MLS / Other ID670975
Type or UseAgriculture
Eagle's Bluff Ranch is located in McElmo Canyon along Muddy Creek. This 48+ acre ranch is an exceptional equestrian property with 30+ acres of irrigated pasture, large pond, 96' X 129' indoor riding arena with 7 stalls and hay storage, two pipe-fenced paddocks with four 12' X 16' loafing sheds, 100' X 100' outdoor cutting pen and cross fenced pasture with barbless wire. The ranch has mineral rights and significant water rights (1.25 cfs) that are distributed by a gated pipe system. With access to BLM lands on two sides, it is a recreational paradise. The property has a totally remodeled side-by-side with 1,876 SF, perfect for living while you build your dream home or it can be used as a guest house. From the home's vantage point, the views are spectacular of the Sleeping Ute Mountains and of the McElmo Valley. With all of the improvements, this is a very efficient/productive ranch and terrific value in McElmo Canyon.
Eagle's Bluff Ranch is a convenient 10-to-15 minutes from the town of Cortez, forty minutes from Mancos and 60 minutes from Durango's historic downtown area. To get to the property from Cortez, you go south on HWY 160, turn west along Road G, go approximately 3 miles, property on north side of Road G, look for the property sign. The ranch is at an elevation of approximately 6,000 ft. above sea level, with scenic McElmo Valley and Sleeping Ute Mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the 90s, while the autumn days are clear and cool. The Montezuma County area, which includes Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, has a population of approximately 30,000 and is the most southwestern of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient American Indian structures, including the famous cliff dwellings, found in the county. Roughly 1/3 of the county is tribal land, 1/3 is federal land (administered by the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management), and 1/3 is private or state/county land. The La Plata County area, including Durango and Bayfield has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. Great Lakes Aviation serves the Cortez Municipal Airport. The property is approximately 25 miles to Dolores, 85 miles to Telluride, 200 miles from Grand Junction, 189 miles from Albuquerque, 225 to Santa Fe, and 329 miles to Phoenix.