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.
$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.
$134,000  •  34.8 acres
Boasting both tranquility and a convenient location, this scenic parcel features open meadows, two year-round creeks, 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 service 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.
$1,700,000  •  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 year-round 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. Note: The home's furniture could potentially be included in a sale.A hot tub is inside a custom-designed building, one entire wall of which opens to an amazing mountain view. The property comes complete with an automatic backup generator in the unlikely event of a power outage. Cable TV and landline internet are available. 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.Year-round South Muddy Creek, complete with a waterfall, 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. 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.
$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.
$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. 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. 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. 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.
$239,000  •  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.
$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 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.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.
$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. The property's barn is at the high point of the property, which gently descends to meadows (perfect for pastures) that attract game. An intermittent creek crosses the southeast corner of the parcel; at the northeast corner, there's a seasonal catch pond. 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.)This property is easily accessed year-round, and is located on a well-maintained road.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 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.
$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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