This spectacular mountain ranch is located only 30 minutes to Canon City, Colorado and 15 minutes to the Royal Gorge attractions and the Arkansas River. Colorado Springs and its commercial airport is only 90 minutes from the ranch. Rarely do you find such a large ranch holding in this area of Colorado with so much to offer. The land consists of 495 acres of rolling meadows and wooded ridge top which drops into rugged and picturesque private canyon. The canyon is unique sanctuary and is highlighted by diverse vegetation, live water springs and abundant wild game. The property is comprised of three separate recorded land parcels and three permitted wells. A magnificent 5,000+ square foot custom home is tucked into the trees and overlooks wooded hills, meadows, and snow capped mountains. This unique contemporary ranch home offers an open lodge style concept with an expansive deck for entertaining friends and family. A 2,400 square foot barn and utility building is situated down in the canyon area. The private canyon has a nice combination of ponderosa, aspen, pinon, cedar, oak trees and lush meadow areas. Binckley Gulch traverses through the property and natural water springs surface in many locations. There are also several seasonal pond areas that will catch and hold water during spring and summer rains. The property has no covenants or HOA, so many uses are possible including camping, hiking, hunting, shooting, ATV use, or horseback riding. There are many ideal spots to build an additional home or cabin. The property has excellent access of two county roads and is minutes away from the popular Royal Gorge attractions and fly fishing and river rafting on the Arkansas River. The ranch could easily be used as a family property, corporate retreat, equestrian ranch, hunting lodge, recreation, second home or retirement.
The ranch is a recreational haven for many activities. Enjoy hiking, ATV use, camping, hunting, shooting, horseback riding and more.The land is located in Game Management Unit 581 and adjoins BLM lands on the southwest corner with thousands of BLM acres in the immediate area. There is abundant game sign and trails on the property especially moving through the Binckley Gulch drainage. Elk, mule deer, antelope, bear and turkey are seen regularly in and around the property. The ranch offers protective areas and water resources to attract and hold big game. Because of its size, the property qualifies for registration in the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) allowing for the potential to obtain additional game tags each year. Equestrians would love this property as there is old jeep trails running through most of the property offering a scenic area for riding horses. The ranch is in the heart of South Central Colorado. Day trip recreational attractions might include a visit to Cripple Creek or Salida, rafting or fly fishing on the Arkansas River or riding the Pikes Peak Cog or Royal Gorge Railroads. The slopes of Monarch Mountain are an easy drive for skiing in the winter time.