22500 County Road S Aspen Meadows & Lakes Ranch

Dolores, CO 81323

About this property

Aspens Meadows & Ponds Ranch, Hay Camp Mesa San Juan National Forest, Montezuma County, Colorado This +/- 840-acre inholding is located approximately 10 miles back into the San Juan National Forest via a National Forest maintained and accessed road. This off-the-grid hidden hideaway is what youve dreamed about your entire life. With 840 fenced acres, 4 spring-fed ponds, stands of aspens, ponderosas and Douglas fir, all wrap and border large native grass meadows on this family homestead that was homesteaded over 100 years ago. National Forest inholdings of this size and location are almost impossible to find today, let alone acquire. Hundreds of elk and deer call this oasis home, both in summer calving season and fall breeding season. The homesteading family shared that oasis during the cattle round-ups when the bulls screaming would keep them awake all night in their cabin. While cattle have not been run on the ranch in recent years, it would make for a great agricultural status property (low taxes) as well as a great candidate for conservation easement. Conservation groups across the country value these inholdings like gold, and once tied up, they are gone forever. Aspen Meadows & Ponds is located in the very heart of the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest, not far from where the All Time World Record Mule Deer was harvested. This property would make for an incredible hunting retreat. The ranch qualifies for 2 annual Landowner Mule Deer Buck tags with over-the-counter elk (30 day archery and 2 rifle seasons). The water holes hold incredible tree-stand locations and the meadows make for excellent rifle stands. Either archery or rifle, pick your season. The property has extreme water, holding one of the most consistent water sources on the entire mountain, and therefore holds a lot of game. Spring Gobbler season is almost here and of course fall blue grouse, bear, elk and mule deer all abound. Being surrounded on 4 sides by miles and miles of national forest, the options are endless for hiking, camping, horseback riding and four-wheeling, however, if youre looking for neighbors you better look someplace else!!! Improvements are limited to a hand-built rustic cabin. Furnishings are dated but still very sound. Located about halfway between Dolores Colorado and Durango Colorado, (about an hour) commercial air, hospitals, great snow skiing, gold medal fly fishing, Colorado's 2nd largest lake, rivers, Mesa Verde National Park and incredible dining and shopping all but minutes away. Be a f

Date Added
April 1, 2019
Listing Status
Active
Days On Site
496
MLS#
755463

Features and Additional Information

Lot Size
36,590,400 SqFt
Acreage
840.00
Property Type
Residential
Style
Frmrnch
Sub-Type
Resale
Year
Garage
0
Pool
No
Story(s)
1 Story
Property View
Yes
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$2,500,000 Active
2 Beds
0 Baths
1,000 SQFT

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Area Information

Dolores | Montezuma County | None

$ 2,500,000
This listing is play_arrow 1153.1% higher than the average in the area
$ 199,500 in the area
1,000 SqFt
This listing is play_arrow 26.7% larger than the average in the area
789 SqFt in the area
$ 2,500 $/SqFt
This listing is play_arrow 3864.8% more than the average in the area
$ 63 $/SqFt in the area
496 days on site
This listing is play_arrow 8.3% above the average in the area
458 days on site in the area

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    Dolores 6-8
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    Dolores 9-12

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