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Elkhorn Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

The Elkhorn Ranch is a magnificent spread just outside Durango, Colorado. 880 acres of peaceful and serene landscape, yet still rugged and wild with frontier spirit. This ranch is a sportsman's paradise. Wonderfully removed and remote with end-of-the-road privacy, even though downtown Durango is just 15 miles away. The ranch lies just to the North and East of town, between the Pine River and Florida River drainages. Buffered by 1800 acres of BLM land, this property is like an island surrounded by Federal Land and a common 3.5 miles between the two. (Elkhorn Ranch plus BLM land 2,680 total acres.)

Property Details

The topography is extraordinarily diverse from mountain tops and ridgelines to hidden valleys, springs and draws. The high ground offers a view that stretches all the way to New Mexico, approximately 45 miles away. The mountains and ridges on the ranch have colorful names like Grizzly Mountain, Widdermaker Switchbacks, Meat on the Table Flats, and Navajo Springs.

A rocky mountain treasure pleasantly secluded and protected, yet not isolated. The old growth ponderosa pine and Gambel oak offer a pleasant transition from the bustle of town, as you leave the pace behind and enter a very private setting. A little further up the road, the valley opens up to a pastoral scene and the Ranch house beyond. The main complex consists of a 4,700 sq ft home on 2 levels, a bunk house with kitchen and bath, a two bay shop area and equipment storage. There's also an open sided barn (horse barn and tack room). The ranching facilities are first class; there is smooth wire fencing for the two horse pastures. There are 5 springs, 4 wells, and 4 stock tanks scattered across the ranch. One of the most unique features of this ranch is a network of over 17 miles worth of graded trails, crisscrossing the terrain up and down, over the ridges and saddles to new valleys and vistas. This network was created decades ago and the trails are still in excellent condition.

Wildlife and Recreation

This ranch is a mecca for wild game, and combined with the trail network and easy access to the rugged landscape, it naturally creates a hunter's paradise. Consequently, the ranch has been enjoyed as a private family hunting refuge for several decades. Deer, Elk, Bear, and Wild Turkey are bagged annually and additional wildlife sightings on the ranch include Mountain Lion, Big Horn Sheep, Bobcat and Bald Eagle. The trail network combined with the continuous BLM land creates an almost unlimited expanse of remote Southwest Colorado hunting opportunities.

The private family refuge has been well established. Additional options could include a corporate or commercial Sportsman's Retreat, and/or an exclusive development.

Now $4,999,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Kim Penny 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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