Mt. Pisgah Lookout Retreat

$349,000 70 Acres Cripple Creek , Colorado Teller County

Ranch Property Brief

In the high Rockies in the heart of mining country, lies a  property with views that will leave you holding your breath. Mt. Pisgah Lookout Retreat lies just minutes from what was once a dying gold mining town, known as Cripple Creek, now known as a popular tourist and gambling destination. Expansive views catch the eye from across the property with nearly 360-degree views from just below the summit of Mt. Pisgah. Enjoy access to the neighboring BLM to hike, horseback ride, and hunt. Mt. Pisgah Lookout Retreat offers a blank slate for a new owner to carve out their perfect hideaway, main residence, hunting cabin, or vacation home.

Location

Located just minutes from the main street of Cripple Creek just on the other side of Mt. Pisgah offering easy access to town but a feeling of seclusion. The surrounding properties are 35 +/- acre parcels or larger.

 

  • Breckenridge, CO approximately 2 hours.
  • Colorado Springs, CO with commercial air service approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Skagway Reservoir – 45 minutes.
  • Arkansas River approximately an hour.
  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Canon City, CO approximately 1 hour.

Access

Gravel road access to property is approximately 10 minutes to pavement.

Elevation Topography Vegetation

Elevation ranges from around 9500 foot down to about 8700 feet with ravines and boulder outcroppings interspersed with open grass meadows and a variety of pines, fir, and spruce along with groves of aspens.

Improvements

The current owner had started building their retirement home 30 years ago and got as far as the foundation,  which is still in good shape before life got in the way. It also has septic already in place and would need to get re-inspected.

Recreation

There are thousands of acres of public land neighboring the ranch to enjoy along with the 70 +/-acres. For the adventurous, one can even mountain bike into town. There is no shortage of things to see and do in the area from exploring old mining relics to trying your luck at the gambling tables.  For the real adventurous a short drive to Skagway reservoir and one can hit the trail down to the old Skagway Power plant. The Royal Gorge Bridge is within an hour drive and one can ride the narrow gauge train, enjoy fishing the Arkansas River, do some rafting or even take a helicopter tour. Phantom Canyon is also a great scenic drive that will take you along a narrow gauge train rail bed from Penrose to Cripple Creek.

 

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Four Wheeling

Water

There is a developed spring on the property for wildlife and livestock and each parcel qualifies for a domestic well permit.

Hunting

Mt. Pisgah Lookout Retreat lies in GMU 581 which offers over-the-counter either sex elk tags for archery and bull tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle season. Should be able to draw 1st or 4th rifle just about every year.

 

With the quality of mule deer in the area be prepared to draw only every 2-3 years for all seasons. The property offers an excellent opportunity for archery hunters and provides access to BLM that is very difficult to access.

 

This is also a great area for black bear hunting due to all the oak brush. Tags are available over-the-counter with caps for GMU 581.

 

  • Elk
  • Mule Deer
  • Big Horn Sheep
  • Bear
  • Mountain Lion
  • Varmints

Minerals

Any owned minerals will convey. No minerals are thought to be owned.

Cripple Creek Land and Ranches For Sale

Cripple Creek origins go back to its establishment as a gold mining camp and is home to one of the largest gold strikes. It sits at an elevation of 9,494 feet and is just southwest of Colorado Springs close to Pikes Peak. It now draws tourists as a gambling and site seeing destination. There are gold mine tours, narrow-gauge railway rides, and one can take the very scenic Gold Belt Tour that takes you to Canon City and Florence by way of the old Phantom Canyon railway bed.

The area is home to smaller acreage as well as some current operating high mountain ranches. It is a popular area for second homes and cabin retreats due to its easy access from Denver and Colorado Springs.

Teller County Property and Ranches

Teller County is home to a variety of topographies and terrain; steep high elevation mountains, large open valleys, deep canyons and interesting geological formations. It is also a popular area for precious gems. The county seat is Cripple Creek and the largest town in the county is Woodland Park. The county is home to large numbers of horse and equestrian properties and ranches with most being in the western parts of the county.

Points of Interest
  • Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
  • Phantom Canyon
  • Skagway Reservoir (for the adventurous the hike down to the old Skagway hydro-plant is worth the effort)
  • Shelf Road
  • Florrisant Fossil Beds

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