Dan Shores - Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties
5963 Hwy 149
Powderhorn, CO 81230

Description

When Lieutenant E. H. Ruffner made his historic reconnaissance of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado in 1873, he made special note of a spectacular rock formation bisected by the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River called the Great Gate. Today, nearly 150 years later, the Great Gate has lent its name to Gateway Ranch at its feet, a signature property offering unparalleled views, trophy Stillwater and freestone trout fishing and direct access to public lands at every point of the compass. Perfectly suited for the recreation-oriented landowner, the Gateway Ranch also boasts two beautiful homes, a main residence of over 3000 square feet and a charming guest cabin, both of which serve as luxurious headquarters for a multitude of outdoor activities. Gateway Ranch consists of almost 42 acres of meadow and riparian woodlands adjoining the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, at an elevation of 8000 feet. Approximately half of the acreage is an irrigated meadow suitable for hay and/or grazing horses or cattle. Water rights on the ranch are quite senior in appropriation and easily meet the needs of irrigation. With no neighbors in sight, the views from Gateway Ranch are as spectacular as you'd find in a John Wayne Western. The impressive bluffs of the Great Gate itself make an immediate backdrop that rises sharply over 600 feet above the river. To the west lies Alpine Plateau, flanked with heavy spruce and aspen forests, and home to herds of trophy elk. To the east, Cannibal Plateau climbs above tree line to 12,000 feet and shelters the seldom-visited Powderhorn Wilderness Area. Almost endless foot or horseback forays into these adjacent areas are possible from the basecamp at Gateway Ranch. Smaller sections of Federal land both to the north and south complete a buffer that fully surrounds the ranch. Anglers will be delighted to find that Gateway Ranch adjoins two miles of public special regulation water on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. Rainbow trout fishing is catch and release, and only two browns 16 inches and greater can be kept per day, making the trout population as rich as any in this part of the state. Put on your waders, walk out the door, and enjoy day after day of hooking 12- to 20-inch trout that are especially fond of stonefly imitations. Vary your experience on either of the ranch's two ponds, which hold trout measured in pounds instead of inches. Not far afield from the ranch are Lake San Cristobal to the south and Blue Mesa Reservoir to the north, each about 30 minutes distant, and both meccas

Details

MLS#727882
StyleFarm or Ranch
Sub-TypeResale
StatusActive
Year2010
Days On Site654

Features

Bed(s)3
Bath(s) 1 Full, 2 Three Quarter
SQ Feet3,126
Story(s)1 Story
Acreage41.93
Water FrontYes

Additional Information

Taxes3008.95
HeatingForced Air
Interior FeaturesW/D Hookup
Available AmenitiesElectricity,Phone

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Area Information

StateCO
CountyGunnison
CityPowderhorn
Zip Code81230
AreaPowderhorn
Middle SchoolGunnison 6-8
High SchoolGunnison 9-12
Listing VS Median (in 81230)
Price:
$2,995,000
low | high
Med:
$289,000
100% of Average
SqFt:
3,126
low | high
Med:
0
100% of Average
$ / SqFt:
$958
low | high
Med:
$0
100% of Average
On Site:
654
low | high
Med:
53
100% of Average
Listing Updated: 11/11/2018
MLS Number: 727882
Listing Provided By:
Dan Murphy  of  Team Murphy Realty LLC



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