Many times, the finest ranches are made with great intention. Over the last thirty years and twelve parcels later, this nearly 1700-acre ranch has been assembled minutes from downtown Ridgway. The dream of Ed Pauls, inventor of the Nordic Track, invested the fruits from his love of Nordic exercise into the crown gem of his real estate holdings. Set at the foot of the Sneffels range this magnificent ranch gives way to unobstructed views of the 14,000-foot Sneffels peak towering 6,000 feet above the ranch just 7.5 miles to the south. Encompassing the top of Miller Mesa, the ranch provides a private sanctuary unseen from the valley below yet overlooks Ralph Lauren’s Ranch to the southwest and Platinum Valley to the east. This alpine setting features year-round access, varied terrain, large ponderosa forest, unsurpassed view and a location wild enough to hunt the great Colorado big game yet close enough to town to get a meal in minutes. Very rarely do you find such a property with this kind of scenic value so well located that its dynamic views are only surpassed by its great development or conservation potential.