2725 36 4/10 Road, Whitewater, Colorado, 81527
One cannot understand the peace and serenity you feel until you have sat on the porch at the Antler Ranch. Located near the fork of Kelso Creek and Escalante Creek the ranch is surround by looming red rock cliffs of the Escalante Canyon. This truly off grid home is perched high in the valley giving you a breath-taking view up and down the canyon. The ranch sits in the heart of elk and mule deer country. Kelso Mesa, which is accessed just beyond the ranch through private access only granted to the HOA, is known for having great mule deer and elk hunting. In addition, there is BLM public land immediately surrounding the ranch and access to thousands of acres of hunting land in any direction. For the fishermen Kelso Creek dumps into Escalante Creek and both are home to the true native Greenback Cutthroat Trout. Escalante Creek is a stones throw from the east fence of the ranch with an atv access trail right down to the creek.
Historic Canyon home built in 1915 and remodeled in the late 90’s. The 2 bedroom with a ¾ and two ½ bathrooms rustic cabin can sleep 6-8 people and has 2 levels with both bedrooms upstairs. Could be a great survival property or an incredible hunting property. Although the ranch is remote and off grid you will still enjoy the comforts of home with the improvements the current owners have added to this home. The wind generator is mounted above the shop and together with the solar supplies power for the home, shop and cellar. There are battery banks to store power. A spring was developed out of the bottom of the cliff face and piped to the property with water to tanks that supply the shop, outside faucet, and water to the house. The overflow goes out to a stock tank in the corral. A 1000 gallon propane tank is buried and supplies the house with propane for cooking and lighting in the winter. There is a 100 gallon tank for the shop. A storage container has been added onto and buried to make the under ground cellar for food storage. There is a small greenhouse that comes out to the ground level with the sunlight panels facing the southwest.
The beautiful cabin/house sitting on 90 acres is the ideal property for multi-use recreation and hunting. There are miles of atv trails to travel covering the thousands of acres of public land surrounding the ranch. Along with the atv recreation the ranch sits in a prime location for hunting mule deer and elk. With over-the-counter elk tags in unit 62 you can hunt each year and apply for mule deer buck tags that can be draw every couple years. If shed hunting is your hobby you will love the endless shed hunting opportunities the ranch and surrounding area have to offer. In addition, there are desert bighorn sheep in the area and can often be seen in the fall and winter in the valley on the way into the ranch.
The ranch has .70 shares of water to irrigate the 38.43 acres of meadows. With alfalfa and native pasture grass mixed in. The alfalfa is a mule deer magnet or it is great livestock feed a few horses or some cows for a short period of time. Currently the owner leases the pasture to the neighboring cattle owner. There is a functional set of corrals to keep your horses or other livestock.