Located on spectacular Specie Mesa just 45 minutes from Telluride, this 395 acre alpine paradise features one mile of common border with the Uncompahgre National Forest and adjacent Lizard Head Wilderness. Spectacular views of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks, lush meadows, wildflowers, numerous springs and ponds among pine and aspen forests attract numerous species of wildlife including large herds of elk and deer. Improvements include the original homestead cabin, large rustic barn, corral, one bedroom cabin and storage sheds. The ranch offers seclusion with all the amenities of Telluride including world class skiing, golf, fishing, innovative dining and the arts.
Nix Ranch is located approximately 28 miles from Telluride, Colorado on Specie Creek Road 9 miles from State Highway 62. Ridgeway is 27 miles northeast. Specie Road is a county maintained road. In the winter months the road is maintained within two miles of the ranch entrance. Private and commercial air service is available from Telluride and dependable year round service is available at the Montrose Regional Airport, which offers a 10,000 foot commercial and private jet runway within an hour of the ranch. Grand Junction, the largest city on the western slope is 50 miles northwest of Montrose.
Specie Mesa offers seclusion with huge panoramic views of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks, adjoining the Uncompahgre National Forest. Specie Mesa has predominantly retained an agricultural feel with the surrounding properties a mixture of both larger ranches and smaller recreational properties. In the world famous mountain town of Telluride you’ll find the magnificent and breathtaking San Juan Mountains offering exhilarating natural beauty, an abundance of winter and summer activities and festivals, and charming downtown dining and boutiques. Telluride’s Mountain Village features world class skiing, a championship 18 hole golf course, luxury accommodations, the highly acclaimed Golden Door Spa, and innovative mountain cuisine.
In the winter season an average of over 350 inches of annual snowfall blanket the slopes. Blue skies and sunny winter temperatures are typical with over 300 sunny days annually. The climate is surprisingly mild in southern Colorado, with average daytime temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s (degrees F) during the ski season. The mid-day temperatures during the summer season are typically in the 70’s.
The Nix Ranch is approximately 395 acres of alpine high country ranging in elevation from 9,000 to 9,800 feet. The ranch is a mix of aspen, spruce and fir trees with lush meadows teaming with wildflowers. The northern border is County Road M44. The improvements are situated in the middle of the ranch at the edge of an aspen grove and nearby spring fed pond. Rising in elevation to the southern border is one mile of boundary with the Uncompahgre National Forest.