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Eagle Rock Ranch

Colorado, Rio Grande County, Del Norte – MLS 737545

Eagle Rock Ranch is 237-acres in the heart of the Rio Grande River valley featuring lush hay fields with rich soil served by exceptional water rights, dramatic mountain views, and has restored Rio Grande River frontage designated Gold Medal Water which makes for a true “fisherman’s paradise.” There is a charming 2,638 SF 4 bedroom, 3-bath home with a large 3-car attached garage. The front of the home has an enclosed patio looking out to the lush hay meadows and fenced-in yard, along with beautiful views of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Off the back deck, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande River, groves of cottonwood trees, and beautiful rock outcroppings that the eagles call home. You can enjoy fly-fishing in Gold Medal waters right out your back door, along with horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, and exceptional hunting opportunities. No conservation easements have been placed on the property, providing flexibility for the new buyer. This is a stunning country setting, offering great privacy, magnificent views, abundant wildlife, yet still close to Del Norte, South Fork, and Alamosa.

Location and Area

Eagle Rock Ranch is located 4.6 miles west of Del Norte off Highway 160. The ranch is at an elevation 7,800 ft. above sea level, in an area that is graced with 300+ days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The ranch is located only 5 miles west of the rural city of Del Norte offering basic services to the surrounding community including a new general medical and surgical hospital. The ranch is also located less than 12 miles from the town of South Fork. The South Fork Area is where the South Fork of the Rio Grande joins the main body of the Rio Grande. Situated at the western edge of the San Luis Valley, it is one of the biggest intermountain valleys in the world. Colorado’s upper Rio Grande from the Rio Grande Reservoir above Creede through Wagon Wheel Gap and South Fork to Del Norte is “a high-country angler’s paradise...an undiscovered paradise,” according to American Angler, the magazine of fly fishing. With its perfect summer temperatures that average a low of 50° and a high of 78°, the Rio Grande around South Fork has been designated Gold Medal trout water, which means it offers the greatest potential for trophy trout fishing success in Colorado. Nearby Creede offers shopping, dining and the nationally acclaimed Creede Repertory Theater. It is only 30 minutes away (airport accommodates private jets).
The city Alamosa, Spanish for a “grove of cottonwood trees,” was established in 1878 and is only forty minutes from the ranch. As the largest full-service city in the San Luis Valley, Alamosa is the home to Adams State University, Trinidad State Junior College, the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center (a 57-bed level IV trauma center), as well as many shops, hotels and restaurants. Some local attractions include golf at the city-owned Cattails Golf Course, a cottonwood lined 18-hole course along the Rio Grande River, and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, which provides excursion train rides from Alamosa to La Veta and a connection to the Cumbres and Toltec Railway. The train route takes you through breathtaking country you can’t otherwise see from the highway.

Eagle Rock Ranch is forty minutes west of Alamosa, 1 hour east of Pagosa Springs, 2 hours east of Durango, 2 hours northwest of Taos, 3 hours north of Santa Fe, 3.5 hours west of Colorado Springs, 3 hours south of Crested Butte and 4 hours north of Albuquerque.

Wildlife and Recreation

Eagle Rock Ranch and the nearby Rio Grande, San Juan, and Sangre de Cristo National Forests have a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, elk, turkey, grouse, ptarmigan, snowshoe rabbits, coyote, bobcat, soaring eagles and even an occasional bear. The local area also provides many opportunities for all types of recreation. For downhill skiing, Wolf Creek Mountain Ski Area is only 35 minutes from the property and is known for consistently having some of the best snow in Colorado. Snowfall records average 465 inches annually. Access to some of the best fly-fishing in Colorado is on the Rio Grande River, with 70 miles of Gold Medal water and nearly a mile of private river frontage on the property. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, Jeep or four wheeling and ATV trails in the area. Rafting, boating and kayaking are also available on the Rio Grande River, which runs through the Ranch. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the Pagosa Springs hot water springs, Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument. Rio Grande Golf Club is only 12 miles away, providing 18 stunning holes and a magnificent Club House.

Offered at $3,995,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Zach Morse and Tom 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.