Southern Colorado Mountain Property for Sale – Hidden Springs Ranch

This Southern Colorado mountain property for sale lies in-between Guffey to the north and Canon City to the south on Highway 9. Hidden Springs Ranch in Fremont County is off grid, tucked away underneath the giant Cottonwood trees.

The western styled ranch home on wooded land for sale, lies in a hollow at the end of a winding road. It has two good sized bedrooms and two baths. The living area is spacious and is heated by a wood burning stove. For the man of the house, there is also a man cave with a built-in wooden bar to relax in after a hard day’s work or after an energetic day spent outside.

The house is really comfortable with large windows from which you can admire the scenery. Wooden accents are found everywhere with beautiful doors and posts. Floors are a combination of wood or carpet. Power is provided through solar panels.

Alongside the house is a turn of the century guest cabin with an inviting porch and a bar to enjoy the fresh air. There is also an open-air spot with a fire pit.

Hidden Springs’ 350 acres of land borders onto the Bureau of Land Management. Game Management Unit 58 close by is perfect for hunting trophy elk and deer.

The ranch has an advantage for hunting big game as it is part of the Landowner Preference Program where landowners can apply for licenses for hunters to hunt on private land. Hunting is also available in the neighboring state parks.

If you are not inclined towards hunting there are other activities such as horse riding or hiking. Day trips are possible to the many state parks too.

Spinney Mountain is the perfect family day trip and is dog friendly.  It has a variety of activities such as boating, sailboarding, hiking, birding, and scenic places for picnicking. It also offers Gold Medal fishing for trophy northern pike, rainbows, cutthroats and browns. Camping is not allowed there, but is allowed nearby at Eleven Mile Park.

Eleven Mile Park is great for waterfowl hunting and fishing.  There is a bird list that can help birders check off birds on their own personal bird lists.

Mueller State Park is also an excellent option for the family. It has trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding etc. and is dog friendly like the other parks. But it is in Winter that the park really shines. There are log cabins and yurts for hire, year-round camping, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

And if you would like to drive into town for a Saturday night out, there are plenty of restaurants just 20 minutes away in Canon City or up the road at historic Guffey

Another fun place to visit with family is historic Cripple Creek. In fact, one of the hidden springs on the ranch is on the old stagecoach road that led to the town. The first homesteaders moved to the area in the 1850s. In 1890, a cowboy named Bob Womack discovered gold in Poverty Gulch and started a gold rush.  Poverty Gulch was never the same after. Known as Cripple Creek, by the 1900s, it was at its height, home to 50,000 inhabitants. It was also the site of the last gold rush which ended around 1918. By then, $350 million dollars in gold had been mined. Now it is home to a different kind of gold that can be won or lost at its many casinos.

There are no conservation easements, covenants nor HOAs. Hidden Springs Ranch is available for $1,100,00. The owner is willing to split this property.

This Colorado forest land for sale is presented by Bob Regester of Mossy Oak Properties, Colorado Mountain Realty. Buying from Bob is a win-win situation. You can’t go wrong with the personal attention from one of the best and most experienced agents in the business.


Bob Regester can be contacted by:

Phone Number: (719) 684-6120

Mobile Number: (719) 686-8744