Situated in a lovely green valley at 8400 feet, Hog Heaven Ranch is a spectacular mountain retreat on the eastern flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Secluded, yet accessible, this 360 acre ranch is at the crossroads of some of Colorado's finest mountain scenery yet is only 40 minutes from a major interstate highway. Flanked by 10,635-Foot Sheep Mountain to the east and 11,414-Foot Iron Mountain to the southwest, Hog Heaven Ranch is sheltered in a richly-forested valley of spruce, fir, aspen and Ponderosa pines, creating a varied habitat that is home to many species of birds and small mammals. Pass Creek, a small stream, flows through the ranch for over a mile and is a water source for mule deer and elk, which frequent Pass Creek's long meadow. Wildlife watchers will find the ranch a pure delight. A fantastic destination in its own right, Hog Heaven Ranch is nonetheless a tremendous hub for enjoying some of the best of Colorado in all directions. To the south, historic La Veta Pass beckons only a few miles away, where William Jackson Palmer's narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande once carried settlers and tourists by the thousands. One of the state's loveliest small towns, La Veta, is but a few miles further, with its abundant stone architecture and a vibrant arts community. Immediately to the west, the jagged high Fourteeners of the Sangre de Cristos, topped by 14,345-Foot Blanca Peak, call to mountaineers. Good elk hunting is found in the Silver Mountain area about 20 miles to the south, and mule deer can be found throughout the area. Geology buffs will be delighted with the world-class geological features of the Spanish Peaks and dike system to the south and the amazing Great Sand Dunes National Park, just an hour to the west. Those needing an urban experience can drive to Interstate 25 in only about 40 minutes, and then easily reach Pueblo and Colorado Springs, about 45 and 90 minutes farther, respectively. A gorgeous home occupies the finest viewpoint on Hog Heaven Ranch, commanding amazing views in every direction. The stone-floored kitchen, cathedral-ceiling great room and a unique man-made waterfall are particularly attractive features of this home. In addition, a small cabin sits along Pass Creek, perfect for enjoying a quiet night with the soothing sounds of the creek in the background. Webster's Dictionary defines Hog Heaven as a very pleasing or satisfying state or situation. Here at , we think that definition fits this scenic ranch perfectly. We'd love to bring you here and see if you don't agree.