0 Elk Trail
The Melby Ranch subdivision is truly a hidden gem in Southern Colorado. Beautiful views, quiet and private. This parcel is located off a short, private, dead-end road. Once turning off the highway, the county roads to Elk Tr. are well-maintained and should be able to access year-round in normal conditions. This property comes with a long gravel driveway off the private dirt road, and a cleared spot in the center- perfect for your camper or new build! A short drive to Sanchez Reservoir and one block away from the Wild Horse Mesa Community Center. Most residents rely on water delivered to a cistern and provided by the community well operated by the Little Norway Water Company. Power is close by on Wild Horse Dr. This is the place for privacy. Wild horses run free on the Mesa and can be seen commonly in this area. Also mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, birds, eagles, black bears, mountain lions, and bighorn sheep are found on the Mesa. The Wild Horse Mesa/Melby Ranch community lies at 8,000+ feet elevation and about 25 minutes from the historic and picturesque of San Luis. About 1 hour 15 minutes to Taos for shopping, dining, and cultural events. The Mesa spans about 20 square miles of spectacular vistas, both level and hilly with varied eco-regions including sagebrush and rabbitbrush, pinon, juniper, grasses, and wildflowers. The stargazing is world class, and the views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are breathtaking. Cell phone service is spotty in the area, internet is satellite. This is a fantastic piece of Southern Colorado!