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Tootle Ranch, Colorado
Property Types: Recreational
$649,000 / 321.00 Acres / Available
Just listed—321 acres at $649,000.
Situated in southwest Colorado’s picturesque Gunnison County off County Road 31, the scenic Tootle Ranch puts a sportsman’s paradise at your fingertips. Just southwest of Gunnison and 10 minutes from the upper end of the Blue Mesa—the state’s largest reservoir known for its fantastic trout fishing and for producing the state’ record lake trout at more than 50 pounds—the mountain property borders BLM on the east, south and west providing easy access to National Forest ground and private land to the north. Hunters will appreciate that the property is ideally positioned in Colorado Game Management Unit 67, known for mature, trophy mule deer and a healthy elk population. The current owners have been averaging one buck voucher, three bull vouchers and four to five cow elk vouchers each year. The buck vouchers should bring a minimum of $5,000 on the open market.
At approximately 9,000 feet in elevation, the property offers numerous scenic building sites for your private cabin and unbelievable views, all of it accessible by truck or side-by-side. The layout features sage and grass with cottonwoods and willows along the creek bottoms. Approximately 275 of the 321 acres are fenced with the fenced area cutting up the valley housing two springs, Camp Creek and Willow Creek. Another 35 acres are in a conservation easement. A 10’ X 20’ shed is at the entrance for your storage needs. The ranch currently has a grazing lease in place to keep its ag exemption.
One enjoys the benefits of privacy while being only 20 miles from the historic town of Gunnison offering shopping, dining, an airport and plenty to do. The town thrives thanks to its ranching, mining, tourism and educational opportunities. For additional flight options, the Montrose/Telluride airport is only a 1.5-hour drive.
While Gunnison County is known for world-class mule deer, the Tootle Ranch provides the opportunity to own a piece of history while you are at it as it backs up to the Vulcan Mine area established in 1894 where remains of several structures still stand. Now a ghost town, the site once drew miners for tellurium, sulfur, gold and silver as part of the historic Gunnison Gold Belt.