5 Forest Service Road 814
Located nine miles east of the quaint town of Crawford, the Hawks Nest Ranch is hands down one of the most strikingly beautiful parcels Colorado has to offer. This 160-acre, pure in-holding is directly bound on all sides by Gunnison National Forest lands (1.70-million acres) the West Elk Wilderness (176,500-acres) and has remained under the same ownership dating back to the 1940’s. There is not another privately held parcel to the north, south or east for miles and public access to the Wilderness areas outside of the ranch are extremely limited. The end-of-the road location provides the ultimate in privacy and solitude. Building improvements for the ranch consist of a well-built, hand-hewn log home that was originally constructed in 1922. The home has been consistently maintained by the owners and is of a two-story, five-bedroom, two bath design. Amenities include covered porches overlooking Smith Fork Creek, large living room with fireplace and partial basement. A restored primitive cabin along the creek provides extra room for guests and there are older out-building structures of varying utility (historic log-built storage sheds, blacksmith shop, lean-to and tack room) and a set of sturdy working pens. The property is powered by electricity and propane gas. The ranch contains (3) sub-irrigated hay meadows that produce some of the finest mountain grass hay and attract healthy herds of Elk and Mule Deer. Turkey and Black Bear are also frequently sighted. The property will convey with extensive water rights, all seller reserved minerals and is unencumbered by easements. Needle Rock Road is County maintained to approximately one-quarter mile from the ranch gate.