This ranch represents the last large parcel near Lemon Reservoir in the upper portion of the Florida River Valley. A 237 acre mountain ranch with exquisite 5,050 SF custom home, just 20 minutes from downtown Durango, Colorado. This recreational retreat boasts exceptional trout fishing along 1200 feet of the Florida River and borders the San Juan National Forest. The elegant 3-level home has 4/5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, game room, office, and wine room, all with high-end finishes/fixtures; all levels accessible by elevator.
This ranch has all the qualities desired-including water rights, river frontage, lush meadows, woodlands, expansive views, natural springs, National Forest access, privacy and security-all within a short drive to the historic downtown area of Durango.
Perched on a picturesque mountaintop, overlooking a tree lined river valley, a convenient 20 minutes northeast of Durango, the ranch is accessed from County Road 243. The property is just 1/4 mile north of Helen’s Store—a historic landmark—on the west side of the road. Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, and many cultural activities. There are endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The town is located 6,700 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The La Plata County area including Durango and Bayfield has a population of 44,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service from Houston and Dallas including facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 120 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 450 miles from Phoenix.