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Pristine and Private is the best way to describe the Snow Drift Ranch as you are immersed in actual paradise overlooking one of our Nation’s most picturesque views- The Dallas Divide. Often referred to as the most photographed range in the lower 48, it is a true testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world. The 137± acre Snow Drift Ranch sits among cascading pinnacles of a majestic skyline made up of peaks such as Courthouse Mountain, Mount Sneffels, Teakettle, Whitehorse, Mount Ridgeway, Wolcott, Mears, Ruffner and Chimney Rock. The region complements their breathtaking views with world-class recreation and lifestyle. This area of Colorado’s stunning San Juan Mountains is a recreational paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Snow Drift Ranch serves as a gateway to a lifetime of adventures, offering access to Montrose (35 minutes), Ridgway (15 minutes), Ouray (25 minutes), and Telluride (35 minutes). Telluride is renowned for world-class skiing, extensive hiking mountain biking trails, and a hub for cultural events, from music to film festivals, while also attracting artists and musicians from around the world. The awe-inspiring Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, home of the dramatic landscapes carved by the Gunnison River, the canyon is second to the Grand Canyon in size only, not beauty. Ridgway offers fishing, camping, and boating at Ridgway State Park, adding to its charming downtown and well-preserved Victorian architecture. The views, recreational access, and quality of life are accentuated by the impressive improvements this ranch offers with over 10,000± square feet of upgrades hosting 4-6 bedrooms, six bathrooms, two kitchens, Caretaker quarters, libraries, flex rooms, 2- steam rooms, heated garage, 38' heated RV bay. These impressive improvements have the dual capability of being on the electrical system or being fully off the grid. With oversized water cisterns, backup generators, and room to grow, Snow Drift Ranch provides the improvements for life and the room to expand. The adjoining region, with its millions of public acres, offers a multitude of OHV (Off- Highway Vehicle) and bike trails to explore. World-renowned trails such as the Rimrocker Trail, an epic OHV route traverse stunning landscapes between Montrose, CO and Moab, UT. The Alpine Loop is a historic mining route showcasing breathtaking scenery and is perfect for OHV and mountain bike enthusiasts. The famous Perimeter Trail encircles the town of Ouray and offers stunning views of the San Juan Mountains. In Telluride, the vast network of mountain bike trails includes the world-famous Galloping Goose Trail. This region showcases the best of Colorado's outdoor adventures, each with its unique charm and a wide range of recreational experiences for all seasons. Outstanding western mountain towns and beautiful large ranches surround this nest of private mountain acreage, embracing a full quarter mile of the famous San Juan Scenic Skyway along Colorado Highway 62, affording easy year-round access.
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Listed By: Dan Murphy of M4 Ranch Group, Llc