Wilderness Ridge Retreat in Colorado

SOLD 120 Acres Weston , Colorado Las Animas County

Ranch Property Brief

Get away from the hustle and bustle and be prepared to relax and enjoy the tranquility and privacy that Wilderness Ridge offers.  Sit on your front steps sipping coffee or chai tea and drink in the awe inspiring views of the Spanish Peaks. Wilderness Ridge provides ample recreational opportunities for the more adventurous owner as well.


Located just 10 minutes off pavement on well maintained county road, 20 minutes from Weston and just 40 minutes from Trinidad makes Wilderness Ridge easily accessible from Denver and Colorado Springs as well as Raton, NM.


  • Weston, Colorado – 20 minutes
  • Trinidad, Colorad0 – 40 Minutes
  • Trinidad Lake State Park – 30 minutes
  • Purgatoire River – 25 minutes
  • Denver, Colorado – 3.5 hours
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado – 2.5 hours
  • Raton, New Mexico – 1 hour 40 minutes


Access to property is provided via well maintained county road

Elevation Topography Vegetation

Wilderness Ridge offers a variety of terrain from ridge tops at an elevation of about 8100 feet to  to valley bottom land at around 7800 feet. Majority of property is timbered with rock ridges and outcroppings and falls away to green valley bottom land.


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


The property has a domestic well and wet weather stream.


Well -depth 110 foot per State info

  • Perm Issued
  • 1996-05-01
  • Well Constructed
  • 1996-05-20


Wilderness Ridge makes an excellent hunting retreat as well; whether hunting the property or public land. The property lies in GMU 85.


  • Over-the-counter Archery  Either Sex or Antlerless tags
  • Over-the-counter 2nd and 3rd Rifle
  • Draw only for Muzzleloader and 1st Rifle


  • Draw only

Mountain Lion



Great fishing opportunities are just a short distance from the property. There is excellent trout fishing on the Purgatoire River in the headwaters between Stonewall and Weston.  Lake Trinidad (Link for park http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/TrinidadLake) offers fishing opportunities for other fish species as well.

  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Blue Gill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Walleye

Water and Power

The property has a water well and power is on site.

Improvement Schedule

  • A-frame home with loft and bathroom
  • 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with hot tub room
  • 2 car garage with wood burning stove
  • Storage shed


Owner does not believe any minerals owned.

Weston, Colorado Land and Ranches For Sale

Weston is a small incorporated community that lies to the west of Trinidad, Colorado in the southern part of Las Animas County. You wouldn't know it today but it was once known for its robust gambling being home to 5 saloons. For treasure hunters, legend has it that Black Jack Ketchum hid his stolen loot in the surrounding area from a Wells Fargo robbery. Some of the interesting attractions in the are The Scenic Highway of Legends and the old coke ovens at Cokedale.

Other points of interest near Weston:

Las Animas County Land and Ranches

The county takes its name from the original Spanish name for the Purgatory River; El Río de las Ánimas Perdidas en el Purgatorio, which means "River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory.". The Purgatory River traverses the county from west to east and feeds into Trinidad Lake. Both the lake and river are popular with fishermen and recreation enthusiasts.

Las Animas County is quite diverse in topography and vegetation. Ranging from the high alpine Spanish Peaks down to the arid southeastern plains of Colorado. This diversity provide land and ranch buyers many choices and is also one of the most affordable areas in Colorado.

Interesting Places:
  • Comanche National Grasslands
  • Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway
  • Spanish Peaks Wilderness
  • James M John State Wildlife Area
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