If you want one of the best recreational properties in Colorado, you just found it. Wyatt West Ranch backs up to some of the best hiking, biking, ATV, snowmobile, and cross country ski trails Southwest Colorado has to offer, with direct access into over 1 million acres of the San Juan National Forest. In the midst of this pristine environment is the main residence - a custom 4,540 SF log home with magnificent views of the La Plata Mountains. In addition there is a beautiful 1,600 SF guest home.
Map & Boundaries
This ranch is beautifully situated atop a ridge overlooking the Mancos River Valley against the backdrop of the La Plata Mountains bordered by San Juan Nation Forest. It is a convenient 10 minutes from the town of Mancos and forty minutes west of Durango’s historic downtown area. It is located on the east side of County Road 42, 6 miles off of 148, ½ mile north of US Highway 160. With spectacular views of the La Plata Mountain range to the northeast and Mesa Verde to the south, the ranch is in an ideal location. The ranch is at an elevation 8,100 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain and valley views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures average 78, 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 city of Mancos, which is 5 miles from the ranch, sits at the base of Mesa Verde National Park, and as a small rural town, offers basic services to the surrounding community. The charming town of Durango is located 25 miles to the east, 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. The four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The Montezuma County area, which includes Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, has a population of approximately 30,000 and is the most southwestern of the 64 counties in the state of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient American Indian structures, including the famous cliff dwellings, found in the county. Roughly 1/3 of the county is tribal land, 1/3 is federal land (administered by the National Park Service, the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management), and 1/3 is private or state/county land. The La Plata County area, including Durango and Bayfield has a population of 45,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Houston and Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is approximately 75 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 320 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 430 miles from Phoenix.