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.
$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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Windsor, CO 80550

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