Tour - MLS Number BQME7Q
The Elkhorn Ranch is a magnificent spread just outside Durango, Colorado. 880 acres of peaceful and serene landscape, yet still rugged and wild with frontier spirit. This ranch is a sportsman's paradise. Wonderfully removed and remote with end-of-the-road privacy, even though downtown Durango is just 15 miles away. The ranch lies just to the North and East of town, between the Pine River and Florida River drainages. Buffered by 1800 acres of BLM land, this property is like an island surrounded by Federal Land and a common 3.5 miles between the two. (Elkhorn Ranch plus BLM land 2,680 total acres.)The topography is extraordinarily diverse from mountain tops and ridgelines to hidden valleys, springs and draws. The high ground offers a view that stretches all the way to New Mexico, approximately 45 miles away. The mountains and ridges on the ranch have colorful names like Grizzly Mountain, Widdermaker Switchbacks, Meat on the Table Flats, and Navajo Springs.A rocky mountain treasure pleasantly secluded and protected, yet not isolated. The old growth ponderosa pine and Gambel oak offer a pleasant transition from the bustle of town, as you leave the pace behind and enter a very private setting. A little further up the road, the valley opens up to a pastoral scene and the Ranch house beyond. The main complex consists of a 4,700 sq ft home on 2 levels, a bunk house with kitchen and bath, a two bay shop area and equipment storage. There's also an open sided barn (horse barn and tack room). The ranching facilities are first class; there is smooth wire fencing for the two horse pastures. There are 5 springs, 4 wells, and 4 stock tanks scattered across the ranch. One of the most unique features of this ranch is a network of over 17 miles worth of graded trails, crisscrossing the terrain up and down, over the ridges and saddles to new valleys and vistas. This network was created decades ago and the trails are still in excellent condition.