Bernadette Stech, Paonia Realty, 970-261-5928, email@example.com, www.paoniarealty.com: LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! We are talking the most spectacular unobstructed, south facing, sweeping views that encompass all the mountain ranges that surround Paonia and the North Fork Valley. An Underground Electric line and a water line were just run up to the property, except for a small segment across the canal that still needs to be connected. Pitkin Mesa Water (which you can Google) has 8 year round springs that are jointly owned by the 200 or so taps owners, who live below the canal on the Pitkin Mesa. Because of the particular location of this property, a Pitkin Mesa water tap is possible! Many people choose to live on Pitkin Mesa, in part, because it’s the best water in the valley! Having both utilities ABOVE the canal makes this property particularly exceptional! 300 sunny days a year makes this property perfect for a solar home.The property immediately overlooks the picture postcard of Pitkin Mesa farms and orchards and below that, the sweet town of Paonia â less that 2 miles away. Quiet, private and secluded and yet close to town makes this property incredibly unique. We have breath taking sunsets that illuminate Lamborn Mountain almost every evening. We call it the Pink Moment. You have never seen anything like it and my property has a front row seat to the entire North Fork Valley and the gorgeous mountains that surround it. The ranges include the Raggeds – 30 miles to the east, the West Elks – wild with bear and mountain lions and still little known, Mount Lamborn – in centuries past magnificent summer home to the Ute Indians, as well as, the gorgeous back drop to the Paonia valley, and finally the San Juans, some 60 miles to the south west, where mining towns like Ouray and ranching towns like Ridgway exist. The property, set at an elevation of 5920 feet is approximately 18 acres and is heavily forested with cedars.The entire southern boundary borders a beautiful, serene and pastoral canal that has a dirt path that runs along beside it. The canal begins at the reservoir, which starts at the base of the Continental Divide and flows some 34.7 miles west past Paonia and the town of Hotchkiss. Paonia is a community that has year round festivals and world class recreation and activities in every direction; all less than a few hours away. Activities range from mountain and road biking to cross country skiing to fishing in gold medal waters to river rafting to the best of the best of organic farming, vineyards and orchards.