UPPER MESA RANCH ($2,900,000)
Pagosa Springs, Colorado : Archuleta County : MLS 666182 : Virtual Tour
Located in the beautiful Upper Piedra Valley, this 340 acre ranch with water rights is surrounded by the 2.25 million acres of San Juan National Forest and offers magnificent views of the Continental Divide and the Piedra River Valley.
The property sits in a fantastic Alpine setting with Gordon Creek on one side and Plumtaw Creek on the other. Plumtaw Creek provides 1.125 CFS water rights that date back to 1888 and irrigates approximately 70 acres of the property. The irrigation water also runs into a 2-acre stocked pond.
The Ranch is in a Conservation Easement with The Nature Conservancy to protect a rare flower known as the Lesquerella Pruinosa, which grows in a 80-acre protected habitat area. The Ranch has 260 acres that are not affected by the flower and are all usable. There are 2 building envelopes that consist of approximately 70 acres that allow for 4 homes and outbuildings. The current owner has had a great relationship with the Nature Conservancy and has enjoyed the Ranch for many years.
This property has an amazing abundance of wildlife, especially Elk, 2 sides National Forest and a 10,000 acre ranch across the road. The Elk migration in the Fall is incredible – literally hundreds of Elk come right into this area on their Southern migration.
Currently there is a 2,483 sq. ft. custom home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an oversized 3-car garage with a shop area.
There is a large barn with 3 horse stalls that open to a good sized paddock area for grazing. The barn has ample storage for equipment and toys and there is a separate room for tack and a large shop area. This is a great barn utility building that has many uses.
The entire perimeter of the ranch is fenced and there is a cross –fence. The fences have lay down sections to allow for the Elk migration. There is a very nice Gazebo located next to the 2 acre stocked pond to relax or have lunch while enjoying the fishing.
The property is zoned Ag Farm Tract & Residential Single Family.
Taxes: 1671 (2011)
This property is offered at $2,900,000 by Steve Crow. For more information, please call 970.264.1250 or Email Us.