The 84+/- acres of Sopris Pastures is located 30+/- minutes northwest of Aspen, Colorado and consists of 40 acres in hay and pastureland interspersed with sagebrush, river bottom and conserved land, mainly level terracing to almost a mile of Roaring Fork River. The property has excellent senior water rights and is currently used for hay and cattle pasture. There is a choice of several great building sites where you can build your dream home. The location and rural zoning are ideal for a fishing retreat, horse property or small ranch. This remarkable property is a jewel and you really need to get your boots on the ground to appreciate the land, the river and the fabulous view!
This remarkable property is a jewel and you really need to get your boots on the ground to appreciate the land, the river and the fabulous view!
Broker(s): Rue Balcomb
LOCATION AND AREA
The property is located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, Colorado, off of Highway 82 just 33 miles northwest of Aspen, Colorado. At an elevation of 6,180+/- feet above sea level, this area is characterized by an average of 295 days of sunshine, low humidity, mild winters and comfortable summers. Although the ranch is located near the town of Carbondale with a population of 6,500, it is also part of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley is a geographical region in western Colorado defined by the valley of the Roaring Fork River and its tributaries, including the Crystal River and the Frying pan River. The Roaring Fork Valley includes the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass Village, and Aspen.
The Roaring Fork Valley offers casual and fine dining, creative arts and entertainment, and intriguing historical areas. There is plenty to do including hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, rafting, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing.
Sopris Pastures has 75.5 shares of senior water rights in the Glenwood Ditch, which runs from April to October – over 900 acre feet of water per year.
This area of Colorado features spectacular hunting known for large game animals such as elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion, plus world-class fly- fishing opportunities with the Roaring Fork River, Crystal River and Frying Pan River.
Sopris Pastures lies on a stretch of the Roaring Fork River designated as “Gold Medal” waters.
Streams designated as “Gold Medal” by the Colorado Wildlife Commission are those considered to provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These designations are given out sparingly and represent the highest quality aquatic habitat in Colorado. (Source: BigTrout.com)
Portions of the property are protected by Conservation Easement. This easement provides licensed anglers with access to the riverbanks for fishing only.