Experience the tranquility and rugged natural beauty of this expansive 243.32-acre property! This unique property has road frontage off the historic Shelf Rd in the Southern Area of Teller County. Lying between Cañon City and Cripple Creek, it is an opportunity to own a slice of Colorado history. With over 1000 ft of elevation gain to the property, it is an amazingly diverse landscape that is sure to test the adventurer in you.
Road frontage - accessed via Shelf Rd. Shelf Road was initially established as a delivery route between Cañon City and the mining town of Cripple Creek during the mining boom of the 1870’s. The trip between the two towns is approximately 26.7 miles. Initially meant for stagecoaches, nowadays, the dirt road is pretty well-maintained, though slow speeds and an adequately equipped vehicle are advised. Wildlife Haven - for the nature enthusiast and outdoor adventurer, this area is a haven for wildlife. Encounter Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, and more right in your backyard. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature without leaving your property. With mixed forest habitat and authentic Rocky Mountain rock structures, this property boasts a variety of trees and plant life mixed amongst the jaw-dropping rock faces and slides, truly symbolic of this historical mining district of Teller County.
Hunting Opportunity - as part of Game Management Unit 581, this property offers over-the-counter (OTC) elk hunting opportunities. The area has excellent big-game hunting; this escape would be a great home base for any hunter and is adjacent to thousands of acres of open-access BLM land. Just across the road lies miles of the clear flowing waters of Cripple Creek. It is just a short drive to Pike National Forest, Pikes Peak SWA, and Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area, ensuring countless hiking, fishing, camping, and more opportunities. Outdoor Adventures - for the outdoor enthusiast, endless climbing, gravel biking, cycling, hiking, fishing, and recreational opportunities await. Get ready to explore the rugged terrain and scenic trails that this region is famous for. The beautiful red rocks of Shelf Rd include an incredible natural arch just a minute North of the property. Continue South on Shelf Rd for amazing small-water trout fishing in Four Mile Creek Canyon. Or climb the limestone rock walls at the Shelf Road Rock Climbing area.
Proximity to Amenities - while you'll feel like you're a world away from the hustle and bustle, this property is just a 10-minute drive to the town of Cripple Creek, 20 minutes to Victor, and one hour to Cañon City. These historic towns offer dining, entertainment, and a surplus of casinos in Cripple Creek. Colorado Springs is just over an hour's drive, where you can access all the amenities of a thriving city. Take advantage of this extraordinary chance to make this idyllic property your own. Embrace the unique feel of the rock canyons of the Southern Area, surrounded by nature's finest, and start establishing your Colorado dream escape today!
7 parcels, semi-contiguous
Part of the Southern Area of Teller County
Adjacent to open-access BLM land
Road frontage on Shelf Rd
Zone A-1: Agricultural
1000+ ft elevation gain on the property
Part of GMU 581 - OTC Elk hunting opportunities available
Excellent big game hunting opportunities in the area
Abundant wildlife, including mule deer, elk, bear, turkey, mountain lion, bobcat, and more
10-minute drive to Cripple Creek, 1:10 hour to Colorado Springs
20-minute drive to Victor
Endless gravel biking and rock climbing opportunities
Views of the clear flowing water of Cripple Creek
Less than a 20-minute drive to Pike National Forest
Adjacent BLM, Pike National Forest, Pikes Peak SWA, Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area, and more public lands nearby
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