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Lake City, Gunnison, Creede South Fork, Pagosa Springs The San Luis Valley Lake City 970-944-5050

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Lake City Area - Homes Quaint & Cozy

Exceptional Log Home

Great starter home located in a quiet neighborhood in Lake City, Colorado. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,200 ± sq. ft. modular sits on a permanent foundation and has beautiful views of Round Top Mountain.

This D-log home located in Lake City North has the feel of a quintessential mountain cabin. Its open kitchen/living area has vaulted ceilings, large windows overlooking the expansive deck and a built in window seat for enjoying views of Red Mountain, Round Top and Lake City.

MLS: 731746

$159,000

Hotchkiss Street Cabin

Located in Lake City, Colorado in the Ball Flats area is a cute 1,495 ± square foot cabin. The cabin offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths with open living/kitchen. Vaulted ceilings and a wood burning stove gives the cabin a true mountain atmosphere. MLS: 729970

$299,000

MLS: 731968

$269,000

Hillside Home in San Juan Springs Bright and inviting, multi-level, furnished home just north of Lake City. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath hillside home has an open living area with a wood stove and an open kitchen, perfect for entertaining guests. MLS: 695327 $299,000

T-Mountain Home

Ball Flats Retreat

Offering 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths gives you lots of space for family and friends. Large open living space with a pellet stove for cozy nights and entertaining. A large kitchen with tons of cabinets, large island and separate dining area, for great family time. An attached two car garage

This 1,591 ± square foot home is a perfect retreat. The main floor gives you a cozy living space with 12 foot tongue and groove ceilings and a wood burning stove, kitchen, laundry area and two bedrooms, two baths. Upstairs is a sleeping loft with its own half bath, enough room for the whole family.

$319,000

MLS: 726150 $349,000

MLS: 729305

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Lake City Area - homes Butler House

Cabin in the Ball flats

Charming 2,200± square foot home, located close to downtown Lake City. The home offers 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and a Loft. Tons of extra space can be found in the finished basement, a separate laundry room is located on the main floor. A beautiful stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, tongue & groove ceiling in the loft all adding character and charm. A detached oversize 2 car garage with loft, RV parking complete with hook-ups, nice enclosed yard, covered porch. $349,000 MLS: 723700

Located in the ball flats and surrounded by mountain views is a 1,572 ± square foot cabin. The cabin offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Nice cozy open floor plan with hardwood floors and vaulted tongue & groove ceiling. Two large covered redwood decks to enjoy the great views. The cabin sits on six lots with a nice yard and storage shed.

Affordable River Front Home Incredible location on the Lake Fork River Valley floor with 14,000 Ft. peaks all around. This 1,381± square foot cabin is just steps away from the river. The cabin offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms an open living floor plan, separate laundry/mudroom and an oversized detached one car garage to store your toys and storage shed rounds out this little piece of paradise. MLS: 734030 $349,000

Silver Springs Home This well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on 4.54± acres close to Lake City at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The property is surrounded by large pine trees with beautiful views of Red Mountain & Round Top. This updated 1,908± square foot home features an open floor plan with loft, vaulted ceilings, beautiful pine woodworking throughout, and a cozy wood stove. MLS: 704930 $375,000

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MLS: 733024

$349,000

Elk Meadows Retreat

Efficient 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in the neighborhood of Elk Meadows north of Lake City is a great vacation home or starter home. The living area has a nice pellet stove with rock hearth and lots of large windows. The kitchen offers plenty of counter and cabinet space and is close to the dining area. Sitting on just over 5 acres, this private location is close to public lands and accessible year round. MLS: 693325 $350,000

Riverside Estates Home This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located just outside of town. The 2,189 ± sq. ft. home has updated interior including new carpet and paint. The lower level has a bedroom, bathroom, family room, and laundry room. The upper level has an open dining/kitchen/living area featuring vaulted ceilings, master bedroom, an additional bedroom, and bathroom. The home also includes a large loft, attached 1 car garage and hot tub area. MLS: 706068 $385,000

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Lake City Area - Homes San Juan Hills Mountain Home

Classic San Juan Home

In the quaint subdivision of San Juan Hills is a 2,381± square foot home with attached oversized 2 car garage on .77± acres. Stunning views from the front deck and the incredible main floor windows. Master suite and bathroom along with a guest room and bath located on the main floor. Lower level has a bedroom and bath along with another living area.There is an attached sunroom/greenhouse. MLS:728494 $399,000

This 2,555± square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The main level has vaulted ceilings in the living area with exposed beams and a two stories of windows to bring in the fantastic views.The dining area opens up to the living area with a large kitchen. Large master suite, loft and a second master suite with fireplace. Includes fishing rights on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison.

Log Home with Quiet Location

Vickers Ranch Riverfront

Beautifully constructed log home in San Juan Ranch Estates sits on 0.75 ± acres and has stunning views. This three bedroom, three bath home has a first floor master suite with a private deck. In addition, the one and a half story home has a sleeping loft. In a subdivision that offers fishing rights and use of common areas, this log home has a wonderful location.

A beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin bordering the banks of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. Offering two living areas and open kitchen/dining. The cabin offers a mix of antique style tin and tongue & groove ceilings with beetle kill pine floors, granite tile counter-tops, custom Alder cabinets throughout and tons of Marvin windows to take in the incredible river and mountain views.

$479,900

MLS: 721219 $489,000

MLS: 695046

MLS: 719546 $399,000

River Home in Town Sitting on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison is this well maintained home in Lake City with five bedrooms, three and a half baths, and lots of open space.The well-manicured front and back yards create a beautiful and inviting atmosphere before even stepping foot in the door. Upon entry from the covered wrap around porch, an open living area including kitchen and dining area welcome guests. The spacious kitchen is set up for entertaining, with a long island that offers added prep space and serving space. Next to the kitchen is an informal dining area with great views of the backyard and river. Also downstairs is a first floor master bedroom and accompanying master bath. Upstairs is the main living room with office area. In addition to the comfortable and inviting living area, the upper level is also home to three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and another master suite with bath. The attached oversized one car garage offers extra storage space. This lovely home in town isn’t one to be missed. MLS: 727952 $500,000

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Riverfront With Views Opportunity to be a part-owner of historic Vickers Horse River Ranch. Own 1/28th undivided interest of a 66 ± acre ranch with four private fishing ponds, and over ½ mile of the private improved Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The 1,951 ± sq. ft. cabin sits right on the banks of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison. The cabin was remodeled in 2014, offering 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 living areas, open kitchen/ dining/living area with vaulted beetle kill pine tongue & groove ceilings. Pine floors, granite tile counter-tops, original stone fireplace and beautiful wood accents throughout. The river is right off the large back covered deck, creating a great outdoor entertaining space, plus 3 additional covered decks for enjoying it.

$589,000

MLS: 732472

Lake City Heights Custom home Elegant 2,974± square foot home with attached oversized heated 2 car garage located in the popular Lake City Heights neighborhood. The home sits on 2.12± acres with public utilities and maintained roads. This spacious beauty has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, two bedrooms on the lower floor and three plus the master on the second floor. The master retreat has its own deck and updated bathroom, huge walk in closet for her and separate closet for him. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinets opening into a dining and living area with entrance to a back deck allowing for great entertaining space and fantastic views. The home comes partially furnished. A soap stone wood stove plus 5 rinnai heaters keep this home cozy year round. A nicely placed mudroom off the entrance and separate laundry room round out this custom mountain beauty. MLS: 731077

$599,000

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Lake City Area - Homes

Colorado Treasure Beautiful 2,787Âą square foot, multi-level mountain home in a quiet area of Ball Flats. This charmer offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, two being master suites, the fourth bedroom being used as an office/den. The home offers an open floor plan with the kitchen and living area open to each other, tongue and groove ceiling and a stunning floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace as your focal point. Outstanding natural light pours in throughout the home with its many windows and skylights. A combination of wood, carpet and tile floors are found through-out the home. A large bonus room located in the bottom level and mud room gives you plenty of space and storage. Garages are located on both ends of the home giving you lots of space for vehicles and mountain toys. Views can be captured from dual decks.

MLS: 718777

$629,000

Luxury Mountain Home Perched in Lake City Heights is this luxurious mountain home with arguably one of the best views in the town of Lake City, which can be enjoyed from the wrap around redwood deck or from the comfort of the living room. The open living/dining area’s focal point is the beautiful wall of windows that not only provides a stunning view but keeps the room bright and airy during the day. The flagstone fireplace in the living area offers warmth and beauty. Counter and cabinet space are abundant in the roomy kitchen, adjacent to the dining area and connected by a bar, perfect for serving or entertaining. The large master suite features its own fireplace and private entrance from the deck. Upstairs, the loft offers views to both the north and south. Just off the loft is access to the bunk room above the two car garage. Furnishings included.

MLS: 690547

$649,000

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Lake City Area - homes

San Juan Hills Beauty Nestled against the mountain side in San Juan Hills subdivision is a 2,225± square foot split level home sitting on 5.55± acres. The main home sports an upstairs master retreat and bath, two additional bedrooms and a bath are located on the main floor along with a large living space with huge windows to take in the stunning views. A nice functional kitchen rounds out the main level. The main home has beautiful oak floors, tongue & groove ceilings, as well as rustic country charm touches throughout the home. A 896± square foot, 1 bedroom 1 bath, additional living area for your guests is located above the garage with its own private access. Next to the garage is a 392± square foot heated work-out room and storage area. The home is heated with a pellet stove, in-floor heat and electric baseboards to keep nice and toasty during the winter months. The apartment is heated with its own pellet stove. MLS: 722345

$649,000

Elegant Lake City Home Bright and open, furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in a small gated community located south of Lake City. The beautiful living area, adjacent to the open kitchen, features large windows, hardwood floors, spectacular fireplace and tongue and groove ceilings. Enjoy the sounds of the river from the private balcony off the master bedroom. Guests will appreciate the privacy of the basement’s living quarters complete with bathroom and kitchen. The exterior living space is as luxurious as the inside with spacious redwood decks, custom stone fire pit and hot tub.The property includes fishing rights on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and the use of the common areas.

MLS:684853

$665,000

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Monte Queen Gem Located in the beautiful Monte Queen Subdivision and nearing completion sits a stunning 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath mountain cabin. Completed with real log siding that was milled on site, the home offers rustic charm with astounding views. The cabin offers stainless steel appliances, in-floor heating, and many custom high end fixtures and features. With tongue and groove ceilings, granite counter tops, custom wood doors, and hickory hardwood & tile flooring, this home leaves little to be desired. An array of large windows that bring in natural light and incredible views are found throughout the cabin. With an open plan living area, main floor master, finished basement with guest suite and bathroom, a large loft with bathroom and two separate sleeping areas, there is plenty of room for family & guests! The home also has an oversized attached garage, and an expansive deck right off the living for outside entertaining. MLS: 721501

$699,999

Alpine Vista Home This custom cedar D-Log home is beyond compare! Its beauty is only surpassed by the acres of aspen and pine trees on the property and the absolutely breathtaking views of Sunshine Mountain from the expansive decking surrounding the home. With custom built aspen cabinetry, beautiful tile work in the master bedroom and kitchen, a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace as the focal point in the large living area with vaulted ceilings, surround-sound throughout, in-floor radiant heating - even in the garage - the amenities seem to be endless. The home also offers a separate mother-in-law suite with a private entrance from the outside which is very well landscaped! Expect to see all kinds of wildlife from this mountain retreat.

MLS:704490

$769,000

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Amazing Park Creek Views Located in the sought after Park Creek West Subdivision is a beautiful 3,297± square foot home with an attached two car garage. Two large decks are attached to the home and a lovely flagstone patio away from the home making for amble outdoor entertaining space. The home is flooded with natural light from large windows throughout the home. Classic touches are found throughout this home with its main level living, wood flooring, tongue and groove ceilings, wood burning stove, and granite countertops. The kitchen is laid out very well with lots of counter space and storage, breakfast bar and a nice dining area right off the kitchen. Offering three bedrooms, and four bathrooms, but is does not stop there it also offers two separate designated office/hobby spaces. Sitting on a beautiful 2.05± acre lot with year round access and maintained roads.

MLS: 729224

$842,000

A Piece of Paradise on the Lake This beautiful three story, partially furnished home has the most incredible views overlooking Lake San Cristobal, Colorado’s second largest natural lake. The large wraparound deck is great for entertaining family and enjoying the lake, mountain and valley views – during any time of the year. The spacious main level has expansive windows, in-floor heating for year round comfort, and a stunning stone fireplace in the den with vaulted ceilings. The home also features a mother-in-law suite on the ground level with two bedrooms, nice kitchen, and a private entrance. With yearround access and a location second to none, this Piece of Paradise is not to be missed.

MLS: 702290

$985,000

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Lake City Area - Homes

lakefront mountain home A stunning lakefront home located in Lake City, Colorado. This 3,723± Sq. Ft. luxury home sets right on the shores of Colorado’s second largest natural lake, Lake San Cristobal. The home features large, two story windows that showcase the beauty of the lake and mountains surrounding you. A custom rock fireplace, high tongue and groove ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and custom iron railings give you an elegant feel in a picturesque mountain setting. A main floor master bedroom with master bath comes complete with custom walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are multiple decks to take in the one-of-a-kind views as well as an additional 2 bed 1 bath guest quarters that sit above the garage. You don’t want to miss this unique and elegant home on the Lake.

MLS: 729270

$1,100,000

Custom Home With Views Located just north of Lake City, this stunning home on 3,321 ± acres in San Juan Hills features many luxurious and custom touches from the beautiful landscaping to the unique tile work. The open kitchen/living area has arched doorways with stone accents, hardwood floors in the living area and tile in the kitchen. Also in the living area is a beautifully designed stone fireplace. Hickory cabinets, Corian counter tops and stainless steel appliances finish out the kitchen. The first floor master suite has an attached bath with his and hers sinks, large walk-in closet, tiled shower and hand painted accents. Upstairs is the lofted second bedroom, accompanying bathroom and sewing room that could be used as an office. The fenced yard offers access to the raised deck, which has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison. The detached 2 car garage features a large shop and upstairs mother-in-law apartment. MLS: 720783

$1,250,000

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Lake City Area - Land

Alpine Vista

Acreage on Lake San Cristobal

Lot 7

Lakeshore Estates Lot 3

Beautiful 3.62± acres located in the mountain subdivision of Alpine Vista. This stunning mountain acreage is loaded with Aspens and Pines and fabulous views all around. The subdivision backs up to BLM, so you have lots of room to roam and play. Accessible year round.

Very quiet location above Lake San Cristobal boasts fantastic views and nice trees. The 1.64 ± acre lot is part of a common interest community with only 3 parcels and allows for access to a common area on the lake. Utilities are to the lot line and it is accessible year round. Owner Financing

MLS: 721120 $199,000

MLS: 718804 $150,000

Lot 6

Lakeshore Estates Lot 1

Amazing 3.88 ± acres in the coveted Alpine Vista subdivision backs up to BLM lands and provides you with hundreds of acres on which to play without owning them! With so many trees, great views, a driveway already in place and year round maintained roads, this easily accessible location is the perfect place to build your mountain dream home.

This incredible 1.19 ± acre on the west side of the stunning Lake San Cristobal near Lake City has lots of trees and a fantastic view of the lake. There is currently a well in place and several locations upon which to build. Accessible year round.

MLS: 680014 $295,000

MLS:707462 $163,500

Bent Creek

Lake Vista Lot 3 Overlooking Lake San Cristobal, this 7.27 ± acre parcel offers stunning views with a great location. From the lot, four wheel drive roads, hiking trails, and great public fishing spots are all easily accessible and the town of Lake City is just a short drive away. This acreage also borders public lands and is accessible year round. MLS:733963 $325,000

Lot 7 Outstanding 1.311 ± acre cul-de-sac lot in Bent Creek Subdivision. This amazing lot has incredible views of Velvet Mountain and the valley. Utilities to the lot, common water system. Accessible year round. Surrounded by public land. This could be the perfect spot to build a true mountain cabin of your dreams. MLS: 732643

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$74,900

Lake Vista lot 2 Phenomenal 16.57 ± acre lot overlooking Lake San Cristobal - Colorado’s second largest natural lake. The lot has year round access, big views of the lake and surrounding mountains including Hill 71, and borders public lands. Enjoy the limitless outdoor recreational activities while still being close to the town of Lake City. MLS: 733964 $375,000

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Lily Lode Mining Claim The parcel #2 in the Lily Lode Mining Claim is 4.421± acres and located above Capitol City. This beautiful property is covered in aspen and pine trees with a road to the property. Yellowstone Creek divides the property with wonderful views of the valley. MLS: 709532

$79,000

Risorgimento Lode Claim This Colorado property includes stunning mountain views, the sounds of rushing rivers drifting across a gentle slope with commanding trees and no neighbors for miles, the Risorgimento Lode Claim could be the perfect property. A 10.33 ± acre parcel just close enough to town for easy access to all of Lake City’s amenities. Seasonally accessible. MLS: 718537

$89,000

Lot Overlooking Lake San Cristobal At just over 1± acre, this lot boasts beautiful views of Lake San Cristobal and the surrounding mountains. A number of utilities are already in place including access to a shared well, electric, telephone and a septic tank. Access is provided via a privately maintained road and the lot features a level building site just waiting for your dream home. MLS: 687960 $360,000

Lake Fork Estates Lot 12, BLock 1

Galena Mining District Claims

Wonderful .663 ± acres in the Lake Fork Estates North. Great building site with views abound. Just a couple miles north of town. Caretaker at the Lake Fork.

Totaling 54.718 ± acres, located 10 miles southwest of Lake City just above historic Capital City. Located in the Galena Mining District, the claims are seasonal, and are accessible by four-wheel drive road. The claims are filled with beautiful Aspen and Pine trees with stunning views all around. All mineral rights are included.

$89,000

MLS: 710465 $189,000

Mining Claims Snow Slide Lode Breathtaking 9.23± acres of the Snow Slide Lode Claim is located off of Engineer Pass and has Henson Creek running through the front of the claim. Seasonally accessible by foot, this parcel is close to Schafer Basin and borders public lands. This could be a perfect place for a remote, off-grid, mountain retreat. MLS: 709905 $50,000

MILFORD MINING CLAIM In the Galena Mining District is 10.33 ± acres, known as the Milford Lode Mining Claim located just above historic Capitol City on Henson Creek. Huge views, serviced by historic mining road, heavily timbered with Aspens and some pine trees. Located 10 miles from Lake City, Colorado in a seasonal access valley, surrounded by public lands. MLS: 709166 $69,000

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Lower Henson Mining Claims Ten Lower Henson Mining Claims totaling 100.531± Acres, located 2± miles outside of Lake City, Colorado on Henson Creek and County Road 20. Steep hillsides, spectacular views, and mountain benches comprise the entirety of these historic mining claims. MLS: 720251 $250,000

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Lake City Area - Land

Acreage on Lake San Cristobal


Lake City Area - Land

Monte Queen

Park Creek & Park Creek West PARK CREEK LOT 28 Beautiful 1.10 ± acre lot in Park Creek overlooking the Lake Fork Valley is just over an acre. Located south of Lake City above Vickers Ranch, this lot is accessible year round and just far enough out of town to offer privacy while still close enough to appreciate Lake City’s amenities. The lot also borders public lands, offers amazing views, sounds of the river. MLS:731285

$79,500

PARK CREEK WEST, LOT 16 1.42 ± acre lot extending down to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River in the quiet neighborhood of Park Creek West has stunning views of the river and the surrounding mountains.Accessible year round, the lot already has underground electricity to the lot line, a shared well, and septic is needed.

Lot 2 This 1 ± acre lot has great terrain, huge views, early morning sunlight, central water, good roads, excellent access to town and the list goes on. If you are looking for a large home site with lots of price saving advantages, this key lot could be the end of your search. MLS: 717139

MLS:716802

$99,000

$79,500

Lot 6 Beautiful 1± acre Lake City lot with year-round access. This home-site boasts excellent views which overlook ponds, pastures and gorgeous mountains. Extraordinary property with trees and wildlife just out your back door! Water (community well) and electricity are to the property. MLS:708152 $109,000

Mountain Meadows

Park Creek WEST Lot 9 Beautiful 1.30± lot in a fantastic neighborhood in Park Creek overlooking the Lake Fork Valley. Located south of Lake City above Vickers Ranch, within close proximity to town, this lot is accessible year round. Offering amazing views, privacy, and a well in place, this could be the perfect spot for your mountain dream home. MLS: 719068 $119,000

Lot 2 This fantastic 7.77± acre lot located in Mountain Meadow Subdivision, with spectacular views of Sunshine Peak. Close to Cinnamon Pass, phenomenal hiking, and other great mountain recreational activities, this lot would make the perfect site for your new home amidst some of the most gorgeous trees and scenery. MLS:704807 $199,000

Lot 1 This fantastic lot has area. The 7.8± acres available to the road. home amidst some

Park Creek Lot 29 some of the most spectacular views in the has easy access and currently electricity is Perfect site for your new home or vacation of the most gorgeous trees and scenery.

This riverfront home site overlooking the Lake Fork Valley is 2.04 ± acres. Build your ideal home and then fish out your front door and watch elk in aspen groves from your front window. In the winter, watch kids and family traverse the slopes on Lake City Ski Hill. Owner financing available for qualified buyers.

MLS: 704922 $199,000

MLS: 659742 $169,000

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San Juan Hills San Juan Hills LOT 24 This .50± acre lot is located in the established San Juan Hills subdivision. It offers a level building spot with fantastic views of Round Top and Red Mountain. Utilities are to the lot. Horses are allowed in this subdivision and there are no HOA dues. MLS: 725745

$75,000

San Juan Ranch Estates

Lots 53 & 55

Lot 12 This is an amazing interior lot with 1.75 ± acres in the San Juan Ranch Estates in Lake City. It boasts over one mile of semi-private river with fishing rights! The protected neighborhood also has a pond, lovely common areas and is close to town. This particular lot has incredible views. Owner Financing. MLS: 718802

Two beautiful lots, that equal 2.05 ± acres, just north of Lake City.The lots border public lands and are at the end of the street. A fishing membership for over 1 mile of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison is included and the neighborhood also has a pond and well-maintained common areas. MLS: 707009

$99,500

$39,000

Lot 65 A nicely wooded .97± acre lot located in the coveted San Juan Ranch Estates Subdivision in Lake City, Colorado. Fishing rights on semi-private river access on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison. The protected neighborhood also has a pond, lovely common areas and is fairly close to town. Mountain views surround you. MLS:723598 $64,900

Lot 25 Located in the highly coveted San Juan Ranch Estates, this .93 ± acre lot has great views, year round access, and nice trees. The subdivision has over one mile of semi-private fishing rights on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, a private pond, and a community picnic area. MLS:680865 $72,000

Lot 71 A gently sloping, treed 1.17± lot in San Juan Ranch Estates sits at just over an acre. Its panoramic views include Round Top and T Mountain to the south and the Lake Fork Valley to the north. Utilities are close to the lot lines and include electric, phone, and community well. The lot also includes semiprivate fishing rights to over a mile of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. MLS: 698695 $110,000

Lot 44 Live on the side of a mountain on 1.82 ± acres and enjoy some of the most gorgeous views this side of the Continental Divide and fishing rights! With over a mile of river at your disposal, a small pond and picnic area, families and friends will have plenty of outdoor activities and a place to enjoy the spectacular scenery. MLS: 706922

$75,000

Lot 4 Beautiful 1.41± acre lot in the coveted San Juan Ranch Estates in Lake City which boasts one mile of Semi-private River with fishing rights! Nicely protected neighborhood with a pond, lovely common areas and views that may amaze you. It is close to town with shopping, restaurants, churches and schools. Lots of trees! MLS: 732510

$85,000

Lot 75

This 1.52 ± acre lot is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the coveted San Juan Ranch Estates Subdivision. This lot has river views and you can hear the river from the building site.

This is an amazing cul-de-sac 1.61 ± acre lot in the coveted San Juan Ranch Estates Subdivision in Lake City, Colorado. Utilities to lot. It boasts one mile of Semi-private River with fishing rights! The protected neighborhood also has a pond, lovely common areas and is close to town. This particular lot sits up high in the subdivision giving way to incredible views.

MLS: 707527 $89,000

MLS: 716288 $120,000

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Lake City Area - Land

Town of Lake City

Lot 12, Blk 46A Capturing year round sun is a .34 ± acre building lot overlooking Lake City, Colorado.Stunning views in all directions.City utilities,electric and phone near. Nestled into a quiet developed neighborhood. Close to town of Lake City MLS: 730751 $69.000

Lot 35, T-Mountain View Located in T-Mountain View Addition just above Ball Flats is this 1.91 ± acre lot. Not only does the lot have incredible views of Lake City and TMountain, it also borders public lands and is near the end of a very quiet street with year round access. MLS: 682272 $75,000

Lot 1-4, Blk 15 Four level lots on Pine Street, located in the Ball Flats in Lake City, Colorado. City utilities to lot, mountain views, close to city center, parks and Lake Fork of the Gunnison.Year round access with maintained roads. MLS: 728313 $112,000

Lot 17-22, Block 15 & Lots 5,6 - Blk 15 Water Street Lots 27 & 28, Blk 14 Beautiful lots located in the Ball Flats of Lake City within walking distance to downtown. Great views of surrounding mountains. MLS: 730540 $45,000

Beautiful lots located in the Ball Flats of Lake City within walking distance to downtown. Great views of Round Top Mountain and easy access to Waterdog Trail. There are 11 lots available for a bulk price; owner will consider selling lots in pairs as well. Utilities are to the lots. MLS: 728440 $135,000

Lake City North - Lot 18 Mature Ponderosa pines and views of Red Mountain, Round Top, and T Mountain accent this lovely Lake City North home site. This .33 ± acre parcel has easy access to shopping, restaurants and town. If looking to build that new home or vacation cabin, this is a must see. MLS: 730883

$49,000

Lot 29-30, Blk 2 Two great town lots, that equal .14 ± acres, in the Ball Flats area of Lake City. Quiet location, level building site, next to Waterdog Trail and across the street from the river. Within walking distance of downtown. Come build your dream home. MLS: 728716 $50,000

Riverside Estates, LOT 7, Blk 1 Lovely .47± acre lot in Riverside Estates. The lot offers city water, maintained roads in subdivision, and utilities to lot. Septic is required. Beautiful mountain views and a nice building site MLS: 729184 $55,000

Lots 17-28, Blk 14 Beautiful lots located on Water Street in the Ball Flats of Lake City within walking distance to downtown. Great views of surrounding mountains. There are 12 lots available for a bulk price; owner will consider selling lots in pairs as well. Utilities are to the lots. MLS: 715904 $270,000

Riverside Estates, Lot 7, Blk 7 .39± acre lot nestled in the Riverside Estates subdivision. Located near the town of Lake City, Colorado. Surrounded by trees and mountain views. Utilities to lot line, city water available. MLS: 728128 $59,000

Lots 4-5, Blk 14 Two building lots on Hotchkiss Street nestled in a quaint neighborhood in Lake City, Colorado. City utilities, maintained roads, and close proximity to downtown Lake City. The lots are level and accessible all year. MLS: 730671 $60,000

Lots 11-16, Blk 53 - River Property

Lots 23-24, Blk 23 Time to build your vacation home on Silver Street, in Lake City! Very affordable town lots on a lovely side street with shopping, schools, restaurants, and churches within walking distance. MLS: 719758 $60,000

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Sought after river front lots, located in the town of Lake City, Colorado. Six town lots located river front on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison. Walkable to the town year round access and utilities, and a level building site. MLS:727757 $350,000

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Upper Alpine Valley Acreage Covered in aspens and bordering public land, this beautiful 9 ± acre lot located on the Alpine Loop scenic byway provides astounding views and prime location. Secluded yet not too far from Lake City, electricity is already in place and ready to help you create your perfect mountain retreat. MLS: 712718 $250,000

Weems Malter P lacer

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Lot 4

This 1± acre lot is located minutes from Lake City in the small gated subdivision ofWeems’ Malter Placer.This is Lake City’s only gated community. The property includes fishing rights on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and the use of the common areas, which are right on the river.

This 1.00 ± acre lot is located minutes from Lake City in the small gated subdivision of Weems’ Malter Placer. This is Lake City’s only gated community. The property includes fishing rights on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and the use of the common areas. A Quiet, small, private gated community,with the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River running through .

MLS: 714531 $175,000

MLS: 711013 $189,000

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Lake City Area - Land

Velvin Subdivision


CREEDE - HOMES Log Getaway Cabin - CREEDE

Potential Awaits - CREEDE

This great D-log cabin is in a prime location near Creede. Exceptional Bristol Head Mountain views with private fishing access on the Rio Grande River.This quaint getaway 2 bedroom2 bath cabin has northern and southern exposure covered porches, a 2 car garage, beautiful interior walls, breakfast bar, modern kitchen appliances and a loft.

Stunning views from this “fixer upper” duplex located at the base of Bristol Head Mountain! Each side of the duplex has two bedrooms and a 1/2 bath upstairs, and a kitchen, living room, and full bathroom downstairs. Between them is a common carport. All furnishings and appliances in home are included in the price. The duplex is on it’s own 15 gpm well.

$199,900

MLS:718097 $179,000

MLS: 733065

CREEDE REPERTORY THEATRE

In 1966, with the decline of mining in the area, the residents of Creede were desperate for something to attract the tourist. This is so common in these little mining towns: as long as they have a mining-based economy they try to avoid the tourist trade, but the minute the mine closes they become willing to look at tourism. Some great ideas have come from this Creede Modern-Rustic “desperation” and the Creede Repertory Theatre is This darling cabin is situated between the dramatic cliffs of North Creede one of those brilliant ideas! and a year around fishable creek. Master is on the main floor with a large master bath and upstairs there are two large bedrooms with walk through Letters were sent to colleges all over the nation closets that can be used for additional sleeping space. The ceilings are looking for acting students to come to Creede and done with corrugated tin in various places creating a “mine shaft” feel. open a theatre. They only received one response. A MLS: 731998 3 7 9, 0 0 0 theatrical student from Kansas University responded and he was invited to give it a try. He came to town with 12 other students and they began to work their hearts out. They built a stage and created everything they needed along with the help of many Creede citizens and businesses. The twelve students opened the theater that summer with a repertory schedule offering several shows a week. It was a resounding success and the Creede Repertory Theatre was born. They have had 46 seasons of wonderful success. In 2010, twenty thousand tickets were sold and they contributed nearly 3 million dollars to the Creede economy and over 4 million dollars to the state coffers. In fact, the theatre has been so successful that in 2007 the Colorado Department of Local Affairs gave Creede a $500,000 grant to purchase a new building for a second theatre. Creede raised another million to put toward the goal and this year their newest facility, “The Second Stage,” will open. This will allow simultaneous productions. So what began nearly 50 years ago as a desperate endeavor to save a town has evolved into a successful company that attracts people from all over this great state and beyond to the beautiful little mountain community of Creede. USA Today says the Creede Repertory Theatre is,”One of the 10 great places to see the lights way off Broadway.” Check out their website and pick a show http://www.creederep.org/.

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Creede- HOMES

Spring Creek Beauty - Creede The 2,764± square foot timber built home sits on just over 3± acres and offers exceptional views of the Upper Rio Grande. With 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, there is plenty of room for family and friends. An open dining/living area with high ceilings and gorgeous wood beams offers ample space for entertaining. The kitchen has modern appliances and plenty of storage space with a large pantry and breakfast bar. The master bedroom has a private entrance off the deck with a walk-in closet and master bath with large tub and beautifully tiled shower. There is another bedroom suite off the kitchen and a large, roomy loft/bedroom with bath upstairs. A two car garage detached garage provides plenty of extra space for all your toys.

MLS: 719022

$595,000

Adobe Hacienda - Creede A beautiful 5,541± square foot adobe hacienda, capturing amazing mountain and countryside views. This artistic masterpiece is filled with Spanish influences, such as rounded doorways, stucco kiva fireplace, high curved ceilings with exposed beams, Saltillo tile and wood floors, tile counter tops, exposed adobe brick walls and traditional outdoor courtyards. The home has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Offering living/kitchen on both the main floor and second floor each with its own outside entrance affording for lots of opportunities for usage of those spaces. A beautiful bell tower for painting, relaxing or star gazing can be accessed on the second floor by a beautiful adobe spiral staircase. The hacienda has its own art gallery which can be used for extra sleeping rooms, hobbies, office space; the possibilities are endless.The hacienda is off grid .

MLS: 732527

$969,675

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Creede - LAND

Acreage

Rivers Edge Estates, Lot 2

Carnan Estates Lot This 4.12 ± acre lot has unimpeded views of the surrounding mountains and is just a short drive from Creede. With underground utilities close to the lot line and level building sites, this lot could be the perfect site. MLS: 709758

$89,000

Located just outside of the historic mining town of Creede, Colorado in the Rivers Edge Estates is 5.48± acre parcel. Utilities are near. River, mountain, and valley view’s give way to a great building site. MLS: 732908

$189,000

Mining Claim

Vista Grande Riverfront

Breathtaking 9.71± ac mining claim with mature aspens, pine trees, and views. Live remotely but with conveniences. Electricity close, septic in, well needs to be drilled. Just a few minutes from Creede. Borders Forest Service.

3 1/2 ± acres and over 300 feet of river frontage with access to over half a mile of gold medal river fishing for trophy trout! Unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains! Build your home where you can see and hear the river and enjoy views of elk and deer grazing in the surrounding meadows! Protected covenants maintain the value of the property with low HOA fees.

MLS:

$99,900

MLS: 729596

$249,000

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Arrowhead Home - Cimarron

Perched up in the Blue Mesa Subdivision sits a charming 2,226± square foot cabin. This 3 bedroom 2 bath with a great bonus room is perfect for your family and friends.The cabin offers a quaint living/kitchen /dining open floor plan. A beautiful stone fireplace creates a warm mountain atmosphere for your family gatherings. The cabin is in the famous hunting unit 66.

This spacious 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home sits on a wooded lot in a very quiet community that offers private fishing and access to BLM lands. Home has several multi level decks and many large windows. A private master bedroom includes walk-in closet as well as a full bath. There are both attached and detached oversized 2-car garages and a finished walkout level.

MLS: 718794

$349,000

MLS: 706421

$349,000

Acreage

Powderhorn Paradise

9 Mile Ridge - Rural Gunnison

This 35.75 ± acres has incredible recreational options and the ultimate home site. Big views. Located in the famous Game Unit 66. Some of the most exclusive hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities! Nestled in thousands of acres of public lands, with horse, hiking, and ATV trails.

Located in a world of recreation, Nine Mile Ridge is conveniently located 15± minutes from Historic Gunnison Colorado, just minutes from Colorado’s best fishery and Largest Body of water, Blue Mesa Reservoir. Backed into public lands, with room to roam. Nine Mile Ridge is a well-priced 92.03± acre parcel worth a closer look.

MLS: 719773 $98,500

MLS: 721467

$399,000

Blue Mesa Estates 4 Acres - Powderhorn Located in Blue Mesa Estates between Lake City and Gunnison, this 4 ± acre lot has expansive views of the West Elk Mountains. This partially treed lot has nice mature trees, plus it has an exquisite home site in an aspen grove. Underground electricity is close to the lot line. MLS: 693661

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$49,500

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GUNNISON /Creede- HOMES & Land

Beautiful Home - Blue Mesa Subdivision


Gunnison - LAND

Little Cimarron Ranch

The Little Cimarron River traverses the total length of this incredible subdivision near Blue Mesa Reservoir. The subdivision contains 4 tracts with acreage between 16 to 17 acres, it is located just 22 miles east of Montrose, CO on highway 50. Utilities near each tract, water well and septic required. Yearround access, tremendous views, giant old-growth Cottonwoods and Pine. Convenient to endless ATV trails, whitewater kayaking, boating and fishing. Owner financing available to qualified buyers.

Tract 2:

MLS: 733592

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16.65± Acres $238,000

MLS: 733591

Tract 4:

16.31± Acres $213,000

MLS: 733595

Tract 1:

16.30± Acres $199,000

17 ± Acres $259,000

MLS: 733599

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South Fork Area - Homes Affordable Vacation Cabin

Darling Colorado Cabin

One bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, kitchen and family room on main floor, then open loft for more sleeping space. Lots of storage in home, and a detached shop/garage with washer/dryer included and wonderful covered porch.

This darling cabin has incredible views of the surrounding mountains, a gambrel style roof and aspen walls and ceilings. It has two bedrooms on the main level, separate dining, open kitchen and family room, laundry/mud room, and upstairs is a large loft. The guest cabin has a bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom. There is an RV pad with hookups, large covered deck area, and a storage shed.

MLS: 721773 $159,000

MLS: 726078 $193,500

Country Splendor

Dakota Park Cabin

This beautiful one story Liberty home is permanently attached to a spacious 1.6 ± acre lot located only a stone’s throw from the Rio Grande River. The home is 1,875± square feet and has a large master suite with a spacious bathrooms. Can be short term rented.

Perfect log cabin recently remodeled and well maintained. The purchase price includes all furnishings, fixtures, appliances, decorations, linens, kitchenware, and other items contained in the home at the time of showing. Short term rental allowed.

MLS: 720924 $229,000

MLS:733037 $229,000

Mountain Rental Property

NEW HOME IN JACKSON HEIGHTS

Quaint and spacious three story home nestled up against the mountain. There are three large bedroom, one full bathroom, one bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and a bathroom with a walkin shower. The main living area is on the second floor, is open to the kitchen and dining area and has an outdoor decking. MLS:728969 $229,000

MLS: 726096 $287,500

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Newly built, 3 bed 2 bath finished home with attached garage, range/ oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, separate dining, first floor master, and a corner wooded lot. Low HOA yearly dues which includes snow removal! Close to nationally acclaimed golf course, Wolf Creek Ski Area and Gold Medal fly fishing on the Rio Grande River. Rentals are allowed.

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South Fork Area - Homes

Ponderosa Classic

Jackson Heights Stucco Home

Bright home has an upstairs master with two separate bathrooms with closets! Main level includes two guest rooms with a guest bath, great room, kitchen and dining room, utility room and attached garage/shop. The home is serviced by its own excellent water well.

This one story stucco home boasts a great floor plan which includes an open living, dining, and kitchen area with granite countertops throughout, a large master suite, two guest rooms, and a large guest bathroom. Home is located on ¾ of an acre with a large two car detached garage.

MLS: 722848 $298,000

MLS: 729503 $319,000

Panoramic Views

Charming Mill Creek Cabin

Log sided home located on 8.51 ± acres in the prestigious gated community of Willow Park. Interior features include cathedral ceilings in the spacious living area with a propane fireplace, and wrap-around deck. Kitchen is accented with oak cabinets,Corian counter tops & stainless steel appliances. Complete with 2 car attached garage & heated workshop/storage area.

Over 4000 square feet under one roof including a large greenhouse, oversized attached garage, large carport with storage, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two bonus rooms, and a glassed in porch and walkway. Recently completely remodeled. Sits on 1± acre close to the river!

MLS: 696512 $329,000

MLS: 732756 $395,000

Rustic Style Alder Creek Home

Home on the Range

Beautiful town-home located within easy walking distance to the Rio Grande Golf Course. Beautiful views, easy access, and maintained roads. This 3 bedroom, 4 bath home is spacious and has a terrific floor plan. Complete with a large master suite, granite counter tops, large full log timbers and river rock throughout. Rustic feel with classic touches. Each bedroom has a private bath. Nice two car garage attached. MLS: 698112 $395,000

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This darling stick built cabin has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms with tile floors throughout most of the home. There are brand new stainless steel appliances and additional new upgrades to the home. The property is situated on 160 acres with 360 views. MLS: 721062 $399,000

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South Fork Area - Homes

Willow Acreage

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This 7.55 acre property borders thousands of acres of accessible forest service. The beautifully crafted stucco, log, and rock siding equates to a low maintenance home. With 2,600 Âą, sq. ft. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, there is plenty of space. The home boasts of extra insulation, three heating systems (electric, propane, and wood), Marvin windows, wrap around deck for outdoor relaxation, masonry river rock fireplace and two water heaters

.MLS: 658202

$575,000

Beaver Mountain Southwest Style Walk into a large entrance way that leads into two oversized guest rooms each with its own bathroom (one full and one 3/4). There is also a large laundry room with a separate sink area. Another door leads to the attached two car garage where there is a small private workshop and accesses to crawl spaces. Go up the stairs to the main living area chosen specifically for the incredible views! The living room kitchen and dining room are all created to flow with an open floor plan. French doors take you out onto the deck that faces northwest for views of the glacial formed palisades cliffs toward the historic mining town of Creede. The subdivision has a stream fed, common area pond that is teeming with trout and the property borders National Forest.

MLS: 717696

$595,000

SILVER THREAD SCENIC BYWAY A 125 mile drive from South Fork on Highway 160 down Highway 149 ending at Blue Mesa Reservoir on Highway 50. The Silver Thread Scenic Byway offers not only scenic beauty and natural wonders, but also Colorado history through abandoned gold and silver mines and boomtowns. At the height of the mineral rush this road was a major thoroughfare for prospectors and entrepreneurs, boasting towns of thousands of people seeking their fortunes. Now only a shadow of its crowning glory, this stretch of highway attracts visitors with beauty, history, wildlife and alluring vistas. Plan a full day for this adventure as you travel through South Fork, Creede, Lake City and ending on the outskirts of Gunnison. www.teammurphyrealty.com teammurphyrealty.com

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South Fork Area - Homes

Breathtaking Ranchette Breathtaking ranchette which includes a magnificent main home with 3,538± square feet of living space and a 1,500± square foot barn/bunkhouse apartment that has another 750± square feet of living space. The property backs up to Forest service land where you can ride your horses’ right out of the property and into thousands of acres of forest service lands. The pasture is sub-irrigated and very lush with fence and cross fenced areas. There is even a year around spring on the property! The main home is beautifully constructed and finished with cedar lap siding and a metal roof. The home itself has three floors including a finished basement with a large living area/ recreation room complete with a wood burning fireplace, craft room, bedroom, and bathroom, as well as mechanical room. The main living area has a large dining area which then opens into a gourmet kitchen complete with tiled countertops, hickory cabinets, Electrolux, Bosch, and Sub-Zero appliances. MLS: 721493 $699,000

Exquisite Willow Park Home Incredible hand hewn custom log home on 7 acres nestled in the locked gated community of Willow Park. This outstanding log home has five bedrooms and three and 1/2 baths. The master suite is on the main level with a large walk in closet, oversized bathroom with granite counters, and a private door to the outside deck area. The home has two bedrooms and a full bath in the finished basement area as well as office space. There are two more bedrooms and full bath with a loft on the third floor. The gourmet kitchen boasts stainless appliances as well as a laundry room/butler’s pantry with an additional refrigerator/freezer, washer/dryer, and plenty of pantry space. The formal dining area is perfectly designed for space and convenience. The living room has a large rock fireplace with gas logs to accent the floor to lofted ceiling windows, affording incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Log railings on the outside decks, log staircase, and artistic log accents adorn the home. MLS: 732973 $749,000

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Colorado Dream Home Cedar Log home located on a spacious 16± acres bordering public land with a beautiful year-round creek passing through the property. There are water rights for the 8± acres of pasture land. The logs are 10 inch pre-cut cedar in a modified Swedish cope style log.The interior of the home has a large master suite on the main floor with a bathroom that has two closets, separate Jacuzzi tub and shower, and double sinks. The gourmet kitchen is open to the rest of the home with a formal dining area. The great room is large and has an open lofted ceiling with lots of windows for watching the creek and area wildlife. The attached oversized two car garage adds the finishing touch to an extraordinary home that is just what most people envision when looking for their “Colorado Dream Home”. Located in a highly secure locked gated community with a full time ranch manager. MLS:707261

$750,000

Log Beauty in Willow Park Breathtaking views from this home at the end of the road on 12.44 ± acres in a locked gated subdivision. This full hand hewn log home has driveway access to walk out finished basement as well as to the upper main level of the home. The master suite and bathroom are on the main level in addition to the living room, formal dining area, kitchen, office and half bath. The third floor has two guest rooms and a full bath. The finished walkout basement has two rooms and a ¾ bathroom as well as an oversized two car attached garage and large utility room. Truly a dream log home tucked into a valley in the mountains with ample room to roam in the forest!

MLS: 710208

$849,000

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South Fork Area - Homes

Stunning Mountain Home Extraordinary home with stunning 360 degree mountain views! This multilevel home is located on a spacious and wooded two acres bordering the National Forest. There are a total of four bedrooms (one is currently being used as an office). The walk out basement level has two spacious guest rooms and a large complete kitchen, two bathrooms, a living room, and a beautiful circular library! On the main floor enter into a large great room with a two story rock fireplace and octagonal shaped formal dining room with beautiful full log beam open construction. The open floor plan also includes a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and expansive functional breakfast bar. There are many intriguing bonus and observation “turrets� creating added charm and even more views of the surrounding mountains! The home has an elevator for added ease! There are numerous covered patios on all sides of the home in addition to the beautiful front deck, allowing for outdoor entertaining at any time of year or in any weather!

$895,000

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Elegant Mountain Style Overlooking the 12th green of the beautiful Rio Grande Golf Course, this stunning home is located on a private cul-de-sac in The Timbers subdivision. Perfect for entertaining, this home was built with the kind of attention to detail that leaves it move-in ready. The spacious kitchen is filled with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a huge island that opens into a sunny living area with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Exposed wooden beams, floors made from reclaimed tobacco barn wood and imported Indian slate make this home of the elegant mountain style boast both warmth and grandeur. The outdoor stone fireplace and eating area with hookup for outdoor kitchen expands the already spacious main floor with views in every direction. The master bedroom features vaulted ceiling, a large walk-in closet, and French doors opening onto a private deck. Two guest bedrooms on the second level attach to private baths with walk-in showers. On the lower walk-out level, an additional guest bedroom is located off of the family/ game room and opens onto an outdoor patio. Lower level also includes a wet bar, patio access, and a large utility room. The attached two-car garage with work bench allows space for ATV/golf cart parking or extra storage for all your necessary mountain gear. MLS: 716907

$980,000

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South Fork Area - Homes

Log Masterpiece - “La Cima” This incredible log home is “La Cima” meaning “top of a mountain” or “highest point.” This masterpiece on 8.74 ± acres will put you in a state of awe simply by its magnificent, large log structure. The professional decorating and exquisite furnishings, extremely high ceilings and windows, stone fireplace, infloor heating, wrap around deck, marvelous hot tub, game room, incredible views with 5 bedrooms (including 2 master suites) and 4 baths, as well as a 2 car garage with a mother-in-law suite that sits above completes this luxurious mountain retreat. Secluded, yet close to activity, this home overlooks South Fork from the exclusive and gated community of Bear Creek which also offers private BLM access, private Gold Medal trout fishing on the Rio Grande River and private walking trail along Bear Creek. The perfect “top of the world” gathering place to build memories of a lifetime!

MLS: 719722

$1,495,000

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South Fork Area - Land

Acreage

Unique Mountain Acreage

Ranchette 10

36.6 ± acres of unique partially fenced property located close to South Fork. No covenants, no homeowner’s association, fairly remote, yet utilities are close. Beautifully framed by mountains in all directions affording incredible views! Great horse property, level with native grasses and some pinon trees. Easy access into public lands for hundreds of thousands of acres to ride your horse or hike. MLS: 716877 $95,000

35 ± acre ranchette located between the towns of South Fork and Del Norte. Big views of the surrounding mountains with plenty of elbow room that accents these home sites. High valley living with horse & livestock property potential.

Parcel 2B Highline

South Fork River Acreage

24.13± acre property overlooking South Fork and the Rio Grande Valley. This property has a well in place, roughed in road to an incredible building site, surrounded by mature pine trees with some aspens interspersed. Located outside of the city limits so horses are allowed.

Incredible small acreage river parcel! 4.87 ± acres with just under 1,000 feet of Rio Grande river gold medal water! Trophy trout lounge along the banks of this parcel where they are rarely bothered except by an occasional passing boat. Beautiful building site with many mature trees for privacy and shade. Unbelievable views of the San Juans.

MLS: 730986 $235,000

MLS: 703784 $269,000

MLS: 732825 $99,000

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South Fork Area - Land

Alder Creek

Alpine Village

Lot 37

Alpine Village Lots

Nice .31± acre lot in Alder Creek Meadows. Walking distance to the Rio Grande Club clubhouse, restaurant, tennis courts, and swimming pool. The lot is bordered to the east by common area and only a stone’s throw to Alder Creek itself! The lot has a water system, sewer system, electric and telephone to the lot. Perfect lot to build your dream home whether you are a golfer or not! MLS: 729942 $69,000

Spacious four lots legal for building and equaling approximately .7± acres. Electricity close, river close! Many mature trees and undergrowth, beautiful and lush. Elevated building site! MLS: 721073

$19,900

Lot 39 The .25± acre lot is bordered to the east by common area with only a stone’s throw to Alder Creek itself! The lot is surrounded by mountains, walking distance to public land, is in elk hunting unit 79.

$69,000

MLS: 696778

Bear Creek Lot 93 Great 6.33± acre property with mountain and valley views! Close to the Rio Grande Club golf course and a short walk to Forest Service access. Beautiful 20± common area with Rio Grande River frontage for private use by Bear Creek Homeowners only. Trout fishing, big game hunting, hiking, biking, four wheeling, golf, and champagne powder skiing are all within minutes of this upscale subdivision. MLS: 731930

$70,000

LoT 65 Beautiful and unique waterfront property located in a locked gate community in South Fork, Colorado. This spacious 5.82± acres has stunning 360 degree views of the San Juan Mountains, mature trees, and a year around creek running through it and a spring. The best part is that it borders Forest Service. MLS: 731175 $129,000

Lot 114 Unparalleled views from this 8.35 ± acre property. The Willow Park valley and Del Norte Peak is the view from this property as well as Wolf Creek ski area and the Rio Grande River. Paved roads take you right to the property and level building sites abound! Underground utilities including Ciello Fiber optic internet. MLS: 732016

$75,000

Lot 59 This spacious 5.81± acre lot has beautiful mature trees, a seasonal stream (spring), Borders forest service, and has gorgeous views of the mountains in all directions. Perfect spot to build your dream mountain getaway, located on paved roads. There is a 20 acre common area for use by Bear Creek members only at the gate entrance with over 1/2 mile of Rio Grande river frontage. MLS: 711056 $129,900

Lot 118

Lot 106 This exquisite 5 ± acres sit beautifully in the gated community of Bear Creek. It is perfect and well-suited for building a vacation paradise. A well is already in place, the property is zoned residential and has a homeowners’ association, there are paved roads and property is on a corner lot.

Spacious elbow room! With over 15 ± acres it is one of the largest lots in the Bear Creek subdivision with incredible views in every direction. Trees, pasture, rock outcroppings, and it overlooks the Bear Creek drainage. An old ranch road provides easy access to the entire lot. Would make an excellent lot for horses.

MLS: 704968 $129,000

MLS: 731999 $139,000

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Crows Nest

Lot 1

Waterfront property on the banks of the Rio Grande in South Fork, Colorado. This beautiful 2 ± acre lot has a well in place. Electricity, sewer available and is ready to build on. Choose from riverfront with cottonwood trees or hilltop with evergreens and views. Priced to sell. MLS: 732213

Creek Frontage Lot 33 Nice level building site on 1.06 ± acres which added to the sound of a babbling brook and views make this the perfect and affordable acre for building your dream home! Covenants and HOA insures the integrity of the area. Water system and electric to the lot line. Private pond for use of owners and guests. MLS: 705869

$49,000

Lot 55 This 1± acre parcel has trees, views, water system, and is last lot on sewer system. Beautiful building site. Paved roads, common area pond, and easy access into the forest service for hiking, four wheeling, hunting, and minutes to either golf, or skiing. MLS: 732965

Deer Park LOT 11 Beautiful Riverfront property. This property has underground utilities, paved streets, and sewer and water taps available! Perfect flat building site overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Rio Grande River teeming with Rainbows, Browns and stocked Cutbows. MLS: 718717 $165,000

$49,000

Lot 30 Great property with incredible views and nearly 300 feet of creek frontage on this 1± acre lot. Enjoy the views along with the intoxicating sounds of a babbling creek from your back porch. Utilities are present and lot is ready to build on. Public land access is a short walk as well as a trout stocked pond which is private to subdivision residents only. MLS: 691510 $64,500

Fairway Glen LOT 15 Great .62 ± Acre Lot right on the golf course. Located in South Fork Ranches Fairway Glenn subdivision with utilities right to the lot, making this lot a contender for your dream home. MLS: 728001

Lot 22 Beautiful mountain property with unsurpassed views of the Church Creek Valley and Beaver Mountain on 1.92 ± acres. Easy building site off of paved road, walking distance to private stocked pond and forest service access. MLS: 720476

$79,000

$49,00

Highland Meadows

$78,000

Lot 37 Gorgeous views from this 2.44 ± acre lot with mature pines, spruce, aspens, and two entrances creating easier access. The subdivision has paved streets and an existing water system. Underground electric and phone are to the property line. All spruce and pine trees have been sprayed for beetles. MLS: 701928 $79,000

Rio Grande River Frontage

Lot 8 Beautiful 2± acre lot with incredible views and mature pine trees and young aspens. This lot has paved roads leading to it, has a water system, underground electric and fiber-optic internet

This is a highly coveted 1 ± acre home site that will captivate you and bring the very essence of the San Juan Mountains to life. With paved roads, underground power and phone lines, this amazing property is simply waiting for your dream home.

$83,000

MLS: 717186 $109,000

MLS: 732968

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South Fork Area - Land

Beaver Mountain


South Fork Area - Land

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights Home Sites These wonderful Jackson Heights lots are located in South Fork and close to the historic church with great views of the mountains and the town of South Fork. They are from approximately .28 ± acres to 2.36 ± acres and have a great water system, sewer system and electric and telephone to the lot lines. Live within a five minute drive to the championship golf course at the Rio Grande Golf and Fishing Club, a five minute drive to gold medal trout fishing in the waters of the Rio Grande River, and be surrounded by trophy hunting units. They are also located within 20 minutes of the Wolf Creek Ski Area for winter fun with family and friends! Year around access makes these home sites very desirable and ready to build your mountain cabin or home.

Individual Lots from $25,000 to $40,500

Jackson Heights Phase 2 Rare Residential Development Opportunity. One of, if not the last, residential development opportunities in the town of South Fork! This 65 ± acre parcel has been divided into 67 parcels, many heavily wooded. Beautiful building sites with much of infrastructure in place. There is a 50 gpm commercial water well with 150,000 underground storage tank already in place. Buyer would need to complete project by extension of electricity and sewer and paving roads (dirt work has been completed). Closest town to the proposed “Village at Wolf Creek” and boasts of trophy gold medal trout fishing in the Rio Grande River and area high mountain lakes, world class skiing at Wolf Creek Ski area, championship 18 hole golfing at The Rio Grande Club, and millions of acres of forest service surrounding with hunting, hiking, and four wheeling opportunities.

MLS: 706546

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

$2,000,000

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Rio Vista Ridge

Lots 26 & 27 Breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Club and golf course from these spacious lots with all utilities in place. The lots have a water system, sewer system, underground electric and phone and have paved roads on two sides. Over two acres of property to build your dream home. MLS: 696784 - 2.13 ± acres Lot 26 $69,000 MLS: 696782 - 2.07 ± acres Lot 27 $69,000

Ponderosa Valley Estates lot 35 Gorgeous 2 ± acre property in established neighborhood of Ponderosa. Gorgeous mature Ponderosa pines, other evergreen trees, lots of aspens, and against Sentinel Mountain for wind break. All utilities are present and ready to hook into. This property borders Forest Service and is located in GMU 76. Elbow room plus amenities! MLS: 716371

$74,500

Red Bluff Estates

This is an exclusive subdivision with only 8 premier home sites. Located at the end of a private road, all home sites offer privacy with no thru traffic. Accessible year round, each lot has electric and phone close to the lot lines. Well and septic are needed. Just minutes from the Rio Grande Golf Club and Wolf Creek Ski Area. Lot 4 - 4.69 ± acres MLS: 705157

$86,900

Lot 3 - 7.06 ± acres MLS: 705156

$88,900

Lot 8 - 3.18 ± acres MLS: 705155

$89,900

Lot 7 - 2.11 ± acres MLS: 705154

$98,900

River Dance

Lot 12 Spacious 2.45 ± acres with level building area, nestled next to Beaver Mountain with mature grove of aspens and some pine trees. Beautiful views of the Trout creek drainage cliffs and conveniently located just off Hwy 160 but back enough that you don’t hear as much road noise. MLS: 726831

$79,000

Lot 9 Build your dream home on 3.52 ± acres on the banks of the Rio Grande River, incredible views, gold medal trophy trout fishing, tons of wildlife call this area home. Raft from your back yard, or drive a few miles to the Rio Grande Golf course MLS: 733038 $179,000

Lot 2

Lot 10

Great homesite on level 1.38± acre lot with the South Fork River running through it. Beautiful new homes built on either side of this lot. One of the last river lots in the subdivision. Beautiful views of the palisades cliffs and mountains on all sides. Convenient to golfing, skiing, hiking, four wheeling and fishing right off of your back porch! Close to town and conveniences.

Beautiful riverfront property of 5.95± acres sits on the gold medal trophy trout fishing waters of the Rio Grande River. Incredible views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains and plenty of room to build your dream home with elbow room for peace and quiet to spare.

$99,500

MLS: 733102 $199,000

MLS: 712219

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South Fork Area - Land

La Lomita


South Fork Area - Land

River Greens

The Riverfront Lot 4 Rare vacant river lot on the Rio Grande River with beautiful mature trees and grassy meadow. Extraordinary river frontage and gold medal trout waters! Sewer hookup to lot line, well required, electricity to lot line. Ready to build on. MLS:728026 $175,000

Willow Park Beautiful lot located in the Rio Grande Club, in a gated community with views of the fairway and the Rio Grande River. Offering year round accessibility, underground electric and phone, water system and sewer system are in place making this lot ready to build on.

Lot 9 - .40 ± Acres MLS: 727329

Lot 11 - .38 ± acres MLS: 727326

$59,000

$64,000

Lot 17 - 1.02 ± Acres

MLS: 731419 $139,000

Willow Park Lot 103

River Island Ranch

Beautiful 6.23± acre property with incredible views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Locked gated community for added security with a full time manager on premises. Private access to a stocked fishing pond that doubles for an ice skating rink in the winter, complete with a warming hut and pavilion for summer use. MLS: 690116

$59,000

Lot 99 This spacious 6.29 ± acre lot has many rock outcroppings, aspen trees, and mature pine trees! Electricity to the lot line and fiber-optic internet will be available soon! Locked gate community affords extra security, full time ranch manager, and camera surveillance at gate. The subdivision borders forest service and has numerous accesses MLS: 732215 $68,500

Lot 146 Great opportunity to own acreage in River Island Ranch with sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains and access to the private fishing lodge and cabins that can be rented. Private Rio Grande River Fishing make this the perfect setup for the outdoor enthusiast.

Lot 35 - 17.94±Acres

MLS: 696511 $82,500

Lots 17 & 18 - 12.36± Acres MLS:723911 $115,000

Lot 233 -2.20 Acres on river

MLS:733443 $275,000

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

If you want the “remote” feel and still have the safety of a locked gate community, this is your lot! A large 14.64 ± acres, boarding National Forest on two sides!!! Large mountain face on the west side and abundant aspen groves in the bottom area with beautiful drainages resulting in lots of wildlife taking up residence. MLS: 729914 $149,000

Lot 13 8 ± acre lot has Willow Creek rushing through it. In addition, there is an augmented well already in place that allows livestock water as well as 3,000 ± sq. ft. of outside watering. Lush green pastures, large evergreen, aspen, and cottonwood trees.Water rights included.The common area of this locked gated community has a stocked pond and common pavilion. MLS: 705625 $169,000

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Pagosa Springs Area - Homes/Land

Cabin with Acreage Beautiful log home on acreage. Priced well below replacement cost. Perfect family getaway with room for everyone. Offering 3910 ± Sq. ft. of living space, two eating areas, moss rock fireplace and vaulted tongue and groove ceiling great room. Four bedrooms, three baths and a large game room area. Very spacious decks so you can take in the wonderful views of the continental divide from this home. A hot tub is included for you to relax in after a long day of skiing or enjoying all the national forest lands we have to offer. Plenty of storage for all your mountain toys in the three car garage. Situated in a nice community with low HOA dues. Horses are allowed on this 5± acre property.

MLS: 715265

$625,000

WOLF CREEK PASS A LOOK BACK Wolf Creek Pass, a name that would strike terror in the hearts of many truckers not so long ago. When this was a narrow two lane road over the snowiest pass in the state it was a nightmare for truckers and passenger cars alike. The Colorado Department of Transportation has worked miracles in the past few years and it is now a pass where caution is necessary in winter time but is safely maintained and very passable most of the time. When the first pioneers came to Colorado it would take two to three weeks to cross over the pass with covered wagons. The early travelers followed trails that the Indians and wildlife had used for centuries. It took incredible back breaking work to make these trails passable for wagons and the bad news was that the trails would have to be rebuilt every spring after the winter storms would destroy all the earlier work. Even when automobiles were first used and the trails were vastly improved from the pioneer days it would still take two days to a week for the early automobiles to negotiate the forty two mile journey from South Fork to Pagosa Springs. The pass tops out at 10,850 feet and to this day still receives an annual snow fall of 465 inches, the most snow of any area in Colorado. This range of mountains catches the fronts from southern California and conditions are just right for all of that moisture to be released as snow over southwest Colorado. Continuous construction work for the past years has resulted in a mostly four lane highway that is one of the most beautiful drives in all of Colorado. The infamous pass is now relatively safe for truckers but still has several run away truck facilities for truckers who lose their brakes on the steep mountain inclines. This pass has all the modern snow removal equipment possible but sometimes Mother Nature’s fury makes it impossible to remove the snow as quickly as she can deposit it and the pass has to be closed for the snow removal. All of this wonderful snow makes an incredible place for a skier’s paradise and that is exactly what is on the very top of Wolf Creek Pass, the Wolf Creek Ski Area. The 1600 acre ski area with seven lifts is now safely accessible from South Fork or Pagosa Springs thanks to the work of Colorado Department of Transportation.

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Pagosa Springs Area - LAND

Acreage

Elk Park Meadows

San Juan River Property

Lot 38

Lovely 46.90 ± acre property on the San Juan River with potential water rights. Very nice end of the road acreage. It is well suited for agricultural purposes but also allows mobile and modular homes. Nice level home sites. Zoned Ag Farm Tract and Residential Single. Private street access.

Beautiful 5.26± parcel located in the Elk Park Meadows subdivision. Water meter is already in saving you thousands when you build your home. Horses allowed and national forest access is only a short walk. Subdivision has an owner’s lodge for you to stay in while completing those building plans for your Colorado dream home.

MLS: 712358 $299,000

MLS: 693515 $150,900

Martinez Mountain Estates

Pagosa Meadows

Lot 59

Lot 45 Beautiful 3.58 ± acre wooded parcel in a great area. End of the cul de sac location and backs into National Forest. Bank Foreclosure, bring all offers.

MLS: 729720

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

$79,000

Beautiful view lot at the Meadows sits on 5.16 ± acres. Start building your dream home tomorrow. Owner financing available on this wooded, level, easy to build site. The pictures just cannot do this parcel justice. Owners have moved and are extremely motivated. MLS: 679096

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

$99,500

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Pagosa Springs Area - Homes

The Reserve at Pagosa Peaks

Three parcels in the coveted development of The Reserve at Pagosa Peak which is surrounded on three sides by national forest and features 100 plus acres of open space, a nature trail system and some of the most breathtaking views in the area. Having paved roads and underground utilities (including central water and sewer), this upscale and prestigious gated community also boasts the Owner Guest Lodge with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, complete kitchen and is very nicely appointed.

Lot 123 - .45± Acres mLS 695971

$95,000

Lot 89 - .48 ± Acres

MLS:733324 $150,000

Lot 90 - .37 ± Acres

MLS:733323 $150,000

Lot 137 - .47 ± Acres

MLS:733322

$162,500

MLS:733321

$196,900

Lot 105 - .41 ± Acres

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Commercial - Creede/Cortez

Airplane Hanger -Creede Fantastic opportunity to own the largest hanger at the Mineral County Memorial Airport in Creede, Colorado. This 3600 ± square feet hanger, has a hydroswing remote activated door, its own fueling station and is piped for in-floor radiant heat. Complete with a drive in door for your vehicle and side door for easy accessibility. Ground lease is paid until 2031. The airport services Mineral, Hinsdale, and Rio Grande Counties,. MLS: 728355 $249,000

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Commercial Opportunity Creede Business opportunity available just outside of the town of Creede, Colorado. Located off state highway 149 affording you excellent highway frontage a beautiful valley views. The property is currently home to a successful automotive business, 5 long term rental cabins and a 2,224± square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence. Conveniently located close to the Mineral County Memorial Airport. The area offers limitless recreational opportunities, creating many potential uses for this property.

MLS:733028

$699,000

Industrial & Commercial site- CorteZ This 7.51± acre commercial property features a 2,953 sq. ft. large stucco and metal office building with several private offices and several cubicles. All of the furniture and fixtures are included in the sale. The entire 7.51± acres is surrounded by a large chain link security fence. There are 2 large service garages on the 7.51± acres. The largest service garage is 4000 sq ft. with 2 big 16 foot bay roll up doors and a 14 foot roll up door.The front entrance of this garage has office space with 2 rooms, restroom, and a kitchen area. The other service garage is 3,840 sq. ft. has 2 large 16 foot roll up doors and a 12 foot door. Each out building has outdoor yard lights, lots of interior florescent lighting and abundant shelving with locked secure storage areas. Natural gas and electric in each building. There is a large cement stem wall loading ramp on the north side of property.The property comes with 2 gas and diesel pumps with above ground tanks. MLS: 720429

$895,000

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Commercial- Lake City HISTORIC BUKLDING WITH APT - Lake City

Restless Spirits - Lake City

Located in the downtown historic district of Lake City, Colorado is a 1,151± square foot historic building. This brick beauty was constructed in 1890 and recently renovated. Offering 624± sq. ft. of commercial space with 1 bathroom and shared courtyard, also 527± sq. ft. of living space offering 1 bedroom 1 bath. Business not included.

Built in 1880 this historic bar/restaurant is a rare gem. Accents of the past are displayed in its tin ceiling, intricate woodwork, a saloon style wooden bar with mirrored backing and antique lighting throughout. This is an established local’s favorite with an impressive commercial kitchen and small wine cellar. Business not included.

MLS: 732971 $265,000

MLS: 732857 $395,000

Lake Fork RV Park - Lake City Located within walking distance of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and historic downtown, this property provides recreational opportunities of the area such as fishing, boating, ATVing, camping and enjoying the incredible views of the San Juan Mountains. Included are the land, business, office building, bath house and equipment to make for an easy transition into your very own dream business.

MLS: 733981

$425,000

General Store- Lake City Lake City, Colorado business opportunity. The General Store has been in business for over 40 years, offering a wide variety of merchandise and a strong loyal customer base. The store front has highway 149 frontage giving it excellent exposure. The store offers 1,975 ± square feet of business space, pull in front parking, business equipment, business name and phone number for new owners. An added bonus is an attached 1,226 ± square foot partially furnished residence with 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths, large living, kitchen and lovely views. INVENTORY NOT INCLUDED IN SALE PRICE. Owner financing available for qualified buyers.

MLS:732203

$495,000

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Commercial - Lake City

Dan’s Fly Shop & Home - Lake City If fishing is your passion here is your opportunity to own an established fly fishing shop. This two story 2,405± sq. ft. property contains the fly shop, 1 bedroom, 1 bath on the first level and 2 bedroom, 1 bath residence on the top level. Located on 5 lots in Lake City on Highway 149 giving the business great exposure with plenty of room for customers to park and learn how to cast. Three additional storage units are located on the property. The business, residence, business shelving and fly cases are included. Business inventory is not included, but may be purchased separately.

MLS: 706713

$499,000

Sportsman’s Backyard and BBQ Station - Lake city The Sportsman’s BBQ Station and Backyard is not only a gas station and a garage; it is also a café known for its barbecue and a large amphitheater, ideal for concerts and special events. The main building offers ample seating, a commercial kitchen, ice cream serving station, and counter space with register. For the warmer months, additional seating outside is available. The large amphitheater includes all the components needed for a music and event venue from a covered stage with sound equipment and storage shed to a large pavilion with kitchen facilities and lots of seating. The Sportsman is also known for its catering abilities for parties and special events. The garage portion of this business is currently leased. Don’t miss this great opportunity to own a successful and versatile business with highway frontage in Lake City! The business, buildings and equipment are included. MLS: 698555

$649,000

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


Wonderful 1.52 ± acre location to build your business. Southeast corner of Talisman Drive and Village Drive. Located just behind Citizens Bank Building. Water, gas, electric, cable and telephone are all available. Highly motivated bank says this must go. Bring an offer! Will sell below current appraisal. MLS: 712382 $149,000

Medical Center Building - Pagosa Springs Fully operational Medical facility. Bank foreclosure. All inside inventory is owned by Citizen’s Bank and will be sold with the property for $30,000.00 over list price. Nothing has been forgotten here. There are 8 exam rooms, reception area, waiting area, plenty of office space for staff, employee break room and workout room. All rest rooms are handicap accessible MLS: 728100 $385,000

Commercial Building - South Fork

Commercial Land - Pagosa Springs Highway 160 frontage on 3 ± very attractive acres for commercial development. PAWSD water meter is in. Top of the world views from this piece. Priced right for your future use. Owner financing may apply.

MLS: 691018

$165,000

Two Highway Commercial Lots - South Fork Fantastic commercial vacant land opportunity. Located on busy access frontage road to the local post office. Sewer and water are ready to tap into and electricity is on the lot. Ready to build your dream business. MLS: 706792 $168,000

Carwash - South Fork

Commercial building contains over 7000 square feet of commercial finished space and is located within easy sight of Highway 160 and close to the Hungry Logger Building and convenience store with a large two sided triangular signage that is included. It has been remodeled to accommodate several offices and would make an incredible wholesaling warehouse, retail, or industrial business.

Carwash located on east side of South Fork with great highway visibility! Completely remodeled in 2008 to 2010 with two bays that can be completely closed for cold weather use, an enclosed office area that lends itself perfectly to being completed for a small coffee shop/waiting area complete with restroom, all equipment replaced during remodel, new cash, coin, and credit card machines, new excellent well, new timber accents, completely surrounded by asphalt.

MLS: 719646 $270,000

MLS:733039 $349,000

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Commercial - Pagosa Springs/South Fork

Bank-Owned Commercial Location - Pagosa Springs


Commercial - South Fork

Jackson Heights Commercial LotSouth Fork Commercially zoned, 2.36 ± acres in the heart of South Fork next to successful restaurant and busy residential area, and boasts incredible views and easy accessibility to the main highway that runs through town. Utilities in place! Large enough to do just about anything.

MLS: 726042

$400,000

Alpine Trails RV Park South Fork This active “Good Sam” awarded RV Park that operates from the end of May until the end of September includes 42 full hook up sites, 8 overflow sites plus several tent campsites. In addition there is a two bedroom, one bath cabin that is rented year around! There is a 640± square foot retail shop/office, a 1200± square foot rec hall and laundry/shower facility and a 1200± metal shop/garage in addition to the 781± square foot rental cabin. The park is located next to the South Fork Community building where most summer activities are held, such as the annual Logger Days as well as weekly Bingo and many other activities!

MLS:732212

$595,000

Commercial Lots -South Fork Two development parcels totaling 11.72± acres located in South Fork, Colorado. The ‘Villas at South Fork’ are next to the Club House at the Rio Grande Golf Corse with astonishing views of the valley. A great opportunity for a developer, this property offers a variety of uses. The first parcel is 7.83± acres and is overlooking the driving range as well as the Rio Grande River. The second parcel is 3.89± acres overlooking the 1st and 2nd hole. Don’t miss out on this prime and premiere development property in the Rio Grande club!

MLS: 720058

$2,300,000

Lake City City 970-944-5050 970-944-5050 Lake

South Fork Fork 719-873-5050 719-873-5050 South

Pagosa Springs Springs 970-264-5051 970-264-5051 Pagosa


C r e e d e , Colorado Nestled at the mouth of a narrow canyon along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway is the small town of Creede. As with many towns in Southwest Colorado, Creede was started as a mining and ranching community that has established itself as a popular tourist destination with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Just off of downtown Creede is the access point to the Bachelor Loop, a 17 mile tour that showcases Creede’s mining history and ghost towns. Another well-known point of interest is the remote Wheeler Geologic Area, an impressive landscape of capstones, needles and spires. In addition to its outdoor recreation, Creede is known for quite an arts scene. Perhaps one of Creede’s most unique and impressive assets is the Creede Repertory Theater, which was started in the late 1960s. The theater attracts actors from across the country, who, in turn, perform a full slate of shows through the summer. Though a smaller operation, the theater has been praised nationwide for its productions. Throughout the year, Creede hosts a number of festivals including a hot air balloon festival, a Taste of Creede, car show, and a chocolate festival just to name a few. A number of shops, galleries and great restaurants call downtown Creede home. A trip up Highway 149 to see this gem is well worth it! Article by: Kelli Robinson

L ake C it y,

Colorado

To say that Lake City, as the only incorporated town in a county that is 96% public lands, is an outdoor wonderland is a bit of an understatement. Incorporated in 1875, Lake City finds its roots in the silver and gold mining industries. After reaching the height of its boom around 1900, Lake City became known as a tourism hot spot, perfect for visitors looking to escape the blistering heat of the south. One of the town’s major attractions and its namesake is Lake San Cristobal, Colorado’s second largest natural lake. Located just three miles out of town, the lake is great for fishing year round, boating, or just sitting at the water’s edge, enjoying the crisp blue waters. Another one of the area’s spectacular attributes is the Alpine Loop Scenic Back Country Byway, a network of four-wheel drive roads connecting Lake City to other small towns in the region. Surrounding Lake City are five 14,000 ft. peaks and hundreds of miles of hiking trails throughout the county. With numerous public lakes, ponds, and fishing spots along the creeks and rivers, fishermen will find plenty of places to try their luck. Hinsdale County also has some of the premier big game hunting units in the state. Those looking to take a day off from all the outdoor activities will enjoy Lake City’s shops, restaurants, museum, park, and friendly locals. Come see what has been attracting visitors to Lake City for generations! Article by: Kelli Robinson

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Th e Te a m

Dan Murphy Broker/Owner 970-209-1514 Dan@teammurphyrealty.com

Dan has spent a lifetime understanding western properties including river restoration, habitat enhancement, wildlife, and the issues they face. His dedication and commitment to understanding issues at the heart of western Colorado has been exemplified through his service in numerous arenas, including the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Big Game Allocation Program (BGLAP), the Colorado Wildlife Federation, the Colorado Outfitters Association, Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, Hinsdale County Planning Commission, as well as working with water issues by serving on the Gunnison Basin Roundtable. For those searching for the ideal mountain property and ranch, Dan’s years of experience and expertise have proven a natural asset in the real estate market.

Growing up in Lake City and living a number of years in the South Fork area, Michael Murphy spent much of his time exploring the area stretching from Gunnison to Creede and into the San Luis Valley. Using his knowledge and in depth understanding of the area, he has developed a keen eye for characteristics that make a ranch special which has allowed him to be involved in the sale of some of the most pristine parcels of the Rio Grande River and some of the largest farms and ranches in the San Luis Valley. He is also constantly adding to his already extensive knowledge of Ag production and water rights. In addition to his Team Murphy responsibilities, Michael takes great pride in his work as a former Lake City Town Trustee, and being the Chairman of the Hinsdale County/Lake City Marketing Committee.

Michael Murphy Broker Associate/Owner 719-849-1441 Michael@teammurphyrealty.com

LaWana DeWees relocated to Pagosa Springs with her husband from the Texas Hill Country in 1996. LaWana is the ultimate “birddog” when it comes to finding your dream property. She will not rest until finding a Colorado property that best fits your needs. She has a background in accounting and business management and has been active with her husband in developing real estate properties. Her vast knowledge of all necessary working relationships, financial structures, and tax benefits with regards to LLC’s, corporations, and conservation easements helps successfully get the deal done to the benefit of all involved. While she truly loves working with challenging, unique properties, she is also quite at home in the general real estate market. She is a valuable asset to the Team and knows the possibilities Colorado has to offer your real estate needs.

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Suzy Woodward has been in the general real estate market since 1997 and has spent all her time in the mountains of south central Colorado. She specializes in the hunting and fishing aspect of ranch ownership, drawing from her extensive knowledge of wildlife management and of the hunting draw system in Colorado. Suzy received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management and a master’s degree in wildlife science. She has experience in livestock management as well. Suzy understands and promotes the ins and outs of the landowner limited hunting voucher system in Colorado as well as knowledge of Ranching for Wildlife and Habitat Partnership programs that are currently in place through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. In addition, she loves to help her clients buy and sell homes and vacant land as well as commercial properties in the South Fork and Creede areas and knows both markets well. Suzy has been the top selling Realtor in the South Fork area for the last two years in a row.

Michelle is a native to Colorado and has spent most of her adult life on the western slope of Colorado. She attended Western State College and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. With her husband, Dan Murphy, they owned and operated a resort on Lake San Cristobal in Lake City, Colorado and an outfitting business in Colorado, Alaska, Montana and Texas for big game hunting. After an exciting career in the outdoors, she and her husband opened the doors of their real estate company and continue to grow the business with their family and amazing brokers and support staff. She has been involved in the developments in the San Juan Mountains and Texas. Michelle volunteers with Hinsdale County EMS, Search and Rescue and teaches Wilderness Medicine for NOLS.

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Tom and Midge moved to Lake City almost 40 years ago after spending 18 years in the Texas corporate world after college. After deciding that they needed a change of pace, Tom and Midge moved their three children to Lake City in 1976. Living in Lake City and raising their family here has been a blessing beyond belief. Tom and Midge and family have owned a grocery store, a resort, restaurants, subdivisions and a ranch in Powderhorn. They have experience in almost every aspect of business life in Lake City. Thanks to hard work and great working relationships, all these business ventures have been successful. After retiring twice, they feel completely Tom Murphy comfortable sharing their experiences and helping their family with the Team Murphy Real Broker Associate 970-275-8889 Estate business. Tom@teammurphyrealty.com

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Sandy was raised in Dolores, Colorado and spent most of her adult life in New Mexico. She enjoyed a long career in the travel industry before obtaining her associates in Paralegal Studies. Sandy spent 9 years working as a paralegal for a law firm in New Mexico. She joined Team Murphy Realty in June, 2014 and obtained her Colorado real estate license in early 2016. In her free time she enjoys gardening, ATVing, traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Sandy Murphy Broker Associate 970-901-6870 Sandy@teammurphyrealty.com Kayla was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She grew up with a large family being one of eight kids. She met her husband Robin in 2014 who was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In August 2015, the two decided to make the move to Lake City. Kayla joined The Team in November 2016 as their Executive Assistant. She enjoys hiking, ATVing, and enjoying the outdoors in her free time.

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Robin has been a Colorado native for most of his life. He spent his childhood in Canon City, Colorado until he left for college to go to Western State in Gunnison, Colorado. In 2011 Robin enlisted in the US Army where he deployed to Afghanistan for a 9 month tour in 2013. He met his wife in 2014, and shortly after the two moved to Lake City. While in college he studied psychology and computer science. In Lake City, he continued his passion of being and IT consultant. He has worked for The Team since January 2017 as their IT consultant. Robin Gowdy IT Consultant Robin@teammurphyrealty.com

Kathie’s background is 35 years as a title insurance agent and abstracter in Kansas and Colorado where she held a Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado title insurance licenses and a Kansas abstracter’s license. She also worked as the branch manager of a bank in South Fork and retired in 2008. After retirement, she went back to work for a local title company before joining Team Murphy Realty in South Fork in 2013. She married Roger Jones in 2002 and between the two of them, they have four grown sons, four grandchildren and two spoiled cats. She has lived in South Fork for 13 years and loves the people and mountains. Kathie Jones Assistant to Suzy Woodward

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High in the San Juan Mountains, nestled under 14,000-foot peaks, lies one of the most picturesque, clearrunning trout streams you could ever imagine. Sadly, the upper Lake Fork of the Gunnison is poor trout habitat with few trout. Mining, man made structures, and failed water impoundments from the late 1800s changed the face of history for this spectacular alpine fishery. As an owner and broker of M4 Ranch Group, I have been blessed in so many ways, including getting to work with clients who can see past what is to what was, or—even better—what could be. This stretch of stream in the San Juans is a perfect example of what was and what could be.

Death of a Stream

At the heart of this success story is a 160-acre placer claim, staked out in the late 1800s. In subsequent years, following the path of so many similar parcels in the West, it was subdivided into eight different tracts of land, each bought and sold numerous times. Mining development and water impoundments built to supply hydro power to what was hoped would be one of the San Juan’s premier ore processing locations, contributed to the stream’s loss of habitat. Typical of the time, the mining build-up was merely an opportunity for salesmen to hawk investments, stocks or options back east. Few of the regions ever saw real gold production or profits other than through the fleecing of long-distance investors. At the turn of the twentieth century, this locale was heavily improved with mill houses, hydro power, and a mining camp, but little to no ore was processed. With depleting investments and no significant gold strikes, the buildings slowly disappeared, board by board. The large water impoundment upstream held back water and gathered sediment year after year. Eventually the dam failed,

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cascading thousands upon thousands of cubic feet of water and accumulated years of sediment onto the valley floor. With the instant deposit of decades of aggregate, the stream lost its ability to maintain bank stability and deep water habitat. Huge deposits of sediment allowed the stream to move anywhere it desired with each and every high water event. Although it still flowed through a spectacularly beautiful location, the stream suffered from the ailments of the era’s mining history, loss of habitat and failed continuity of land ownership. Over the decades, it seemed impossible that this fishery would ever recover.

Along Comes a Hero!

Rarely are land investors willing to envision change and work overtime to make that vision happen. Fortunately, such was not the case in this instance. More than eight years and numerous transactions later, the new owner (who admirably desires anonymity regarding this project) has reinstated sole ownership of the 160-acre placer claim and added two additional contiguous mining claims. Now, with continuity of land ownership, the dream of stream restoration work has begun. The challenges are great. With a tract of land containing over 2.5 miles of private stream, a waterfall, three lakes and timbered bottoms, the owner is facing the hurdles of no stream stability, a heavy bedload situation and elevated aluminum levels in the water.

“Now, with continuity of land ownership, the dream of stream restoration work has begun.”

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River Restoration Magic

The biggest part of a successful river project is to build the right team, beginning with the vital role of the hydrologist—what I like to call the river architect. Along with the hydrologist comes a reputable wetlands delineation team, several permitting agencies and perhaps

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the single most important aspect of the team, an able construction crew. You can design and permit the best river plans in the world, but if you don’t find the right “artist on an excavator,” your dream restoration project is likely to fall far short of the desired outcome. River restoration is literally comparable to the whispering voice heard in the famous movie, Field of Dreams: “If you build it, they will come.” When you stabilize a stream, you allow it to maintain an incised channel. By building structures like self-cleaning holes, point breaks, Ws and fish houses, you provide places for fish to live out the cold winter temperatures, places to spawn, places to grow older and thus bigger. You allow the necessary stream vegetation to grow and insects to thrive, both above and below the water line. “If you build it, they will come.” Many alpine streams have a high percentage of slope and see very high water events; spring melt and heavy rain can create dramatic flow variations. Building for these 100- or even 500-year events is a feat in itself. These conditions require a great deal of engineering and significant amount of structure to maintain the stream’s viability in heavy water events. Large rocks and stumps are often used to build interwoven structures that control stream width and bank stabilization. On this particular project, over 3,000 rocks, each measuring over 3 feet square, will be the building blocks of habitat. Moving many thousands of yards of aggregate, the design and build team will restructure the historic stream channel, stabilize its banks and confine the river’s bank full width, thus providing the necessary deep water habitat, new growth on the banks and improved overall stream health.

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While these types of projects are not cheap, neither is buying land with a premier river. In today’s world, it truly is less expensive to build a better river than to find the elusive existing strip of “perfect” trout stream. While history has greatly changed the channels and viability of many of the streams in the San Juans, the passionate commitment to proper stewardship by a growing number of today’s landowners is making tremendous strides toward improvement. Stream improvements on one parcel of private land benefits not only the improved land, but the entire river system. A quality river project is like building a fish hatchery. Biologists have documented trout migrating many miles in river systems in the West. With improved habitat comes increased populations and with increased populations comes migration, as smaller fish eventually relocate to other areas with less competition. M4 Ranch Group has been proud to work with such buyers who define the phrase Along Comes a Hero. When private or public funds restore depleted fisheries, mile upon mile of stream benefits from those efforts. When you see these projects, realize the benefit to all: the habitat, the fish species, and the sportsman. So if you ever run across a stream project’s land owner, a hydrologist, a wetlandmitigation team or even a rough and tough ‘Artist on an Excavator,” you might just stop and give them a hug!

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Amazing American Basin L ake City, CO

Claiming the highest address in the lower 48 states this custom log home sits on 4.95 ± acres located at the historical Tabasco Mill site on beautiful Cinnamon Pass, giving way to stunning 360 degree views of nature’s wonderland, including the famous American Basin and Handies Peak, all which is surrounded by BLM land. The 1,472± square foot off the grid cabin has all the creature comforts you will need. • • • • • •

1,472 ± Sq. Ft. 4.945 ± Acres Master Loft Sleeping Area & 1 Bath Solar System Water Purification System On Cinnamon Pass at the Historical Tabasco Mill Site

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Lake front lot located just minutes from Lake City. Perched on the edge of Lake San Cristobal, Colorado’s second largest natural lake, this lot is bordered by public lands and has year round access on a county maintained road. Enjoy outstanding views of the lake and surrounding mountains and the abundant outdoor recreation activities that area has to offer such as fishing, hiking, four wheel driving on the Alpine Loop, and more. • • • •

4.25 ±Acres On the Alpine Loop Rare property on Lake San Cristobal Water Front

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Tack Shed L ake City, CO

The Tack Shed was once, literally, an equestrian “tack shed” built for the well-known Lakeview Resort on Lake San Cristobal. The Tack Shed location is one of only three parcels of property in the area that has totally unobstructed views of the Sleeping Ute Mountain Range. This special location has provided enjoyment for thousands of guests over the years and is one of the most photographed places for families and friends in Lake City. Whether saddling up for a trail ride, watching the sun rise or set over the lake or taking a family video, lifelong memories have been made here over many years. The new owner has taken this captivating structure and location and created an absolute dream home with amazing views and privacy. From the custom kitchen and tiled baths to the detailed and meticulous design - exceptional has been the result.

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Magnificent Mountain A crea ge L ake City, CO

The beautiful and versatile 10.96 ± acres in a small subdivision just 20 minutes from Lake City has everything the ideal Colorado property should have: views, two private lakes full of fish, huge trees, level home sites with underground electric, phone and a well, all in a easily accessible location on a year-round county road.The property is on the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway and is close to public lands access for four-wheeling, hiking, fishing and more! • • • •

Situated on the Alpine Loop Stocked Pond Underground electric Beautiful home site

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L ake City, CO

This could be the vacation home location of your dreams. This property offers you 800 ± feet of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, which provides exceptional private fishing. Big views of Round Top and Red Mountain can be seen from multiple vantage points and potential home sites along with breathtaking views of the canyon walls on the property. Feels like country living yet close to town. Easy access from Highway 149 and no covenants. The property has year round access and maintained roads.This is the ultimate property with river, views and privacy! Owner Financing. • • •

10.77 ± acre Close to Lake City Water front

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Lake San Cristobal Island L ake City, CO

The Island on Lake San Cristobal boasts a highly coveted home site which features unparalleled and unobstructed views of Colorado’s second largest natural lake.The 10.3 ± acre island has its own boat dock with four spaces, a beautifully constructed boat house with storage space, and wonderful lake fishing spots. Enjoy views from the other smaller islands or from the lighted steel cable bridge that connects the three pieces of land. A well is in place and underground electric to the property has recently been added. All this beauty is only minutes from the town of Lake City and its amenities. Great stream fishing is located just a half mile from the island as is a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities. • • • • • • •

10.3± acres Boat house with storage Boat dock with four slips Steel cable bridge Well in place Underground electric Beautiful home site

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Truchas R anch L ake City, CO

The Ranch hosts 4,000 ± ft. of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River on 39 ± acres that complement an expertly designed and executed trout lake filled with line-breaking rainbows and brown trout. While an astounding fishing property, this ranch will also overwhelm you with its high alpine San Juan Mountain views and local recreational opportunities. • • • • • • •

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39 ± acres 4,000 ± ft. of Lake Fork of the Gunnison River Expertly designed, stocked trout lake Easy property access 5 minutes to Lake San Cristobal; 15 minutes to downtown Lake City Exceptional home sites Existing water well and storage shed

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This exquisite 4 bedroom, 4 bath cabin located in Blue Mesa Estates is a true gem located in the heart of Colorado. Sitting on 10± acres with a private gated entrance, this 4,133± sq. ft. home is full of luxurious amenities and borders public land. Stunning floor to ceiling windows in living area allow for spectacular views of the West Elk Mountain Range. A floor to ceiling fireplace sets as a beautiful centerpiece for warm family nights. The gourmet kitchen has center island and custom cabinets. Tongue and groove pine ceilings are found throughout the home, as well as beautiful slate and hardwood floors. The upstairs has a huge game room that overlooks the living area is accented by a custom wrought iron railing. There are three additional bedrooms located upstairs. The master bedroom is on the main level with impressive on-suite featuring jetted tub and slate shower. The master also has a custom wood-burning fireplace. There is a screened in porch off the dining/living area with trex decking and views of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The property also includes a carport and 1,074± sq. foot three car garage.

Mountain Chateau Gunnison , CO

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Mountain Elegance South Fork , CO

This unique property consists of 38Âą acres that borders Unit 80 and forest service with breathtaking views of Bennett Peak and Horseshoe Mountain. The exquisite home has over 6,000 square feet of living space not counting a four car garage, and over 2,200 square feet of decks and porches. The entire home is on one level and has a large open living area that opens into the gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops, double ovens, gas stove, breakfast bar, and island and oversized pantry! Just off of the kitchen is a formal dining area and a separate breakfast nook. If outdoor cooking is your hobby, step outside to the covered porch with stamped concrete and built in outdoor grill to enjoy dinner while watching elk and deer graze on the hillsides! The entire home is on one level and the master suite is complete with a fireplace, a private deck, and massive walk AROUND closet (with a built in ironing board). The master bathroom has both a walk in shower and a Jacuzzi tub with double sinks. In addition there are four guest bedrooms, (with two additional Jack and Jill bathrooms) as well as a large separate office. Just down the hall is a spacious rec room (which can double as a man cave) and next to that there is an indoor 18 x 33 foot swimming pool, an indoor sauna, an indoor hot tub and a climbing wall! The house also has two laundry room areas. The heating system throughout the home is Hot water in floor natural gas radiant heat as well as two well place gas log fireplaces.

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Enjoy luxury living in a stunning remote mountain location with plenty of room to play! A beautifully constructed log home sits on 160 ± acres complete with a private lake, surrounded by BLM and National Forest lands. The cabin’s well designed kitchen features a large range and island bar as well as the adjacent open dining and living areas. The lower level of the home is great for relaxing after a day of outdoor activities and has lots of extra sleeping space. On warm summer evenings, entertain on the spectacular wrap around porch, complete with stone grill and rotisserie. Seasonally accessible. • • • • • •

160 ± acres Private lake Completely surrounded by public lands Located in Big Game Unit 66 1,450 ± sq. ft. cabin Seasonally accessible

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Stunning Hillside Log Home Creede, CO

Sitting just outside of Creede, Colorado at the end of a private road adjacent to National Forest is a five bedroom, four bath masterpiece, offering you luxurious indoor/ outdoor living. An impressive yard, several decks, fire pit, detached oversized 2 car garage and storage shed round out the outdoor space along with nature’s beauty. • • • • • • • •

3,681 ± Sq. Ft. with Detached 2 Car Garage 7.19 ±Acres 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath 2 Master Suites Adjacent to National Forest Landscaped with Sprinklers Several Decks and a Patio with Fire Pit Incredible Views

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M a g nificent R iver Front R etreat South Fork , CO

This stunning home is situated on 14.98 ¹ acres, on a private stretch of the Rio Grande River! Step into the main entrance through a massive hand carved door into the living area with floor to ceiling windows to afford the magnificent views of the river and mountains. The entire main floor is situated with a magnificent two story high river rock fireplace centered in the middle of all of the main rooms and as the focal point. The main floor has two large guest bedrooms, each with its own outside access, and a large guest bathroom. The gourmet kitchen features ceramic tile throughout the countertops, top of the line Viking appliances, including a commercial sized side by side refrigerator/freezer, 10 burner propane stove, double ovens and griddle top. The butler’s pantry includes ample room for food storage, a large utility sink, and a 3/4 bath shower, and washer and dryer. There is a guest half bath between the living area and the kitchen, a conversation area that is conveniently located to the side of the kitchen which then opens into a formal dining and wet bar area. The second floor is home to the master suite that has an office area, private deck overlooking the river, a gas log fireplace, oversized walk in closet with a large lighted vanity area, bathroom with oversized walk in shower, and hand painted sinks. There is a guest apartment located over a separate two car garage/shop, which is another home unto itself. The two homes are built around a wonderful pond and many trees while the main home also backs up to the river itself, affording peace and quiet in the privacy of your small acreage.

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Hidden River Home

L ake City, CO

Hidden just off of the highway and perched above the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River is a stunning home on 5.37 ± acres with 900 ± feet of river frontage. At 6,460± sq. ft. with six bedrooms and five and a half baths, there is plenty of room for family and friends. Upon walking in the front door, the large living area greets guests with a two story stone fireplace. The open living area leads to the beautiful kitchen, complete with river rock accents, large island, plenty of storage and rustic style tin ceiling. Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area with large windows, perfect for enjoying the views while enjoying a meal. Also on the main floor is a spacious master suite with deck access and luxurious bathroom. Local mountain scenes adorn the large walk in shower’s sandblasted glass and the large walk-in closet boasts lots of storage. As luxurious as the main living floor is, the basement level offers its own type of luxury combined with comfortable living. Its master bedroom offers deck access and features four built-in bunk beds. The large game room and bar create a great atmosphere for entertaining or relaxing. Also on the walk-out basement level are an exercise room, large mud room, laundry room, guest bathroom and large, heated 2 car garage.The third floor is home to four bedrooms, two baths and a loft. The 3,000 ± sq. ft. deck and impeccably manicured lawn create additional opportunities for entertaining or just taking in the breathtaking views of the mountains and river.

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Home on R io Grande South Fork , CO

Magnificent log home built only steps from the Rio Grande River. This custom home has four bedrooms with an additional recreation room on the Master suite wing that could be used for additional sleeping space. The Master suite is on the main floor and includes a gas log fireplace in the bedroom, a large bathroom with double sinks, Jacuzzi tub, separate tiled walk in shower, large walk in closet, and an exercise room. The main floor also includes a sunken formal dining area, glassed in breakfast nook that overlooks the river, living room, gourmet kitchen (complete with Butler’s pantry), office, oversized laundry/utility room, oversized three car garage and additional 15 x 20 finished shop. Much of the home is floored with Australian Cypress flooring and the entire home has a security system. The upstairs, accessed by half log open staircase, has more office space, three guest bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. The entire home is situated on a spacious 2.18 ± acres and is beautifully landscaped with mature aspen trees, pine trees, and breathtaking perennial flower gardens all around the home. The back of the home is on over 250 feet of private gold medal river frontage.The home is on it’s own 15 gpm augmented well and city sewer system. Heating is provided using highly efficient ETS systems, electric baseboard and wood and gas log fireplaces. Fiber optic internet is now available as well! Outside porch areas face the Rio Grande River and are expansive and beautiful.

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Grande Splendor Creede, CO

This breathtaking log home is detailed with every comfort of luxurious living, making it easy to sit back, relax, and take in the huge views out every window. Main floor is home to the sun room, grand dining room, custom designed kitchen, guest bed and bath, and lofted sitting room--all extensions off a spacious open living space with two floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces and hardwood floors. The lower level includes master bed and bath, additional stone fireplace, den with built-in bookshelves and surround sound, laundry room, exercise room, and over-size garage. Large stone patio, outdoor fireplace, and wraparound porches all work to double your available living space in the warmer months. Let your guests relax in luxury in the detached guest home housed above 3-car garage and greenhouse. Guest space is complete with full kitchen, large bed and bath, wood stove, billiards table, slate entryway, and large windows. All this with unbelievable views of Bristol Head and the Rio Grande in every direction, and conveniently located between Creede and Lake City.

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Rock of Ages

Creede, CO

Seldom do you find a Mountain Estate on 16.45 ± acres with a location and serenity that rivals the quality of the construction and modern ambiance. Meticulous attention to detail highlight the spectacular indoor and outdoor living spaces. This home is offgrid, giving you unsurpassed independence of others while sacrificing nothing in modern conveniences. This home of 3,720± sq. ft. features a large open living area with vaulted ceilings made of gorgeous pine beetle-kill tongue and groove and exposed log beams. Wide, oak plank flooring is present in the sitting area. An exceptional flow-through stone fireplace extends from the main floor up into the office/loft area. The main level master bedroom has its own cozy fireplace and sitting area, attached is an astonishing master bath that includes a claw foot tub, custom sinks, counter-tops, and rock shower. Many extraordinary custom touches throughout including Heartland appliances and custom cabinets in the kitchen. Two guest rooms and a bathroom are upstairs. A covered deck connects the main house to a three car garage with a two bedroom one bath guest quarters above with spectacular views and another stunning rock fireplace.

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Western Ranch Big Game Licenses WRITTEN BY DAN MURPHY—OWNER/BROKER OF M4 RANCH GROUP

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he West offers so many extraordinary things, from big peaks to big views to the exceptional big game. If you are interested in buying a western ranch with a goal of enjoying quality big game hunting, you need to understand how each western state regulates private land owner hunting opportunities.

First look at size of the ranch, terrain, bedding, grazing, herd migration, and elevations. Is it large enough to control migration routes of the regions herds? Does the herd on the ranch you’re buying live on deeded ground for the bulk of the hunting seasons? Ranches that hold regional herds are considered ‘sanctuary ranches’ and are few and far between. ‘Sanctuary ranches’ typically have large deeded acreage and are represented by an equally significant price tag. The west still offers many quality hunting ranches that do not control the herd for the bulk of the hunting season. When researching these ranches it is crucial to concentrate on the state’s Game Management Units (GMU’s) or wildlife management area plan. Western states offer a wide variety of private land owner participation for acquiring big game licenses. Each state also manages different areas for specific big game management criteria. These management types are typically designed for three basic goals, quality herds, quality experience or high opportunity participation.

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The high opportunity participation (Open Units) plan in GMU’s or wildlife areas concentrate on heavy hunter participation, providing more opportunity for more hunters. However, characteristically these types of GMU’s typically produce a lesser herd quality with fewer mature animals. Other areas in the western states managed for quality herds or quality experience, are typically more limited or draw tag hunting units. These areas see fewer hunter numbers, therefor statistically higher ratios of males to females as well as more mature animals. For many, this leads to a higher quality hunting experience. If researching a ranch in a more limited GMU or area, you should determine the herd counts, sex ratios and herd compositions of that unit. These issues are a critical part to determining the quality of the unit. Once you have found a quality ranch in a quality unit you then have a few options for acquiring land owner big game tags. If you are a nonresident Ranch owner and wish to acquire tags for these quality managed units, you basically have two options: Option 1: Participate in the states limited drawing systems as an individual, each western state provides a variety of processes, some use preference point systems, some use a weighted draw system, some use a pay to play option, some are just luck. Option 2: Learn your states Land Owner Draw system. These Land Owner License systems vary from state to state just as the private hunter draw system vary from state to state. Each state offers some sort of land owner participation, some states favor the land owner, some don’t, having a better understanding of these programs, the qualifications and the processes to register your ranch, apply for tags and working within the rules of the state’s system are imperative. For example: New Mexico manages the state under an E-Plus program built on two criteria, one is ranches within the C.O.E.R. or Core Occupied Elk Range and those ranches located outside the C.O.E.R. areas. The ranches in the C.O.E.R area can provide both private land only big game certificates and unit wide certificates. This is a HUGE factor in using the neighboring wilderness areas and neighboring public lands in addition to your ranch for quality hunting. If you are buying a large and secure ranch but it is not a ranch that controls the whole herd during the whole season, then these types of unit wide tags are a monumental benefit to your ranch. If your ranch is outside the C.O.E.R. area the land owner tags are predominately private land only tags. If you border public lands with exceptional habitat and herds, 70

you cannot use your land owner preference to hunt outside your deeded ground. In Colorado the Land Owner System is very different, Colorado’s LPP (Landowner Preference Program) is based on ranches that are greater than 160 consecutive acres. These properties must be designated for agriculture use, providing habitat for the species of wildlife for more than six months and one day a year. These qualifying ranches are also subject to inspection by the local Division of Wildlife Manager or DWM’s to verify your ranch can and does qualify. Once you are in the Colorado LPP program your ranch applies individually to acquire tags issued in each

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unit. For the mountain regions of Colorado the land owner set aside tags represent 10 percent of the total tags issued in any given unit. The more limited the unit the better the game the fewer the tags. Each ranch, depending on its size, gets a number of 1st choice applications for each big game species that resides on the land. The Colorado system, like every other state, is not perfect but it does work off the preference point system which allows your ranch to know statistically when it will draw a very high demand premier big game tag. Each state offers some type of ranch participation when it comes to big game hunting. It is important to remember

each state highly encourages or even requires public hunters have access to hunt your private deeded ground through the use of Land Owner Participation big game tags. Once again the most important factor is to learn your state regulations, your prospective areas herd health, and the draw system. Or you can seek out an experienced ranch broker that works to better understand the nuances of each ranch, its area and why that particular ranch meets your end goals. M4 Ranch Group is one of those Western Ranch Companies that concentrates its efforts on understanding these key issues and understanding what it means to “Experience the West�.

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C urrecanti

Lake R anch Gunnison, CO A R anch Community

Curecanti Lake Ranches, are located in Southwestern Colorado San Juan Mountains sitting on the north side of Curecanti National Park overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado’s largest body of water. The seven 35± acre unimproved ranches that comprise Curecanti Lake Ranches are surrounded by public BLM lands and nestled below the nationally famous West Elk Wilderness Area which is home of 400,000 acres of wilderness adventure. The ranches sits in the middle of Colorado’s most exciting attributes. There is hiking, riding high alpine peaks, rafting and float fishing , boating on the state’s largest body of water which is located just our your front door or skiing on Crested Butte’s renowned ski runs which just a short 40 minute drive away. The Ranch is conveniently located just 10± miles outside of the small mountain cowboy/college town of Gunnison Colorado, home to exceptional air travel at the Gunnison Valley Airport, excellent health care and the upbeat atmosphere of Western State Colorado College University. This ranch is the ultimate base location to launch your western lifestyle.

Parcel 7 - 35 ± Acres

$200,000

Parcel 8 - 35 ± Acres

$225,000

Parcel 5

$450,000

Parcel 4 - 35 ± Acres

$475,000

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Parcel 6 - 35 ± Acres

Parcel 2

- 35 ± Acres

$300,000

Parcel 3 - 35 ± Acres

$375,000

$495,000

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C e bolla

Fishing C lub Powderhorn, CO A R anch Community

Cebolla Club is a legend among the Colorado fishing communities with limited building and unlimited streams. Some call this portion of the Cebolla River “The Oasis,” and it becomes obvious why when entering the fishing club from the high bluffs and timbered ridges. The brilliant green of the river bottom shimmers against the high canyon walls and sage covered hillsides. Cebolla Club offers one of the best fishing values in the trout fishing region. With over 6 miles of differing habitat, you can fish nymphs in fast, tight canyons or drag streamers in meandering ox bows. Native brown trout and rainbows fill the stream for your fly-fishing delight. The unique location of this “Oasis” is conveniently located 40 minutes from Lake City and Gunnison, Colorado. The full family membership includes a riverfront deeded 35 acre buildable parcel, a common club house and a full time caretaker. Family Legacy is the best description of Cebolla River Ranches; many of the founding families still proudly call this their private getaway. Seldom do you find a fishing property that is so tranquil and has such dynamic recreation.

$595,000

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Wheel Gap Estates Creede , CO

Sitting 4 miles South of Creede is an incredible 35 ± acre parcel in the exclusive Wagon Wheel Gap Estates, with this incredible property comes walk in private access to one side of 2± miles of the Rio Grande River on the world famous LaGarita Ranch consisting of some of the “finest” world class fishing, a trout fishing dream. The property is prepped for building your dream cabin, with a road in place, well (water line is run from the upper home site to a lower guest house site), and power. The property is backed into United States Forest Service lands to give you lots of privacy and room to roam. This is truly a rare opportunity to invest on a smaller scale while attaining huge recreational benefits.

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Wagon

$599,000

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Willow Creek R anch Gunnison, CO

Seasonally lakefront property on Blue Mesa Reservoir has gorgeous views and has the seasonal Willow Creek running through. This 100 ± acre ranch is surrounded by public lands and located in Big Game Unit 67. It is a perfect recreational ranch for those looking for year round access with close proximity to all the amenities Gunnison has to offer. Power is currently run to the property. • • • • • • •

100 ± acres Year-round access Seasonal Willow Creek Lakefront when reservoir is at full capacity Located in Big Game Unit 67 Surrounded by public land Power runs to property

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Sanctuar y Powderhorn, CO

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$399,000

A spectacular piece of property located in Powderhorn, Colorado with Cebolla Creek running through it. The 35±Acres of heavily wooded land is adjoined on three sides by public land making this a great opportunity for recreational use as well as a private and secluded get-away. The property adjoins the Mason Wildlife Area boasting an additional mile of fishing on the renowned Cebolla Creek. • • • • •

35 ± Acres, with Three Sides Adjoining Public Land 1,507 ± Sq. Ft. Main Cabin 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath 776± Sq. Ft. Guest Cabin 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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C olorado

This 560.96± acre ranch is located just south of Gunnison in the famous Southwest Colorado Rockies. The ranch features open vistas, rolling terrain and spectacular views. Very reasonably priced acreage for a wildlife enthusiast and sportsman, providing an exceptional base of operations for an outdoor lifestyle. For the hunter the acreage provides access to a select group of land owner big game license, and limitless hunting on adjoining public lands. For the off highway vehicle enthusiast, mountain biker, hiker and astronomer the sky is the limit for recreation on this semi remote mountain ranch parcel.

Mountain A crea ge Gunnison, CO

Undeveloped Acreage

Offering Unlimited Outdoor Recreation Ridges and Rolling Sage Brush

$450,000

E nd of the Road R anch Powderhorn, CO

A 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 40 ± acres could be the vacation home location of your dreams. The property has year round access and maintained roads as well as an absolutely lovely cabin - remodeled and never lived in - featuring vaulted great room, custom kitchen, pine ceilings and rock fireplace. The cabin and property are located literally at the end of the road. Imagine having a back yard that encompasses tens of thousands of BLM acres. • • •

1,779 ± sq. ft. Quiet location at the end of a road Borders public lands

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Main R anch Del Norte, CO

Breathtaking views of the San Juan and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges. Just minutes from the legendary snows of Wolf Creek Ski Area and the highly acclaimed Rio Grande Golf Club. For the sportsman, enjoy the Rio Grande River Gold Medal fly fishing or millions of acres of public lands. • • • • •

373.89 ± acres Access to thousands of acres of public lands for trail rides Breathtaking views of San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains Convenient to Wolf Creek Ski Area and Rio Grande Golf Club Water rights and pasture $625,000

Road R anch Del Norte, CO

A 321.32± ranch perfectly suited for the horse lover or the gentleman cattle rancher. Located between South Fork and Del Norte, minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area and the highly acclaimed Rio Grande Golf Club. • • • • •

321.32± acres Central between South Fork and Del Norte Rio Grande gold medal fly-fishing close by Giant views of San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Ranges Water rights to be conveyed with ranch

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S alter Y

Located roughly 20 minutes outside of the small mountain town of Dolores, Colorado, home to the McPhee Reservoir, the largest reservoir within the San Juan National Forest and second-largest in Colorado. Salter Y Ranch is a seasonal, off-grid hunter’s paradise. Bordering the San Juan National Forest it has spectacular views of Haystack Mountain. Mature Ponderosa pines and significant Aspen coverage, and a wide variety wildlife cover the ranch. Summers Reservoir is located on the ranch with several small tanks scattered throughout this 345± acre ranch.

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Creede, CO

345.92± acres Summers Reservoir Located on Ranch Bordering the San Juan National Forest

$899,000

Boasting breathtaking views of the Rio Grande River from the property, this 148.7 ± acre ranch also boasts a nearly 4 ± acre trout pond. • • • • • •

148.7 ± acres Views of Rio Grande River, Bristol Head, and Eagle’s Nest Resident herd of bighorn sheep, and frequented by deer & Elk herds Hunting cabin with electricity, water, and septic Potential to purchase additional contiguous acreage creating opportunity for landowner tags in trophy game management unit 76 Borders Forest Service $899,000

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P owderhorn Mesa R anch Powderhorn, CO

Fabulous recreational family ranch. With a 1,340 ± sq. ft. mountain cabin and 447 ± acres that provide on site recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, kayaking, rock climbing, OHVing and more, this is the perfect secluded getaway for family and friends looking to escape traffic, stress, and crowds. • • • • • • •

447 ± acres 3 wells; one for house and one for each pond Mountain biking and hiking trails throughout property Convenient to rivers for both fishing and white water kayaking Nearby Blue Mesa Reservoir allows for great boating Borders BLM land 1,340 ±- sq. ft. cabin, 3 beds, 1 bath

$1,125,000

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P owderhorn Creek R anch Powderhorn, CO

Located in one of Colorado’s exceptional valleys, this 200 ± acre ranch backs up to public lands and an additional 62,250 ± protected acres of Powderhorn Wilderness Area. The prime location, along with the frontier style house, oversized garage and guest quarters, full equestrian facilities, work shop, hay meadows and water rights all combine to make this a spectacular place to play as well as a quintessential western mountain ranch. • • • • • • • •

200 ± acres Located in world famous Big Game Unit 66 Main home, with 3 beds, 2 baths; oversized garage; guest quarters Irrigated hay meadows Water rights Work shop Full equestrian facilities Backs into the 62,250 ± protected acres of Powderhorn Wilderness Area.

$1,395,000

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H orse Creek R anch

Located 11± miles outside of the town of Paonia, Colorado in a stunning Rocky Mountain setting is the Horse Creek Ranch. The seasonal ranch is comprised of 500± acres and borders the Gunnison National Forest giving way to a true Rocky Mountain experience. The Ranch offers an off grid 1,273± square foot 3 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with a separate 576± square foot bunkhouse and a 600± square foot equipment shed. Backed into the West Elk Wilderness Area and nestled below Gunnison Peak in GMU 53 providing fantastic elk, deer and bear hunting. The ranch has Horse Creek and Minnesota Creek running through it along with two stock ponds and a ½ ± acre trout pond. Amazing views of Mt. Gunnison and the West Elks accompanied by gorgeous Aspens and Spruce trees all at around 8,800± feet.

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500± acres, Off Grid 1,273± sq. ft Main Cabin, 576± sq. ft. Bunkhouse, 600± sq. ft. Shed 2 Creeks Running Through Property 1/2± acre Trout Pond, Lots of Wildlife

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T en Grand R anch

Powderhorn, CO

If you are searching for a mountain property embedded in the true west, a ranch with big skies, crisp starlit nights, quality wildlife, serenity, privacy, and comfort, look no further! Ten Grand Ranch provides all of those qualities and more. The ranch sets in over one million acres of the exceptionally managed Big Game Unit 66. A robust wildlife migration passes through the ranch during the prime big game seasons, making this ranch one of the most spectacular hunting properties in one of Colorado’s finest big game units. The cabin, which includes designer furnishings, is accented with cherry wood floors, vaulted pine ceilings, exposed log beams, handcrafted log railings and a rock fireplace. The property also has a deep well and water system with a 5,000 gallon storage tank inside a secure building, a buried 850 gallon propane tank, and a fenced perimeter. This home is efficient to maintain yet has class comforts, character, and a mountain feel. • • • • • •

180 ± Acres on Willow Creek 1,548 ± sq. ft. Log Cabin with garage 520 ± sq. ft. Bunk house Historic Trapper’s Cabin Big Game Unit 66 Water & Mineral Rights

$1,489,000

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G reen Mountain R anch

Gunnison, CO

Located just 15 minutes to the east of historical Gunnison, Colorado, Green Mountain Ranch is comprised of 2,355± acres of timbered ridges and rolling sage brush. Overlooking Gunnison valley with views of fossil ridge all the way to Mount Crested Butte with huge peak views, this is an exceptional investment property. The ranch is fully conserved with 10 site locations; 6 of which have 35 acre sites with a 5 acre development area. Located in premiere hunting unit 67, and currently in the land owner big game preference program, Green Mountain Ranch has an abundance of wildlife including elk, mule deer, and antelope. The entire property is completely fenced, and is currently under Ag status with cattle grazing leases and improved springs. • • • •

2,355.71 ± acres Fully Conserved with 10 Home Sites Currently in the land owner big game reference program Located in premiere hunting unit 67

$1,899,000

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Located southeast of Del Norte is a breathtaking ranch sitting on 1,740.78± deeded acres with abundant rock out-cropping and canyons. With spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, this ranch borders and includes an additional 640 ± acre state lease which becomes a total of over 2,380 ± acres. • • • • • • •

P ronghorn

1,740.78 ± acres Acres of rock out-croppings and historic canyons Area home to trophy mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, fox, coyote and a plethora of seasonal and local birds Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, backpacking, winter skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and camping Convenient to Penitente Canyon Large views of Sangre de Cristo mountain range Bordering an additional 640 ± acre state lease, which expands to over 2,380 ± acres

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Del Norte, CO

$1,995,000

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C rooked Creek R anch

Creede, CO

Crooked Creek is a must for your “Bucket List.” The magnificent ranch of Crooked Creek overlooks the upper end of the Rio Grande Valley and the majority of this 235.80 ± acre ranch has commanding views of the mountain range known as “Bristol Head.” The higher elevation tracts also afford a select view of the headwaters of the Rio Grande River. The Continental Divide is at your back door and the tremendous mountain ranges top out at nearly 12,000 feet. Fresh mountain lakes and streams abound, providing an excellent habitat for all species of wildlife. With access to the Rio Grande Reservoir, as well as, miles and miles of BLM land just outside your door, this is a dream come true – especially for the outdoor enthusiast. (This property was affected by the Papoose fire in 2013)

$2,750,000

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Privacy, year-round accessibility, and Colorado views are key factors to the 911.92± acres that make up the Sapinero Ranch. Located just 22± miles west of Gunnison, Colorado and 39± miles east of Montrose, Colorado.The ranch starts at an elevation of 7,600± ft. and rises to a height of 8,400± ft.The Sapinero Ranch offers exceptional views of the West Elk Mountain Range, the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River basin, Curecanti National Park and the world famous Pinnacle Rock formation located on the shores of Colorado’s largest body of water, the Blue Mesa Reservoir. The west ranch gate is located 2± miles from the Lake Fork Marina providing excellent boating access onto one of Colorado’s finest fresh water fisheries that holds many of the state fishing records. Rolling terrain, gamble oak, sage and pine forest make up the entirety of the Sapinero Ranch. Located in Big Game Unit 66, this piece of land is nestled in one of the finest big game units in Colorado, offering exceptional wildlife. The ranch is in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Big Game Land Owner Preference Program, giving the ranch owner the possibility to enjoy hunting this exclusive ranch and unit year after year. The Ranch is fully conserved with several amazing building sites. This is a great opportunity to own an amazing tract of land that has endless recreational opportunities.

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911.92 ± acres Big Game Unit 66 View of Blue Mesa Reservoir

$2,800,000

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G ateway R anch

Powderhorn, CO

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The Gateway Ranch consist of 41± deeded acres, 7/10 ± miles of river frontage with two well stocked lakes and 2± miles of class A river out your front door. This property is accented with an amazing home built in 2010 that is well suited for this spectacular property and quaint guest quarters. Perched on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River this magnificent ranch offers luxurious living both inside and out. The first floor living area features wood floors, an open gourmet kitchen /dining area and a large living area complete with floor to ceiling stone fireplace. It also accommodates the master suite, guest bedroom and additional bath with separate laundry room. The screened in porch overlooks the river along with another outdoor deck that completes the outdoor home experience. Upstairs embraces another living area, guest bedroom with private deck and bathroom.

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The home optimizes the beautiful views with its open floor plan, numerous windows and wonderful decks. Sitting right behind the main house is a 2 bedroom/2 bath guest house with the atmosphere of a luxury ranch house. Open living/dining area, wood floors with an extraordinary stone fireplace. • • • • • • •

41 ± acres 7/10 ± mile of Lake Fork of the Gunnison River frontage 2 stocked lakes Main house with 3,126± sq. ft. and three bedrooms, 3.5 baths Two bedroom, two bath guest house Located in Unit 66 2 ± miles of the Lake Fork River $2,995,000

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P iedra Fork s R anch Pagosa Springs , CO

The Piedra Forks Ranch is a Fly Fishing haven.The ranch is comprised of 169.32± acres of wilderness, meadows, and live water. Offering numerous fishing arenas with 1.2± miles of the East Fork River and .73± miles of the Middle Fork River. There is a 1.23± acre lake on the ranch. The ranch offers breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and Weminuche Range. Impressive improvements include a 2,976± square foot main home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. This stunning log home is perched on one of the highest points of the ranch. The home has been recognized in both the Smithsonian and Sunset magazines. The home was designed by Peter H. Dominick Jr., a distinguished graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. It offers an inviting open floor plan, captivating rock fireplace, tons of windows that provide the home with an abundance of natural light. Sunrise and sunset porches for amazing viewing and a cozy hot tub to enjoy the outdoors to its fullest. Additional ranch improvements include a 2 bedroom, 2 bath; 1,116± square foot guest home with an attached garage and amazing outdoor fireplace; 544± square foot 1 bed, 1 bath rustic cabin and finally a 1 room 360± square foot fishing cabin located right on the river bank of the East Fork of the Piedra River. The Ranch has a conservation easement to preserve its outstanding beauty, with an option left to still build an additional cabin and barn. $4,900,000

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I vord t R anch

Powderhorn, CO

Nestled between two breathtaking canyons, Ivordt Ranch is an end of the road, 680 ± acre sanctuary peppered with old growth spruce, Ponderosa pines, quaking aspens with close to 2 ± miles of willow-lined, trout-filled Powderhorn Creek cutting through lush irrigated hay meadows. 62,000± acres of the Powderhorn Wilderness await you at your fence line, with well managed heard of mule deer and elk in legendary Big Game Unit 66. This ranch is tailor made for a serious fishery enhancement, with water rights, elevation, slope, water source and natural terrain. Located halfway between Lake City and Gunnison, Ivordt Ranch has access to unlimited winter, summer, and fall recreation, creating the perfect mountain property. • 680 ± acres • 2 ± miles of Powderhorn Creek meandering throughout • Exceptional fishing • Noted to be some of the best mule deer and elk populations in the state of Colorado • Limited draw system controlling hunting pressure • Located halfway between Gunnison and Lake City • Unlimited winter, summer, and fall recreation • Adjacent to 62,250 ± acres of the Powderhorn Wilderness Area • Nestled between huge rock canyons • Peppered with old growth spruce, Ponderosa pines, and quaking aspens

$5,900,000

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Bucksnort R anch

L ake City, CO

Bucksnort Ranch is one of the most picturesque ranches, nestled in the San Juan Mountain Range directly under three 14,000 foot peaks, built at the foot of Velvet Mountain. The 184± acres sits on the valley floor of the Lake Fork River, banked by granite bluffs the ranch valley is home to just under 1 mile of the Lake Fork River. Few ranches offer a turnkey buyer opportunity; this ranch is one of the few. Bucksnort Ranch has a well laid out and useful improvement plan, hosting a very fitting custom built Swedish Cope log main home, an exceptional guest or caretaker home, lake camping cabin, heated shop, and equipment barn.

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184 ± deeded acres 4± acre trout lake 20.8 ± cfs of water rights. Swedish Log Home - 5 bedrooms 5.5 baths Guest House - 3 bedroom/2 bath Lake Cabin RV Site Shop & Barn Limited hunting Unit 66 Water Rights

$5,950,000

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Powderhorn, CO

Few ranches anywhere offer more than Rock Canyon Ranch. A pristine, all encompassing ranch with unparalleled fishing access. • • • • • • • • • •

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879 ± deeded acres .5 ± miles of live water 1 ± acre lake 24.25± cfs water rights Ditch rights & springs End of the road ranch Nestled in 80,000 ± public acres Backed into 61,000 ± acres of the Powderhorn Wilderness Area Located in Premier Big Game Unit 66 comprising of 575,000± acres and 890+/- square miles Ranch is qualified for Colorado P&W landowner application hunting licenses

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Improvements include: • Country Home - 4,706 ± sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath • Guest quarters - 1,050 ± sq. ft. • Garage-oversized 3 car • Horse stables - 2,352 ± sq. ft. • Equipment shed - 1,176 ± sq. ft.

$7,295,000

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L ake City , CO

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Red Cloud Ranch is comprised of 405.16± deeded acres nestled in a sea of public lands. The ranch lies on the Lake Fork River valley floor nestled below a skyline of 14,000 Ft. peaks. Offering timbered forest, open irrigated ranch meadows, two custom trout lakes and over 1.5± miles of exceptional trout stream. The ranch is the definition of a Rocky Mountain Paradise illustrating breathless views, renowned improvements with opportunity seldom found in the west. The 27,000± sq. ft. main lodge is constructed of giant logs and custom western accents throughout, 13 personal suites, 30’ moss rock stone fireplace, giant great room, commercial kitchen all accented by a spacious deck. The Ranch offers a complete retreat facility, from the 37,000± sq. ft. equestrian complex to the adventure high ropes course. Accompanied by seven custom dorms, five outstanding Swedish cope log homes, fully equipped in floor heated shop and work building & more. Seldom do you find this type of mountain property with constructed amenities to meet “any” size family or group.

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W olf Springs R anch Westcliffe , CO Wolf Springs Ranch is one of Colorado’s largest ranches, nestled under the high peaks of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains and extending across both Huerfano and Custer counties. Wolf Springs Ranch is its own vista, with 85± square miles of deeded ground rising from valley floors at elevations of between 7,500 and 9,500 feet, boasting 18,800± acres of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area. This ranch’s vast terrain varies from Pine-timbered canyons to Pinondotted mesas to rolling grass plains, providing the ideal habitat for all types of Colorado wildlife as well as cattle, bison and horses. This historic and iconic ranch provides some of the finest big game, elk & deer hunting the American West has to offer, with an estimated resident elk herd of over 1,000± in residence across the ranch. The ranch is a true sportsman’s paradise as is currently enrolled in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Ranching for Wildlife” program, which allows the ranch to set its own hunting seasons and weapons preferences with guaranteed licenses. Conveniently located in south-central Colorado,Wolf Springs delivers the best of both worlds: easy access to community amenities and a sense of infinite privacy.A 15-minute commute from cockpit to ranch, Wolf Springs lies 16 miles south of the mountain town of Westcliff, Colorado, which hosts the jet-capable Silver West Airport’s 7,000’ X 55’ paved air strip at 8,300’ of elevation. With over 55,486± deeded acres, this premier western legacy ranch represents opportunity to purchase a working ranch with an expansive western skyline that inspires the feeling of owning everything the light touches.

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have to admit I am spoiled. In my role with M4 Ranch Group, I regularly visit and experience the wonders of some of the finest ranches in the western United States. Having explored literally hundreds of ranching properties in the past two decades, I have learned to look beyond the majestic landscapes and finely appointed ranch homes to see the significant level of investment—emotional, financial and physical—that owners have made toward preserving a ranch’s history and lands, its legacy. Ranches deemed “legacy” ranches are steeped in historical significance, natural resources and bountiful wildlife. They are often the result of careful cultivation, great effort, passion and commitment to building a lasting monument to the ranching tradition of the West. In today’s world, where commodities and resources have become largely disposable, legacy ranches represent an impressive effort to maintain and protect not only a piece of the western frontier, but a way of life. In today’s culture of rapid-pace, multi-screen and readily available information, we often hear of big business tycoons, such as Ted Turner, who own hundreds of thousands of acres of ranchland but we do not consider their dedication to preserving the very heritage and life of those lands. Such accomplished people have invested financial resources needed to amass and protect these ever rarer legacy properties, iconic ranches such as the Wagner Ranch that spans the North Texas plain, the Vermejo Park Ranch of Northern New Mexico, the stunning Belle Ranch located in the antelope plains of New Mexico or the infamous King Ranch of South Texas. But seldom do you see a legacy ranch lying at the foot of 14,000-foot peaks or backed into 100,000s acres of public lands that include designated wilderness areas, national parks and national forests. With as few remaining legacy ranches now dotting the western plains, there are even fewer that have been built and maintained that are located in the high-elevation Mountains of the West. Historically, miners typically settled the high country or mountain regions of the West, with patented

mining claims typically being only 10.3 acres. In some larger mineral strikes, hundreds of miners lived together on the multitude of 10.3-acre mineral claims, each miner working to make his stake of pending wealth. Further down the valleys from these lofty mining claims, “placer” claims began to emerge, with “placer” claims allotted in 160-acre tracts that were typically located along the high alpine valley floors. These types of land claims where originally patented in areas where the forwardthinking entrepreneurs planned to mill tons of gold or silver ore on the path to riches. Township communities formed further down the valleys to serve as supply lines for mining camps in places like Telluride, Durango or Crested Butte, Colorado. Just beyond these high alpine townships were the first deeded agricultural grounds in the West, with land parcels comprised of 160-acre homesteads, where hard-working “meat and potatoes” families worked to grow potatoes, harvest hay and run cattle. Given the history and function of land across the western highlands, settled in 160-acre increments by the West’s toughest immigrants, cowboys and dirt farmers, imagine the not-so-simple task of cobbling together rocky and treacherous sections to develop a legacy ranch. This task became even more challenging as, over time, these high country towns went from boom to bust, taking the demand for local beef and potatoes to a standstill. Many producing families did all they could to hang on, many leveraged there homesteads with the local grocer or mercantile to keep staples on the table and farms equipped. As the bills mounted and demand for goods, services and labor disappeared, many western settlers traded their land as a means of settling old debts. To this day, some of the mountain valley’s top ranching families are descended from these former shop owners. So it is with that there is a sincere lack of legacy ranch inventory existing in the high alpine mountains of the West. So few legacy ranches can be found in mountainous regions that meet “true” legacy standard that discovering and exploring one can be the experience of a lifetime. The Wolf Springs Ranch, a highaltitude alpine ranch that lies at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, is just such a ranch. It backs into jagged peaks and spans from the bases of

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peaks to the expansive valley floor of Colorado’s Wet Mountain Range. My work with this ranch has given me the opportunity to truly understand and appreciate the depth of commitment needed to build a legacy ranch of such caliber. Over the course of 28 years, a forward-thinking and passionate ranch owner assembled dozens of land purchases, including land trades with the federal government, the State of Colorado and also lots negotiated as private land purchases. This decades-long commitment and dedication has resulted in the amassing of more than 55,000 deeded mountain acres, building what is seldom found—one of the largest high elevation ranches in the American West. At one point, while standing on the deck of what the land owner calls “Eagles’ Nest Cabin East,” I realized that the owner of Wolf Springs Ranch literally owns the vista, every mesa, peak, river and plain that could be seen from this cabin. In Disney’s iconic animated film, The Lion King, King Mufasa tells his son Simba to look out over the African savannah, explaining that their kingdom extends to “everything the light touches.” Standing on that deck, viewing a western skyline of jagged mountain peaks sprawled out before me that overlooked green valleys dotted with blue lakes, the tremendous scale and majesty of the 55,000-acre property overwhelms. The plethora and vibrancy of the wildlife that roam Wolf Creek Ranch is unparalleled, even by Colorado standards. I was literally in awe, with the sound of dueling Elk bugles rising from the mesa below me, and the fall Aspen colors dotting the green of the pine-covered ridges. That evening, I saw three bears, meadows filled with dozens of trophy-quality, rutting bulls and some spectacular mule deer bucks. Having been a

professional outfitter for more than 20 years, with ownership of camps in the most remote parts of Colorado, Montana and Alaska, I typically bedded in a sleeping bag at least 100 nights a year for most of those 20 years. I am no stranger to experiencing breathtaking landscapes and fraternizing with trophy-caliber wildlife. Even so, experiencing first-hand the raw power of those 55,000+ deeded and contiguous acres and their estimated herd of more than 1,000 resident elk, for me, bordered on the spectacular. The Wolf Springs Ranch is so large it sets its own hunting seasons, and its owner has the right to determine which weapons will be used during those hunting seasons, with guaranteed licenses for friends, clients and family. The ranch also opens its doors each year to cow hunters who assist in controlling the herd, all while building a relationship of respect and appreciation with many of the local families. The ability to hunt Wolf Creek Ranch has become so prestigious that residents can wait a minimum of 18 years to draw the very few and extremely coveted Ranching for Wildlife bull tags. Certainly, a variety of legacy-class ranches exist and can be purchased across the broad expanse of the American West. But for those who seek unparalleled privacy, beauty, serenity, luxury and their own piece of a rich history, ranches like Wolf Springs Ranch provide opportunity to authentically experience the American West. Perhaps more importantly, owning a ranch of Wolf Springs Ranch caliber provides opportunity to own a piece of the “Pride Lands” by become an integral part of a living legacy.

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