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.
$135,000  •  61 acres
Big Owl Canyon Ranch is a one-of-a-kind 61-acre parcel, ready to be put to use as a hunting or horse property, hobby farm, or small ranch. The property backs directly to Owl Canyon, a dramatic and little-known gorge that carries a seasonal creek, provides a haven for game and wildlife, and is dotted with caves and petroglyphs. Several hundred feet of the canyon are inside the property line. Located inside CO hunting unit 84, this immediate area is well known for its populations of deer, antelope, and elk.This parcel has agricultural zoning, is already fenced on the north and west, has power and phone service available at the property line, and is highly buildable, with countless options for home and barn sites, complete with mountain views. Vegetation includes native grass, cedar, and juniper. This property is not part of an owners' association, and it meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. An added benefit: the Red Creek Fire & Rescue station is just over a mile east. The scenic mountain village of Beulah is 11 miles southwest, Pueblo is 21 miles east, and the Colorado Springs airport is 62 miles north.
$800,000  •  40 acres
Situated on 40 scenic acres outside the tranquil mountain and farming community of Rye, Colorado, this authentic replica of a 17th century Cotswold cottage is one of the most unique properties available in the Rocky Mountain West. The home features stone construction and a slate roof, as well as hardwood floors and numerous architectural elements that exude the environment of a traditional English country home. A stately great room, with its majestic fireplace and exposed beams, seemingly transports visitors back centuries. A spacious, well-appointed kitchen, complete with a large island, offers modern conveniences while maintaining the home's unique character. French doors lead to an expansive brick terrace with unmatched mountain views. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a reading area, and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The full basement includes a wine cellar (complete with an antique suit of armor), a spacious vault, and abundant remaining space for an office, home gym, workshop, and additional bedrooms. The home has landline phone and internet service, radiant in-floor heating, and an ultra-efficient electric thermal storage system. (Construction notes: the home is built from stone, concrete, and steel; has double-wall construction; and 8-inch foam insulation.)(The home's numerous antique furnishings (including furniture, cabinets, paintings, rugs, silver, sculptures, and more), predominantly from the 1700s, are to be included in a sale. A comprehensive list is available to qualified buyers.)Adjacent to a walled garden, a separate guest house, built from cedar and designed in the style of an 1850s American farmhouse, features a loft and an antique stove, and can comfortably sleep at least three adults. (Furnishings are included.)A small greenhouse is attached to the home. The detached one-car garage includes workshop space. And, an enclosed courtyard, just west of the main house, provides outdoor cooking, dining, and entertaining space. The remainder of the property includes approximately 30 acres of woods and 10 acres of open meadows, offering ample space for future barns, stables, and pasture. The property has a productive domestic well, allowing for household use, watering livestock, and limited irrigation. Located just over one mile from a paved county road, the property is accessed via a well-maintained private road with keypad-gate access. The San Isabel National Forest is just two miles west, and Pueblo is 30 miles northeast. It's a quick 77-mile trip (generally just over one hour) to the Colorado Springs airport.
$29,000  •  40 acres
Located near the Huerfano River and Cedarwood Canyon, in quiet, wide-open ranch country, this 40-acre parcel is ideally suited for a residential, agricultural, or recreational property, and would make an outstanding horse operation or hobby farm. Multiple building sites are within easy reach of utilities, and the property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. Wildlife abound, with deer and antelope frequently on the property. Easily accessed year-round (Colorado City and I-25 are about 15 miles west), this parcel offers an increasingly rare combination of space, peace, quiet, and affordability. 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. Located in Colorado GMU 128. Latitude/longitude: 37.9284, -104.6053.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$100,000  •  45.8 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast is a 45.8-acre, A-1-zoned parcel (with an adjacent 120 acres available, with forest access) featuring a stunning but little-explored canyon; lush, subirrigated meadows; and a seasonal creek.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. The property meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit; the neighboring property's well tested at an impressive 20 gpm on construction.This property is not part of an owners' association, and would make an outstanding recreational property for weekend getaways, camping, and more. 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. An adjoining parcel (Little Owl Canyon Ranch West) is also available.
$360,000  •  120 acres
Little Owl Canyon Ranch West is a scenic 120-acre property (with an adjacent 45 acres available) 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. An adjoining parcel (Little Owl Canyon Ranch Southeast) is also available.
$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.
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