Eagle Canyon Ranch is 2,369 deeded acres of opportunity. It presents the opportunity to hunt, fish, develop, invest, preserve or enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature at its best.
The ranch, located in picturesque Custer County, affords sweeping views of the many snow capped 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, one of the highest, longest and straightest mountain ranges in North America.
A working cattle ranch for over 75 years, this property has recently been managed to attract big game. The dense stands of native timber and the many large open meadows with native grasses draw elk, deer, antelope, bear, mountain lions and turkey. The property borders tens of thousands of acres of BLM and National Forest Service land to the west allowing for limitless recreational activities.
Eagle Canyon Ranch is located on a year round maintained county road and is just 10 miles from the historic towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff with shopping, fine restaurants, lodging, a 24-hour medical facility, museums, and the Silver West Airport with a newly resurfaced 7,000-foot runway that accommodates all types of private aircraft and business jets. The airport has 24-hour fuel as well as hangar facilities.
If you need big box retail stores and national chain restaurants, Canon City is just 15 miles to the north. Pueblo is less than an hour s drive and Colorado Springs is 90 minutes away. Westcliffe is the county seat of Custer County and annually hosts the Bluegrass Festival, the Stampede Rodeo, the High Plains Music Festival, the Sangre Art Guild Art Show, Summer In The Park free concert series, writer s workshops and much more.
Custer County is home to the Rainbow Trail, a 100-mile trail at a constant elevation between 9,000 and 10,000 feet along the base of the Sangre De Cristo range. There are also 15 high and low altitude pristine mountain lakes with outstanding fishing in the county accessible by trails with spectacular views.
From your base in Custer County you can enjoy genuine old west atmosphere and hospitality and you are just a short drive from such memorable sites as the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and the Royal Gorge Arkansas River whitewater rafting tours. Enjoy proximity to prime vacation destinations yet retreat to the tranquility and beauty of this property, gaze at the beauty of the mountains or spend days riding the fence lines on horseback.
Eagle Canyon Ranch offers diverse terrain of towering rock formations, hidden valleys and sloping meadows. Numerous bluffs, ridges and hilltops with commanding views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains represent outstanding building sites. Many of the Sangre s ten 14,000-foot high peaks and 25 peaks over 13,000 feet can be seen to the west from the ranch. From the bluffs on the property, Pike s Peak can be seen to the north, New Mexico to the south and bald eagles can be seen soaring over the ranch s canyons and draws. Beautiful rock outcroppings, sheer cliffs, canyons, aspens, pines, junipers and meadows cover the ranch. Grape Creek also runs through the property.
The current owners created miles of roads through the property and the ranch contains a windmill and several historic sites, including an old west cow camp complete with old corrals.
Eagle Canyon Ranch is located in DOW Hunting Unit 69. There is a resident herd of elk and the ranch s location, landscape and food sources provide an excellent year round wildlife habitat. The thousands of acres of adjoining land also result in the property serving as a transition/staging area and migration area for much larger herds of elk. The ranch is also home to Merriam turkeys, black bear, antelope, deer, mountain lion and a host of other wildlife. This unit offers a draw for elk and mule deer tags. Merriam turkey tags can be purchased over-the-counter by residents and nonresidents. The ranch is also eligible for enrollment into the Division of Wildlife tag program for landowner tags based upon the acreage and carrying capacity.
There are currently no conservation easements on the property affording the new owner the option of the tax advantage of granting easements and/or developing portions of the property into smaller parcels while keeping a large portion for a wonderful year round family compound. Eagle Canyon Ranch provides numerous opportunities and possibilities. This can truly be a legacy property. Beautiful and historic Colorado and spectacular mountain views can be yours here for a fraction of the cost of properties on the Front Range and you can enjoy the beauty of the mountains, outstanding wildlife, hiking and pristine mountain lakes without high density, high price and commercialization. Few other properties in the west offer the combination of location, acreage, investment potential, amenities, value, wildlife and natural beauty found on Eagle Canyon Ranch.
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