Acreage : 1120
Address : Dolores, CO 81323
Located approximately 5 miles east of Dolores, Colorado in Montezuma County only an hour drive from Durango, CO with commercial jet service.
Dolores, once a station for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, lies just 40 miles from the 4 Corners Monument. The area is known for its Native American history with numerous historic sites such as Mesa Verde and the Canyons of the Ancients. The town of Dolores sits in a narrow valley on the banks of the Dolores River at the edge of the San Juan Mountains just upriver from McPhee reservoir.
There are limitless opportunities for recreation with close proximity to skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, backpacking, boating, rafting and camping to name just a few. Durango Mountain Resort is just a 1 hour drive. The Dolores River, McPhee Reservoir and the San Juan National Forest is right out your backdoor.
The property lies in GMU 73 which was home to the Boone & Crockett World Record Typical Mule Deer scoring 226 4/8. Montezuma County is on an upward trend of Trophy production since 1984 and is ranked 11th for total B&C trophy entries.
Colorado residents in 2016 drew 100% with 3 or more points while nonresidents drew 100% with 5 or more points for 4th season rifle unit 72/73. There are also private land only tags available with a little earlier dates.
Property also qualifies for Landowner Preference tags.
LPP UNRESTRICTED TAGS:
Archery 100% as 1st choice
Muzz 100% as 1st choice
2nd rifle 77% with zero pts
3rd rifle 55% with zero pts
4th rifle 33% with 3 pts
Elk hunting is also good and either sex tags are good for units 71, 72, 73, 711. Colorado residents in 2016 drew 100% for first rifle with 1 or more points while nonresidents drew 100% with 2 or more points.
Bear hunting is very good with excellent bear habitat. Both Colorado residents and nonresidents drew 100% with 0 points.
Turkey hunting is excellent with large populations and over the counter tags for both Spring and Fall seasons.
There is great tailwater fishing below McPhee Reservoir and excellent opportunities for fly fishing. McPhee Reservoir also offers fishing for, catfish, white bass, small and large mouth bass, crappie, walleye, and trout.
The property lies on top of Hay Camp Mesa and is bordered by the San Juan National Forest on 3 sides falling off to the Dolores River Valley and CR 36.
There are 2 surface tanks / ponds, 1 spring, and 1 well supplying water for the property.
The property is fairly flat on top of the mesa with ravines and draws crossing the property and a large canyon along the southern boundary. The ranch falls off steeply on the western boundary to the Dolores River Valley and also to the north into another canyon.
Access to property is by Forest Service Rd 392 and CR 36.
2 small yurts (larger approximately 900 sq) provide the perfect weekend getaway / hunting camp accommodations.
The property has everything from open meadows to thick oak brush with lots of majestic old growth ponderosa pines and aspen groves.
The ranch is a blank slate with only minimal improvements allowing a new owner to build to their needs offering excellent hunting and recreation opportunities for those looking for the perfect getaway.
Or for those looking for a more permanent home, the property offers numerous building sites with expansive views of the Dolores River Valley, Sleeping Ute Mountain, the San Juan Mountains, Mesa verde and as far as the eye can see.
The ranch would make a perfect gentleman's ranch / hunting retreat.