Colorado National Forest Inholding Meredith, Colorado  |  County: Pitkin

  • 160 Acres
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This Colorado in-holding is located only eight miles as the "crow flies" from the Aspen airport and just minutes from Ruedi Reservoir, outside of Basalt, Colorado. With 160 acres uniquely surrounded by national forest, this property has water rights, stock ponds and 80 acres of irrigated meadow. Miller Creek runs through the property and several types of big game and wildlife enjoy the stock ponds and aspen covered hillsides. A full range of Colorado high country recreation, wildlife and vegetation can be enjoyed at this private setting.

From the top of the property you have panoramic views to the northeast of the Holy Cross Wilderness and the many peaks of the Sawatch Range. Well-covered in Aspen and Pine forests, the property has water rights for the 80 acres of irrigated meadow and stock ponds frequented by all kinds of wildlife including elk, mule deer.

Beginning at 7,800 feet in elevation a two-track dirt road winds its way around the 160 acres, leading to open meadows where you can find many pretty building sites in which to enjoy the Colorado blue sky and starry nighttime skies. Miller Creek flows through the property most of the year on its way to Ruedi Reservoir. Ruedi Reservoir Dam is a rock and earth-fill structure that stands about 285 feet high above the streambed and has a crest length of 1,042 feet. The Reservoir is very scenic with thickly forested slopes providing an exceptionally beautiful background for recreation activities such as: motorized boating, sailing, tubing, fishing, paddle boarding, camping. Game fish species include rainbow trout, brown trout and mackinaw trout.


2.3 cubic feet of water per second from the Mclaren Ditch, Priority No. 409, decreed in Case No. CA3082, Garfield County District Court, with an adjudication date of August 8, 1936 and an appropriation date of April 19, 1920.

2.5 cubic feet of water per second from the McNeill Enlargement of the Mclaren Ditch, decreed in Case No. W-426, Water Division No. 5, with an adjudication date of December 31, 1971 and an appropriation date of June 10, 1908.

TAXES: $6,368.48 (2015)

Broker: Rue Balcomb

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