Colorado prepper property survival property for sale near Montrose Colorado

Property Name: 
Frank Ranch
Property Status: 
Asking Price: 
Survival property for sale near Montrose Colorado
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·      Mountain property with pond, hunting

·      Organic garden, food storage

·      Self-sufficient property

·      Grid power to home

·      Spring-fed water supply


Mountain survival property for sale near Montrose, Colorado--40-acre parcel with large pond, home, root cellar, garden

The Frank Ranch is a self-sufficient home high in the mountains southeast of Montrose, Colorado, with its own water supply, productive garden, wood stove, food storage, propane tanks, large pond, water rights, and 40 acres of natural splendor. Situated in a mountain meadow dotted with aspen trees, the home sits on a rise at over 9,000 feet overlooking a lake and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison far below to the north. To the south is Waterdog Peak, a prominent landmark that is the site of several communications towers, ensuring good communications at the property. The home is over 2,100 square feet, with a large kitchen, sunny living room and sunrooms, a huge upstairs loft bedroom, and a bath with large tub and shower. It has only one bedroom and lots of space.

Colorado GMU 65 hunting property for sale has excellent elk and mule deer hunting 

The owners of the Frank Ranch stock their freezers every year with game from the property itself and from other nearby parcels where they have permission to hunt. Hunting is excellent for branch-antlered elk and mule deer. GMU 65 is an over-the-counter unit, where hunters can buy licenses for archery and second and third rifle seasons over the counter up to the night before the hunt. The terrain is a mix of open meadows, sage, and aspens, with a touch of oak brush here and there.

Self-sufficient property has an excellent garden 

If you’re looking for a Colorado “bug out” property where you can bolt if the stuff hits the fan, this is a great one. It’s located 8 miles as the crow flies from downtown Montrose, which is a trade center for southwest Colorado, and 13 miles by road. However, the last mile or two of the road is not maintained by the county over the winter months, so the owners have their own 2 ½-ton 4WD plow truck to keep the road clear. The truck is included with the property. Annual snowfall can range from 120 inches to over 300 inches, depending on the winter. The property would make a great winter snowmobiling destination for a part-time resident. The property features a very well built root cellar with power, so that veggies and canned goods stay cool year-round without refrigeration. As well, the property has a “garage” and wood shed built from durable fabric stretched over a metal frame.

property has multiple uses as either off-grid property or on-grid property

The home is on the grid, with underground power lines serving the property, but it would be easy to convert the home to off-grid use with a solar system and battery setup. Water is supplied through a reverse-osmosis system and springs filling a cistern. Propane and wood are the main heat sources. The current residents live there year-round, but it would serve well as a vacation retreat or a prepper property in the event of economic collapse. There is also a small guest cabin for visiting hunters or vacationers.

large pond with water rights

Water rights are everything in Colorado, and the owner of the property has filed on the large pond that occupies the east side of the property. The pond does not currently hold fish, but with a bit of dredging to make it deeper, it would certainly keep fish year-round. 

Property Type: 
Home, garages, garden, guest cabin
near Waterdog Peak southeast of Montrose, Colorado
Climate Zone: 
Sub-alpine--8,500-10,000 feet. Heavy winter snows, difficult access
Property Acres: 
Water Rights: 
adjudicated water rights from pond
Aspen Ranch Real Estate
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Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Broker/Owner, ranch specialist
Office Phone 970 872 3322
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Cell Phone 970-988-2122


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