The area up Divide Creek south of Silt, Colorado, is known for its particularly beautiful setting, which leads to National Forest and BLM lands and excellent hunting. Private properties in the area are mostly large ranches and hay farms, with the occasional smaller acreage and country hobby farm. This property is a 26.65-acre wooded parcel with a log home, detached garage, and cattle pens in a scenic country setting.
The home on Divide Creek is 2560 square feet, which includes a full basement, main floor with one bedroom and a full bath, and upper floor with two bedrooms and a full bath. Heat is provided by a very efficient wood stove and electric baseboard heat. Water is provided by a well and a sophisticated water treatment system. Wastewater is handled by a septic system. The home has almost 1,500 square feet of balconies and decks, with beautiful views of the Divide Creek area and its many large ranches. A detached 2-car garage has an upstairs workroom or hobby room that is unfinished.
This property has historically been used to keep a few head of horses, cattle, goats, or sheep and has no restrictions on how livestock can be raised. It is not in an HOA and has no covenants. As a recreation property, it offers many possibilities. The beautiful Colorado River offers world-class fly-fishing right down the road; just up the road are many thousands of acres of National Forest lands that offer excellent hunting for trophy mule deer and elk in GMU 42. Snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, skiing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and dirt biking are all accessible within a short radius of the property. The parcel itself has native populations of deer, wild turkey, and occasionally elk.
The Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley real estate markets have priced many people out of the valley, with workers choosing to commute from “downvalley”. This is a relatively affordable home that is still within reach of the many jobs available in Carbondale, Basalt, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs. Excellent airport access is available in Eagle (Vail), Grand Junction, and nearby Rifle. Shopping, schools, and restaurants are located within about 15 minutes of the property.