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Wilson Mesa and Sunshine Mesa are located at the base of the Wilson range and provide some of the best houses for sale in Telluride, CO. Wilson Mesa is the area’s largest mesa and home to large ranches and residential developments. The movie Sound of Music was filmed on this mesa on a pristine 2,500+ acre ranch baring the name. Wilson Mesa Ranches was developed by the Hughes family who once owned over 10,000 acres from Wilson Mesa west to Norwood. It sits on the big meadows and treed hillsides with huge in-your-face views of the Wilson Rage. Ptarmigan Ranch lies on the eastern portion of Wilson Mesa just 20 minutes from the Historic Town of Telluride. Ptarmigan Ranch is a subdivision of 16-35 acre lots with unrivaled views and privacy. Elk Creek Preserve, Frazier Homestead, and Muddy Creek Meadow are part of the old Hughes Ranch with dramatic views of Wilson Peak. These 75+ acre parcels have been largely reassembled by a conservation-minded family. Frazier Meadow was once home to a 12,000 square foot home that was torn down to be replaced by a small Mountain Cabin. Little Cone Ranches, on the benches above Fall Creek, Little Cone Ranches are 35 acre lots in a private Aspen treed setting.

Specie Mesa lies between Telluride and Norwood and has been home to cattle ranching since the late 1800’s. The mesa still has an open ranch feel as most development has followed the large parcel open range style of the old west. Specie Mesa Ranch, once part of the Hughes Ranch, is now divided into 14 large ranches. Yogi Kirst, a golfer from Pittsburg, developed the property back in the mid-eighties as he planned to raise his family in a mountain town rather than the city. Specie Wilderness is a private holding within a sea of Forest Service property at the base of Little Cone offering 40 to 80 acre parcels with the feeling of being thousands of acres in size. On the west side of Specie Mesa, at the base of the Little Cone, Top of the World is a subdivision of 18-35 acre lots. These lots offer end-of-the-road privacy with views of the surrounding Telluride Peaks and the Telluride Ski Area. Just 35 minutes from Telluride this subdivision was developed in 1993 by Morgan Oliver. The Peninsula, Peninsula Point, and Peninsula Park are subdivisions on the western portion of Specie Mesa developed by Bill Carstens in the mid 1990’s. The three subdivisions encompass 40-35 acre lots on a variety of terrain from open meadows, to escarpment, to densely treed lots. There is power and telephone to the lot lines and individual wells and septic are required. Great American Ranch, on the western finger of Specie Mesa, is historic ranch area once divided into 35 acre lots, but now again under one ownership as a large cattle ranch.

Horsefly and Iron Springs Mesa are on the north and west side of Highway 62 and have been home to cattle ranching for generations. The area was largely purchased by Bill Carsten, a Southern California industrial developer who has created some of the nicest residential ranch properties in the area. Brown Ranch is one of the best properties in the region. This property has a minimum lot size of 70 acres, a variety of open meadows, and aspen groves on rolling terrain. The private roads are well maintained and views of the surrounding San Juan Mountain range are exceptional.

Brown Dog Ranch, developed on 530+ acres, is a development of 15-35 acre lots offering huge views of the San Juan Mountains and nice flat building sites. There is a trail system running along the hillside below the home sites for all owners to use. Kick off your boots and enjoy the relaxing sunsets from your porch, or the world class skiing at Telluride 30 minutes away.

The Bluffs, part of the original property developed by Bill Carsten as part of Carstens Ranch, are 35 acre lots sitting on The Bluff, looking out at the San Juan Mountains. These lots are surrounded by towering ponderosa pines offering a natural buffer between sites.

On the west side of Carstens Ranch, The Lakes offers 35 acre home sites with an open feel and views of the lakes that fill the valley below. These lots are a short 25 minute drive from Telluride and Mountain Village.

Big Valley is an open valley with just five ranch lots on the edge of The Lakes and bordering a 3,100 acre private holding. These lots have great views of the Telluride Mountains and the Sneffles range.

McKenzie Springs Ranch, running along the headwaters of McKenzie Creek, offers 35 to 140 acre ranchettes on a gently sloping hillside optimizing the views of the San Juan Mountains. These large lots are amongst ponderosa pines, gambrel oaks, and aspen trees and home to hundreds of deer and elk. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes form Historic Downtown Telluride.

Frontier Ranch is one of the larger tract ranches in the Telluride Region. Developed by Bill Carsten in the mid 1990’s, this subdivision has only five parcels of 100 to 400 acres each. The strongest covenant on this property is that lots are not allowed to be subdivided into less than 100 acres. It sits in the special big game hunting unit 61 with trophy deer and elk calling it home. The views of the surrounding Telluride peaks are unobstructed 360 degrees.

Panorama Acres: On the edge of the historic Dave Wood Road, this subdivision of 40 acre tracts has variety of open meadow and aspen treed home sites. Just 40 minutes from the Town of Telluride, Panorama Acres is a great ranch property at an affordable price.

Colt Meadows Ranch is an open meadow ranch with 40 acre lots and views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Mount Sneffles. These lots are easy to build on and offer power and telephone service to the lot line. San

On the east side of Historic Dave Wood Road, San Juan Ranch offers large parcels and huge views of the San Juan Mountain Range and Sneffles Peak. Just 40 minutes from Telluride, on a well-maintained county road San Juan Ranch offers a quiet Southwest Colorado lifestyle.

Dancing Bear Ranch is on the Northeast edge of San Juan Ranch and offers open meadow and densely treed lots with large ponds and a private entrance. These parcels range in size from 35 acres to 600+ acres, and are a must-see for privacy and seclusion.

Gracie’s Sky Mountain Ranch: This property lies on the hillside across from the old Ski Dallas. It offers 35 acre lots of ponderosa pines and gambrel oaks with views of North Pole and Hayden Peak.

Golden Bear Ranch is across from Last Dollar Road just past old Ski Dallas. With only four large lots this ranch has the feel of the old West. It was developed by Dan Jaeger of Golden Bear Builders, a builder who has constructed a majority of the log homes in the Telluride Region.

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$5,795,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Eagle Ridge Ranch

5 Bed/s | 6 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36142

Eagle Ridge's sense of arrival can only be described as idyllic --- sitting on the edge of an escarpment in a lush mountain meadow, the residence is surrounded by Aspen and towering Ponderosa Pine. Its dry stack stone, vertical cedar siding and expansive glass compliment the clean architectural lines that blend perfectly with its mountain environment. Arguably, the residence commands one of the most dramatic viewscapes in the Rocky Mountain West. Its towering glass entry door perfectly frames Mount Sneffels and provides a hint of the views beyond --- five 14,000 ft. peaks, fifteen 13,000 ft. peaks and ten 12,000 ft. peaks. Separate from the main residence is a ''toy garage'' with caretaker apartment, above.

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$2,741,700

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Top of the World

4 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35791

Are you ready to live in a serene setting beneath Little Cone amongst quaking aspens and roaming elk under quiet cobalt skies? If so, then immerse yourself in the creature comforts of 192 Top of the World Ranch, situated upon 57 tranquil acres with an ideal blend of gentle meadows, aspens, a placid pond with frontage on Specie Creek. This elegant stone and log home affords 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with an open floor plan that flows from the grand living room into the dining area and spacious kitchen. Dog lovers will be in heaven if desirous of a spacious indoor kennel which can also be converted to a hobby room. A separate lower level kitchen and generous rec area round out this immaculately constructed home.

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$2,690,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

6 Bed/s | 4 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36881

Camp Hidden Bear offers a galaxy of improvements including the primary ranch quarters, a classic bunkhouse, Little Bear cabin, High Camp Hideout & a newly built timber frame horse barn. Hidden Bear has incomparable panache drawing extended family year after year. Unplugged places are getting harder to find, but here, close to nature's heart is a visionary owner who crafted a special place in sync with the environment, building & creating, going from one beautiful form to another. Embrace these good old days with vintage artisan buildings manifested in the legacy of the early West. This contemporary compound belongs to the 21st century but pays homage to the past. Displaying an honesty of materials & expressing a pride of place, Hidden Bear doles out a big dose of Colorado authenticity.

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$2,195,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Brown Ranch

5 Bed/s | 5 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36441

Elk Summit Ranch consists of a breathtakingly beautiful 5,213 sq ft home situated on an astounding 150 acre property with stunning views of Mt. Wilson and Lizard Head. The home sits on pristine rolling acreage with plentiful large flat spaces for future barns and corrals or can be left alone to be enjoyed in its natural state. Incredible privacy in a rural setting, but just 25 min from skiing and the Town of Telluride. Access to home is predominantly paved with last mile access on year round well maintained dirt road for that true mesa feel. Ideal home for those desiring the privacy and space of mesa life with the convenient access to everything Telluride has to offer. A true must see. Available for showing at any time!

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$1,995,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: None

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:33686

Elegant yet rustic with modern amenities and open floor plan concepts create an equestrian paradise. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,100+ sq ft horse lover's home was built with great thought in every detail from old railroad trusses from Commerce City used as beams, antique light fixtures, sinks and tubs from the late 1800's and two large iron doors that close off the residential area that were salvaged from the Old Cooper building in downtown Denver. The residential space flows from one room to the next allowing great sunlight, warmth and incredible views throughout. For guests or ranch hand a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 806 sq ft guest home sits below the main residence. The 76 acre parcel has a year-round-stream meandering through the valley with multiple fenced pasture.

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$1,995,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36395

Elk Meadows Ranch-Over 90 usable acres full of trees and lush horse pasture with seasonal stream. Plans to build a new contemporary main home shall be included in the sale. The home will have unbelievable views of three surrounding mountain ranges. Watch herds elk, cattle, bear, deer, bobcats etc... Access to the Uncompahgre National Forest. Horse barn, 3 vehicle garage and storage shed and corral.

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$1,810,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

3 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35878

Starry Skies, and Breathtaking Views are Nature's Compliment to this Stunning Contemporary Home on Wilson Mesa, 20 minutes from Downtown Telluride. The Custom Frank Studio Designed 3 bedroom home sits Knoll Top and was built with an Eye to Detail, with Italian Travertine and Walnut Floors based with In-floor Radiant Heat, Honed Granite Counters and 2 gas/wood Fireplaces. A Master Steam Shower, and Guest Jacuzzi Tub add to the Ambiance with 3 outdoor patios to enjoy the local 300 Days of Sunshine. An Outdoor Enthusiast's Dream, right outside the Door, with National Forest Access, and 400 acres of Open Space, Hikers, Skiers, Horse Riders, and Naturists will be quick to call this Extraordinary Turnkey Residence their own. The Peace and Serenity abound for The Writer or Seeker of Re-Spirit.

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$1,750,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Old Elam Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36348

Situated on perhaps the finest lot in Old Elam Ranch, this custom square cut log home, has been meticulously maintained since its creation in 2004. The views are top notch and include all of the Wilson range, Dolores Peak, the Sneffels range and more. The 69 acres consist of rolling meadows and Aspen groves and a small pond. Off the grid power systems are in great shape and provide for limited utility bills and no black outs! A separate structure provides for workshop/parking/storage and a caretakers unit above. ** SEE SURVEY IN DOCUMENTS

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35091

A hiker's dream with quick access to USFS and Forest Service trails. Approximately 170 acres of lush meadow, Aspen and Ponderosa with deeded easement access to the US Forest Service. End of the road privacy, excellent elk and deer hunting with two ponds, 6 stall stable and guest house. Ideal equestrian terrain with high producing well. Views of North Pole Peak and surrounding mountain range. Not apart of the McKenzie Springs HOA, but shares in the road maintenance agreement.

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$1,500,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Ranch

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36214

Incredible opportunity to own a spectacular ranch in San Juan Ranch near Ridgway and Telluride. This amazing property offers 110.51 acres and includes a 1,143 square foot fully furnished two bedroom, two full bath guest home built in 2012 with a garage and storage for two four-wheelers which are included with the property. Nearly two miles of off-road trails have been built providing lots of off-road fun! The property contains stands of old-growth aspen, a natural rock quarry, seasonal water, and lots of wildlife. A main home can be built on the property, and views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular!

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$1,295,000

Major Area: Specie - 44 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Estate Ranches

2 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35363

Quaint and impeccably well maintained two bedroom cabin on 147 acres, which has been legally subdivided into 4 parcels. Sweeping vistas of the Wilson Range and Little Cone. Extraordinary southern exposure with a mix of Aspen and lush high mountain meadow. Two producing wells in place with one attached to a windmill filling a small pond near the cabin.

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$1,195,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: McKenzieSpring Ranch

4 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35705

This amazing ranch property affords sprawling space, privacy, and room to roam, and is still just a 30-ish minute drive from the Town of Telluride or Ridgway to your front door. Built in 1996, this exquisitely maintained property boasts a 4 bedroom, 4,500 square foot log home nestled among 57 acres of beautiful land with a horse arena and tack shed, attached 2 car garage, outdoor hot tub, and sprawling views of the Sneffels and Wilson ranges. This equestrian property also offers sprawling outdoor decks, top of the line appliances, easy access to National Forest Land, room for animals, and even a peaceful creek that graces the property in the summer months. You must see this home and its convenient location in person to believe it!

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$895,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 3 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36770

Offering million dollar views at a very affordable price, this unique mountain home has it all. With breathtaking views from every window, this beautiful hybrid Timberframe home sits on 35 acres where you can enjoy unlimited hiking, biking and serenity, all within a 25 minute drive to Telluride. Seller has also successfully short term rented the home when they are not in residence making it a good income opportunity. One New Year's tenant stated ''it was the best winter vacation stay they ever had''. Home has an extremely good well producing 30 gallons per minute, excellent cell service, Solar, Brainstorm Internet, and road maintenance by the county. (Usually plowed by 7:30am in the winter.) Additional bonus room at ground level with both exterior & garage access.

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$740,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

4 Bed/s | 2 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36343

Views, views, 360 degree mountain views...the best on the planet! You have 3-14ers facing south. This 4 bedroom, plus loft and 2 bath home has a two car garage. The large windows frame the mountains and the views. This lovely home is strategically placed in the middle of a 7.02 acre lot. Bonus includes 224 sq ft of unfinished space. Brand new roof, new decks, dazzling night sky, awesome rainbows, horse meadows, deer and elk meander through your property. Come take a look and enjoy the views...the Wilsons, Sunshine, the Dolores Range, the San Sophia Range, the Sneffels range and awesome rainbows. A small dog kennel is in place. 1100/yr: wilsonmesaranch.com 500/yr: wilsonmesametro.com

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$675,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: None

1 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36932

This is the classic Eric Trommer pyramid, Wilson mesa cabin, quality built in the late 1980s. It is the perfect Telluride getaway location located only 25 minutes from Telluride with year around access. This cozy home features unbelievable Wilson Peak views from the living room and south facing deck. The seven acre plus, sun drenched parcel has 360 degree views from the Telluride Ski Area, Silver Mountain, Sunshine Mountain, the entire Wilson range, Little Cone, Dolores Peak, the Lone Cone, the Uncompaghre Plateau, Greyhead, Aldasoro, Campbell, Dallas Peak, Imogene Pass and Ajax Peak. This property is an exceptional base camp for all recreational activities in the Lizard Head wilderness area including skiing, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, biking, fishing and hunting.

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$575,000

Major Area: Wilson Mesa - 43 (Major Area 40)

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

1 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:36791

A 7-acre parcel that lives much larger with a well-cared-for one-bed/one-bath residence atop a 2-car garage, a robust aspen grove and 360-degree views of the most iconic peaks and mini-ranges in the region. Fronted by 10-acres of Open Space and 150-acres of Public Lands the views and the private nature of the homesite are assured. Only 16 miles from Telluride on good roads inside the covetable Wilson Mesa Ranches.

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$325,000

Major Area: Iron Springs/Horsefly - 62 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

3 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35940

This is an opportunity to own an excellent mesa hideaway. The property is very private, has its own airplane landing strip. There are 4 ponds on the property, one of which is spring fed with adjudicated rights. There is a slab for an airplane hangar, a main house that is about 800 sq ft with solar power, in floor radiant heat and nice layout. The property also has a large office and a guest house. They are all in 3 separate buildings so the privacy to each guest is excellent. This is a must see for someone looking for a nice mountain hideaway.

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$176,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

1 Bed/s | 0 Full Bath/s | MLS#:35636

A hand made log cabin close to Wilderness on approx 5 plus acres, Alder Creek/ Dallas Trails, short hike to trailheads. Very affordable escape/getaway cabin for summer or winter recreational adventure! Cabin nestled in Aspens. Has water well, portable generator, wood burning cook stove and furnishings. A super location! Room to add a bedroom, bath and kitchen if wanted. Private roads, access to 3M acres of Public Lands!

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$173,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

0 Bed/s | 0 Full Bath/s | MLS#:34905

This parcel has tons of potential. Enclosed garage has kitchen and sleeping quarters. Existing foundation for a streamside cabin with building materials. Well was drilled in 2016 ( 20 gallons per minute). Seasonal stream near home site. Very pleasant neighbors and one of a kind community. Access to 3 million acres Wilderness/ National Forest. Seasonal roads, beautiful trees and views of the nearby peaks of the Sneffels Range. Incredible big game hunting nearby! Option is to buy and combine adjoining lot 79 to have double the acreage!

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