Colorado - La Plata County - Durango
Situated on the Pine River above a gently sloping hill is an extremely private, custom 4,708 sq. ft. home with expansive upper and lower river valley views. Located only 10 miles south of Vallecito Reservoir and an easy 25 minute commute to Durango, River Ridge Ranch offers gold medal fishing at your back door. Surrounded by ponderosa pine trees, this beautiful 85-acre property is the perfect fishing and ranch retreat. Fully fenced and crossed fenced for horses, the property includes a large 3,300 plus sq. ft. Colorado barn with extra room for tack, equipment and a workshop. The main residence great room consists of an open-floor plan with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout providing abundant natural light. The main residence includes a large master suite and bath, sitting room, large office, extra bedroom and bath and an additional private and comfortable guest wing offering two additional bedrooms, two full baths and its own living room and kitchen. The property has over 1 cfs of irrigation water and includes one additional outbuilding for equipment, along with a two bedroom caretaker’s residence. River Ridge Ranch is an excellent fishing ranch property located across from a larger, protected ranch preserving open space and natural beauty.
Location and Area:
River Ridge Ranch is just twenty minutes northeast of Durango on the Pine River and south of Lemon and Vallecito Reservoirs. Access is off US Highway 160, just west of Bayfield and approximately 5 miles north on a paved road to CR 505. The ranch offers gold medal fishing at your back door. One of the most picturesque and livable places in Colorado, Durango offers many big city conveniences including a new hospital, hotels, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and a four year college. Yet Durango retains its rural mountain character and charm. The average 300 days of sunshine each year makes Durango a desirable location for visitors from around the globe. The town center is located 6,512 ft. above sea level with summer temperatures seldom rising above the upper 80s. Autumn offers clear, cool and dry days full of vibrant foliage and crisp sunny winter days with abundant light powder snow. The population of the La Plata County area including Durango and Bayfield is approximately 44,000. La Plata County Airport has daily commercial air service to Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix with seasonal service to Dallas along with facilities for full service general aviation. River Ridge Ranch is 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and approximately 300 miles from the Denver and Colorado Springs area.