Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos
An exceptional 377-acre mountain ranch with gorgeous 360-degree views of the La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde, and the Sleeping Ute. This ranch has excellent water rights, 80 acres of irrigated hay pastures, pine and gambol oak forest, several large ponds/lakes and borders public lands. It would make a lovely equestrian or cattle ranch with several great building sites. This is a great value!
Location and Area
It is a convenient 15 minutes from the town of Mancos and forty-five minutes west of Durango’s historic downtown area. You take 184 North of Mancos to Millwood Turnoff (Road 40), which will arch to the left and turn into Road P. Follow Road P to property, look for Shilo Ranch sign. The ranch is at an elevation 7,500 ft. above sea level, with scenic mountain, canyon and valley views, and over 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.
Mancos sits at the base of Mesa Verde National Park, and as a small rural town, offers basic services to the surrounding community. The charming town of Durango is located 40 miles to the north, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and numerous cultural activities. The four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The Montezuma County area, which includes Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, has a population of approximately 30,000 and is the most southwestern of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient American Indian structures, including the famous cliff dwellings, found in the county. Roughly 1/3 of the county is tribal land, 1/3 is federal land (administered by the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management), and 1/3 is private or state/county land. The La Plata County area, including Durango and Bayfield has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is approximately 75 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 320 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 430 miles from Phoenix.
Wildlife and Recreation
Shilo Ranch has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat and privacy. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, black bear, bobcat, coyote, red tail hawks, wild turkey and other sporting birds. Equine enthusiasts will find Shilo Ranch to be first-rate riding terrain giving the abundance of pasture, while bordering hundreds of acres of public land with access to the National Forest. Also, for lake fishing, Jackson Lake and McPhee Reservoir provide a wonderful destination, just minutes from the ranch. The Animas, Florida, Pine and San Juan Rivers are all within an hour and a half of the ranch for exceptional fly-fishing.
For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is a 65-minute drive from the ranch, while Wolf Creek Ski Area is two hours away. With the San Juan National Forest being minutes away from the property, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available and on the ranch. Summertime is filled with opportunities for riding, hiking, fishing, boating, golfing and 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 40 miles).
This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, Tom Morse, Broker. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty recommend that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.