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El Pasadizo Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 737413

A great opportunity to own a scenic 164-acre property just 20 minutes from downtown Durango. El Pasadizo Ranch features beautiful irrigated pastures served by exceptional water rights, pinion/juniper woodlands, a large year-round pond, and multiple home sites with views overlooking the ranch land and magnificent mountain vistas. The ranch is a perfect property for horses or small cattle operation and it has great hunting opportunities. This is a serene country setting, with an ideal combination of abundant wildlife habitat and open space, offering great privacy and magnificent views, yet still close to Durango and Bayfield.

Location & Area

The ranch is located just 15 minutes from the town of Bayfield and 20 minutes east of Durango. Bayfield, Colorado is situated in the eastern part of La Plata County in southwestern Colorado. It lies approximately 18 miles east of Durango and 50 miles west of Pagosa Springs on Highway 160. The San Juan Mountain range is located to the east and the La Plata Mountains tower to the west. For many, Bayfield serves as a bedroom community for Durango and offers convenient shopping and multiple recreational opportunities, including boating and fishing at Vallecito Lake, fly-fishing on the Los Pinos River, hiking, biking and other pursuits. Bayfield’s climate boasts moderate temperatures and low humidity.

Durango is a town of rural mountain character and charm, yet has many big city conveniences including a new hospital, hotels, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and a four-year college. It is said that the number of restaurants per capita is the highest in the West. Located 6,512 ft. above sea level, Durango is one of the most varied and picturesque of all the Rocky Mountain towns. Enjoying over 300 days of sunshine each year, the comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool, and full of vibrant foliage colors. Crisp and sunny winter days feature abundant light powder snow. The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 55,000. La Plata County Airport is 20 minutes from the estate and has daily commercial air service to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas, with seasonal service to Los Angeles, and facilities for full service general aviation. The ranch is approximately 180 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and around 285 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs.

Durango is the home of Fort Lewis College, a 4-year Liberal Arts school with an enrollment of 4,500 students. It is probably best known for the Business School, as well as its Archeology School.

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of open meadows and wildlife habitat, creating a private setting that supports a myriad of activities. Commonly seen are mule deer, migrating elk, fox, wild turkey, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, and other sporting and songdbirds. The ranch has a well-maintained irrigation ditch and pond, which supports the wildlife in the area. For fishing, the Pine River, along with Vallecito Reservoir and Navajo Lake, provide wonderful destinations and they are nearby. Also, the Animas and Florida Rivers are within 25 minutes of the property. The National Forest as well as the Wimminuche Wilderness, with hundreds of miles of riding and hiking trails, are approximately 25 minutes from the ranch. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a 60-minute drive from the ranch, while Wolf Creek Ski Area is approximately an hour and 10 minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area 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).

Offered at $895,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Zach Morse and Tom 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.