Elk Meadow Ranch is one of five ownerships in the magnificent 3,245+/- acre Evans Ranch situated west of Evergreen Colorado. This offering includes approximately 700 acres of pristine, protected land, of which 540+/- acres lies within the Evans Ranch with an adjacent 160 acres outside of the Evans Ranch Preservation Association. Centered along Vance Creek, Elk Meadow is exceptionally private but only 20 minutes from the amenities of Evergreen and an hour from downtown Denver. The property backs up to literally hundreds of thousands of acres within Pike National Forest, which also contains the 73,000 acre Mount Evans Wilderness area. Massive old-growth spruce, as well as carefully managed forest, lie along the slopes of Vance Creek. The combination of forest and open meadows form the perfect environment for large herds of elk, mule deer and other wildlife that are rarely disturbed in this protected holding. A very comfortable four bedroom family home compliments Elk Meadow Ranch. The historic Evans Ranch dates to 1868 when Territorial Governor John Evans and his family started acquiring land in this area. Ultimately the property contained over 5,000 acres. In 1983 some of the Evans family heirs sold 3,200+/- acres of the property to Colorado Open Lands. This lead to the sale of five parcels within the ranch that is now known as the Evans Ranch. This area is protected from further subdivision by the Covenants of the Evans Ranch Protective Association ERPA. A small sixth parcel contains ranch headquarters and housing for ranch personnel which is shared by the five owners. Each of the five ownership parcels has a designated 40-acre homesite parcel. Ranch Covenants contain provisions that allow shared use of the property, excluding the five homesites, for recreational uses and purposes. Essentially the owners share this large ranch holding that is much preserved in its undeveloped state.The Facts:~ 700+/- acres of pristine, protected land a short distance west of Evergreen and an hour from downtown Denver.~ Joins hundreds of thousands of acres within Pike National Forest, which also contains the 73,000 acre Mount Evans Wilderness area.~ 540+/- acres of Elk Meadow Ranch lies within the magnificent end of the road Evans Ranch. The property includes an adjacent 160+/- acres outside of the Evans Ranch Preservation Association.~ Evans Ranch Preservation Association consists of 3,245+/- acres with five ownership tracts. A shared ranch headquarters and ranch employees provide complete maintenance services for the ranch property.~ Ranch Covenants contain provisions that allow shared use of the entire Evans Ranch for recreational uses, excluding a private 40-acre homesite for each ownership. This does not include land outside of Evans Ranch.~ Evans Ranch ownerships have been tightly held over the years and rarely come on the market. The combination of location and ability to enjoy thousands of acres of carefully maintained privately held land protected by extensive National Forest and state lands is truly unique along Colorados front range.~ Elk Meadow improvements consist of a very comfortable four bedroom family home and storage shed. A complete set of ranch improvements including hunting clubhouse is shared with the four other owners within Evans Ranch.~ Vance Creek and its numerous small ponds run the length of the property.