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La Plata County Land Info

La Plata County is located in Colorado. The county covers 1,700 square miles, equaling less than one percent of the state's total area. Of the 64 counties in Colorado, La Plata County ranks 14th in terms of the size of its population (54,688, according to 2015 Census estimates). Based on its natural assets, tourism and recreation define the economic landscape of La Plata County. Recent Lands of America data places the average value of land for sale in La Plata County at $17,830 per acre. The average list price of property and land for sale was $1,624,576 and the median land-parcel size was 14 acres. Land for sale in La Plata County totaled 10,205 acres and $182 million in overall land value, with the city of Durango featuring the most land for sale in the county. With a recreation- and tourism-dependent economy, recreational acreage and property, as well as hunting lands, are most commonly sold in La Plata County.

La Plata County, Colorado: Land, Ranches, Farms & more

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$7,750,000 525 acres 2 Beds | 2 Baths | 5700 sqft
3176 County Road 245, Bayfield, CO 81122 - La Plata County

Luxury Equestrian Estate

$1,000,000 Price Reduction! A masterpiece of landscape and architecture, and an exquisite equestrian property, the 525-acre Cottonwood Springs Ranch is nestled in a private east-west valley with easy access to the San Juan National Forest. Set above Texas Creek, the 5,700 sq.ft. northern New Mexico style estate was impeccably planned and constructed by some of the best regional craftsmen. The main home blends old and new elements with many modern updates, showcases exotic art collected from around the world and was carefully handcrafted with hand-troweled walls, high ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, hardwood floors with in-floor radiant heat, custom ironwork details, masonry privacy walls and immaculate flagstone patios and a keypad gate
Kay Davis United Country Real Estate
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$7,750,000 525 acres
Durango, CO 81303 - La Plata County

Cottonwood Springs Ranch

An exquisite 525+/- acre equestrian estate within 30 minutes of the La Plata County Airport and Durango, one of southwestern Colorados most attractive destination and recreational mountain towns. Ideally located in a very private east to west valley on the banks of Texas Creek, the property is perfectly positioned to receive plentiful sunshine. The highlight of the ranch is a masterpiece of architecture, the New Mexico styled 5,700+/- sq. ft. primary residence is impeccable from top to bottom, luxurious and eminently practical. A manicured and mixed forest of Spruce, Aspen and Ponderosa Pine trees are interspersed throughout the property, as well as irrigated and sub-irrigated pasture land surrounding the improvements. Additional improvemen
Jeff Buerger Hall and Hall
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$3,950,000 88.55 acres
Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

Thunder Ridge Ranch

Thunder Ridge Ranch is a beautiful 88.5 acre mountain retreat located 20 minutes north of Durango, one of southwestern Colorados most attractive recreational communities. The centerpiece of this holding is a meticulously crafted 11,946 sq. ft. log home. Completed in 2005, the impeccable residence is sited such that it enjoys abundant southern exposure as well as intimate views of the rock faces of Thunder Ridge and the timbered slopes of the San Juan National Forest. Located in a private east-to-west valley known as Spring Gulch, the ranch is less than one mile east of the Florida River and two miles west of the Los Pinos River. The property is contiguous to over 1,100 acres of landlocked BLM land, sits within one-half mile of national fore
Cody Lujan Hall and Hall
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$3,795,000 401 acres
Mancos, CO 81328 - La Plata County

Silver Creek Ranch

Silver Creek Ranch is a stunning 401-acre ranch bordering the San Juan National Forest, located in Montezuma County, Colorado, approximately 20 miles west of Durango. Within the small town of Mancos you will find basic necessities, and visitors can enjoy art galleries, gift shops and wholesome eateries in historic buildings. The entrance to Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away with hundreds of cliff dwellings perched high in the mountains where the history is rich and the views are spectacular. The nearby town of Durango is a well-known tourist destination and a prized residential area. Durango is filled with excellent art galleries, fine restaurants and the Silverton Railroad that offers scenic trips daily through the mountains
Live Water Properties Live Water Properties
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$2,250,000 80 acres
Durango, CO 81302 - La Plata County


ElkQuest - Trophy Elk Hunting Operation For the first time in history, ElkQuest, one of the most successful trophy elk hunting operations, is on the market! Based out of Durango, Colorado, this 20+ year, very successful trophy elk hunting operation is one of the few high-fence elk operations that have turned a 6-digit net profit year after year. The ElkQuest business is a complete package, including fencing to feeders, extensive equipment and the only substantial herd in the world which is highly resistant to Chronic Wasting Disease. ElkQuest has incredible name recognition and a deep client base. With the highest herd health status of any herd, the operation can be transferred to any ranch that has the acceptable acreage to continue the op
Greg Liddle Hayden Outdoors
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$1,597,000 20 acres
47940 US HW 160, Bayfield, CO 81122 - La Plata County

20 acres Bayfield, CO

The cotton creek escape is a true luxury mountain living home located on HW 160 just minutes from historic downtown Durango Colorado. This 3000 sq. ft. gem is a rare find when it comes to detail, location, and amenities. This dream home is on 17 wooded acres along with 3 acres of lush pasture and a seasonal creek located at the gated entrance. The residence is over the bridge and up the hill making for a fantastic view. With beautiful rocky mountain scenery and privacy there is no place like it. The Midwestern inspired home is made up of 3 bedrooms 2 full baths and one half bath. The entire estate misses nothing when it comes to detail. The home was remodeled with longevity in mind and should hold its true beauty for years to come. The gian
Bob Regester Mossy Oak Properties Colorado Mountain Realty
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$800,000 50 acres
4748 Cr 243, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

50 acres Durango, CO

Lemon Lake Lodge The Lemon Lake Lodge is consisted of 50 magnificent timbered acres located in a stunning setting at the north end of Lemon Reservoir. The lodge is surrounded by towering ponderosa pines, accompanied by the quaking sounds of leaves as the wind breezes through the valley into the colorful aspen groves. The Lemon Lake lodge is just a short 15 mile drive to Durango, CO. The main living quarters or lodge is a homey 4400 square foot, 3 level dwelling including a full kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a breath taking great room. This stunning lake front setting is a once in a lifetime opportunity, with the ability to set up a big game outfitters headquarters, boat rentals, fishing guide services, bait and tackle store, as well as
Bob Regester Mossy Oak Properties Colorado Mountain Realty
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$70,000 3 acres
176 Sunny ln, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

3 acres Durango, CO

Tween lakes escape is a nicely sloped 3 acre piece of land in the Tween Lakes subdivision. The parcel is located just 15 min northeast of Durango on CR 143 and also a short 20 min drive to Bayfield. This land is primed with several possible building sites with electric located very close. It can be a great family vacation spot, retirement location, or even a single family home. Being located on the top and side of a large foothill the views are exactly what you are looking for in a mountain home. There are few neighbors in the area making it a secluded location to enjoy the music from local birds or the wind sweeping through massive mature pines throughout the property. There are also some nice groves of aspens to enjoy with all of the amaz
Bob Regester Mossy Oak Properties Colorado Mountain Realty
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$55,000 34.78 acres
1715 La Boca Canyon rd., Ignacio, CO 81137 - La Plata County

34.78 acres Ignacio, CO

This incredible landscape is located just a short 10 miles south of Ignacio Colorado, near the New Mexico border. It is a beautiful canyon landscape that anyone can appreciate. With views of the sun setting to the west over the cannon stairs over magnificent pinion pines or of morning dew shimmering on the grasses as you start the day. This is a great location for family camping trips, a small horse ranch, or a beautiful place to build a cabin for the family to enjoy. This quiet and secluded area is home to local elk herds, mule deer, and countless wild turkey. With Navajo lake just 20 miles away you can enjoy the peace and quiet while still being near a premier recreational and fishing lake. The landing is a true bang for your buck and wil
Bob Regester Mossy Oak Properties Colorado Mountain Realty
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$21,750,000 1,769 acres 4 Beds | 6780 sqft
572 CR 124, Hesperus, CO 81326 - La Plata County

Indian Shadow Ranch

This exquisite 1,769-acre ranch, with approximately 1 mile of improved La Plata River, is one of the last large acreage ranches in the region. The property consists of several improvements, including a newly remodeled 6,780 SF 4 bedroom main residence, a 1,100 SF guest home, a 2,400 SF horse barn with apartment and two large top-quality shops. The ranch has several ponds and hay meadows. The fishery provides for great experiences and there is exceptional elk hunting.
Tom & Zach Morse Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty
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$15,950,000 975 acres 13 Beds | 12.5 Baths | 13000 sqft
371 CR 247, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

Elk Park Ranch

Absolutely one of the rarest offerings, featuring 975 acres of dramatic mountains and rolling meadows within a lush river valley less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Durango. Nearly a mile of carefully restored Florida River frontage, along with six ponds makes for a true "fisherman's paradise." And, it's called Elk Park Ranch due to the number of elk that call it home, establishing it as one of the best elk hunting ranches in the region. Over 13,000 SF of rustic log, timber and stone residential and ranch improvements can accommodate generations of family, friends and staff. The main residence (5,540+ SF), guest house (2,400 SF) and other buildings in the main compound have been extensively remodeled in the fall of 2014, bringing
Tom & Zach Morse Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty
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$12,000,000 920 acres
tbd County Road 124, Durango, CO 81326 - La Plata County

The Dutch Boys Ranch

This historic ranch has never been on the market since first settled in the late 1800's by 2 Germans known as the Dutch Boys hence "Dutch Boys Ranch". They built a sturdy log cabin which served as a stage stop along the stage route of that day that connected Durango to the La Plata Mining District. The rustic cabin is still useable today though lacking in any modern conveniences. The ranch lies at the foot of the La Plata Mountains and is abutted by National Forest on the North and BLM on the South. The property affords the ultimate in privacy and seclusion yet is only about a 30 minute drive fro the amenities of downtown Durango. Hunting is excellent and the owner's family controls all the guided hunting permits on the National Forest adjo
Rob Littfin, Geof Schlittgen, & Mike Davis Horizon Properties of Durango
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$11,750,000 35 acres 5 Beds | 6 Baths | 11700 sqft
189 S Windom Way, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

Cascade Pointe at Windom Ranch

This estate has 35-acres of the most captivating, unblemished views of the San Juan Mountain range and Electra Lake in a very private, secure and pristine setting. The 11,700 SF home is completely turnkey with everything imaginable ready for your comfort and entertaining in elegant style. Decorated with luxurious finishes, upscale Ralph Lauren furniture and fabrics, pieces from American Country Collection and many antiques and original paintings, this expansive yet cozy home is the epitome of casual elegance. The home has 5 bedrooms, including an upstairs guest suite/apartment, 6 full baths and 2 half baths, gourmet kitchen, sewing room, office and workout room, wood-burning and gas fireplaces, attached heated workshop with all tools an
Tom & Zach Morse Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty
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$8,500,000 70.67 acres 2 Beds | 4 Baths | 5229 sqft
12670 County Road 250, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

70.67 acres Durango, CO

This very special 69.67 acre property includes almost 3000 feet of beautiful Animas River frontage as it emerges from the deep gorge of the San Juan National Forest. This is very unique in that it is virtually the first private property with usable river frontage in the Animas Valley. The river frontage is all user friendly with beaches and granite boulders providing numerous pools and eddies ripe for fishing and water play. The very exclusive and private setting is comprised of irrigated pastures and pine forest. The well-appointed main home is set on a bench in the pines overlooking the river and pastures with views expanding to the Hermosa Cliffs of the North Valley. The home includes many fine features and finishes; living room with i
Rob Littfin, Geof Schlittgen, & Mike Davis Horizon Properties of Durango
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$8,500,000 80 acres 4 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 7000 sqft
10495 CR 250, Durango, CO 81301 - La Plata County

Vega Verde Ranch

Vega Verde Ranch is in the heart of the north Animas River Valley and is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the valley. Graced with 80 fertile acres, exceptional water rights and river frontage, Vega Verde Ranch is truly a rare offering. It features a stunning 7,000+ SF old west home that is the epitome of rustic elegance at its best, with many authentic 1880s southwest Colorado accents. The main residence has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in the main section of the house with an attached bunkhouse providing an additional 2 bedrooms, 2 separate baths with common living, dining and kitchen area. In addition, there is a detached 2+-car garage and 7 outbuildings including an equipment garage and ATV shed, and potting shed.
Tom & Zach Morse Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty