Aldasoro Ranch was named after a pioneering Basque sheepherder family in the Telluride area since the early 1900’s. The original three Aldasoro brothers and their families acquired their homesteads surrounding Deep Creek Mesa, which became known as Aldasoro Ranch. During its peak, this 5,000-acre ranch supported vast herds of sheep. Currently Aldasoro Ranch subdivision includes 166 homesites generously spread on over 1,515 sun-drenched, panoramic acres. If you have ever driven to or from the Telluride Regional Airport on Deep Creek mesa, you have undoubtedly come upon the iconic Hogg Ranch buildings that greet visitors entering Aldasoro Ranch. They were once used as dairy, storage, and a place to keep livery animals and sheep. More poignant is that Mr. Hogg was a U.S. Congressman in the early 1900s and penciled the federal bill that established Mesa Verde National Park.
The three original Aldasoro brothers are named Joaquin, Miguel and Bernardo and their legacy lives on today through their names and extended family members’ names being applied to peaks, roads and neighborhoods in Aldasoro Ranch and throughout the region. Today, Aldasoro Ranch is about 40% built with high-end homes meeting relatively strict architectural guidelines while blending into the natural landscape and capturing the mind blowing 270-degree panoramic vistas of the peaks surrounding Telluride, Mountain Village and the iconic 14,000-foot peaks in the Wilson range.
The south-facing parcels in and around Aldasoro range in size from 2- to 35-acres. Two unique features in Aldasoro Ranch are that all parcels have designated homesites which help preserve view corridors and all owners are on a private water system. Hiking and biking trails are interspersed throughout the neighborhood allowing residents recreational opportunities from their doorstep. The well-stocked trout ponds fed by mountain springs will satisfy fishermen and several historical ditches meander through many of the parcels, a rarity around Telluride. Aldasoro Ranch is a natural habitat for the largest herds of elk in the region. The latest news is that the homeowners’ company has reversed their stance and now allows dogs in the subdivision.
Aldasoro Ranch is part of the larger Deep Creek mesa which also includes the impressive neighborhoods of Sunnyside Reserve, Diamond Ranch, Grayhead, Golden Ledge and Meadows at Deep Creek.