Elk Camp Canyon, Trinidad, Colorado, USA, 937.00 Acres

  • Big Game, Equestrian, Off-Road, Upland Bird, Wildlife Viewing

Very unique 937 acre hunting and sporting property with year-round access and only 15 minutes north of Trinidad, Colorado. This historic canyon was once the location of the former mining camp of Forbes, Colorado and remnants of its historic past are still evident today. Step back in time as you follow the old road and railroad bed as it climbs up into the back canyon of this property.  Old stone buildings used in the camp can still be seen today.  The property has no covenants or HOA, so many uses are possible including camping, hiking, hunting, shooting, ATV use, or horseback riding. The land sits in a scenic canyon with colorful towering rock walls and outcroppings and access is gated and locked without any outside disturbance.  It has a nice combination of pinon, juniper, cedar and gambel oak with lovely meadows in the canyon bottom. Natural springs, seasonal creek beds and arroyos catch and hold water to attract game. The property is secluded and private at the end of the road, yet only a short drive to I-25 and Trinidad for food shopping and other services. 
 
New off-grid 472 square ft. hunting cabin.  The cabin is solidly constructed with vaulted wood ceilings and sheet rock walls.  It has a nice covered porch, ample size den and an upstairs bedroom and closet. The pot belly stove puts out ample heat throughout the cabin to keep things cozy even on the coldest nights.  The property provides all of the oak firewood and coal a person could use in a lifetime.  There is also a propane wall heater for backup. Electricity has been run into the ranch and part of the way up the canyon and there are many great building sites for a larger home or additional cabins if desired.  
 
The land is located in Game Management Unit 85 and this area is known for its large elk population and this property only confirms that reputation!  Large bulls are regularly harvested in this unit making it one of the top game units areas in Colorado for elk.  Unit 85 provides for over- the- counter bull tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons.   Recent harvest success on this property includes several bull elk, bear, and turkey.  The property is loaded with elk and deer sign showing animals moving up and down the canyon floor.  The ranch offers protection and water resources to attract and hold big game.  Several natural spring areas flow down and through the property and natural rock cisterns catch and hold water when it rains.  This ranch also has outstanding habitat for turkey and many have been spotted throughout the property.  Because of its size, the property qualifies for registration in the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) allowing for the potential to obtain additional game vouchers each year. Forbes Canyon bisects the land and there is a good trail road offering access to most parts of the property. Buyer is entitled to drill a domestic well on the property which allows for in-house use, watering of livestock and irrigation of up to 1 acre of land. There is an old well and windmill on the property.

Main Info

  • Street Address : County Road 65.5
  • Postal / Zip Code : 81082
  • State / Province : Colorado
  • County : Las Animas
  • Closest City : Trinidad
  • Lot Size Acres : 937.00 Acres
  • Dwelling : Yes

Taxes

Tax Year : 2018

Estimated Taxes per year are $362.00

$995,000

Broker Info

Jeff Switzer founded Rocky Mountain Ranch & Land to realize his vision and passion for the land. He brings over 25 years of experience to the real estate business and his love of the land and the outdoors extends through his business practices. He has been a licensed real estate broker in 5 states and currently holds active licenses in Colorado and Florida. He has worked in every facet of the recreational land business including acquisitions, sales & marketing, land planning, entitlements, and development and has held senior executive positions for several nationally recognized real estate companies. His experience has taken him to every region of the United States and since 1995 he has acquired or managed the development and sale of numerous ranch and recreational properties throughout Central and Southern Colorado. Jeff has successfully navigated complex real estate transactions involving land use issues, conservation easements, mineral and water rights, livestock, ranch management, grazing and hunting leases, family trust and partnership issues, project financing, and negotiations with State and Federal agencies. Furthermore, as a principal in many of these transactions, Jeff is acutely aware of identifying the best values in the real estate market for buyers and the latest and most innovative marketing strategies for sellers.

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