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338 acres of beautiful ponderosa pine forest, meadows, rock formations, mountain
views, plentiful wildlife, well over a half a square mile of your own national forest quality ranch land.

This ranch is located within western Las Animas county Colorado, which is just north of Raton,
New Mexico. This ranch is between the Spanish Peaks and IS-25. The Sangre de Cristos are just
west of the Spanish Peaks. Elevation of this ranch is roughly 7,100', with year around access.
One of the largest herds of elk in the entire state of Colorado is located within this county
and the adjacent counties along the Sangre de Cristos & Spanish Peaks area (San Isabel National Forest).
This is prime wildlife habitat with elk, deer, bear, turkey & tufted eared squirrels residing
on this property most of the year. It could be used for either a homestead, recreational activities
or for hunting, as you choose.

Great Prepper or Retirement Property (low population & low taxes)!

Spanish Peaks from one of my high meadows.

The Ute and Comanche Indians called these two mountains "Wahatoya",
roughly interpreted as "breasts of the earth".

Excellent place on which to live, raise your own food, harvest your own energy and SURVIVE.

Due to all the rigging/manipulation of the Entire US Economic/Financial Systems, the days that I
will still accept Federal Reserve Debt notes (USDollars) for this land are getting fewer. Expect
that day to be in late Sept or Oct of 2021 (just a few weeks), the month before the US
government collapses due to hyper-inflation, expected in mid October, 2021. Afterwhich, payment
must be in "certified" gold/silver of acceptable demominations/types (to me): US Gold Eagles & well
known credible (US & Canadian) 100 oz Silver bars as in RCM or RMC (NOT Scottsdale or Perth Mints!)

A well, tall windmill & a large cistern could allow you to exist off the grid with the essentials.
There is a dowsed well site very close to the prime building spot at near 7200' elevation (hill top).
There is a 2nd dowsed well site on the 360 degree view meadow, north about a quarter mile (hill top),
which could be used for watering livestock/wildlife away from the house.

Prices are firm, not "asking prices". Cash deal to seller only.

                                            1) 337.6 acres for $1,100,000     Developed land, comprised of 7 contiguous tracts ranging
                                                                                                  from 35-100 acres each, roughly 1 mile by 1/2 mile
                                                                                                  Being sold all together. We are not selling this in 7 individual tracts.
                                                                                           May sell off one 35 acre tract or 73+ acres, north end: one transaction.

Highest elevation is just over 7,200 feet above sea level (bottom of southeast quadrant, bottom right) & is the best building spot.

Highest elevation is just over 7,200 feet above sea level (1.36+ miles high) & is the best building spot,
which is just behind these 2 trees in front and to the left/south of where this picture (below) was snapped.

This is my favorite building site, just within the trees, on the east side of this meadow, with great views of the Spanish Peaks.
The Sangre de Cristos are just west of the Spanish Peaks. Late fall picture. Taken on 100ac tract.

Prices are subject to change over time as the U.S. Dollar looses more value
and these prices are not encumbered with any commissions. We are not Realtors
or developers and we are NOT paying for services that we do NOT need. We have
owned this land for 30 years & are just letting the next generation have their
turn at enjoying this wonderful property. We are willing to sell this property
to any buyer on a straight Seller to Buyer deal, with NO bureaucratic middle men
of any kind.
This is exactly the way that I bought this property 30+ years ago.

Terms are a straight Cash deal to the Seller. We are NOT a bank.

That is what we will do & here is what we will NOT do: deal with any realtor,
sign or use any CO state RE contracts or use a CO state controlled Title Company
for Closing
, as any of these by their nature gives the CO State the Dominate role in
any deal, but where they have NOTHING invested. I am NOT a resident of Colorado,
and am NOT under the control of this state. Again, this is exactly the way that I
bought this property 30+ years ago.

Seller will not agree to an offer to buy based on an extended/delayed closing date.

We will acquire/deliver a Title Abstract of the property & we will deliver a Warranty Deed
to the buyer so that they can personally have it recorded at the county seat.

The simple Contract we will use includes the Closing procedure, which will be done
virtually, i.e. transfer of documents & Cashier's Checks/funds & the order & time frame
of the closing procedures.

Seller is expecting a closing date of less than one month, based on the time necessary
for the local Title Company to construct a "Title Abstract", which should be done in
less than two weeks, leaving one week to finish up the details: principle payment & delivery
of a warranty deed to either the county for filing &/or to the buyer.

All lands for sale by the local realty office in the Apishapa River Valley or nearby have
been sold out recently, as of late July, 2020. They normally have about 35+ listings, on
average. Meaning supply of land like this is getting quite scarce. This the beginning of
long term trend as folks flee the cities & Towns in effort to survive this military grade
bioweapon & the communist take down of America, collapsing the entire US Financial system.

I think everyone knows what scarcity does to prices, so don't delay too long, as scarcity
& prices increase, due to higher demand & dwindling supply. 35 acre development ended
in this area well over a decade ago (due to financial crisis of 2007-8).

Call for the current prices, as the prices will vary due to the failing value of the
U.S.Dollar, as indicated by either fall in the Dollar Index and/or the rise in the value of
Gold/silver compared to the declining fiat U.S.Dollar, which has already lost a significant %
in 2020. Expect prices to change at least monthly at those times when the US Dollar destruction
is underway &/or accelerating, expected now in October.

Silver is already near unobtainable in any large quantity.

320 acres qualifies one to apply for two private-land buck tags per year.

Sale is for the surface rights only, as the Seller does not own any mineral rights.

There are a set of Restrictive Covenants(RCs), which were created to help each owner
protect their own rights & that of their investment, however there is NO official
Home Owners Association. Hence, there are NO legally required dues or fees.
Enforcement of the RCs is by each owner only and any owner can enforce them should
the situation arise.
FYI: Over the past 30 years, this has never been needed/done, to the best of my knowledge.
FYI: an ad hoc group is leasing out this property to keep the taxes low based on
agricultural use. Anyone can fence off their property entirely or in part (house).
My land is fenced on the East & South sides and has about one thousand foot of
fence on the western side, just north/south of where Bear Claw Pass enters Tract 22.
See map below: Bear Claw Pass is where it has "Entrance" on the left side and T-22
is the 57.8 acre tract on the lower left part of the detailed layout map(below).

For those of you that do not know that they put in a bunch of natural gas
wells all along the front range of the Rockies from New Mexico to Montana,
from about 1994-2008. They only expected them to last about 15 years and the
production was not as good as they hoped. 2007 + 15 = 2022.
Once they put in a lot of wells about 2005-2007 or so, they over supplied the
market and the price per unit dropped from about $10 to about $3. It's less now,
($2.5-2.6) so while they are making some money (perhaps), they are running skeleton crews
and ownership has changed. Update date: Sept 2021, NGas has gone up $2/unit, $5+
Still a long way down from $10/unit.

There are about 6 wells in this section and 3 wells on my 338 acres and one is
on Tract 28 towards the back of a southern ridge. The motor (that are on some wells)
has not run on that well for near two years. They have to pull about 2000' pipe to
replace the motor & they have not, and probably will not.

I'm expecting them to completely shutdown in a couple of years, but in the mean time,
they maintain the roads at their expense, which they signficantly improved when
these wells were first put in.

If you press them, they may even electrify that motor should they ever choose to
reactivate it & you could press them to run the electric line to it at their expense,
which would go right by the best building site on the tract, or at least quite near it.
If you want to know more, ask, as it's too much to write.

There is also a well on the Tract that is just west of my Tract 29 (my northwestern tract)
which is not on my property and the electric line runs right by that well & I think that
well could be electrified too. But this may have to be pushed through the state and
several nearby property owners working together to get this done.

PNR put in these wells in 2007-8 and now Evergreen owns/operates them. I had PNR agree
to electrify the 2 wells on my place including T-28 that were not already with electric
motors (quiet), but I had a wreck and could not get up to CO to work out a route to put
in the electric lines, so it didn't happen. That was in 2013. I didn't want to just let
the Electric Company to just put them where they wanted (as they don't care what the land
looks afterwards & I do). I personally cut all the trees on the line I ran up near my
cabin (southeast), back in 1993 over the Thanksgiving weekend, 2/3rd a mile in three days.

Hope that information is helpful.

All parcels have both electricity and all weather roads to them, except tract 27 (not forsale alone).

Cell phone service works in the area, except down in low/narrow valleys.

Currently all this land is available. Web Site will be kept up to date.

[ The area around the Sangre de Cristos (southern extension of the Rocky Mountains) & Cuchara
in the San Isabel National Forest (not labeled on the map.) ]

More details below, toward the bottom of this page, including maps, topos and pictures.

This ranch is located in southern Colorado just north of the New Mexican border and east of the Sangre de Cristo mountains (a southern extension of the Rocky Mountains). The two mountain peaks you see in the picture above are the Spanish Peak, which are two extinct volcanoes. This land is roughly 70% covered with Ponderosa pine. The rest is a mixture of meadows, lush canyon bottoms usually with water moving through (see picture below), large rock formations and some Chinook. The wildlife is plentiful in this area of Colorado with Elk, black bear, mule deer, large Russian turkey, tufted eared squirrels, bobcats, lynx, coyotes and much more rarely, cougar may be heard, along with their sign being found. To be more specific, there are no other areas in Colorado that have a higher State rating in regard to the density of wildlife. It's a good hunting ranch. There are lots of elk roaming around on this ranch, and you will see their tracks everywhere. I've walked upon to groups of elk all over this property at various times of the year. If there is water and vegetation, they have no reason to leave and move into the high country. I've run elk and bear off the same area on the same day. The turkey seem to like the area of the valley bottoms around western boarder. If you plant oats, which I did one year, they will never be far away.

This land has a number of alternative energies available. There is several life times worth of standing trees that need to be thinned just to enhance the distance between healthy trees. Secondly, you have passive solar. Thirdly, you have wind power for running a wind mill to pump water out of your well into a cistern. Augment this with a propane tank and you will have little use of the electric company. Wood could be used for cooking year around (outside during the warm months and inside during the cooler months). And wood could be used for all HEATing needs during the winter. Passive solar could be used for a lot of your electric needs. This could be very low cost foot print to operate, including property taxes, which are very low, due to the AG exemption.

Cuchara and the "Highway of Legends" are just over Cordova Pass at 11,000 feet. Excellent trout fishing and alpine hiking can be found between the pass and the Sangre de Cristos, northern New Mexico, or north or west of the San Luis valley. There are many centers of activity within a few hours of this area in just about every direction, including within northern New Mexico: Colorado Springs, Cuchara, Le Veta, Blue Lake, Bear Lake, Denver, Raton, Red River, AngelFire, Taos, Sante Fe, Pagosa Springs, Durango, Royal Gorge,..., and dozens more. This area is very rich in history and interesting places to visit.

This is a great forested investment with a number of areas of large mature trees. There are some amazing mountain views from a number of possible building sites. The roads on and to this ranch are kept open year around. This investment would make a great ranch for horses or cattle. There are a lot of interesting places to ride horses in the area. You would have almost 2000 acres to ride on nearby, contiguous to this place. There are some very good locations for a horse barn near the house, with a small meadow next to the barn that could be used for occasional grazing for the horses. A small number of cattle could be run on the northern section to maintain the existing ag exemption or it could be leased to a nearby neighboring cattle rancher, along with other boarding neighbors for that purpose

The weather on this ranch is moderate, with milder winters than further north or at higher altitudes and with beautiful summer days with cool evenings. The elevation on this ranch is between 7,200 and 6,900 feet above sea level. The distance between those two extremes is almost a mile. That's quite mild by Colorado standards. Much of the land is almost level and is quite easy to walk, ride your horse or hike around on.

(See the topographic map below.)

This 338 acres has a ranch road just on the northwestern corner of the property and then pulls away as it heads northeasterly. A second ranch road comes to the western boundary and enters the property. This road is just there to access this land, i.e. it's not a through road. A county road (CR 44.0) just touches the southeast corner. However, there are no roads along the length of any boundaries, so the native wildlife are not disturbed by the occasional passing vehicle along the northwest or southeast corners. This ranch is very private.

(See the topographic map below.)

The buyer is responsible for their own well and septic systems. Other known wells in the area have been around 300-360 feet.

This is the nicest area within the whole county, and there are some beautiful lands in this county, though most are within a National Forest or are in areas which are not kept open year around. The roads that provide access to all of this land is currently rocked. In addition, the ranch roads are graded during the winter months and kept clear of snow accumulation. The entrance into these lands from the ranch is fenced & gated and the gates are kept closed. Even in times of heavy snows, the county roads have been kept open year around.

Amenities for these this land include: electricity and road access to the property boundaries and to the existing cabin. A private road also exists to several prime building spots at high points upon the ranch. Elevation is between 6900 feet & 7200 feet. This property is located 4 miles from Gulnare, 13 miles from Groceries, Gas and basic services (schools), and roughly 23-30 miles from larger towns on IH-25: Walsenburg and Trinidad. This ranch is geographically roughly 7 miles south by southwest of Aguilar (which is between Trinidad and Walsenburg on IS-25) and is about 7 miles (as the crow flies) west from IS-25.

Las Animas county has a population of roughly 15 thousand with close to nine thousand in Trinidad, with the rest of the county being sparsely populated. Cuchara and the "Highway of Legends" are just over Cordova Pass at 11,000 feet. Excellent trout fishing and alpine hiking can be found between the pass and the Sangre de Cristos, northern New Mexico, or north or west of the San Luis valley. There are many centers of activity within a few hours of this area.

[Very hugh Ponderosa pine on the ranch, in Castro canyon, you can't reach around the trunk.]

[Local adhoc entertainment on the ranch, i.e. two brothers who use to entertain locally back in the 60s, Jim & Budd.]

Basic shopping is within 15 miles and more extensive shopping is in either Trinidad or Wallsenburg. Pueblo is just over an hour away, with Colorado Springs about 2.5 hours away.

This 338 acres is roughly one mile tall and a half mile wide. There is no road running along the length of the property. There are just the county road that just touches the southeastern corner and a ranch road that touches the northwestern corner. There is a private road (Bear Claw Pass) that comes into the west side of the property from the main North/South ranch road (Apishapa Lane) and deadends into the western boundary. This is the road that provides access to most of this property (338 acres). There is a gate where this road enters the property on the western boundary. So there is minimal to no effect by road traffic to this property.

Call for more information about this ranch investment.
A total of 338 acres is availble for sale. See price above.

One large estate is available, roughly one mile tall by a half mile wide.

Regarding terms, an outright cash deal to the seller is required.

Typical forest views under the tall trees.

Pictures only give this land a flat 2 dimensional image. They're no substitute for actually experiencing the real forest, with the sounds of wildlife, the fragrance of pine and sage and listening to the breeze passing through the pines. You owe it to yourself to visit this beautiful and peaceful place if you're in the least bit interested in acquiring and developing your own environment away from the rat race of urban living.

There is always "real estate" for sale, BUT

      Ranch Land of this high quality is EXTREMELY rare.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. You will not find a ranch investment of this high quality within the state of Colorado at this price in such a large parcel with these amenitities. This land is just like that within a national forest, but without having to share it with everyone else.

Lush canyon bottom of Castro canyon, below dam/pond.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any question.

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A ranch cookout. Mesquite grilled to perfection! :-)

Everything seems to taste & smell better in the cool mountain air.

This is the view west along the northern boundary from near the northeast corner. Some of those snow covered peaks (Sangre de Cristos, pictured in May) are over 14,000 feet and the pass to them tops 11,000 feet. It's just left of the two close mountains (Spanish Peaks, two extinct volcanoes) on the right side of the picture below. Picture taken from 38ac tract and over the 35ac tract, facing west by southwest.

Star is Gulnare, Colorado. Land is just east of there 3+ miles.

[ Click here: ] To see the cabin during it's construction process.

Cabin is in the southeast corner on the 100 acres parcel (not for sale alone).


How would you like to start your day by waking up to one of theses views? Taken from 38ac tract, over the 35ac tract.

View of Spanish Peaks from a possible building site in the northeast part.
Sangre de Cristo's are off to the left and are visible from this location.
Picture above was taken from 38ac tract.

View of Spanish Peaks from near my favorite building site, at about 7,200' elevation.
Southeastern part of the property.

Elk on the dam of my stock tank, northwest boundary of tract 22 (center, west of 338acres).

Colorado topo map and boundary for entire 338 acres and surrounding lands

Both "Apishapa Lane" & "Elk Trail" are miss placed onto old jeep trails.
Better yet find this area on ... it's pretty clear there. You'll also see
"Bear Claw Pass" that hits this land coming off "Apishapa Lane" on its western boundary.
43.7 goes northeast to Aguilar & 44.0 goes eastwards to Ludlow, both on the Interstate.
The 338 acres is within the yellow lines. You can compare this to the aerial picture above.

Layout of the 338 acres (roughly). 73+ acres are the top two tracts.
Below is the 264+ acres, all accessed by a single western entrance gate.

Elk horn found in the high spoon shaped meadow north of the cabin.

West Spanish Peak just behind the 2 trees on the right & snow caped Sandgre de Cristos
right above the trees to the left. Facing west by southwest.

Road up the eastern side of Castro canyon, electric line alongside.

Road heading toward the large meadow south of the pond.

Actually, all of these roads have been upgraded significantly. I just do not
have any pictures of them after they were completely rebuilt.

Turkey on the dam of my stock tank, northwest boundary of tract 22 (center, west of 338acres).

Canyon bottom with small "spring fed" stream moving through it (May &/or Sept).

Small pool used by wildlife & some elk tracks (left).

Same small stream and more elk tracks.

Good elk habitat.

All acreage is approximated on this advertisement. The legal descriptions are accurate.

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