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The Roaring Judy Ranch near Crested Butte, Colorado is a 455 acre western Colorado legacy ranch located in a spectacular high alpine setting in the beautiful East River Valley of Gunnison County. Cloaked in richly irrigated pastures, meadows and fields, the year-round location sits mid-valley between Crested Butte, 15 minutes north, and Gunnison on the south, and is a mile east of paved, scenic-byway Colorado Highway 135. This green acreage is generously watered with 75 c.f.s. decreed water rights, making the property a true productive operating ranch and a stunning location in which to live. The ranch benefits from Roaring Judy Creek and Bear Creek on the property and has good roads and easy range access. Ranch headquarters include a large horse barn, historic log hay barns, loafing sheds for horses, corrals, an artesian well, a 2,400 square foot equipment workshop, outbuildings and sheds, and a nice 3-bedroom home. A conservation easement preserves the entire ranch while providing for additional homes to be built in 2 locations on the land. There is a prime elevated building site for a new home situated along the headwaters of Roaring Judy Creek with great views. The ranch is ideally suited as an equestrian and recreational haven. Located in Game Unit 55, herds of elk and deer traverse from nearby Jack’s Cabin summit in abundance on the property. Among the many fine enhancements for the style of ranch living are Western State Colorado University, Vail Resort’s Crested Butte Mountain Resort alpine ski area, historic Crested Butte with a new Center for the Arts complex, fine dining, shopping, visual and theatre arts, music and dance. The Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport provides regularly scheduled air service from the new Gunnison air terminal with airline connections to Denver, Dallas, and Houston. Ranching and western traditions run deep in Gunnison country, home of the longest running PRCA rodeo in the nation. Taylor River gold-medal fly fishing, trail hiking, and endless mountain adventures in the Gunnison National Forest are right next door accessed by dedicated trails on the ranch. The Roaring Judy Ranch is truly a prized large acreage property with verdant green pastures and abundant water rarely obtainable in such a quality setting in which to live.
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Listed By: Sam Lumb of Liv Sotheby's International Realty - Cb