Absolutely one of the rarest offerings, featuring 1,008 acres of dramatic mountains and rolling meadows within a lush river valley less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Durango. Nearly a mile of carefully restored Florida River frontage, along with six ponds makes for a true "fisherman's paradise." And, it's called Elk Park Ranch due to the number of elk that call it home, establishing it as one of the best elk hunting ranches in the region.
Over 13,000 SF of rustic log, timber and stone residential and ranch improvements can accommodate generations of family, friends and staff. The main residence (5,540+ SF), guest house (2,400 SF) and other buildings in the main compound have been extensively remodeled in the fall of 2014, bringing them to an exceptional level of finish and comfort, while maintaining the rich history feel of the "homestead."
The surrounding grounds are magical, offering beautiful gardens, towering aspen, spruce and Ponderosa trees, which frame ancient cliffs and distant peaks. The sound of running water is ever present with the Florida River running next to the compound and meandering streams connecting the multiple ponds just out your backdoor. Also, there are trails throughout the ranch for equestrian pursuits and hiking. It is the true essence of a "recreational paradise" within a secure and private compound within minutes of Durango.