Wilderness Streams is a gated subdivision in the upper Ohio Creek valley, approximately 20 miles north of Gunnison.
In the summer, access from the neighborhood to Crested Butte is fairly straightforward over Ohio Pass, which is a dirt road. This road is closed in the winter, however. Wilderness Streams’ location is close to the well-known snow-mecca of Kebler Pass, so this area receives lots of snow and is perfect for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and backcountry skiing. Road Plowing is not covered by the HOA, but many residents are now joining together to plow the roads and access their homes year round. In the summertime, Wilderness Streams has amazing hiking and biking possibilities in every direction, along with fishing in lakes and streams within the subdivision.
Grazing still takes place in the area, which means that property owners are taxed at extremely low agriculture rates (as of 2018, you can find vacant land with a tax bill of less than $10/ year. That is not a typo). Horses are another possibility here- equestrians will find miles of trails leading towards the West Elk Wilderness and the famous “Castles” formation (see photo). Properties in this area are generously sized, and electric service is available (unlike Irwin, for instance), along with well and septic systems. Home owners in the area love the quiet, secluded feeling of this special subdivision. To learn more about buying or selling a home in Wilderness Streams, feel free to contact me anytime.