River Valley Dr., Salida, Colorado, 81201
This 200-acre ranch in Chaffee County has a unique combination of all that makes Colorado so spectacular: rugged rock cliffs, hay meadows, ponds and springs, the Arkansas River, and close-in 14,000-foot peaks. The owners of River Valley Rnach run a horse and cattle ranch and have built a large barn with stables, a riding and roping arena, a fishing pavilion on the river, and trails for all the parcel owners to enjoy. Every parcel owner has access and use of all the amenities on the main ranch. The ranch consist of only seven parcels, therefore each owner can enjoy privacy and serenity.
When you buy at River Valley Ranch, you buy more than a homesite. You will have the opportunity to fish and picnic on the banks of the Arkansas River with covered picnic tables and outdoor grill. This pristine stretch of river is home to some of the best Brown Trout habitat in Colorado. This ranch is a wildlife haven for mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and a variet of migratory birds.
Get on your horse, cross the River, and enjoy amazing rides up the historic Railroad Gulch. River Valley Ranch is bordered on two sides by BLM providing access to thousands of acres of National Forest. Whether by horseback, hiking or biking the outdoor activities are endless.
Chaffe County itself is a unique place to live. It is an endless outdoor playground with 80% National Forest and only 20% of he land held in private ownership.
Salida, the closet town to the ranch, has one of the mildest climates in the State averaging over 330 days of sunshine a year and an average snow depth of 1 inch on the Salida valley floor durning the winter. Even with low precipitation and numerous days of sunshine the valley is lush because the surrounding high peaks receive abundant snowfall.
Salida has the largest Historic district in the State, with great shops, fine restaurants, numberous festivals, live theater, and a growing art community. Although the town is small and quaint, it has a large new hospital, new medical facilities and chain store supermarkets.
Just 20 minutes away, up on the Continental Divide, you will find one of the sweetest ski areas in the State, Monarch Mountain. The mountain offers 800 skiable acres and 400 inches of annual snowfall.
The owners of River Valley Ranch have decided to share this beautiful and unique ranch. This is a rare opportunity to own property with river access, private fishing, spectacular views, ponds, pasture, wilderness, wildlike, trails, barn, arena and all the beauty and enjoyment of living in Chaffee County.
For more information or a private tour, please call Karin Adams at 719-221-1212 or Tracy Adams at 719-398-1883.