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Winding Creek Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Hesperus

Beautiful 39-acre parcel bordering the San Juan National Forest with Deadwood Creek frontage and breathtaking views of the La Plata Mountains. There are several building sites to choose from that allow privacy, ease of access, and dramatic views of mountain peaks. The acreage is open and forested with large aspen groves, ponderosa pine woodlands, juniper, and gambel oak. A recreational paradise awaits you with over 2 million acres of National Forest literally at your backdoor. Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing in the nearby La Plata River, and exceptional elk hunting. Located less than 25 minutes from historic downtown Durango.

Location and Area

This Hesperus retreat is located off County Road 124 just 20 minutes west of Durango and a 1/2 mile from one the area’s best restaurants, Kennebec Cafe.

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 County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, 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

Recreational opportunities abound in this valley and the surrounding area. There are 2 million acres of National Forest with all of the recreational pursuits literally at your backdoor. Summertime is filled with opportunities for horseback riding, hiking, fishing, boating and camping. Winter sports include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hunting. For downhill skiing, there is Hesperus ski hill, less than 5 minutes from the property and Durango Mountain Resort is 1 hour away, while Wolf Creek is one hour 25 minutes away, and Telluride is 1 hour and forty-five minutes. You can visit the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument – all close by. Excellent golf can be found at Dalton Ranch Golf Club (35 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 $795,000

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.