Working Ranch, Wildlife Preserve and Trophy Ranch near Durango, CO
Avery Ranch is a spectacular piece of southwestern Colorado, just 20 minutes from Durango near Hesperus, Colorado. This working ranch is 392 acres and includes 100 acres of pastures and hayfields, and almost 262 acres of high-fenced wildlife preserve. Avery Ranch has been used to raise elk, buffalo, cattle, and some of the finest performing quarter horses in the country. The centerpiece of the ranch is the 12,700 sq. ft. lodge or main residence. This impressive log home is the perfect place to host large events, corporate retreats, seminars, or for use as a bed & breakfast. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a one-acre trout pond, completely landscaped, with its own private beach and fed by a four-tiered waterfall. The views of the trout pond and the La Plata Mountains are some of the most captivating views you will find anywhere in the West. The ranch is zoned commercial and has plenty of room for a 5,000 foot private airstrip. A commercial water well, multiple septic systems and a paved drive are all in place. The entire ranch is an excellent candidate for a conservation easement. Seller will subdivide the ranch.
Avery Ranch is a convenient twenty minutes west of the historic downtown area of Durango.
Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and many cultural activities.
There are endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. It is located 6,512 ft. above sea level (the ranch is at 8,000 ft. above sea level), surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow.
The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 450 miles from Phoenix.
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Avery Ranch offers an ideal blend of recreational activities and wildlife preservation with a traditional working ranch.
In a “Wild Lands” setting, there is privacy and seclusion with expansive La Plata Mountain views, just a 20 minute drive from historic downtown Durango.
Create a conservation easement where you can fish to your heart’s content, provide a family retreat that your great-grandchildren will enjoy, or use the commercial zoning to develop an exclusive Bed and Breakfast or Corporate Retreat.