Pagosa Springs, Colorado, locatedin Archuleta County is steeped in western history, starting with its namePagosa (a Ute word meaning "healing or boiling water"). In the 1970's Pagosa Springs and Archuleta Countybecame a haven for land developers. Thecounty offered what hungry land seekers wanted, panoramas of mountains, forest,streams, and large open acreage. ForestPark Ranch encompasses 2,215AA± deeded acres of exceptional well-maintained land. The ranch has 600± acres under habitatenhancement with exceptional restoration work, totaling over 30 years ofaggressive efforts. An estimated 10,000 stumps have been removed from turn ofthe century clear cuts. Washout and erosion points have been mitigated on ahuge portion of the ranch. These efforts have paid off creating a national parklike setting, attracting an abundance of different wildlife making the ranchtheir home. Hundreds of resident elk,mule deer, and turkey can be found throughout the ranch. Also, some black bear, mountain lion, andeagles. The ranch's topography is madeup of varying elevations from 6,800 ft. to almost 8,000 ft. This sprawling ranch gives you anaccumulation of meadows, forest, ponds, and springs. There is 11.5 cfs of senior seasonal waterrights, 9AA± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, and 31AA± miles of secondaryroads. Picnic tables and fire pits have been strategically placed throughoutthe ranch to enjoy picnics and barbeques, while capturing stunning mountainsunsets and sunrise views. Ten different mountain peaks can be seen from withinthe ranch borders with elevations ranging from 11,289 to 12,769 feet, which is spectacular.The ranch borders 6,200AA± acres of USFS lands, is in GMU 771, has noconservation easement, is fenced on three sides, and is under Ag status withthe forestry program: all attributes of an outstanding Colorado ranch property. Improvements on Forest Park Ranchinclude a unique luxury 10,308AA± square foot main home. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, anapartment with its own entrance, several living areas, office, theater room anda large second floor balcony. The home is serviced by underground utilities,including 6-inch waterline, which is a rarity on a mountain property. With too many upgrades on this home to list,a home tour is a must. The ranch offerstwo additional homes, and a large workshop. Forest Park Ranch is a short 15minutes from Pagosa Springs. PagosaSprings offers shopping, restaurants, an airport, hospital, and its famous hotsprings. Wolf Creek Ski Area is located31AA± miles from Pagosa Springs, offering some of the largest snow totals in thestate. South of the ranch is the New Mexico border and Navajo State Park,providing a lake experience for great fishing and water sports. The whole area is filled with outdooractivities to enjoy. Call M4 Ranch Grouptoday and let them help you with your dream of owning a Colorado ranch. Start your legacy today.