Building Spot with Irrigated Acreage in Collbran, Co
Looking for a place to build your dream home This property has 8 acres with irrigation. Amazing views of mountains and valley. There is currently two unlivable homes on the property so all utilities are in. It would make a terrific horse property. Modulars are allowed.
Cowboys and rodeos have been around Collbran Colorado for as long as it has existed, and for many years, ranching was the primary industry. Ranching in the past consisted primarily of raising cows, sheep, pigs, horses, and the hay to feed them. Although some of these family ranching operations continue, many ranchers have had to section and sell their land to survive. Some of the new landowners have continued the ranching tradition, though. The valley is home to elk, llama and goat ranches too now. Our history and heritage blend with the present and become quite apparent every April and October when herds of cows and sheep are still driven by cowboys on horses or ATVs to and from the summer pastures.
Grand Mesa National Forest and BLM state lands
Collbran Colorado sits along Plateau Creek in a valley at an elevation of 5987'. Collbran is surrounded with beauty and a multitude of opportunities for those who enjoy the outdoors. No matter what direction you go from Collbran, you will find at least one public access road to BLM state lands and the Grand Mesa National Forest Service land. The Grand Mesa is home to over 300 lakes. Lands End Road takes you to the west edge and is an adventurous route connecting Hwy 65 to Hwy 50.
The Plateau Valley in the center of Western Colorado
Surrounded on the north and east by 9,000 foot Battlement Mesa, and on the south and west by 11,000 foot Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, the Plateau Valley is a hidden gem you'll want to find. The top of the Grand Mesa covers an area of roughly 30 by 50 miles, has over 200 stocked trout lakes, over 85 miles of roads and at least 269 miles of hiking, mountain biking, Atv, jeep, 4Wd, and/or horseback trails.
Community of Collbran Colorado
The communities surrounding Collbran Colorado also boast many modern amenities including a well-equipped school, library, medical clinics and emergency room, three post offices, rodeo grounds, and numerous churches. Businesses include grocery stores, hair salons, motels, lodges, resorts, an appliance store, gift shops, lumber yard, laundry, restaurants, bars/saloons, auto parts store, guest ranches, ranch & feed store, gas/fuel/propane, real estate, hunting guides & outfitters, art gallery, and a variety of shops with locally hand-crafted items. Collbran Colorado is also the home of a Federal Job Corps Center, a resident training facility. The students have an opportunity to complete their high school education and learn one of many trades, from cooking to firefighting or maintenance.
Vega Lake recreation area and state park
Twelve miles east of Collbran Colorado is Vega Reservoir, a state recreation area where camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are available in their seasons. Numerous campgrounds and resorts are located across the Grand Mesa and at Vega Reservoir. Food and lodging are available at all resorts, and some also have fuel. Boat and ATV rentals as well, at the Vega Lake Recreation Area.
Powderhorn Mountain ski Resort
Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort offers breathtaking views, over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Enjoy a stress-free, relaxing getaway. Powderhorn ski resort averages over 250 inches of light, dry Colorado skiing powder each winter and also boasts the best tree-skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Powderhorn mountain resort is a hidden gem resort in the Colorado Rockies, known for great snow, friendly staff, minimal lift lines and only 45 minutes from Grand Junction. Powderhorn mountain ski resort offers all levels of terrain, a full-service, professional Ski and Ride Center, rental equipment, base area dining, shopping, and lodging. Powderhorn mountain resort is a perfect destination for families, couples, groups and friends seeking a winter adventure.
Hunting in Colorado often feels boundless, with public lands that include 23 million acres of pristine pines, plentiful pocket meadows and pure-water ponds, so it's no wonder Colorado hosts the world's largest elk herd and the best chance at hunting, or simply viewing, these majestic animals in motion. Mule deer in the mountains, whitetail on the plains or the legendary elk of the Rockies -- these are only some of many species that call Colorado home. Go primitive with a longbow, stay modern with a centerfire rifle or split the difference with muzzle-loading. Colorado is accommodating to most types and styles of take as long as you have that handy hunter education card from Colorado or your home state. It's hard to resist hunting among golden aspen leaves in early season -loading seasons, but cool weather and snow often help in a successful hunt. Big-game seasons run from August through January.