Huge Price Reduction..... The story began 43 years ago, back in ’73. A U.S. Air Force officer, just out of the Vietnam War, found Poso Creek Ranch, comprising +/-160 acre inholding within the Rio Grande National Forest, tucked away, about a mile behind Poso Mountain. He couldn’t afford the property by himself, so he called on a few fellow officers and friends to share in his vision and join in the purchase. To secure a place for their families, surrounded by millions of acres of forest, Poso Creek Ranch ultimately came to be owned by 14 shareholders. 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. Thus the legacy of Poso Creek Ranch was created. Over 40 years the partners’ families grew, with children and then grandchildren coming along. What a story has been told…. The partners can tell you where, over the years, more than a hundred elk have been harvested on and around the ranch, many from the cabin porch. This son took his first bull “here”. A grandson took his first “there”. On an average, the partners have hosted 12-18 fellow member elk hunters a year, with deer, bear, and small game a secondary focus. Summer trips have provided months of family outings, fishing nearby Carnero Creek, hiking, four-wheeling and atving miles of adjacent national forest trails … too, too many stories to share. Life happens, generations pass, and for the very first time in over 40 years, this 160 acre National Inholding is being offered. Perhaps it’s your time? The Ranch Located in the very heart of the Rio Grande National Forest, +/-20 minutes west of highway 285, just above some excellent public trout water and about a mile up a four-wheel drive national forest road, you’ll find paradise. The +/- 160 acre Ranch/Cabin is nestled at +/-9000 feet. The property is completely perimeter fenced/gated. The Ranch has 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 and fir are in every direction, with 360 degree views. Instead of power utility bills, you have+/- 320 days of sunshine fueling your cabin lights and propane fueling 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 +/- $900 for 2016. The Cabin 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, 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. Utility Shed/Shop An 11 foot by 18 foot Outbuilding with garage door compliments the property, housing 5 solar panels, water storage and storage for ATVs, tools, tree stands, or game trailers. Hunting and Recreation Historic use of the property has been ground zero for elk, deer, and bear hunting with summer recreation a close second. 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, atving, and mountain biking trails adjoin the property. In the fall, the aspens will take your breath away, and tempt you every weekend. Call it home for the summer or just a vacation retreat. In the winter, enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling, or Wolf Creek Pass Ski mountain about 90 minutes away. 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.