Colona Real Estate for Sale

Where the mountains meet the valley, Colona is a small community located between Montrose, Ridgway and Telluride, Colorado. Many of its historical buildings, residences and landmarks have been renovated and made useful and comfortable again.

Colona is 10 minutes south of Montrose and its amenities – local and national brand shopping, the regional hospital and commercial airport. Montrose Regional Airport is currently the largest volume airport in Western Colorado – ranking above Grand Junction and Durango. More than 90% of Telluride-bound air traffic is served via this airport. At the intersection of State Highway 550 and County Road 1 in Ouray County, this busy crossing serves over 3.5 million vehicles yearly.

Room to move. This is a land of wide open spaces, sunshine and so much recreation; one half of Ouray County is in public lands. And, the total county population including Ridgway, Ouray and Colona is just 5,000.

Recreational opportunities to the south include a short 10 minute drive to the Ridgway State Park & Reservoir, 15 minutes to Ridgway and it’s restaurants, hiking & mountain bike trails. Drive 15 minutes further to the City of Ouray and 45 minutes to Telluride. At an elevation of 6340’ Colona’s temperatures are typically a few degrees cooler than Montrose, elev. 5900’ and several degrees warmer than Ridgway, elev. 6985′, and Telluride, elev. 8750′. For comparison, Boulder’s elevation is 5320’ and Santa Fe is 7200’.

The surrounding area was settled and homesteaded in the 1880’s. Colona was established after the The Los Pinos Agency was set up near the junction of the Navajo Trail (County Road 1) and the Uncompahgre Valley Trail (Highway 550). This is still a country setting, surrounded by farms, ridges, mountains and the Uncompahgre River. Fiber optic internet service, San Miguel Power electric service, Tri-County water and natural gas are available to residents. Schools, K-12 are available in Ridgway and Montrose with school bus service from both locations to Colona.

County Line Roadhouse

An old-style roadhouse, built and furnished in the style of an early 20th century national park lodge. This roadhouse is located along the Highway 550 corridor – the major route to Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride, and all of the summer music & film festivals, skiing and winter recreation.

The North Farm, LLC

The North Farm, LLC Ranch- 57.8 acres of near limitless potential, within minutes of Montrose, Colorado. The property’s lush, irrigated farm ground is watered by the highest priority right in the Uncompahgre watershed and is a fantastic wintering ground for livestock and wildlife alike. With easy access directly off HWY 550, big views, and a central location between Montrose and Ridgway, the parcel is ideal for a custom home or horse facilities. From the ranch front gate, the Ridgway Reservoir, with boating and recreation galore, is a 10 minute drive. Likewise, City Market in Montrose is only 10 minutes to the north. The North Farm, LLC offers the living and beauty of Ouray County with all the amenities of Montrose- truly the best of both worlds!