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Mancos, CO 81328 
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$599,000 For Sale

17505 Highway 550
Ridgway, CO 81432

lot: 34 acres | Residential Lots & Land - MLS# 759082 Courtesy of United Country Sneffels Realty
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There's so much to love about this 34+ Acre Parcel that's located midway between the loved towns of Ouray and Ridgway! It's an ideal location for your future home, farm or ranch. No CC and R's at all, and those of you that choose to buy now and build later, the holding costs are exceptionally low! There's a light agricultural lease with a local rancher, who runs his cattle on the property at times during the year. This lease may be extended or ended following the season, but you're likely to keep it in place because it makes the taxes so low. Currently the rancher has cattle on the property. They are happy as can be due to the high protein grass hay, irrigated by .5 CFS of irrigation water that has exceptionally old rights. Bring your animals--no restrictions as Ouray County is a right to farm county--horses, cattle, yaks, llama, buffalo-all are allowed. In addition to hay it would work for other crops, including pine, spruce and aspen trees, which do well in our soils. Many would exclusively consider this level property as a tremendous home site--there are several great building sites, located away from the highway, along the irrigation ditch and protected by trees. Utilities are located along the highway, with access to SMPA power, Tri-County Water and Black Hills Energy Natural Gas. The parcel shares a headgate with only one other property, making accessing your irrigation water easy. This water can be used using the ditch that runs along the length of west side of the property or you could lay in gated pipe adjacent to ditch to make irrigation even easier. Ouray County Building codes allows a main home that's essentially limitless in size, as well as a guest cottage and caretaker's quarters. You then can add buildings of various sizes and uses, such as a huge shop, greenhouse, indoor arena, storage, RV parking, hay storage, barn--you name it! Ouray County property prices are climbing dramatically! Buy now and hold this gorgeous multi-use parcel with very low taxes, plan for your future homesite, or buy-hold-re-sell as an investment 1031 piece. Come see it today--contact listing agent for additional information! Click on the MapRight Virtual Tour to be able to zoom in and add layers to the property to get to know it even better!


  • Property Type: Residential Lots & Land
  • Sub Type: Residential
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Ouray County
  • Zip Code: 81432
  • Elementary School: Ouray K-6
  • Middle School: Ouray 7-8
  • High School: Ouray Senior 9-12
  • Lot Size: 34 acres
  • Golf Course: Yes, See Property Description
  • View: Mountains, Valley
  • Area: Ouray County
  • Apx. Irrig. Acres: 34
  • Current Property Use: Cattle, Horses, Hay Pasture/Prod., Ag/Livestock, Irrigated Farmland, Pasture(Irrigated)
  • Domestic Sewer: Septic
  • Domestic Water: Public, Tap Available
  • Elevation: 7500
  • Fence: Full Property
  • Horse Setup: Yes
  • Irr. Water Desc/Amnt: .5 Cfs
  • Irrigation System/Rights: Open Ditch, Yes
  • Irrigation/Water District: Deeded Water
  • Livestock Allowed: Cattle, Horses, Other, Poultry, Sheep, Swine
  • Lot Dimensions: 34 Ac
  • Lot Size/Acreage: 21-35 Acres
  • Possible Property Use: Residential Single Family, Mountain Recreation, Ag/Row Crops, Aglivestock, Other-See Remarks, Cattle, Dairy, Grazing(No Irrigation), Hay Pasture/Prod., Hogs, Horses, Hunting, Irrigated Farmland, Orchard, Pasture (Irrigated), Poultry, Recreation, Sheep Ranch, Tree Farm, Vineyard, Skier Access
  • Property Description: Golf Course Near, Corners Marked, Pasture, Skier Access
  • Street Description/Access: Paved, 150'+ Frontage
  • Topography: Level
  • Total Taxes: 294.62
  • Utilities: Electricity Near, Phone Near, Natural Gas Near, Internet, Phone - Landline, Phone - Cell Reception
  • Water Tap Avail: Yes
  • Listing Office: United Country Sneffels Realty
Courtesy of United Country Sneffels Realty

Katherine Dobson
Independent Broker
Mancos, CO 81328

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