For fly-fishing enthusiasts looking for a moderately priced fly-fishing ranch for sale, there is no better value in northern Colorado than the Three Creek Ranch. Located just 45 minutes north of Winter Park, the ranch boasts over 1.25 miles of private fishing – 1 mile on Willow Creek, ¼ mile on Pass Creek, and several hundred feet of a smaller, unnamed tributary. It is rare to find a ranch with this amount of private water offered for less than $1 million, so at its current price of $595,000, (recently reduced by $100,000), this ranch is truly a unique opportunity.
So there’s obviously a lot of water on this ranch, but how’s the fishing? Freestone Outfitters, one of Colorado’s leading Orvis-Endorsed fly-fishing guide services, calls it is “the ultimate property for the dry fly enthusiast.” Freestone Outfitters has been so impressed with the fly-fishing on Willow Creek, that they have entered into a lease agreement with the owners and will be using the ranch as one of their Exclusive Properties for the upcoming season. All of Freestone’s Exclusive Properties “follow a strict regimen of management, maintenance and monitoring to ensure that the resource will not be compromised for future fly-fishers.” Not only does Freestone’s presence on the ranch speak volumes about the quality of the fishing, but it also ensures that the ranch’s fishery is being managed both responsibly and sustainably.
Be sure the check out Freestone’s description of the ranch (they refer to it as the “WCR Ranch”), as well as some of the additional adventures they offer, such as modern furnished and hosted teepee camping on the ranch. With this winter’s deep snowpack, the upcoming fishing season is shaping up to be excellent, and Three Creek Ranch is an ideal location to enjoy private, secluded, and productive dry fly-fishing.