The Palmer Mountain Retreat spans 173 acres of breathtaking mountain terrain, boasting proximity to Granby and Winter Park. Situated within the pristine Roosevelt National Forest and at an elevation of 9,000 ft, this property is a true gem, surrounded entirely by NF. Historically, it has served as a cherished fishing/hunting retreat, making it one of the most exceptional recreational properties we've seen in quite some time. Land Cabin: The property features a charming cabin offering approximately 1,100 square feet of living space, including a master bedroom and a spacious loft capable of accommodating 8-10 individuals. This cabin operates entirely off the grid, with propane lighting and a natural spring well. Crisp mornings here make the wood-burning stove a cozy addition, while the kitchen and living room are perfect for family and guest gatherings. The bathroom facilities consist of an outhouse and an outdoor shower, truly embracing the spirit of a mountain getaway. Private Lake: A stunning private lake, approximately four acres in size and around 15 feet deep, graces the property. It holds great potential as a trout fishing lake and complements the scenic beauty of the area. Additionally, Corral Creek, which meanders through the property, offers excellent fishing for brookies and native browns. Abundant Wildlife: The Palmer Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife, drawn to the property by the food, water, and cover provided by the expansive meadows. The area’s natural beauty is captivating year-round, with stunning displays of orange foliage in the fall and excellent hunting opportunities in the wintertime. Exceptional Hunting: This region is renowned for its exceptional hunting opportunities. The mule deer population is robust, offering high-quality hunting experiences with landowner tags available annually and additional tags through a draw system. Elk and bear hunting is also outstanding, with over-the-counter tags for both. The unit is known for producing some impressive bulls, with the owner having taken a remarkable 367-inch bull elk in the nearby private National Forest accessible from the property. Stunning Landscape: The property’s landscape is exceptionally beautiful, surrounded by National Forest on all sides. Large stands of aspen and spruce trees, along with expansive meadows, attract wildlife year-round. The views of snow-capped mountains in every direction are nothing short of breathtaking. Location Direct Access: The Palmer Mountain Retreat enjoys direct access via the Black Mountain Forest Service Road, providing spectacular vistas of the Williams Fork and Gore mountain ranges. Convenient Location: Situated just 2.5 hours from Denver, this ranch is an easily accessible retreat from the Front Range and Denver. Winter Access: The property is accessible in the wintertime via snowmobile, enhancing its year-round appeal. Rare Opportunity: Properties like the Palmer Mountain Retreat are exceedingly rare, if not impossible to find. If you’ve been seeking a sanctuary within the National Forest for you and your family or friends, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Contact Zack Wiese for a private showing and embark on your journey to this mountain paradise.