Framed by picturesque vistas and crowned by Mt Sopris, this one-of-a-kind 37.5-acre horse property defies expectations. Nestled along old pines and Aspens, the estate features a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3400 sq. ft home, large outdoor arena, and a magnificent heated barn that you have to see to believe. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the primary residence and the ample living space is perfectly designed to make the most of the captivating views.
The Telluride Renegade Ranch, offering 602± deeded acres of vacant land (which has also been surveyed into 17 – 35-acre tracts), is just 25 minutes to Telluride Regional Airport, and 30 minutes to Telluride and Telluride Ski Resort. The land is well located on the western edge of Hastings Mesa, nicely positioned off a year-round county-maintained road, and within close proximity to Highway 62. The property is comprised of a combination of aspen groves, giant ponderosa pines, rolling meadows, ponds, native grasslands, rock outcroppings, and 360-degree world-class views of surrounding mountains. The topography provides a mild gradient yet has enough transitional land to create a very private enclave. Explore the caves where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out in the mid-1880s and the remnants of historical cabins. A variety of migratory wildlife, including big game and small game species, traverse through the property.
Sweetwater Creek meanders through the wide valley of the L Quarter Circle Ranch where the land converges before sweeping into mild gradient, transitional hillside terrain. The 462± acre property is marked by the changing colors of the grassy meadows that bank both sides of the creek, summer wildflowers and aspen trees that trace the wilderness up the hillsides behind the elegant modern farmhouse residence, the manager’s dwelling, bunkhouse and barns.
50± acres of dynamic creek side, a uniquely varied topography, and an abundance of roaming wildlife make the property a standout for fishers, hunters and nature enthusiasts. The rocky peaks of the Sawatch Mountain Range rise down valley while the distinctive Flat Tops surround the valley upstream, adding a sense of seclusion to the property’s expansive viewshed. Driving the county road up Sweetwater Creek, the landscape suddenly opens into the lush valley of the ranch, offering grand views and green meadows.
Just 45 minutes from the town of Eagle and its airport/jet center, a little more than an hour from Beaver Creek and Vail, and less than two hours from Aspen, the L Quarter Circle is a private yet accessible gentleman’s ranch, ideal for family living, and renowned in the area for its extraordinary mountain beauty.
Located just over an hour’s drive, 42 miles west of Colorado Springs and at the end of a private road, KBO Ranch is 360± acres of raw, undeveloped mountain terrain and exceptional wildlife habitat. Views from the property are spectacular and include Pikes Peak, Mount Pisgah, the Collegiate Peaks, and the sun-soaked Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
The land is vacant and undeveloped, while approximately 70 percent is tree covered with large stands of mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen surrounded by meadows and oak-covered hillsides. The topography is varied and elevations range from 9,500 feet at the high bluff site, down to 8,550 feet in the secluded valley bottom. The current owners have developed extensive trail systems, only allowed ATV access, and limited the use of the property to hunting only.
Large herds of elk and mule deer roam the property along with bears, turkey, and mountain lions. With over 3.6 miles of common boundary with adjacent conserved lands, this property will remain a private and secluded retreat.
From a Wall Street Journal article by Katherine Clark:
“If you look back in the day to the ’70s and ’80s, there were these guys…raised with this mythology of the West,” said Ken Mirr, a local ranch broker. “It was attachment to something Hollywood produced. Their children aren’t necessarily always as interested in operating the properties. Sometimes the kids just see cows and think ‘What should I do with this?’”
Operating costs vary dramatically, depending on how much infrastructure ranchers have on their land and the level of agricultural activity but can often be millions a year.
Decades ago, a generation of America’s wealthiest, raised on television shows like “Howdy Doody” and “The Lone Ranger,” headed west with dreams of owning some of the country’s most prestigious ranches. Now, as those John Wayne- loving baby boomers age out of the lifestyle or die, they or their children are looking to sell those trophy properties.
To read more click on following link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/baby-boomers-are-leaving-behind-a-trail-of-luxury-ranches-11566487531?mod=hp_listc_pos3