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The Roaring Judy Ranch near Crested Butte, Colorado is a 455 acre western Colorado legacy ranch property with outstanding richly irrigated pastures and meadows. The location is a spectacular sunny high alpine ranch setting in the East River Valley with the acreage cloaked in rich green grass and range. Situated in an extraordinary level natural land setting, the ranch is close and convenient to Crested Butte and Gunnison. The pastoral acreage is generously watered with outstanding 75 c.f.s decreed water rights making the property a true productive operating ranch and a beautiful and enjoyable home to live on. The ranch benefits from Roaring Judy Creek and Bear Creek on the property and has good roads and easy range access. Ranch headquarters includes a large horse barn, historic log hay barns, loafing sheds for horses, corrals, an artesian well, a 2,400 sq. ft. equipment workshop, 12 outbuildings and sheds and a nice 3-bedroom home. The property is conserved with a conservation easement preserving the entire ranch while providing for up to 3 additional homes to be built in two locations on the property including a prime elevated building site situated along the headwaters of Roaring Judy Creek. The ranch is ideally suited for an equestrian and recreation haven. Located in Game Unit 55, herds of elk and deer traversing from nearby Jacks Cabin summit are abundant on the property. Winter and summer range for elk, mule deer and moose are on the property and the ranch is part of a black bear fall concentration area. The year-round location in the beautiful East River Valley sits mid-valley between Gunnison and Crested Butte one mile east of paved, scenic byway Colorado Highway 135 with many enjoyable and enriching amenities right at hand. Among the many fine enhancements for the style of living at the ranch are Western State Colorado University, Vail Resorts Crested Butte Mountain Resort alpine ski mountain, historic Crested Butte with a new Center for the Arts complex and fine dining, shopping and enjoyment of the theater, arts and vibrant, enduring communities. The Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport provides a 10,000 ft. FAA scheduled air service jetport with major airline connections to Denver, Dallas and Houston. Taylor Canyon just over the Jacks Cabin summit is celebrated for gold medal fishing, ranching and western traditions run deep in Gunnison, home of the longest running rodeo in the country, and the endless mountain adventures of the Gunnison National Forest can be accessed by dedicated trails on the ranch. The Roaring Judy Ranch is a prized large acreage home and ranch 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