Waugh Mountain Ranch is a contemporary rustic cabin retreat comprised of 18,000+/- acres, 412+/- are deeded, the balance being BLM and State Land Leases grazing for 160 pair in the mountains of Colorado on the eastern side of the great continental divide. The property is located 14 +/- miles north of the riverside town of Cotopaxi, Colorado. Improvements are designed with large gatherings in mind, there is a lodge-style log home, a separate bunkhouse/guest house, calving barn, horse barn and corrals with an outdoor riding arena. Breathtaking views from the property include Waugh Mountain and Loco Mountain to the north, Green Mountain to the east and Bear Mountain with the snow-capped San De Cristo Mountains in the far distance. It is also adjacent to BLM public lands with elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species that crisscross the ranch and make the forests their home.
Breathtaking views from the property include Waugh Mountain and Loco Mountain to the north, Green Mountain to the east and Bear Mountain with the snow-capped San De Cristo Mountains in the far distance. It is also adjacent to BLM public lands with elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species.
Cotopaxi, Colorado is located on the banks of the Arkansas River off of Highway 50, 34 miles west of Canon City, 25 miles east of Salida and 78 miles from Colorado Springs. This area is known for world-class whitewater rafting and renowned fly-fishing. Colorado’s most popular whitewater river offers calm family style waters to Canyon City or excitement pumping swells and drops near the Royal Gorge. Salida is a small riverside town with limited services that include a few shops, eateries, bike shops, rafting outfitters and a campground. Most people visit Canyon City for essential services.
South of town, the San Isabel National Forest lures visitors with hiking trails, campsites and mountain vistas. The Royal Gorge is 45 minutes from the Ranch. Zip-lines, jeep tours, and many other outdoor adventures can be found.
The Ranch’s 412 deeded acres consist mainly of rolling grasslands dotted with pockets of ponderosa pine and aspen trees near the springs and dam on the southern portion of the property leading to BLM and National Forest.
Wildlife is abundant on and around the ranch, consisting of big game animals such as elk and mule deer, which visit the springs and damns on the property. They also utilize the forested pockets for privacy and protection. Other indigenous animals such as coyote, fox and bear can also be seen on the ranch.
The close proximity to the BLM public land is a plus for big game hunters, opening up a large block of land easily accessible from the ranch.
Improvements on the property include a three-bedroom, three-bath house, 1,737 square foot bunk house; 6,720 square foot calving barn with ten 11’x10’ stalls and two 11’x20’ stalls, plus hay loft; horse barn with a 50’x80’ indoor arena, twelve stalls, tack room and wash bay; plus a 1,940 square foot utility outbuilding.