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Wild Horse Ranch

Colorado, Montezuma County, Mancos – MLS 736939

Extraordinary opportunity to own a diverse 175-acre ranch with a beautiful off-grid log cabin, breathtaking mountain views, just fifteen minutes from the town of Mancos, CO. Located on the Anasazi Highway between Mesa Verde and the Dolores River Canyon, this property has the ideal combination of beautiful meadows, pinion/juniper woodlands, and there is a large year-round pond. The charming off-grid log cabin is 1,735 SF with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and has a large loft area that could be used as a family room or a bunk room for the kids or guests. The cabin has a spacious kitchen with custom cabinetry and opens to the living room which has a wood-burning stove and is great for entertaining. There is a large wraparound deck that is covered at the entrance and overlooks the pond while capturing beautiful views of Mesa Verde and Sleeping Ute Mountains. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, exceptional hunting opportunities, and fishing in the nearby Puett Reservoir. This is a stunning country setting, offering great privacy, magnificent views, abundant wildlife, yet still close to Mancos, Cortez, and Durango.

Location and Area

Only 15 minutes from the town of Mancos and forty-five minutes west of the Durango historic downtown area. Wild Horse Ranch is located off Road P.2, which is accessed off Highway 184 and County Road 33. The ranch is at an elevation 7,100 ft. above sea level, in an area that is graced with 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 ranch is located 15 miles north of the rural city of Mancos which sits at the base of Mesa Verde National Park, and as a small rural town, offers basic services to the surrounding community. The ranch is also located 12 miles north east of the city of Cortez which is the most populous municipality in Montezuma County and has many big city conveniences, including a general medical and surgical hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a community college, municipal airport, and many cultural activities. 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 charming town of Durango is located 45 miles to the east, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and many cultural activities. The four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, with seasonal service to Los Angeles, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is approximately 70 miles from Telluride, 120 miles from Moab and Arches National Park, 180 miles from Lake Powell, 230 miles from Grand Junction, 255 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 375 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 425 miles from Phoenix.

Wildlife and Recreation

Wild Horse Ranch has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat and privacy. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, bobcat, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, wild turkey and other sporting birds. Occasionally, a black bear or mountain lion may be spotted. Equine enthusiasts will find the ranch to be first-rate riding terrain, with good grass cover. The local area also provides many opportunities for all types of recreation. For downhill skiing, both Purgatory Resort and Telluride are less than 2 hours away, and Wolf Creek Mountain Ski Area is two-and-a-half hours away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available on the ranch and throughout the area. Trail riding possibilities are virtually endless in the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities in the area for hiking, fishing & boating in either the nearby Puett Reservoir, Summit Reservoir, McPhee Reservoir or Dolores River, 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 Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez, Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club in Durango, and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM.

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.