Whether it is big game hunting, being one with nature, or fulfilling your goal of owning your own legacy ranch, you will know you have found the best ranch money can buy when you arrive at Banded Peaks Vista Ranch in Southwest Colorado. This unique ranch is comprised of 705 gorgeous acres along the Continental Divide, near Chromo, Colorado. A mere 20-minute drive south on US Highway 84 of Pagosa Springs, this property is an easily reachable hunting/nature retreat or all-season home property.
This multi-purpose ranch has the unique combination of functionality and pure beauty! Should you choose to graze cattle, horses or sheep in the large open pastures; hike or hunt the Aspen, Spruce and Ponderosa Pine-studded forests; hunt or observe wildlife at the pond or 3 dirt tanks; see the unobstructed beauty of Southern Colorado Divides Mountains from your recreational vehicle or cabin-building site at the property entrance, where utilities (electric and water) await your use. A functioning well is also a likely find from the nearby 4-season spring.
Along the private existing old forest trails, you will find not only a plethora of mountain wildlife (Elk, Deer, Black Bear mainly) and flora but also the areas most breath-taking views of Banded Peaks and Navajo Peak.
Hunting: Hunting on this ranch is nothing short of incredible. It is the norm to see a multitude of wildlife just driving through the property. As I was driving up to the property, I saw several deer and one monster buck, as I made my way to the southeastern side Elk were chirping and frolicking around in the big meadows. Although this ranch possesses one of the area's most abundant Elk-Migration paths, this ranch has not been hunted for years, and you can tell; every wallow is full of Elk and Deer tracks, evidence this locale has been a haven for all wildlife for years. Mule deer hunting is phenomenal with Rio Arriba County just being less than 1 mile away and is the number 1 producer of non-typical mule deer in New Mexico. With the ranch's size, you can draw landowner tags through the LPP program which would take up to 20 years to draw in New Mexico. Elk hunting is excellent with the abundant herds calling this ranch home; Elk tags can be bought over the counter for archery second and third season.
Fishing: Fishing on the beautiful Navajo River where big Brown Trout abound and takes you back in time with the pristine waters. The Navajo River is mostly private, which gives you an untouched feel and seclusion from the public.
Locale: Banded Peaks Vista Ranch is the most pristine beauty that I've ever stepped foot on and is just a short drive to Pagosa Springs which is located in Southwest Colorado and nestled at the base of the Continental Divide. Pagosa Springs is one of the country's last undiscovered small-town gems, with several hot springs, 300 days a year of sunny weather and a real small-town community feel. Pagosa has a decent size airport where you can land and be on the ranch within about 30 minutes. Rarely does a Ranch like this become available for purchase. Qualified Buyer should call today for your own private showing of this outstanding property. Seth Craft 970-787-0864 St James Sporting Properties