Description: This exceptional 171-acre ranch is located in sunny southwestern Colorado, only 65 miles from downtown Telluride. The Colbert Ranch has been designed and operated as a breeding and training facility for performance horses. The center piece of the ranch is a 150x300 outdoor lighted arena with grandstands, return alley and ample parking. In addition there is a 20-stall heated barn with grooming area and attached living apartment. Colbert Ranch views are dominated by the surrounding mountains, although the private location is conveniently located off the intersection of Highways 145 and 184 to Durango.
LOCATION & AREA
Dolores is located half-way between Durango and Telluride in southwest Colorado. With the Dolores River running through town and mountains on both sides of the valley, Dolores is one of the truly unique places in Colorado. The town of Dolores lies on the San Juan Skyway, a state and federally designated scenic highway, so awe-inspiring, it has been called 'America's Most Beautiful Drive'. The ranch can be accessed from Durango by traveling west on Highway 160 and from Telluride by traveling south on Highway 145.
Normal average temperatures for January can be a high of 41 degrees and a low of 12 degrees. For the summer months normal highs can be 88 degrees and lows of 55 degrees.
ACREAGE & WATER
The Colbert Ranch consists of 171 +/- acres made up of open hay fields, and rolling pinyon pine covered benches. Approximately 100 acres are under side-roll irrigation which currently produces one cutting of native grass hay. Production could be increased with a yearly application of fertilizer although the current owner chooses to utilize the fields as pasture for the remainder of the year.
Irrigation water rights for the ranch include 11 shares in the Summit Reservoir and Irrigation Company. The shares are more than adequate for the hay and pasture on the ranch and can run from spring and go through early-August depending on precipitation. Two Montezuma Water Company domestic taps service the homes and one commercial tap is available for the barns.
The improvements occupy an area of about 10-15 acres on the ranch.
Hay Barn/Equipment Building with 96x54 indoor riding arena, 96x55 hay/equipment area, and 60x70 shop area.
Stable Barn with 20 horse stalls, caretaker apartment, tack room, grooming area, and an 1800 square foot covered round pen. There are twelve stalls with fenced runs, 6 indoor stalls and two large foaling stalls.
Lower Barn is 36x60 with two covered areas on each end and included two stalls, a tack room and work space.
Outdoor Arena measures 150x300 fully fenced with grandstand area and announcer stand. Fully lighted and easily accessible from the barns.
Main House was built around 1915, 2340 square feet, two-story with two bedrooms, and one bath, with an attached garage.
Managers Home was built in 1999 and is 1500 square feet, two-story with three bedrooms and three baths, with an attached garage.
Party Barn is a 56x56 building that was converted into a home. Large deck area overlooking the pasture and hay fields.
Other improvements include outdoor round pen with attached corrals and viewing area, four rail fiberglass fencing, covered horse shelters, irrigation systems, and a unfinished 14-space RV park with water and power to each space.
LOCATION: Dolores, Colorado
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