated by two wood stoves.Outside, an elevated walkway leads to a separate building, a two-story retreat that can be used as studio or workshop space, additional guest quarters, or simply a quiet place to take in views that stretch all the way into New Mexico. The property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit, allowing for household use, livestock watering, and limited irrigation. The existing water source is a 1,500-gallon cistern, ensuring ready and reliable water access. The seller has agreed to credit a buyer up to $20,000 at closing to fund well drilling.Timber Canyon Retreat is suitable as a year-round residence; the ag- and outdoor-oriented town of Trinidad is about 15 miles away. The property is also uniquely suited as a vacation getaway or second home. Commutes via I-25:Pueblo: 80 milesColorado Springs airport: 125 milesDenver: 200 milesRecreational opportunities:Taos Ski Valley: 150 milesGreat Sand Dunes: 110 milesWolf Creek Ski Area: 170 miles
$247,500  •  130.9 acres
Stonewall Ranch is a 130.9-acre property located in southern Colorado's dramatic Spanish Peaks country, and ready to be developed into a unique residential ranching, hunting, or equestrian property. A new owner will have a significant head start in developing this ranch. An enclosed 40x70-foot pole barn is already in place, as is a driveway, a septic tank, and a domestic well (for household use, watering livestock, and limited irrigation). Power is already on the property.The ranch itself has a landscape rich in character, with abundant trees, creek beds, arroyos, meadows and hills. And, the property has unmatched views of the Spanish Peaks, nearby Silver Mountain, and the unique, wall-like rock formations of the Great Dikes, which create an awe-inspiring landscape truly unlike any other. Trophy elk, mule deer and bighorn sheep routinely roam on this ranch. Ownership of this property comes with access rights to a private BLM entry point (not available for use by the general public) located just two miles away and offering access to thousands of acres of public land, limitless outdoor recreation, and opportunities to hunt some of Colorado's most coveted big game. (This ranch is located in Colorado hunting unit 85.)Stonewall Ranch is situated in one of Colorado's relatively undiscovered regions, with unspoiled scenery and little traffic. The Cuchara Valley and the quaint mountain town of La Veta are just a half-hour away. World-class skiing is within easy reach: Taos Ski Valley and Monarch Mountain are each just two and half hours away. There are two golf courses within a 40-minute drive. And, the Colorado Springs airport, with non-stop service to major cities throughout North America, is approximately 90 minutes north.
$130,000  •  40 acres
Savage Ranch is a scenic, 40-acre, ag-zoned property with an approximately 500-foot stretch of a dramatic, little-known canyon with a seasonal creek and amazing rock formations. Located in western Pueblo County and just a short hike to the San Isabel National Forest, this scenic parcel is in an ideal climate zone, with mild winters and moderate snowfall. Its access rights to the neighboring national forest are a rare benefit in this area, where nearby ranches otherwise keep this portion of the forest landlocked and out of reach to the general public. (If you're the buyer, expect your friends to beg you for forest access.) Locals and hunters familiar with this immediate area consistently report 350- to 400-inch bull elk. And the forest offers seemingly unlimited riding and hiking opportunities in a part of Colorado few people can access.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. Deer, wild turkey and trophy elk are regular visitors to the property, crossing over from the adjacent forest.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.
$450,000  •  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 domestic well's initial test reported a stunning 20 gpm (now necked down to 10 gpm). A 10,000-gallon cistern provides additional water security. The water heater and the well pressure tank are new, and the home's log exterior has been recently re-treated.The large 36x60 (approximately) shop can be put to numerous uses: garage, workshop, barn.The property also boasts a spacious backyard beside a seasonal creek, a dog kennel, and 2 additional versatile outbuildings.The property offers a tranquil environment of trees and grassy meadows, and is fenced on the north and east sides. Peck Creek runs through the north end of this parcel. Deer, trophy elk, and wild turkey are on the property nearly every day.Red Creek Ranch covenants apply, but there are no dues, given the property's location on a 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.
$59,900  •  35 acres
This 35-acre parcel, located just south of Colorado City, and only minutes away from I-25, 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 application.Located 30 miles south of Pueblo, 75 miles south of the Colorado Springs airport.
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