A 340-acre ranch near the base of Longs Peak in Colorado has hit the market, and the property offers direct access to one of the most popular national parks in the country. The ranch was established in 1909 by Enos Mills, an American naturalist and homesteader who helped to create nearby Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915.
The property features a main house with custom millwork, soaring ceilings, and a chef’s kitchen. Timber ceilings and stone fireplaces are found throughout the house, and the main living areas include walls of windows that frame panoramic mountain views. A newly rebuilt 6,000-square-foot owner’s quarters features a spa-like bath, fireplace, and terrace, while a guest house can sleep up to 12.
But unlike other properties where the buildings are the biggest asset, this Colorado ranch offers unaltered mountain acreage. At least eight miles of marked hiking trails criss-cross the property, and other perks include a stocked trout pond for fishing, a year-round, spring-fed creek, and a large equipment barn. The topography includes a mix of aspen and conifer trees, gorgeous peaks, and grassy meadows, and owners have the ability to build three more structures on the property if desired.
Ready to make this sprawling ranch your own? Bear Gulch Ranch is on the market for $14,875,000.