35 acres just one lot from incredible Elk Preserve! Awesome Elk habitat! One lot away from 25,000 acre State Elk Preserve. which allows hunting in season with a permit. Gentle grass lands and nearly level, ideal for livestock. Huge views of snowy peaks. Complete privacy, yet just 2 miles of Colorado Hwy 9 just SE of Fairplay. Under an hour to Breckenridge, 2 hours to Denver, less to Colorado Springs. No HOA, no dues, no covenants, no requirement that a home is ever built. Small area of 17 lots of 35 acres, ALWAYS. Large ranches on 2 sides. Zoning and future well allow for 2 homes, livestock, barns, 1 acre irrigation and a personal use green house. Taxes are $785 for the year.
At 9200 feet above sea level, this is classic alpine weather. Never too hot, never too cold, abundant sunshine and low humidity. No snakes up here! Small amounts of light power snow for a few months in mid winter. Too high to "farm" but suitable for ranching.
In addition to the hunting, there is tremendous fishing on the nearby South Platte River and reservoirs; Spinney, 11 Mile, Antero and Tarryall. National Forest lands full of year round trails are 20 minutes away.
SW out of Denver on Us Hwy 285 for 83 miles to Fairplay. SE out of Fairplay on Hwy 9 for 7 miles to Redhill Rd. NE on Redhill Rd 1/4 mile. Follow the 2 signs to Trout Creek Ranch. At large gate, look to the right just down hill and there is a simple panel gate unlocked, that lets you take the road down to trout creek, small development begins as soon as you cross the creek.
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