Vaughn Canyons Ranch offers abundant outdoor adventure on 40 forested acres. The ag-zoned property has terrific views of Pikes Peak and Lake Pueblo, and includes an approximately 1,200-foot private stretch of an easily accessed, scenic canyon with seasonal streams and waterfalls. Located in western Pueblo County and just a short hike to the San Isabel National Forest, this scenic parcel is in an ideal climate zone, with mild winters and moderate snowfall. Its access rights to the neighboring national forest are a rare benefit in this area, where nearby ranches otherwise keep this portion of the forest landlocked and out of reach to the general public. (If you’re the buyer, expect your friends to beg you for forest access.) Locals and hunters familiar with this immediate area consistently report 350- to 400-inch bull elk. And the forest offers seemingly unlimited riding and hiking opportunities in a part of Colorado few people can access. A 12x16 cabin, with an 8x12 loft, is already in place on the property, and there are multiple building sites for your permanent dream home. In addition to its thriving native grass, the parcel has colorful wildflowers, as well as pines and other evergreens. Underground utilities (power, phone, internet) are at the property line. There are multiple potential building sites to meet a new owner’s needs for a home, barn and other outbuildings. Access to this and neighboring properties is gated, ensuring privacy and security. Vaughn Ranch has an extensive fire-protection infrastructure, and is located just 4.5 miles from the Red Creek Fire Department. Deer, wild turkey and trophy elk are regular visitors to the property, crossing over from the adjacent forest. This parcel meets the acreage requirement for a Colorado domestic well permit. Commutes: 11.8 miles to Beulah; 30 miles to Pueblo; 68 miles to Colorado Springs airport.