Acreage : 1.29
Address : 473 County Road 54, Almont, CO 81210 Almont, CO 81210
Some of the best fly fishing in all of Colorado is practically in your backyard from this 1.29 acre lot in Almont CO, located in the Spring Creek area. Take your pick of riversâ€¦ Taylor River, East River, Gunnison River and of course Spring Creek, all practically in your backyard. Here you can catch rainbows, browns, cutthroat and brookies to your hearts content. If you want time away from the river scene, not a problem as there are trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding all around Spring Creek. For the big game avid hunter, you are in the middle of GMU 55, with Unit 54 and 67 nearby. Most tags are available through a weighted lottery system with a deadline in early April and are split specifically into GMUâ€™s, season, method of take and sex. Almont and Spring Creek are centrally located between the towns of Crested Butte and Gunnison so lots of nearby choices in restaurants, shops, and entertainment.
Lot 119/120 located at 473 CR 54, is just off of CR 744, the main road running through Spring Creek. The parcel is flat and open with no trees and therefore easy to build on. Best of all, it has year round winter access! Not always an easy find in this area. It sits in an open valley, facing west with lots of sun exposure and surrounded by US National Forest. No longer part of a restrictive HOA, you now have the freedom to use the property as you see fit. It is the perfect place to build that summer cabin or full time home youâ€™ve always dreamed of.
The small town of Almont is where the three rivers come together. The Taylor River, which flows from Spring Creek and the Taylor Canyon area and the East River, which flows from Crested Butte, both merge in Almont and form the Gunnison River. Located here you will find the Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting, where there are fly shops to pick up supplies and fishing licenses as well as guides to taking you fishing, white water rafting or kayaking.
Be ready for some big game hunting in and around this area, as you will find trophy elk, mule deer, mountain lion, moose, black bear, big horn sheep and antelope. Other outdoor activities in and around Spring Creek include rock climbing in Taylor Canyon or hiking and horseback riding in the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area. You can try your hand at any of these activities, or call on the professional guides at Harmelâ€™s Ranch Resort, located just down the road from Spring Creek.
Mountain biking is a popular pastime up and down the Gunnison Valley. Right up the road from Spring Creek in Taylor Canyon youâ€™ll find Doctor Park trail, one of the best down-hill trails in the state. If you want to mix it up a bit, you can head over to Crested Butte and take the ski lift up onto Mt. Crested Butte and do some more down-hilling, or venture out to the dozens of trails around CB. Also donâ€™t forget to check out Hartmanâ€™s Rocks in Gunnison; another â€œmust tryâ€ trail you donâ€™t want to miss.
Winter is also full of fun. Nordic skiing, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling, ice fishing and downhill skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort; all sure to keep you busy all winter.
Finally, if you want to just slow down and enjoy the wildlife, this area does not disappoint. It is common to see herds of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep near the side of road of Hwy 135 in Almont, or catch a glimpse of bald eagles near the Roaring Judy Fishing Hatchery down the road towards Crested Butte. You might spot an occasional moose in the Taylor Canyon region up near Spring Creek. So keep those eyes open, you just never know what you might see!
Spring Creek, where this parcel is located, is a beautiful 12 minute ride from Almont. Sit back and enjoy the short drive from Almont as you meander along the majestic Taylor River and canyon rock wall formations. The town of Almont itself is located just off of Hwy 135, on County Road 742, just south of Gunnison and north Crested Butte. From Spring Creek, it is an easy 25 minutes to go to either Gunnison or Crested Butte. The nearest airport is Gunnison -Crested Butte Regional Airport, located in Gunnison a half hour away, or Montrose Airport, 2 hours away.
A similar parcel, located 2 parcels down from Lot 119/120 is also for sale. Lot 115/116, located at 283 CR 54 is similar in size and attributes. Offered at $115,000, it is being sold separately; see separate listing. Call Barb Myers (970) 209-9941 for information.