Ragged Mountain Ranch East’s 2,900± acres is considered the heart of the spectacular 6,500± acre Ragged Mountain Ranch. The ranch is located on McClure Pass, a little over an hour from the Aspen Airport and Snowmass and only 35 minutes to the town of Carbondale, Colorado. Large acreage ranches near resort communities are rare in Colorado. The ranch has miles of National Forest border, water rights, seasonal creeks, irrigated hay fields, dark timber, aspen groves, and several elegantly restored ranch cabins; there is nothing like this ranch, with this proximity to world-class resort towns.
Stunning views of Ragged Mountain and Chair Mountain from everywhere on the ranch offer the opportunity for many possible trophy homesites with existing underground electricity. The restored “cabins” on the ranch are each defined by their character and history. Immediately upon entering the ranch sits the old “post office.” This fully restored cabin was once an actual post office. Next up as you drive through the ranch are the twin set of pristine Beuten cabins that would be excellent for housing hunters, guests, or ranch staff. The current main house is known as the Clathis House and though modest, has six bedrooms and majestic views. There is a large shop building and a ranch manager’s residence also. A hunting cabin and bunk room round out the improvements.
The elk and mule deer hunting is superb, with large herds of elk and solitary big bulls and bucks cruising the ranch. Located in over-the-counter GMU 52, hunters may purchase bull elk tags for second and third rifle and archery seasons wherever hunting licenses are sold. Landowner tags for mule deer and other elk seasons may be applied for through the Landowner Preference Program.
There are three gas well pads unobtrusively located on the fringe of the property. Minimal future development is possible depending on market conditions, with potential income in that eventuality. The sellers welcome discussions about this ranch attribute.