Wanna buy a Colorado 14er?

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http://www.postindependent.com/news...n-the-sangre-de-cristo-range-for-105-million/

Culebra Peak, one of the state’s 54 — or as many as 60, depending on who’s doing the counting — iconic 14,000-foot mountains is on the market as part of a massive wilderness estate on the edge of the San Luis Valley that borders the New Mexico state line. The more than 83,000-acre Cielo Vista Ranch, meaning “View of Heaven,” can be all yours for a cool $105 million.

Presently 14er peak-baggers must pay $150 per permit for groups of up to 25 people to hike Culebra, and reservations are open on Fridays and Saturdays only, late-June through the end of August, though there will be no climbs this year after July. Commercial fishing and hunting trips, among its 100 miles-plus of streams and trophy-level big game, are other activities that can be booked through the ranch.

The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative estimates that fewer than 1,000 people attempt to climb Culebra Peak — a Class 2 (of 5), 5-to-7-mile hike with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain, depending on the starting point — each year, at least in part due to the associated fee. In fact, because so few make the trek to the ranch, located 45 minutes outside of Alamosa in Costilla County, the mountain’s northwest ridge route has no established trail, making for an even more unique experience.
 
I'm hiking it this weekend. According to the ranch, a contract was signed last weekend on the property.
 
I'm hiking it this weekend. According to the ranch, a contract was signed last weekend on the property.

Take lots of photos and share with us, please, as you may be one of the last if the new owners aren't amenable to climbers.
 
Checking them out as we "speak." What I'm seeing is outstanding and can't wait for your TR.
 
From what I've heard, the ranch was sold to a new owner on August 2nd. I guess we'll have to see what happens with hiking in the future when the transition is over...
 
Sounds like someone like Redford or Turner bought it. Can you imagine actually owning a bunch of high peaks like that? Unlike Utah, Colorado has open real estate buy/sold records, so it will probably eventually come out who it is.
 
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