Pagosa Springs, Colorado - 760 Acres - $13,250,000
Hidden Lake Ranch is a unique legacy offering located outside of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, that offers dramatic mountain vistas with miles of exceptional fishing on Weminuche Creek and numerous trout-filled lakes. With lush irrigated meadows and shared boundaries to seemingly infinite National Forest, this 760-acre trophy sporting ranch is home to a menagerie of Rocky Mountain wildlife. Flanked on two sides by forest service land with over 500,000 acres of direct access, the ranch offers an abundance of nearby recreational amenities. Hidden Lake Ranch represents all facets of a legacy retreat with nearly 3 miles of exceptional fishing on the fully-enhanced Weminuche Creek, 5 fully-stocked alpine lakes up to 15 acres in size, and trophy big game hunting, all within close proximity to private air service in Pagosa Springs and commercial air service in Durango. Located in the scenic grandeur of the Upper Piedra River Basin, Hidden Lake Ranch is ideally positioned for access to nearby town amenities, such as Wolf Creek Ski Area, while offering the idyllic seclusion and 100% private live water so often desired in a trophy Rocky Mountain ranch.
Location: Hidden Lake Ranch is located in one of the premier valleys in the Colorado Rockies. Perfectly positioned in the Upper Piedra Valley, the ranch enjoys sweeping views to inspiring peaks and direct access to scenic public lands. The ranch is situated approximately 23 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs via Piedra Road, which is also known as National Forest Road 631. The ranch is easily accessed by private and charter aircraft at nearby Archuleta County Airport at Stevens Field.
Acreage: Hidden Lake Ranch is comprised of 760 deeded acres of stunning aspen and timbered ridges that descend to the lush open meadows. Expansive mountain views of the Weminuche Valley provide endless postcard-worthy vistas. Three miles of the meandering creek serve as the ranch’s focal point, while numerous lakes and ponds provide a rich environment for the area wildlife.
Improvements: Hidden Lake Ranch was originally operated as an elk hunting guest ranch. The historic improvements include a 100-year-old ranch house and guest cabins. The setting is ideal with a newly-constructed private bridge over Weminuche Creek. The driveway follows the buck and rail fence along the meadows and river leading to an elevated site where the open land meets a small nook at the base of the mountainside lined with dense timber. The lodge has been remodeled to serve as the primary living quarters complete with a loft bedroom, modern kitchen, bathroom and great room with windows overlooking the ranch and up the Weminuche Valley.
Live Water: One of the premier fly fishing ranches in the Rocky Mountain West, the Hidden Lake Ranch is rich in live water. Rarely does a ranch come on the market with as much fishable water packed into 760 deeded acres. The Hidden Lake Ranch provides an incoming owner with the ultimate experience in private, trophy Colorado trout water. Approximately 3 miles of fully-enhanced Weminuche Creek flows through the heart of Hidden Lake Ranch. This wade-friendly freestone mountain stream originates in the adjacent Weminuche Wilderness Area. This 500,000-acre wilderness setting provides the creek with clear, cool mountain water ideal for the abundant trout populations, as well as the healthy bug life and aquatic insects.
Summary: Hidden Lake Ranch is an idyllic blend of grand natural surroundings, exceptional live and stillwater fishing and trophy big game hunting, all within convenient access to a vibrant and welcoming resort community. Hidden Lake Ranch is a blank canvas along with world-class sporting amenities upon which one can build a retreat for friends and family to enjoy for generations.