This 40-acre parcel of land is located in beautiful Southern Colorado about 17 miles South of the town of Monte Vista. Significant corners of the ranch are marked with various colored 55-gallon barrels—thus, The Barrel Ranch! Because the road from Monte Vista (Highway 15) is so straight, it is called by local people, the Gun Barrel Road – thus, another reason for the name of the ranch!
The land, covered with grass and brush, is a square forty acre piece, about 1320 feet by 1320 feet. Because it is in a valley (The famous San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado), it offers great views of the mountains in all directions. The closest Rocky Mountains are the San Juans; the foothills begin about 5 miles to the west and it is another 8 or 10 miles to the higher country. This undeveloped agricultural land is located on an existing hard-packed dirt and gravel road, with electricity just 2 miles away. Underground water is available and a well permit can be obtained for this property. Septic systems are permitted. Cellular telephone service is available in this area. Elevation is about 7700 feet—almost a mile and a half high in the Colorado sky!
The Barrel Ranch has been surveyed. There is a marker (metal stake with identifying numbers) on each corner of the property; the markers correspond to the survey map, so it is very easy to locate the exact boundaries. It has good, year around accessibility.
Fishing, hunting, “dune buggying,” and hiking opportunities are all around. The Alamosa River is about 4 miles to the west. The great Rio Grande River is not far away! Area lakes also provide great fishing experiences; Platoro Reservoir is about 40 miles southwest, and Trujillo Reservoir is about 75 miles south; these are the two best fishing and recreation lakes in the area. Enjoy visiting the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge just about ten miles away, fronting on both sides of Highway 15.
Winter sports—skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling—are close by, too, in the ski resorts of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Monarch, about 70 miles away, is the closest ski area; Wolf Creek, at 100 miles away, isn’t much farther. Both get excellent snow.
Barrel Ranch is located about 23 miles southwest of Alamosa and 20 miles south of Monte Vista. From Monte Vista, CO, take Highway 15 (known as Gun Barrel Road to the locals) about 16.5 miles South. Turn left on County Road 250 (tan barrel). Go about 1.5 miles. Barrel #43 will be on your left. You will be at the south end of the property.
- Terms (Owner Finance): $300 down; $300 monthly
- You could pay more down and/or make larger monthly payments to pay for it sooner if you’d prefer.