Micanite Ranch

Micanite Ranch

Fremont County Colorado
Micanite Ranch
ID: 41323
Status: Available
Price: $1,495,000
Acres: 707±
Price Per Acre: $2,115
Address: 592 Glitter Gulch Ct
City, State: Canon City, Colorado
County: Fremont County
ZIP Code: 81212
Presented By: Jeff Masterson
Dwelling Sq Ft: 1,650
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

Property Description

Escape the world and embrace the ultimate off-grid outdoorsman’s hideaway at Micanite Ranch where untethered living meets history and modern efficiency. Nestled in the pristine Colorado wilderness, the 707 +/- acre ranch (357 deeded, 350 leased) features year-round springs, lush pastures, and meandering creeks, providing a haven for wildlife and livestock alike. The ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife including Elk, Mule Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Turkey, and even Whitetails, and borders vast amounts of BLM land on every side. With a variety of licenses available (including eligibility for the Landowner Preference Program and over-the-counter (OTC) licenses) your hunting adventures will reach new heights of opportunity.

The ranches current use as a livestock and equestrian operation has incorporated its historic structures, repurposed as stalls, corrals, barns, and a chicken coop that coexist with newly constructed facilities, providing a haven for your four-legged companions.

The recently built off-grid home, blends vintage aesthetics with modern comforts. Powered by wood, propane, and solar, the home ensures seamless living with minimal environmental impact. This sanctuary costs almost nothing to run or own, as there are no monthly power or water bills! Embrace the tranquility of mountain living while staying connected with Star Link internet. Grow your own produce in the solarium-style greenhouse and unwind in the remote dry cabins, perfect for guests or camping enthusiasts. Year-round access via plowed paved road and plowed dirt road make this the perfect hunting, gentleman’s ranch, bug-out, or full-time property.

Conveniently located near Canon City and Colorado Springs, enjoy easy access to amenities and outdoor attractions. Whether you crave mountain adventure or seek solace in nature, Micanite Ranch invites you to write your own off-grid story in the heart of Colorado.


  • 357+/- deeded acres
  • 350+ acre BLM Grazing lease supporting 34 AUM
  • 1,600 sf  2 bed, 2 bath home
  • 1 bed, 1/2 bath Bunkhouse
  • 2 remote dry cabins
  • Historic mining town
  • Diverse landscape; meadows, cliffs, drainages, water, timber, etc.
  • 2 water wells, springs, ponds, creeks
  • Multiple horse barns, stalls, corrals
  • Private and secluded location
  • Easily accessible
  • Mountain views
  • Well managed and fenced pastures
  • 60 miles from Colorado Springs, CO
  • 70 miles from Breckenridge, CO


  • GMU: 581
  • Big Game Species: Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Turkey, Mountain Lion, Whitetail Deer
  • Small Game Species: Coyote, Quail, Rabbit, Bobcat, Squirrel, etc.
  • OTC Elk Archery, 2nd & 3rd Rifle; OTC Whitetail Rifle; OTC Turkey
  • High success for drawing Mule Deer & Bear tags
  • Landowner Preference Program license eligibility: Deer, Antelope
  • Private access to 1,000's acres of BLM
  • 2 remote hunting cabins on property
  • Ducks frequent ponds of the ranch


  • Main Home 

    • 1,600 SF - 2 Bed/2 Bath
    • Solar Power - large arrangement, new battery tank (2021)
    • Water well (drilled in 2021)
    • Propane - 1,000 gallon tank supports water heater, additional heating
    • Wood stove
    • Spanish reproduction 1880's porcelain tile
    • Hergorn wood burning cookstove - imported from Spain
    • Butcher block countertops
    • Black granite composite farmhouse sink
    • Kerosene hanging kitchen light - from TV series, Hell on Wheels
    • Exposed wood beams
    • Soapstone wood burning stove
    • Modern finishes
    • Old western theme
    • Clawfoot tub/shower
    • Custom built double basin wash sink
    • Back Porch -South facing serving as a Solarium for garden
    • Front Porch - Roof overhang and seating area
    • 1,600 sf (2 bed / 2 bath)
    • Blend of old-western and modern designs
    • Off-Grid 
    • Situated on former site of the Micanite Hotel
    • Kitchen 
    • Living Room 

  • Bunkhouse 

    • 1 bed/.5 Bath
    • Old western bar and Gathering Area
    • Cookstove
    • Soapstone wood-burning sotve
    • Bedroom - Accommodates king size bed
    • Bathroom - Lavabo style sink from France & composting toilet
    • Original Post Office, Stagecoach Office, & School House
    • Contains some original elements with new features

  • Detached Garage 

    • 320 sf 
    • Insulated and heated
    • Vehicle, ATV, or equipment storage
    • Lean-too attached

  • Equestrian & Livestock Setup 

    • Original 1800's small barn
    • Newly constructed tack room and 2-stall barn
    • Chicken Coop
    • 4,500+ sf corral
    • Supported by spring fed cistern, overflow pond, nearby creek
    • Additional barn, stalls, and corral
    • Wildhorse Approved
    • Access to valley floor pastures and creek bed
    • Main area  
    • Adjacent Area


  • Diverse landscape 
  • Open grassy meadows
  • Rocky cliffs
  • Deep drainages
  • Rolling hillsides adorned with pinon, juniper, oak brush
  • Lush creek bottoms lined with cottonwoods and willows
  • Dense timber areas
  • Marshy areas
  • Abundance of water 
  • Numerous springs, some flowing year-round
  • Perennial and seasonal ponds
  • Creek systems
  • Surrounded by BLM lands 
  • Mostly restricted, requiring passage through the ranch
  • Seclusion nurturing thriving wildlife population
  • Coveted 350+ acre BLM lease supporting 34 AUM
  • 2 remote cabins for hunting or camping
  • Several old historic mine sites
  • ATV trails
  • Equestrian trails
  • Several drainage systems
  • Very private
  • Mountain views
  • Fertile Soil
  • Elevation changes


  • Fishing Nearby: 

    • "Dream Stream" (Trophy caliber trout) - 22 miles
    • Spinney & 11 Mile Reservoirs (Trophy caliber trout and Northern Pike) - 20 miles
    • Arkansas River - 20 miles

  • Equestrian 

    • Trails throughout property
    • Access to 1,000's acres of BLM lands
    • ATV/Off-roading 
    • Trails throughout property
    • Access to many BLM trails

  • Skiing nearby 

    • Breckenridge
    • Monarch Mountain


  • Colorado Springs, CO: 60 miles (big city amenities and attractions)
  • Colorado Springs Airport: 75 miles
  • Cripple Creek: 35 miles (historic gambling town)
  • Royal Gorge: 25 miles (amusement and adventure park)
  • Denver, CO: 130 miles (big city amenities and attractions)
  • Canon City, CO: 25 miles (small city amenities and attractions)
  • Breckenridge: 70 miles (luxury ski resort town)
  • Monarch Mountain: 85 miles (small ski resort)


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