Taylor Canyon Ranch


Pagosa Springs, Colorado

2,214± ACRES


Pagosa Springs, Colorado

2,214± ACRES

About this Ranch

Taylor Canyon Ranch: A Developer's Dream in the Heart of Pagosa Springs
Taylor Canyon Ranch presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the discerning developer. Positioned just 15 minutes from vibrant Pagosa Springs, this sprawling 2,215± acre canvas awaits a visionary touch. Here, over 50 micro-valleys promise secluded homesites tucked amongst rolling meadows, forests, and pristine waterways, offering unparalleled privacy.

Unmatched Seclusion: Discover the ultimate in privacy with over 50 secluded micro-valleys, offering potential homesites situated within a landscape of meadows, forests, and waterways.
Development Ready: Realize your vision with ease thanks to existing infrastructure, including underground power, substantial water rights, and year-round access on a county-maintained road.
Proximity to Adventure: Have the best of both worlds: tranquility on the ranch and thrilling outdoor adventures nearby, from Wolf Creek Ski Area to the pristine San Juan River.
Neighboring Success: Tap into the potential of the Pagosa Springs area, with bordering developments and comparable sales prices demonstrating strong investment appeal.

A Developer's Dream: Infrastructure, Opportunity, & Privacy
Taylor Canyon Ranch presents a visionary developer with a truly unique opportunity in the sought-after Pagosa Springs region. This sprawling property boasts over 50 secluded micro-valleys, promising future homesites with exceptional privacy unlike anywhere else in Southwest Colorado. The groundwork for a successful development is already in place: underground power, a 6" PAWS water main, located in the fire district, and year-round access on a county-maintained road ensure a streamlined process. Bordering an existing 5-15 acre development highlights the potential for a shared ranch concept or similar venture, with neighboring comps between $22k and $72k per acre substantiating the investment potential.

Conservation Potential
With Taylor Canyon currently free from a conservation easement, it presents a unique opportunity for landowners. The most significant change would be the limitation on land development. In this scenario, both Colorado and the federal government offer financial incentives to maintain your ranch as it is. Conservation easements in and around Pagosa Springs, Colorado, are highly sought after for their environmental and agricultural advantages. They play a crucial role in safeguarding vital wildlife habitats, agricultural lands, and natural landscapes, curbing urbanization, and upholding the area's ecological balance.

From a financial perspective, these conservation initiatives are typically backed by various funding sources, including federal, state, and private contributions.

Ultimately, the conservation easements in Pagosa Springs and its environs are not just about the financial benefits they offer. They are significant in preserving the region’s environmental and agricultural legacy. By engaging in these efforts, you are ensuring the financial stability of your land and contributing to the preservation of a heritage that we can all take pride in.

The Legacy Potential: Water Rights, Flexibility, & Location
The ranch's restored natural beauty is only matched by its practical strengths. Senior water rights (11.5 cfs) and the absence of a conservation easement offer exceptional flexibility to realize your vision. Over 30 years of restoration efforts ensure a flourishing ecosystem. The location near Pagosa Springs adds further appeal for buyers.

A Colorado Dream, Realized
The ranch offers convenient access with its 9± miles of crowned and enhanced main roads and 31± miles of secondary roads. Taylor Canyon Ranch also offers existing infrastructure: a unique and luxurious 10,308± square foot main home with 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, multiple living areas, an office, a theater room, and expansive balcony space. Enjoy the convenience of underground utilities, plus two additional homes and a large workshop on the property.

Colorado Wildness & Boundless Exploration
This exceptional property features year-round access and incredible diversity: meadows dotted with wildflowers, whispering forests, ponds, and springs. Over 600 ± acres of meticulously restored habitat create a haven for elk, deer, turkey, and even bears. Venture directly from the property into 6,200± acres of untamed National Forest, promising endless opportunities for hiking, ATV adventures, or horseback riding. Panoramic vistas encompass the San Juan Mountains – a truly breathtaking backdrop.

Your Private Pagosa Springs Legacy
For those who envision their own Pagosa Springs ranch and are not interested in development, Taylor Canyon Ranch is an extraordinary find. This expansive property promises exceptional seclusion, breathtaking mountain vistas, and a thriving wildlife population – the perfect setting to create your own legacy estate. The existing infrastructure, including a unique 10,308± square foot main home with 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, offers a starting point for your dream estate, while two additional homes and a workshop provide flexibility for guests or staff.

Proximity to Pagosa Springs & Outdoor Adventure
Discover seclusion and convenience in the stunning San Juan Mountains. This expansive ranch enjoys a coveted location in Archuleta County, just 15 minutes from Pagosa Springs. Enjoy the town's renowned hot springs, charming shops, and restaurants. Anglers will find their paradise on the San Juan River, while skiers can conquer the legendary powder of Wolf Creek Ski Area just 31± miles away. Despite its peaceful setting, Taylor Canyon Ranch remains well-connected. Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), approximately 60± miles away, offers daily non-stop flights to major hubs like Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas-Fort Worth. For private aircraft, Stevens Field Airport (PSO) is just 3± miles outside of Pagosa Springs.

Additional Details & Opportunities
Beyond its inherent beauty and potential, Taylor Canyon Ranch is a testament to thoughtful land stewardship. The property's rich history of restoration and conservation practices (although no actual conservation easements are in place) has created a thriving ecosystem that supports diverse wildlife and plant species. This commitment to the environment not only enhances the natural allure of the ranch but also aligns with modern sustainable development principles, making it an ideal investment for eco-conscious developers.

The strategic location of Taylor Canyon Ranch provides easy access to essential services and amenities in Pagosa Springs, including healthcare facilities, schools, and retail centers. This proximity ensures that future residents can enjoy the serene ranch lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences of urban living. Additionally, the ranch's existing infrastructure minimizes initial development costs, allowing developers to focus on creating a community that harmonizes with the natural surroundings.

Taylor Canyon Ranch offers endless possibilities for creating a premier residential development, a private retreat, or a combination of both. The expansive landscape, combined with the established infrastructure and prime location, presents a rare opportunity to craft a legacy property that will be cherished for generations. Whether you envision a luxury gated shared ranch community, an exclusive resort, or a private family compound, Taylor Canyon Ranch provides the perfect canvas to bring your vision to life.

Contact M4 Ranch Group today to secure this rare Colorado opportunity.

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Property Details

Price: $15,900,000

8231 CR 500
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Acres: 2,214±


  • 11.5± cfs of Senior Water Rights
  • 50+ Micro Valleys
  • Development Potential
  • No Conservation Easement
  • 10,308± Squarefoot Home

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