Pine Ridge Ranch
Scenic Ranch with End-of-the-Road Privacy, Abundant Wildlife & Custom Improvements
Situated in the Pine River Valley of southwestern Colorado, Pine Ridge Ranch, with its end of the road privacy and captivating views of Granite Peak and the Continental Divide, is the epitome of a legacy property. The beauty of this scenic mountain ranch is accentuated by its extensive improvements. The 6,375-square-foot main residence overlooks a meadow and private pond and is complimented by an attractive 1,735-square-foot guesthouse. The first-class ranch facilities include a two-story barn, heated shop, outdoor arena, hay barn, set of working corrals and livestock scale. The ranch spans a total of 1,300 acres, including 700 deeded and 600 acres of state lease featuring lush meadows and tree-covered hills with over 1,000 feet of elevation change. This private mountain ranch has outstanding wildlife including, elk, deer, turkey and a host of other game animals. Currently operated as a stocker operation running 100± head of cattle, Pine Ridge Ranch is the quintessential ranch retreat in one of the prettiest areas of Colorado.
Location and Area
Pine Ridge Ranch is just twenty minutes northeast of Durango. Access is off US Highway 160, just west of Bayfield via county maintained roads 502 and 505. The ranch controls the access to adjacent BLM land and is within a few short miles of the two and a half million-acre San Juan National Forest. One of the most picturesque and livable places in Colorado, Durango offers many big city conveniences including a hospital, hotels, shopping, restaurants, golf courses, and a four-year college. Yet, Durango retains its rural mountain character and charm. The town is located 6,512 feet above sea level, and enjoys the ideal four-season climate of southwest Colorado. Durango is well known for its 300 plus days of sunshine each year. The population of the La Plata County area, including Durango and Bayfield, is 55,000.
La Plata County Airport has daily commercial air service to Denver, Phoenix and Dallas/Ft. Worth, along with facilities for full service general aviation. Pine Ridge Ranch is 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and around 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs.
With end of the road privacy, Pine Ridge Ranch is situated in an east-west valley surrounded by tree covered hills. From the valley floor at 7,200 feet, the ranch rises to its highest point at the northwest corner at 8,200 feet. To the north one can see Granite Peak, east to the Continental Divide, Missionary Ridge to the west and south all the way to New Mexico. The ranch consists of approximately 700 deeded acres and 600 acres State of Colorado lease, all contiguous. The state land is a multi year lease for the exclusive benefit of the ranch owner for grazing, recreation and hunting, to which the public has no access. Along the north side, the ranch controls access into 120 acres of BLM which is steep, and acts as a buffer to the ranch while making ideal wildlife habitat. Once on the ranch, the property is accessible via an extensive road system. As you arrive at the ranch through the massive stone and log entry you pass through a lush meadow and pond surrounded by Ponderosa and Pinon Pine covered hills. Near the center of the ranch atop a gentle hillside is the main residence. Situated on the north side of the valley with southern exposure, this lovely home has views east and west and across the valley. The ranch is entirely perimeter fenced as well as fenced into seven pastures for ideal grazing rotation with a complete set of working corrals. There is approximately 60 acres in sub-irrigated meadow with the potential of putting up 100 tons of hay per year. Pine Ridge Ranch is one of those unique properties that has the right balance of tree covered hills and rolling meadows for scenery, livestock production, wildlife habitat and lifestyle enjoyment.