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Predator Acres, Colorado
Property Types: Farms, Ranches for Sale, Waterfront, Cabin, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
Predator Acres consist of 277+/- Acres approximately 13 miles south of Monte Vista, Colorado on the northern side of Conejos County. The property lies on the western side of the San Luis Valley along the Alamosa River drainage, a tributary of the Rio Grande River. The property is located at an elevation of between 8,220 and 8,480 feet in the transition of the Valley’s rolling grasslands to the ponderosa and juniper covered foothills. Rolling mesas in the north and south covered with grassland and low shrubs, and the valley of the Alamosa River containing a nearly level floodplain supporting grassland on dry sites and a lush riparian forest along the river bottom characterizes the property’s terrain. Views of the southern end of the San Juan mountain Range can be had looking west, and views of the towering Sangre De Christo range to the east across the valley. The property boasts ¾ of a mile of great fishing in the Alamosa River and borders thousands of acres of BLM on portions of all sides of the property. A conservation easement through the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation blankets the property protecting the ranching heritage and its sought-after hunting and fishing grounds. However, a building envelope allows for one to build any additional improvements in the designated area. The history of this area is extensive and many signs of ancient civilization can be seen on and around the property. Area attractions feature the resort town of South Fork just under an hour drive to the north with the famous Rio Grande Club boasting 18 holes of championship golf, and legendary powder skiing at Wolf Creek ski area just to the southwest of South Fork.
Wildlife Resources: Predator Acres boast ¾ of a mile of the Alamosa River, a tailwater fishery with water released by Terrace Reservoir to the west of the property. Recent restoration of streamflows has made this stretch of river a quality fishery with stabilized year-round flows. Fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout can be found in the river adding an exceptional sporting feature to the property. River structure on the property is good with cut banks, riffles, runs, and pools making great habitat for fish. The river bottom itself is lined with cottonwoods, willows, alders, and native grasses making ample wildlife habitat for deer, turkey, elk, bear, bighorn, and a multitude of small game species and birds. The property is bordered on portions of all sides by thousands of acres of BLM terrain with rolling juniper and ponderosa hills, as well as the Rio Grande National forest beginning two miles west of the property. With the wildlife habitat on the property as well as the seemingly infinite public lands immediately adjacent, there is no shortage of hunting, fishing, and recreational resources to be had on and around Predator Acres. The property is located in Colorado Game Management units 80 and 81, both being over the counter units for elk with one landowner tag available for Mule Deer. This area is known for producing quality animals and the property sits right in the heart of hunting country.
Improvements and Equipment: Predator Acres has a 2 BR, 2 BA 1360 SF cabin surrounded by an orchard of 100 year old apple trees with electricity and water delivered from one of the three wells on the property. There are a total of three water wells on the property, with the house well being 15gpm, and the other two being 4gpm. There is a gas fireplace that heats the cabin with a bulk propane tank. A shooting bench has been set up with 100, 200, 350, and 400 yard steel gongs. There is a 30x50 Morton Barn building with concrete floor for equipment. The cabin and barn are in outstanding condition and make for a great setup for a recreational paradise. The sale of the property will be turn-key with all furniture, TV's, satellite dishes, equipment, etc included. The equipment conveyed with the sale is a 25hp Kubota tractor with 125 hours, with a 3pt seeder, disc, bush hog, and back blade. Also, an ATV trailer, dual axle flatbed trailer, four-horse trailer, welder, and 1971 Deuce-and-a-half Truck will convey.
Overall, this is a phenomenal recreational property with adjoining public land and endless hunting and fishing opportunities right out your back door. Call for a private showing today!