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Pine Spring Ranch encompasses level and lush meadows leading to Ponderosa pines, Douglas-fir, Spruce, and Aspens stacking up to an elevation of 6,900 feet near Bayfield, Colorado. Fresh mountain air and serene solitude characterize these 9.3 acres. Build your dream home or hunting cabin amongst the timber and capture the liberating feeling and gorgeous vista views. The parcel is in the heart of the Pine River Valley and near several recreational activities including Vallecito Lake, the Chimney Rock National Monument, fishing, hunting, boating, and more. Explore southern Colorado and find yourself!Local AreaKnown as the "Heart of the Pine River Valley," Bayfield, Colorado lies next to the San Juan National Forest in the southwestern portion of the state. Bayfield serves as the supply hub for the local agricultural producers. Historically, the town was incorporated in 1906. Bayfield is approximately 18 miles east of Durango.Area AttractionsSan Juan National Forest The San Juan National Forest spreads out over 1.9 million acres in southwest Colorado. The forest mostly blankets the staggering San Juan Mountains. These steep mountains offer awesome views and numerous opportunities for recreation such as camping, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, OHV-ing, and taking scenic drives. There are numerous peaks, rivers, lakes, and remote stretches of forest. Vallecito LakeVallecito Lake is one of Colorado's biggest bodies of water. Its name means "Little Valley" in Spanish. This high mountain lake at 8,000 feet above sea level is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Take to the waters to kayak, boat, or fish and catch Brown or Rainbow Trout and Northern Pike. In addition, there is an annual ice fishing tournament in mid-February. Chimney Rock National MonumentThe Chimney Rock National Monument is located 20 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs and consists of archaeological ruins from the Ancient Puebloan of Chaco Canyon. Several of the ruins date back to around 1000 AD. Mesa Verde National ParkMesa Verde National Park gives a glimpse into the past. The park protects the rich cultural heritage of twenty-six Pueblos and Tribes. The Ancestral Pueblo people constructed communities on the mesas and the cliffs of Mesa Verda for over 700 years. The area also sits at the center of the darkest skies remaining in the contiguous United States providing exceptional stargazing. Winter RecreationPurgatory Ski ResortThe Purgatory Ski Resort is north of Durango, about a thirty-minute drive. With well-groomed runs, this ski resort offers winter fun for any ability. The 1,300 acres have a good mix of terrain. Wolf Creek Wolf Creek claims to be the snowiest ski area in Colorado with 550 inches of snow on average per year. The ski area was established and opened in 1939. Just 30 minutes north of Pagosa Springs, it has 77 trails and 1600 skiable acres.