Huge Price Reduction, Poso Creek Ranch a Private Mountain Retreat Surrounded by National Forest. A perfect place to unplug from today's hectic lifestyle. The story began 44 years ago, back in '73. A U.S. Air Force officer found Poso Creek Ranch, comprising +/-160 acre inholding within the Rio Grande National Forest, tucked away about a mile behind Poso Mountain. He called on a few fellow officers and friends to share in his vision and join in the purchase. They secured a place for their families, surrounded by millions of acres of forest. They camped in the early years, then pooled their resources and a custom cabin was finished in 1997, powered by solar with backup generator and propane. Historic use of the property has been ground zero for elk and deer hunting with summer recreation a close second. Families have enjoyed trout fishing, ATV rides, mountain biking, hiking on the miles of surrounding national forest trails, campfires and smores around the fire pit in the evening, and an occasional Thanksgiving holiday at the ranch. Thus the legacy of Poso Creek Ranch was created. Over 40 years the partners' families grew, with children and then grandchildren coming along. Life happens, generations pass, and for the very first time, this National Inholding is being offered. Perhaps it's your time Poso Creek Ranch Located in the very heart of the Rio Grande National Forest, +/-20 minutes west of highway 285, about a mile up a four-wheel drive national forest road, and just above some excellent public trout water you'll find paradise. The +/- 160 acre Poso Creek Ranch is nestled at +/-9400 feet. The property is completely perimeter fenced/gated, with a spring fed meadow that extends down through the valley. The La Garita Mountains frame the sunsets to the west, with Storm King Mountain to the north. Summers are some of the nicest in the country. Stands of aspens, which showcase beautiful fall foliage, and fir are in every direction, with 360 degree views. You have+/- 320 days of sunshine feeding the 48 volt Solar System which provides for the cabin lights and propane fuels your water heater. A spring fed triple cistern water system pumps water to a storage tank and pressurized water into the cabin. The property tax bill was +/- for 2016. The Cabin and Utility Shed/Shop Excellent windows light up the aspen paneled cabin interior. The cabin comes fully furnished except for a few personal items. Two bedrooms with large loft, a fully equipped kitchen, 1.5 baths, and +/-1800 square feet under roof, plus storage. Sleeps 12 to 14 comfortably. Wrap around porches on east and west side, and large deck on the north side. Propane heat with wood-burning stove. An excellent well spring keeps an unlimited supply of water flowing through the property and storage tank full. There is hookup for washer and dryer in the utility room. Also, TV satellite access. An 11' x 18' Shed/Shop with garage door compliments the property, housing solar panels, water storage and storage for ATVs, tools, tree stands, or game trailers. Hunting and Recreation In the fall, the aspens will take your breath away, and tempt you every weekend. Call it home for the summer, a fall hunting cabin or just a vacation retreat. In the winter, enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or Wolf Creek Pass Ski mountain about 90 minutes away. The partners can tell you where, over the years, more than a hundred elk have been harvested on and around the ranch. This son took his first bull here. A grandson took his first there. On an average, the partners have hosted 12-16 fellow member elk hunters a year, with deer, and small game a secondary focus. Game Management Unit 79 has traditionally been a 100 draw, but check Colorado regulations. Mostly 6 point bulls and cow elk have been harvested with an occasional 7x7, and some very nice mule deer bucks harvested and the odd monster occasionally spotted. Public access trout streams are within a mile, and thousands of acres of hiking, Atv, and mountain biking trails adjoin the property. One of the partners especially enjoys riding his ATV on the nearby trails and says, An ATV ride to remember is the 12 plus mile ride past fishable streams and quaking aspen to the above tree line summit of Boot Mountain. Join the few to sign the log, on the 12,414 foot mountain top, that you made it. One could easily run cattle or horses summer season, a Bed and Breakfast, Weekly Rental, or a Corporate Retreat. These are but a few of the many uses available. The options are endless, the opportunity is not. Call or email today for further information, and a qualified showing of the Poso Creek Ranch. Co Brokers Welcome.