797± Acres
Lake County, CO

875 County Road 300, Leadville, Colorado

MLS ID: 812145
Status: Active
Price: $12,100,000
Acres: 797±
Type: Farm, Land
Address: 875 County Road 300
City, State: Leadville, CO
County: Lake County
ZIP Code: 80461
Parcel Number: 263330300001
Listed by: James Vidamour of Fay Ranches, Inc.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1888


Lake Fork Ranch in Leadville, CO is a 797 true working ranch with 7 water rights, over a mile both sides of Lake Fork of the Arkansas flowing through the ranch, and multiple private land elk permits traditionally acquired. There are multiple historic ranch buildings and two very livable renovated residences on the ranch. Stunning Mt Massive and Mt Elbert the two highest summits in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains dominate the view from the ranch. The stunning views from Lake Fork Ranch are dominated by the two highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Elbert, and Mount Massive. The ranch is located virtually at the base of Mount Massive in the Upper Arkansas River Valley, surrounded by the Sawatch and Mosquito Mountain Ranges. The land is a combination of irrigated meadows, forest, and creek bottom and overlooks the Arkansas River a mile below Turquoise Lake Recreation Area. The world-class ski mountains of Vail, Copper Mountain, and Beaver Creek are less than an hour’s drive from Lake Fork Ranch. Ski Cooper, a great family ski mountain, is only fifteen minutes from the ranch. Leadville’s airport, restaurants, shops, and nightlife are only minutes from the ranch gate. Leadville is a well-known center for endurance sports, but the average weekend athlete can enjoy the adjacent golf course, hiking, biking, and equestrian activities, in addition to most winter sports. The core of the ranch is the valuable package of water rights. Seven irrigation ditches provide water, and Lake Fork Creek meanders for a mile and a half through the heart of the ranch. Recently, a significant stream restoration and fish habitat improvement project was implemented to improve trout fishing. Elk hunting or viewing is excellent as well. The ranch enjoys great neighbors, The National Fish Hatchery, Colorado Outward Bound, and Mount Massive Golf Course. Trailheads providing access to Mount Massive Wilderness and Holy Cross Wilderness are only minutes away. Lake Fork Ranch is a spectacular opportunity to create your own legacy property and invest in water rights and big acreage near town. Meanwhile, as your water and land investment grows, you can enjoy all the wonderful recreational activities Colorado mountain life offers. Quick Facts: • Valuable water rights and ag income • Exceptional trout fishing on 1.5± miles of Lake Fork Creek • Great neighbors: Mount Massive Golf Course, ColoradoOutward Bound, Leadville National Fish Hatchery • Located in the heart of ski country: Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Ski Cooper • Easy year-round maintained access• Updated ranch house and cottage • Working ranch buildings, corrals, and historic homestead buildings • Mixture of pasture, forest, and creek bottomland • Excellent elkhunting with LPP or public draw GMU 48 • Stunning views of the highest peaks in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains • 5 minutes to the Leadville Airport.

Additional Information


Bathrooms Full: 1
Building Area Total: 2,559
Furnished: Partially
Garage (Yes/no): Yes
Garage Spaces: 3


Architectural Style: Farmhouse
Horse: Yes
Irrigation Water Rights (Yes/no): Yes
Lot Features: Other, Pasture, Wooded
Other Structures: Barns, Garages, Other, Sheds
Parking Features: Detached, Garage
Road Surface Type: Paved
Stories: 2


Days On Market: 3
Elementary School: Open Enrollment
Middle School: Open Enrollment
High School: Open Enrollment
Tax Annual Amount: 3784
Zoning Description: Agriculture
Robert Gash, ALC

Robert Gash, ALC

Cedaredge, Colorado

(970) 986-2955

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Listed By: James Vidamour of Fay Ranches, Inc.