Chavara Ranch presents a rare development or lifestyle opportunity in Chaffee County, just outside Salida’s city limits. The property offers 178± acres with 50± acres of fully developable land complemented by an additional 128± acres of stunning, irrigated land, perfect for preservation as open space. Nestled against the backdrop of the Sawatch Mountains and Collegiate Peaks, the property boasts unparalleled views and a tranquil setting enhanced by a meandering creek that attracts diverse wildlife, including mule deer and elk. Currently utilized for hay production and carefully managed deer and elk hunting, the ranch maintains a balance that ensures the presence of quality bucks and bulls.

Strategically located in Salida, a renowned hub for outdoor enthusiasts in central Colorado, Chavara Ranch enjoys convenient access to vast public lands teeming with recreational opportunities. Nearby, the legendary Arkansas River beckons with gold-medal fly-fishing and thrilling rafting adventures with over 70 miles of public access. Nearby, the Monarch Mountain Ski Area offers premier skiing and snowboarding experiences without the crowds of ski areas near Denver and Fort Collins.

Salida embodies the allure of a burgeoning community focused on outdoor living, devoid of the urban pressures of larger Colorado cities. As demand grows for residential options that harmonize with the natural environment, Chavara Ranch is the perfect canvas for thoughtful development for new residents. Its substantial acreage and prime location make it ideal for Salida’s expanding community of outdoor enthusiasts while preserving its inherent natural beauty and recreational appeal. Chavara Ranch is a prime investment opportunity in one of Colorado’s most coveted locales.


  • 178± acres of prime development land in Salida, Colorado
  • 50± acres of developable land
  • 128± acres of beautiful, irrigated land that can be dedicated to open space
  • Outstanding views of the Sawatch Mountains and Collegiate Peaks
  • Creek flowing through the property
  • Salida is a rapidly growing recreational destination
  • Gold-medal trout fishing and rafting on the Arkansas River
  • Minutes away from Monarch Mountain Ski Area
  • Numerous fly-fishing opportunities on the nearby public streams and ponds
  • Access to vast public lands
  • Numerous public hot springs
  • Co-listed with Hayden Mellsop | Pinon Real Estate Group | (719) 530-8333 |
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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