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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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$675,000

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

Subdivision: Wilson Mesa Ranches

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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$595,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: None

0 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37086

The epitome of tranquil setting is realized through three sides of glass bringing mature aspens and serene long distance views of the Uncompaghre plateau into your living area. A glass pavilion provides the ultimate glamping experience with an indoor/outdoor fireplace that can be used for cooking and a separate stylish bath house with full shower. A pond and rolling terrain add to the ambiance of this special 35 acre parcel that affords beautiful views of Hayden Peak, the La Sal Mountains in Utah and Lone Cone from various points on the property. Plans for an expansion are available or utilize the existing property as the ultimate summer getaway. Offered at $595,000 partially furnished.

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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 over 600-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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$279,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: San Juan Vista

2 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37291

This is one of the rare hand crafted log cabins in the area. Situated in timber, backs up/adjoins Sneffels Wilderness (over 3 million acres public lands). Cabin has a stone fireplace, wood stove, cozy porch deck, wide plank hardwood floors, a generator and storage shed with dual propane tanks, a well & cistern. A perfect getaway log cabin and the best big game hunting in the region. Just walk across the property line into Wilderness! A rare gem indeed!

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$258,000

Major Area: Hastings - 61 (Major Area 60)

Subdivision: Little Lake Ranches

0 Bed/s | 0 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37055

A Darling Mesa Miner's Cabin, from a local architect firm, bringing style and grace to mountain living. The 36 plus wide open acres has produced a good well for starters. The cabin has a loft bedroom, and can be cozy in winter. with a quiet living space, and sunny front porch to rock the day away overlooking the massive mountains, abounding wild life, and starry nights.

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$249,000

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

Subdivision: None

1 Bed/s | 1 Full Bath/s | MLS#:37032

This is the perfect quiet mountain getaway. With close access to thousands of acres of national forest and BLM land this property is an excellent retreat. The house has well, solar power, septic, bathroom, kitchen and a nice living area. This is the best that off the grid living offers, and is a must see for those who want to enjoy the Mountains

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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

Hand crafted log cabin close to Wilderness on approx 5 plus acres. Alder Creek/ Dallas Trails short hike to trailheads. Affordable escape/getaway cabin for summer or winter recreational adventure nestled in Aspens. Water well, portable generator, wood burning cook stove and furnishings all on a super location! Room to add bedroom, bath and kitchen as needed. 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

Parcel and structures have tons of potential. Enclosed garage w/ kitchen and sleeping area. Existing foundation for a streamside cabin with significant building materials. Well pumped 20 gallons per minute. Seasonal stream near home site. Very pleasant neighbors. 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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