Address: 15400 County Road 35
City: Lake City
Square Feet: 4,115±
San Juan Mountain Sanctuary is 30± acres of deeded ground, set in 100’s of 1,000’s of public acres. The front yard consists of irrigated hay meadows that are located at the headwaters of the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and tucked beneath 3 of Colorado’s 14’ers, Red Cloud Peak, Handies Peak and Sunshine Peak. Nestled at the end of a year around maintained county road, just off of Colorado’s most scenic Alpine Loop; crossing Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass and through Colorado’s Wildflower Capitol of America, American Basin.
The San Juan Mountain Sanctuary is known for abundant wildlife. On a daily basis you can encounter Shiras Moose, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Black Bear, and Fox just to name a few. Built into the basin sits the exquisite 4,115+/- brick home that offers the area’s best wildlife viewing right from the deck. Sit in heated comfort, protected from cool mountain and watch a multitude of Colorado’s Big Game passively walk the 3,000’ of live water, or feed in the well irrigated hay meadows.
The San Juan Mountain Sanctuary is literally home to a lifetime of adventure! Hike the Colorado Trail directly out your front door, Jeep to the Continental Divide, OHV to Colorado’s best preserved Ghost town, Carson Town site, or watch the Colorado wildlife right off your deck. Hike a 14’er, fish Colorado’s 2nd largest Natural Lake, Lake San Cristobal, and enjoy exclusive fly fishing in your own stream or venture out into the nearby 500+ miles of public fly fishing rivers. The adventures are limitless!
While the summers are often sought after for the Rocky Mountain recreation opportunities, this property provides some of the finest winter recreation available in the Colorado Rockies. From the ice climbing on frozen water falls that rival the well-known Ouray Ice Park, to snowmobiling over the highly recognized Colorado Snowmobile Association 130+/- miles of County maintained trails crossing the Continental Divide.