Telluride Renegade Ranch is located in southwestern Colorado, tucked along the western flank of the San Juan Mountains. Just 35 minutes from Telluride, the 602± acre ranch forms the perfect mountain hideaway without sacrificing proximity to one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain towns.
The property occupies a slice of land between Highway 62, which runs parallel to Leopard Creek Canyon, and County Road 56V, adjacent to Alder Creek. The land dips down below 8,000 feet near the creeks and climbs as high as 8,600 feet on the summit of the property’s own mountaintop. Vast open spaces and high rocky outcroppings reveal views of snow-capped peaks and windswept summits; descend to lower, wooded areas to envision prime, protected sites for a guest house or generational family homes among the aspen and pine.
The historic mining town includes a charming main street with local shops, the Telluride Historical Museum, and multiple outdoor festivals each year. The town connects to a modern mountain village via a free pedestrian gondola, providing transportation as well as incredible views of the postcard-perfect mountains in the distance. Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. Today, Telluride is known for fine dining, luxury lodging, and laid-back mountain-town charm.
Telluride Ski Resort
Telluride Ski Resort’s world-renowned location creates a spectacular yet peaceful atmosphere. There’s rarely a lift line in the winter, and the challenging terrain and epic snow make it a true destination for downhill enthusiasts.
Telluride Golf Club
Play a round in crisp mountain air on one of the highest-elevation courses in the world. At 9,500 feet, Telluride Golf Club has many sought-after amenities including exclusive members-only tee times and clinics.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Black Canyon National Park is best known for its remarkable, dramatic canyon carved through solid granite, dropping 2,700 feet from the rim to the Gunnison River below. This unforgettable park is just over an hour away and ideal for hiking and camping.
This area of Colorado is teeming with natural hot springs. Just 30 minutes away, on the other side of the high mountain peaks, lie two breathtaking hot spring destinations: Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgway and Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Fitness Center in Ouray. Orvis Hot Springs is a secluded, clothing-optional oasis near Ridgway State Park, while Ouray’s pool and hot springs complex brings a few more creature comforts to the rugged mountain locale. Both of these therapeutic mineral hot springs are an unbeatable way to relax.
Telluride Renegade Ranch spans four seasons saturated with sunshine. Many of the surrounding peaks are covered with snow most of the year. Summer temperatures average in the 70s, while winter averages in the high 40s.
The property rises and falls between two creeks. On the western edge near Leopard Creek, the land dops closer to 8,000 feet, but climbs to 8,600 feet in elevation at its highest point — a private, rocky mountain peak with incredible views in all directions.
This rugged parcel in the mountains carries a long and storied history. As legend has it, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out in these hills in the mid-1880s as they sought their fame and fortune. In many ways, Telluride Renegade Ranch still exudes the feeling of wide-open possibility.
Artifacts that remain on the property include several dilapidated buildings that have survived since the mid-1800s. A collapsed schoolhouse and cabin can still be found on a clearing on the property — relics of a bygone era of silver and gold mining during which a vibrant local community once thrived.
Telluride itself is a treasure trove of historical buildings and landmarks. In the 1880s and 1890s, Telluride was a thriving mining town with its own railroad depot. Many of the original buildings still stand, such as the Telluride Town Hall, built in 1883, and the opulent New Sheridan Hotel. First built in 1895, The New Sheridan still features an original carved mahogany bar, room dividers with beveled and lead glass panels, and brass chandeliers. Recently remodeled, the hotel is known as Telluride’s newest oldest hotel.