Recreation Properties

1300 acre Recreational Paradise

Located a mere eleven miles from Salida with end-of-the-road seclusion, Aspen Ridge Ranch is a beautiful 1300 acre retreat from the busyness of the modern world. Rolling meadows, large aspen groves, tall timber and views of the Saguache and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges combine with numerous springs and several ponds, making this property a prime location for big game hunting, hiking, and a base for exploring all that south-central Colorado has to offer.

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A rustic one bedroom / one bath solar powered cabin with wood stove, wood burning fireplace, detached two car garage and loafing shed make this the ideal property for a family retreat, get-away-from-it-all residence or sound investment.

Priced at $2,950,000. Contact Hayden at 719 530 8333 for further details or to arrange a viewing.

Gold Medal River Frontage

Every once in a while, a property comes on the market that has it all: outstanding recreational opportunities, prime commercial development potential, high profile highway frontage, secluded riverfront homesites, easy year round access, 360 degree mountain views.

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Rainbow Rock Ranch features 2200 feet +/- of prime river frontage on the Gold Medal designated Arkansas River. A combination of pocket water and longer glides make this excellent holding water for resident browns and rainbows that average 12 – 14 inches, and can grow as large as 18 – 20 inches. The ranch is just upriver of the proposed Browns Canyon National Monument, and as well as great fishing, the Arkansas River offers some of the finest rafting and kayaking opportunities in Colorado.

Several secluded building sites offer themselves, with the sight and sound of the river and 360 degree mountain views, including several 14,000 foot peaks. The ranch is located ten minutes from the town of Buena Vista and twenty five from the town of Salida.

Offered at $3.2m

Call Hayden at 719 530 8333 or visit for further details

Best Water Rights Available

Located midway between the mountain town of Salida, and the Monarch Mountain Ski Area, Mt Shavano Ranch is one of south central Colorado’s prime offerings for buyers seeking a lifestyle that combines peace and quiet, sound investment, beautiful surroundings and easy access to amenities.

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The ranch consists of 191 +/- acres of rolling terrain, sloping gently from north to south, with expansive mountain views in all directions. The bulk of the acreage is under irrigation, producing approximately 2800 bales of hay per season and providing year round grazing for a small herd of cattle.

The ranch boasts some of the most senior water rights on the market in the Arkansas Valley, dating back to as early as 1867 in priority. Even in years of extreme drought, notably 2002, Mt Shavano Ranch received its full allotment of water via the Posteraro Ditch. The Mt Shavano Ranch has been identified by the Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas as a prime candidate for a conservation easement.

Offered at $2,150,000

For more information, please contact Hayden at 719 530 8333, or visit


Exclusive Mountain Hideaway

Nestled in the crook of a quiet valley accessed through private ranch land near Cotopaxi, Colorado, midway between Salida and Canon City, sits Eagle Springs Ranch. Surrounded by forested hillsides, and boasting stunning mountain views from the top of the acreage, Eagle Springs Ranch is the perfect place to escape, relax, create and renew.

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The original home was designed and built by New Orleans architect Augie Perez. The current owners undertook a total walls-out upgrade of the existing home in 2007, including expansion of the living space and addition of a 24×24 office and mechanical room, and a 1200 square foot heated workshop. The current home is 2528 sq ft +/-, and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full and one 1/2 baths, generous living room with two fireplaces and a covered porch, also with a fireplace, for entertaining.

The 120 acres that comprise Eagle Springs Ranch are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The heavily treed acreage, a mixture of pine, oak and aspen, not only provides a sense of solitude and sanctuary but the perfect habitat for a variety of birds and animals large and small, from songbirds to eagles and owls, from squirrels to deer, elk and wild cats.

Offered at $895,000

Fox Crossing Ranch: Sold

Located at the head of the Arkansas River Valley near Leadville, Fox Crossing Ranch is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Consisting of four different tracts totaling 142 +/- acres, the ranch is surrounded on three sides by BLM and Forest Service land. It boasts two year-round streams providing classic high country fishing, excellent hunting opportunities, ample wildlife, and direct access to thousands of acres of public land, including the Holy Cross and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness areas. For hiking and horse packing, there is direct, private access to the Colorado Trail.

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Improvements include an upgraded and lovingly restored 1900 square foot, 2 bed / 2 bath cabin dating from the 1860s, 900 square foot barn with 3 stalls and tack room, workshop and several historic outbuildings, including an old ice house and slaughter house. Convenient year-round access via a paved county road, only ten minutes from the incorporated city of Leadville. Visit for more details.

Secluded Mountain Cabin

Just forty five minutes from Salida, nestled on a remote mountain top in the San Luis Valley, with year round access and gorgeous mountain views. Elkhorn Ranch is a private, gated community near the old mining town of Bonanza, Colorado. The cabin sits on its own 35 acre lot, with commanding views of the valley below, and has easy access to nearby BLM land. This area is renowned for its peace, quiet and superb hunting and fishing. The cabin itself was built in 2007, and features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths with a main floor master. Priced to sell at $219,000.

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Antelope Valley Ranch: Sold

Over 1500 acres of beautiful mountain solitude awaits at Antelope Valley Ranch. As well as rolling meadows, forested hillsides and stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo and Spanish Peaks mountains, and the Wet Mountain Valley, the ranch also backs up to over 30,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management land. The possibilities for horse riding, hiking, hunting and spiritual revitalization are limitless.

The property features a 3,600 square foot adobe style main home along with a 2000 square foot guest house and 2 additional cabins for friends and family. Antelope Valley Ranch is priced at $3,500,000.

Bear Creek Valley Ranch

Located up a hidden valley only five minutes from downtown Salida, on year round maintained county roads. Bear Creek Ranch is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise: live water, wildlife, spectacular views and direct access to the San Isabel National Forest.

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The ranch’s strong conservation values, embodied by it’s water rights, agricultural uses, resident elk and wild turkey populations and proximity to public land, make Bear Creek Valley Ranch an ideal candidate for a conservation easement. Approximately 117 of the ranch’s 435 acrea are irrigated pasture, the remaining a combination of trees and upland meadow.

Lots available range in size from thirty five to four hundred and thirty five acres, starting at $500,000. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please contact Hayden. He is able to represent buyers as buyers agent for this property.