Mule Canyon Ranch & Holding
America always attracts high achievers and high achievers are always seeking summits. At a certain time in a successful person?s life the highest good is securing a place and a land to call home, ground on which to build the ultimate home offering rest, solitude, peace and beauty. Mule Canyon Ranch is that land. Here are 145.87 acres of steep, deep forest, low, grassy meadows, cliff-clad washes that are lined with gambrel oak and Cottonwood. Bordering the deeded acres are 640 acres of State Land with a grazing lease in place. The deeded acreage is currently leased in an agricultural capacity with a local cattle rancher keeping the property taxes under $50 a year. This would remain until a home was built and then only the home and any fenced acreage would raise your property taxes. To be perfectly clear the ultimate home is not the largest or even grandest home, it is the home that captures the owner?s heart, the home that fits the owner?s lifestyle. There?s no Property Owner Association and there are several low impact driveways that have been brought into the land to possible build sites. Electricity is in the county-maintained road that fronts the land and the small town of Westcliffe, CO is approximately 9 miles south. The acreage has not by any means been fully explored so if you?re intrigued come out and hike this beautiful, inspiring land but expect to take some time because it?s big. The views are 360-degree-beautiful, with the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the West and the most telling vista in the East; a rock formation that culminates in a tapering, temple-like steeple.
Westcliffe and Silver Cliff are located in the Wet Mountain Valley, Custer County, at approximately 8000 feet. The two towns are bordered on the west by the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains that ascend to 14,000 feet on some peaks, and the rolling Wet Mountains to the east. The Collegiate Peaks can be seen in the north along with Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks can be seen to the south. The Wet Mountain Valley is famous for its unparalleled views, rural-ranching lifestyle, and endless miles of wilderness hiking trails through high-mountain meadows bursting with wildflowers and over 40 high-mountain lakes for fly-fishing.
Custer County was formed in 1877 and is the 10th smallest of the 64 counties in Colorado. Its tranquil valley, spectacular mountains and thousands of acres of National Forest make the County a magnet for hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. The Wet Mountain Valley reminds visitors of what Colorado once was, and Custer County still is.
From Westcliffe travel north on CR 255 approximately 9 miles, property is on your right. Look for signs and flagging or make an appointment to tour the land with listing agents.
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