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Windom Ridge at Windom Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

Outstanding 35-acre lot with two building sites offering breathtaking views of Electra Lake and the most dramatic and iconic mountain peaks in the region. Elbert Creek flows year-round through the property with an enchanting waterfall, adding to the serene setting. Windom Ranch is a select 212-acre ranch with only 8 private estate parcels, protected by a conservation easement, and offering open space, private trails, with direct access to the San Juan National Forest. All utilities are available, with an exclusive central water system. The paved roads lead from the entrance gate just off Highway 550. It is conveniently located to nearby outdoor recreation, including year-round fun at Purgatory Resort (5 minutes), golf and tennis at The Glacier Club (5 minutes), along with Historic Downtown Durango (20-25 minutes). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own this coveted 35-acre lot of exceptional beauty.

Property Grounds

  • Gated keyed entrance on a paved road with pond at entrance
  • Exquisite and unobstructed views of the Needles Mountains, Engineer Mountain, Spud Mountain, Pigeon Mountain, Eolus Mountain, Monitor Mountain, Turret Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Hermosa Cliffs, and Electra Lake
  • Acreage is open and forested with large aspen, ponderosa pine, juniper, gambel oak
  • One of the only parcels in Windom Ranch that offers two building envelopes
  • Elbert Creek flows year-round through the property with an enchanting waterfall, adding to the serene setting
  • All utilities are available, with an exclusive central water system
  • Windom Ranch is a select 212-acre ranch with only 8 private estate parcels, protected by a conservation easement, and offering open space, private trails, with direct access to the San Juan National Forest

Location and Area

Windom Ranch is a very small conservation community in a secure, private and quiet setting, located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, 25 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance gate is just off Highway 550, located for recreation, 5 minutes from skiing at Purgatory Resort, 7 minutes from The Glacier Club, and less than 25 minutes to downtown Durango.

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 airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Dallas, 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

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, in a very private setting. There is abundant mule deer and elk, wild turkey, red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons, with an occasional black bear and fox. There is great trout fishing in the area and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a few minutes from the estate, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are hour-and-forty minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas, Florida and Pine Rivers provide great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument. Excellent golf can be found minutes away at the private Glacier Club (memberships available), Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Hillcrest Community Club.

Now $1,580,000 – Significant Price Reduction

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.