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Piedra River Ranch

Colorado, Archuleta County, Arboles – MLS 725685

Looking for a very private ranch with beautiful river frontage and lush pastures? This 125-acre property sits along the Piedra River featuring direct river access, lush hay meadows served by senior water rights, 40 net mineral acres, abundant wildlife creating excellent hunting opportunities, and is only 10 minutes from Navajo Reservoir.

The 2,216 SF home is perfectly placed along the river while capturing the views of the entire property including the elk, deer, and wild turkey that frequently visit the property. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, master bedroom on the main level, and has a very spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances open to the living/dining room.

Other amenities include a stable for your horses, greenhouse, an equipment/hay barn, all just steps away from the residence. This property provides endless opportunities for recreation, increased production, while being surrounded by the beauty of the Piedra River Valley.

Property Details

  • 125-acres of beautiful meadows, juniper, pine and Gambel oak woodlands, with 1,400+ feet of Piedra River frontage
  • 40+ acres are productive irrigated alfalfa/grass hay fields utilizing 2 large sets of side-roll sprinklers; Producing between 3,000-5,000 bales per year
  • Agricultural status maintained through hay production
  • Senior water rights – 3.5 CFS (McDonald Ditch)
  • Productive well water
  • Captivating mountain, valley, and river views
  • 2,216 SF home built in 1994 – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, master bedroom on the main level, has a very spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances open to the living/dining room, and a wraparound deck overlooking the river.
  • Manicured lawns surrounding the house
  • Greenhouse
  • Horse stable with 3 stalls and tack room
  • Pole barn with 4 bays and pro-panel roof/siding
  • 40 net mineral acres – royalties ($300-$1,000 per month) started 12/20/2013 and the life of the well is 20-25 years

Wildlife and Recreation

Piedra River Ranch has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat and privacy. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, wild turkey and other sporting and songbirds. Occasionally, one may even get a glimpse of a black bear or mountain lion. The opportunities for exploration and recreation are limitless—whether it’s trout fishing along the Piedra River, hiking, bird watching, rock climbing, 4-wheeling, hunting, or just relaxing—this property has it all. The local area also provides many opportunities for all types of recreation. For downhill skiing, Wolf Creek Ski Area is 40 minutes away, while Durango Mountain Resort is a 1 hour and 20-minute drive. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available on the ranch and throughout the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities to kayak/boat on many area lakes and rivers.

Navajo Lake is only 4 miles from the property. Excellent golfing can be found in Pagosa Springs at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, just 30+ minutes from the ranch, while Durango has several fine courses, including Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, and the private Glacier Club (memberships available). In addition, people come from around the world to soak in the Hot Springs along the San Juan River, ride the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and visit attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon and the Four Corners National Monument.

Offered at $1,595,000

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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