Jon Adams


BA Business Administration/Marketing, RLI Member, GRI, ABR, CRS, SFR

Jon Adams, Owner/Broker of Mossy Oak Properties / Mountain Ranch and Home Brokers has lived in farm and ranch country in the central mountains of Colorado for over 45 years.  Through a lifetime of experience and dedicated study Jon's knowledge of the values of the land, the water, and the ways of life in the mountains and valleys of Colorado have led him to become one of the most knowledgeable and trusted land brokers in the area.  

Specializing in Colorado Farms, Colorado Ranches, and Colorado Luxury Properties throughout the state as well as homes and vacant land in Salida, Buena Vista, Nathrop, Westcliffe and the surrounding areas, Jon is devoted to helping his clients identify their perfect property and navigate the buying or selling process.

More about Jon Adams:  Realtor of the Year 2015 (Realtors of Central Colorado; North); honor graduate from Ft. Lewis College with a degree in business/marketing and management. A Colorado resident for over 45 years, an entrepreneur and skilled businessman, Jon has founded and managed several successful companies including a full-service excavation company, a nationally known performance parts retail and warehouse company, and a professional off-road race team, as well as completing multiple commercial and residential construction and development projects. A talented and competitive motorcyclist, he has earned multiple regional off-road racing titles including 250A and Overall A in the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit and was a top-level AA class competitor. Combining his love of motorcycles with his business skills he founded Hi-Per Sports, Inc. which was listed on the Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.”  Jon went on from there to co-found the FMF/Throttlehead.com/Kawasaki Team Green professional factory off-road racing team competing in the Grand National Cross Country Series and the AMA National Hare Scrambles Series.  Jon became a licensed Realtor in 2008.  His advanced business skills and hard-driving and energetic personality have earned him many Top Producing Agent awards as well as being named Realtor of the Year 2015 (Realtors of Central Colorado; North).  He brings a strong work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a love and knowledge of Colorado real estate to each transaction.  Jon currently resides in the central mountain town of Salida.  

Mossy Oak Properties

The Mossy Oak Properties network is more than just a collection of people that love to hunt, fish, and spend time in the outdoors.  It is a group of proven land specialists that have facilitated tens of thousands of transactions for their clients.  Mossy Oak Properties agents are required to complete our 16-week, Certified Land Specialist training program to increase their acumen as a land specialist.  Many of our land specialists also have backgrounds in farming, ranching, forestry, and wildlife management, to add another layer of expertise to the service they provide their clients.  Our network has been built by teaming up with land brokers that not only live the outdoor lifestyle, but again, mirror the value set you from the Mossy Oak brand.  In addition to our land specialists being passionate about hunting, fishing, and conservation, many are likely landowners themselves, meaning they relate to your emotional desire to own land.

Since 1986, the Mossy Oak brand has been built around a value set that includes honor and integrity, and as such, our brand has instant credibility with consumers. As evidence of this, in a recent survey of leading outdoor brands, consumers overwhelmingly recognized and trusted the Mossy Oak brand more than any other brand.  At Mossy Oak Properties, we instill these values every day to ensure our land specialists mirror the values of the parent brand in each and every interaction with a client. After all, this business is-and always will be-about relationships.

The Mossy Oak Properties land brokerage network was launched in 2003 and has since grown to over 100 franchised brokerages in 28 states throughout the country.  In 2019, the Mossy Oak Properties network closed in excess of 3500 transactions - an average of one transaction every two hours and thirty minutes! The total sales volume sold in 2019 was over $750M, and Mossy Oak Properties currently has an inventory of listings exceeding $3.6 Billion in total and was selected as a national "Best Brokerage" for 2019 by The Land Report and our network also had 42 "America's Best Brokerage" recipients. 

$2,250,000  •  3.7 acres
3,892 SF newly renovated single level home with 350 feet of Arkansas River frontage located less than 10 minutes from downtown Salida, Colorado. This is a rare find in Chaffee County and some of the best Arkansas River frontage in the valley with no highway noise and level, easily accessible river frontage. Home features an expansive great room with vaulted ceilings, natural wood beams, and a wall of windows looking over the river with the Sawatch Mountain Range as a backdrop. Main living area includes 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, modern kitchen, pantry, and laundry room. Radiant hot water baseboard heat, woodstove, and heat/cool mini-splits plus hot water in-floor heat in the bathrooms provide multiple options for year round comfort. The attached studio suite with a full bath, office and bonus room provides a second living space for relaxing, entertaining, or a private area for visiting guests. Outdoor living space includes large decks front and rear, enclosed hot tub area, and an observation deck overlooking the river and the massive 360 degree mountain views. The attached garage/shop is massive with a footprint of 40 ft x 68 ft (2,270 SF) including room for 3 to 4 cars in the main section, separate office/workshop, and two large bays with 12 feet doors and loft storage. Plenty of room for your RV, toys, or workshop. The lower river frontage, easily accessible by stairs or gentle path, is literally larger than a football field and the lush green grass and trees is reminiscent of a manicured park. Unobstructed views of the Arkansas River, The Sawatch and Sangre de Cristo Mountains from everywhere on the property, inside and out. 350 feet of calm water creates a private oasis for relaxing, fishing, and easy put in/take out for rafts and kayaks. Year round access on paved roads. Low utilities courtesy of the grid-tied photovoltaic solar installed in 2020 (owned). 40 acre BLM parcel directly across the road for dog walking, etc.
$1,495,000  •  363 acres
The Great Madonna Mine is for sale! This is a rare opportunity to own the largest and closest private parcel to Monarch Ski Area in Salida, Colorado. 363+/- acres bordering National Forest on 3 sides with 2,500+/- feet of South Arkansas River passing through the property filling multiple ponds with excellent private fishing. Potential for a year-round Colorado resort property, Colorado hunting and fishing property or a legacy family retreat with year-round paved access. Varied terrain from grassy creak bottom at 10,080 ft to dense forest to above timberline meadows and crags at 11,700 ft. Over 5 miles of well-developed roads provide access to multiple building sites throughout the property including approximately 25-30 acres of level ground along the creek. Located in GMU 561, elk, deer, moose, bear, Rocky Mountain Sheep and Goat take full advantage of this private sanctuary. Exceptional hunting property consisting of grassy meadows along the creek and above timberline, dark timber, and pocket meadows littered throughout the dense forest areas. Year-round recreation including hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, dirt biking, UTV/ATV riding, wildlife viewing, rock hounding and exploring all right on the property. One of the largest producing ore mines in western Colorado during the mining boom there are remnants of the boom days throughout the property including a concrete block storage building, the primary mine entrance building, several cabin sites and the massive pullies of the ore tramway. The miles of underground tunnels are now mostly blocked off but several openings and deep tunnels are still visible. Two miles by highway to Monarch Ski Area; 18 miles to Salida, Colorado; less than two miles to the Continental Divide, Monarch Crest Trail, Colorado Trail; short hikes to nearby fishing in Waterdog and Boss Lake. 9/10 mineral interest will convey at closing.
$4,500,000  •  2,201 acres
Southwest Colorado hunting, fishing, and cattle ranch for sale. 1612 deeded acres with contiguous 589 acre BLM grazing lease bordered on 3 sides by endless miles of BLM and National Forest for hunting, hiking, and four wheeling. West Pass Creek snakes through the entire ranch for over 3 miles providing livestock water and fishing from one end of the ranch to the other and fills two large reservoirs on the ranch providing excellent fishing, waterfowl habit, irrigation storage, and natural beauty. LIVING QUARTERS Comfortable 1300 square foot log cabin was built in 1993 but looks and feels much newer. Open floor plan with large living room, full kitchen, laundry room, 3 bedrooms, one full bathroom and a large covered deck. Expansive views of the ranch, The Cochetopa Dome, and surrounding mountains from inside and out. Additional living quarters include a rustic log cabin bunkhouse near the main cabin and a small A-Frame cabin in the valley across the road that could be renovated. IMPROVEMENTS Additional improvements include another rustic log cabin that houses the backup generator, a large underground root cellar, loafing shed and corrals, and a massive 40 x 100 insulated shop with a concrete floor providing ample room to store hay, park equipment, trucks and toys, and still have room for an indoor archery range. Property is fully perimeter fenced and cross fenced into multiple pastures. The entire ranch including the improvements and fencing is tight and right. This isn't a fixer upper or a project ranch. RANCHING/LIVESTOCK Currently holds 250 pair from June 1 thru Sept 30. Over 13cfs in surface water rights, a 600gpm artesian well, and multiple springs currently irrigate approximately 300 acres of the property. Historical ditches are in place to expand the irrigate acreage on the west end of the ranch. HUNTING/WILDLIFE Cochetopa Dome Ranch sits in a valley at the foot of The Cochetopa Dome and the base of North Pass, or locally known as Cochetopa Pass. This ranch is the nearest irrigated hay pasture to The Dome and mountain ranges to the north and east. You hunters know what that means. The ranch is a drive through fast food stop for breakfast and dinner for large herds of elk and deer. Bear, antelope and other wildlife frequent the lush green pastures and they all share the ponds on the ranch with ducks, geese and other migratory birds. 3 miles of West Pass Creek and 2 large reservoirs make for great trout fishing. Located in GMU's 551 and 67 there are over the counter options and the ranch is currently enrolled in the Land Owner Preference Program and drew 4 elk tags, 3 deer tags, and 2 antelope tags last year. Year round access on paved state highway. 31 miles to Gunnison, 39 miles to Saguache, 65 miles to Salida, 45 miles to Monarch Ski Area, 60 miles to Crested Butte Ski Area. Nearest airports are Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport - 32 miles, Montrose Regional Airport - 2 hours. Colorado Springs Airport - 3.5 hours.
Mossy Oak Properties Mountain Ranch & Home Brokers

Jon Adams
7111 County Road 250
Salida, CO 81201

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