If Durango, Colorado is one of your favorite places, then the stunning Animas River Valley framed by its red cliffs is surely forefront in your memories of this famous mountain town among its many awe-inspiring and breathtaking views. The Animas River and its glacial valley are notable for both the serene dramatic setting of meandering glassy waters framed by lush foliage and mountainous red cliffs, and in their capacity to transition your senses from the high-desert of the southwest to the cool high-alpine and rugged peaks of the San Juan Mountains. For many, this river valley has come to symbolize the totality of feeling and spirit that make up 'life in the mountains. These very limited and awe inspiring parcels you're viewing here are just beyond the boundary of the city of Durango. Due to the topography of this incredible setting, they feel a world-away with no line of site between the four residences for complete privacy, though located within walkable and rideable distance to Durango's most sought after in-town features and amenities. Animas Meanders Reserve (AMR) offers private and gated access from the north end of Durango for four legacy homesites, two of which have already been purchased. In addition to rare and highly sought after Animas River frontage on each site, as well as ample land for other uses (one area is currently being used as an organic farm), each site has access by right to the 100 acre Reserve, rich bottom land abundant in wildlife, river bends, beaches, oxbow ponds, trails and some of the most artistically inspiring scenery anywhere. Kayak, swim, raft, canoe or paddle-board from your own beach. Fish the abundant waters of the Animas, or partake in unparalleled wildlife and bird watching in this rich riparian corridor. Mountain bike the trails that wind around the Reserve, or hike along the river and its diverse ecosystem replete with old-growth cottonwoods, herons, nesting eagles, elk, deer and too many other natural neighbors to catalog here. The elevated building sites have been designed and graded to offer spectacular views of the Animas Valley, West Needles Mountains, Missionary Ridge, Animas Mountain, Perins Peak and more. Excellent roads already constructed to the site, utilities are already to this Lot 1, and each site has room for an additional guest home or other structure. Lot 1 is the only one of the four lots that is also zoned to accommodate two separate home sites. Other community improvements include: An organic garden operation-greenhouse, well, surface water irrigation system with 10HP submersible electric pump, 2 line to gated pipe12' deer fencing, laser-leveled field, 5 frost free hydrant and underground power to fields, pump/well house. Organic gardens are developed and ready to plant on Lot 1 (600 Riverbend) and Lot 2 (604 Riverbend), and can easily be converted to equestrian uses. Each site has the tremendous benefit of city water and sewer, and Atmos energy natural gas are close by if desired, in addition to a domestic well already in place. When Will Rogers famously said, 'Buy Land. They aren't making any more of the stuff, he was stating the obvious about the scarcity of the great lands in the West. There is rare, and then there is riverfront land adjacent to Durango, Colorado. This offering is place replete with inspiration and a historic legacy of natural preservation of the Durango lifestyle for its most silent and majestic residents, with its preserved migration corridors, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place your home on the doorstep of the site where Durango meets its most majestic open lands.