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Twin Rivers Ranch – JUST SOLD

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

This 22+-acre ranch is located in the lush Animas River Valley between Coon Creek and Animas River on the east side of CR 250, only 10 minutes from historic downtown Durango. It has a 4,650+ SF custom home, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, offices/bunk room, with beautiful detailed finishes and an abundance of light. The home and property offers views of Engineer Mountain and the Animas Red Cliffs and includes a barn and a large shop. There are excellent water rights and most of the property can be irrigated for good hay production.

Location and Area

Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, both alpine and cross country skiing, rafting, and kayaking, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. There are 40 national and state parks within a day's drive. It is located 6,512 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain 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.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, bi-weekly service to Las Vegas, with seasonal service to Houston, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Property Details


  • 22+ acres of fertile open pastures/hay field and manicured lawns on timed irrigation
  • 10 acres of pasture with 2" x 4" anti climb horse mesh fencing; property line centers on Coon Creek/Reid Ditch
  • Borders Coon Creek and Reid Ditch
  • Healthy aspen, pine, choke cherry, oak, and cottonwood trees
  • Has agricultural exemption
  • Priority water rights from the Reid Ditch; .5 CFS
  • Large year-round lined pond; 12 feet deep with island; fed by Reid Ditch
  • Well water – 14 gals/minute and septic
  • Lovely views of Animas Red Cliff mountains up and down Animas Valley
  • Enclosed courtyard on front of home made from Oklahoma Redstone and iron fencing with large flagstone seating area; built-in B-B-Q; stone fireplace with wood storage underneath; cultivated perennial and herb gardens; Hammerton light fixtures; multiple crab apple trees; perfect for al fresco dining
  • Cultivated garden area around house with native Colorado perennial flowers, shrubs and trees on irrigation system
  • Flagstone walkways and porches around house
  • Well maintained gravel driveway
  • 2012 taxes – $1,548.16

General House Features

  • Custom 4,650+ SF home with beautiful light-filled open living space, great attention to detail, beautiful views of Engineer Mountain and Animas Red Cliffs
  • Gambrel Barn; complete inside and outside; cedar board and batten stone and metal exterior; Gambrel roof; old-world shingles; inside beams are old timbers
  • Flagstone porches with overhang and antique railroad beams; stone base
  • Tongue and groove aspen ceilings
  • Knotty alder 'window-pane' solid custom doors upstairs and alder pane doors downstairs
  • Encased windows are double-paned; metal clad outside and wood inside
  • Vaulted, barrel and 10'+ ceilings
  • Custom built-in alder cabinets throughout
  • Recessed, sconce and pendant lighting
  • Radius corners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Surround sound
  • Alarm and fire system sound throughout
  • 20" slate tiles, travertine upstairs and wood floors downstairs
  • In-floor heat with 9 separate zones

Main Level

Master Suite & Bath

  • Wood floors
  • Chandelier
  • Gas fireplace
  • Separate entry
  • Separate flagstone porch overlooking grounds and pond
  • Wallpaper headboard wall with accent lighting
  • Sliding glass doors to private flagstone porch with Hammerton lights
  • Huge closet from Closets Plus featuring 4 sets of wood drawers and upper cabinets
  • Wood shoe shelves and clothes sections
  • Separate sound system
  • Cream tiles, glass, quartz in bath
  • Jacuzzi tub with cream quartz tubdeck and 3 large windows to let in morning light
  • Huge walk in shower with multiple heads and floating bench
  • Alder cabinets with 2 square sinks and multiple drawers
  • Separate toilet with cabinets
  • Beautiful pendant lights and chandelier
  • Window above sinks faces Engineer Mountain


  • Large entrance on main level
  • Transom push-out windows with screens on either side of large alder door
  • Two antique stained glass windows bring in soft light; re-leaded and encased with metal outside and wood inside
  • Monochromatic color scheme

Great Room/Entertainment Room

  • Large room
  • Wall of windows facing Red Cliffs and Missionary Ridge
  • 2 French doors to flagstone covered porches, one faces pond and groomed yard, 2nd faces west into courtyard
  • Contemporary fireplace with remote starter
  • Stacked travertine accent walls


  • 36" gas range Thermador with khaki glass backsplash
  • Flush mount paneled Thermador French door refrigerator with bottom paneled freezer drawer
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Armadillo desert and eggshell quartz granite countertops
  • Alder cabinets with accent lit shelves
  • Built in kitchen table with 3 pendants
  • Large butler's pantry with alder cabinets, alder shelves and granite counters
  • Recycling/trash drawer
  • Sliding shelves for microwave and dishes
  • 4 large kitchen windows looking out to organic garden and views of missionary ridge
  • Coffee bar khaki glass backsplash, upper cabinets with lit shelves

Dining Room

  • Live edge table
  • Hammerton Pendant
  • 3 large windows viewing Red Cliffs

Sitting Room

  • Peaked ceiling with wood accents
  • Beautiful contemporary light fixture
  • Huge windows allow for natural light from East and North
  • Views of Missionary Ridge and Engineer Mountain

Powder Bath

  • Contemporary floating quartz counter with glass vessel sink
  • Back lit full wall mirror

Laundry Room

  • Built-in iron and board
  • Pull-out hampers for dirty clothes
  • Built-in hutch for laundry supplies
  • Bead and batten walls with built-in shelving


  • 2½-car garage with in floor heat; multiple windows

Upper Level

2nd Kitchen

  • Large kitchen open to dining room and dining area
  • Over-sized island with Black Faraday granite top with under-storage cabinets; bar seating; double stainless steel sinks with brushed nickel fixtures
  • Black Faraday granite counters
  • Built-in alder cabinets with lots of storage; Lazy Susan corners; adjustable drawers and sliding shelves; deep drawers for pots; appliance garage; up-lighting above cabinets
  • Side-by-side Monogram fridge with alder panel doors
  • Frigidaire convection and conventional oven
  • Flat-top electric stove with inlaid fire-back in faux stone wall
  • Built-in separate cabinet houses built-in buffet with seeded glass door inserts; for dish storage with faux antique finish
  • Separate cookbook shelving

2nd Dining

  • Alcove with windows above
  • Belgium antique light fixture converted to electricity
  • Large windows look up the north valley with view of Engineer Mountain
  • Open to living room and kitchen

2nd Living/Family Room

  • Vaulted aspen ceilings with old beams
  • Magnificent large windows look up the north valley with view of Engineer Mountain
  • Completely restored 1886's Franklin Sunshine-16 chrome, mica and iron wood-burning stove; chrome finials and filigree back; upper and lower chambers with cranes; raised hearth
  • Built-in alder cabinets house entertainment center; adjustable shelves
  • Wall of faux stone with 3 arches with accent lighting

2nd Master Bedroom and Bath

  • Built-in cubbies in bed alcove, one with electricity
  • Vaulted ceilings with fan
  • Oversized encased and bay windows allow in abundant natural light
  • Carpet
  • Alder and granite built-in dresser cabinets, drawers and entertainment center
  • Pocket double doors with frosted glass between master bedroom and bathroom
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in shelving and cubbies; pocket door with mirror; trap door goes to downstairs laundry room
  • Walk-in shower with travertine floors, wall, ceiling, bench; shower head and handheld spray shower
  • Double Kohler under-mount sinks on granite counters; beautiful custom alder cabinets with wooden rope accents
  • Separate water closet with storage shelves; Kohler toilet

Guest Room One

  • Vaulted ceilings with ceiling fan
  • Board and batten walls
  • Carpet
  • Built-in white-washed desk and shelves with seeded glass doors
  • Double-door closet has mirrors on inside of doors; built-in hanging, drawers and shelves
  • Lots of windows looking out to pond and Animas Red Cliffs

Guest Bath

  • Shower/tub combo with wood front and glass shower door
  • Faux stone wall
  • Porcelain sink with burnished nickel fixtures; tile counters
  • Built-in medicine cabinets and drawers, upper cabinets wood paned with mirror inserts


  • Built-in upper cabinets and computer desk with lower pull-out cabinets, computer door and file drawers
  • Carpet
  • Lots of windows
  • Built-in window bench with under-seat storage


Large organic garden

  • Old barn wood
  • 4 large raised beds; completely organic
  • Drip system and sprinklers on automatic timers

Separate Storage Building

  • 3 garage doors; one high door for boat/camper storage
  • 2 separate sides with electricity; built-in shelves for garden supply storage; lots of cabinets and shelves for tool storage; 4" concrete floors; water


  • Wood on barn is restored from an old arena on property
  • Oklahoma Redstone base
  • Old world shingles; metal roof
  • 2 stalls
  • Heated water with frost-free hydrant
  • Loft for hay storage
  • Electricity and dirt floors
  • Sliding barn doors

Wildlife and Recreation

The property is on the banks of Coon Creek in the Animas Valley with lush pastures that attract migrating elk, deer, coyote and an abundance of waterfowl. There is trout fishing on Coon Creek and in the pond, while the nearby Animas River is known for good fishing and offers a great launch site for rafting, kayaking and canoeing on the river. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is 25 minutes away while Wolf Creek is one hour 25 minutes away, and Telluride is 2 hours away. Summertime is filled with opportunities for horseback 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 (5 minutes from the property), Hillcrest Community Club, the private Glacier Club (memberships available), and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM (approximately 40 miles).

Offered at $2,295,000 – By Appointment only

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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