Silver Mountain Ranch is surrounded by spectacular views of the Spanish Peaks, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Goemmer Butte, Greenhorn Mountain, Mount Maestas, Rough Mountain and Silver Mountain (named by local miners mining silver and gold in the 1800s). The eastern half of the ranch consists of classic high plains grasslands at an elevation of 6,800 to 7,300 feet. The entire property is bisected west-to-east by North Abeyta Creek. The western half of the ranch is classic Colorado mountain country with beautiful canyons, gambel oak, dark timber and aspens, and extends all the way to the top of Silver Mountain (10,522’). The property also contains large granite walls extending like spokes from a wheel down Silver Mountain. These walls are unique to the area and renowned by geologists worldwide.
Silver Mountain Ranch improvements include:
- 38,000 square foot indoor riding arena with 14 stalls.
- Owner’s residence – a nearly 100-year-old completely remodeled home including a master suite, two kids’ bedrooms each with bath, and a mother-in-law suite with living room and bedroom, garage with walk-in cooler, tack room/storage building, small barn with stalls and an open air riding arena.
- Manager’s home – stone 2 bedroom home that has been recently renovated and updated.
- Lot # 28 home: 5,800 square foot $1.5MM full round log construction home with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths.
- Lot # 13 home: 6,300 square foot $1.8MM Swedish cope log home with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths.
- Completely approved and platted 31-lot subdivision (35 acre lots) with roads built to county specs, underground utilities and water.
- Maintenance shop – 40′ X 120′ steel workshop/maintenance building lighted with a concrete floor and 20′ overhead door. Also includes a 20′ shed roof on one side of building for additional storage. Finished office with bathroom located in front portion of building. Also features a very comfortable apartment with full bath in loft area.
Silver Mountain Ranch is situated in western Huerfano County, and is a short 2.5-hour drive straight south of Denver and DIA. Ten miles east of the ranch on I-25 is the Huerfano County seat, Walsenburg (pop. 3,000), with restaurants, lodging, grocery stores, and a hospital. Also, the property is only 45 minutes from Pueblo and 20 minutes from Spanish Peaks Airfield in Walsenburg.
Five miles south of the ranch is the quaint mountain town of La Veta, CO (pop. 800), with art galleries, restaurants, a museum, theater, lodging and shopping.
• Average annual precipitation: 36.0 inches
• Average January temperatures: High 45°, Low 10°
• Average July temperatures: High 85°, Low 52°
• Days of sunshine per year: 300+