Located in theprestigious shared ranch of Eagle Ridge Ranch, this 35.20 acre undevelopedhomestead 4 is ready for you to build your dream home. A graveleddriveway is in place and utilities are at the lot line.
The Eagle Ridge Ranchis 4,900 deeded acres sweeping across the fertile Ohio Creek Valley only 8miles north of the university town of Gunnison, Colorado. Operated for decadesas a productive cattle and hay ranch, the property is now shared by 15 familieswho seek to steward the ranch for the maintenance of profitable agriculture,land conservation and enhancement of wildlife values.
Situated at elevationsof approximately 8,000 to 9,800 feet, the ranch encompasses rich hay meadow andcottonwood bottomland in its lower reaches, bordered by rolling sagebrush hillsand groves of aspen and spruce at higher elevations. Unspoiled views throughoutthe ranch are far-reaching and include the remote West Elk Mountains to thewest, the rugged Anthracite Range to the north and Flat Top and Red Mountainsto the east.
Amenities available toall owners in Eagle Ridge Ranch are many and varied. Horse lovers willespecially appreciate the Equestrian Center with its barn, stables, andcorrals. A lifetime of horseback riding is available on the ranch itself andthe adjacent Gunnison National Forest. The ranch maintains 2,600 acres as acommon primitive area open to hunting, horseback riding and hiking. Twowilderness cabins are available in this area, available by reservation toproperty owners.
Anglers will cherishthe private trout fishing on the 3 miles of Ohio Creek that winds through theheart of the ranch. This 20-foot wide stream is a major tributary of theGunnison River, and holds fat brown and rainbow trout, some in the 16- to20-inch class. Many carefully-engineered structures maximize prime trouthabitat, and the stream is a particular delight for dry fly fishing.
Beyond the ranch,proper, nearby outdoor recreational opportunities are nearly endless. Theadjacent West Elk Wilderness is home to a huge herd of elk and miles of hikingor horseback riding on its network of trails. World-class river fishing isavailable only a few miles away on the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers, and BlueMesa Reservoir offers boating and trolling for lake trout in excess of 50pounds. Mountain biking is popular throughout the Gunnison Basin, especially inthe nearby 6,000-Acre Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. In the winter, downhillskiing and snowmobiling are about 45 minutes away in Crested Butte, and icefishing is superb on Blue Mesa Reservoir.
As a pioneer in theShared Ranch concept, Eagle Ridge Ranch has a proven track record of preservingthe best of the west's agricultural heritage while allowing for theself-limited development of caring landowners committed to common conservationvalues. If joining such a visionary ranch is appealing to you, contact us at M4Ranch Group soon. We think that Shared Ranch is the smart development wave ofthe future, and at Eagle Ridge Ranch you can ride that wave today.
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