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$6,900,000  •  13,468 acres
$8,341,656
Alpine High Ranch represents a diverse landscape of deep bottom soils along the draw that carries the ranch name; broad gravelly flats, up into limestone hills with commanding views of many of the area mountain ranges, including the Del Norte, Glass, and Davis mountains. This cow country hunting ranch is very accessible, yet you can hide away in the many interesting secret draws and cover where you will find abundant populations of desert Mule Deer, Elk, dove, and the wily Blue Quail. The ranch has a tremendous road infrastructure and, with just a corner of the ranch located along Highway 67, it is very private but extremely accessible. The topography of the ranch is a broad open valley with several limestone hills, cut by broad wooded draws and elevations ranging from 3,500 feet to 3,100 feet, which makes for a wide variety of soils and a very interesting mix of habitats. The ranch to the south has several center pivot irrigation fields right up to the fence-line, accessing the same aquifer under this ranch, the Hovey Channel. There are several areas where this could be replicated along Coyanosa Draw as there is a huge amount of relatively shallow fresh water, with deep soils. The ranch has a number of windmills and solar wells. Electricity is located at the southwest corner and an excellent submersible water pump produces from only 220 feet. There are several dirt tanks on the ranch with room for many more. Monsoon rains come in the summers, providing for an excellent growing season of a wide variety of Chihuahuan Desert plants, shrubs, and grasses. There is an extensive road network on the ranch and the exterior fences range from new to functional. Several caliche gravel pits will provide significant materials for future needs. The owners have built extensive all-weather caliche roads. There is a great metal barn, as well as a set of pens and a historic rock ruin, and many places to build a new lodge or headquarters. The landscape consists of one-half foothills to the Glass Mountains and the other half deep-soil bottom land. This ranch lies at an elevation that supports a mix of vegetation from the mid-Chihuahuan Desert such as century plants, Spanish dagger, yucca, agarita, sotol and cholla, with a dominant gramma grass mix and scattered bush/trees, including creosote, mesquite, hackberry, and soap berry. Native grasslands provide excellent forage for livestock as well as habitat for Mule Deer and native birds and mammals. The ranch also has several ridges and hills rich in a diversity of rocks and minerals, including many types of agates. The ranch lies over a tremendous freshwater aquifer, both shallow and deep. There are three windmills, one solar pump, two generator pumps, and one electric submersible. Water is distributed to several storage tanks and water troughs for wildlife and livestock. Development of irrigated alfalfa and other wildlife forage could greatly enhance the Deer and Elk populations. The water and soils are there, and with gas wells on the ranch, natural gas pumps could provide the energy needed to develop the irrigated cropland component.
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$1,750,000  •  238 acres
$1,950,000
Located in San Luis valley in the heart of the Rio Grande River Valley is a stunning 238-acre ranch and fisherman's paradise - Eagle Rock Ranch! The irrigated pastures are served by exceptional water rights and features nearly 1,000 feet of river frontage, dramatic rock structures in the river corridor, and outstanding views in all directions. There is a charming 2,600+ sq. ft. 4-bedroom and 3-bathroom home with a large 3-car garage. An enclosed patio and large covered deck provide views of lush hay fields, breathtaking views of the San Juan and Sengre de Cristo mountain ranges, groves of cottonwood trees and the Rio Grande riverfront; designated as Gold Medal Waters - a fisherman's paradise! A historic barn and stables can serve livestock needs. No conservation easements have been placed on the property and zoning may allow for subdividing. Eagle Rock Ranch offers complete privacy, tremendous views, abundant wildlife in the heart of the San Luis Valley!
$1,400,000  •  211 acres
The Miller Elk Island Ranch consists of 211+/- acres located just west of Del Norte, Colorado in Rio Grande County with year-round access to the property via U.S. Highway 160 frontage. With exceptional Trout fishing in the river and good hunting for Deer, Elk, Turkey and Waterfowl, this place is a sportsman’s paradise. Area amenities include South Fork, Colorado being within a 20-minute drive to the west via U.S. Highway 160, famous for its championship Rio Grande Club golf course and powder skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area.  The Ranch sits at an Elevation of around 7880+/- feet in the Rio Grande river valley characterized by its towering stands of Cottonwoods, thickets of Willows and Alders, and lush hay meadows. The Miller Elk Island Ranch boasts 1.25+/- miles of the famed Rio Grande River with approximately ¾ of a mile of both sides of the south channel of the river and approximately a ½ mile of the north channel of the river. A diversion dam at the top of the ranch splits the river into a north and a south channel which then bend and meander through the property, making trout fishing opportunities abundant on the ranch. The majority of the ranch sits on an island which gives the property its namesake. A private bridge in the heart of the property provides access over the south channel to the island. Improvements on the property are limited but quality perimeter fencing and flood irrigation infrastructure is quality making this property ready to go for someone looking to build a recreational paradise. A Conservation Easement through Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust blankets the property protecting the ranching heritage and its sought-after hunting and fishing grounds. However, a 5-Acre building envelope allows for one to build any additional improvements in the designated area. Also of note, is an 8+/- Acre parcel with Highway 160 frontage that was excluded from the easement which is included in the total acreage but could be excluded from the sale of the property. A copy of the conservation easement report can be provided upon request. There is an existing off-grid cabin inside the building envelope boundaries in good condition ready to go for the future owner.        WILDLIFE RESOURCES: The Miller Elk Island Ranch sits in the heart of the luscious wildlife filled river bottom of the Rio Grande River. Resident populations of Elk, Deer, Turkey, and a multitude of waterfowl species call this area home. The property itself contains a perfect mixture of Cottonwood, Willow, and Alder stands with lush hay meadows of quality native grasses and forbs for wildlife. This property is in Colorado game management unit 79 which offers over the counter tags for archery Elk and draw licenses for Elk Rifle seasons. The property qualifies for landowner Elk and Deer licenses with quality numbers of both species on the property. The Elk rut during September in this river bottom is hard to beat with very comfortable low pressured Elk going about breeding activities and bugling without interruption from hunting pressure. There is a constant influx of new bulls traveling the river corridor due to the strong populations of resident cow Elk. The Mule Deer population is exceptional and good hunting can be found throughout the ranch. Overall, the hunting resources on this piece are very rare for a 211+/- acre property that is so close to town.    WATER: Perhaps the Miller Elk Island Ranch’s greatest asset is the 1.25+/- mile stretch of the Rio Grande River that meanders through the property. This stretch of river is only a few river miles downstream of the famed gold-medal stretch of Rio Grande River and produces more than enough sizable rainbow and brown trout. River Structure on the property is exceptional with cut banks, riffles, runs, and pools making ample habitat for Rainbow and Brown trout of all sizes with numerous 20+ inch trophy-sized wild fish being documented. Steady hatches throughout the summer months can keep a fly-fisherman entertained on this property for days upon end. With thousands of acres of public lands and thousands of miles of streams within a mornings drive from the property, there is no shortage of fishing opportunities in the area surrounding the Miller Elk Island Ranch. The property contains two water wells, and sufficient water rights to irrigate the hay meadows. Hay production is exceptional on the property and is sufficient to maintain a small income stream. Overall, this property is a blank canvas for a recreational paradise with year-round activities in a desirable location. Call for a private showing today!
$280,000  •  40 acres
Country home on acreage.  Lovely 1,444 s.f.  two-story home with  gas log fireplace both down and upstairs.  Heats living room downstairs and large master bedroom upstairs--has two stove pipes.  Open concept  kitchen with excellent appliances, dining room with large window, and living room with gas log fireplace create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends.  Excellent windows throughout the home entertain with Scenic  Rocky  and Sangre de Christo mountain views, as well as the Rio Grande corridor.  Nicely carpeted bedroom and the large master with gas log fireplace and large closet.  Shared bath.  Another carpeted bedroom and second full bath first floor.  Domestic well, electricity, septic system, electric baseboard heaters, and propane tank.  40 acre parcel is fenced and there is a metal building with tack room and horse stalls.  Miles and miles of public lands nearby for recreation! Listing ID: 05051-08620
$1,575,000  •  17 acres
Lost Trail Ranch represents a once-in-a-lifetime find for a hunter, fisherman, horseman or investor seeking a secluded outdoor paradise in one of the Rockies’ most pristine environments. This property now generates up to $3,000 per week in income as a much-sought-after short-term vacation rental. Located in southwestern Colorado, within and surrounded by the dramatic San Juan Mountains, this 17-acre property features a custom log home, a horse barn, and a private stretch of the Rio Grande River. The property directly borders the Rio Grande National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness, providing immediate access to endless outdoor recreation: high-mountain lakes and streams; miles and miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, or ATV riding; and thriving populations of deer, elk, moose and other game, in one of the world’s most coveted hunting locations. Lost Trail Ranch is ideally suited as a family or group retreat, a vacation home, or a headquarters for all manner of outdoor excursions. The HomeThe 1,905-square-foot log home, completed in 2018, was built from logs harvested directly from the property. Each log was milled on site and custom fit, one by one, to create a “tight” home that holds heat. Lumber for the Douglas Fir tongue-and-groove floors was sourced from Alamosa, Colorado. Featuring three bedrooms (with multiple options for additional sleeping space) and two bathrooms, the home has an open-concept floor plan; the sizable living room transitions to the dining area and kitchen, with its custom cabinets, two pantries, and a wood cook stove, which is paired with a contemporary gas range/oven. Upstairs, a family room has a newly installed bar, complete with a sink. The home has three decks (off the living room, the master bedroom, and the upstairs family room), providing breathtaking views of the Rio Grande, the Weminuche, and the surrounding San Juans. The attached shop provides abundant parking and work space, and could potentially be converted into additional living space; the shop floor is prepped for radiant heat. The home also features a metal roof, offering long-lasting protection from the elements. The River A pair of trails leads from the home down to the Rio Grande River, which runs through the southern end of the property, providing private frontage on both the north and south sides of the river. A 100-foot footbridge (with a deck perfect for casting a line or simply relaxing to the sounds of rushing water) connects the north and south banks. The owners report that this stretch of river offers outstanding trout fishing, with brook, rainbow and cutthroat on offer. AdventureLost Trail Ranch directly borders the Rio Grande National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness, and offers private, direct access to the little-traveled Brewster Park Trail, Ute Creek Trail, and numerous unmapped hiking, horseback and game trails. Opportunities for outdoor adventure are seemingly limitless: in addition to hunting, fishing, hiking and riding, this ranch is a perfect point of origin for some of North America’s best backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. Motorized traffic is not allowed in the Weminuche Wilderness, south of the property, but ATV use is allowed on the national forest to the east of the property. The ranch is located in Colorado’s coveted hunting unit 76, one of the Rockies’ premier hunting locations, with sizable, healthy herds of trophy elk, deer and bighorn sheep. OutbuildingsThe ranch also features a historic, pre-1940, one-room bunkhouse (still comfortably livable, and complete with a wood cook stove) dating back to the property’s early days as an outfitting operation. There’s also a 32x32 horse barn, with a water hydrant. Three additional outbuildings and one shipping container (currently used as a tack room) stay with the property, as do corral panels, continuous-fencing panels, and the saddle racks built into the shipping container. UtilitiesDesigned for self-sufficiency, Lost Trail Ranch is off-grid, with reliable power generated by six 240-watt solar panels paired with a 3,500-watt Outback converter. The 500-gallon propane tank is owned, not leased, and is included in a sale. The home uses wood heat, a propane-fueled hot-water heater, and satellite internet. In addition, the home benefits from abundant passive solar heat, thanks to numerous south-facing windows (which also offer stunning views of the river and neighboring wilderness). Land & WaterLost Trail Ranch has a 345-foot domestic well (permitted for household use, watering livestock and limited irrigation), on record with the state as producing an impressive 12 gpm. The current owners have planted numerous young trees on the property. LocationLost Trail Ranch is at approximately 9,800 feet in elevation, and is located just above the Rio Grande Reservoir dam, and just below the Continental Divide. The town of Creede is about 38 miles east, with South Fork, Del Norte, Monte Vista, Pagosa Springs and Durango (and the Durango airport) also within easy reach. The Rio Grande Club, with its golf course, is 60 miles east, and the Wolf Creek Ski Area is a 77-mile drive. Denver and Albuquerque are each about a 300-mile drive.