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Nags Head West Ranch

Colorado - Fremont County - Cotopaxi/Westcliffe

 | Acres 385 |

Price $1,750,000

Colorado Turn-key Equestrian Ranch

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Nags Head West Ranch, a western lifestyle equestrian ranch, is located on 385 pristine mountain acres just 20 minutes north of the town of Westcliffe, Colorado, in the Wet Mountain Valley. Situated between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Wet Mountains, the ranch offers over five miles of groomed equestrian trails, a 3,942 sq.ft. ranch-style custom cedar “Real Log Home” from Montana, a 110-year-old authentic miner’s cabin, indoor arena and horse facilities for up to seven horses. The ranch is near the two-million-acre San Isabel National Forest and surrounded by BLM lands, providing unlimited recreational opportunities both on and off the ranch. This turnkey equestrian property is convenient to the Silver West jet-accessible airport and under a two-hour drive to Colorado Springs in an area known for its natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities.

Location and Area:
Nags Head West Ranch is located just 20 minutes north of the charming mountain town of Westcliffe, Colorado, in the Wet Mountain Valley between the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west and scenic Wet Mountains to the east. Westcliffe, the county seat of Custer County, is a rural community of 4,000 residents with a thriving art scene, historical attractions and numerous shops and restaurants. Nags Head West Ranch is about two hours from Colorado Springs and its International Airport and big city amenities.

Climate:
Situated on the east side of the Continental Divide at the south end of the Wet Mountain Valley, Nags Head West Ranch enjoys a four-season climate with good moisture on an average year. The climate is ideal; cool and clear with average winter low temperatures of 10 degrees and average winter highs of 43 degrees. The area has 300+ days of sunshine per year with low summer average temperatures of 40 degrees and average highs of 78 degrees.

Property Description:
Nags Head West Ranch consists of 385 acres at an elevation of approximately 7,600’ in south central Colorado about 10 miles north of Westcliffe. The gently rolling terrain consists of tall ponderosa and piñon forest, majestic rock outcroppings and park-like wildflower meadows surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west – rising to over 14,000 feet – and the Wet Mountains to the east. A cherished area of the ranch – known as the Grotto – is a few hundred feet down the hill through the ponderosa pines and majestic rock outcroppings. Camp fires and chuck wagon meals can be enjoyed old-west-style in a private setting surrounded by beautiful rock formations and forest.

Nags Head West Ranch

Colorado - Fremont County - Cotopaxi/Westcliffe

Acres 385

Price $1,750,000

CONTACT A BROKER:

RON MORRIS

970.535.0881

Improvements:

Main House – The 3,942 sq.ft. ranch-style custom cedar “Real Log Home” from Montana is in excellent condition and complete with modern conveniences. The home has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, a spacious kitchen with island, granite counter tops, two ovens and a gas range. The great room offers panoramic views of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, Pikes Peak and Wet Mountains, hardwood floors and an efficient Vermont Casting wood stove. A full-length covered deck outside the great room overlooks the professional landscaping which includes horseshoe pits, a bocce court and sitting areas perfect for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful Colorado weather. The master bedroom suite and two bedroom/offices are conveniently located on the main level. The lower level includes a TV/family room, two additional bedrooms with spacious closets, a full bath, shop, exercise room, wine cellar, and pantry. A lower level walkout provides another sitting area with tremendous views of the mountain ranges.

Barn – The 12’ x 52’ horse barn is designed to hold up to seven horses.

Hay Barn – The hay barn is capable of storing up to 800 small bales.

Riding Areas:

· 60 ft. Round Pen

· Outdoor Arena – 72’ x 140’ outdoor arena with covered viewing area.

· Indoor Arena – a fully insulated 13,120 sq. ft. (164’ x 80’) lighted arena complete with custom footing suitable for both riding and driving, tack room, bathroom, 2 large automatic garage doors and vehicle storage area.

Utility Shed – The utility shed has electricity and 3 frost-free watering pipes.

Garden Shed – The garden shed has an Onan propane backup generator.

Two-car carport – Detached two-car carport with storage.

Miner’s Cabin – The 110-year-old authentic miner’s cabin is nestled in the pines at the edge of a beautiful meadow.

Recreational Opportunities:
Nags Head West Ranch is located in an area that offers a multitude of recreational opportunities in the nearby two-million-acre San Isabel National Forest and the surrounding BLM lands. Fifty-two mountain lakes and approximately 350 miles of streams await the outdoor enthusiast. The ranch has private access to approximately 65,000 acres of BLM along with miles of untouched Grape Creek offering excellent trout fishing, hiking and horseback riding.

On the ranch, over five miles of groomed equestrian trails traverse the property through the gently rolling terrain consisting of tall ponderosa and piñon forest and majestic rock outcroppings and park-like wildflower meadows. Additional riding options include a 60’ round pen, a 72’ x 140’ outdoor arena and a 164’ x 80’ lighted indoor arena complete with custom footing suitable for both riding and driving.

Utilities and Water Resources:
The ranch compound is completely powered by solar electric, which the current owners prefer. Should the new owner want to be connected to the grid that option is available nearby.

Water is currently provided by two wells:

  • Well permit #160323 (Domestic) 139’ Deep / 15 GPM
  • Well permit #163139 (Domestic) 300’ Deep / 4 GPM

The new owner can have one well per 35 acres or as many as 10 additional wells.

Nags Head West Ranch is available turnkey to qualified purchasers and includes all real estate, extensive improvements, and mineral rights owned by Seller. Furnishings are negotiable.

Co-listed with Bob Joslen / Wild West Properties, LLC