Nestled not far from the base of Culebra Peak, the only privately owned 14,000+ foot mountain in Colorado, lies an exceptional fishing and recreational property: Culebra Creek Angler’s Retreat. From the snowmelt off the Sangre De Cristo peaks, cold mountain water flows down the mountain slopes to form a unique trout fishery. Culebra Creek and its tributary Ventero Creek join on the property and meander for approximately two miles of classic Colorado open meadow flyfishing. The 133± acre property is located a short drive outside of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, rich in history and tradition.

The property has been managed expertly for quality fly fishing by the owner, a well-known and highly respected professional guide. He thoughtfully put approximately 100± acres of the creek bottomland into a conservation easement. The easement protects the creek for the future and, more importantly, opens the door for financial and ecological assistance with habitat enhancement and preservation from the trustee.

Additionally, there is an ideal, buildable 28± acres not in the easement so that a dream home or lodge can be built overlooking the creek. There is a good water well, septic system, a small newly finished cabin, and an older cabin used for storage currently on the property.

As a bonus, if you are a hunter, groups of elk frequent the property on their way to the creek and adjoining grass meadows. The retreat comes with an income-producing lease and a membership in the Solitary Angler Fishing Club, allowing for world-class fly fishing on miles and miles of exceptional streams and rivers in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Multiple dramatic mountain peaks, including Culebra Peak, Blanca Peak, Ellingwood Point, Little Bear Peak, and Trinchera Peak, surround the ranch and provide an unmatched scenic panoramic view that can distract even the most avid angler.


  • 133.5± acres
  • 2 miles of exceptional wild brown and cutbow trout fishing
  • Stunning scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range
  • Income-producing
  • Fishing Club membership included
  • Elk hunting
  • Beautiful homesites
  • New one-bedroom cabin
  • Water well and septic system in place
  • 1 hour to Taos, New Mexico; 2.5 hours to Santa Fe
  • 3 hours to Colorado Springs
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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