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San Miguel River Ranches

The San Miguel river is the region's only un-dammed free flowing river. Caddis, stoneflies, mayflies and midges come to life throughout the summer and fall, offering outstanding dry fly fishing. Don't miss out on one of Colorado's best kept secrets. A freestone stream, the foliage extends to the water's edge, bringing more insects to the fish, thus-creating an angler's adventure.

The narrow San Miguel River Valley descends rapidly and is bi-sected by Highway 145. There are very few large ranches with most estates and vacant land parcels being only 2-5 acres. Some larger Telluride River Ranches are found below the Placerville turn heading downriver towards Norwood and Wrights Mesa. The san miguel river continues downstream from there to the confluence with the Dolores river(about 35 river miles) and then to the Colorado River above Moab, Utah.

The Red rock valley is very scenic and usually holds less snow than the surrounding mesa’s. Pinon and Juniper trees dot the slopes while large Cottonwoods huge the river banks. The beauty of a Telluride ranch on the San Miguel River is access to fishing and rafting right outside your back door.

The Cascabel Club is located right before the start of Wright’s mesa and the lower end of the San Miguel River.

San Miguel River lots starting as low as $300,000 up to 2.1 million and homes that are actually on the San Miguel river start at $900,000 or valley ranches start at $600,000.

River and River access are very powerful in the arid West. An investment in waterfront property in the Telluride region would be a great family retreat for decades to com.