Buena Vista Ranch

Property Summary

Location: Fremont County, Colorado
Deeded Acreage: 157.77 Acres
Price: $2,975,000
Property Description: Very rare Colorado mountain ranch.  Gorgeous mountain land to explore, ride horses, hike, or trophy hunt.  Featuring classic log lodge with stunning views of Pikes Peak and numerous outbuildings.  Hunting lodge, family ranch, horse ranch or seasonal mountain get away would all be an ideal fit for this property.

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Jeff Switzer
Phone: 719-963-2513

Property Information

The Buena Vista Ranch represents its name well with majestic views of Pikes Peak on one side of the property and the Sangre De Cristo Range on the other side.  In total, the ranch encompasses nearly 800 acres of useable Colorado high country.  This expansive ranch includes a log home in mint condition, large metal utility building/workshop, and a pole barn with hay storage.  This is one of the most unique ranches you will find on the market today in the central Colorado mountains.  The diverse 157 acres is a combination of timbered ridges and scenic high mountain pasture.   Portions of the property are fenced to allow for livestock and horses.  The ranch also holds an exclusive recreational lease on the adjoining 640 acres of State land.    The log home has an old world lodge feel with a floor to ceiling moss rock fireplace and a massive outdoor deck area. The ranch sets up well for large family uses, cattle and horses, trophy hunting, hiking, ATV use and more!  

Location and Accessibility

The Ranch is located less then 90 minutes west of Colorado Springs and 35-40 minutes to both Canon City and Woodland Park, Colorado and can be accessed on a year-round basis.  Recreational activities are numerous in this area and include easy drives to Cripple Creek, the Royal Gorge, Arkansas River, and Eleven Mile Canyon. Enjoy a train ride, white water rafting, world class fly fishing, gambling, antique shopping, and local dining all within 1 hour or less from the Ranch.  In the winter, Monarch, Breckenridge, Ski Cooper are all within 90 minutes of the property for skiing and snowboarding. 

Ranch Features and Improvements

The home is a custom built full round log structure with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. From the impressive entry to the open floor plan, it is ideal for entertaining family and friends.  Walk out on the massive deck space and admire the spectacular views or star gaze in the dark skies when the sun goes down. The kitchen features a huge stone and granite counter island and gas cooktop.  There is plenty of storage with a large walk-in food pantry.  Walls of windows with incredible views, hardwood floors, and a monster moss rock fireplace add drama to the living and dining areas. The deck wraps around 3 sides of the home and you can warm-up in the spacious hot tub after a long day out on the ranch.   The lower level features a casual atmosphere, cozy and fun wet bar, fireplace, game area, and a guest room and bath.  The lower level also has a reloading room and storage area.  Outdoor entertaining includes a lower level landscaped area complete with a large firepit area and cascading waterfall.  Have a cowboy campfire, enjoy a glass of wine, and tell tall tales of life on the ranch! 

  • Custom Log Home Built in 2010
  • 1st Floor: 1,536 sq. ft.
  • 2nd Floor: 832 sq. ft.
  • Lower Level: 1,536 sq. ft.
  • Garage: 1,024 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms
  • 157 deeded acres in 4 separate parcels
  • 640 acre State Recreational Lease
  • 40′ x 40′ Metal Utility Building/Workshop/Loft/Kitchenette
  • 18′ x 54′ Pole Barn with Hay Storage Area
  • Greenhouse/Poultry Pens/Chicken Coup
  • Steel Storage Container

Wildlife and Recreational Activities

The land is located in Game Management Unit 581 and currently holds an exclusive recreational lease on the adjoining 640 acres of State land.  This allows for hunting and hiking on the State land.  A new owner would have the opportunity to obtain a new lease subject to the an application process with the State of Colorado Land Board.  The State land also adjoins additional BLM land.  GMU 581 allows for OTC licenses for elk for archery and 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons.  GMU 581 also has a 5 month private land only, cow elk season.  The terrain, water resources, forage, and protective bedding areas on this ranch combine to create trophy elk and mule deer habitat.  Elk and mule deer are often seen in large herds on this ranch and also on the State and BLM land.  The ranch also qualifies for the Landowner Preference Program.

For equestrians, Buena Vista Ranch offers some of the most diverse and scenic mountain terrain in Colorado.  The ranch acreage, recreational lease, and BLM land combine to offer over 1,000 acres of easily accessible and ridable terrain.  The ranch has fenced acreage and a sizable pole barn that could be expanded if desired.

Finally, if all the activities on the Ranch were not enough, the property is only minutes to some of the finest fishing spots in Colorado including the Arkansas River, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Spinney Mountain Reservoir, and the South Platte River (also known as the Dream Stream, for exceptional Rainbow and Brown Trout Fishing).   The Arkansas River is also known for world class whitewater rafting and kayaking.  Short day trips may take you to the historic town of Cripple Creek for lunch and gambling fun or to Canon City to visit the Royal Gorge and take a ride on the train.  In winter months, don’t forget you are only a short 90 minute drive to world-class skiing at Breckenridge, Monarch or Ski Cooper.


The property has 1 state permitted domestic well which allow an owner the right to use this water for in-house use, watering livestock and irrigation of up to 1 acre of land.

Zoning and Taxes

Agricultural Zoning – 2023 estimated taxes –  $3,300



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All information provided by Rocky Mountain Ranch & Land, LLC, their agents or affiliates in connection with this property was obtained from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Rocky Mountain Ranch & Land, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchases (i.e. water and mineral rights, property income, zoning, boundaries, easements, permits, leases, and land use regulations) be independently verified. This sale offering is made subject to errors, omissions, change of price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice.



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