Located in the midst of the most sought after river valley in Durango, this property is perched on an incredible scenic overlook, enjoying iconic views of the surrounding mountains, stunning red cliffs, and the Animas River below. The current owner built this as a guest home and it is move-in ready while you design and build your dream home on the lot's prime main building site just up the rough cut driveway behind and above the existing structure, with placement that captures even more of the extraordinary views. This guest home is all one-level, and offers a spacious master suite with walk in closet and full bath with separate tub and shower. The attached oversized garage and workshop can accommodate an RV, making this even more of your basecamp to adventure. The large deck is the perfect place to enjoy the full spectrum of views from sunrise to sunset. Other features of the property include energy efficient Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) heat, low maintenance exterior, central water, and fruit tree orchard with peach, apple, and cherry trees. This is a small and private subdivision with gated access and paved road, just a short distance to the nearest golf club, hiking trails, river access, and one of the area's finest grocery stores. Only 7 miles from downtown Durango, and only a short distance to Purgatory ski resort, this very private Red Ridge Ranch is in the epicenter of the finest Durango lifestyle. There is no better location for full time residence or second home.