5454 County Road 43, Parlin, Colorado, 81239
Tract 1 is the Parlin Darlin Ranch is a recreational and agricultural property and consists of 203.65 acres. The ranch is being offered in two configurations, with and without the building complex. The lands are comprised of mostly irrigated hay meadows with excellent water rights and the 5 acre building site. In addition, the ranch holds adjacent BLM and Forest Service grazing permits allowing the ranch to carry 200 head on a year-round basis. Tomichi Creek flows through the ranch for 2 miles on the meander and provides excellent seasonal fishing opportunities. The adjacent BLM lands and nearby Gunnison National Forest provide a multitude of big game hunting. The ranch is enrolled in the Colorado Landowner voucher hunting program. The Parlin Darlin Ranch is located 12 miles east of Gunnison along the south side of US Highway 50 allowing excellent access. The buildings are located just south of the intersection of Highway 50 and County Road 43 and accessed off of County Road 43. LOCALE Gunnison is in south western Colorado on U S Highway 50 just west of the Continental Divide and Monarch Pass. Gunnison is home to Western Colorado University, a small but unique 3000-student university. Academically, Western has renowned programs in Environment & Sustainability, Biology, Geology, Energy Management, Exercise & Sport Science, Business and Recreation & Outdoor Education. In 2018 an alumnus, bestowed a large gift to Western to create its new School of Computer Science & Engineering. Nearby Crested Butte is a destination resort for winter skiing and summer recreation pursuits and has recently been purchased by Vail Resorts, Inc. Gunnison is served by the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport which provides commercial jet service as well as an FBO for private jets and small aircraft. In addition to the immense Gunnison National Forest lands, recreation activity is afforded by Blue Mesa Reservoir and the multitude of live fishing streams that make up the Gunnison River Headwaters. These facets and others ensure the long term vibrancy that make up the “Gunnison Country.” Gunnison County is the 6th large county by land mass in Colorado and much of the land is public. Of the deeded lands a large part is already developed or protected from development. This fact limits the amount of land available otherwise and serves to keep the values strong in the communities. The Parlin Darlin is part of a unique ecosystem in the Tomichi Creek Valley that is protected by over 15,000 acres under conservation easements. The protected status ensures the ecosystem will remain largely as it is and overtime enhancing its value.