This 142 acre waterfront property is located about 2 miles from Hwy 133 along County Road 12 towards Kebler pass and Crested Butte in Gunnison County. A sturdy bridge crosses Coal Creek and massive wooden columns mark the entrance to the property. A long paved driveway and sizable lawn area lead to the secluded home compound. The 2,132 square foot home lies along the confluence of Anthracite and Coal Creeks.
Originally constructed in 1906, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home was remodeled in 1994. Board and batten wood siding and river rock columns give this American Craftsman-style lake-house a charming country feel. Metal roofing and mission style wood trim adorns the exterior windows and upstairs deck railings.
The interior of the home features extensive hand-painted mission-style wood work throughout. The domestic water is supplied from a well and water softeners help eliminate the hard water often associated with wells. The home has electricity and phone, hot water baseboard heat, a septic system and buried propane tank for the fuel supply. Heat is supplemented with a wood burning stove located in the Family Room on the main level.
The area surrounding the living compound of this incredible Colorado fishing property features an expansive grass lawn and beautiful wild flower beds surround the ponds near the house. Wild turkeys can be seen strutting around the house and lawn area. Outbuildings allow for proper equipment storage and a two-car detached garage and workshop are nearby. Above the garage sits an 812 square foot studio apartment that could be used as a guest suite or housing for an on-site caretaker.
9 private fishing ponds dot the landscape of this secluded Colorado fishing property?known as Snowshoe Ranch due to it?s close proximity to Snowshoe Canyon and Creek. The ponds lie along the valley floor between the river bottom and the steep spruce-fir slopes of the Gunnision National Forest. The ponds are stocked with trout and 3 separate spawning areas allow them to thrive on their own.
The picturesque ponds feature wildflower gardens, cattails, wooden bridges and many sitting areas. Wild berries and oak-brushland provide food and cover for the local wildlife. The property is home to black bear, wild turkey, elk, mule deer to name a few and the ponds provide nesting and resting areas for migratory waterfowl.
This top-notch Colorado fishing property boasts almost a mile of private access to Anthracite and Coal Creeks. The two creeks come together on the property and the confluence offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities for cutthroats, brooks, and brown trout. This stretch of Anthracite Creek features varied river terrain with fast running water and many still pools for native trout to hang out in.
At 6,380? in elevation, the property sits near County Road 12 which winds through the nearby Raggeds Wilderness and features seasonal access to the resort town of Crested Butte. This Colorado fishing property is bordered by Gunnison National Forest on three sides and is located in GMU 53. Over-the-counter elk licenses are available for 2nd and 3rd Rifle Seasons and several trail heads into the National Forest are located nearby.
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