Fossil Ridge

Fossil Ridge

Gunnison County Colorado
Fossil Ridge
ID: 10166
Status: Sold
Sold Price: $535,000
Acres: 160±
Price Per Acre: $3,344
City, State: Ohio City, Colorado
County: Gunnison County
ZIP Code: 81237
Lat/Long: 38.6432, -106.6398
Presented By: Blayne St. James

Property Description

Extreme mountain property with private access on top of the world! Remote 160-acre parcel with an immaculate cabin located adjacent to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness near Gunnison, CO. Rarely will you find such a unique parcel of land in such a beautiful alpine setting. Access is by a jeep road to within 3 miles of the property and then hike, ATV (not side by side) or horseback your way to the cabin. The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of national forest and wilderness. You can also hike to several high alpine lakes to fish for cutthroat trout or summit several nearby mountain tops Local wildlife includes mt. goats, mule deer, elk, and the occasional bighorn sheep. Prime conservation easement!


  • Lush Meadows
  • Dark timber forest
  • Views up the valley towards Fossil Ridge Wilderness
  • Elevation 11,900 - 11,200 ft
  • Adjoins National Forest and Adjacent Wilderness


  • Seasonal access
  • Gated Access


  • The cabin is one large room with a loft 600 sq ft
  • Developed Water Rights in Spring
  • Numerous Outbuildings
  • Deeded Access through private land on ATV trail



  • GMU 55
  • World-class mule deer
  • Historically qualifies for Landowner Vouchers
  • Elk is draw only for Archery, Muzzleloader, 1st Rifle and 4th Rifle (no L.O. tags)
  • Over-the-counter elk tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle season
  • See trail-cam photos!


  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Elk
  • Mt. Goat
  • Mule Deer
  • Grouse


  • Fishing opportunities are abundant.
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir and Taylor Lake offer fishing for lake trout, salmon and pike (just to name a few species)
  • Several alpine lakes behind the cabin loaded with cutthroat trout.
  • Numerous small streams on the adjacent N.F. for brook trout
  • Larger trout species in the Gunnison River and Taylor River


  • Endless hiking (almost 80% of Gunnison County is federally owned)
  • Miles of ATV and UTV trails (ride all the way to Aspen or Crested Butte!)
  • Camping and horseback riding
  • Mountain biking at Hartman's Rocks, CB Mt. Resort and N.F. trails

LOCATION (once you're on the county road)

  • 30 minutes from Gunnison (regional airport)
  • 1 hour from the ski resorts of Crested Butte and Monarch Mountain
  • 3 hrs from CO Springs
  • 3.5 hrs from Denver

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