Antelope Valley Ranch

1,500 scenic acres in Cotopaxi, Colorado

Antelope Valley Ranch’s 1,500 acres of solitude with beautiful rock outcroppings, rolling meadows, forested hillsides and stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Range, Spanish Peaks and Wet Mountain Valley have inspired artists from around the country. Bordering 30,000 acres of BLM with a 2,016 sq. ft. adobe main house and four cabins, the ranch is the ideal corporate retreat, family ranch or private hunting grounds.

Location and Area:
Antelope Valley Ranch lies 30 miles east of the vibrant artist community of Salida and 20 miles north of Cotopaxi – best known for its white water rafting and outdoor adventures – with Colorado Springs and Pueblo approximately 100 miles to the east. South of the ranch, the Arkansas River cuts through the rugged Colorado landscape forming the magnificent Royal Gorge in Canon City. The ranch is ideally located with easy access to mountains, rivers, lakes, cities, towns, restaurants, and entertainment.

Property Description:
Antelope Valley Ranch is comprised of 1,500 acres and borders 30,000 acres of BLM land offering beautiful rock outcroppings, rolling meadows and forested hillsides framed by magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Spanish Peaks and Wet Mountain Valley. The acreage was painstakingly assembled by the owner over the last 30 years and has been a treasured visiting place for many artists from around the country. The ranch has not been hunted in over ten years and was used as a game preserve.

A 2,016 sq. ft. adobe style main house has radiant in-floor heat, four 4′ sky lights, flagstone patio with wrap-around porches, metal roof and a state-of-the-art solar system that generates all the power for three buildings, including TV, washer, gas dryer and kitchen appliances. Near the main house are two guest cabins, one with a basement and a big redwood deck, the other one with a separate bedroom. Further down the lane two charming “off the grid” log cabins provide shelter for hunters or retreats for artists. Also on the property are a 24’ x 72′ horse barn with bunkhouse and a 60′ x 36′ equipment shed with solar room.

Hiking, hunting and riding are available on the ranch along with abundant recreational opportunities in southern Colorado. The gold-medal waters of the Arkansas River offer outstanding fly fishing and some of the best white water rafting in the state. Great skiing and snowboarding is just one hour away at Monarch Ski Resort and cross-country skiing opportunities are plentiful on National Forest trails. Antelope Valley Ranch is convenient to the Royal Gorge and the Great Sand Dunes, both premier Colorado attractions.


The ranch is home to numerous wildlife including large mule deer, elk, bear and mountain lion population that gather at the spring fed stock ponds. The surrounding mountains, national forest, and public lands provide for outstanding elk and deer herds which migrate through the ranch at various times throughout the year. For the hunter, Antelope Valley Ranch borders 30,000 acres of BLM and lies in the coveted Section 58 which is currently “draw” only.