Mountain Property For Sale, Ouray, Colorado

TBD Gipsey Girl Governor Basin Road, Ouray, Colorado, 81427

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$197,500

MLS: 05056-05228

10.3 Acres

What You Should Know

  • Hiking Biking Skiing Swimming

  • Ouray Ridgway Montrose

  • Views of Mountain Ranges

  • Wealth of uses for property

  • Fantastic views

  • Amazing camping area

Why You'll Love It

This is perhaps the most dramatic property you'll ever have the chance to own! For those of you familiar with our area think of your trips up to Yankee Boy Basin, past the Camp Bird Mine, the Atlas Mill, Sneffels Townsite and the Revenue Mine. Above you'll catch sight of Governor Basin, with the rocky needles created by the glaciers that created the separation between Ouray on the north from the Smuggler Mine and Telluride on the south side. The road that leads into this area is called the Governor Basin Road, and it leaves the Camp Bird Road just before you enter into Yankee Boy Basin at the Ruby Trust Mine. This is an old stage coach road-used by passengers wanting to go from Ouray to Telluride--just take a stage coach up to the mines on the north side, then grab a horse or mule to cut through the 'teeth'-return your horse or mule at the Smuggler on the other side and hop a stage coach into town--nothing to it! This 10.33 ac mining claim, known as the Gipsey Girl (Yes--the miner who staked the claim wanted to spell it it Gipsey!) is perched at one of the best known apexes as you work up the former stage road-now traveled by hikers, bikers, jeepers and ATVrs. It's a level site overlooking Yankee Boy Basin, Twin Falls, Atlas Mountain and the approaches to the Summit of Sneffels to the Northwest, the down valley views toward the Revenue Mine and Mill to the Northeast, and the dramatic cirque that forms some of the most scenic and productive land in the history of Colorado. This is a true patented mining claim, and the current owners not only saw its commercial aspects, but more importantly saw its investment and recreational aspects. Imagine your own campsite ready for you each year for the rest of your life-and having the ability to pass this legacy parcel on to your descendants. It's a true Colorado Mountain Dream! The parcel was laid out as other Colorado claims--300 feet wide and 1500 feet long. A preceding filing overlaps slightly, creating a bevel on one of its corners. Please check with Ouray County guidelines--they're wonderful, but designed to protect against thousands of cabins and homesites springing up all over our area changing the 'feel' of the area--however, using it as a camp spot during the accessible season is a given. County guidelines require 35 acres in order to build in the Alpine Zones of Ouray County. However the parcels do not need to be contiguous, so long as you give up the development rights for other parcels. You'll see that this may be the pearl of all mining properties in the area due to its accessibility, views, and historic interest. So picking up additional, less valuable parcels gives you home/cabin development opportunities for this spot. (Note: Be sure to check the Ouray County rules and do your due diligence-Seller and Listing Agent don't warrant any use or right--please do your homework!!) For those of you that have been coming here forever-I believe you know this spot--come see it as soon as possible and make a 'date' with the Gipsey Girl!

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: TBD Gipsey Girl Governor Basin Road
  • City: Ouray
  • State: Colorado
  • County: Ouray

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Todd Schroedel

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