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Ute Junction

Durango, CO

May 2022

Inquiries: 1 (800) 262 - 5132

In Private Treaty Negotiation...

In Private Treaty Negotiation…

Spanning nearly 200 acres in the heart of Durango, Colorado, Ute Junction Ranch is an elegant estate sited at the base of the majestic La Plata Mountain range.

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Main Residence



Full Baths


Half Baths


+/- Square Feet

Guest House





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Guest Cottage





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Horse Barn
Heated Barn/Shop
Heated Generator Barn

  • Equestrian
  • Private
  • Large Acreage
  • Mountain Views

Views: La Plata Mountains

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Just ten minutes’ drive from historic downtown Durango, the ranch offers amenities rare in the region including paved access, a range of terrains from forest to field, and a border abutting 1,500 acres of Ute Mountain Tribe lands. Despite the feeling of privacy gained from its unique location, the Property is just minutes from Hesperus ski area, and convenient to Purgatory, Telluride, and Wolf Creek for world-class skiing.

Stone terraces and paved drives with snowmelt systems line the Property, while manicured landscaping including water features, multiple ponds, hardscaping and lush meadows with tall Pine and Scrub Oak trees complement the natural environment. Dramatic vistas of La Plata Mountain range abound; indeed, they can be enjoyed from nearly every vantage point on this incredible Property.

Completed in 2012 by Phillip Liederbach of Chicago’s famed Liederbach & Graham Architects, Ute Junction Ranch is built for entertaining. A grand approach leads to a cobbled courtyard reclaimed from Chicago city streets, and the creamy façade of Minnesota limestone stands in contrast to Durango’s wide blue skies. Duck, elk and deer freely roam the Property’s extensive acreage, contributing to the serenity and atmosphere of peace that pervades this exceptional estate.

7 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths comprise the main residence, whose 16,000 sf also include a gourmet kitchen, temperature-controlled wine room, multiple sitting areas, six fireplaces and an elevator. For long-term guests or live-in staff, there are two separate residences on the Property, each with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and attached 2-car garages. Robust maintenance systems include roof ice melt prevention, in-floor radiant heat, on-site water treatment, security, Lutron lighting, and a generator powered by natural gas.

Additional structures include 2 heated barns/shops with ample storage for cars and equipment plus a horse barn with fenced pasture. The Property is fenced and cross-fenced, making it suitable for horses, cattle, goats, and other livestock. Water rights include 3 permitted wells, two water taps secured from the future Animas La Plata Water Project, two lined ponds, and rights to the Brown Brothers Ditch and Pine Ridge Ditch, which are used to irrigate the Property’s fields.

DURANGO, CO. Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, Durango has a rich history as a frontier mining town. Organized in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, the city was named by former Colorado governor Alexander Hunt after a city in Mexico he admired on a scouting trip for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Today, Durango is known for its myriad outdoor recreational activities and incredible scenic beauty. Mountain bikers, rafters, kayakers, horseback riders, rock climbers, hikers, campers, hunters and fishermen are drawn to the two-million-acre San Juan National Forest and to the San Juan mountains, the largest range in the Rockies. Access to many trailheads can be found within minutes of Durango, including Missionary Ridge and the mountainous Weminuche wilderness area (the largest wilderness in the state of Colorado). There is no shortage of outdoor activities, and with 300 annual days of sunshine, even the most avid outdoors people will be fulfilled.

Local lore states that there are more restaurants in Durango, per capita, than San Francisco – and there are certainly a plentitude of options from breweries to fine dining. There is also plenty of live entertainment, from concerts at the Fort Lewis Concert Hall to Music in the Mountains, an exceptional classical music festival that occurs each summer. With over 500 stores in the Durango area, from chic boutiques to galleries, there is plenty to discover in the local shopping scene. Easy access to skiing can be found at Purgatory, a Durango Mountain Resort, in winter, and hiking, fishing, rafting and horseback riding in warmer months. The Glacier Club is also nearby, and the exceptional private club and community showcases two 18-hole golf courses. The courses (the Mountain Course, designed by Todd Shoeder and Hale Irwin, and the Valley Course, designed by Arthur Hills) are challenging, and the amenities and clubhouse are top-notch. Equity memberships are available.

THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. A region in the southwestern United States that consists of the southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern corner of Utah, northeastern corner of Arizona and the northwestern corner of New Mexico, the Four Corners is named after the quadripoint where the boundaries of the four states meet. Most of the Four Corners region belongs to Native America nations, with tribes including the Navajo Nation, as well as the Hopi, Ute, and Zuni tribal reserves. Lightly populated, the region’s largest cities are Farmington, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado. Acquired from Mexico in 1834 after the end of the Mexican-American War, the region is part of the Colorado Plateau – a region that regulates weather patterns throughout the entire central United States.

In addition to the monument marking the spot where the four states meet, the region is famed for its archaeological sites, remote landscapes, and scenic hikes and drives that showcase the incredible national parks in the area. Mesa National Park, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and the Hovenweep National Monument are just a few of the sites whose sweeping views of the mountains and forests inspire travelers and residents alike. In addition to the parks in the immediate area, Four Corners is also near the Grand Circle, an area in the southwest that offers the largest concentration of national parks and monuments in the entire country.

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Property listed and offered for sale by Wells Group Real Estate (Lic#000070120), a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Listing agents Abbi Munn (Lic#FA.040024834) and Joe Bob McGuire (Lic#FA.000885325). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a Registered Foreign LLC in the state of Colorado (ID#20181067187) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited.


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