$749,000 • 361 acres
Situated at 8,400 feet, Hog Heaven Ranch is on the eastern flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Secluded, yet accessible, this 360± acre ranch is at the crossroads of some of Colorado’s finest mountain scenery yet is only 40 minutes from a major interstate highway. The Hog Heaven Ranch was greatly impacted by the 2018 Spring Creek fire, giving way to great opportunity to own a large acre parcel at a drastically reduced rate.
A large 2,000± square foot garage and workshop remain on the property and plenty of room to build a mountain cabin or hunting lodge.
Flanked by 10,635-foot Sheep Mountain to the east and 11,414-foot Iron Mountain to the southwest, Hog Heaven Ranch was sheltered in a richly-forested valley of spruce, fir, aspen, and Ponderosa pines, creating a varied habitat that is home to many species of birds and small mammals. Pass Creek, a small stream, flows through the ranch for over a mile and is a water source for mule deer and elk, which frequent Pass Creek’s long meadow. Wildlife watchers found the ranch a pure delight.
A fantastic destination in its own right, Hog Heaven Ranch is nonetheless a tremendous hub for enjoying some of the best of Colorado in all directions. To the south, historic La Veta Pass beckons only a few miles away, where William Jackson Palmer’s narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande once carried settlers and tourists by the thousands. One of the state’s loveliest small towns, La Veta, is but a few miles further, with its abundant stone architecture and a vibrant arts community.
Immediately to the west, the jagged high Fourteeners of the Sangre de Cristos, topped by 14,345-foot Blanca Peak, call to mountaineers. Good elk hunting is found in the Silver Mountain area about 20 miles to the south, and mule deer can be found throughout the area. Geology buffs will be delighted with the world-class geological features of the Spanish Peaks and dike system to the south and the amazing Great Sand Dunes National Park, just an hour to the west. Those needing an urban experience can drive to Interstate 25 in only about 40 minutes, and then easily reach Pueblo and Colorado Springs, about 45 and 90 minutes farther, respectively.
FIRE NOTICE: This Property was substantially affected by a fire, known as the Spring Creek Fire, in the summer of 2018. The Property`s appearance has been altered by fire. Furthermore, Seller does not know how the fire will affect various features of the property, such as but not limited to: variety and quantity of wildlife present; variety and quantity of fish in the water present at the Property and quality of fishing; variety and quantity of vegetation; erosion; water quality; etc. To the extent these and other fire-related issues are important to Buyer, Buyer should consult experts of Buyer`s own choosing.