409 acres of secluded canyon with a creek running through it is a rare find! Envision this private domain; a beautiful valley interspersed with meadows and majestic cottonwood trees, flanked by canyon walls… with no other homes in sight. This is Trail Creek Ranch!
The incredible beauty and seclusion of this property must be experienced firsthand to be understood. Listen to the quiet… the only sounds you hear will be birds and the rustle of the breeze in the trees. Imagine never hearing a road or unruly neighbors, consider not seeing any lights at night - just the moon, planets and stars. So spectacular! The peaceful solitude will calm your soul and the natural beauty delight your senses.
Trail Canyon itself has a long history in the area and encompasses fifteen hundred plus acres of meandering creek, meadows and rock formations. Trail Creek Ranch has water rights to keep the valley green and sustain agriculture or stock. With only two other property owners in the entire canyon, miles away and having no access through the ranch, there is total privacy. The property is adjacent to BLM and two other conservation easements. The surprising bonus is you are only 20 minutes to town, not an hour or two.
Mirroring the uniqueness of the location and land is the home that has been built there. Thoughtfully and professionally designed this attractive super-custom rammed earth, off-grid, home is crafted to meld into the natural environment and packed with creative and efficient details. The main house is 2570 square foot and absolutely luxurious to live in with lots of light, contemporary flair and all the comforts of living in town. The home is heated with a solar hot water system plus a woodstove for cozy ambiance. With satellite phone and internet service... you are still 'well connected' when you want to be. The neat 523 sf studio/shop next to the house, a detached carport and a large equipment building complete the ranch compound. Also on the property is the historic, restored, Trail Canyon (1921) stone homestead and corrals with original stoves and features. This glimpse of another era shows that self-reliance is no stranger to this canyon.
State-of-the-art systems provide the self-sufficiency to live in this amazing environment. The solar hot water system is provided by a large bank of panels, and backed up with propane if needed, for toasty in-floor heat. Electricity is also solar powered by with Kyocera PV panels and battery storage with a propane generator for back-up. The color-inlaid, rammed earth walls are 24” thick to maximize heat retention and to keep cool in the summer. Unique local and recycled materials are used throughout the structures with unbelievable attention to detail. The deep well is pumped by separate solar panel system into a 2000 gal holding tank for ready use. All this innovative technology supports living in comfort and total privacy. Then just turn off the lights at night and enjoy the dark skies and quiet! You will think you were at an exotic retreat, far from it all.