Justin Osborn


Originally from Rockwall, Texas, Justin moved to Durango in August of 1999. He currently resides in Durango, CO with his wife and 2 children. He attended Fort Lewis College where he received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, and a minor in Agribusiness.

Justin received his real estate license when he was a junior in college in 2002. He worked at Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors for seven years. During his time at Coldwell Banker he received numerous top producer awards, some as high as the state level. He joined The Wells Group in 2010, and has consistently been a top producer in both volume and total number of deals closed since his arrival. His accomplishments include recognition by America's Top 100 as being included in the top 1% of all Realtors in America, Real Trends Award recipient awarded to only the top 1,000 producers in the United States, Apex Award recipient by the Realtor's Land Institute as recognition of one of the top land agents in the entire country, and receiving Colorado's Land Realtor of the Year Award as the top land broker in the entire state of Colorado. He has also been awarded the Education Award from The Wells Group multiple years in a row.

Justin currently sits on the board for the Colorado Chapter of the Realtor's Land Institute, and is a recent past president. Justin is also involved in the Realtor’s Land Institute at the national level, as he is currently a board chairperson of both their Future Leaders Committee as well as their Chapter Development Task Force.

Justin is also a national real estate instructor that has taught classes in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois. He's known mostly for his Recreational Land class, but also teaches Land 101 and Transitional Land through the Realtor's Land Institute. In 2016 Justin was honored as the Colorado Land Realtor of the Year Award.

His community involvement includes being an assistant coach for his son's DYSA competitive soccer team, recent past president of the Durango High Noon Rotary club, and past area chairman of the La Plat County Ducks Unlimited. He is also a certified PSIA Cert 2 ski instructor at Purgatory in both alpine and telemark skiing. He was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by both the Durango Area Association of Realtors and The Wells Group, and was a top three nominee as a Volunteer of the Year with the Durango Chamber of Commerce.

$199,900  •  248.4 acres
248+ acres bordering public land and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well.Over 30,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the south property line of this acreage. Located at7600' elevation with good year round access on a well maintained county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $65.12 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is an off grid property with electricity being about 2 miles away. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home. State of Colorado has confirmed this HOA has disbanded and no covenants are being enforced. See associated documents in MLS for confirmation.
$228,000  •  240 acres
240 acres located at 6580' elevation. No covenants, No HOA, and no conservation easement. Low ag taxes of only $320.56a year. Off grid rural property consisting of mostly native grass. Lots of wildlife in the area including mule deer, elk and turkey. This is Colorado GMU # 741 where you can purchase bull elk rifle tags over the counter. Buck rifle tags can typically be drawn with no preference points. Neighboring properties are under contract at $1,250 and $1,300 an acre. Buy land and subdivide!
$249,900  •  240 acres
240 acres with electricity bordering public land and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well. Over 270,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the southeast property line of this acreage. Located at 7300' elevation with good year round access on a well maintained county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $183 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is extremely rare to find acreage of this size with electricity in this part of Southwestern Colorado. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home.
$250,000  •  198.65 acres
Coalbed Canyon Ranch consists of almost 198 acres with a State Wildlife Area as the eastern boundary and BLM as the west boundary. Owner carry terms available with 25% down. No Covenants, No HOA and No Conservation Easement.Willow Creek runs seasonally through the valley floor and attracts all kinds of wildlife, including trophy mule deer, huge elk that feed in the neighboring fields, mourning dove, and sage grouse. Located at 6700' elevation, this location is known for it's mild winters and 300+ days of sunshine a year. There are fabulous views of the Abajo Mountains to the west. There is excellent year round access on a county maintained gravel road. Electricity is at the property. Well and septic will be required if buyer decides to build. Annual rangeland taxes are extremely low at only $36.18 a year. If you're up for an adventure, you could walk right across your property line to the west onto the 2 million acres of BLM land and eventually end up at Bears Ears. Walk out your east property line onto the 1,000+ acres of State Wildlife Area if you want a lesser adventure. Property consists of 3 different parcel #'s all in San Juan County Utah with the state line of Colorado as it's eastern boundary.
$260,976  •  217.48 acres
217 acres of very private recreational land with no covenants, no HOA, and no conservation easement. Isolated but not remote, this property is located only 15 miles from downtown Durango at 7100' elevation. This land is covered up with wildlife including elk, mule deer, and turkey. This is Colorado GMU 741 that offers over the counter rifle bull elk tags. Rifle buck tags can typically be drawn with no preference points. No utilities are in place which is why this land is only $1,200 an acre.
$269,900  •  320.16 acres
320 acres bordering public land on two sides and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. Elk, deer, and turkey all loves this property thanks to the cover and varying topography that it offers. Seasonal water holes help hold them on this land as well. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well. Over 300,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the east property line of this acreage. There is an additional 40 acre piece of BLM land access offed the west property line.Located at 7600' elevation with decent year round access on a county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $183 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is an off grid property with electricity being about 1 mile away. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home.
$300,000  •  35 acres
Private financing available with 25% down. These wooded 35 acres have a water well already installed and approved for up to 3 single family dwellings. Well is recorded to be 240' deep and 6 GPM. There are multiple options for building your futureColorado home in the pines on this property. Build at the bottom near the county road for great accessibility, or take advantage of the rock road that is already installed to a beautiful lookout on the upper bench (owners had their RV parked at this location for several years). This listing consists of two parcels, one of which is 7 acres of dedicated open space.Located at 7200' elevation on a well maintained county road with excellent year round access. Well pad in the southeastern corner of the property ensures good winter access to the upper bench. Electricity is available to be tapped into at the southwest corner of the well pad.
$425,000  •  603 acres
603 acres covered up with wildlife and 4 water taps reserved. No covenants, no HOA, no conservation easement. Located near the Colorado state line and the new Long hollow Reservoir, these 603 acres offer year round access, excellent views, fabulous privacy, tons of wildlife, and diverse topography consisting of pinon & juniper woodlands, canyons and draws. This is an off-grid property so plan on solar, propane, well & septic. Up to 4 water taps available through La Plata West WaterAuthority. Contact LPWWA for any questions regarding when the water line will actually be brought to this property. Low agtaxes of only $107 a year. Elevation is 6500'. COGCC is currently reclaiming the land from abandoned gas pads. See letter in Associated Docs.
$569,900  •  71 acres
71 acres with good water rights already with preliminary approval for a 7 lot subdivision. Located only 1.3 miles east of downtown Mancos in the fertile Mancos Valley at the foothills of the La Plata Mountains. No HOA, No Covenants, NoConservation Easement. Tiny homes, RV's, modular homes, etc...are all allowed. Easy access to public land with lots ofNational Forest and BLM nearby. Low ag taxes under $254.80 a year.
$695,000  •  254.31 acres
Custom log home with large shop on 250+ acres bordering BLM land. No covenants, no HOA, and no Conservation Easement. Low annual taxes of only $1,393.74. Located at 7000' elevation with excellent year round access on a well maintained county road. Tons of wildlife including deer, elk, and turkey. This land offers the perfect habitat for wild game thanks to about 110 acres of dry land farm ground and about140 acres of heavy woods, including a cool canyon with a pond. The animals love this property thanks to the cover and varying topography that it offers. Seasonal water holes help hold them on this land as well. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this amount of acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well in Colorado GMU # 711. The log home offers an open floor plan, and huge windows that not only provide excellent views but also provide fabulous natural light. Water well is recorded to be240' deep and 5 GPM. Be sure to check out the 3D floor plan in the virtual tour link.
$700,000  •  280 acres
280 acres with senior water rights, tons of wildlife, No HOA, No Covenants & No Conservation Easement. Located off of a quiet county road southeast of Ignacio, this ranch is for the buyer that wants to put some elbow grease into the land for some great equity. While it is extremely private, and isolated from it's neighbors thanks to the plateau that it sits on, it's not tooremote by any means. Priced at only $2,500 an acre, this is one of the best valued properties you'll find with water rights inall of Southwest Colorado. The ranch is located at 6300' elevation in the Banana Belt Region of Southwest Colorado where there is 300+ days of sunshine a year. 80 shares of Pine River Canal are included. Note that in September of 2021 when all the other irrigation districts in Southwest Colorado were already shut down for the year, this ranch was still getting it's water.Annual taxes are under $1,000 a year! Old homestead is abandoned and sellers make no representation regarding the infrastructure or the improvements. There are two gas pads on the property. No mineral rights included.
$820,000  •  164 acres
Located east of Durango in the prime development corridor, this 164 acre parcel sits at 6800' elevation with excellent southern exposure and fabulous year round access. With the Sundance Hills subdivision to the north consisting of 5 acre parcels, and the El Rancho Florida subdivision to the west consisting of 3 acre parcels, this acreage would make a prime rural development opportunity. 35 acre parcels can be created without planning approval. County Planning Department has implied that 10 acre parcels would likely be approved through the subdivision development process. Central water taps are available through La Plata Archuleta Water District for $5,550. Septic would be required by San Juan Basin HealthDepartment. Water rights consist of 4 shares of King Ditch water delivered through the high-line lateral. This land enjoy slow ag taxes of less than $500 a year. No covenants and no conservation easement.
$1,170,000  •  114 acres
Weber Canyon Ranch is located at 7,000' elevation just 3 miles south from the town of Mancos in the fertile Weber Canyon.This is the western portion of the ranch consisting of approximately 114 acres. Weber Creek runs through the western edge of this ground year round. This productive ranch borders BLM land, offering endless opportunities for recreation. No HOA, no covenants, and no conservation easement. This 114 acre property offers a combination of natural beauty, an excellent location with year-round access, tons of wildlife, agricultural productivity, mineral rights, and it's less than 10 minutes to town!The ranch includes senior water rights from both the Mancos River and Jackson Reservoir. Water rights include 60 shares of the Mancos River consisting of approximately 1 CFS, priority # 54. 40 shares of the Mancos River consisting of approximately 0.667 CFS, priority # 28. 100 acre feet of water delivered through Jackson Gulch. All gravity fed pressurized side rolls (no pumping bills). Seller believes they own 1/8 of the mineral rights. All mineral rights belonging to seller will transfer to buyer. Weber Canyon Ranch would be a great candidate for a conservation easement, or it has potential for a rural development with its central water line and fabulous location bordering BLM. It is less than 10 minutes to Mancos, 40minutes to Durango, and 1 hour 45 minutes to Telluride.
$1,170,000  •  145 acres
Weber Canyon Ranch is located at 7,000' elevation just 3 miles south from the town of Mancos in the fertile Weber Canyon. This productive ranch borders 7,000 acres of BLM land, offering endless opportunities for recreation. No HOA, no covenants, and no conservation easement.Low ag taxes of only $1,482.12 a year. This 145 acre property offers a combination of natural beauty, an excellent location with year-round access, tons of wildlife, agricultural productivity, mineral rights, and it's less than 10 minutes to town! The ranch includes senior water rights from both the Mancos River and Jackson Reservoir, and it has a spring fed pond that holds water year round. Water rights consist of 1.5 CFS from the Mancos River, plus an additional 70 acre feet from Jackson Reservoir. There are 2 gravity fed pressurized side rolls (no pumping bills), 1side roll with a pump, and 3 K-line sprinklers. Seller believes they own 1/8 of the mineral rights. All mineral rights belonging to seller will transfer to buyer. Improvements consist of a 3 bedroom ranch home, an older shop with 220 electric, and pole barn. Weber Canyon Ranch would be a great candidate for a conservation easement, or it has potential for a rural development with its central water line and fabulous location bordering BLM. It is less than 10 minutes to Mancos, 40 minutes to Durango, and 1 hour 45 minutes to Telluride.
$1,350,000  •  1 acres
Views of Vallecito, nestled amongst the tall pines directly on the western shoreline of Vallecito Reservoir, consists of a main lodge and 7additional cabins. Continue renting them as a business (cabins will be sold furnished with the exception of seller's personal items) or enjoy the perfect waterfront family compound. No HOA and no covenants. This is one of the few waterfront properties that have a deck right on the shoreline! Located at 7755' elevation with paved County Road 501 frontage. Annual taxes are 4,243.84. The Vallecito Marina is less than half a mile down the paved county road. Exceptional recreational opportunities are right out the door including both lake and stream fishing, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, and fabulous big game hunting for elk, moose, big horn sheep, mountain goat, and mule deer. The Weminuche Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in Colorado at 499,771 acres, has several trailheads located just up the road.
$1,500,000  •  14.8 acres
An amazing opportunity to own spacious land bordering National Forest with remarkable panorama views and easy access toPurgatory Ski Resort! These 14.785 acres bordering the San Juan National Forest have spectacular scenes of TwilightPeaks, Engineer & Spud Mountain, and the ski runs at Purgatory. Accessible through Engineer Village, this elevated plateau provides stunning scenery with majestic trees. The owner has worked with SEH Engineering to do all the preliminary work for recording the plat for this development. Phase 1 consists of 12 lots ranging in size from .36 - 1.28acres. Phase 2 would consist of the remaining 6.48 acres. This is a great opportunity for a developer to come in and create a subdivision, or for somebody to have a large estate parcel directly across the road from Purgatory. A paved road, underground electric, central water and central sewer are only 100 yards away from the southern property line.
$2,160,000  •  260 acres
Weber Canyon Ranch is located at 7,000' elevation just 3 miles south from the town of Mancos in the fertile Weber Canyon. Weber Creek runs through the western edge of the ranch year round. This productive ranch borders 7,000 acres of BLM land, offering endless opportunities for recreation. No HOA, no covenants, and no conservation easement. Low ag taxes of only $1,482.12 a year. The 260 acre property offers a combination of natural beauty, an excellent location with year-round access, tons of wildlife, agricultural productivity, mineral rights, and it's less than 10 minutes to town! The ranch includes senior water rights from both the Mancos River and Jackson Reservoir, and it has a spring fed pond that holds water year round. Water rights consist of 3.167 CFS from the Mancos River, plus an additional 170 acre feet from JacksonReservoir. There are 7 gravity fed pressurized side rolls (no pumping bills), 1 side roll with a pump, and 3 K-line sprinklers. The ranch will typically produce approximately 10,000 bales (65 lbs each) of hay between two cuttings, and then graze about 200 head of cattle after the second cutting. Seller believes they own 1/8 of the mineral rights. All mineral rights belonging to seller will transfer to buyer. Improvements consist of a 3 bedroom ranch home, an older shop with 220 electric, pole barn, and a hay barn. Weber Canyon Ranch would be a great candidate for a conservation easement, or it has potential for a rural development with its central water line and fabulous location borderingBLM. It is less than 10 minutes to Mancos, 40 minutes to Durango, and 1 hour 45 minutes to Telluride.
$7,500,000  •  63.76 acres
Nestled 23 miles from Dolores and 60 miles to Telluride, Goble Creek Ranch is the ranch has it all....63 acres of which approximately 25 are irrigated by multiple gravity fed side roll sprinklers (no pumping bills), 2 sources of live water, 133 year old deeded water rights, a custom 5,000sq ft log home, multiple outbuildings, and National Forest as your neighbor. No covenants, no HOA, and no Conservation Easement. There are2,000' of both sides of the West Fork Dolores River meandering through the property, and another 1500' in the National Forest before the next land owner, totaling 3500' of quality fishing waters. The 2.55 CFS deeded water rights were appropriated in 1887 and provide ample irrigation water for the two hay fields, and 1 acre pond with fountain. Improvements consist of a 4 bedroom custom log home, an oversized 3 car garage, and a large tack room/storage building. Located at 8,000' elevation with excellent paved year round access in Colorado GMU # 71. Over the counter bull elk tags are readily available. Elk, mule deer, turkey, bear, and the occasional moose, are all in this gorgeous valley. Direct access to the Goble Creek Trail is right out the driveway, providing 15,000+ acres of recreation including, horseback riding, hiking and backpacking in some of the prettiest country in all of Colorado. 3D virtual tour available for viewing in the virtual tour link.
$2,250,000  •  195.9 acres
Deep Creek Ranch is located less than 5 miles from the town of Mancos with sweeping, unobstructed views of the La Plata Mountains to the east, Mesa Verde National Park to the south, and Sleeping Ute Mountain to the southwest. No Covenants and No HOA. The sustainable and isolated, yet not remote, 196 acre property consists of 3 parcels with dead-end access at the end of a well maintained county road. Its’ scenic setting and diverse topography consisting of irrigated hayfields, Deep Creek Canyon with multiple creeks, and panoramic mountain views make it one of the prettiest ranches in all of Southwestern Colorado. It offers a combination of natural beauty, an excellent location with year-round access, a ridiculous amount of wildlife, agricultural productivity, one of the most sophisticated and efficient irrigation systems in the entire state, and it's only 35 minutes to downtown Durango. The ranch has 7 shares of Bauer Reservoir Irrigation (totaling 105 acre feet), plus an additional45 acre feet of project water from Jackson Reservoir. In addition to the domestic water tap through Mancos Rural Water District, there are also2 permitted water wells. There is a paid additional Mancos Rural water tap for the buyer that desires to build another home on the ranch. The 4ponds provide excellent waterfowl habitat and provide water for the big game animals that frequent the ranch. The 69 big guns provide gravity fed irrigation (no pumping bills) and can be operated wirelessly by blue tooth. These 69 irrigation guns have enough pressure they do not rely upon electricity from the grid. To ensure this ranch maintains to be a wildlife sanctuary for future generations, Montezuma Land Conservancy holds a Conservation Easement on the ranch. Additional building envelopes are in place for the buyer looking to expand the improvements.Improvements consist of 3,000+ sq ft custom 3 bedroom home with one level living, a 1200 sq ft 3 bedroom guest home, a 750 sq ft studio, a 2,000 sq ft workshop with concrete floor and 220 electricity, a 2,200 sq ft barn with water, electricity and office, a 1,500 sq ft barn with water, electricity, and tack room, a 2,300 sq ft hay barn, a 1,200 sq ft loafing shed with frost free hydrants and automatic livestock waterers, a 250 sq ft3 season greenhouse, a 768 sq ft high tunnel, and an additional 650 sq ft garage. The main home was remodeled in 2018 with all new windows, new garage, new tile, creation of library upstairs, and new deck. This beautiful ranch is located at 7000' elevation with excellent southern exposure. Annual taxes are only $4,758.68.
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Justin Osborn
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