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106 Celadon Lane – JUST SOLD

COLORADO, LA PLATA COUNTY, DURANGO

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own the most unique and private 35-acre lot located within the gated community of Celadon II. This parcel features an incredible building site with dramatic mountain and valley views, year-round Bear Creek frontage, a large private fishing pond, and end of the road privacy bordering the San Juan National Forest. The old Tacoma wagon trail runs through the property and miles more into the National Forest for easy access to hiking, horseback riding, and hunting. There is a 1/2-mile private driveway that has been cut in to the building site, and the water well is installed and has good production. The building site truly captures one of the most breathtaking views the area has to offer, including the Animas River Valley, Engineer Mountain, Grizzly Peak, and the Hermosa Cliffs. The Celadon II community amenities include a gated entrance, paved roads, strong design covenants, buried utilities including natural gas, and there is a full time property manager who maintains the common property. In addition, the property manager provides numerous services to property owners including snow and trash removal, home security checks when requested, and airport transportation.

Location and Area

Celadon II is located in the San Juan Mountains east of US Hwy 550 and 16 miles North of Durango. The entrance gate is one mile off Highway 550 on Highway 250 South and across Baker’s Bridge. 106 Celadon Lane is just over 2.5 miles from the gate.

Celadon II is conveniently located for recreation, 20 minutes from either Dalton Ranch Golf Club or The Glacier Club, and 30 minutes to Purgatory Mountain Ski Resort. The community is secure, private and quiet with many opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing and horseback riding. The National Forest can also be accessed from Celadon II, as well as directly off the property.

The rugged beauty of this area has attracted a number of movie producers over the years, with numerous scenes filmed nearby. These include:

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” with Robert Redford and Paul Newman
“City Slickers” with Billy Crystal and Jack Palance
“Ticket to Tomahawk” with Walter Brennan and Marilyn Monroe
“Naked Spur” with Jimmy Stewart and Janet Leigh
“Across the Wide Missouri” with Clark Gable and Adolph Manjou

Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. It is located at 6,512 feet above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80’s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant powdery snow.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 105 miles from Telluride, 205 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 170 miles from Grand Junction, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Celadon Community Amenities

  • Gated entrance
  • Paved entrance area and all roads in Celadon are paved
  • Lighted mail and parcel boxes at the entrance outside the gate
  • Strong design covenants to protect quality of homes in the community
  • The home site building envelopes have been selected to insure the most inviting and unobstructed views while maintaining privacy
  • Aspen/pine tree rail fences along the front of all properties
  • Buried utilities including natural gas
  • There is a full time property manager who maintains the common property and provides numerous services to property owners, including snow and trash removal, home security checks when requested, and airport transportation.
  • Each owner is permitted to keep up to six horses on their property with which they access outstanding trails adjoining the National Forest
  • Celadon offers the opportunity for membership in The Dalton Ranch Golf Club and The Glacier Club

Property Details

  • 35-acres with incredible 360 views of the Animas River Valley, Engineer Mountain, Grizzly Peak, and the Hermosa Cliffs
  • End of the road privacy bordering the San Juan National Forest.
  • The old Tacoma wagon trail runs through the property and miles more into the National Forest for easy access to hiking, horseback riding, and hunting
  • Bear Creek diversion runs right through the property into a large private year-round fishing pond, just steps away from the building site
  • There is a 1/2-mile private driveway that has been cut in to the building site
  • Water well installed, approximately 7/GPM
  • The landscape offers woodlands, overlook mountain benches and unique rock outcroppings, all accessible by private roads or trails

Wildlife and Recreation

The area has a variety of wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors. This is a completely unspoiled property that is very private and secure. And access to the National Forest is directly off the property. For recreation, there is downhill skiing at Purgatory Mountain Resort, which is 30 minutes from the property, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are hour-and-forty-minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas River provides great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument.

Excellent golf can be found at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, the private Glacier Club (memberships available), and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM (approximately 60 miles).

Now $695,000 – Significant Price Adjustment

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Tom and Zach Morse, Brokers. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC or its sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and any users of such information waive any claims related thereto. Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. issues regarding title, water, minerals, survey, zoning, permits, land use regulations and other applicable laws, and any other issues) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.

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