The ranch made headlines earlier this summer and reignited an old dialogue about whether or not 14’ers should or should not be privately owned. In the past, owners permitted public access to the peak for a price. After signing a waiver, climbing permits for Culebra Peak (14,053) would go for $150 per person.
It’s not currently clear whether the new owner will permit climbing on the 14’er located in the Sangre de Cristo range in the future but some hints from the listing broker are giving hikers an optimistic outlook.
He called the new owner “ideal” and a “true conservationist” who will make certain “this property remains a reflection of our state’s beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife and heritage for decades to come.”
- Deeded ownership of Culebra Peak (14,053′) and eighteen 13,000+ foot peaks
- 83,368 deeded acres encompassing 4 life zones, from foothills, montane, sub-alpine to alpine
- Thousands of Elk (many 380″+ have been harvested here)
- Resident herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
- Eastern boundary is top of the Sangre de Cristo Range ridgeline for over 22 miles
- Over 100 miles of creeks harboring several species of trout including the indigenous and increasingly uncommon Rio Grande cutthroat
- Mature forest canopy covering 80% of the property (Aspens, Spruce, Fir, Ponderosa, mixed conifer with upland shrubs)
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Find the entire Denver Post article here: Cielo Vista Ranch — and its fourteener — in San Luis Valley sells after listing for $105 million