Pitman Cherry Creek Ranch consists of 713.52 deeded acres and 488 acres of state leased land and is backed into over 2,100 limited access BLM public acres. The ranch is nestled in Cherry Creek basin and sits beneath the La Plata Mountain Ranges extraordinary skyline. With 1.5 miles of on Cherry Creek, the farm benefits from both irrigation and recreation water rights.
Neighboring the famous Louis Lamour Ranch, this remarkable holding is reportedly the background to many Louis Lamour western novels. When traveling through the ranchs varied terrain from the deep black timber ridges to the cool shadowed valley floors and oak-covered bluffs, you feel like you are walking through history if youve enjoyed these western novels.
Located in La Plata County, one of southern Colorados most desired counties and home to Durango, Colorado, is known as the gateway to some of Colorados top recreational opportunities. The ranch is benefited by convenient year-round access, located off Hwy 160, and county maintained Cherry Creek Road. Improvements on the ranch include a well built, comfortable 2,220 square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with a 6-car garage, and a 2,069 square foot fully insulated shop.
The ranch has a 6-stall barn with a roping arena and an excellent horse pasture for the equestrian enthusiast.
The ranch is home to an exceptional big game with a trifecta of wildlife habitat, terrain, water, and feed, providing a sanctuary for some of this regions best big game. The varied terrain of heavy timber canyons, high grassland mesas, open hay meadows, and oak-covered plateaus, coupled with historic migration routes, make this ranch home to some of the top regional Elk and Mule Deer herds, Turkey, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions.
With the Mesa Verde National Park and Menefee Mountain Wilderness Study Area to the west, the vast La Plata Mountain Range of 14,000 ft peaks and the San Juan National Forest to the north, and Purgatory Ski Resort or Hesperus Ski Area both nearby, you will always have extraordinary places to explore. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, the angler will find the Animas River Valley a perfect paradise. The Ranch is greatly benefited by its proximity to Durango, Colorado, for endless adventure, city amenities like great restaurants, theatres, medical care, shopping, and local airport access.
This property is part of a larger listing called La Plata Mountain Ranch (https://www.saundersrealestate.com/property/la-plata-mountain-ranch/)