8231 County Road 500
8231 County Road 500 Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147 United States

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, located in Archuleta County is steeped in western history, starting with its name Pagosa (a Ute word meaning healing or boiling water). In the 1970s Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County became a haven for land developers....
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10,308 Sq Ft.
2,214.58 Acres
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Archuleta County 50-JT
School District
Pagosa Springs K-4
Pagosa Springs 5-8
Pagosa Springs 9-12

About 8231 County Road 500

Pagosa Springs, Colorado, located in Archuleta County is steeped in western history, starting with its name Pagosa (a Ute word meaning healing or boiling water). In the 1970s Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County became a haven for land developers. The county offered what hungry land seekers wanted, panoramas of mountains, forest, streams, and large open acreage. Forest Park Ranch encompasses 2,215 deeded acres of exceptional well-maintained land. The ranch has 600 acres under habitat enhancement with exceptional restoration work, totaling over 30 years of aggressive efforts. An estimated 10,000 stumps have been removed from turn of the century clear cuts. Washout and erosion points have been mitigated on a huge portion of the ranch. These efforts have paid off creating a national park like setting, attracting an abundance of different wildlife making the ranch their home. Hundreds of resident elk, mule deer, and turkey can be found throughout the ranch. Also, some black bear, mountain lion, and eagles. The ranchs topography is made up of varying elevations from 6,800 ft. to almost 8,000 ft. This sprawling ranch gives you an accumulation of meadows, forest, ponds, and springs. There is 11.5 cfs of senior seasonal water rights, 9 miles of crowned and enhanced main roads, and 31 miles of secondary roads. Picnic tables and fire pits have been strategically placed throughout the ranch to enjoy picnics and barbeques, while capturing stunning mountain sunsets and sunrise views. Ten different mountain peaks can be seen from within the ranch borders with elevations ranging from 11,289 to 12,769 feet, which is spectacular. The ranch borders 6,200 acres of USFS lands, is in GMU 771, has no conservation easement, is fenced on three sides, and is under Ag status with the forestry program: all attributes of an outstanding Colorado ranch property. Improvements on Forest Park Ranch include a unique luxury 10,308 square foot main home. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, an apartment with its own entrance, several living areas, office, theater room and a large second floor balcony. The home is serviced by underground utilities, including 6-inch waterline, which is a rarity on a mountain property. With too many upgrades on this home to list, a home tour is a must. The ranch offers two additional homes, and a large workshop. Forest Park Ranch is a short 15 minutes from Pagosa Springs. Pagosa Springs offers shopping, restaurants, an airport, hospital, and its famous hot springs. Wolf Creek Ski Area is located 31 miles from Pagosa Springs, offering some of the largest snow totals in the state. South of the ranch is the New Mexico border and Navajo State Park, providing a lake experience for great fishing and water sports. The whole area is filled with outdoor activities to enjoy. Call today for help you with your dream of owning a Colorado ranch. Start your legacy today.

Listing Courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, LLC

Last Updated: 01/29/2023.


  • Carpet
  • Dishwasher
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Pond


Dishwasher, Double Oven, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Microwave, Other, Range Top, Refrigerator, Washer
Fireplace Info
Bedroom, Den/Family Room, Living Room
Garage Info
Attached Garage
Fireplace, Forced Air


Exterior Features
Patio, Propane Tank-Leased


Carpet, Tile, Wood
Interior Features
Ceiling Fan(s), Jetted Tub, Skylight(s), W/D Hookup, Vaulted Ceiling, Window Coverings
Listing Courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, LLC
Listing Courtesy of M4 Ranch Group, LLC

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