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Montagna I

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

One of the rarest land offerings in the upper Animas Valley, due to its exceptional privacy, ease of access, towering Aspen forests, lush rolling meadows and dramatic mountain views. This 76-acre parcel borders the San Juan National Forest and features multiple home sites of rare beauty to create the perfect recreational retreat or homestead. There is direct trail access to Goulding Creek for horseback riding and hiking. This property provides a perfect blend of privacy, a pristine environment and convenience to all the local amenities. Located on the west side of Highway 550 just south of the Haviland Lake Recreation Area. It is less than a 10-minute drive to the year-round activities at Purgatory Resort, golf and tennis can be enjoyed directly across the street at The Glacier Club, and you are only 20 minutes to shopping and dining in Historic Downtown Durango. The property is suitable for subdivision or could make an incredible mountain equestrian estate.

Property Grounds

  • 76-acres of diverse topography including forest and lush rolling meadows
  • Exquisite views of the Needles Mountains, Castle Rock, Engineer Mountain, Spud Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and the Hermosa Cliffs
  • Multiple building sites to choose from with easy access
  • Beautifully manicured rolling meadows ideal for equestrian activities, along with healthy stands of aspen, ponderosa pine, and gambel oak
  • Bordering the San Juan National Forest, with direct trail access to Goulding Creek offering horseback riding and hiking
  • The property is suitable for a subdivision or could make an incredible mountain equestrian estate

Location and Area

Located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, less than 20 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance is just off Highway 550, located for recreation, less than 10 minutes from skiing at Purgatory Resort, golf and tennis can be enjoyed directly across the street at The Glacier Club, and only 20 minutes to downtown Durango.

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 airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Dallas, 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.

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, in a very private setting. There is abundant mule deer and elk, wild turkey and soaring raptors, with an occasional black bear and fox. There is great trout fishing in the area and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a few minutes from the estate, 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, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas, Florida and Pine Rivers provide 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 minutes away at the private Glacier Club (memberships available), Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Hillcrest Community Club.

Now $2,395,000 – 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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