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Southwest Colorado Land to Sell at Absolute Auction

Alliance Land Auction ( announces the absolute auction of 7,370 acres in Southwest Colorado, according to Brent Graves, auctioneer.
“This is a truly unique offering on the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains, and high desert property with many Indian artifacts,” said Graves.
Graves explained that the land will be offered in multiple tracts, in combination and in totality. “This unique method of selling real estate allows all interested parties to compete equally in an open, fair and public forum,” he said. “The real estate will sell to the highest bidder(s) in the manner resulting in the highest total sale price, subject to the seller’s acceptance or rejection.”
Tracts 1 through 4 comprise 1,944 acres. “This is some of Colorado’s most beautiful elk and deer hunting country,” noted Graves. “Wildlife and majestic views prevail on these four tracts. Our auction process allows you to purchase one of these tracts or combine them.”
Graves said that tracts 5 and 6 can be purchased separately or together for a continuous 640 acres with unlimited possibilities in grazing, beautiful home sites and mining of gravel.
McElmo Canyon, where the creek runs year-round, is the setting for tracts 8 through 11. This area is famous for battles on the big rock and activities of Battle Rock Charter School under the watchful eye of the Sleeping Ute, a small mountain range in Southwest Colorado said to resemble a Ute Chief lying on his back with arms folded across his chest.
Tracts 12 through 14 provide highway frontage, running water and possible irrigation rights. Graves said, “Your imagination and our auction process give an unlimited canvas of forty, eighty or one hundred and twenty acres to paint.”
The final group of tracts, 15 through 21, provide the opportunity to own one of the largest, or possibly the largest, deeded tract of land in the Canyon of the Ancients. All minerals owned by seller under each tract shall be conveyed with the exception of tract 18 which the seller shall retain. All water rights convey.
“Tracts 8 and 9 and 12 through 21 contain Anasazi Indian ruins, including cliff dwellings, towers and kivas,” noted Graves. The Anasazi Indians existed from about 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300 in the Four Corners area of the Southwestern United States. They are best known for the ruins of their monumental cliff dwellings that can be found in the Canyon of the Ancients and at nearby Mesa Verde Park.
The land will be offered at absolute auction on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 2pm at the Community Center in Dolores. Informational meetings are set for Saturday, August 15, at 5:30pm at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Cortez, and on Friday, August 28, at 5:30pm at the Community Center in Dolores. For more information, photos and a property information package, visit or call 800-299-LAND (5263). Broker participation is encouraged.