38367 Stucker Mesa Road, Hotchkiss, Colorado, 81419
This country home located just a few miles north of Paonia, Colorado is in a quiet country setting with some of the most fantastic views that you'll see in Colorado. It is an exquisite setting. The home is solidly built, with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/4 baths, a 2-car garage, and sweeping views of the West Elk mountains, the Ragged Mountains, and the Anthracite range. The total square footage is almost 2,000 square feet. The home has custom cabinets, granite countertops, a formal dining area, and vaulted ceiling in the living room. Domestic water is provided by a small private water company comprised of the surrounding neighbors.
The property is 10 acres and has excellent irrigation water to keep about 3 acres of pasture irrigated, enough to keep 2-3 horses happy. A trail from the east end of the property leads up to BLM lands, so a horseman can ride right from the property and spend many hours on the trails north of the property. The small barn on the property provides hay storage, a work space, and room for farm vehicles.
This area is rich in game, with trophy mule deer bucks, elk, and wild turkeys in abundance. Mule deer and elk use the pinyon-juniper forest on the east side of the property as a bedding area, and the trail into the backcountry, right from the property, leads into excellent hunting areas. GMU 52 is an "over the counter" area where hunters can buy an elk tag for the second and third rifle seasons up to the night before the hunt. Mule deer tags are allotted by drawing.
The recreation opportunities from this property are practically limitless. The Grand Mesa, just to the north of the property, offers superb snowmobiling and Nordic skiing, and the Grand Mesa also has 300 lakes and reservoirs for fishing. Rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, ATV riding and 4-wheeling--it's all accessible within a 10-minute radius of the property.