Wallace Ranch

SOLD | 1,103± Acres

Dolores, Colorado

Wallace Ranch

Status: Sold

City/ST/ZIP: Dolores, Colorado, 81323

County: Montezuma County

Lifestyles: Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail

Property Description

Located approximately 5 miles east of Dolores, Colorado in Montezuma County only an hour drive from Durango, CO, 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. 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.


LOCATION - AREA - ACCESS 

Wallace Ranch is accessed by Forest Service Rd 392 and CR 36, located approximately 5 miles east of Dolores, Colorado in Montezuma County and is only an hour drive from Durango, CO with commercial jet service. 

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. 

Dolores was once a station for the Rio Grande Southern Railroad and 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. 


RECREATION 

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 quick 1 hour drive. The Dolores River, McPhee Reservoir and the San Juan national Forest are right out your backdoor. 

HUNTING 

The property lies in Colorado Game Management Unit 73 which was home to the Boone & Crockett World Record Typical Mule Deer scoring 226 4/8. Montezuma County has been on an upward trend of Trophy production since 1984 and is ranked 11th for total B&C trophy entries. 

Mule Deer: - Colorado residents in 2020 drew 100% with 3 or more points while nonresidents drew 100% with 4 or more points for 4th season rifle unit 72/73. There are also private land only tags available with a little earlier dates.

LPP UNRESTRICTED TAGS 

  • Archery 100% as 1st choice 
  • Muzzleloader 100% as 1st choice 
  • 2nd rifle 77% with zero pts 
  • 3rd rifle 55% with zero pts 
  • 4th rifle 33% with 3 pts 

Elk: Elk hunting is also good and either sex tags are good for units 71, 72, 73, 711. Colorado residents in 2020 drew 100% for the first rifle with 0 or more points while non-residents drew 100% with 0 or more points. 

Bear:  Bear hunting is very good with excellent bear habitat. Both Colorado residents and non-residents drew 100% with 0 points. 

Turkey:  Turkey hunting is excellent with large populations and over the counter tags for both Spring and Fall Seasons. 

FISHING

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 largemouth bass, crappie, walleye, and trout.

Property also qualifies for Landowner Preference tags. 


WATER

There are 2 surface tanks/ponds, 1 spring, and 1 well supplying water for the property. 


IMPROVEMENTS 

 1 small yurt (approximately 900 sf) provide the perfect weekend getaway/hunting camp accommodations. 


TERRAIN/VEGETATION 

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.

The property has everything from open meadows to thick oak brush with lots of majestic old growth ponderosa pines and aspen groves. 


POTENTIAL 

  1. The Ranch is a blank slate offering excellent hunting and recreation opportunities for those looking for the perfect getaway. 
  2. Or for those looking for a more permanent home (improvements needed to the access the property year round), 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. 
  3. Wallace Ranch would make a perfect gentleman's ranch/hunting retreat.

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Keith Stephens

Email: keith@sjsportingproperties.com

Phone: (970) 975-0725

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