Guests Enjoy Exclusive Recreational and Hunting Rights on 700+ Acres of Prime Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Bobcat, and Mountain Lion Habitat surrounded by Low-Pressure Private land. There's also plenty of nearby public hunting and hiking on Little Sheep and Sheep Mountain. This property is a well-traveled elk route between the Huerfano and Sheep Mtns to the South and the Muddy Creek and the Green Mountains to the North.
It's just south of HWY 69 and is located in GMU 85 which has Over-The-Counter Bull Elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons and OTC Either-sex Elk Archery tags. A half a mile from our boundary is the Wolf Springs Ranch which requires 19 preference points to draw. Colorado has the largest Elk Population in the Country. In fact, there are about twice as many Elk in Colorado than Montana and about as many as New Mexico, Idaho, and Wyoming combined.
No ATV's. It's located just a few miles out of the small town of Gardner, CO which has a General store/Deli, a bar, and some real characters. Gardner is located 30 minutes from I-25 in Walsenburg and 30-40 minutes from the resort town of Westcliffe which offers shopping and many dining options.
The setting is convenient but secluded. The cabin is located at the base of Apache Ridge. There isn't another house to be seen for miles. There are the Snow capped Sangre de Cristos to the West and the Green Mountains to the North and East. From the top of Apache Ridge, you can see Big Sheep and Little Sheep Mountain. The driveway is over 1 mile long and is a dirt road. If rain or snow is in the forecast, 4WD is required.
Gardner is a historic town originally founded along the stage route from Westcliffe/Silvercliffe to Walsenburg. Some of the newly paved highway 69 is a proposed part of the 'Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway' passing the landmark Gardner Butte just as you come thru town. The entire area was hunting grounds for Apache, Comanche, and Ute Indians with plenty of artifacts and arrowheads remaining. In the 1960s the town became a mecca for hippies. Communes were formed and at least one still exists.
While we mostly cater to hunters, this property is a great place to get away from the city lights and see the open sky. It's large enough to accommodate family gatherings and there are loads of attractions within an hour's drive including Great Sand Dunes National Park and Trout Fishing Opportunities.
Large Modern 5 BR/2.5 bath Cabin with warm In-Floor Heat, Woodstove, Well-stocked kitchen, Pool Table and Wildlife Observation Tower/Hunting Blind next to Wildlife Water Drinkers.
LOOKING FOR: Worldwide big game hunting, big fishing trips, or vacation trips. Not interested in whitetail or turkey.