Almont Real Estate
Almont and Taylor Canyon
The town of Almont is located about halfway between Gunnison and Crested Butte on Highway 135, at the intersection of three of the valley’s most prominent rivers; the Taylor, the Gunnison, and the East. Almont is home to two seasonal resorts as well as residential rustic log cabins epitomizing quintessential small-town Colorado. Turn on County Rd. 742 to head up the majestic Taylor Canyon. This road will wind you along the Taylor River through stunning rock canyon walls. Take the road far enough and you will eventually find yourself on Cottonwood Pass at the top of the Continental Divide.
In the summer months, Almont and Taylor Canyon are an outdoorsmen’s paradise. The activities are endless; world-class trout fishing, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, four wheeling, and horseback riding are all accessible within minutes. Winter is much quieter than summer in these two areas, but can offer a tranquil retreat from busy Gunnison or Crested Butte. The area is perfectly suited to take advantage of winter activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. The wildlife viewing is also incredible. The Almont Triangle is one of your best bets to spot herds of big horn sheep, elk, and deer.
Popular subdivisions in Almont and Taylor Canyon
Wilder on the Taylor
The Wilder is a highly exclusive and prestigious ranch community situated on a whopping 2,100 acres up Taylor Canyon. Amenities include private and protected fly-fishing, horseback riding, hunting, hiking and biking trails. There is a 24-hour on site ranch manager, as well as private fly fishing guide. There are both riverfront and mountainside homesteads available.
Spring Creek is a small, peaceful cabin community located up Taylor Canyon. Like Almont, it’s centrally located to an abundance of outdoor recreation hot spots; Spring Creek Reservoir, Taylor Reservoir, Gunnison National Forest, Taylor River… the list goes on. Many of the homes in this subdivision are used as seasonal/vacation homes or vacation rentals, but there are several year round residents as well.
Like Wilder, Crystal Creek is another exclusive subdivision located in Taylor Canyon. Crystal Creek is closer to Taylor Reservoir. This community is made up of 400 acres, nearly two miles of private fishing on the Taylor Reservoir, two trout ponds, and an onsite property manager and concierge. The homes here are stunning! And they rarely come up for sale.
A once prominent mining town called Virginia City, Tincup is a beautiful area located high in the Rockies of central Colorado. It’s just over an hour from both Gunnison and Crested Butte. The most popular activities in Tincup are four wheeling and dirt biking, with many people taking day trips from near by Taylor Park marina. Cell Phones don’t work in Tincup, there are no internet cafes, and unless you have a satellite dish, no television. The Tincup Store and Frenchy’s Cafe are the only commercial ventures in Tincup itself. It is a true mountain retreat, accessible by car from Spring to Fall. In the winter, you’ll have to snowmobile there.
Pitkin is a charming old mining town located along Quartz Creek. The town itself is situated on an alpine meadow just one mile long and a quarter mile wide. There are fewer than 100 permanent residents, but in the summer the town sees an influx of seasonal tourists and residents. One of the most anticipated events of the summer is Pitkin Day; people come from all over to celebrate the town by participating in various games, races, and events. The town has a museum, general store and restaurant, and several historic sites. Pitkin boasts incredible fishing along Quartz Creek, as well as great four wheeling, snowmobiling, and hiking trails.