Just Listed: 90 Lake Fork Junction Road, Ophir

20-minutes South of Telluride, a Trailblazer's Property

Listed at $1,395,000

Ensconced at the top of the bucolic Ilium Valley 20-minutes south of Telluride in the hamlet of Ames sits a trailblazer’s property straddled by two mountain creeks and within walking distance to world-class adventures galore – ice climbing, fly fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing – and moments away from three gushing waterfalls, a glorious alpine lake, and backcountry and Nordic skiing. Ames is known worldwide for having the first hydroelectric power plant on the planet. Less known is that the original owner of this home, Henry Barber, is acclaimed worldwide as a pioneer of the clean climbing movement and a prolific first ascensionist. He picked Ames for good reason. The property is now ready to elevate further as master architect Steve Morton’s skilled, creative vision and classically innovative design are teed up and ready for the next explorer to develop a gorgeous and functional home. A legendary builder, R.A. Nelson, has bid-set the plans. Ames was Barber’s backdrop. Now make it yours. Any resident in the area will admit the location is in the epicenter of a sportsmen’s paradise.

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