Canyons of the Ancients Ranch

$660,000 NEW 110 Acres Cortez , Colorado Montezuma County

Ranch Property Brief

Canyons of the Ancients Ranch offers some of the most beautiful views and building sites in the desert Southwest Four Corners Region of Colorado. The ranch borders BLM lands and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offering hundreds of thousands of acres for recreation. For those who love the Southwest Culture and have an interest in Native American Culture, Canyons of the Ancients is an opportunity that cannot be passed up. The ranch offers some truly unique building locations that allow an architect to incorporate rock formations as well as use architecture that incorporates the look and feel of the Ancient Cliff Dwellings of the area. Imagine building a home that pays homage to the ancient Puebloans and sharing with your visitors hikes to Anasazi Ruins as well as petroglyphs the property has. The current owners have built other homes in the area and are about to begin construction on a new unique southwest home on neighboring acreage which may also be acquired if desired.


Canyons of the Ancients is located about 30 minutes to the west of Cortez, Colorado.

-Durango, Colorado – 1 hour 20 minutes
-Purgatory Ski Resort – 2 hours
-Farmington, New Mexico – 1hour 40 minutes
-Cortez, Colorado – 35 minutes
-Mesa Verde National Park – 50 minutes
-Canyons of the Ancients National Monument – 5 minutes


Access to the ranch is provided by County Road G. The ranch fronts County Road G for approximately 4,000 feet.

Elevation, Topography, Vegetation

The ranch sits at around 5,000 feet in elevation with the lowest point being next to the county road and progressing up to nearly 5,400 feet in elevation. Vegetation consists of juniper, sage, and pinyon pines with western grasses such as blue and black grama as well as some buffalo and bunch grasses interspersed.

Ag Uses

The ranch is well suited as a horse property with many areas suitable to build a home as well as any needed equestrian facilities and the views are incredible.


There is no shortage of recreational activities in the area ranging from hiking to snow skiing. There are hundreds of thousands of acres of public land in the region to hike, camp, offroad, and bike. Not to mention the close proximity to some of the most astounding Native American Cultural Sites. Mesa Verde National Park is only an hour away.

Additional Native American sites:
-Hovenweep National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients
-Aztec Ruins
-Chaco Canyon
-Canyon de Chelly

Purgatory Ski resort is only 2 hours hour away as well for those who love to ski.

Water and Power

The property qualifies for a domestic well permit and power and phone are at the property line. The property also has a well with a windmill that is not functioning and a large surface tank that will catch significant water from snowmelt and rain runoff. There is also a small spring up one of the draws.

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Broker Comments

McElmo Creek Guest Ranch, also listed by Ranch Marketers, could be acquired along with this acreage. Additionally, there are over 71 acres of additional land that could be added to the property.

All units of measure and maps showing property boundaries are approximate. Buyer to verify to their own satisfaction.
This property is offered by John Hayter Inc, DBA Ranch Marketers. All information provided by Ranch Marketers or their sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness. Ranch Marketers recommends that every item of importance to the purchaser (i.e. water laws, mineral laws, zoning, land use regulations, state, federal and private permits) be independently verified by the purchaser and/or purchaser’s attorney.

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Canyons of the Ancients Ranch

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Canyons of the Ancients Ranch

Property Summary

TOTAL ACRES: 110 +/- Deeded- 110 +/- COUNTY: Montezuma County, Colorado ZONING: Agricultural ELEVATION: 5,000 feet TOPOGRAPHY: Rolling Hills, and Mesa VEGETATION: Sage, Pinyon Pine, Juniper, grama grasses & Oak ESTIMATED TAXES: $540

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