Turner Creek Hunting Ranch


Placerville, Colorado

1,337± ACRES


Placerville, Colorado

1,337± ACRES

About this Ranch

Experience the Ultimate Hunting Paradise at Turner Creek Hunting Ranch in Placerville, Colorado

Sitting on the northern boundary of the Uncompahgre National Forest, in the rugged San Juan Mountains, the 1,337± acre Turner Creek Hunting Ranch stands as the epitome of a perfect hunting and recreational retreat.

Key Features:
Pristine Wilderness: Sprawling 1,337± acres with incredible mountain views
Abundant Wildlife: Diverse landscapes attract elk, mule deer, and more
Cozy Hunting Lodge: 3 Bed, 3 Bath (2,108± SqFt) Hunting lodge with modern amenities and ample storage for gear
Accessible Location: Year-round living with on-grid electricity and equipment barn

The Ranch
With its lush aspen forests, protein-rich oak brush, and incredible wetland bottoms, the ranch serves as a natural sanctuary for a diverse array of wildlife, making it the ideal retreat for hunters and those looking to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado.

The ranch's substantial elk herds call it home during the summer and fall months, offering prime hunting opportunities amidst stunning mountain vistas. Whether you're seeking trophy game or simply year-round living in a Mountain setting, Turner Creek Hunting Ranch delivers on every front.

Turner Creek Hunting Ranch features a range of improvements designed to enhance the experience of its residents and guests. A 2,108± square foot hunting lodge is already in place, featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms, offering comfort and functionality. Built in 1986, this cozy retreat provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a day of outdoor adventure. For those seeking a unique and memorable experience, a teepee is set up to enjoy evenings under the stars, enveloping guests in the surrounding wilderness. Additionally, the ranch benefits from on-grid electricity, ensuring a reliable power supply throughout the year. To accommodate your outdoor gear, the ranch also includes a 30'x24' equipment barn, offering convenience and organization for all your hunting and recreational needs. With these exceptional improvements, Turner Creek Hunting Ranch offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic charm you’re looking for.

Water Features & Fishing
Turner Creek Hunting Ranch is graced with abundant water sources that nourish its landscape and support its diverse ecosystem. Among its notable features are stocked trout ponds, offering recreational opportunities while enhancing the natural allure of the surroundings. With adjudicated water rights ensuring a dependable water source, the ranch maintains verdant pastures crucial for sustaining thriving wildlife populations. Additionally, irrigated pastureland further bolsters the land's health and biodiversity, providing a vital habitat for a variety of species. Turner Creek, gently winding its way through the property, adds to the charm of this unspoiled wilderness, enriching the environment and providing a tranquil backdrop for outdoor activities. From angling to wildlife observation, the water features at Turner Creek Hunting Ranch offer endless opportunities for exploration and appreciation within Colorado's majestic natural realm.

Located in GMU 70, this unit is comprised of 871,086± acres, of which are 30% private, 70% public, 16% USFS, 49% BLM, and 5% state lands. The ranch qualifies and is in the landowner participation program. The ranch's deeded acres are fronted by Beaver Creek Drainage, 28,586 ± acres of hard-to-access BLM ground and an additional 500,000± acres between Lone Cone State Wildlife Area and adjacent public land. The ranch is NOT under conservation easement, though it is fronted by lands that are protected from future development being under conservation easements.

Placerville sits within the majestic San Juan Mountains, offering a genuine Colorado mountain town experience. Its rich history in mining is evident in its well-preserved historic buildings. The town is surrounded by natural beauty, providing opportunities for hiking, fishing, and exploration. Its proximity to Telluride and Norwood further enhances its appeal, making it an attractive destination for those seeking adventure and a connection to the rugged landscape of the Mountain West.

Just 19± miles east is the well-known ski resort town of Telluride, a testament to Colorado's outdoor lifestyle and cultural richness, located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Renowned for its world-class skiing and vibrant arts scene, it offers a diverse range of experiences for residents and visitors alike. From boutique shopping to outdoor adventures like hiking and fly-fishing, Telluride invites you to immerse yourself in its vibrant community and stunning natural surroundings. With its lively festivals and events and close-knit atmosphere, Telluride embodies the spirit of the Mountain West.

11± miles Northwest sits the town of Norwood, located along the scenic San Miguel River. Its laid-back atmosphere and authentic charm make it a welcoming community for those seeking a slower pace of life. Surrounded by vast wilderness and offering abundant recreational opportunities, Norwood is a retreat for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it's hunting, fishing, or exploring the nearby Uncompahgre Plateau, there's something for everyone in this rugged landscape.

Nearby Attractions
1. San Juan National Forest: Just a short drive from Placerville, the San Juan National Forest encompasses over 1.8± million acres of pristine wilderness, offering endless opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing. With its rugged mountains, alpine lakes, and scenic trails, the San Juan National Forest provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor adventures year-round. miles of 4WD trails in the San Juan National Forest
2. Uncompahgre National Forest: Located to the east of Placerville, the Uncompahgre National Forest spans over 955,000± acres and features diverse landscapes ranging from high alpine peaks to lush valleys. Visitors can explore miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, go horseback riding, or simply enjoy the tranquility of nature in this breathtaking wilderness area.
3. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Roughly an hour's drive from Placerville, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a must-see destination for its dramatic cliffs, deep canyons, and rugged terrain. Visitors can marvel at the sheer walls of the canyon, hike along scenic trails, or enjoy breathtaking views from overlooks along the rim.
4. Telluride Ski Resort: Situated nearby, Telluride Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding opportunities during the winter months. With over 2,000± acres of skiable terrain and stunning mountain views, it's a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts seeking adventure in the Rocky Mountains.
5. San Miguel River: Flowing through the region, the San Miguel River provides opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and rafting. Anglers can try their luck catching trout in its clear waters, while water enthusiasts can enjoy scenic floats surrounded by towering cliffs and lush vegetation.

Placerville enjoys convenient access to regional airports, including Montrose Regional Airport and Telluride Regional Airport, ensuring seamless travel for residents and visitors alike. Montrose Regional Airport, located approximately 45± miles away, offers a range of commercial flights and services, connecting Placerville to major hubs across the country. Meanwhile, Telluride Regional Airport, just a scenic drive away, provides additional options for private and charter flights, catering to those seeking a more personalized travel experience. For those requiring Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) services, both airports offer top-notch facilities, with amenities such as fueling, hangar space, and concierge services to meet the needs of discerning travelers. With its convenient access to air transportation, Placerville serves as an ideal gateway to the Colorado mountain lifestyle, ensuring that adventure is never too far away.

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Property Details

Price: $5,899,000

1692 County Road 48L
Placerville, Colorado

Acres: 1,337±


  • GMU 70
  • Numerous ponds and lakes
  • 3 Bed, 3 Bath Hunting lodge
  • 30'X24' Barn
  • On-grid electricity

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