Bella Vista Ranch
The 54.82-acre Bella Vista Ranch is located in the Wet Mountains just outside of Rye, Colorado, about 1 1/2 hour south of Colorado Springs. Historically used as a dairy farm, the ranch is situated near the San Carlos Trailhead, Lake Isabel and San Isabel National Forest, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities. With Table Mountain, Gleason Canyon and 70-mile views from the front porch, Bella Vista Ranch lives up to its name which translates to “Beautiful View.” Improvements include a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and five barns. The ranch consists of two irrigated hayed meadows and a stocked one-half acre fish pond with giant Ponderosa Pines shading the remaining 25% of the ranch. Wildlife is abundant with elk, deer, turkey, and bear frequenting the area. Bella Vista Ranch is accessible year-round via county road, is within 45 minutes of the Pueblo airport, and also has a helicopter pad on the ranch near the house.
Bella Vista Ranch is located just a few minutes west of the town of Rye in Pueblo County, CO. Rye is just off of I-25 about one hour south of Colorado Springs only 4 miles from Bella Vista Ranch headquarters. The larger town of Colorado City is 10 miles east, Pueblo is about 35 miles north and Colorado Springs is approximately 75 miles north. The Pueblo Airport is an easy 45 mile drive, and the ranch also has its own heliport. Old San Isabel Road, which passes in front of the house, is maintained throughout the winter for the local school system providing year-round accessibility. Rye is said to have a very good school system.
Situated in the heart of the Wet Mountains and San Isabel National Forest, the area around Bella Vista is the standard for beauty in the state of Colorado. The ranch has breathtaking panoramic views of Table Mountain, Gleason Canyon and 70-mile views from the front porch of the house. The 12,322 ft. Green Horn Mountain can also be seen from the ranch. Numerous recreational and scenic opportunities are nearby including the San Carlos Trail, Lake Isabel and the San Isabel National Forest. Hwy 165, a Colorado Scenic Byway, passes close to the ranch. The area is also known for good hay production due to its average rainfall and snow melt in normal times.