$299,000 • 70 acres
Spring Canyon Ranch is a unique find for a buyer seeking a hunting HQ, a secluded mountain retreat, or a home or cabin site offering tranquility, privacy, mountain views, and unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities. Consisting of two adjoining 35-acre parcels, this 70-acre property directly borders thousands of acres of BLM ground, ideal for hunters, hikers, horsemen, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Located approximately 3 miles outside the historic mountain town of Cripple Creek, the property is situated just west of Mt Pisgah, and boasts breathtaking views of the Collegiate Peaks and other surrounding mountains.Wooded with ponderosa, oak, and aspen, the property is south-facing, making it a perfect candidate for off-grid development with solar power. The parcel rises to a glacial cirque; the property's summit offers some of Colorado's finest mountain views. Each of these two adjoining parcels meets the acreage requirement for a domestic well permit. The property already has a highly productive, year-round artesian spring. Per the seller, adjudicated water rights for this spring can be pursued by a new owner. Well contractors have IDed additional springs on the property. A driveway is already in place, and a poured-concrete home foundation, with heavy-duty rebar, is constructed and ready for county inspection so a new owner can put it to use. The foundation is positioned for maximum southern exposure. Detailed foundation plans are available to aid a buyer's architectural planning. Other improvements include an A-frame barn, providing convenient storage for gear and equipment, and a redwood platform, offering a peaceful spot to enjoy the mountain views to the south. An RV or trailer can be positioned next to this platform, creating useful deck space. A septic system is already installed, making RV/trailer camping convenient.Game and wildlife thrive on this property, which is frequently visited by deer, turkey, mountain goats, and elk. An old gold mine (with no known history of claims) is on the property. Cell service at the property is outstanding. The property is reached via 2.5 miles of private road, with fully deeded access. The town of Cripple Creek, with its casinos, restaurants, and the charm of a historic Colorado mining town, is only minutes away. It's just 25 miles to Woodland Park, and only a 55-mile drive to the Colorado Springs airport.